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August 30, 2009
The Master Clubs of Mountain View Baptist Church in Hagerstown will hold a carnival Saturday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the church parking lot. The event will include live gospel music, an inflatable bounce, dunk tank, horseback rides and games. Admission is free; however, hot dogs, cotton candy, sodas and snow cones will be sold. The church is at 12107 Walnut Point Road in Hagerstown. Directions: take Interstate 81 to U.S. 40. Go west on U.S. 40 to Walnut Point Road. Turn left onto Walnut Point Road.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | October 16, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Mike Carrico sat in the back of his big box van surrounded by 500 pink puffs of cotton candy. Carrico, his son Mike Jr., daughter-in-law and two helpers in the van were getting ready to hit the route of Saturday's annual Lions Club/Apple Harvest Festival Grand Feature Parade in Martinsburg shortly before noon. They drove up from Baltimore earlier. Each wore orange tags signifying that they were city-sanctioned vendors.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | August 27, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - As the sun went down Sunday, the sky at Byron Memorial Park was filled with white plastic tarps. On the west side of the park, the tarps were being wrestled from their metal frame supports, spread and folded to be loaded into vans and trailers along with the tissue box covers, magnets, coasters, dish towels, Christmas tree ornaments and other remnants of the weekend's Williamsport Days craft fair. On the east side, they were being unloaded from trucks and spread on the ground where they will become game booths and picnic areas for a carnival scheduled to begin tonight.
NEWS
October 27, 2008
Students get break On Sept. 17, Heritage Academy students in grades nine to 12 boarded buses and headed to Skycroft Retreat Center. They arrived eager for a break from the routine of everyday school life. No time was wasted; the moment the students arrived, they jumped into many exciting activities. Capture the flag, the Amazing Race and team sports competitions were just a few of the events in which the students engaged. Pastor Ken Lorow from Ohio led fun and comprehensive Bible studies, and over the three days of the trip, the students grew closer to God as well as to their peers.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | April 29, 2009
View the slideshow HAGERSTOWN -- Back in the 1940s, the highlight of Joe McRae's summer was the arrival of the circus in his small Pennsylvania hometown. Too poor to afford a ticket, he helped set up the big top in exchange for a free pass to the show. "It was an exciting time for a 12 year-old," the Hagerstown resident said. "A little work in exchange for cotton candy and high-wire thrills. What could be better?" Wednesday afternoon, the inner child beckoned McRae back to the world of elephants, clowns and trapeze artists.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | October 29, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - After shaking hands and talking briefly with a few employees at Guardian Fiberglass Thursday afternoon, Secretary of Commerce Don Evans and Secretary of Energy Spence Abraham lauded policies of President Bush that they said have helped local workers and their families. Each of the men had a Bush/Cheney sticker attached to his lapel. "He (John Kerry) wants bigger government. He wants to sign the back of your check," Evans said during a press conference held after the plant tour.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 16, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- March Madness, when NCAA basketball reaches a crescendo, wasn't the biggest thing in hoops in Hagerstown on Monday. It was the four-man weave, the hip shimmy, the cotton candy grab and anything else to make an audience laugh. The Harlem Globetrotters rolled into Hagerstown Community College on Monday with a satchel of tricks and gags cultivated through decades of entertaining people. The "grandma" picked out of the crowd, who dribbled around like a pro, was really Globetrotter guard Anthony "Ant" Atkinson dressed up like an older woman.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | October 10, 2005
erinc@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Kendra Spade often hears her parents talk about their jobs, but in the more than five years her parents have worked at Staples Distribution Center in Hagerstown, she had never seen the warehouse. On Sunday afternoon, she and about 600 other employees, family members and friends, eager for a peak at the more than 1 million-square-foot facility, took a tour. The warehouse expanded by about 200,000 square feet two months ago, making it the largest Staples distribution center in the United States, according to director of distribution George Butler.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | August 4, 1998
The melody is pleasant, but the picture that singer/songwriter Mad Anthony Wayne's lyrics paint of Hagerstown is one some residents might not appreciate. The tune on his 1998 "The Human Windchill Factor" album takes Wayne back to the days when he was growing up here. "Cotton candy bouffant hair" and "polyester stretch pants moms" are some of the images conjured up early in the song. Later, there are specters of a laid-off brother-in-law and downtown stores Wayne noticed had closed when he returned as an adult.
OPINION
April 4, 2012
I remember the Etch A Sketch. I hated Etch A Sketch. I hated the adult who would give me Etch A Sketches on the presumption that it would amuse me, rather than driving me nuts from its inability to represent the arc of a curve. In other words, Mitt Romney just lost my vote - not for being an erasable, uncommitted mentality, but for reminding me that Etch A Sketches still exists. Dream sequence back to 1968, when every child had about 12 Etch A Sketches. They were the default gift item from single, 50-year-old uncles who drank a lot of scotch and really could relate in no way to the wishes and amusements of a 6-year-old kid. It's kind of like the way I give people waffle irons today - for when society says you must, in reality you just don't care.
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OPINION
April 4, 2012
I remember the Etch A Sketch. I hated Etch A Sketch. I hated the adult who would give me Etch A Sketches on the presumption that it would amuse me, rather than driving me nuts from its inability to represent the arc of a curve. In other words, Mitt Romney just lost my vote - not for being an erasable, uncommitted mentality, but for reminding me that Etch A Sketches still exists. Dream sequence back to 1968, when every child had about 12 Etch A Sketches. They were the default gift item from single, 50-year-old uncles who drank a lot of scotch and really could relate in no way to the wishes and amusements of a 6-year-old kid. It's kind of like the way I give people waffle irons today - for when society says you must, in reality you just don't care.
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NEWS
August 30, 2009
The Master Clubs of Mountain View Baptist Church in Hagerstown will hold a carnival Saturday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the church parking lot. The event will include live gospel music, an inflatable bounce, dunk tank, horseback rides and games. Admission is free; however, hot dogs, cotton candy, sodas and snow cones will be sold. The church is at 12107 Walnut Point Road in Hagerstown. Directions: take Interstate 81 to U.S. 40. Go west on U.S. 40 to Walnut Point Road. Turn left onto Walnut Point Road.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | April 29, 2009
View the slideshow HAGERSTOWN -- Back in the 1940s, the highlight of Joe McRae's summer was the arrival of the circus in his small Pennsylvania hometown. Too poor to afford a ticket, he helped set up the big top in exchange for a free pass to the show. "It was an exciting time for a 12 year-old," the Hagerstown resident said. "A little work in exchange for cotton candy and high-wire thrills. What could be better?" Wednesday afternoon, the inner child beckoned McRae back to the world of elephants, clowns and trapeze artists.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 16, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- March Madness, when NCAA basketball reaches a crescendo, wasn't the biggest thing in hoops in Hagerstown on Monday. It was the four-man weave, the hip shimmy, the cotton candy grab and anything else to make an audience laugh. The Harlem Globetrotters rolled into Hagerstown Community College on Monday with a satchel of tricks and gags cultivated through decades of entertaining people. The "grandma" picked out of the crowd, who dribbled around like a pro, was really Globetrotter guard Anthony "Ant" Atkinson dressed up like an older woman.
NEWS
October 27, 2008
Students get break On Sept. 17, Heritage Academy students in grades nine to 12 boarded buses and headed to Skycroft Retreat Center. They arrived eager for a break from the routine of everyday school life. No time was wasted; the moment the students arrived, they jumped into many exciting activities. Capture the flag, the Amazing Race and team sports competitions were just a few of the events in which the students engaged. Pastor Ken Lorow from Ohio led fun and comprehensive Bible studies, and over the three days of the trip, the students grew closer to God as well as to their peers.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | August 27, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - As the sun went down Sunday, the sky at Byron Memorial Park was filled with white plastic tarps. On the west side of the park, the tarps were being wrestled from their metal frame supports, spread and folded to be loaded into vans and trailers along with the tissue box covers, magnets, coasters, dish towels, Christmas tree ornaments and other remnants of the weekend's Williamsport Days craft fair. On the east side, they were being unloaded from trucks and spread on the ground where they will become game booths and picnic areas for a carnival scheduled to begin tonight.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | October 16, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Mike Carrico sat in the back of his big box van surrounded by 500 pink puffs of cotton candy. Carrico, his son Mike Jr., daughter-in-law and two helpers in the van were getting ready to hit the route of Saturday's annual Lions Club/Apple Harvest Festival Grand Feature Parade in Martinsburg shortly before noon. They drove up from Baltimore earlier. Each wore orange tags signifying that they were city-sanctioned vendors.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | October 10, 2005
erinc@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Kendra Spade often hears her parents talk about their jobs, but in the more than five years her parents have worked at Staples Distribution Center in Hagerstown, she had never seen the warehouse. On Sunday afternoon, she and about 600 other employees, family members and friends, eager for a peak at the more than 1 million-square-foot facility, took a tour. The warehouse expanded by about 200,000 square feet two months ago, making it the largest Staples distribution center in the United States, according to director of distribution George Butler.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | October 29, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - After shaking hands and talking briefly with a few employees at Guardian Fiberglass Thursday afternoon, Secretary of Commerce Don Evans and Secretary of Energy Spence Abraham lauded policies of President Bush that they said have helped local workers and their families. Each of the men had a Bush/Cheney sticker attached to his lapel. "He (John Kerry) wants bigger government. He wants to sign the back of your check," Evans said during a press conference held after the plant tour.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | August 4, 1998
The melody is pleasant, but the picture that singer/songwriter Mad Anthony Wayne's lyrics paint of Hagerstown is one some residents might not appreciate. The tune on his 1998 "The Human Windchill Factor" album takes Wayne back to the days when he was growing up here. "Cotton candy bouffant hair" and "polyester stretch pants moms" are some of the images conjured up early in the song. Later, there are specters of a laid-off brother-in-law and downtown stores Wayne noticed had closed when he returned as an adult.
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