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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | June 17, 2012
Discovery Station is preparing the second phase of its baseball exhibit titled “Take Me Out to The Ball Game ... More than a Game” to open in late July. The timeline 1865 to present is already on display with highlights of  local and national events.  The downtown museum has on loan from Shawn Guy, owner of Beaver Creek Antique Market, Bryce Harper's signed uniform. Harper played for the Hagerstown Suns last summer and now is in the Major Leagues with the Washington Nationals.
NEWS
March 4, 2013
Jamie Kenton, 4-H Extension educator, will present “We Do Love Robots” Saturday at Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown. The event will be from noon to 3 p.m. Registration is limited to 25.  The Robotics Club meets monthly from 3 to 5 p.m. Discovery Station  is at 101 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org .  
NEWS
May 24, 2011
A telescope isn't much fun if you don't know how to use it. The TriState Astronomers will host a telescope clinic at Discovery Station in Hagerstown on Saturday, June 4. If you have a telescope and you're not sure what to do next, bring it to the telescope clinic for some guidance. Club members will be there from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This is a free event; however, there may be a fee to enter Discovery Station. For more information, contact Dan at 301-988-9828 or at Outreach@TriStateAstronomers.org .
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | February 11, 2013
The owner of the Discovery Station building on West Washington Street in Hagerstown said a subcontractor has been called to replace a large piece of marble that fell from the facade Sunday night. Paul Crampton, owner of Paul Crampton Contractors, said he believed the marble could have loosened when freezing temperatures warmed up. “We're trying to get that fixed as soon as possible,” he said. The piece that fell came from above a second-floor window on the Summit Avenue side of the building.
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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | July 1, 2012
Discovery Station will host Titanic shipbuilding classes Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon with Norm Little, master Titanic shipbuilder, teaching the classes. All materials will be furnished to build a 17-inch Titanic model. Classes are for five weeks. The five weeks vary as students go on family vacations. The class costs $50 and includes admission to the museum. Each student must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 301-790-0076. Class of 1967 The South Hagerstown High School Class of 1967 will hold its 45th reunion Saturday, July 14, at the Elks Lodge.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | February 15, 2013
Jack Myers and Anna Jean Smith said they have enjoyed dancing for more than 70 years. On Friday night, the octogenarians were among dozens of people who gathered at Hager Hall off Dual Highway to attend the Sweetheart Casino Big Band Evening, a fundraiser for the Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown. “I want to contribute to this fundraiser,” Myers said after sharing a dance with Smith. “The museum is educational, and the kids love it.” Tickets for the event, which featured a jitterbug contest, Ray Birely's Big Band and a variety of table games, cost $45 per person and $80 for a couple.
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Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | April 17, 2012
Earth Day will be celebrated at Discovery Station on Sunday at 3 p.m.  The science program with student activities is based on the book “A River Ran Wild” by Lynn Cherry. The book encourages children to be aware of and how to care for their environment. The book is the true story of changes in New England's Nashua River over the centuries, and how man has destroyed and later reclaimed the river and the land around it. The children will document these changes on a map. To help children remember the importance of caring for their environment, they will create a 3-D model using trash in a constructive way instead of using it to pollute the environment.  All children participating in the class will receive their own tree to plant to beautify the environment.
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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | July 22, 2013
Discovery Station will hold its Amazing Science Week for girls from Aug. 5 to 9. It is a hands-on, educational learning experience to introduce girls to engineering and science disciplines. It is geared for those entering fourth, fifth and sixth grades. There will be two sessions with five themes: • Kitchen chemistry - acids/bases • Flight • Storms and environments • Sound and music • Vision - “The Wonder of Sight” This is the first program where parents/grandparents will not attend with the girls.  There will be 15 girls in each session.
NEWS
February 10, 2013
Hagerstown city officials Sunday night were examining the exterior of Discovery Station at Hagerstown Inc., after a piece of marble fell from the outside of the building, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor. A Hagerstown Police Department officer noticed the fallen piece of marble and a Hagerstown Fire Department official went to the building at the corner of Summit Avenue and West Washington Street at 8:40 p.m., the supervisor said. Officials were waiting at 9:21 p.m. for a building inspector to come to the building to take a closer look, the supervisor said.
NEWS
June 22, 2009
Hagerstown Trust Co. recently donated $560.26 to Discovery Station at Hagerstown. The money was raised through fees from customers using the bank's "Self-Serve" Coin Counting Machines. The fee for use of the coin-counting machines is 6 percent, with all proceeds donated to a different local charity each month. To date, $5,556.07 has been donated to local charities from the use of the coin machines.
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By TIM ROWLAND | August 25, 2013
An interesting scene plays out fairly frequently at Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown. Parents bring their children to see the exhibits, then sneak back on their own to take in the show in more detail. Discovery Station is one of the inner city's success stories. Established in 2005, the interactive museum attracts 12,000 people a year, many of whom are from other states. It has become a crucible for local lore, with donations coming from area sources who aren't sure what to do with, for example, an antique M.P. Moller pipe organ.
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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | August 18, 2013
Sailing event planned at City Park The Sail in the Lake model boating event will be Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at City Park in Hagerstown. The event is co-hosted by the Hagerstown Department of Parks and Recreation and  Historic City Park Neighborhoods First. The groups will welcome the American Model Yacht Club to Hagerstown for the inaugural Model Boat Regatta. A fleet of model sail boats will race on the lake. The event is part of the Arts in the Park Series.
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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | August 11, 2013
The South Hagerstown High School Boosters Club will meet today at 7 p.m. in the South High media center. The group will discuss issues involving the coming school year. Lions Club Tuesday - The guest speaker will be Thomas Riford, president and  chief executive officer of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Fairplay School reunion planned  The Fairplay School reunion will be Sunday at noon at the District 12 Ruritan Park on Manor Church Road.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 10, 2013
Studying everything from flight to sound and vision to chemistry, five young girls have been learning about a wide range of topics during Amazing Science Week camp at the Discovery Station in Hagerstown. As they studied the environment on Friday, the girls took turns shaking two bottles taped together that contained liquid to simulate a tornado. “I've loved how we get to experiment on things,” said Kylee McKenrick, 10, of Hagerstown. Kylee, who is entering the fifth grade later this month, said she has learned a lot about how the eye and the ear work, including that cones allow humans to see color, and what can happen when water gets into the ear.  Sydney Lee, 10, of Rockville, Md., who spent the week in the area with her grandmother, also attended the camp, noting that what she learned about chemistry got her attention.
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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | July 28, 2013
Neighborhoods 1st Elizabethtown East will meet Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Corner Pub in Hagerstown. The meeting will be light spirited in nature. Snacks will be provided. Maps of the neighborhood will be handed out. Some of the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps date back from 1887 to 1950.     Indoor yard sale planned at church St. Andrews United Methodist Church will hold its annual yard sale Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. The church is at 1020 Maryland Ave., across from South End Shopping Center in Hagerstown.
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Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | July 22, 2013
Discovery Station will hold its Amazing Science Week for girls from Aug. 5 to 9. It is a hands-on, educational learning experience to introduce girls to engineering and science disciplines. It is geared for those entering fourth, fifth and sixth grades. There will be two sessions with five themes: • Kitchen chemistry - acids/bases • Flight • Storms and environments • Sound and music • Vision - “The Wonder of Sight” This is the first program where parents/grandparents will not attend with the girls.  There will be 15 girls in each session.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2013
1. Anti-fracking music festival Stop the Kaboom benefit music and arts festival seeks to raise awareness about mountaintop removal and hydraulic fracturing. The weekend will include 30 bands, including Secondhand, shown, G-13, Segway and After Destiny. Noon Thursday, June 13, through Sunday, June 16. Rainbow Bills, Michael Chapel Road, off W.Va. 9, between Hedgesville, W.Va., and Berkeley Springs, W.Va. $40 in advance; $50 at the gate, camping included. Single-day passes, $20 per day. Go to www.stopthekaboom.com . 2. Advice from the coach Sommelier, author, TV personality and comedian Laurie Forster, the “Wine Coach,” will speak.
NEWS
April 26, 2013
Carnival Games, face painting, photo booth (use your camera or phone), craft and bake sale, firetruck display by Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway. Proceeds will help the Springfield Middle School Destination Imagination team compete at global finals in Knoxville, Tenn. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Halfway. Youth dance A youth dance for ages 11 to 16. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. Martin Luther King Gymnasium, 131 W. North Ave., Hagerstown.
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