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By JENNIFER FITCH | August 18, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- John Poniske considers his hobby to be not just fun and games, but a teaching tool. Poniske started creating his own board games 12 years ago and filled them with strategy and history. Three -- "Hearts and Minds," "Leaping Lemmings" and "King Philip's War" -- have now been published. The people who choose to play historical simulation games often use them as a starting point for further research, Poniske said. "Finding out the minutiae of an event is a joy," he said.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | September 12, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com Countless families have passed Go!, sunk battleships, checked kings, earned pie wedges, yelled "Sorry," slid down chutes and spelled words with lettered tiles since board games became leisure time standards more than a century ago. And in our increasingly high-tech society, playing low-tech board games remains a family pastime that can be both entertaining and educational. "Game playing in the U.S. is a very social event" in which luck often plays a big role in game outcomes, says Bruce Whitehill, author of "Games: American Games and Their Makers, 1822-1992.
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by LYDIA HADFIELD | September 12, 2006
BRUNSWICK, Md. - During a rainy day at the beach or a dull evening at home, have you ever joined your family in a rousing round of Monkeys on the Moon or Bloody Mary: Further Intrigue in the Tudor Court? I'd guess not. It's more likely that Clue or Trivial Pursuit are the board games collecting dust on your shelves. If you're tired of Trouble, unmoved by Monopoly and no longer scintillated by Scrabble, there are choices beyond the aisles of your local superstore. Game day at Beans in the Belfry, a coffee shop in Brunswick, Md., is a portal to a world of novelty board games.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | January 30, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, PA. - John Poniske has left the closet. A man obsessed with board games, Poniske, 49, of 150 E. Second St., said his favorite place when he was growing up "was the game closet. " Poniske plays, collects and designs board games. Two of his latest designs - "Peculiar Conflict," with its theme based on the political treatment of the Civil War, and "Vietnam-America's Second Civil War," about the contentions the war caused back home - are being put into production by two American game manufacturers.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 8, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Tell Tinkerbell that after going to the "second star to the right and straight on to morning," she also should take a right off Md. 60. Neverland now is in Waynesboro. Painted brass street lamps with white globes are scattered around Neverland Games, which has an exposed brick wall and painted tin ceiling 14 feet above the hardwood floors. Renovations at 4 E. Main St. were designed to be reminiscent of London in the era of Peter Pan. "If I had gone to any other town, I don't think I could've found a place that looks like this.
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May 14, 2001
She listens When I hear the word "mother," I think of a woman who is understanding and willing to listen to her child's needs, no matter what the situation looks like. A woman who would give anything just to make her children happy. I think of a woman who strives to satisfy the needs of her family at any cost. She cleans house, does the laundry, cooks meals, washes dishes, drives the kids to and from school each day, and somehow through all these things, she still finds the time to sit back and relax and watch a movie, or play board games with the people she loves most.
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By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435 | November 19, 2009
Thanksgiving Eve service scheduled On Wednesday, St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 443 W. Franklin St., will host a combined West End Churches Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. The service will feature pastors from each church and a combined choir. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. Potomac Center The Potomac Center, a state residential facility for adults with intellectual disabilities, is in need of volunteers for setting up for activities, decorating for holidays, cooking with and for residents, reading, singing, playing board games, helping with crafts, assisting with data entry, landscaping, raking leaves and contributing to the Volunteer Association.
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August 20, 2008
Greencastle 717-597-2020 Tap dance with Kasey Schaub - Monday, 10 to 11 a.m. Pinochle - Monday, 1 p.m. Trim and tone seniorettes - Monday and Thursday, 2 p.m. Line dancing with Linda Henry - Tuesday, 10 a.m. Oil painting with Rebecca Mongtomery - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Card club - Tuesday, 12:45 p.m. Board games - Wednesday, 10 a.m. Reading food labels with Peg Bryant, R.N. -...
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | May 27, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Local youths may compete in sack races, learn to weave and make their own board games Sunday at Renfrew Park. The 16th annual Youth Festival at Waynesboro's Renfrew Park will take place Sunday from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Free hands-on activities for all ages abound, said Nora Slick, an instructor at Renfrew. In the "Plant a Garden in a Cup" workshop, children will learn about native plant species. They may play old-fashioned games in another workshop, and learn to make board games, with all materials provided.
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By JANET HEIM | February 11, 2009
CLEAR SPRING -- Not all teens embrace the idea of soul-bearing cards and red roses on Valentine's Day. For those who aren't dating, don't have a close circle of friends or just don't like the idea of the romantic holiday, Angie Garcia is offering an alternative. As branch manager at the Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Branch Library in Clear Spring, Garcia has organized an UnValentine's Hang from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. She said it is open to all Washington County teens who register in advance and is geared to eighth- to 12th-graders.
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Lisa Prejean | November 15, 2012
It is hard to believe that next Thursday is Thanksgiving. The holiday season is upon us once again. Sometimes life flies by so quickly that it becomes easy to lose focus of what is truly important. The things that mean the most to us aren't really things at all. Relationships, conversations, experiences and memories matter the most, but are those the areas where we spend and invest most of our time and energy? Probably not. The holidays are a great time to regroup, relax and realize what we need to do to make our priorities evident.
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Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | August 1, 2012
American Legion to hold steak feed The Clear Spring American Legion is holding a steak feed on Aug. 10 at the American Legion picnic grounds. The doors open at 6 p.m.  Food will be served until it is sold out. Tickets cost $15 per person. Proceeds benefit veterans and local youth programs. Advance tickets are available at the Clear Spring American Legion bar. There are a limited number of tickets, so buy early. Reading club celebration set for Aug. 8 at library The Clear Spring Library will hold an end-of-summer reading club celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 3:30 p.m. Join your friends at the party and celebrate your participation in the summer reading club.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | August 18, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- John Poniske considers his hobby to be not just fun and games, but a teaching tool. Poniske started creating his own board games 12 years ago and filled them with strategy and history. Three -- "Hearts and Minds," "Leaping Lemmings" and "King Philip's War" -- have now been published. The people who choose to play historical simulation games often use them as a starting point for further research, Poniske said. "Finding out the minutiae of an event is a joy," he said.
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June 19, 2010
Events and activities at senior citizens centers in Washington County, Md., and Franklin County, Pa. Maryland Clear Spring 12323 Big Spring Road, Clear Spring 240-520-0142 Coffee and conversation -- Monday through Friday, 9:15 a.m. Indoor walking -- Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. Honor our fathers -- Monday, 10:30 a.m. Board games --Monday, 12:15 p.m. Bring a guest to lunch -- Tuesday, 11:30...
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May 18, 2010
Relive your school memories by playing School Days. First one to reach Graduation Day wins.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | April 9, 2010
My adolescent sons had a friend over the other day. While I was getting their dinner, I overheard them in the living room all adither over political unrest. "The whole world is just so weak," one said. "It's ready to collapse," said another. "We need better strategies. " Apparently concerned with a number of vulnerable attack points in Asia, my sons' friend, Ben, had developed a political alliance with Tyler. Yet he didn't want to jeopardize his tenuous relationship with Jonah as he attempted to defend his acquisition of Australia by heavily fortifying Siam and Indonesia.
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By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435 | November 19, 2009
Thanksgiving Eve service scheduled On Wednesday, St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, 443 W. Franklin St., will host a combined West End Churches Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. The service will feature pastors from each church and a combined choir. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. Potomac Center The Potomac Center, a state residential facility for adults with intellectual disabilities, is in need of volunteers for setting up for activities, decorating for holidays, cooking with and for residents, reading, singing, playing board games, helping with crafts, assisting with data entry, landscaping, raking leaves and contributing to the Volunteer Association.
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By JANET HEIM | February 11, 2009
CLEAR SPRING -- Not all teens embrace the idea of soul-bearing cards and red roses on Valentine's Day. For those who aren't dating, don't have a close circle of friends or just don't like the idea of the romantic holiday, Angie Garcia is offering an alternative. As branch manager at the Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Branch Library in Clear Spring, Garcia has organized an UnValentine's Hang from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. She said it is open to all Washington County teens who register in advance and is geared to eighth- to 12th-graders.
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