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by Lisa Tedrick Prejean | January 14, 2005
It seems we're always celebrating some child's birthday, be it in our family, at church or at school. My children love the gift-buying process. I tell them to select something they would like and to imagine how much fun their friends will have playing with it. The day of the party, they wake up asking how much longer it will be until we can go. The excitement continues to build as we arrive at the festivities. The children go off together, and the adults mingle. A child's birthday party seems to bring out the best of that creativity gene all parents suddenly develop when they are first handed a bundle of joy. Some parents opt for at-home parties, others choose child-friendly restaurants, play places designed expressly for this purpose, or other activity-based businesses.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | September 23, 2007
FUNKSTOWN - J.C. Lehman, 6, of Hagerstown, flipped through family photos with his mother, Donna. There was one of J.C. at his first birthday party, one of his first visit to Greenbrier State Park, and another of J.C. at his cousin's birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. But the one that struck him was the one where he was eating broccoli and cauliflower. "I ATE that?" he said. The mother and son attended a Crop to Cure Muscular Dystrophy Saturday at Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Two years ago, J.C. was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.
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By Gregory T. Simmons and Tara Reilly | May 31, 2003
WAYNESBORO, Pa., - An 8-year-old Waynesboro girl attending a birthday party at a pool Friday evening in Waynesboro was taken to Waynesboro Hospital after she began choking under water, Waynesboro police said. The girl's condition was not known Friday night, said Waynesboro Police Officer C. Shoap. He declined to provide the girl's name. Employees at the YMCA at 810 E. Main St. said officials were called about 6:15 p.m. because the girl appeared to be drowning. Shoap said a lifeguard found the girl at the bottom of a pool and pulled her out. He said when paramedics arrived she was breathing but still coughing up water.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | July 2, 2010
BOONSBORO -- With patriotic music in the air and hot dogs on the grill, it was time to have a birthday party for America on Friday. Hundreds of people spread out across Boonsboro's Shafer Memorial Park for the town's annual Independence Day Celebration. Dozens of blankets and lawn chairs covered the field, as spectators scoped out prime spots for the after-dusk fireworks show. Before the sun set, there was plenty of time for relaxing, socializing and even napping while people waited.
NEWS
September 26, 2011
When asked, most 7-year-old boys would probably identify a long list of items they would like to receive as birthday presents. That list might include video games, Matchbox cars, LEGOs or professional sports apparel.   Connor Rohm of Greencastle, Pa., put together a very different list for his birthday. Instead of gifts, he asked his friends to make donations to one of his favorite places, the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County. “It was his idea, so instead of making a wish list of birthday presents, we asked his friends and their families to make donations to the Boys & Girls Club,” said Julie Rohm, Connor's mother and a volunteer at the club.
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September 23, 2011
By ANNE CHOVEY Special to The Herald-Mail The website for Fratelli Italian Pizzeria & Grill states, "Fratelli Restaurant is here to serve good food in a family atmosphere. " That sounded like a good invitation to me, so my friend Pap Ricka and I stopped in for dinner. Fratelli's has a cheerful exterior in one of the units in the South Pointe Shopping Center, on Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown. To the left of the front door is an outdoor eating area with tables and chairs under umbrellas.
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by ANDY MASON | January 13, 2005
andrewm@herald-mail.com As a Washington Redskins fan, I was quite pleased to learn that 'Skins rookie safety Sean Taylor was cleared of drunken driving charges last week. But even if I weren't a fan, fair still is only fair. That's why Fairfax County General District Judge Mitchell Mutnick tossed out the charge after viewing a tape that showed Taylor performing numerous sobriety tests after being stopped by police. "I don't believe the evidence was sufficient," Mutnick was quoted as saying by The Associated Press.
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by DARCY SHULL | May 29, 2007
Picture yourself with your favorite band playing at your birthday party. Now imagine that all you had to do was message them on their MySpace page, and they would come to your house to play for you, just because you said that their music was inspiring. Wouldn't that be awesome? That's what happened to one fan of Shiny Toy Guns. According to a news story I heard, a girl said that she sent a message to the new band via MySpace, and the next day, they traveled across the country to play on her front porch at a party she was having.
NEWS
May 3, 1999
Unless it's a birthday party, don't surprise your boss, especially if he or she is an elected official. It's a lesson we've seen government staffers learn repeatedly, and the latest to get educated in that way was Karen Luther, Washington County's purchasing agent. During the commissioners' April 20 meeting, Luther got them to approve a $2.8 million contract to bring their payroll and other computer systems into Year 2000 compliance. Though the package was reviewed by a staff committee and a consultant, Commissioner John Schnebly voted against it, saying he wanted cost estimates from the six other proposals.
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Lesley Mason | Kids Ink | April 14, 2011
Remington, the Washington County Free Library's pet gold fish, will be celebrating his sixth birthday at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the North Pointe location. The library will host a special birthday storytime in honor of our beloved mascot. And Remington has asked that guests attending his birthday party bring an item to donate to the animals at the Humane Society of Washington County.  Items that are greatly needed at the shelter include Purina Cat Chow, Purina Kitten Chow, non-clumping cat litter, Kongs of all sizes, towels, wash cloths, liquid laundry detergent, bleach and dish detergent.
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