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December 22, 2010
Antietam Church of God, 4005 Harpers Ferry Road, Sharpsburg, will hold a Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Friday. Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, 20402 Beaver Creek Road, a Christmas Eve candlelight service with communion will begin at 11 p.m. Friday. Erin Gaines, Deb IntVeldt and Adam Lane, with Judah and Lydia Ickes, will present special music. Blair's Valley First Church of God, A Christmas Eve children's program will be at 6 p.m. Friday. Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, 14010 Greencastle Pike, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, Shining Stars at the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service Friday.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | December 23, 2011
Ebenezer AME Church's Senior Choir will hold its 36th annual Christmas Eve cantata Saturday at 9 p.m. This year's cantata is titled "A Light Still Shines. " The community is invited. The congregation will celebrate Christmas on Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m. The church is at 40 Bethel St. in Hagerstown. Christmas Eve service Second Christian Church, at 65 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown, will hold its Christmas Eve service Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. All are welcome.
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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.
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December 17, 2010
Mount Vernon Reformed United Church of Christ will hold a  “Dogs and Cats” welcome Christmas Eve service Friday, Dec. 24. The church is at 64 S. Main St. in Keedysville. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the service begins at 5 p.m. Pets should be on a leash or in a pet carrier. Each dog and cat will receive an animal goody bag and a holiday scarf to celebrate the season. For more information, call The Rev. Delancy Catlett, pastor, at 717-977-4232 or Leslie Hart at 301-797-6290.
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December 21, 2012
Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, candlelight Christmas Eve service with communion at 11 p.m. Monday. Music by pianist Nick IntVeldt and soloist Deb IntVeldt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday. A Christmas Eve barn service at 20905 Twin Springs Drive, Smithsburg at 11 p.m. Monday. Call 301-733-8387. Blair's Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring, Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Monday. The choir will present a cantata, Worship the King.
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December 21, 2010
The United Churches of the Chambersburg Area will sponsor a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Friday at the historic Letterkenny Chapel. The service will be patterned after the traditional Christmas Eve services held from 1960 to 1995, when the chapel served its congregation as a military chapel. This year's speaker will be the Rev. Alan C. Witter. The Rev. Ray L. Kauffman and the Rev. Paul Yeun will assist as liturgists. Witter, a Free Methodist minister, has served at Spirit of Christ Community Church in Chambersburg, as a missionary in Haiti and Nigeria, and at Free Methodist congregations in Maine and New York.
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December 21, 2012
This year, more than 2,200 Christmas Day meals will go to area families from the caring hands of the Meritus Medical Center emergency department and staff in the 10th annual Lend-A-Hand project for the Tri-State area. More than 150 volunteers, including doctors and nurses from the Meritus Medical Center emergency department, which sponsors the annual Christmas Eve project, will prepare holiday meals for delivery in a conference room-turned-distribution point at Robinwood Professional Center.
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December 28, 2011
Hagerstown police have charged a city man with allegedly threatening a man with a handgun on Christmas Eve. Tony Grant, 24, whose last known address was 408 N. Prospect St., is charged with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, carrying a handgun and using a firearm in a crime of violence, according to the statement of charges. Grant was jailed on $150,000 bond, according to Washington County District Court records. Shortly after 10:30 p.m. Saturday, police were called to North Potomac Street for a report of an assault, the charging documents said.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | December 26, 2000
Christmas Eve fires displace families Several families in and around Hagerstown were displaced from their homes by two Christmas Eve fires. At 12:38 a.m. Sunday, firefighters from five area companies responded to 20532 Trovinger Mill Road for a fire that caused $80,000 damage to the single-family home occupied by William Eugene Gutteridge Jr. In an effort to put out the fire, Gutteridge sustained second- and third-degree burns on his feet and hands, said Allen Gosnell, spokesman for the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office.
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OPINION
December 29, 2012
Thumbs up to all the volunteers and organizers and people who donated gifts, food and money toward the Christmas dinners held in Hagerstown, Williamsport, Charles Town, W.Va., and Chambersburg, Pa., on Tuesday. Your selflessness and dedication to helping others speaks volumes. Thumbs up to the community members who came to the aid of the family that lost its home and many of its belongings in a Big Pool Road fire on Dec. 22. People donated money and clothes to the family, which included four adults and one child.
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By JULIE E. GREENE and DAVE McMILLION | julieg@herald-mail.com and davem@herald-mail.com | December 26, 2012
Hagerstown and the surrounding area woke up Tuesday to a white Christmas, much of which had melted by the evening as another storm was expected to bring a wintry mix, including ice, that would make travel treacherous Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. On Christmas Day, the National Weather Service upgraded a winter storm watch for the region to a winter storm advisory, as up to two-tenths of an inch of ice accumulation is expected in the Hagerstown area and along the Interstate 81 corridor through Wednesday night, meteorologist Jared Klein said.
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December 24, 2012
There could be snow and sleet this Christmas Eve as the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va., has issued a winter weather advisory for Washington County and Western Maryland that will be in effect until midnight. The forecast called for a chance of freezing rain Monday afternoon, the weather service said. Snow and sleet could accumulate up to an inch with “a trace” of ice accumulation. The chance of precipitation is near 100 percent, the weather service said. Conditions are expected to be substantially the same for Allegany County, the weather service said.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | December 23, 2012
In Germany, St. Nicholas visits children Dec. 6, accompanied by Krampus to take away those who were bad. Charles Sekula, 67, who grew up just outside Munich, Germany, was taken away when he was 5. “Krampus takes away the bad children until they promise to be good,” Sekula said. “He takes you downstairs and around the corner and lets you out, but at that point you don't know where you are, and you just run until you find your way home.” Sekula, who has lived in Hagerstown for 42 years and practices the common holiday traditions in the United States, said parents contacted people ahead of time to play Krampus and St. Nicholas.
NEWS
December 21, 2012
This year, more than 2,200 Christmas Day meals will go to area families from the caring hands of the Meritus Medical Center emergency department and staff in the 10th annual Lend-A-Hand project for the Tri-State area. More than 150 volunteers, including doctors and nurses from the Meritus Medical Center emergency department, which sponsors the annual Christmas Eve project, will prepare holiday meals for delivery in a conference room-turned-distribution point at Robinwood Professional Center.
NEWS
December 21, 2012
Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, candlelight Christmas Eve service with communion at 11 p.m. Monday. Music by pianist Nick IntVeldt and soloist Deb IntVeldt. Bethel United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, candlelight Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. Monday. A Christmas Eve barn service at 20905 Twin Springs Drive, Smithsburg at 11 p.m. Monday. Call 301-733-8387. Blair's Valley First Church of God, Clear Spring, Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Monday. The choir will present a cantata, Worship the King.
NEWS
December 21, 2012
More than 600 teddy bears are bound for Newtown, Conn., thanks to a quickly launched project at Martinsburg High School to give the grief-stricken community “a big Bear-Hug” for Christmas. High school theater teacher David Ryan said he announced the project Saturday at the school thespian group's public performance of “A Seussified Christmas Carol.” A handwritten note was attached to each bear Thursday afternoon by students who helped pack them into more than 50 boxes, according Ryan.
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December 18, 2012
Mount Vernon Reformed United Church of Christ in Keedysville invites the community to its Dogs and Cats Welcome Christmas Eve service for family, friends, neighbors and their pets. The church doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the service begins at 5 p.m. The church is at 64 S. Main St. in Keedysville. Animals have a special place in the celebration of Christmas, and many Christmas plays and outdoor nativity scenes showcase animals, such as donkeys, camels, sheep, oxen and goats. Pets should be on a leash or in a pet carrier.
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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.
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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | December 16, 2012
LifeHouse Church Bethel, 515 E. Wilson Blvd., will hold a Christmas Eve communion service Monday, Dec. 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. The community is invited. Lions Club Tuesday - The Hagerstown Lions Club will hold its annual Christmas celebration with eggnog. After the party, Lions Club President Clare will lead members through a business and administrative meeting. It will be the final meeting of the year. The first meeting of 2013 will be Tuesday, Jan. 8. City Market to hold Christmas event On Saturday, the City Farmers Market will hold its Christmas event, starting at 8 a.m. Gifts for You Giveaway is a gift-giving event for customers from city vendors and city staff.
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