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April 5, 2012
One Mountain Foundation will host its fifth annual spring dinner theater with a production of “Boeing, Boeing,” a 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage. The play will be presented by the Blue Ridge Theatre Guild in a dinner theater format to be held at Blue Ridge Summit Pennsylvania Fire Hall on Friday and Saturday evenings, April 13 and April 14, and a show only matinee on April 14. Doors for the evening shows will open at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m., and the show starting at 8 p.m. The doors will open for the Saturday matinee at 1:15 p.m. with the show starting at 2 p.m. The evening performance tickets cost $40 per person and include a buffet dinner provided by the Mountain Gate Family Restaurant.
BREAKINGNEWS
January 7, 2011
Schools in the Cascade area of Washington County will operate on a two-hour delay today due to weather, Washington County Public Schools spokesman Richard Wright announced. All other Washington County Public Schools are operating on a normal schedule, he said.
NEWS
February 26, 2012
One Mountain Foundation will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, auction and dance Saturday, March 10, at American Legion Post 239 on McAfee Hill Road in Cascade. The menu includes spaghetti, tomato or meat sauce, meatballs, Italian bread and a variety of rolls, salad with choice of dressings, dessert, and drink (coffee, tea, or water). Dinner starts at 5 p.m., the auction begins at 7 p.m. and the dance will be from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for those ages 5 to 12. Those younger than 5 will be admitted free.
LIFESTYLE
September 14, 2012
Vendors are sought for the fall craft bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade. Spaces begin at $30. Call Bev Cole at 301-241-5085 for information.
NEWS
November 18, 2011
One Mountain Foundation will hold a community tree lighting Saturday, Dec. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Fort Ritchie Community Center. The event is free and open to the public. A large evergreen on the east end of the parade field will be decorated with hundreds of lights. Santa Claus will arrive by horse-drawn wagon. A short tree-lighting program will be conducted, and then all will go inside the community center to participate in various children's games, with prizes awarded to the winners.
NEWS
February 6, 2012
A Cascade man was being held on $50,000 bond on allegations that he inappropriately touched three girls at his home last year. Russell Brent Evans, 48, is charged in three separate cases involving three girls, who stayed overnight at his Cushman Avenue home, according to the application for statement of charges filed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The girls told investigators the incident took place in March or April, the document said. One of the victims told investigators that Evans touched her breasts when she and Evans were sleeping in the same bed, the charging document said.
LIFESTYLE
By MAEGAN CLEARWOOD | maegan.clearwood@herald-mail.com | June 22, 2011
The Mountaintop Heritage Day celebration began as a small, Saturday afternoon festival with only 30 vendors. Six years later, it is the One Mountain Foundation’s biggest event of the year, attracting thousands of people to Cascade each summer. According to OMF Chairman Bill Carter, more than 60 vendors will be at the event this year. Activities include live music, children’s games and activities, helicopter rides, pony rides, boating, steam engine displays and fireworks. “The purpose is to try to get people together and celebrate our heritage, but the main thing is for people to have fun,” Carter said.
NEWS
by DANIEL J. SERNOVITZ | May 3, 2005
daniels@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - An 8-acre tract of land outside the former Fort Ritchie U.S. Army base could be developed after several decades as vacant land. The Washington County Planning Commission voted 4-1 Monday night to support rezoning the land from Business Local to Residential Rural as part of a request by Interfaith Housing Alliance Inc. to put an unspecified number of affordable housing units along Military Road and Cherry Lane in Cascade. "This field has been empty as long as I can remember," Planning Commission member R. Ben Clopper said.
NEWS
July 2, 2002
CASCADE - A community information meeting to discuss the possibility of a mutual self-housing program for the Cascade area will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Germantown Church of God. The program recruits income-eligible participants to build their own homes with assistance from the sponsor. The participating households build together and trade their labor for a down payment on their homes. The meeting is sponsored by Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland. For information, call 301-662-4225 or 1-410-775-7114.
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OBITUARIES
August 27, 2013
Robert "Bob" Edward Tressler, 63, of Waynesboro, Pa., and formerly of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. A graveside service will be Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Germantown Bethel Church of God Cemetery, Cascade. Arrangements are by  Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro.
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NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | August 17, 2013
A young girl poked at a small pink model of a brain on the eraser end of her pencil. She had picked it up at a vendor table Saturday at the Healthy Family Expo at the Fort Ritchie Community Center in Cascade. “Is this the color of my brain?” she asked her mother. It was a sign to Bev Coyle, the community center's public relations manager, that things were going as planned - that both adults and children were engaged in thinking about their bodies, their health and their wellness.
OBITUARIES
August 6, 2013
Evelyn J. Harbaugh, 95, of Woodlea Drive, Waynesboro, Pa., and formerly of Cascade, passed away Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Quincy Village Nursing Home. Born Oct. 28, 1917, in Cascade, she was the daughter of the late Grover M. and Minnie P. (Nichols) McAfee. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Roland H. Harbaugh, on March 28, 1991. She attended Smithsburg High School and was employed for 26 years at the Claire Frock Clothing Factory in Thurmont, Md., before retiring in 1979.
NEWS
July 15, 2013
One person died after being thrown from a vehicle on McAfee Hill Road near Ritchie Road in the Cascade area early Monday, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Terry Christopher Coblentz, 34, was driving eastbound on McAfee Hill Road when it crossed the center line of the roadway, struck a stone wall and overturned, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Coblentz was pronounced dead at the scene of the 1:37 a.m. accident. Police said the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the accident.
OBITUARIES
July 10, 2013
Ralph William Dingle, 80, of 13386 Seibert Ave. in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday one hour before the service at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. The service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Bethel Church Cemetery, Cascade, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Honor Guard of Chambersburg, Pa.
OBITUARIES
July 7, 2013
Bernadette Marie Willard Royer, 89, of Sabillasville, Md., died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the home of her granddaughter, Rebecca Smith. Born April 22, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Pauline (Kuhn) Willard. She was the wife of the late James Paul Royer, who died in 1988. She lived in the Highfield/Sabillasville area all her life. She was a dedicated homemaker, and in her younger years, she loved to bake. She was especially known for her good cooking, homemade cakes and bread.
OBITUARIES
June 6, 2013
Theodore A. "Ted" Black, 74, a resident of the Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, Pa., and formerly of 17033 Sabillasville Road, Sabillasville, Md., died at 11:22 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013, in the nursing home. Born April 7, 1939, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of the late Paul Edward and Vada Pauline (McKissick) Black. Black was a graduate of Thurmont High School. He and his wife, the late Diane P. (Forrest) Black, were married April 25, 1965, in St. John's United Church of Christ, Sabillasville.
NEWS
June 3, 2013
Steve Wernick, who was slated to become Cascade Elementary School's principal next school year, said Monday that he is leaving Washington County Public Schools to take a job with Carroll County (Md.) Public Schools. Wernick, who is the local director of elementary education, lives in Carroll County. He said he will become principal at Mechanicsville Elementary. A new principal for Cascade Elementary School has not yet been named. Cascade's current principal, Karen Palmer, will be principal at Boonsboro Elementary in the next school year.
LIFESTYLE
May 28, 2013
An informational meeting and sign-up for Cheer Fierce will be at 6 p.m. today, at Fort Ritchie Community Center, 14421 Lake Royer Drive, Cascade.  The competitive cheer team is open to ages 3 and younger. Call 301- 241-5081.
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