December 26, 2010
Chalky, gritty, funny-shaped candies of old are Susan Benjamin's windows into history. And history never tasted so sweet. "Put this in your mouth and close your eyes," said Benjamin, an author, former journalist and, more recently, a candy researcher. "Now imagine you're very cold and you're fighting in the Civil War. You're in a ditch somewhere. This is what you may have been eating when you felt bad or needed some energy. That's the real flavor. " "How often do you get that?"
October 26, 2012
Candy buy back An area orthodontist is encouraging his patients to "put his money where your mouth is. " Trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Dr. Gordon S. Groisser of Village Orthodontics in Gaithersburg and Hagerstown, and receive $1 per pound in exchange. Dr. Groisser began his efforts in 2005 and since that time has collected more than a ton of candy. Village Orthodontics is at 18638 Crestwood Drive, Lower Level, Hagerstown. Candy can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1. For more information, contact Patricia at 301-869-4242 or Patricia@drgbraces.com .
April 2, 2012
Hickory Elementary School recently participated in a candy drive. Students collected 413 bags of candy to be sent overseas to U.S. troops. Karen Cox's third-grade class won first place with 96 bags of candy. Class members included Kaitlyn Hoover, Isabella Wegman, Mariah Naugle, Emilee Shoop, Jordan Rohrer, Diamante Caldwell, Karina Canela, Kaiden Echeverry, Haley Bui, Eric Wang, Will Quebedeaux, Hayleigh Burgey, Spencer Lane, Tea Talor, Athena Pike and Mary Frances Troast.
April 8, 2012
Two-year-old Fenris Bennett seemed just as happy ripping up grass at Shafer Park as he did later chomping down on a Tootsie Roll from his pink basket of candy. Nichola Maynard filled about a quarter of her white plastic grocery bag with candy, but no plastic eggs. “I'm good at finding candy, but I'm not very good at finding the eggs. I've only found an egg once,” said Nichola, 9, of Boonsboro. Nichola, who was wearing white furry rabbit ears at Boonsboro's Shafer Park, didn't find any plastic eggs Sunday either.
February 5, 2013
Nearly 30 years ago, Marilyn Hembrock and her husband moved to the Smithsburg area. Her husband pastored a church and Hembrock taught school in Montgomery County, Md. But earlier, the couple spent time in Europe with the United States military. "He was an Army chaplain," Marilyn Hembrock said. "We were stationed in Germany 40 years ago. That's when I got interested in gingerbread houses and German pastries. Also, they had a lot of interesting chocolate candies. " Making food comes easy to Hembrock.
May 23, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- There was scarcely a single patch of shade along Sharpsburg's Main Street Saturday afternoon that wasn't covered in lawn chairs, strollers or blankets as hundreds of people from throughout the Tri-State area braved the heat to witness one of the oldest Memorial Day parades in the United States. In its 142nd year, the Sharpsburg Memorial Day parade lasted about an hour and a half and featured school and community bands, fire and rescue vehicles, military units, Civil War re-enactors, dancers, majorettes, Scout groups, youth sports teams, pageant winners and more.
June 25, 2010
Candy the chihuahua leads Donald Rhodes for a walk through McConnellsburg, Pa., Thursday afternoon.
May 1, 2007
Izaiha Wright, 1, of Hagerstown had his very first candy apple Monday night at the Hagerstown Carnival on South Potomac Street across from Bester Elementary School. Festivities continue through Saturday.
February 15, 2008
Hannah Rowe, right, and Zachary Wolford, fifth-graders in Bobbi Blubaugh's class, open their Valentine's Day candy bags Thursday afternoon at Fairview Elementary School in Waynesboro, Pa.
April 13, 1999
What are peeps made of? The colorful, cute Easter candy birds are made of sugar, corn syrup and gelatin. According to the Associated Press, two researchers tried to dissolve the spongy critters in water but it didn't work. Gary Falcon and Jim Zimring, a medical student, found the only liquid the peeps dissolved in was phenol, a chemical used for dissolving proteins. They also found the candy froze in liquid nitrogen and shriveled in a vacuum.