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By HEATHER KEELS | October 1, 2007
CASCADE - There was something in the air at Pen Mar Park on Sunday. It was a sunny afternoon and despite the 1,400-foot altitude, the air was warm enough for the dancers in the pavilion to work up a good sweat as they kicked and swirled to big-band tunes. Still, each time the Music Makers Orchestra lowered its instruments, there it was, unmistakably: autumn. And with autumn comes the end of the Pen Mar Park summer Sunday concert series. What's a Lindy Hopper to do? "We go into this kind of hibernation mode," said Steve Springer of Hagers-town, a local swing-dance enthusiast and instructor.
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August 18, 2010
Magnum Force All Stars' open hip-hop dance team Velocity captured the grand championship title at the Cheer Tech Titan Championship in Baltimore on April 24. Velocity, representing Magnum Force in the category of competitive dance, won its division taking first place in the open hip-hop category. Additionally, its overall score was the highest of all dance teams landing them the grand championship title. Generally, teams are scored using criteria established by the U.S. All-Star Federation, which has helped standardize the cheer/dance industry.
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By SUSIE SAGER MASON | September 28, 2007
Stand on the scenic overlook on a sunny, summer Sunday afternoon in Pen Mar Park and gaze at one of the most beautiful views in Maryland. You'll be in the mountains of Washington County on the border of Pennsylvania, northeast of Hagerstown. The altitude is 1,400 feet and the temperature is always 10 degrees cooler than on the floor of the Cumberland Valley below. Close your eyes and feel the summer breeze and listen to the sounds. Imagine the year is 1880. Listen to the orchestra music coming from the dance pavilion close by, and picture in your mind young ladies in long, flowing skirts dancing with young men in dark suits with long jackets and bowties.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | October 19, 2012
Washington County was recognized as one of the 100 best communities for young people by America's Promise Alliance and ING U.S. during a ceremony Friday evening at Valley Mall in Halfway. Shalom Black Lane, executive director of Teens Have Choices of Washington County, said the honor was announced Sept. 12. She said Friday's event, which included a dance off for teens and a number of educational booths, was the formal acceptance ceremony. “It's a really huge honor for us to be named one of the 100 best communities for youths in America,” Black Lane said.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | May 28, 2009
CASCADE -- The phone calls have already begun. Jim Powers Sr.'s phone has been ringing like crazy as regulars of the Pen Mar Park summer concert series want to confirm The Headliners' date at the dance pavilion on South Mountain. The day after The Headliners' performance, his phone will begin ringing for two months as people request for the band to return, said Powers, executive secretary of the American Federation of Musicians Local 770. It's been that way for at least 15 years.
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October 29, 2007
Several freshmen received a ride to the Smithsburg High School Homecoming Dance in an appropriate car for the time period. The dance theme was "The Roaring '20s. " Ninth-grade twins Demi and Tara Jacques and friends were escorted to the dance by their father, Brian Jacques, driving his 1930 Model A Ford.
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September 19, 2005
CASCADE - On Sundays from the end of May through Oct. 10 at Pen Mar Park in Cascade, bands play and there is dancing from 2 to 5 p.m. The Washington County park, at Appalachian Trail's Scenic View 10, was opened in 1877 as an amusement park developed by the Western Maryland Railroad. When it was dismantled in 1943, the park included a scenic outlook, roller coaster, movie theater, dance pavilion, photo studio, dining hall, miniature train, carousel and penny arcade. Pen Mar Park reopened in May 1977.
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November 28, 1998
By KATE COLEMAN / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer "The Nutcracker" is coming! "The Nutcracker" is coming! "The Nutcracker" is coming! Tri-State audiences will have the opportunity to see three different productions of "The Nutcracker" this year - two ballets and one on roller skates. It's as much a sign of the season as Christmas carols and jingle bells. Tchaikovsky's beautiful music, a little girl's dream, mice, soldiers and the Nutcracker himself will be on stage in Martinsburg, W.Va.
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February 1, 2009
Hagerstown's Women for Obama and friends gathered around a life-size cutout of President Barack Obama at Memorial Recreation Center's annual fundraiser dance at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on West North Avenue in Hagerstown. This year's theme for the dance was "Living the Dream," which combined a celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Inauguration of President Obama. Proceeds from the dance will go to support the youth programs at Memorial Recreation Center.
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Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | July 16, 2013
Calvary Grace Brethren Church will hold its vacation Bible school from Sunday to Friday, July 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Those ages 3 to 12 are invited to attend.   The church is at 115 Bryan Place in Hagerstown. For more information, call the church office at 301-733-6375. Golf outing planned Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter will host a golf outing Friday, July 26, at Black Rock Golf Course. There will be a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The entry fee costs $95 per player, which includes lunch, goody bag, drinks, prizes, awards and dinner.
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