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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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September 29, 2008
Student applications for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, which is scheduled to open in August 2009, are now available. The five-page application packet contains information about the school's mission and vision, its programs in dance, music, visual arts, and theater, along with admission criteria. Application packets are available from the Washington County Public Schools' Web site at www.wcboe.k12.md.us , at each middle and high school, and from the Office of System Development in Hagerstown.
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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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BY ANDREA ROWLAND | March 3, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com Peter wasn't afraid of the wolf - and neither was Kristen Peake. "I'm not afraid of anything," said Kristen, 6, of Smithburg, who attended Saturday's music and dance performance of "Peter and the Wolf" with her family at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. The entertaining and educational event was part of the MSO's third annual family concert, which also included an opening performance of "The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant" with music by French composer Francis Poulenc.
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By DAVE McMILLION | May 9, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Shannon Giles is sitting in an upstairs conference room of the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, dreaming about his future in dance. The 16-year-old Falling Waters, W.Va., youth said he does not want to teach dance or run a studio. He talks about some other possibilities, then he focuses. "I want to be a star. Yeah, a star," Shannon said. Things are looking up for Shannon, who recently learned that he received a full scholarship to attend a summer dance program at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City's Greenwich Village.
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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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