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by JENNIFER FITCH | March 5, 2007
MERCERSBURG, PA. - Thirty gallons of glue, six rolls of duct tape and two truckloads of cardboard is "the redneck way to get down a hill," Dan Powell said. The 15-year-old from Boy Scouts Troop 20 of Boonsboro joined more than a hundred other people who bundled up and milled about the base of Whitetail Resort's Adventure Snow Tubing hill Sunday at the fourth annual Cedar Ridge Wild & Wacky Cardboard Sled Derby. The Boy Scouts' sled turned in the fastest time, and the trick, Dan said, was simply "not hitting the wall.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | March 1, 2009
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- There's no time to be graceful when you're sliding down a hill on cardboard and duct tape in less than 15 seconds. Most of the contraptions debuted Sunday demonstrated how the Cedar Ridge Wild & Wacky Cardboard Sled Derby got its name. The homemade sleds often spun their riders in circles or wedged themselves on snowy berms. Fifty-eight entrants submitted sleds big and small for the event hosted on the snowtubing hill at Whitetail Resort. The annual event serves as a fundraiser for Williamsport's Cedar Ridge Ministries and its ropes course.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | February 25, 2008
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - One by one, they slipped and spun down the snowy slope like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on ice. A giant guitar. A video game controller. A pirate ship. A tank. From the sidelines, a crowd cheered and snapped photos. At the bottom, less lucky participants dizzily untangled limbs from wads of cardboard and duct tape. But then, at the Wild & Wacky Cardboard Sled Derby, getting down in one piece isn't always a priority. The event, in its fifth year, is a fundraiser for Cedar Ridge Adventures, a ropes course run by Cedar Ridge Ministries of Williamsport.
NEWS
By Andrew Schotz | September 4, 2005
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Friday's fire at Chambersburg Waste Paper Co. Inc. on Loop Road destroyed the business, a fire chief said Saturday. "They had pretty much 100 percent total loss" to the building and its contents, said James Hammond, chief of the Franklin Fire Co. Hammond said damage was estimated to be "in the millions" of dollars, but the property was insured. The 31-year-old business recycles waste paper and cardboard. Fire also consumed over-the-road box trailers, as well as large bales of baled paper or cardboard inside and outside the building.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | September 20, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- This summer's phenomenal winning season enjoyed by the Conococheague Little League players and coaches didn't go to their heads -- it went to their hearts. After a celebration parade Sunday afternoon through the town, team members and their adult supporters gathered in the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Co.'s rear parking lot for a picnic, courtesy of the fire company, Town of Williamsport and a local committee. But the goal wasn't to pat themselves on the backs, but to show support for youngsters in Nicaragua and Venezuela who often have to play baseball with tree limbs and cardboard gloves.
NEWS
February 21, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer MONT ALTO, Pa. - A small group of Penn State Mont Alto students planned to brave Friday night's cold, rainy weather and sleep in shelters made from cardboard boxes to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless in Franklin County, Pa. The students also are collecting pledges of money for every hour they stay outside. It will be given to local nonprofit agencies that help homeless people, said the Rev. Frank Kocek, Protestant chaplain on the campus and leader of the cardboard city sleep-out.
NEWS
June 18, 2004
Ed Hazlett, head teacher at Fairview Outdoor Education Center in Clear Spring, gave the following suggestions for fun and educational nature-related summer activities: -- Sprouting wild seeds The kids will need seeds, baggies, glass or plastic drinking glass, paper towels, water. Collect wild seeds - such as dandelions' puffy white seeds - from yards and fields. Dry the seeds out by placing them on a paper towel and laying them in the sun away from wind. Put a paper towel inside a glass so that it is up against the side of the glass; put the seeds between the towel and the glass.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2012
1. Lesson to learn Solomon's Dinner Theater will present "Virgil and the City Slickers. " Dinner shows at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday, Feb. 25; dessert show at 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 26. Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4856 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $8 to $20. Reservations and prepayment are required. Call 717-267-2266 or 717-264-7845. 2. A healthy you Jill Close-Minella will present "Nutrition for the Best You" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown.
EDUCATION
March 28, 2011
St. Mary Catholic School named its Good SAMS (Service, Attitude and Manners) students for February. They are Matthew Stine, Allie Sherman, Ben Byers, Andrew Stine, Olivia Borum, Jennifer Elbin, Abigail Theis, Mackenzie Stockslager, Amanda Curtin and Taylor Blenckstone. Operation Rice Bowl Seventh-graders at St. Mary Catholic School explained Operation Rice Bowl to kindergarten students. Operation Rice Bowl is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services.  Each student is given a cardboard rice bowl, and money they save by fasting is collected in the rice bowl and sent to people in need in 100 countries.
NEWS
January 5, 2005
Public hearing set on land annexation BOONSBORO - Town residents are invited to a public hearing March 7 at 7 p.m. at the community center in Shafer Park. The hearing will give residents the chance to voice their approval or opposition to the annexation of 26 acres of land included in the Shafer Park expansion, eight parcels of residential property in the Graystone Hills subdivision and a small parcel on Stouffer Avenue. "The annexation won't affect the property taxes of property owners in the Graystone Hills subdivision," Boonsboro Town Manager John Kendall said Tuesday night.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 24, 2013
Much like “Jack and Jill” in the age-old nursery rhyme, participants in the Wild & Wacky Cardboard Sled Derby often came tumbling down the hill Sunday as their sleds fell apart. The eighth annual fundraiser for Cedar Ridge Ministries found teams falling, slipping, sliding and laughing their way down the snow-tubing hill at Whitetail Resort. A dozen young people from Cito United Methodist Church and SMA Youth Ministries in Fulton County, Pa., spent eight hours creating their sled.
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OPINION
May 29, 2012
“Dear Mayor Bruchey: Thank you, first of all, for the letter that you wrote in the May 21 issue of the local paper, answering some of the questions that people have about the stadium, and why some of the other locations are not appropriate. I am not one of those persons who complained about any of those items listed, such as the museum, or the Potterfield pool, and so on. However, I do have many complaints against the stadium, and one suggestion. My complaints have to do with the fact of the ... what about using the site at the Venice?
NEWS
April 20, 2012
The Capitol Theatre is hosting a Green Day Recycling Drop from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The drop off will be set up in the parking lot off West Washington Street in downtown Chambersburg, Pa. Items accepted include old computers, printers; any kind of electronic appliances that plug into the wall except televisions, and plastics No. 1 and No. 2; onsite paper shredding. The Capitol Theatre will have collection containers for cardboard, newspaper and junk mail /paper.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 2012
1. Lesson to learn Solomon's Dinner Theater will present "Virgil and the City Slickers. " Dinner shows at 6:30 p.m. today and Saturday, Feb. 25; dessert show at 2 p.m. Sunday Feb. 26. Solomon's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4856 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Tickets cost $8 to $20. Reservations and prepayment are required. Call 717-267-2266 or 717-264-7845. 2. A healthy you Jill Close-Minella will present "Nutrition for the Best You" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown.
EDUCATION
March 28, 2011
St. Mary Catholic School named its Good SAMS (Service, Attitude and Manners) students for February. They are Matthew Stine, Allie Sherman, Ben Byers, Andrew Stine, Olivia Borum, Jennifer Elbin, Abigail Theis, Mackenzie Stockslager, Amanda Curtin and Taylor Blenckstone. Operation Rice Bowl Seventh-graders at St. Mary Catholic School explained Operation Rice Bowl to kindergarten students. Operation Rice Bowl is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services.  Each student is given a cardboard rice bowl, and money they save by fasting is collected in the rice bowl and sent to people in need in 100 countries.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | April 7, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd Ogden wants you to know where your food comes from - down to the seeds. On Thursday, that's the message he's hoping to convey at Shepherd University during his public lecture, "A Seedy Business: Tales from the International Seed Trade. " The event is the last in the campus's Food Fight Series, highlighting topics addressed by Barbara Kingsolver's book, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" "We have come to understanding the idea that there's a whole chain of production that goes back to the seeds," said Ogden, a nationally recognized gardening expert and author.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | September 20, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- This summer's phenomenal winning season enjoyed by the Conococheague Little League players and coaches didn't go to their heads -- it went to their hearts. After a celebration parade Sunday afternoon through the town, team members and their adult supporters gathered in the Williamsport Volunteer Fire Co.'s rear parking lot for a picnic, courtesy of the fire company, Town of Williamsport and a local committee. But the goal wasn't to pat themselves on the backs, but to show support for youngsters in Nicaragua and Venezuela who often have to play baseball with tree limbs and cardboard gloves.
NEWS
June 4, 2009
Follow the rules when you recycle To the editor: It is possible some folks are not aware they can dispose of cardboard of any size plus their newspapers or bags of shredded paper at 12919 Salem Ave. any time of day or night? Just pull in and throw your large or small cardboard boxes up on the loading dock, which you will usually find rather full. If you have loose newspapers, just put them in a cardboard box. If you would be so kind as to do this, you would make it a lot more convenient for those of us who make an attempt to use the recycle bins as they are meant to be used.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | March 1, 2009
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- There's no time to be graceful when you're sliding down a hill on cardboard and duct tape in less than 15 seconds. Most of the contraptions debuted Sunday demonstrated how the Cedar Ridge Wild & Wacky Cardboard Sled Derby got its name. The homemade sleds often spun their riders in circles or wedged themselves on snowy berms. Fifty-eight entrants submitted sleds big and small for the event hosted on the snowtubing hill at Whitetail Resort. The annual event serves as a fundraiser for Williamsport's Cedar Ridge Ministries and its ropes course.
NEWS
By BOB MAGINNIS | July 15, 2008
If you'd like to find out why Washington County is burying 100,000 tons of waste per year at the landfill, go out one day and watch the people emptying their vehicles into the big bins. I've been doing it, usually on Saturday mornings, for the past 25 years. What I see is that too many people don't bother to sort their household waste. The main offender? Corrugated cardboard. Though the transfer stations and the main landfill have bins for recycling, many permit holders just dump cardboard in with the rest of the trash.
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