January 3, 2013
Bridal Expo scheduled for this weekend in Pa. CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - J&B Bridals and Tuxedos is hosting a bridal expo on Sunday at Wilson College's Laird Hall featuring more than 30 wedding-related businesses. Bridal Show 2013 will feature a New York runway show by award-winning bridal designer Madeline Gardner. Gardner is designer of Mori Lee Bridal Fashions and will be showing her spring 2013 bridal fashions. Gardner has won several industry awards for her creations, according to a news release.
January 1, 2013
The City of Hagerstown will be offering the collection of Christmas trees for residents starting Wednesday, according to a city news release. The city's Department of Public Works will only collect Christmas trees only, and all ornaments, tinsel, lights or other decorations must be removed. No other debris placed by the curb will be collected at that time. Residents may place their tree at the curb in front of their residence as early as 4 p.m. before and no later than 7 a.m. on their scheduled collection date (see below)
December 29, 2012
The city of Hagerstown will offer the collection of Christmas trees for residents starting Jan. 2, according to a city news release. The city's Department of Public Works will collect Christmas trees only. All ornaments, tinsel, lights or other decorations must be removed. No other debris placed by the curb will be collected at that time. Residents may place their tree at the curb in front of their residence as early as 4 p.m. before and no later than 7 a.m. on their scheduled collection date.
December 26, 2012
On Nov. 17, the Waynesboro Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1 State Hill Road, held its 30th annual Festival of Praise, where the congregation brings a food offering to the front of the church. In advance, the front of the church is decorated with large boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables and a Christmas tree decorated with paper angels, each angel containing the name of a child and what they would like for Christmas. “It's an amazing thing,” said longtime organizer Paulette Alexander of Shady Grove, Pa. “To see all the church members - adults and children alike - carrying their bags of groceries to the platform.” As the church members bring their food gifts, and offerings, and thank-you notes, they also take a name or two from the tree to provide clothing and toy gifts for each child. This year, the church provided for about 20 families and 44 children.
December 23, 2012
Ornaments are more than decorations on a Christmas tree. With each hook, they hold a memory. They could be a store-bought ornament that was given to mark a milestone in your life. Or maybe it was a handmade item made by your babies who are now grown-up and have babies of their own. Maybe it was a gift from your grandmother who loved you unconditionally, but sadly passed away years ago. We asked our readers to share with us their stories and a photo about their favorite ornaments and we had a wonderful response.
December 16, 2012
“I'm calling just to say how much I enjoy Tim Rowland's column, and especially today's, Dec. 6, when he's talking about sweat pants and he says 'when Spandex is just too formal.' The guy is a crackup. Please let him know how much we enjoy him.” - Huyetts “I'm calling about the Christmas tree at the lake at City Park. It's a beautiful, beautifully shaped tree, and poorly decorated. I've noticed the tree in the square in Hagerstown, I've noticed the beautiful tree in front of our hospital, and often wondered, I wonder why the city of Hagerstown doesn't put more time in decorating that tree.
December 14, 2012
Name: Spider Age: 1-year-old Color: Black and white Breed: domesticated shorthair ID: A17304001 Sweet, handsome and loving, Spider has been waiting patiently for his turn for a home. Spending the holidays cuddled under a Christmas tree would be fantastic. Spider and many other animals are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, north of Hagerstown. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
December 12, 2012
An offer from a Catholic priest to add a manger scene in Joseph Hancock Park as an expression of “Christmas culture” was debated by the Hancock Town Council on Wednesday night, which then unanimously approved the display. The council approved the placing of a crèche of other symbols in the park with some qualifications. First would be that such displays be sponsored by organizations within Hancock; second, that the organization have an insurance rider; and third, that the town place a disclaimer stating that it was put up by a private organization and the town neither condoned nor condemned the display.
December 7, 2012
1. Good tidings of great joy Children and youth will present the story of the Nativity as traditional and contemporary Christmas music plays in the background. Live animals are included. Show is at 6 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, and Sunday, Dec. 16, at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport. Call 301-223-8887. 2. Friday night and viper jazz Woody Pines will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va.
December 7, 2012
For Alekos 2 Go owner Steve Kontos, the Grinch came early. Kontos showed up at work Friday morning to notice some of the lights stolen from his Christmas tree outside and an American flag stolen from the property. “I'm inside prepping, running back and forth, and I noticed out front there was a stack of lightbulbs from the Christmas tree laying on the ground,” he said. “I thought that was weird because they were on last night when we left.” Kontos also realized that the heat was not working when he went inside.