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NEWS
November 4, 2009
Due to the spread of H1N1 flu virus in our communities, The Herald-Mail has decided to cancel its food-based contests for this year. We appreciate reader interest in our pie and cookie contests and plan to revive them when circumstances allow. For more information, call Lifestyle Editor Chris Copley at 301-791-6177, or e-mail lifestyle@herald-mail.com .
NEWS
September 14, 2008
Four members of the Hagerstown Toastmasters Club received kudos for winning the club's evaluation and humorous speech contests recently. In the evaluation contest, held Aug. 13, Donavon Corum placed first out of five contestants, while Rachel Whitaker placed second. All the contestants presented an oral evaluation of the same speech, given by a guest speaker. "The evaluation contest recognizes members' ability in giving helpful, constructive feedback to other speakers," said Louise Wolfe, vice president of education for the Hagerstown club, who coordinated the contests.
NEWS
August 11, 1997
By SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ Staff Writer Karen Beckley's done her share of driving a tractor in the fields, but last week she beat out nine men for first place in a tractor-pulling contest at Washington County Ag Expo. "It feels pretty good to beat them," said Beckley, who drove her John Deere 4440 to victory in the 18,500-pound class. "I know someone who got harassed by his wife when they got home. She said, 'How could you let a woman beat you?'" said Beckley. Beckley, who's family farm is on Hopewell Road, started participating in tractor-pulling contests last year.
NEWS
July 25, 2007
What's the best part of the Ag Expo & Fair? The animals 37 votes (21 percent) The people 3 votes (2 percent) The contests 1 vote (less than 1 percent) The entertainment 1 vote (less than 1 percent) All of the above 45 votes (25 percent) I don't go 90 votes (51 percent)
NEWS
May 17, 2010
The following contests have been officially postponed on Monday: Boys Md. 1A playoff, Williamsport at Clear Spring, rescheduled for Tuesday at 4:30 Boys Md. 2A playoff, North Carroll at North Hagerstown, rescheduled for Tuesday at 4:30 Girls Md. 1A playoff, Williamsport at Catoctin, rescheduled for Tuesday at 4:30
NEWS
June 1, 1999
WQCM 96.7 and Jaycees of Hagerstown will sponsor a chili cookoff Saturday, June 5, during Western Maryland Blues Festival. Local restaurants and individuals will compete in separate contests. The contests are limited to 10 entries per category. Each person entering the contest must enter prior to the day of the event. The entry fee is $20 for individuals and $40 for businesses. The chili samples will be sold with proceeds benefiting Jaycees of Hagerstown. Contestants will be required to supply nonelectrical cooking apparatus, i.e. Coleman stove, charcoal grill, fire extinguishers, pots and utensils.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | July 30, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com Karlie Hose, 13, thinks the three steers, one heifer and two sheep she entered in this year's Washington County Ag Expo will do well in the beef and market contests, she said Thursday. But, Hose, of Clear Spring, cautioned, "It all depends. " On what? Pointing at the cages and holding areas - some empty, some full - she said, "It all depends on all the other animals. " The "other animals" began arriving Thursday night at the 24th annual Washington County Ag Expo at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike south of Hagerstown.
NEWS
April 7, 2011
Martinsburg will welcome bikers from across the country June 23-26 at the first West Virginia Rumble in the Valley. The rally will be held off Novak Drive in Martinsburg and feature live entertainment, contests, camping and more. "We wanted to create a true motorcycle rally and attract bikers from up and down the mid-Atlantic and beyond to Martinsburg," Mike McBrearty, of Harley Construction and one of the Rumble coordinators, said in a news release. "We plan on making this one of West Virginia's best biker rallies.
NEWS
April 15, 1999
Contests, games and aerobics may be coming to Hagerstown's Claude M. Potterfield pool as city staff search for ways to bring more people and money to the pool. The pool would receive a $106,839 subsidy in the proposed budget for fiscal year 2000, which begins July 1. That amount is $30,000 less than original projections due to cuts in the operating budget and more patrons than originally projected. To meet those goals, city staff members are developing a marketing plan and proposing events and attractions to draw people to the pool, City Public Information Manager Karen Giffin said.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | February 8, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- The Jefferson County Photography Club, formed just last October, is in the midst of its first public exhibit. The works of three club members -- Frank Robbins, Lisa Linn Arroniz and Isabel Kolpack -- are on display through Sunday, Feb. 15, in the Jean Heiler Art Gallery at the Old Opera House at 204 N. George St. The average club member is a novice with a good eye and who wants to get better, said Robbins, club...
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2013
A Chambersburg man entered a no-contest plea Wednesday to a charge of attempted rape of a mentally disabled person. Joseph E. Meier Jr., 57, will be sentenced Dec. 4, after he is evaluated for sex offender registration. Prosecutors said in court that the plea agreement calls for a four- to eight-year sentence in a state correctional institution. A no-contest plea means Meier is aware of the evidence against him and does not wish to present a defense. Franklin County (Pa.)
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LIFESTYLE
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | August 23, 2013
Turns out, winning The Herald-Mail's 17th annual Landmarks Contest really was a walk in the park for three women from Hagerstown. A walk and a drive. And lots of fun. The winners of the contest are Tia Taylor, her mother-in-law, Dena French, and Taylor's 12-year-old daughter, Destiny Taylor.  This year's contest was set in City Park in Hagerstown. The Herald-Mail published 10 close-up photos of elements of buildings or structures in the park. Participants searched for the clues and identified the landmarks.
LIFESTYLE
August 21, 2013
The deadline to register for the Christian Storytelling Cafe contest is Saturday, Aug. 24.  Two categories of storytelling competition and awards will be given out: Youth and adults whose story is directed to an audience of their peers.  The topic can be any good, clean story. Event is 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, at Port City Java, 1551 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. For more information, email ustorytellers@gmail.com .  
NEWS
August 11, 2013
Washington County Show Kids traveled to South Bend, Ind., July 22 and 23 to compete in the America Youth On Parade national competition at the University of Notre Dame. The event is the world series of baton twirling. Eleven members of the Show Kids competed in the event. About 5,000 twirlers and their families attended the event. The group had an outstanding showing, capturing two preteen beginner national dance twirl team titles and also bringing home second- and third- place wins.
EDUCATION
August 4, 2013
Attiya Latif of Hagerstown was elected president of the American Legion Girls Nation program. Latif, who will be a senior at Smithsburg High School, was elected by her peers, who included 97 representatives from 49 states who recently attended Girls Nation at the 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md.  Latif is captain of the academic team, a member of the debate team, and the founder and president of COEXIST, a club that promotes ethnic,...
NEWS
August 4, 2013
Meritus Health's trauma and emergency services department recently hosted an awards ceremony for young artists selected for their winning entries in a safety art contest. 
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2013
 Entries for the Let's Eat Photo Contest are accepted through Saturday, Aug. 10, at L.A. Cameras, 1019 Wayne Ave., Chambersburg.  The subject of the contest is food. Submit an 8-inch-by-10-inch photo at L.A. Cameras or online at www.lacameras.com. More details are available on the L.A. Cameras blog at http://bit.ly/1avilJr. Winner will win at $50 gift certificate to E.J.'s Grill. Winner will be announced Monday, Aug. 19, at L.A. Cameras. Must be 18 years old or older to enter. For more information, contact Dallas Coble at 717-263-0043 or digital@lacameras.com .
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2013
For some, nothing quite says comfort food more than pasta. Creamette Pasta announced its Creamette Comfort Food Recipe and Essay Contest in March. Families were invited to submit their favorite comfort-food recipes, using Creamette Pasta, and an essay on what makes the dish so comforting.  Cheryl Lundquist, 44, of Hagerstown has been named a finalist for the contest. Lundquist is competing against nine other dishes for a chance to win $10,000. Nine first-prize winners will each receive $500.  Creamette Pasta partnered with chef and cookbook author Ann Burckhardt to celebrate the pasta's 100th anniversary by hosting the contest.  Winners will be determined by an online vote at Creamette.newworldpasta.com/100thanniversar y. Voting closes Thursday, July 18. The winner will be announced on Thursday, Aug. 1. While getting ready for her wedding, Lundquist took a few minutes late last week to chat about her dish and cooking.    How long have you been cooking?
LIFESTYLE
July 10, 2013
“Little Miss Toddler International 2013” (for ages 2 and 3), “Little Miss International 2013” (for ages 4 and 5) and “Little Miss Junior Pre-Teen” (for ages 6, 7 and 8) are seeking contestants.  Contestants compete in three categories: Halloween costume, sportswear or cheerleading modeling, and ball gown with speech.  The pageants will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, in Queen Anne's County, Md. The entry fee is $150.  For more information, call 410-490-0879 or email mrsmaryland@msn.com .
NEWS
June 30, 2013
The Waynesboro Summer Jubilee Committee is actively preparing for its 17th annual patriotic celebration to be held on the Fourth of July on the grounds across from Waynesboro Hospital. This year's festivities will be highlighted by local musical entertainment from the Drew Adams Project from 4 to 6 p.m. and Lucky Punk at 7 p.m. All entertainment is free. The Firecracker 5K Run also will take place in conjunction with the Summer Jubilee. The 5K run will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the children's 1-mile fun run will begin at 8 a.m. Registration forms for the races are available at the Waynesboro Area YMCA, the Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce and on the Summer Jubilee website, www.summerjubilee.org.
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