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By BRENDAN KIRBY | December 21, 1999
The Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack predicts a white Christmas. Statistically speaking, there is a 10 percent chance. cont. from front page But Santa Claus probably will need wheels on the bottom of his sleigh this year, according to some forecasters. Andy Woodcock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the most snow the area could get is less than an inch within the next 24 hours. Forecasts call for partly sunny weather both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. "I would say the odds are not grand, but it will feel a little more like Christmas with the temperature," he said.
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.
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.
By DAN DEARTH | | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | 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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