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March 22, 2012
Submitted photo The third annual Bowl for the Cure was held Sunday, Feb. 26, at Southside Bowl in Hagerstown. The annual event raises money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This year the event raised $4,870. For more information about next year's event, go to .
By JULIE E. GREENE | July 24, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Participants during Morgan County Fair's first road-bowling event this Saturday will have it a little easy. There won't be any barbed wire or cow pastures to traverse if their ball goes off the road. Plus, most of the 1.5-mile course in Cacapon Resort State Park is either flat or downhill. Morgan County Fair organizers added the Irish sport as a kickoff event this Saturday, in addition to the 5-K run/walk at the park in the morning. In road bowling, there are no pins, and the ball, or "bowl," as it's called, is a 28-ounce small-bore cannonball.
April 28, 2005
The Hagerstown Turf Bowling League will start its bowling season Tuesday, May 10, at Pangborn Park in Hagerstown. The bowlers will meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in bowling is welcome. Anyone interested may call league president Pauline Butts at 301-790-1210 or league treasurer Shirley Rager at 301-797-0017.
June 3, 2005
Friday, June 3 7 p.m. on Bravo "Sports Kids Moms and Dads" We hear about the pressures parents can put on kids when it comes to sports, or about parents beating up the referee or each other. This show is a little different. Here we see families like mom TJ and daughter Lindsay. TJ gave up her career in collegiate basketball to raise her daughter who she hopes can continue further. And Karli and her mom who, after a divorce, struggled to keep her daughter's expensive dreams of equestrian competition alive.
by TIM ROWLAND | March 29, 2005
Editor's Note: Tim Rowland is on vacation. This column was originally published on March 5, 1997. This past weekend I was submitted to a severe form of torture devised by ruthless Mongolian Khans, who were known far and wide for the excruciating pain and suffering they inflicted through this particular brand of punishment. This exact same procedure is alive and well today, although it is more commonly known locally by the name of duckpin bowling. My friend Dave invited us out to the lanes, ostensibly under the guise of a birthday party.
September 28, 1998
By TERRY TALBERT I went bowling last Sunday, and now my thumb is numb. My thumb is number on the end, swollen in the middle, and excruciatingly painful at the bottom, where it meets my hand. So much for exercise. So much for my mom. It was her idea. Before she moved here, she made me promise her only one thing - that I would join a bowling league with her. I thought that reasonable. "Sure," I said. HA HA HA HA HA, my brother would have said, had he heard.
by CANDICE BOSELY | December 27, 2002 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An Inwood, W.Va., man accused of taking a friend's truck without permission, crashing it into an abandoned store and then trying to punch an officer was arraigned on several charges Thursday. Police charged Mark A. Bowling, 32, of Patrick Court, with battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, unlawful taking of a vehicle, public intoxication and assault on a police officer, all misdemeanors. The incident began early Thursday when a man at Ollie's, a bar outside of Martinsburg, W.Va.
By DAVE McMILLION | August 9, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Californication" boomed over the sound system at Southside Bowl on Sunday afternoon as patrons drummed their fingers on counters to the beat. The sound of balls slamming into pins added an alternative percussion to the music as a healthy crowd of about 180 people streamed into the local lanes at 17325 Virginia Avenue. The bowling lanes, along with two others in the area that are owned by Frank Turner, have been a fixture in the community for decades and over the weekend, Turner celebrated 58 years in the business.
June 22, 1999
By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer BOONSBORO - Kim and Wayne Needy aren't sure how young their son Nathan was when he first picked up a bowling ball, but the sport has become a big part of his life. When Needy isn't at Dual Lanes or watching pro bowling tournaments on television, he's training on Nintendo in his Boonsboro home, his father said Tuesday. On Thursday, Needy, 20, leaves for the biggest bowling tournament of his life - the 1999 Special Olympics World Games in Raleigh, N.C. "He's going to be bowling against the best Special Olympics athletes in the world," said Wayne Needy, 42, coach for Team Maryland's bowling team.
By LARRY YANOS | September 26, 2007
Frank Turner says duckpin and tenpin bowling is alive and well in Washington County. "We're doing fine," Turner said. "I don't know if you can name another county our size in the United States that has three separate bowling alleys. I once had a place in Dade County, Florida. The population is over a million people there and they only had two bowling alleys to show for it. " Turner owns three bowling establishments in Washington Copunty - Dual Lanes, Long Meadow Bowl and Southside Bowl - as well as Pikeside Bowl near Martinsburg, W.Va.
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | | July 27, 2013
When Dale Deyoung was in her late teens, she listened mostly to bluegrass and folk music on vinyl records. Then, she “moved on to other things,” she said. On Saturday, when the 52-year-old Baltimore resident headed out for a bike ride along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath in Hancock with friends and family, she unwittingly rolled back to her bluegrass roots. About a dozen area bluegrass musicians - or “pickers,” as they are known - had gathered on the porch of the historic Bowles House on the banks of the canal flatpicking and stacking harmonies at a free, old-style Bluegrass Porch Pickin'.
May 14, 2013
In April, 15 Julia Manor Health Care Center staff members participated in the annual Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser, sponsored by Big Brother Big Sisters. The organization helps mentor children and teens who lack adult guidance and leadership through their example.  Julia Manor employees signed up in teams and bowled to raise money for the organization.  Through its “We Care” program, Julia Manor Health Care Center donated $50 per employee for a total of $750 to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | April 17, 2013
Ayako Shiga, the Japanese language teacher at Boonsboro High School, was named Washington County Public Schools' 2013-14 Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night. “I truly feel honored to accept this award on behalf of all the teachers - hard-working, wonderful teachers of Washington County Public Schools. Thank you very much,” Shiga told the crowd of about 170 people at the Fountain Head Country Club. Shiga, 35, of Chambersburg, Pa., was one of five finalists for the award, which is sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | April 14, 2013
A Chambersburg fundraiser for the community's less fortunate came back for seconds Sunday. Chambersburg Area Senior High School's art department hosted its second annual “Soup for Soul” fundraiser and earmarked this year's revenue for the Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Reins of Rhythm. About 85 people bought tickets to fill a handcrafted bowl of their choosing with one of six varieties of soup. Donated Goose Bros. ice cream and Starbucks beverages also were served at the event at Central Presbyterian Church.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | February 24, 2013
Dozens of people knocked down pins Sunday to build up women as Sunshine Lanes sought to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The bowling alley off Pa. 16 hosted a “Bowl for the Cure” event to raise money for breast cancer research. It was the third event of its type for the business. Manager Robin Reed said she felt compelled to do something to support the organization after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. She created an all-day event for tournament players and those people choosing to participate in open bowling.
February 11, 2013
So I sit down to my computer Monday morning after the Super Bowl and within a few minutes I am pleasantly surprised by what I missed by not watching the game. I know it might make many of you think I am un-American, but I have no interest in NFL football. There are lots of reasons, but the main one was the last strike. I love college football and true football or what Americans call soccer, so maybe I have some hope. But this is not my point. What took me by surprise was the buzz about the Dodge commercial.
By DAVE McMILLION | | February 10, 2013
The annual Potter's Bowl has become such a big event in its 21 years of existence that it now it has to turn people away. Organizers for the fundraiser for the Community Free Clinic in Hagerstown had to stop selling bowls when 280 guests signed up for Sunday's meal at First Christian Church on Potomac Avenue, said Carol Mendelsohn, one of the organizers. When asked what she thought about all the years of the event, Mendelsohn paused and thought. “I think we're old enough to vote,” Mendelsohn said.
By JANET HEIM | | February 4, 2013
The quilt speaks for itself. It's log cabin design, with the setting of a barn raising, is done in shades of navy blue, burgundy and tan reproductions of Civil War fabric. Quiltmaker Susan Stull is also a Civil War reenactor, so the 150th anniversaries of the Battles of Antietam and Gettysburg were her inspiration. For more than 15 years, Stull, 61, has donated a handmade quilt to the Potter's Bowl live auction. The Potter's Bowl, to be held on Sunday, benefits the Community Free Clinic of Washington County.
February 4, 2013
When the king of watery, working class beer tries to go upscale, and the only pickup truck ad features a schmaltzy Paul Harvey voiceover about the tribulations of farming (tribulations that for the most part haven't existed since 1948), it is safe to declare that the Golden Age of Super Bowl advertising is dead. From here on out, anyone who “watches the Super Bowl for the commercials” might as well be watching it to see the guys who show up to paint yardlines on the field. GoDaddy, its ads facilitated by a humorless Danica Patrick, has apparently shown us all the skin the FCC will allow, so it now feels compelled to descend into gross-out territory.
February 3, 2013
There's no way to know whether special articles of clothing, facial hair or a particular snack had anything to do with the Baltimore Ravens' victory over San Francisco in Sunday's Super Bowl. But those who practiced such quirky superstitions on behalf of the Ravens can take pleasure in the idea they might have played a role in the win. Following is a sampling of what some area residents did to try to give Baltimore an edge: Mismatched socks and more Justin Anthony of Williamsport wears mismatched socks and the same boxer shorts and black University of Maryland basketball shorts for every Baltimore Ravens game.
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