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.
June 21, 1999
By ERIN HEATH / Staff Writer photo: MARLA BROSE / staff photographer When Candy Suarez looks back on her wedding to her husband, Andres, she will remember the dress, the guests, the cake - and the ring. Candy, 30, and Andres, 28, both of Hagerstown, got married in the ring at a professional wrestling match in Buckhannon, W.Va. The two met through the Internet, when Candy found Andres' e-mail address on an Internet directory for Hagerstown and sent him a message.
November 1, 2006
Robbie Lester and his son, Travis, 4, receive a flashlight and a pumpkin filled with candy from Helen Lavigne, second from left, and Jeanne Flowers of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Panhandle during a Halloween party Tuesday night at the Grapevine Business park near Martinsburg, W.Va. Karol House gives candy to Mercedes and Dylan Borrow of Martinsburg. Trick-or-treaters of all shapes, sizes and costumes were out in full force in Martinsburg, W.Va., and other Tri-State communities Tuesday.
May 18, 2008
Approximately 65 children braved the cold temperature and wind to find 1,000 Easter eggs at the annual egg hunt hosted by the Smithsburg Lions Club. The event was held March 22 at the Smithsburg Lions Club Park. Lions Club members filled plastic eggs and members of Boy Scout Troop 14 hid the eggs along with Lions Club members. Children received the candy in the eggs and a bag of candy. Door prizes were awarded to Joel Martirano, Kayla Keplinger and Kristen Peake. The Smithsburg Lions Club sponsors Troop 14 and serves the surrounding communities.
October 8, 2007
The St. Mary Catholic School Student Council sponsored an Adopt-A-Soldier Tag Day recently. Students brought in items to be sent to soldiers. The items consisted of everything from eye drops to candy. A total of 17 boxes were sent.
November 30, 2009
The Smithsburg Lions Club conducted its annual Vision Days promotion Nov. 6 and 7 at Food Lion in Smithsburg. The Lions distributed candy to patrons and collected donations for the renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. The Smithsburg Lions Club serves the surrounding communities.
October 30, 2003
Heather Helmick, dressed as a clown, and Elizabeth Whetzel, decked out as SpongeBob SquarePants, hand out candy treats from their Moler Hall dorm room at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The treats were part of the third annual Shep-or-Treat held Wednesday night. Other activities included arts and crafts and pumpkin decorating.
October 30, 2003
The North Hagerstown High School Key Club will host a free Haunted House Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will include games, candy, books, face painting and haunted rooms. Rooms will be rated for parents to determine appropriateness. Donations are welcome and will benefit the Community Free Clinic.
October 24, 2012
The top five things to do this week Say it's alright 'If this is it' then let us know when Huey Lewis and The News comes to Shippensburg, Pa., Thursday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. Tickets cost $55 to $75. Call 717-477-7469 or go to www.luhrscenter.com . Candy, candy, candy Trick-or-treat, smell my feet, give me something good...
February 20, 2001
Crumbs from the Cracker Barrel 2/21 Teaching at Lane's Run School held many pleasant memories for Mabel McDonald Weller, who wrote, "I commuted each day by horse and buggy from my home in Clear Spring. This was a beautiful drive over Fairview Mountain. I turned right from Route 40 on the National Turnpike onto the Funkhouser Road where I continued driving. Near the foot of a hill on Funkhouser Road, an old gentleman by the name of 'Laddy Dave' Forsythe had a little store.