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NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | December 26, 2011
It was a busy day for local shopping centers Monday as shoppers hit the stores to redeem Christmas gift cards, exchange items and take advantage of after-Christmas clearance sales. At Valley Mall, crowds gathered around discounted Christmas decorations and 50-percent-off 2012 calendars; moms waited as their preteen daughters tried on clothes; and men carried shopping bags for bargain-hunting wives. Tim Marshall, 50, of Cearfoss took a break on a bench while his wife shopped. “She buys now for next Christmas,” he said.
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NEWS
December 21, 1998
Editor's note: For these 12 days before Christmas, we will be recognizing individuals or groups who make the holidays better for others. This is the ninth in the series. By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer WILLIAMSPORT - When Les Guessford and Jeff Long were growing up in Williamsport, there were no fancy Christmas lights adorning the town park. [cont. from front page ] Long, 36, of Williamsport, said his family would go to Hagerstown City Park every holiday season to see its decorations.
NEWS
August 30, 2010
o Read more Kristy Smith columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Greetings, neighbors I trust you are all back in to a routine for fall by now. The best part: It's football season. The BHS Warriors kickoff the season Friday at home at 7 p.m. Town festival on the horizon Also, right around the corner is Boonesborough Days. Plan now to get your Christmas shopping started Saturday, Sept. 11, and Sunday, Sept. 12, at Shafer Park. You can park at Trinity Lutheran Church and make a donation to the youth group in the process.
NEWS
Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | November 28, 2011
Good morning, dear friends. I trust that your Thanksgiving holiday was blessed. A plentiful amount of food and family were enjoyed and cherished. Christmas decorations are up and shining.   Get your outside decorations up in the next two weeks so that you are ready for Olde Tyme Christmas on Friday, Dec. 9.  Residents in town should have found luminaria kits dropped off at their homes over the weekend. Instructions for setup and use are included in the bags. Olde Tyme Christmas runs from 6 to 9 p.m., so be sure to have the candles set up and glowing by 6 p.m. Salon raises $1,100 for shelter Linda Sue Renner, owner of Universal Hair Studios, LLC hosted Cuttin' for Critters, a benefit for the Humane Society of Washington County.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | December 3, 1999
Robert and Stella Mumma bought ribbons on a "memory tree" Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery in honor of their daughter, who died last month, and then marched with about 400 other people to Hagerstown City Park to watch as Christmas decorations were lighted. The event has become an annual tradition. Rose Hill Cemetery has sponsored its event for 11 years now in conjunction with the city. It was a first for the Mummas, who will celebrate their first Christmas without daughter Sue Ann Mumma Deneen.
OPINION
May 16, 2011
It’s the Christmas decorations, stupid. Here we’ve all been fretting and wringing our hands over government spending, trying to figure out how to cut millions and billions and trillions (oh, my) from bloated public budgets, when the answer was sliding down the chimney right in front of us. According to a report in The Herald-Mail on the City of Hagerstown’s efforts to control spending, City Council Member Forrest Easton “suggested the city cut unallocated expenditures and expenditures on Christmas decorations …” Oh holy night, Batman, there’s a line item I bet you didn’t see coming.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | December 12, 2004
SHARPSBURG When the Friends of the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum were planning their third annual holiday open house for this weekend, Darc Easton suggested they include something for youngsters to do this year. So Saturday, while the grown-ups were wandering around looking at the exhibits and checking out the log house recently relocated to the property, youngsters were making Christmas decorations the way children might have more than 100 years ago. "It's our way of showing kids what Christmas ornaments were like before Wal-Mart," Easton said.
NEWS
December 21, 2007
Woman wanted for murder in Philadephia arrested at Citicorp A woman wanted by Philadelphia police in connection with the slaying of her 53-year-old mother was arrested north of Hagerstown Thursday, police said. Jahina Damon, 31, of unknown address, was wanted on murder and arson charges after allegedly shooting Lolita Lee in her Philadelphia home early Thursday morning. Damon also fired at two other people in the house and set the home on fire, according to a spokesman for the Philadelphia Police Department.
NEWS
January 8, 2006
HCC AlumniAssociation Vendors are being sought for the HCC Alumni Association's 12th annual Flower & Garden Show on Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Athletic, Recreation, and Community Center (ARCC). "The Gift of the Garden" is the theme for this year's show. Items and businesses typically featured include nurseries, lawn and garden equipment, pottery and statuary, pools, landscaping, tree services, stone products, herbs and violets, outdoor furniture, florists, wild bird products, home dcor and natural gourmet gifts from the garden.
NEWS
By LAURA BELL / Pulse Correspondent | December 11, 2007
You've heard of the 12 days of Christmas, right? So when did 12 days become two months? The Christmas season has become increasingly commercial, fast-paced and stressful over the years. When we were kids, it was simple: Be good, make a list, bake cookies, decorate a tree, etc. Now there's shopping for everyone, avoiding crowds, saving money. There are blow-up decorations in yards before Thanksgiving's over. We see Christmas decorations at stores in October, and our childhood heroes, Santa and his elves, have become a marketing tool for stores.
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