March 14, 2013
Food drive continues Allegany Dental Care has extended its food drive through the month of March. It will accept donations of nonperishable food items at its three locations. All food collected will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank - Western Maryland Branch (formerly Food Resources Inc.). The locations are 19418 Leitersburg Pike; 22109 Jefferson Blvd.; and 17719 Virginia Ave. The offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Easter presentation planned at church Virginia Avenue Church of God on Virginia Avenue will host an Easter presentation of “His Story” on the following dates: Saturday, March 15, Sunday, March 16, Friday March 22, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. The presentations begin at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and a nursery is provided for those ages 5 and younger.
March 10, 2013
Leitersburg Cinemas, at 20145 Leitersburg Pike in Hagerstown, continued its growth in 2012. The cinemas were reopened in June 2010 by Rich Daughtridge and Dave Schleigh, founders of High Rock. One of the largest facility improvements late last year was the conversion to digital projection equipment and sound in eight of Leitersburg's 10 theaters. The conversion was in response to film companies switching from 35 mm film to digital, requiring all theaters nationwide to convert by the end of 2013.
March 8, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013 COLLEGE BASEBALL VERO BEACH, Fla. - Hagerstown extended its winning streak to seven straight games with a pair of victories Friday - a come-from-behind 12-6 victory over Penn State-Fayette, followed by a 14-1 rout of Rochester College. In the win over Penn State-Fayette, Hagerstown was held scoreless through three innings before overcoming a six-run deficit. The rally started in the bottom of the fourth with Hagerstown plating its first two runs of the game to cut the deficit to 6-2. The momentum carried over to the fifth inning as the Hawks exploded with six runs in the fifth to take an 8-6 lead.
February 27, 2013
Washington County legislators are continuing their quest to get millions of dollars for the county through a wealth-based grant called the disparity grant, a state program created to help counties with low income tax revenues. Sen. Christopher Shank, R-Washington, testified Wednesday at a Senate Budget and Taxation Committee hearing and asked for an amendment to the Budget Reconciliation and Financing Act of 2013 - a bill introduced by the state in the House and Senate dealing with tax and spending - so that Washington County and several other jurisdictions become eligible for the disparity grant money.
February 26, 2013
A Greencastle tradition continues Thursday as the Rescue Hose Co. kicks off three nights of hilarity and song with its annual minstrel show. This year's show, “An Al Jolson Minstrel,” will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Greencastle-Antrim High School auditorium. Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and younger. Every year, roughly 3,000 people come to listen to the end men (funny men) dressed in mismatched “hobo” clothes crack jokes on stage or listen to the 70-member chorus sing old favorites.
February 22, 2013
Dr. Mark Cucuzzella conducts monthly Running Clinics at The Wellness Center at City Hospital. Cucuzzella, distance runner, local physician and founder and organizer of Freedom's Run and the new Two Rivers Heritage Half Marathon, promotes proper form, injury prevention and improve performance. The clinics are geared to runners of all levels. The clinics are held on the first Friday of each month. The next clinic is Friday, March 1, 2013. Two clinics will be offered. At 4 p.m., the clinic will cover training tips, stability, mobility and strength.
February 19, 2013
A man charged with stabbing a teenage girl in the chest at a Hagerstown home Saturday will continue to be held without bond at the Washington County Detention Center. Washington County District Court Judge Mark D. Thomas said Tuesday during a bond review hearing that Jenerette B. Dixon, 38, of 340 N. Jonathan St. in Hagerstown, was too dangerous to risk setting free. Dixon appeared for the hearing through a closed-circuit television feed between the detention center and the courthouse.
February 17, 2013
Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management will hold two business continuity planning workshops Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Hampton Inn, 157 Pamlico Drive in Charles Town. The first session will run from 1 to 4 p.m. and the second will be from 6 to 9 p.m. The workshops will be taught by David Skeen, the West Virginia state continuity planner; Barbara Miller, director of Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management; and Neal Nilsen from AskNeal.com.
February 11, 2013
A portion of West Antietam Street in downtown Hagerstown will remain closed at least through the end of this week as demolition work continues on a building that burned in an overnight fire last week, a city official said Monday. West Antietam Street between South Potomac Street and Rochester Place has been closed since Friday after a two-alarm fire the night before ripped through the upper floors of 19-23 W. Antietam St. City of Hagerstown spokeswoman Erin Wolfe said the street would remain closed to through traffic until at least Friday, and might be closed through Feb. 18. Due to the fire and resulting damage to the five-story structure, parts of the building were found to be structurally unstable, Wolfe said in a news release over the weekend.