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By JULIE E. GREENE | October 18, 2007
MYERSVILLE, Md. - A bluegrass competition at a trolley festival? Traditionally, the Myersville Trolley Festival has tried to offer entertainment and items for sale from the H-F (Hagerstown-Frederick) Railway era, and bluegrass fits into that, organizer Don Easterday said. Organizers also are hoping to boost attendance for the event. Now in its 14th year, the trolley festival has attracted 3,000 to 4,000 people in recent years, but attendance has been as high as 9,000 people, said organizers Don and Wanda Easterday.
NEWS
July 6, 2012
City Park , Hagerstown, Guilford Station will present gospel bluegrass music at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 11.
NEWS
May 14, 2002
The National Pike Days Festival will be celebrated in Funkstown on Saturday. The wagon train is slated to arrive at about 4:15 p.m. John Joppey's Smokin' Barbeque will sell food and drinks, and live bluegrass music will entertain crowds from 4 to 9 p.m. The wagon train will depart the park at 10 a.m. Sunday following a pancake breakfast. All are welcome to attend.
NEWS
July 17, 2004
Smithsburg Pride Days Pride Days will be held throughout Smithsburg from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Maple Avenue and Railroad Lane will be closed to traffic while craft and food vendors offer their wares. Attractions include: Saturday 9 a.m., Cal Ripken League Tournament, Bradbury Avenue 9 a.m., parade formation, Mapleville Road 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Flights End Raptor Center exhibit, Maple Avenue. 11 a.m., parade, Fil Tec grounds off Mapleville Road to tennis courts off Bradbury Avenue Noon to 1 p.m., live bluegrass music, Railroad Lane 1 to 2 p.m., live variety music, Maple Avenue 2 to 3 p.m., live bluegrass music, Railroad Lane 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., street dance with Matchbox Music Productions, Railroad Lane Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Civil War living history encampment, North Main Street Noon to 5 p.m., chain saw carver exhibit and demonstration, Maple Avenue 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., live classic variety music, Railroad Lane 1 to 4 p.m., model railroad display, Trinity Lutheran Church 1 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Department K-9 demonstration, St. Anne's Episcopal Church grounds 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., live classic variety music, Railroad Lane 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., live bluegrass music, Maple Avenue Rail Days Rail Days will feature model train vendors and displays, Civil War re-enactors, children's activities, arts and crafts, food...
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 14, 2012
The sounds of canned and boxed food being sorted mixed with gospel and bluegrass music Sunday during the third annual Fill the Food Banks concert. Held at Red Run Park, concert attendees were asked to bring nonperishable food items to donate to Waynesboro (Pa.) Community and Human Services and the food pantry at Five Forks Church. Admission was free for the concert featuring Friends Creek Pickers and Old Tyme Gospel. Kelly Fogle's husband, Larry Jr., plays the mandolin for Friends Creek Pickers.
NEWS
September 7, 2012
Pickin' in the Panhandle Pickin' in the Panhandle features a variety of musical performers and two barbecue competitions. Today and Sunday. Lazy A Campground, 317 Kathy's Lane, Hedgesville, W.Va. $25, one-day pass; $60, weekend pass; free for ages 12 and younger. Go to www.panhandlepickin.com. Pennsylvania German Festival Activities for all ages, a five-kilometer run and walk, tractor-pulled hayrides, petting zoo, craft demonstrations and food. Today, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Renfrew Museum and Park, 1010 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-762-4723 or go to www.renfrewmuseum.org.
NEWS
July 2, 2010
Meetings Mack Golden Bulldogs WILLIAMSPORT -- Tuesday, July 6, 8:30 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. meeting. Improved Order of Red Men Conococheague Tribe 84, 16129 Lappans Road. All Mack Truck, Inc. and Volvo Powertrain retirees welcome. Call LaRue Hughes at 301-790-3268. Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 1936 Saturday, July 3, 1 to 4 p.m. VFW Post 1936, 70 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. Indoor picnic with fried chicken and more. Cost is $5. Call Ginny Bussard at 301-733-4372.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | June 27, 2009
FAIRPLAY -- When Gordy McCann walked into a coffeehouse in New York City 10 years ago, he couldn't believe his ears. Musicians were playing banjos at fiber-optic speeds. This can't be bluegrass, the Virginia-born McCann thought. After all, this is Manhattan. He soon learned bluegrass music is everywhere. Saturday, it filled the air in Fairplay. McCann was among several hundred people who set up their folding chairs to enjoy a day of picking and strumming at the first Bluegrass and Country Festival.
NEWS
by KIM HATFIELD | October 16, 2003
Watching a pumpkin sail through the air before smashing into the ground is just one of the activities planned during the 10th annual Renfrew Pumpkin Festival held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Renfrew Institute for Cultural and Environemntal Studies at 1010 E. Main St. in Waynesboro, Pa. Andrea Struble, director of public relations for Renfrew Museum and Park, says the event is planned to raise money for the Renfrew Institute and...
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By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | September 1, 2013
Kellie Pickler is living her dream. The country music singer has been “livin' on the road,” she said, since 2006, when she was a popular contestant on “American Idol.” She was in Virginia recently, getting ready to perform at an oudoor show, she said during a telephone interview.  “I can't remember a time in my life when I didn't love singing,” Pickler said. “I loved Dolly Parton and I just wanted to grow up and do what she does. I love Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline.
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NEWS
August 30, 2013
Hagerstown Corn Maze Three mazes to choose from. Guests may complete one, two or three mazes for one price. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; noon to 6 p.m. Monday. Regular maze hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays; noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, in September and October; other days by appointment. Celebration Farm, 17638 Garden View Road, Hagerstown. $6; $3, ages 5 to 12; free for children 4 and younger. Wagon rental, $5. Proceeds go to local faith-based nonprofit organizations.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2013
 Dest-ination Arts! is an arts festival opening Friday, July 19 through Sunday, July 21, in downtown Waynesboro. Vacant buildings have been converted into art galleries, and an additional eight to 10 storefront displays will also exhibit art. Music and other performing arts, children's activities, art demonstrations and other special events are planned for each day.  All activities are open to the public and free unless noted. Opening weekend concerts include:   Friday, July 19 • The Ken Jankura Quartet will play jazz.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | December 1, 2012
Brittany Clopper stood in front of her childhood home in Smithsburg watching Santa parade by on an antique fire engine. The 24-year-old, who now lives in Cascade with her husband, Ben, held her daughter, Remie, 2, in her arms. “She wanted to see Santa,” Clopper said. Clopper remembers watching parades pass her house as a girl and said it was nice to share the tradition with her own child. “We still know a lot of people in the parade,” she said. “It's a small-town thing.” The parade featuring Old St. Nick was one part of the Smithsburg Hometown Christmas celebration Friday and Saturday at various locations throughout the town.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 14, 2012
The sounds of canned and boxed food being sorted mixed with gospel and bluegrass music Sunday during the third annual Fill the Food Banks concert. Held at Red Run Park, concert attendees were asked to bring nonperishable food items to donate to Waynesboro (Pa.) Community and Human Services and the food pantry at Five Forks Church. Admission was free for the concert featuring Friends Creek Pickers and Old Tyme Gospel. Kelly Fogle's husband, Larry Jr., plays the mandolin for Friends Creek Pickers.
NEWS
July 13, 2012
By His Grace Ministries , Clear Spring, will hold a hymn sing at 7 p.m. today. City Park , Hagerstown, Country Christians will present gospel bluegrass music at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. Greenbrier Baptist Church , Boonsboro, will hold a service of music with Dennis Benton at 11 a.m. Sunday. Following the service, there will be a free lunch. Call 301-797-3475.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2012
The Top Five Wine and arts festival Live music, West Virginia wines and artists from the region. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 27. The Arts Centre, 300 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Tickets cost $10 to $20; free for ages 12 and younger. Sacred geometry Caroline Orner will display and talk about her artwork, an interpretation of geometry and the striucture of the universe. 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at InnerBeyouty: The Magical, Mystical Shoppe, 57 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.
OBITUARIES
May 24, 2012
Charles Michael “Chuck” DeBow, 26, of 501 Elm Crest Ave., Boonsboro, Md., passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Born Friday, Jan. 3, 1986, in Bethesda, Md., he was the son of Charles James DeBow of Vienna, Va., and Brenda Sue (Locke) Howell of Boonsboro. He graduated from Boonsboro High School in 2004 and was employed at A.E. Sweeney Masonry. He enjoyed many activities including Little League umpiring, World War II reenacting, drawing and creating cartoons, billiards, target and skeet shooting, Xbox, bluegrass music and anything that involved kids.
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