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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.
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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
by RICHARD BELISLE | December 26, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com TRI-STATE - Mother Nature must have been feeling sentimental. For the first time in nine years, she graced the Tri-State area with a white Christmas. According to area weather observers, residents woke up Christmas morning to more than 4 inches of snow from a storm that began Tuesday afternoon, let off during the night then picked up steam again Christmas morning. According to Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer's Web site, 1.4 inches fell Christmas Eve and 3.9 inches more fell Christmas Day. Keefer said the only other time significant snow fell on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day was in 1962, when 5 inches fell.
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....
NEWS
December 20, 2005
Every family has its own holiday traditions. Here, teen writers with The Herald-Mail's Next section share some of theirs. Stockings unstuffed By Nell Barber My brother and I get up and go to my parents' room with our stockings and open them on their bed. Then we have breakfast and then take turns opening presents. Card making By Fedora Copley My dad and I make Christmas cards and sell them at the Farmers Market in Hagerstown on Saturdays.
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