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NEWS
December 24, 1997
Hopes grow dim for white Christmas By BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writer I'm dreaming of a wet Christmas? It has snowed in the region on Christmas Day only 10 times in this century, and this year is unlikely to change that total, according to weather forecasters. The most Hagerstown is likely to see is a little bit of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasts call for highs in the mid-40s today with rain in the afternoon or early evening. The skies should clear somewhat on Christmas Day, with highs reaching 50 degrees, according to forecasts.
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by MARLO BARNHART | December 13, 2003
Editor's note: This is one in a series of stories running on the 12 days before Christmas to recognize people who make the holidays better for others. While others celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with family and friends, Linn Davison Jr. will be at the REACH Cold Weather Shelter as one of a number of volunteers trying to help make the holidays a little brighter for the lonely and the homeless. "It's difficult but rewarding," Davison said. "We here at Grace United Methodist Church feel that it is a biblical requirement.
NEWS
By DON AINES | December 22, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- For most people, Christmas is about home and family, but for those in Franklin County who lack one or both, there is The Salvation Army and the Congregation Sons of Israel. For about two decades, the synagogue's members and other volunteers have taken over The Salvation Army's kitchen on Christmas Day, serving and delivering meals to hundreds of people. "I truly, truly believe the worst thing is to be alone on Christmas or any holiday," said Lynne Newman, who has been involved in the event for 16 years.
OPINION
December 23, 2010
Christmas Day has the joy, but Christmas Eve has the spirit.   It's the calm before the paper-shredding, food-shoveling, battery-operated storm that, for better or worse, has come to define Christmas. We find that Christmas Eve - after the last store has closed and after the last cookie has been baked - is the most soulful time of the season, the time for taking a breath and enjoying the lighted tree and unripped rainbow of color beneath it. Perhaps some candles and the scent of pine complete the mood.
OPINION
January 20, 2012
Spirit of Christmas can last all year To the editor: Christmas day has passed, but only the day. Christmas itself is still here. You see it in the bright eyes and laughter of our youth, on the table set with nourishing meals and desserts, in hugs and kisses for the older folks as well as the young. Games that exercise the brain. Conversations about everything. Happiness lingers for most of us, but not all. When God calls our loved ones home, we know they are in a better place, but the vacancy hurts.
NEWS
Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | December 17, 2012
St. Peter's Lutheran Church will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight service Monday, Dec. 24, starting at 10 p.m.    The community is invited. The church is at 30 S. Martin St. in Clear Spring. Christmas service On Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 9 a.m., Mount Carmel United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Day service. It will be an informal service with music, Christmas stories and readings. The community is invited. The church is on Big Pool Road near the entrance to Fort Frederick State Park.
NEWS
December 7, 2000
Christmas feasts again served free By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer Restaurateur Nick Giannaris invites Washington County residents without holiday plans to his free Christmas Day feast at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel. "We want everybody to come" to the 14th annual Christmas with Nick, Giannaris said Thursday. "We encourage anyone who's lonely, hungry or in need to take advantage of the true spirit of Christmas," said Cheryl Walkley, executive director of the Community Action Council.
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Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro | December 20, 2011
The Boonsboro High School Band will present a holiday concert tonight in the auditorium at the school at 7 p.m. The event will include seasonal music and light refreshments after the show.  Admission is by donation to the Band Boosters. 'Miracle at the Manger' Mount Nebo Christian Preschool will present  “Miracle at the Manger,” a musical play performed by students ages 2 to 13.    The play will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Boonsboro High School auditorium.
NEWS
December 25, 2000
Movies provide holiday dessert By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg As might be expected on Christmas Day, the Valley Mall parking lot was empty Monday. Except for one place. Outside the RC Theaters, the lot still looked like it was the day before Christmas, jammed with vehicles dispensing their human cargo, the people bundled up and bustling out of the frigid winter air into the inviting warmth of the building. And the people did not have the frenzied look of last-minute shoppers.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | December 25, 2012
Shirley Mae Hutson used to roast venison from a deer that she or her husband, Donald,  shot for Christmas dinner. Then Donald, a carpenter, stopped hunting after he fell 9 feet onto concrete during a job, said Donald Hutson, 75, who lives in the Huyetts Crossroads area. So turkey became the new Christmas Day entree. But for the past three or four Christmases, the Hutsons have gotten their Christmas dinner from the Shepherd's Table at Rehoboth United Methodist Church on East Salisbury Street in Williamsport.
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