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July 28, 2013
The Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Benjamin M. Seibert. Seibert, a graduate of Williamsport High School, plans to attend the University of Maryland in College Park and major in environmental engineering. The scholarship is awarded annually to students in the Tri-State area who plan to study in natural resources/agriculture-related fields.
NEWS
February 17, 2008
A $1,000 scholarship is being offered by the Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club to a student in the Tri-State area. All school guidance counselors have been sent a packet of scholarship information, which is to be made available to interested students. It includes the qualifications and eligibility requirements. For more information, contact the guidance office at your local high school.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | February 10, 2001
Model horse collectors gather at Wilson College for show CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - As a horse show, this one was cleaner, quieter and absent the familiar odor normally associated with the big domestic animals. Most of the horses on display by the hundreds Saturday at a model horse show at Wilson College were made of plastic and a few were made of china, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of their owners which seemed no less intense than if their horses were made of flesh, hair and bone.
NEWS
by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | November 28, 2004
wandaw@herald-mail.com It was a "choo choo" of a Saturday for model train collectors in search of rare or unique railroad locomotives, freight cars and other collectible model train parts. Bud White, 61, drove two hours from Oakland, Md., to attend Saturday's train show sponsored by the Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum Inc. White was one of hundreds who filled Washington County's Agricultural Education Center along Sharpsburg Pike. Many traveled from across the region to shop and view thousands of model trains carrying price tags from $7 to $395.
NEWS
February 16, 2007
HALFWAY - The Hagerstown Stamp Club is sponsoring the Hagerpex XXXVI Stamp Show on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way. The show will feature 13 stamp and postcard dealers, plus a U.S. Postal Service representative. Admission is free. There will be door prizes and a table with free stamps for young collectors. For more information, contact Dave Thompson at 717-762-6133 or Gary Bishop at 301-432-4991.
NEWS
By Julie E. Greene | February 19, 2006
Three local collectors of Caucasian carpets have loaned several of their rugs to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown's City Park for an exhibition that is open through Sunday, April 23. The carpets date back to the 1800s or earlier and range in value from $7,000 to $40,000, says Jerry Thompson, an Oriental rug dealer in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Thompson and his wife, Kaye, loaned 14 pieces to the display. The other two collectors are Hagerstown residents who wish to remain anonymous.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | May 27, 1998
by Richard T. Meagher / staff photographer see the enlargement Teenie Beanies a big hit Brenda Burkett has six pies and four hamburgers from McDonald's in her freezer. The Williamsport woman also has a complete set of the restaurant's coveted new Teenie Beanie Babies. --cont. from front page-- Kids and collectors alike scooped up the toys with names like Bongo the Monkey and Zip the Cat as quickly as the fast-food company could serve them this Memorial Day weekend.
NEWS
by HEATHER KEELS | June 26, 2005
heatherk@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Buttons in albums, buttons locked away in glass cases, buttons laid out on tables, buttons pinned to free-standing display screens, buttons by the hundreds in large bins that eager collectors sifted through with their fingers. "There have gotta be at least a million" buttons at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Antietam Creek, one participant estimated Saturday, though there were too many for any kind of official count. The hotel was the site Thursday through Saturday of the Mason-Dixon American Political Items Collectors' annual conference, the largest annual political memorabilia show in the country.
NEWS
September 24, 2009
Two shows open "Apple Union" features a group of young artists from Western Maryland. Exhibit continues through Saturday, Sept. 26. Washington County Arts Council Gallery, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call 301-791-3132. Doll exhibit WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Display includes dolls donated to the Waynesboro Historical Society as well as some on loan from area collectors. Exhibit continues through Saturday, Oct. 3. Oller House, 138 W. Man St. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.
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EDUCATION
July 28, 2013
The Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Benjamin M. Seibert. Seibert, a graduate of Williamsport High School, plans to attend the University of Maryland in College Park and major in environmental engineering. The scholarship is awarded annually to students in the Tri-State area who plan to study in natural resources/agriculture-related fields.
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NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 14, 2013
When Boonsboro Town Clerk and tax collector Barbara Rodenhiser started her job nearly 35 years ago, she said Boonsboro was a laid-back agricultural town that had a fraction of the traffic it does today. Rodenhiser prepared town residents' utility bills by hand back then, and her office was in a tiny building on St. Paul Street. A cat came around in the mornings and she let it in the window so she could feed it. If that sounds a bit like Mayberry, “It was, in essence,” Rodenhiser said.
NEWS
March 19, 2013
Ray Snouffer, artist, docent and instructor at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts and avid collector of 19th century American art, recently spoke at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.  His program to the Singer Society, the volunteer association of the museum, was about  19th century American artist Thomas Worthington Whittredge.  Whittredge, a contemporary with John Frederick Kensett, Albert Bierstadt and Frederick Church, is...
NEWS
February 10, 2013
FirstEnergy Corp. utilities are warning customers about a scam involving a telephone caller posing as an electric utility company employee threatening to shut off power unless an immediate payment is made using a prepaid debit card such as a Green Dot card. These prepaid cards typically are available at convenience stores and drugstores, and can be used by consumers to pay bills or add money to online accounts. However, Green Dot cards are not officially sanctioned by FirstEnergy as a bill-payment method, the utility said in a news release.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | September 2, 2012
If the coin would have been produced by the Philadelphia Mint, it would have been worth about $300. But this 1870 silver half dollar at Sunday's Interstate Coin Club show at the Best Western Grand Venice Hotel Wedding and Conference Center in Hagerstown was made by the Carson City (Nev.) Mint. And that makes it a different ballgame. The owner of the coin would not give his name for security reasons, merely saying he was from southcentral Pennsylvania. The Carson City Mint was only in operation from 1870 to 1893, and was established to take advantage of the large amount of silver coming out of the west, according to the coin's owner and the state of Nevada.
EDUCATION
July 1, 2012
The Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club recently awarded two scholarships to area students. Lauren Cronise, a graduate of Boonsboro High School, received a $500 scholarship. She plans to attend West Virginia Wesleyan College and major in environmental science. Crystal Welling, a graduate of Clear Spring High School, also received a $500 scholarship. She plans to attend Wilson College and major in animal science. The scholarships are awarded annually to students in the Tri-State area who plan to study in the natural resources/agriculture-related fields.
EDUCATION
February 21, 2012
A scholarship worth up to $1,000 is being offered by the Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club to a deserving student in the Tri-State area. All school guidance counselors have been sent a packet of scholarship information, which is to be made available to all interested students. It includes the qualifications and eligibility requirements. If interested, contact the guidance counselors at area high schools.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | December 18, 2011
You can only see a small slice of the room from a doorway at the end of a hall. Yet, in that narrow aperture, flashes of color attract the eye. There are deep blues, shimmering silvers, vibrant pinks and golds. At first glance, they are typical Christmas ornaments adorning a tall evergreen tree. But there is nothing typical about these glass balls. Each has had a centuries-long journey - from Europe across the Atlantic to immigrant homes, antique shops and now The Miller House Museum.
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