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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | May 27, 2012
Neighborhood group to talk about block party Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point will host its fourth annual block party in June. A planning meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Congregation B'Nai Abraham on East Baltimore Street. All are welcome to attend to share ideas to make the block party a successful community event. For more information, call Lynda at 301-992-6943. Hagerstown Lions Club news There will be no regular meeting at the Legion on Tuesday.
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September 9, 2011
Residents along Waldron Place will host a neighborhood block party today from 2 to 8 p.m. The street will be closed during the event, but emergency vehicles will be able to access the road. Road-closing signs will be placed at the corner of Waldron Place and Lauran Road, and on Waldron Place about 75 feet from Orchard Terrace Road.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2011
With a nod of the head and a shrug of the shoulders as his grandmother held him Sunday, Chase Rubeck indicated he likes cars but wasn’t so sure about motorcycles. Celebrating his 5th birthday Monday, Chase had a different kind of party Sunday when he was the benefactor of Cumberland Valley Transmissions’ third annual spring benefit block party and car, truck and motorcycle show. Chase has lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin’s disease, according to an event flier. The disease is a cancer of the lymphatic system.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 19, 2012
The Seventh-day Adventist Church on Robinwood Drive hosted a block party Sunday, where the community could see what the church has to offer, and that it's a safe and fun place to go, said Senior Pastor Chris Holland. Inviting the public to the block party, which marked its fifth year Sunday, has allowed people to become aware of regular events at the church, like an annual concert series that features performances ranging from choirs to classical music, Holland said. Dozens of people flowed onto the grounds of the church at 11507 Robinwood Drive as the 4 p.m. party got under way. The event offered activities for children, including face painting and an inflatable obstacle course, while adults could take advantage of offerings like hand massages.
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June 9, 2009
A block party will be held Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of First Baptist Church next to Western Enterprise Fire Co. in Hagerstown's West End. The event will feature food, games, a moon bounce and other activities. A vacation Bible school will be held at the church June 15 to 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The church is at Washington and High streets in Hagerstown.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | August 20, 2011
Jonathan Disla is a little nervous about heading back to school this week. Besides the typical end of summer jitters, he's heading into a transitional time - his first year of middle school. But thanks to a coalition of churches in Hagerstown's West End, one thing Jonathan doesn't need to worry about is school supplies. Jonathan, 11, of Hagerstown, went to the Back-to-School Block Party on Saturday behind Washington Square United Methodist Church, where he received all of the binders, folders, paper, pens and pencils he could need.
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June 9, 2009
A block party will be held Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of First Baptist Church next to Western Enterprise Fire Co. in Hagerstown's West End. The event will feature food, games, a moon bounce and other activities. A vacation Bible school will be held at the church June 15 to 19, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The church is at Washington and High streets in Hagerstown.
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August 15, 1999
HANCOCK - Hancock is having a block party on Saturday thanks to Hancock Baptist Church. The Southern Baptist church at 180 W. Main St., is throwing the party with free food and entertainment to thank the community, said Larry Weaver, chairman of the deacons. The block party will be held from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the parking lot between Sheetz and the church, Weaver said. "The town's been good to us, so we decided to do this to thank the town of Hancock," Weaver said.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | August 19, 1998
Thursday's block party in the Westview housing complex will offer games for kids and information for adults. Most of all, according to the organizer, it will provide a sense of community for a neighborhood that has been plagued by drugs and violent crime in recent years. "I've heard of these things happening, but I've never dealt with one," said Joy Gilbert, who moved into the neighborhood last December. The party, which run from 6 p.m. to about 8:30 p.m. on Ross Street between Lanvale Street and Main Avenue.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | August 10, 2013
Next week, area children will be gathering in classrooms and settling in for another school year. In preparation for the Aug. 21 start, many area families gathered Saturday at the West End Back to School Block Party in the parking lot behind Washington Square United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, where they received a free hot-dog meal, entertainment and school supplies. West End Ministerium sponsored the event with support from other area organizations. Kendra Guessford, 30, of Hagerstown, took her five children - ages 4 to 10 - to the event.
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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | June 2, 2013
Tuesday - Massey Roe scholarship presentation Diabetes support group The group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the first-floor community room at Potomac Towers. Neighborhood meeting and tree planting Elizabethtown East activities include: Tuesday - 7 p.m. meeting held at Bulls & Bears, 38 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown Saturday - Tree planting; trees will be delivered to 119  E. Antietam St., downtown Hagerstown. The planting is intended to beautify Elizabethtown East.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 31, 2013
Bone-chilling cold returned to the area just in time for the first day of IceFest in downtown Chambersburg on Thursday night. Following a brief ribbon cutting ceremony on the square, IceFest kicked off its four-day winter festival with live ice sculpture carving. “This is just a wonderful event. It is a real jewel in the crown of the county as far as tourism ... it's really gratifying that it's become one of the main events of the year and that it brings so many folks to the county and offers so much to the residents of the county,” David S. Keller, chairman of the Franklin County Commissioners said following the ribbon cutting ceremony.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 19, 2012
The Seventh-day Adventist Church on Robinwood Drive hosted a block party Sunday, where the community could see what the church has to offer, and that it's a safe and fun place to go, said Senior Pastor Chris Holland. Inviting the public to the block party, which marked its fifth year Sunday, has allowed people to become aware of regular events at the church, like an annual concert series that features performances ranging from choirs to classical music, Holland said. Dozens of people flowed onto the grounds of the church at 11507 Robinwood Drive as the 4 p.m. party got under way. The event offered activities for children, including face painting and an inflatable obstacle course, while adults could take advantage of offerings like hand massages.
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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | June 11, 2012
LuHowl fundraiser to be held Saturday LuHowl, the annual Hawaiian-themed fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County, will be Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the home of Don and Jone Bowman in Williamsport.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the animal shelter's dog spay and neuter programs. Sponsors include Hagerstown Honda and Kia, Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, RBC Wealth Management, Sir Angus and Eleanor Lakin, Valley Pet Cemetery, AFLAC and Younger Toyota.  The evening will feature dinner by Bulls & Bears catering and entertainment by jazz vocalist Kerensa Gray.
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June 1, 2012
Emmanuel Trinity Lutheran Church , Adamstown, Md., vacation Bible school on the theme “Sky Bible Camp,” 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Monday, June 18, through Friday, June 22. Worship and closing program with a picnic 10 a.m. Sunday, June 24. $5 per child; $10 for family of two or more. Registration deadline, Monday, June 4. Call 301-663-6238, email alma.aaron@juno.com or go to www.emmanueltrinity.org . Shiloh United Methodist Church , vacation Bible school kickoff/block party with outdoor barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 10. Vacation Bible school 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 11, through Thursday, June 14. Open to ages 13 and younger.
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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | May 27, 2012
Neighborhood group to talk about block party Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point will host its fourth annual block party in June. A planning meeting will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Congregation B'Nai Abraham on East Baltimore Street. All are welcome to attend to share ideas to make the block party a successful community event. For more information, call Lynda at 301-992-6943. Hagerstown Lions Club news There will be no regular meeting at the Legion on Tuesday.
NEWS
September 9, 2011
Residents along Waldron Place will host a neighborhood block party today from 2 to 8 p.m. The street will be closed during the event, but emergency vehicles will be able to access the road. Road-closing signs will be placed at the corner of Waldron Place and Lauran Road, and on Waldron Place about 75 feet from Orchard Terrace Road.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | August 20, 2011
Jonathan Disla is a little nervous about heading back to school this week. Besides the typical end of summer jitters, he's heading into a transitional time - his first year of middle school. But thanks to a coalition of churches in Hagerstown's West End, one thing Jonathan doesn't need to worry about is school supplies. Jonathan, 11, of Hagerstown, went to the Back-to-School Block Party on Saturday behind Washington Square United Methodist Church, where he received all of the binders, folders, paper, pens and pencils he could need.
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June 9, 2011
Shiloh United Methodist Church will hold a Vacation Bible School titled "Shake it Up" from June 13 to 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. A kickoff/block party will be held Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. Children ages 1 to 13 are invited. The church is at 19731 Shiloh Church Road in Hagerstown.
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