December 11, 2011
Canned food, boxes of grits, and cases of ramen noodles and dish detergent were among the many items ABATE of Maryland motorcyclists dropped off Sunday morning at a downtown Hagerstown food and clothing bank. The motorcyclists' group has been making the donations to ACTS 9 for the holiday season for 19 years. This has been a busy time of year for ACTS 9, an Adventists Caring Through Sharing food and clothing bank, Executive Director Sandy Martin said. Just as Martin has said the past two years, the food and clothing bank continues to receive fewer donations, while more families are asking for help.
October 2, 2008
Carving out an afternoon Pumpkin painting, horse-drawn wagon and pony rides, baked goods -- these are things that make Williamsport's Original Harvest Hoedown a true family event. This year's festivities are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Byron Memorial Park. Don't forget to bring along a can of canned food to benefit the local food pantry. All aboard Celebrate the history of railroading in Maryland at the annual Brunswick Railroad Days. Festival is from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, along East and West Potomac streets.
June 13, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - A number of activities have been planned for the Independence Day holiday in Williamsport. A street dance will be July 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. across from Town Hall. The dance will feature the classic rock music of Lumpy Jones. Activities on July 4 include: · A pancake breakfast will be from 6 to 10 a.m. at the Byron Memorial Park community building. It is sponsored by the Williamsport Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Co. · An ice cream trailer, also sponsored by the fire and ambulance company, will be open all day. · Music in the park will include Crossroads (Top 40 variety)
July 3, 2006
Tuesday, July 4 The City of Hagerstown will have fireworks - 15,996 shells in 30 minutes - at Fairgrounds Park at 9:30 p.m. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. The Shades will perform oldies until 9:30 p.m. There will be children's activities. Trolley service from the former Ames parking lot off Dual Highway to the fairgrounds will be available from 6 p.m. until the end of the event. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 116, or go to www.hagerstownmd.org . The rain date for fireworks is 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
April 11, 2008
The Salvation Army held its annual civic dinner April 8 in recognition of volunteers and staff members who assisted people in need throughout Washington County in 2007. Majs. Robert and Karen Lyle, commanding officers of the Hagerstown Corps, hosted the event attended by 160 people at Next Dimension Restaurant near Funkstown. The evening was directed by master of ceremonies Ward Childerston with remarks by Christine Henry, outgoing chairman of the advisory board, who expressed her thanks for the tireless work by volunteers and members of the advisory board.
June 4, 2012
1. It's Friday night The Cross Bonz will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, June 8, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Cash bar. $5; $2, ages 12 and younger. Part of Wind Down Fridays. Call 301-790-3500 or go to www.mdtheatre.org . 2. Music with a spot of tea A four-course tea served on antique china will begin at noon Saturday, June 9, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Entertainment by Freedom Valley Chorus, an a cappella women's barbershop singing group.
December 3, 2009
Following is a roundup of holiday drives: o The following locations are drop-off sites for new, unwrapped toys for the Toys for Tots campaign: -- Hagerstown Suns merchandise store, near the front entrance of Municipal Stadium at 274 E. Memorial Blvd. The store is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drop box will remain in place through early December. -- Edward Jones office of Benito Vattelana, in the Stone House Square shopping center at 12818-E Shank Farm Way. For more information, call 301-733-3348.
June 30, 2006
The following Fourth of July events will happen through Tuesday in the Tri-State area. Today The Smithsburg Fireman's Carnival will have fireworks at 9 p.m. The carnival is on the fire company's grounds on Main Street in Smithsburg. The Hagerstown Suns will have 3-D fireworks at Municipal Stadium following the game. Game time is 7:05 p.m. Call 301-791-6266 or go to www.hagerstownsuns.com . Saturday The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform a Salute to Independence at 7:30 p.m. at Antietam National Battlefield.
July 14, 2011
Williamsport Food Bank and friends share the bounty To the editor: On July 9, the Williamsport Food Bank and the Mobile Food Bank of Maryland hosted a food giveaway for all Williamsport school district folks. We were given 6,000 pounds of food to give away in two hours. It was an amazing day. It could not have happened though without the support of the Town of Williamsport, Mayor and Council donating the space in Town Hall to us for the food giveaway.