July 13, 2012
Asbury United Methodist Church , Charles Town, W.Va., 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 23; 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, to Friday, July 27; 10 a.m. Sunday, July 29. Advance registration is encouraged. Call 304-725-5513 or email myasburychurch.org. Germantown Church of God , Cascade, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28. Theme: Rocky Point Lighthouse.
June 30, 2012
To say Mountaintop Heritage Days has something for everyone is not a stretch considering it was possible to ride a camel, visit a Civil War campsite and munch on a plate of ribbon fries while exploring the world of steam engines on Saturday. What began as a modest festival in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., has grown into a big two-day celebration at Fort Ritchie in Cascade that draws more than 10,000 people for the food, crafts and entertainment. The annual event started in 2006 as a way to raise funds for the local community while bringing four counties - Franklin and Adams counties in Pennsylvania and Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland - together as one mountain community, said Nina Rouzer, secretary of the One Mountain Foundation.
June 16, 2012
Dylan Eyler, the son of David and Shanda (Harty) Eyler of Cascade, was awarded his Eagle Scout Medal and Badge during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held at St. John's United Church of Christ in Sabillasville, Md. Eagle Scout John Hasty, the master of ceremonies, welcomed a large audience. Troop 18 Scoutmaster Jim Pfeffer and Troop 18 Boy Scouts presented the American flag and the Troop 18 Boy Scout flag, before leading the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Pastor William Hammann of Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., gave the invocation.
May 19, 2012
Less than two weeks after a company that announced plans to start a business incubator in Hagerstown met with city and financial representatives, one of its principles says the makeup of the group has changed and the project has been put on hold. Cascade Management Group Inc., a newly formed Hagerstown company that was established April 4 as a business development entity, says it has severed ties with Perry Ealim, president and CEO of Merge Business Development Systems Inc., who had been providing pro-bono guidance for Cascade.
May 18, 2012
A 22-year-old Cascade, Md., man was killed in a vehicle accident on Md. 491 east of Smithsburg Friday evening, according to Maryland State Police. Jon Gauss Jr. was driving northbound in a 2001 Honda Civic about 5:11 p.m. when he crossed over the center line of Raven Rock Road, just north of the intersection with Md. 64, for unknown reasons and hit a Federal Express tractor-trailer head on, police said in a news release. Gauss was “fully ejected” from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
May 10, 2012
Mae F. Wade, 91, of Ritchie Road in Cascade, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Harbaugh Cemetery. Arrangements are by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.
May 10, 2012
Planning is under way by the One Mountain Foundation for the seventh annual Mountaintop Heritage Days scheduled for Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, in the Cascade and Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., areas. Events are open to the public and will include the following (unless otherwise noted, events are on the former Fort Ritchie Army base in Cascade): • Annual parade in Blue Ridge Summit and Cascade on Saturday, June 30, at 9 a.m. • Food, craft and business vendors both days.
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.
March 15, 2012
“Leonard Pitts' recent article, 'The Limbaugh Rock' fails to be unbiased, and ridiculously slanted, and as usual. To suggest to his readers that he is an authority and crusader of good versus evil, Pitts is a farce and a disservice to this paper. I didn't recall him or any other bleeding-heart liberal denounced and call for an apology or shame Bill Maher, Keith Obermann, or any of the other Obama-loving media leftists when they described Sarah Palin and other conservative women in far more vicious and foul language.
March 11, 2012
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Michael S. Crunkleton , son of Steven and Sarah Crunkleton of Cascade, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Crunkleton is a 2006 graduate of Smithsburg High School.