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By HEATHER KEELS | | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by LAURA ERNDE | December 2, 2002
HAGERSTOWN - Barbara Myers stopped to sketch pictures of some wooden crafts she saw at the Americana Arts & Crafts Christmas Fair in Hagerstown on Saturday. Myers, 53, of Falling Waters, W.Va., said she was there to get ideas for her own crafts in addition to shopping for gifts. Hundreds of people visited the annual show, which continues today at Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center. Admission is free to browse the unique items handmade by craftspeople throughout the region.
by LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN | December 19, 2003
Each year as we unpack the Christmas decorations, I'm reminded of how quickly time passes. The baubles I cherish the most are the lop-sided, one-eyed creations of chubby little fingers. On the back of each homemade decoration is my son's name or my daughter's name and the year it was created. My kids love looking back at what they've made, and we talk about the teachers who helped them with each craft. If Mommy was their helper, we talk about what we did. Some of the messes we've made together over the years ... well, just don't mention papier-mch to my husband, OK?
February 7, 2002
Mail Call for 2/6 "A great big thank you to the elderly gentleman who helped two young boys cross the street, Friday, Feb. 1, at Burhans Boulevard near County Market. A great big thank you for helping. " "I am confined to my home and I work puzzles. I have at least 12 2,000-piece puzzles, they are all there. Would anyone out there like to have them? All you have to do is come and get them. Call Tony in The Herald-Mail newsroom in the mornings at 301-791-7647 and he will give you the phone number to call.
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