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December 7, 1999
photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer Students at the Marshall Street School in Hagerstown were treated to an afternoon of physical fitness held by Stephanie Walker, a Frostburg University student at the Family Skating Center, in Halfway Tuesday. About 31 handicapped children, with varying degrees of physical capability participated. For an hour, the students did such exercises as modified kickboxing, square dancing and moves using a latex rubberband for resistance.
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by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | January 28, 2005
wandaw@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Like a minister who teaches from a pulpit, Joelle Shenk uses the stage to spread God's teachings - but it's no act for this 17-year-old who said she's answering a "special calling from above. " "I like to call it ministry through the arts. I love performing. I do it for the glory of God," she said. Shenk, an interpretive praise and worship dancer, has been acting, singing and dancing her way into the hearts of local Christian audiences since she was 4 years old. In June, she'll join New Life Drama Company's Christian-based outreach performance ministry.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | September 15, 2012
Karen Taylor's front porch at 317 N. Main St. was filled with baby clothes and other porch-sale stuff Saturday morning. She thought business would be brisk with the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival and all of the excitement surrounding the 150th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Antietam. It wasn't. “It's slow,” Taylor said Saturday morning. By afternoon, business had not improved. “It's slower and slower,” she said. “I thought I would do better since they had both things together.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | October 9, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com In the Saponi language, "Wakichipi" means "good dance. " And that's just some of what visitors will enjoy at this weekend's Wakichipi American Indian Powwow at the Martinsburg Youth Fairgrounds. The event - which will be held Friday, Oct. 10, through Sunday, Oct. 12 - moves to Berkeley County, W.Va., after 10 years in Hagerstown. Powwows are social gatherings of hundreds of American Indians who follow traditional dances started centuries ago by their ancestors.
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February 19, 2012
Mikaela Wesmiller of Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 40652 from the Pleasant Valley area recently completed the requirements to receive her Gold Award.   The award is the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. For her Gold Award project, she spent more than 80 hours planning and coordinating a dance for the residents at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro. On Dec. 10,  the nursing home residents, employees and guests gathered in the Joseph Hannah Room dressed in their Sunday best for an event they will remember for years to come.  Mikaela entertained more than 40 attendees with music and decorations from the past.
NEWS
April 11, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - Members and guests will be able to dance the night away Saturday, April 21, at the Williamsport American Legion. There will be a DJ "T & T Rockin' Entertainment" event from 8 p.m. to midnight. The dance will be in the dining room/lounge area.
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BY DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | April 4, 2002
The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday supported spending $2,500 to hold a swing dance event in downtown. Councilman N. Linn Hendershot, who is credited with proposing the event, asked the council for its support. "The idea was to come up with something that draws people downtown," he said. The event will be held at the Masonic Temple on the first block of South Potomac Street, possibly on April 28, he said. The event could be held at a later date if more time is needed to advertise it, city Public Information Manager Karen Giffin said.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 7, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. -Chopteeth's debut album will reflect the band's love for Afrobeat and the loathing of "intellectual malaise" that members together three years ago, said frontman Michael Shereikis. Chopteeth, a 14-piece Afrobeat ensemble, will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday in Frederick, as part of a free summer concert series at Baker Park. Chopteeth will release its first album, "Chopteeth AfroFunk Big Band," in September. In the tradition of Afrobeat, they hope to present music with a message.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | June 8, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Katie Colbert believes her classmates at Greencastle-Antrim High School think ballet is boring and easy. "I don't think they know how difficult it is," the sophomore said. The misconception arises, she said, because people who took weekly classes as a child only remember repetitive exercises at the barre. But now, at 16, Katie and ballerinas like her are taking classes five times a week. "Some of my friends at school don't realize how much I put into it," Katie said.
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August 17, 2008
The Tri-State Civitan Club hosted a picnic and dance for 60 people at Pen Mar Park on July 26. Club members had new club shirts to wear for the occasion. A first time event for the club, members hope to continue doing this annually in the future. Clients from Star Community, Arc and other groups enjoyed the food and dancing. Music was supplied by DJ Mark Slate.
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