June 9, 2013
Fifteen years ago, Hagerstown's eastern edge along Dual Highway near Interstate 70 was Washington County's hotel hot spot, with four of its five busiest hotels. But these days, the locations that dominate have swung to the city's western fringe along Interstate 81, where the current king is the Hampton Inn off Maugans Avenue. All four runners-up are off I-81's Halfway Boulevard exit five miles south. According to The Herald-Mail's review of revenue from the county's hotel/motel tax, hotels in the Halfway area alone accounted for $13.2 million - more than half of the $24.9 million spent on room rentals during the first 10 months of fiscal 2013.
May 16, 2013
When C.A. Millburn saw the mother duck and from 15 to 25 ducklings trying to cross Edgewood Drive in the area of Hagerstown Commons on Wednesday at 11 a.m., he swung into action. Millburn, a reserve officer in the Maryland Natural Resources Police Reserve Officer program, said he stopped traffic in both directions. Then, he said, he began helping the ducklings, which were having trouble getting over a curb, make it to safety. Other motorists got out of their cars to help, said Millburn, who lives off Dual Highway.
May 1, 2013
A Frederick, Md., man who was helping to push a disabled car in the slow lane of eastbound Interstate 70 was killed Tuesday evening when the vehicle that was being pushed was struck by another car, according to Maryland State Police . The accident was reported at 6:43 p.m., and it occurred in Washington County just west of the Frederick County line where National Pike (U.S. 40) crosses the interstate. State police said that Adam C. Gammon, 37, of Bethel Road, Frederick, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
April 24, 2013
Deadlines for Nightlife and karaoke, open mics, DJs, trivia listings is noon Friday for the next Thursday's edition. Send items to firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information, call Lifestyle editor Crystal Schelle at 301-791-7136. Thursday, April 25 Miss Extreme Pole Fitness 2013 8 p.m. to midnight, Cancun Cantina West, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. 301-797-4422. $20 cover. ClearSpring Bluegrass, 7 to 9 p.m., Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, Md. 301-834-7178.
April 14, 2013
Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed the following new members: • 28 South, 28 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown • AT&T, 17622 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown • Baxter Group Inc., 941 Progress Road, Chambersburg, Pa. • Amy Huffman, BNI independent agent • Middletown Valley Bank, 24 W. Main St., Middletown, Md. • Montessori Academy of...
April 10, 2013
Thursday, April 11 Eric and Kate Avey Bluegrass and folk, 9 p.m., 28 South, 28 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. 240-347-4932. No cover. The Allstars Band Open jam session with guest host Tom EB, 8 p.m. to closing, Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon, 116 Railway Lane, Hagerstown. 301-791-2611. ClearSpring Band Bluegrass, 7 to 9 p.m., Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, Md. 301-834-7178. Friday, April 12 Mama's Black Sheep Variety, 9:30 p.m., 28 South, 28 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown.
March 25, 2013
Cancun Cantina West staff is asking anyone 21 or older to participate in a music video from 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the club, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The band will play two songs at which time they will ask the crowd members to film the atmosphere and each other. After the filming, band members will ask those participating to send them videos and they will compile one fan made video. For more information, email email@example.com .
March 12, 2013
A man made off with an undisclosed amount of money following a robbery at Brother's Pizza Express at 1732 Dual Highway Tuesday afternoon, said Sgt. John Lehman of the Hagerstown Police Department. The man showed a handgun during the 3:50 p.m. robbery and escaped in a vehicle, Lehman said. No one was hurt Lehman said. Lehman declined to give more specifics of the robbery Tuesday night because of an ongoing investigation.
March 11, 2013
Authorities are expected to reopen Dual Highway soon after they responded to the 1600 block of the road for a smoke condition in a house, according to a Washington County 911 supervisor. It turned out the problem was a furnace malfunction, the supervisor said. There was no fire in the house and no one was hurt, the supervisor said. The intersection of Dual Highway and Edgewood Drive was shut down to allow crews access to the home, the supervisor said about 2 p.m. The call for the investigation went out at 1:42 p.m.