April 23, 2013
Root Beer Float Cupcakes 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 tablespoon root beer extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cup root beer 6 candy sticks for straws Preheat oven to 350 degrees In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, blend butter until fluffy. Slowly add sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and root beer extract.
April 14, 2013
A Chambersburg fundraiser for the community's less fortunate came back for seconds Sunday. Chambersburg Area Senior High School's art department hosted its second annual “Soup for Soul” fundraiser and earmarked this year's revenue for the Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Reins of Rhythm. About 85 people bought tickets to fill a handcrafted bowl of their choosing with one of six varieties of soup. Donated Goose Bros. ice cream and Starbucks beverages also were served at the event at Central Presbyterian Church.
February 10, 2013
Edgar “Eddie” C. Graham died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, after a brief illness. The family will receive visitors Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel, Inwood, W.Va. A memorial service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Church of the Brethren, Martinsburg, W.Va., followed by an ice-cream social in the fellowship hall. A private internment for family will follow at a later time.
February 5, 2013
Nearly 30 years ago, Marilyn Hembrock and her husband moved to the Smithsburg area. Her husband pastored a church and Hembrock taught school in Montgomery County, Md. But earlier, the couple spent time in Europe with the United States military. "He was an Army chaplain," Marilyn Hembrock said. "We were stationed in Germany 40 years ago. That's when I got interested in gingerbread houses and German pastries. Also, they had a lot of interesting chocolate candies. " Making food comes easy to Hembrock.
December 16, 2012
Potomac Heights Elementary School recently honored 12 students for exemplifying the character traits of a good citizen. The students were rewarded with an ice cream sundae session with counselor Jacklyn Kinzer.
October 7, 2012
Name of business: Sweet Pea Dessert Owners: Corry Eagler and Arelis Torres Address: 10 W. Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa. Opened: Oct. 7, 2011 Products and services: Baked goods, including cupcakes, brownies and cookies, as well as cake pops, chocolate candies, custom-order cakes and Pennsylvania State University Creamery ice cream. Cupcake bar open on Fridays and Saturdays, where patrons can customize cupcakes with a variety of fillings, frostings and toppings.
August 17, 2012
The Top Five Wind Down Friday The Rhythm Kings with Kim Tantillo will perform. 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $5; $2, ages 12 and younger. A luminaria ceremony by the American Cancer Society will be held. Luminaria will be sold for $10 each from 6 to 9 p.m. Go to www.mdtheatre.org . 'Annie' wraps up A musical about Little Orphan Annie, a spunky girl adopted by a business tycoon. 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and Saturday, Aug. 18. Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown.
July 25, 2012
By the end of Wednesday night, production was expected to be over at the Unilever ice cream plant on Frederick Street and the 391 employees who will lose their jobs were dealing with the shutdown with “mixed emotions,” according to a plant worker who is also a United Steelworkers union official. “I'm glad it's over so I can move on with my life,” Teal Beard, who has had the prospect of the plant closure hanging over his head for three years, said Wednesday. Beard, who has worked 21 years at the plant doing stocking and forklift work in a freezer unit, said he did not have any plans beyond taking some time off and enjoying the rest of the summer.
July 3, 2012
St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Big Pool will hold a homemade ice cream festival Saturday, July 14, at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $5 per person. In addition to ice cream, hot dogs, steamers and a cake walk will be available. Teacher to lead library program Dream big at the Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Library in Clear Spring. Science teacher Jeff Byard will lead science experiments at the library from July 10...