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NEWS
December 24, 2009
Five things to do this week Go to the movies Lots to see in theaters this week end. "Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel," pictured, is in theaters now. "It's Complicated," a rom-com starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin, opens Christmas Day, as does "Sherlock Holmes. " When the parents are away ... Kevin McCalister will play. Christmas classic "Home Alone," starring McCauley Caulkin as Kevin McCallister, will be shown Wednesday, Dec. 30, at The Capitol Theatre in downtown Chambersburg, Pa. See page B3. I heard the bells on Christmas Eve Carilloneur Julia Littleton will perform seasonal music at midnight Christmas Eve on the carillon at Mercersburg Academy's chapel, 300 E. Seminary St. Go to www.mercersburg.
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NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | December 24, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Icy road conditions caused 47 traffic accidents in the City of Hagerstown between midnight and 8 a.m. Wednesday, Police Chief Arthur Smith said. Salt wasn't spread on the streets immediately because only a partial crew was on duty, according to a city official. Smith said one of the accidents was a seven-vehicle pileup that involved a fire truck in the 400 block of Jefferson Boulevard. Only one person suffered a minor injury throughout the course of the night, he said.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | December 26, 2002
andrews@herald-mail.com BOONSBORO - Dates and names are getting harder for Martha Rice to remember now that she's 102 years old. But hymns, though, she sings - and remembers - sharply. "What a friend we have in Jesus," Rice sings, after some prompting. "All our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!" The most important advice for a long, healthy life, she said, is "try to serve the Lord, for He's our boss. " Rice turned 102 Wednesday - Christmas Day. The staff and residents at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, where she has lived for the last two years, threw her a party on Christmas Eve. Rice was born in Wolfsville in Frederick County, Md., and fondly cherishes the years she attended Salem United Methodist Church.
NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | December 27, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Santa's station in the center of Valley Mall shut down after Christmas Eve, but the holiday shopping season isn't over. Shoppers flooded the mall Tuesday to return Christmas presents, browse sales and cash in their gift cards. Mary Miller had returns to make Tuesday. She stood in a long line at one of the service centers in Bon-Ton waiting to return a pair of jeans she bought her husband for Christmas. The size was wrong, she said. Miller started her day at Kmart, she said.
NEWS
December 14, 2006
'Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge' Julie Herbst plays Mrs. Bob Cratchit, a minor character from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," in a parody presented by Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Showtimes for "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge" are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 31 and Jan. 7; and 8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 4 and 11. Performances continue through Saturday, Jan. 13, at Maryland Ensemble Theatre, FSK Hotel, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Tickets cost $15 to $20. For reservations, call 301-694-4744 or go to www.marylandensemble.
NEWS
December 7, 2006
'Sanders Family Christmas' WINCHESTER, Va. - The Sanders Family returns to Mount Pleasant, N.C. It's Christmas Eve 1941. The show includes more than two dozen Christmas carols, many of them vintage hymns, and yuletide stories. Continues through Saturday, Dec. 23. 2:30 p.m. Saturdays; 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets cost $10 to $27. The Old Town Events Center, 403 S. Loudoun St. For information and tickets, call Wayside Theatre box office at 540-869-1776 or go to www.waysidetheatre.
LIFESTYLE
BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | December 16, 2010
This is the holiday gift guide for the other kind of last-minute shopper — the kind with people to shop for and only $20 to spend on them. Oh, and it's late Christmas Eve. Really late. Most people have bought at least one gift by now — 96 percent of consumers, according to the National Retail Federation. The remaining 4 percent are gift-buyers who the NRF says just got around to buying Christmas gifts this week. But then there’s a second kind of shopper. After the denouement of spending season, the final mall gate has closed, the last call for toys has passed and the window for cyber shopping has shut, the only thing open is the gas station convenience store — hence our "convenient" Christmas gift guide.
NEWS
b KAREN HANNA | December 12, 2005
WASHINGTON COUNTY karenh@herald-mail.com To guarantee a white Christmas, Santa Claus and his eight tiny reindeer might have to deliver snow themselves this year from the North Pole. According to AccuWeather meteorologist Ray Martin, this year's odds of Christmas-card weather are slightly better than average. But they are not guaranteed. "This year, we're thinking it's a 40 to 50 percent chance because there's been so much snow so early (that) the pattern seems pretty conducive for more snow," Martin said Sunday.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | November 30, 1999
Santa's station in the center of Valley Mall shut down after Christmas Eve, but the holiday shopping season isn't over. Shoppers flooded the mall Tuesday to return Christmas presents, browse sales and cash in their gift cards. Mary Miller had returns to make Tuesday. She stood in a long line at one of the service centers in Bon-Ton waiting to return a pair of jeans she bought her husband for Christmas. The size was wrong, she said. Miller started her day at Kmart, she said.
NEWS
December 7, 2005
Smithsburg Senior Site 29 Blue Mountain Estates Smithsburg 301-824-2183 Bingo - Thursdays, Dec. 8 and 22, 10 a.m. Exercise - Fridays, Dec. 9 and 16, Mondays, Dec. 12 and 19, 10 a.m. Uno or dominoes - Friday, Dec. 16, Monday, Dec. 19, Tuesday, Dec. 27, 10 a.m. Movie and popcorn "Santa Claus II" - Wednesday, Dec. 7, Part 1; and Friday, Dec. 9, Part 2, 10 a.m. "Christmas Memories" - Monday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m....
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