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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | December 27, 2008
Every year as the Christmas season ends, I'm left with a pile of Christmas cards. Some, like the ones sent from my grandmother, are tucked away in a keepsake box. But what do you do with those other cards that are too beautiful to part with, but not sentimental enough to be put in the scrapbook? Recycle. Christmas cards can be turned into decorations or gifts for next year. Here are just a few ideas for giving those Christmas cards a second life. Postcards Before Christmas cards were shoved into envelopes for mailing, holiday cards at the turn of the century often arrived through the mail as postcards.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 25, 2008
To donate What: South Hagerstown High School PTA is collecting Christmas cards for members of the military in Iraq. When: Until Dec. 12 Where: Susquehanna Bank locations in Washington County HAGERSTOWN South Hagerstown High School's PTA is collecting Christmas cards that will be sent to military servicemen and servicewomen in Iraq during the holiday season. PTA President Robert Harr said the group wanted to do something for the community and thought of collecting cards.
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By MARLO BARNHART | December 8, 2008
CLEAR SPRING - Even though Christmas comes every year, Christmas in Clear Spring -- as a garden club event -- only happens every three years. On Saturday, from 5:20 to 8:30 p.m., festivities will be held throughout the town and at Plumb Grove near the school complex west of town. The kickoff location is the Verizon Building on the east end of town. One of the main events is a Christmas decorating contest sponsored by the Clear Spring Town Council, which will award prizes. A model train display will be set up at Silver Plume Station, 150 Cumberland St. Town Hall is where refreshments will be served and bathroom facilities are available.
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December 12, 2006
Hagerstown TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 77 members collected more than 500 Christmas cards to be sent to men and women in the military.
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October 31, 2009
The Long Meadows Rotary Club is the charter organization for Cub Scout Pack 103, and sponsors the pack. The pack consists of approximately 60 Scouts ranging from first to fifth grade.Community service projects the pack plans include making Christmas cards for the troops in Iraq, making Christmas Cards and caroling for residents of the Coffman and Avalon Manor Nursing Homes, caroling at the Western Maryland Hospital Center, collecting canned foods for a Washington County food bank and conducting a clothing and toy drive for Children In Need.
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By MELITA WISHARD | October 31, 2008
Friendship club meeting The Maugansville Senior Friendship Club will meet Tuesday at the TOPS Chinese Buffet at the North Village Plaza. After the meeting, a Dutch treat lunch will follow. The speaker will be Cathy Fisher, who will talk about the new senior center and how it will serve people's needs. Don't forget items that will be sent to Holly Place for its resale shop. Clothing or thrift shop items are welcome. Even though it is Election Day, a good turnout for the meeting is expected.
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By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885 | October 30, 2008
Trick or treat Residents in the Woodmore Development, beside Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park will host trick or treat tonight. Area residents who are interested in participating by handing out treats may turn on an outdoor light from 6 to 8 p.m. Birthday wishes Happy birthday wishes go out to David Wolfensberger of Roessner Avenue in Halfway, who will celebrate his special day Friday. Wishing you a very happy birthday, with much love from Mom and family!
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 25, 2010
The Waffle House on Sharpsburg Pike felt more like a home on Christmas Day as some families gathered at the restaurant to share their holiday breakfast. Boonsboro resident Jill Selby said her family made Waffle House a part of its Christmas celebration about a decade ago. “We come out for breakfast after we open our presents,” she said. “It’s the only place that’s open. They always treat us good. It’s sad they have to work, but I’m thankful they do.” Waffle House District Manager John Strickland said the restaurant chain never closes.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | January 18, 2012
All grades participated when students at Williamsport Elementary School made approximately 400 Christmas cards and sent them, along with 106 pounds of candy, to the troops serving overseas. Recently, the school received a letter from Sgt. Brandon Guffey, serving in Afghanistan. He told the students that he misses his family and is thankful for the letters and packages they sent. He said he got their address from a stamp on the back of the Christmas cards. Downsville Ruritan to hold pancake breakfast Downsville Ruritan Club will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. at the old Downsville school.
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Lisa Prejean | November 29, 2012
I walked into the student lounge after school one day this week and was greeted with "Hey, Mrs. Prejean, Hope is the thing with feathers!' " I smiled, knowing that one of my students was teasing me with the first line of the poem he was memorizing for English class. As we were preparing for our school Poetry Out Loud recitation contest. Each student was required to memorize two poems. There was the usual moaning and groaning about having to learn poetry: "Tell me again, why do we need to do this?"
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Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | September 4, 2012
I would like to wish Catharine Stockslager a very happy 100th birthday on Sept.11. She is an avid Baltimore Orioles fan and is enjoying watching her O's have a winning season. Hope you have a wonderful day, Catharine. St. Mark's Lutheran Church to hold program St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Avenue, welcomes the Rev. Dr. Michael Barry on Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon as he presents the program “Release! The Healing Power of Forgiveness.” Barry is the director of pastoral care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | January 18, 2012
All grades participated when students at Williamsport Elementary School made approximately 400 Christmas cards and sent them, along with 106 pounds of candy, to the troops serving overseas. Recently, the school received a letter from Sgt. Brandon Guffey, serving in Afghanistan. He told the students that he misses his family and is thankful for the letters and packages they sent. He said he got their address from a stamp on the back of the Christmas cards. Downsville Ruritan to hold pancake breakfast Downsville Ruritan Club will hold a pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m. at the old Downsville school.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | December 20, 2011
Greencastle-Antrim High School senior Megan Misiak won't be home for the holidays, but people in Franklin County, Pa., are hoping to send a little home to her as she rehabilitates from an Aug. 31 auto accident. Megan's homeroom teacher Martina Fegan is spearheading a schoolwide and communitywide Christmas card shower. “Anyone can participate. I'm sure it would mean a lot to her. I hope we get a nice box full of cards,” Fegan said. Caleb Bartlett, a senior and co-leader of the school's Tumani Ambassador Club, attended a number of classes with Megan.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | November 27, 2011
Some U.S. military members stationed in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait won't be home for the holidays, but a local group of dedicated people is making sure they are not forgotten. For the ninth year, about 50 people gathered Sunday at Camp Manidokan along Harpers Ferry Road south of Sharpsburg to put together 570 boxes containing Christmas cards, personal hygiene items and snacks that will be sent to U.S. military members serving abroad. The group started sending the packages after learning that some military members did not receive any mail.
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Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | October 24, 2011
Clear Spring Homemakers will meet Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Phoebe's House in Williamsport. Don't forget to bring your flower bulb fundraising order and money. Remember to bring your $5 yearly dues and $10 if you plan to attend the Washington County Homemakers Christmas luncheon on Dec. 1. Lastly, don't forget to bring items for your shoe box. For more information, call Ruth at 301-842-2334. Holiday cards for sale The Clear Spring Garden Club is selling Christmas cards to support Christmas in Clear Spring that will be held this year from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The new design is a watercolor by Cindy Downs, and depicts Santa Claus ready to go down a chimney while his team of reindeer and sleigh are on the rooftop nearby.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 25, 2010
The Waffle House on Sharpsburg Pike felt more like a home on Christmas Day as some families gathered at the restaurant to share their holiday breakfast. Boonsboro resident Jill Selby said her family made Waffle House a part of its Christmas celebration about a decade ago. “We come out for breakfast after we open our presents,” she said. “It’s the only place that’s open. They always treat us good. It’s sad they have to work, but I’m thankful they do.” Waffle House District Manager John Strickland said the restaurant chain never closes.
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By HEATHER LOWERY | July 17, 2010
CLEAR SPRING - It all started with a letter in 1939. Kathleen King, 80, of Clear Spring, and Evelyn Barrington, 80, of Omaha, Neb., have been pen pals off and on for more than 70 years. "We've been writing to each other since the fourth grade. We connected through My Weekly Reader, a little newspaper that came out weekly to the elementary schools," King said. Barrington remembered reading in the elementary newspaper about pen pals and decided to write to King "I saw her name in (My)
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December 20, 2009
The Ladies of Harley gathered with more than 40 volunteers at the Community Building in Byron Memorial Park Dec. 2 for some special work. They packed boxes with food, treats, personal items and decorations to be mailed to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. Roberta Nave, Ladies of Harley officer, said this is the fourth year the group has organized the project. "We do this twice a year, but this is the largest shipment we have ever made, about twice what we sent last year," Nave said.
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December 18, 2009
Writer wishes all a Merry Christmas To the editor: I don't have my Christmas cards ready yet, haven't even started to think about cookies, still have to finish the decorating, the shopping, the wrapping, etc. Well, at least the tree is up. And people ask me if I am ready for Christmas? Ha ha, me? But I am ready for the true meaning of the day. Usually the night before, I finish all of the "busy work. " It is all crazy, but fun. I love this time of year. People seem so much happier buying for others.
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