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June 30, 2004
In 1815 the Female Society for Instructing Poor Children was formed in Hagerstown. By 1827 more than 100 youngsters had been assisted by the organization. Many of the homeless, ages 5 to 12, found new homes, and were taught reading, writing and arithmetic. In addition to academic pursuits, girls were taught how to sew and knit. - From the Cracker Barrel
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2011
State and county agencies are finishing their second round of plan reviews for a proposed Walmart off Sharpsburg Pike, but the retail giant is still “a good way away” from plan approval, a Washington County planning official said Monday. Walmart has been seeking approval for the new supercenter, which would be built near Cracker Barrel, south of Hagerstown, since submitting an initial site plan in January 2010. Reviewing agencies provided an intiial round of comments on those plans and, in June, the engineering company for the project submitted a revised site plan and responses to the initial comments.
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December 28, 2009
Found - Black kitten. Where - The kitten was found at Cracker Barrel off Sharpsburg Pike. When - The kitten was found Saturday night. Description - The kitten is all black and has yellow eyes. It appears to be about 4 months old. It was not wearing a collar. It is described as very friendly. Phone number - If this is your kitten, call 301-739-1214.
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March 2, 2009
JUNE 27, 1947-FEB. 23, 2009 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Joyce Irene Eckstine, 61, of Martinsburg, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at City Hospital. Born June 27, 1947, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Irene Dusenberry of Sun City, Ariz., and the late Dale Junior Dusenberry. She had been employed as a waitress at Cracker Barrel in Martinsburg. In addition to her mother, she is survived by two sisters, Darlene Higgins of Mount Airy, Md., and Carlynn Mullen of Purcellville, Va.; one brother, Scott Dusenberry of Bowie, Md.; and four nieces and nephews.
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January 6, 2009
FEB. 23, 1976-JAN. 3, 2009 Richard "Rick" Wayne Barnhart Jr., 32, of Hagerstown, died Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at his residence. Born Feb. 23, 1976, in Berkeley County, W.Va., he was the son of the late Richard Wayne Barnhart and Donna Lynn Avella Barnhart. He attended Mussleman High School, where he was a member of the high school band. He was employed by Cracker Barrel in Hagerstown. He is survived by two brothers, Joseph G. Barnhart of Huntington, W.Va.
NEWS
July 16, 2006
The Hagerstown High School Class of 1939 held its 67th anniversary reunion May 20 with a luncheon at Always Ron's on Burhans Boulevard. Following a period of socializing, Dr. Richard A. Young presided and welcomed those present. The Class of 1939 had 314 graduates, and 42 were present at the annual reunion. John Hamburg gave the invocation, and explained why some members were unable to attend. A program was presented by Frank and Susanne Woodring, editors of the Cracker Barrel, showing scenes of Washington County and surrounding areas.
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By Candice Bosely | September 11, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. They sipped coffee, munched on biscuits and chatted. At least one woman was knitting Saturday as she rocked in a rocking chair on the porch of the Cracker Barrel in Martinsburg. They also were raising money as they rocked. The annual "Rocking Chair-ity" event held by City Hospital's auxiliary raised around $2,500, City Hospital spokeswoman Teresa McCabe said. The event was held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Along with donating use of its porch, Cracker Barrel also set aside a rocking chair.
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from the Cracker Barrel | March 23, 2005
Bobby Rhoe, a 41-year veteran with the Western Maryland Railway, worked at the WM's freight house located between West Baltimore and Hood streets in Hagerstown from 1961 until it closed in 1965. Rhoe recalls that former Hagerstown Mayor Herman L. Mills owned a chain of service stations, one of which was on West Baltimore Street. "He brought his own railroad tank cars in from Baltimore (by train). He'd unload them where his filling station was. " At the time, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad also operated a freight station in the area near the current site of The Herald-Mail Co. From The Cracker Barrel
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