May 11, 2013
Dard Stephens was in disbelief when he won a $10,000 raffle Saturday afternoon during the Bonanza Extravaganza at Hagerstown Speedway. The Halfway resident said he has attended the event for the past eight years, but never won anything until this weekend. “I didn't believe it,” Stephens said. “What do you do when you win 10,000 bucks? I guess I'll pay off some bills.” Stephens was one of more than 6,000 people who attended the bonanza on Saturday. The two-day event is held by local firefighters, in part, to raise money for a variety of charities.
May 2, 2013
M&S Harley-Davidson partnered with Blondie's in Rouzerville, Pa., Park Tavern in Waynesboro, Pa., The Dawg House in Waynesboro and Casey's Bar & Grill in Greencastle, Pa., for the War of the Wings charity event. The event was held April 6 at M&S Harley-Davidson 160 Falling Spring Road in Chambersburg, Pa. The event was held to raise money for the PAR Foundation, a nonprofit corporation committed to helping children with visual impairment to be on par by helping to provide the tools they need to succeed developmentally and socially. The PAR Foundation was created in honor of Peyton Alexis Rauth, who was born March 16, 2008.
February 27, 2013
A Frederick, Md., police officer has been charged with using stolen gift cards to purchase merchandise from a store in the Centre at Hagerstown shopping plaza. Charity F. Hoxie, 37, of 221 E. Third St. in Waynesboro, Pa., was charged with theft of less than $1,000, according to the statement of charges obtained Wednesday from Washington County District Court. Hoxie is accused of using five gift cards to pay $125 of a $127.16 purchase from Bed, Bath & Beyond at 17716 Garland Groh Blvd., the statement of probable cause said.
February 25, 2013
For 40 years, people have been coming out for a meal served by the Antietam Exchange Club to help the organization raise money for charities it supports. The event started at the Venice Inn on Dual Highway and then moved to South Hagerstown High School, said George Hill, chairman of the fundraiser. Hundreds of people turned out Sunday for the Italian Festa, now held at Williamsport Volunteer Fire & Emergency Medical Services. “It seems a lot of the same faces come out each year,” Hill said as he scanned the crowd.
January 2, 2013
Joel Zola scored 18 points while Brandon Puffenbarger added 15 as Greencastle-Antrim took advantage of an abundance of chances from the charity stripe in a 68-62 nail-biter against Middletown in a Mid-Penn Colonial boys basketball game Wednesday night. Zola and the Blue Devils went to the line 33 times, while the Blue Raiders took 25 free throws in a contest that was marred by whistles in the second half. Greencastle head coach Gary Martin tried to keep his team composed during a whistle clinic that left many fans inside the gymnasium up in arms.
December 21, 2012
Thirty-three pairs competed in a charity game Wednesday, Dec. 19, during a meeting of the Hagerstown Bridge Club. Overall winners in Flight A were: first place, Ronald Clawson and Richard Taylor with a 63.2-percent game; second place, Barbara Shaw and Willa Garner with 62.5 percent; third place, Leslie Lege and Richard Ray with 61.4 percent; fourth place, Elaine Rowe and Fred Wagner; fifth place, Robert Back and Dennis Wick; and sixth place, Deborah...
December 15, 2012
The Rosemarie Linenberger Grand Slam Charity Bridge group has been meeting nearly every Friday for 12 years with two purposes in mind - to play bridge and support the local charities of the group's choice. This year, the group voted to help four organizations - Holly Place, Maryland Food Bank-Western Branch (formerly Food Resources), REACH Cold Weather Shelter and The Salvation Army. While enjoying casual bridge each Friday at Western Sizzlin' restaurant, the group collects $2 per person per week and donates the total to the charities after its Christmas luncheon.
December 2, 2012
Pennsylvania's legislators, judges and top executive-branch officials will be receiving automatic salary raises of 2.2 percent, but some said they are not counting on that money for their take-home pay. Gov. Tom Corbett will be eligible for a $187,256 salary, but he will refuse the pay increase and continue to accept a salary of $174,914, which is what he earned when he was elected in 2010, his spokesman told The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa....
November 19, 2012
Charity Trail, 41, of Hedgesville, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Manor, Kearneysville, W.Va. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, W.Va.
November 1, 2012
The PB Knickers Mid-Atlantic Chapter held its third annual golf tournament for charity on Sept. 15 at the Greencastle Greens Golf Course. Each individual chapter of the Knickers selects one charitable cause to support and represent for its annual tournament. The charity that the chapter has selected is Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund Inc., which is a charitable organization whose mission is to provide financial and educational assistance...