May 3, 2013
With his toes crunched together in red high heels, Daryl Ewan of Amberson, Pa., tried to maintain his precarious balance wobbling four blocks down Main Street Chambersburg in Friday's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. “I have a few blisters, but it was worth it,” he said. Approximately 125 men wedged their feet into women's high heels and walked in the first Women in Needs (WIN) Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on Friday. The event was a symbolic gesture to raise awareness on the issue of violence against women.
February 26, 2013
Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap' A group of strangers are trapped in a manor house during a storm. One of them is a murderer. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Continues through Saturday, March 23. The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $29 to $42. Reservations recommended. Call 301-739-7469 or go to www.wcpdt.com . 'Puss in Boots' Puss tries to help his master in “Puss in Boots.” Noon and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Saturday, March 9. Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va.
December 23, 2012
Boonsboro Boot Camp Holiday 5K Burpee Dash will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Lee Daugherty Fitness Training LLC, 69 S. Main St., Boonsboro. Event begins with 25 burpees followed by three 1.03 mile loops. Participants will stop after each 1.03 mile loop and complete 25 Burpees. Event totals a 5K run and 100 burpees. Google "burpees" for exercise demo. All proceeds will benefit Church Nursery Incorporated, a nonprofit pre-school located in Hagerstown. No race day registration will be accepted.
July 28, 2012
Violet Golden and her husband, John Robert “Bob” Golden, raised their seven children in a modest home in Hancock, near an orchard and within walking distance to downtown Hancock, since Violet never drove. Their home was a gathering place for neighborhood children, who were drawn to the home for the activities Violet encouraged. There were forts made out of apple crates and softball games played in the orchard. A sizable hill behind the house was popular for sledding in the winter, and Violet opened the basement door and invited the sledders to warm up around the basement's coal furnace while she served hot chocolate.
June 13, 2012
Using their fingers or plastic forks, dozens of people invited to South Hagerstown High School on Wednesday tasted a variety of potential new menu items as the county school system moves toward offering students healthier foods that use fresher ingredients. Most of the items were new, such as a curried chicken wrap and Asian vegetable noodle lettuce wraps, and others were an attempt at a healthier version of existing dishes offered at schools, said Jeff Proulx, supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services for Washington County Public Schools.
May 10, 2012
Sunday, June 3, 12:30 p.m. Home of Ike and Cheryl Slonaker, 82 Massie Drive, Falling Waters, W.Va. Fried chicken and paper products provided. Bring covered dish(es), beverages, and an auction item. Call Boots at 304-725-9390 or Cheryl at 304-676-1600.
November 1, 2011
Seven years ago, swarthy assassin-turned-good-guy Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) stole the show in "Shrek 2. " The film itself was clever and funny, but Puss made it even better. As the series went along, the films became much worse and Puss became less appealing along with them. Now the decision has been made to remove the ogres from the equation and see if the films are any better with Puss center stage. The resulting film is about as unfunny as the lesser "Shrek" movies and proves that their critical failure had less to do with the choice of characters and more to do with the choice of writers.
October 21, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011 BOYS SOCCER WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - Chase Horton had four goals and two assists for Southern Fulton in a 13-5 victory over Johnstown on Friday. Taylor Bohrer had a goal and two assists, Carter Black and Briar Kirk had two goals each, Cody Burgoyne had a goal and four assists, Matt Garland had a goal and an assist, Courtney Strait had a goal and six saves, Morgan Strait had a goal and Tim Mottern had three saves for the Indians (5-10). PREP FOOTBALL Local scores Greencastle-Antrim 42, Northern 7 State College 24, Chambersburg 6 Shippensburg 49, Waynesboro 20 Big Spring 35, James Buchanan 0 Musselman 49, Keyser 6 Martinsburg 65, Jefferson 12 Frankfort 26, Washington 20, OT Grafton 40, Berkeley Springs 7 Hedgesville 56, Hampshire 12
October 17, 2011
I'm told that this update on 1984's “Footloose” is a pretty faithful remake of the original, which I've never seen. If that's true then the original wasn't very good either. This version is dumb, poorly written, and doesn't have nearly enough dancing. A good remake should make its audience want to see the original so they can study the source material. This remake makes me even less likely to see the original for fear of basically seeing the same bad movie twice. The premise seems like it was taken from a cartoon for toddlers.