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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2013
As she sorted through tables Sunday at the Friends of Legal Services book sale, Linda Webb-Jenkins carried in her pocket a list of the titles filling her shelves at home. That list was about to get much longer. Webb-Jenkins filled at least four shopping bags with selections from the sale held at Wilson College. Each bag cost her $5. “Some of these books are $30 apiece,” she said of the retail cost. Volunteers hauled in 1,000 boxes of about 50 books each for the 29th annual Friends of Legal Services book sale.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | January 28, 2012
It was a sale to please the masses. Sports fans. Historians. Soccer moms. Vintage home decor divas. Down-home dudes with a hearty appetite. All of the above and more found something of appeal Saturday at the Fort Ritchie Community Center Indoor Yard Sale in Cascade. Nearly 40 vendors packed the gymnasium and the game room of the bright, modern facility on Lake Royer. Bev Coyle, public relations manager for the nonprofit center, said it hosts yard sales five times a year - two in the summer, and one each in November, January and March - to generate income for programs.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 26, 2012
Hearty post-holiday bargain hunters headed out to the Valley Mall in fair numbers on Wednesday despite the snow and icy conditions that left roads a slippery mess. The day after Christmas might be the new Black Friday for shoppers, but this one posed a challenge to those determined to hit the stores. “The weather outside is frightful, but once you're inside it's delightful,” said Julie Rohm, the mall's general manager. The mall's hours were unchanged Wednesday despite the weather, but whether any sales would be extended would be a decision of the retailers, many of which are national chains, such as Sears, American Eagle and Bon-Ton, she said.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | July 10, 2009
GREENCASTLE, PA. -- Crammed with 80 vendors and hundreds of shoppers, downtown Greencastle traded construction for commodities Friday during its 42nd annual Sidewalk Days. The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce kicked off the two-day event with early bird hours at its open-air street sale. As early as 8:30 a.m. shoppers were browsing deals and tasting the fare. "There is something for everyone," said Jim Statler of Chambersburg, Pa. Baltimore and Carlisle streets were "busy, busy, busy" with shoppers hoping to find something special after they savored one of the many food options, said Bonnie Wetzel of Greencastle.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | August 8, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Donna Smith never planned to own a bird. She inherited Petey from her uncle and isn't even sure what kind of bird he is. "He talks. He's something like a parrot, I guess," Smith said. Petey has been getting along just fine in a modest little cage, and Smith had no intentions of buying him a new house. But when she stumbled upon a veritable bird mansion at an irresistible price, she was sold. "I only paid 30 bucks," Smith said. "At a store, I would have paid almost $300.
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By DON AINES | December 27, 2005
TRI-STATE chambersburg@herald-mail.com charlestown@herald-mail.com Bargain hunters on the trail of deep discounts stalked the concourses and aisles of malls, shopping centers and big-box retailers Monday, giving a boost to the bottom lines of area businesses holding sales the day after Christmas. "We've made Chambersburg green," said the appropriately-named Shirley Noel of Lanham, Md., who was with a posse of 10 shoppers at Chambersburg Mall, including relatives Bonnie Diehl, Martha Minor and Nancy Garman of Shippensburg, Pa. "We just brought our Christmas money and said, 'Bargains, here we come,'" said sister Nicki Noel, also of Lanham.
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By HEATHER KEELS | December 27, 2007
HALFWAY - The sales were on, the gift cards were loaded and the unwanted presents were just begging to be exchanged. It seemed like the formula for the perfect day of shopping at Valley Mall - until you saw the lines. "It's chaos," said Ashley Woods, 11, of Mercersburg, Pa., who had gone with her mother Wednesday to spend a $30 gift card on long-sleeved tops and "cute stuff" at Aeropostale, which was having a 50-percent-off sale. It seemed they weren't the only ones with that idea.
NEWS
August 10, 2009
Woodstock 1969: Mud, music and merriment Hagerstown Hotel & Convention Center avoids foreclosure Washington County trying to fill 17 personnel posts Elvis' drummer brings King's beat to Hagerstown Bargain hunters browse bounty of Community Yard Sale
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September 14, 2007
Some Americans celebrate their independence with fireworks. Others throw some hot dogs and burgers on the grill and gather friends and family for an afternoon picnic. But just north of Hagerstown's city limits, thousands descend on the neighborhoods surrounding Paradise Church Road to celebrate that staple of the American free enterprise system - the yard sale. A North Hagerstown tradition for nearly 30 years, the Mile-Long Plus Yard Sale stretches well beyond a mile and draws bargain hunters from well beyond Hagerstown.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | November 23, 2006
TRI-STATE - For Black Friday shoppers, it's all about the "experience. " Like the experience Kim Brown, 37, and her aunt, Bonnie Forsyth, 58, once shared outside Bon-Ton at 5:30 a.m. They were waiting for an early-bird sale upon the store's 6 a.m. opening - only to remember a half-hour later that the item they wanted was at Hecht's, not Bon-Ton. "I don't even remember what it was we were there to get," said Forsyth, of Clear Spring. "All I know is we waited outside all that time and we were at the wrong store.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2013
As she sorted through tables Sunday at the Friends of Legal Services book sale, Linda Webb-Jenkins carried in her pocket a list of the titles filling her shelves at home. That list was about to get much longer. Webb-Jenkins filled at least four shopping bags with selections from the sale held at Wilson College. Each bag cost her $5. “Some of these books are $30 apiece,” she said of the retail cost. Volunteers hauled in 1,000 boxes of about 50 books each for the 29th annual Friends of Legal Services book sale.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 26, 2012
Hearty post-holiday bargain hunters headed out to the Valley Mall in fair numbers on Wednesday despite the snow and icy conditions that left roads a slippery mess. The day after Christmas might be the new Black Friday for shoppers, but this one posed a challenge to those determined to hit the stores. “The weather outside is frightful, but once you're inside it's delightful,” said Julie Rohm, the mall's general manager. The mall's hours were unchanged Wednesday despite the weather, but whether any sales would be extended would be a decision of the retailers, many of which are national chains, such as Sears, American Eagle and Bon-Ton, she said.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | January 28, 2012
It was a sale to please the masses. Sports fans. Historians. Soccer moms. Vintage home decor divas. Down-home dudes with a hearty appetite. All of the above and more found something of appeal Saturday at the Fort Ritchie Community Center Indoor Yard Sale in Cascade. Nearly 40 vendors packed the gymnasium and the game room of the bright, modern facility on Lake Royer. Bev Coyle, public relations manager for the nonprofit center, said it hosts yard sales five times a year - two in the summer, and one each in November, January and March - to generate income for programs.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2011
Every year, the Blue Ridge Summit Free Library ice cream social and book sale draws a crowd of bargain hunters, and Saturday was no different. Amy Presnell, a library board member who is in charge of organizing the book sale that is one of the library's two yearly fundraisers, said people began lining up to check out the thousands of donated books by around 8 a.m. "They're really anxious to get started," Presnell said, adding that a horn is...
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By DAN DEARTH | July 6, 2010
Being the father of seven children with an eighth on the way, Williamsport resident Tony Mayo looks for every bargain he can get. So it wasn't a surprise that Mayo and his wife, Dawn, started shopping just before 5:30 a.m. Monday at the Mile-Long Plus Yard Sale north of Hagerstown. "Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming, but there's something for everyone," Mayo said of the hundreds of tables that were filled with salable items. "It's a lot cheaper than stores. I'll buy toys now and hide them 'til Christmas.
NEWS
August 10, 2009
Woodstock 1969: Mud, music and merriment Hagerstown Hotel & Convention Center avoids foreclosure Washington County trying to fill 17 personnel posts Elvis' drummer brings King's beat to Hagerstown Bargain hunters browse bounty of Community Yard Sale
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | August 8, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Donna Smith never planned to own a bird. She inherited Petey from her uncle and isn't even sure what kind of bird he is. "He talks. He's something like a parrot, I guess," Smith said. Petey has been getting along just fine in a modest little cage, and Smith had no intentions of buying him a new house. But when she stumbled upon a veritable bird mansion at an irresistible price, she was sold. "I only paid 30 bucks," Smith said. "At a store, I would have paid almost $300.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | July 10, 2009
GREENCASTLE, PA. -- Crammed with 80 vendors and hundreds of shoppers, downtown Greencastle traded construction for commodities Friday during its 42nd annual Sidewalk Days. The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce kicked off the two-day event with early bird hours at its open-air street sale. As early as 8:30 a.m. shoppers were browsing deals and tasting the fare. "There is something for everyone," said Jim Statler of Chambersburg, Pa. Baltimore and Carlisle streets were "busy, busy, busy" with shoppers hoping to find something special after they savored one of the many food options, said Bonnie Wetzel of Greencastle.
NEWS
By DON AINES | May 2, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A few thousand bargain hunting bibliophiles will be roaming through 60,000 books beginning today at the 24th annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale at Wilson College. On Thursday, volunteers unloaded 1,367 boxes of boxes into Laird Hall where they will be up for sale at low prices beginning at 9 this morning. "What's really cool is coming in here at 9 o'clock this morning and the tables are empty after a while, you turn around and see this," said volunteer Don Marritz.
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