Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsChristmas Day
IN THE NEWS

Christmas Day

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.
Advertisement
NEWS
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.
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
by TAMELA BAKER | December 20, 2003
tammyb@herald-mail.com Too tired from the holiday rush to cook Christmas dinner? If you're looking to eat out, your options will be limited. An informal survey of area restaurants, excluding chains and fast-food establishments, showed most will be closed all day. "The only place I know that's gonna be open is the Waffle House," said Sherry Sechler, guest services manager at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg, W.Va., home of Heatherfields Restaurant. For 17 years, Four Points Sheraton hotel owner Nick Giannaris offered a free Christmas dinner to people who are poor or alone for the holiday, but citing health concerns, Giannaris announced earlier this month that he no longer would be hosting the dinner.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
December 22, 2011
The Maryland State Highway Administration will suspend all nonemergency roadwork for the next two holiday weekends, officials said Thursday. The SHA will suspend roadwork from today at 9 a.m. until Tuesday at 9 a.m., SHA spokesman David Buck said in a news release. The same will be true for the New Year's weekend. "We'll suspend roadwork again next Friday at the same time, and it will start again that next Tuesday," Buck said. He said contractors might be out working on Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Thursday, Dec. 29, but the roads will be open any other time between today and Tuesday, Jan. 3. Buck said there is a possibility all roads will remain open throughout next week.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|