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September 25, 2008
Four-year-old Elizabeth VanIderstine of Hagerstown waits for her dad to get her unstuck from the dome climber in City Park on Wednesday morning.
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by DAVE McMILLION | January 20, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The volunteers who operate the swimming pool at Jefferson Memorial Park are considering erecting a dome over the pool so it can be used year-round. The dome would have an outer fabric covering and would be supported by air pressure, members of the park's board of directors told the Jefferson County Commission earlier this month. A motor would be used to pump air into the structure to support it and heat it, said Bill Kline, president of the board of directors.
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by CANDICE BOSLEY | July 1, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Its dome will be painted gold, but unlike the state Capitol building's dome in Charleston, W.Va., the apex of the Berkeley County Courthouse in Martinsburg will not have real flecks of the precious metal on it. It will be gold only in color, Berkeley County Commissioner Howard Strauss said Thursday. The rest of the exterior of the historic courthouse, at the corner of King and Queen streets, also will be painted. One bid, for $39,750, was submitted and opened during the commissioners' meeting.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | December 8, 2004
SHARPSBURG - Work to repair the Maryland State Soldiers Monument at Antietam National Battlefield could begin in March, battlefield Superintendent John Howard said Tuesday. The estimated $285,000 project will be paid for by the National Park Service, private donors and the State of Maryland, which is contributing approximately $40,000, Howard said. The dome will be removed and the frame that holds the dome will be rebuilt, Howard said. Work also will be performed on the Peace statue on top of the monument to increase ventilation, Howard said.
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January 24, 2001
$3,000 donated for city playground St. Lawrence Cement, which has a plant on Security Road in Hagerstown, gave the city $3,000 Tuesday for playground equipment for Fairgrounds Park. Cynthia Oates, the company's community relations consultant, presented the check to the Mayor and City Council. The money is expected to buy a geodesic climbing dome and a space whirl, Oates said. - Dan Kulin
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By EVA NIESSNER | July 31, 2007
Movie review As a fan of the TV show "The Simpsons" to the point where I end up quoting every episode, I had high expectations for the "The Simpsons Movie. " I was not disappointed at all. When Homer Simpson fills Lake Springfield with toxic pig waste, the EPA places Springfield in a huge dome to protect the rest of the world from the polluted city. This makes townspeople angry. Homer and his family leave the dome to escape from his fellow citizens. The plot of the movie is like a plot for a "Simpsons" TV episode - you never know where it will go, but it all stays relevant.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | April 18, 2005
shappell@herald-mail.com SHARPSBURG - Tourists and history buffs returning to Antietam National Battlefield in the coming months likely will find something they have not seen on the grounds before - scaffolding and fences surrounding one of its largest structures. Repairs to the Maryland State Monument are slated to begin this week, said Jane Custer, chief of the Division of Cultural Resources for Antietam National Battlefield. The monument has been closed since 2003 because the iron frame inside the dome is rotting in many areas, which has also caused visible damage to parts of its dome.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | July 29, 1999
FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. - The crane hoisting the glimmering gold onion dome to its place on the roof of the new church Wednesday brought a new era to the religious landscape of Franklin County. It also meant the realization of a 30-year-old dream for a Chambersburg, Pa., couple. It took a crane and a handful of workmen to haul the 1-ton fiberglass dome to the top of St. Mary Orthodox Church being built at 2083 Linclon Way East. Services could begin as soon as late August if most of the construction is completed by then.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | November 5, 2003
julieg@herald-mail.com Repairing the Maryland State Soldiers Monument at Antietam National Battlefield could be more involved than anticipated, park Superintendent John Howard said Tuesday. National Park Service officials closed the interior of the gazebo-style monument to the public in June because it needed repairs, Howard said. Experts took down the copper sheathing on the inside "and it doesn't look good," Howard said. The frame that holds up the dome roof has rusted through in places, he said.
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by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | June 21, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com It could be a year or more before patrons at Antietam National Battlefield will be able to walk under the bronze dome of the Maryland State Monument while park staff members coordinate a costly rehabilitation of the monument. Last week, park employees discovered pieces of the 105-year-old monument's dome had begun falling onto the floor below, creating a hazard, said park superintendent John W. Howard. The monument was closed June 11. "We hated to do it because people really enjoy the monument," Howard said.
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Washington County Museum of Fine Arts | June 17, 2011
Accompanying this column on the right is an oil painting that is hanging in an exhibit now in the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts' 19th-century American Art from the museum's collection curated by Elizabeth Johns. The museum has an amazingly good collection of American painting from this period, especially so when you think of what a modest-sized city Hagerstown is. This one is "Pool in the Meadow" by Hugh Bolton Jones (1848-1927) who I'm proud to say studied at the art school where I teach, the Maryland Institute College of Art. Some years ago I got to talking to a professional gardener.
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September 25, 2008
Four-year-old Elizabeth VanIderstine of Hagerstown waits for her dad to get her unstuck from the dome climber in City Park on Wednesday morning.
NEWS
By EVA NIESSNER | July 31, 2007
Movie review As a fan of the TV show "The Simpsons" to the point where I end up quoting every episode, I had high expectations for the "The Simpsons Movie. " I was not disappointed at all. When Homer Simpson fills Lake Springfield with toxic pig waste, the EPA places Springfield in a huge dome to protect the rest of the world from the polluted city. This makes townspeople angry. Homer and his family leave the dome to escape from his fellow citizens. The plot of the movie is like a plot for a "Simpsons" TV episode - you never know where it will go, but it all stays relevant.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSLEY | July 1, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Its dome will be painted gold, but unlike the state Capitol building's dome in Charleston, W.Va., the apex of the Berkeley County Courthouse in Martinsburg will not have real flecks of the precious metal on it. It will be gold only in color, Berkeley County Commissioner Howard Strauss said Thursday. The rest of the exterior of the historic courthouse, at the corner of King and Queen streets, also will be painted. One bid, for $39,750, was submitted and opened during the commissioners' meeting.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | April 18, 2005
shappell@herald-mail.com SHARPSBURG - Tourists and history buffs returning to Antietam National Battlefield in the coming months likely will find something they have not seen on the grounds before - scaffolding and fences surrounding one of its largest structures. Repairs to the Maryland State Monument are slated to begin this week, said Jane Custer, chief of the Division of Cultural Resources for Antietam National Battlefield. The monument has been closed since 2003 because the iron frame inside the dome is rotting in many areas, which has also caused visible damage to parts of its dome.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | December 8, 2004
SHARPSBURG - Work to repair the Maryland State Soldiers Monument at Antietam National Battlefield could begin in March, battlefield Superintendent John Howard said Tuesday. The estimated $285,000 project will be paid for by the National Park Service, private donors and the State of Maryland, which is contributing approximately $40,000, Howard said. The dome will be removed and the frame that holds the dome will be rebuilt, Howard said. Work also will be performed on the Peace statue on top of the monument to increase ventilation, Howard said.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | November 5, 2003
julieg@herald-mail.com Repairing the Maryland State Soldiers Monument at Antietam National Battlefield could be more involved than anticipated, park Superintendent John Howard said Tuesday. National Park Service officials closed the interior of the gazebo-style monument to the public in June because it needed repairs, Howard said. Experts took down the copper sheathing on the inside "and it doesn't look good," Howard said. The frame that holds up the dome roof has rusted through in places, he said.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | June 21, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com It could be a year or more before patrons at Antietam National Battlefield will be able to walk under the bronze dome of the Maryland State Monument while park staff members coordinate a costly rehabilitation of the monument. Last week, park employees discovered pieces of the 105-year-old monument's dome had begun falling onto the floor below, creating a hazard, said park superintendent John W. Howard. The monument was closed June 11. "We hated to do it because people really enjoy the monument," Howard said.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | January 20, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The volunteers who operate the swimming pool at Jefferson Memorial Park are considering erecting a dome over the pool so it can be used year-round. The dome would have an outer fabric covering and would be supported by air pressure, members of the park's board of directors told the Jefferson County Commission earlier this month. A motor would be used to pump air into the structure to support it and heat it, said Bill Kline, president of the board of directors.
NEWS
January 24, 2001
$3,000 donated for city playground St. Lawrence Cement, which has a plant on Security Road in Hagerstown, gave the city $3,000 Tuesday for playground equipment for Fairgrounds Park. Cynthia Oates, the company's community relations consultant, presented the check to the Mayor and City Council. The money is expected to buy a geodesic climbing dome and a space whirl, Oates said. - Dan Kulin
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