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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 3, 2012
A Dec. 15 Christmas celebration in Blue Ridge Summit will harken to the holidays 150 years ago when the region's men were headed to battle in the Civil War. Living historians associated with the Monterey Pass Battlefield will gather in the battlefield's future interpretive center off Pa. 16 across from Happel's Meadow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There, they will get together around a fire and talk about families being separated by war in 1862. “There are a couple different scenarios we'll be playing out,” said John Miller, historian.
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by KRISTIN WILSON | December 1, 2005
kristinw@herald-mail.com HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Olde Tyme Christmas in Harpers Ferry returns for a 35th season, offering something for every holiday visitor. From Civil War history to children's activities, live music to arts and crafts, guests will find myriad activities mixed among the shops, restaurants and historical markers. "We've got events for all kinds of interests," says Laura Wright, a Harpers Ferry business owner and member of the board of directors for Harpers Ferry Mainstreet.
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December 5, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - Charles Dickens, whose books created many of the Christmas images of close families and good cheer, kicked his wife out of their house, forbade his daughters to visit her and kept a mistress. Dickens also did not follow the Christian beliefs behind Christmas, said Roger Jerome, an actor and historian who will present "A Dickens of a Christmas" Saturday at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. "It was a well-kept secret in the Victorian era," Jerome said.
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December 27, 2007
From left, Gary Grimes, Santa Claus (aka Roger Grimes) and Washington County Commissioners Vice President Terry Baker are shown Sunday night at the Christmas celebration in Williamsport. Gary Grimes, a Williamsport resident, and Baker helped Santa Claus distribute treats to children in Williamsport's Byron Memorial Park. Santa visited Williamsport on four consecutive nights, with more than 400 children accompanied by their parents and grandparents revealing their Christmas wish lists to Santa directly.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | December 4, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - With visions of rawhides, grain and hay dancing in their heads, a few of Martinsburg's four-legged residents helped to kick off the city's Hometown Christmas celebration Friday evening. During the Pet Parade - a new event this year - dogs, llamas and a goat ushered in a visit from Santa, who rode in a toy-laden wagon pulled by two mules. Also during the Christmas celebration, people could sign a holiday card for a veteran, listen to singing groups, peruse vendors' wares or write on the streets at the intersection of King and Queen streets with chalk.
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December 6, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. ? Children at First Church in Berkeley Springs are taking to the stage this season. Twenty children ages 5 to 9 have gathered to sing, dance and celebrate in the new holiday musical "The Mystery of the Manger: It's the Gospel Truth!" Performances will take place Saturday at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Starring Aminta Ellis as "Jane Blonde" and Megan Dougherty as choir director "Mrs. Evans," the cast includes children promising to both entertain and enlighten.
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By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229 | December 17, 2008
Dinner theater to present show The Christmas dinner theater presentation of "A Christmas in Cricket County" will be held Sunday at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St. Performances will be at 2 and 6 p.m. The menu is country vittles. Tickets cost $5 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling 301-223-7040. Christmas celebration An old-fashioned Christmas celebration, sponsored by Williamsport's Downtown Merchants, will be Saturday, starting at 4 p.m. The schedule is as follows: visit with Santa Claus, 4 to 8 p.m.; horse and buggy rides, 5 to 8 p.m.; carol sing, 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Mayor McCleaf will read "'Twas The Night Before Christmas," 7 p.m. Conococheague Street will be blocked off from the Town Clock Building to West Potomac Street.
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December 18, 2011
Events and programs scheduled this week at senior citizens centers in Washington County, Md. and Franklin County, Pa.: Maryland Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Lunch served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 11 a.m. Bingo - Monday, 9:30 a.m. Uno, cards or games - Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. ...
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By BILL KOHLER | billk@herald-mail.com | December 3, 2012
A community tradition that started more than two decades ago is in full swing at the Waynesboro Area YMCA. The 12 Days of Christmas celebration started Saturday with the 13th annual craft fair and continues through Dec. 12 with a sweet treat day that allows members to enjoy snacks and beverages while they use the YMCA facilities. The 12 Days effort is coordinated by Member Services Director Fran Britsch, who said the celebration has been going on for more than 20 years. Saturday's craft fair saw more than 300 people and was followed by a See it, Try it day with a new Les Mills program called Cx Worx.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 3, 2012
A Dec. 15 Christmas celebration in Blue Ridge Summit will harken to the holidays 150 years ago when the region's men were headed to battle in the Civil War. Living historians associated with the Monterey Pass Battlefield will gather in the battlefield's future interpretive center off Pa. 16 across from Happel's Meadow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There, they will get together around a fire and talk about families being separated by war in 1862. “There are a couple different scenarios we'll be playing out,” said John Miller, historian.
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By BILL KOHLER | billk@herald-mail.com | December 3, 2012
A community tradition that started more than two decades ago is in full swing at the Waynesboro Area YMCA. The 12 Days of Christmas celebration started Saturday with the 13th annual craft fair and continues through Dec. 12 with a sweet treat day that allows members to enjoy snacks and beverages while they use the YMCA facilities. The 12 Days effort is coordinated by Member Services Director Fran Britsch, who said the celebration has been going on for more than 20 years. Saturday's craft fair saw more than 300 people and was followed by a See it, Try it day with a new Les Mills program called Cx Worx.
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December 18, 2011
Events and programs scheduled this week at senior citizens centers in Washington County, Md. and Franklin County, Pa.: Maryland Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Lunch served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m.; and Wednesday at 11 a.m. Bingo - Monday, 9:30 a.m. Uno, cards or games - Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. ...
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | December 17, 2011
Snow flurries and an old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh created the perfect backdrop for Saturday's Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas Celebration. Now in its sixth year, the event, sponsored by the Blue Ridge Summit Free Library, featured a host of free activities in and around the library. Once 5-year-old Carleigh Forrest of Cascade saw a white horse pulling a sleigh, her parents knew how they would be spending their Saturday evening. "We were coming around and she saw the snow and said, 'Look, it's snowing.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | December 4, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- With First Friday paired with the Heritage Christmas celebration Friday, downtown Greencastle got a dose of double-dipped holiday cheer. Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce hosted both events downtown, welcoming impressive crowds. "This is wonderful," newly appointed Executive Director Joel Fridgen said. "There are a lot of people in the square, and you can hear Christmas caroling. " Before the event opened at 5 p.m., not everyone was certain the two events could work in harmony.
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November 2, 2009
BOONSBORO -- Olde Tyme Christmas will be held in Boonsboro's Shafer Park on Friday, Dec. 4, according to the town's online newsletter. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. They include the lighting of the town's Christmas tree, luminaria, Santa's arrival, and performances by the Boonsboro High School and Rohrersville bands. Light refreshments will be served beside the Scout cabin, in Pavilion No. 4.
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By JOAN KNODE / 301-223-7229 | December 17, 2008
Dinner theater to present show The Christmas dinner theater presentation of "A Christmas in Cricket County" will be held Sunday at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St. Performances will be at 2 and 6 p.m. The menu is country vittles. Tickets cost $5 per person and must be purchased in advance by calling 301-223-7040. Christmas celebration An old-fashioned Christmas celebration, sponsored by Williamsport's Downtown Merchants, will be Saturday, starting at 4 p.m. The schedule is as follows: visit with Santa Claus, 4 to 8 p.m.; horse and buggy rides, 5 to 8 p.m.; carol sing, 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Mayor McCleaf will read "'Twas The Night Before Christmas," 7 p.m. Conococheague Street will be blocked off from the Town Clock Building to West Potomac Street.
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December 27, 2007
From left, Gary Grimes, Santa Claus (aka Roger Grimes) and Washington County Commissioners Vice President Terry Baker are shown Sunday night at the Christmas celebration in Williamsport. Gary Grimes, a Williamsport resident, and Baker helped Santa Claus distribute treats to children in Williamsport's Byron Memorial Park. Santa visited Williamsport on four consecutive nights, with more than 400 children accompanied by their parents and grandparents revealing their Christmas wish lists to Santa directly.
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December 6, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. ? Children at First Church in Berkeley Springs are taking to the stage this season. Twenty children ages 5 to 9 have gathered to sing, dance and celebrate in the new holiday musical "The Mystery of the Manger: It's the Gospel Truth!" Performances will take place Saturday at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Starring Aminta Ellis as "Jane Blonde" and Megan Dougherty as choir director "Mrs. Evans," the cast includes children promising to both entertain and enlighten.
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