August 14, 2012
Hagerstown police are searching for a man in a reported armed robbery Tuesday night of a Dual Highway cellphone store, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. A white man with a handgun entered Boost Mobile at 1201 Dual Highway and robbed the store before fleeing, the dispatcher said. There were no reported injuries and the call for the robbery went out at 6:27 p.m., the dispatcher said. The man, believed to be between 18 and 20 years old, is approximately 6 feet tall and 120 pounds with blond hair.
August 9, 2012
Demolition began this week on a section of the Best Western Grand Venice Hotel on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. Last year, Nithin Jayadeva, the hotel's general manager and a co-owner, said the separate motel-like portion of the hotel was being torn down - about 150 rooms. The motel portion was built in the late 1950s or early 1960s and has become obsolete, he said at the time. The main hotel section remains open. In January 2011, Jayadeva said he expected the demolition to happen before the end of 2011.
August 9, 2012
The Hagerstown Hotel & Convention Center on Dual Highway is scheduled to close this month, a tourism official said. DFIN LLC is buying the property, according to Bill Barnes, a partner in the limited liability company. The sale is expected to become final in about three weeks. He declined to give the sale price. DFIN hasn't decided what to do with the property, Barnes said. He said the property's current owner, VFC Partners 8 LLC, and its management company made the decision to close the hotel, not DFIN.
August 8, 2012
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. Today The Allstars Band Open jam session, 8 p.m. to closing, Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon, 104 Railway Lane, Hagerstown. 301-791-2611. ClearSpring Bluegrass, 7 to 9 p.m., Beans in the Belfry, 122 W. Potomac St., Brunswick, Md. 301-834-7178.
July 31, 2012
Bradley Joseph Christman, 28, of Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Hagerstown, Md. He was born Friday, Dec. 9, 1983, in Menomonee Falls, Wis. He served as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy for eight years. He is survived by his mother, Linda Christman of Menomonee Falls; father, Roger Christman of Menomonee Falls; brother, Brian Christman of Milwaukee, Wis.; and maternal grandmother, MaryEllen Stelpflug. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Elvin and Laura Christman; and maternal grandfather, Cyril Stelpflug.
July 5, 2012
Mark Stephen Giberson, 56, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at his home in Hagerstown, Md. He was born in Camden, N.J., Friday, Jan. 13, 1956. He studied at Susquehanna University. A retired carpenter and general handyman, Mark also played guitar for 35 years, most recently at Covenant Life Church for the praise team. As an avid motorcyclist, he was involved with Christian Motorcycle Association and Road Riders for Jesus. He was a member of Covenant Life Church, involved in the men's ministry and prayer team.
July 3, 2012
M&S Harley-Davidson's Mountain Ride will be Saturday, July 7. Riders meet at M&S Harley-Davidson's Big Motorcycle Trailer at Cancun Cantina West, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration is free. Riders will leave at 10:45 a.m. For more information, call 717-709-9650
June 8, 2012
A free movie with free popcorn and drinks is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. To find out the featured movie, call the church at 301-791-1674. South High alumni gathering South Hagerstown High School's Rebel Alumni Association will sponsor an informal alumni gathering on Friday June 15, 2012 at the Cancun Cantina, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. Members and staff from all classes are welcome. Admission is free.
May 23, 2012
City officials said hydrant flushing in Hagerstown that began on Tuesday, May 8, is being extended through Tuesday, June 5 in the following area: Both sides of Dual Highway from Cleveland Avenue to All Star Court including Medical Campus, Beverly Drive, Brightwood, Hampton of Brightwoods, Greenwich Park, Youngstown and Londontown. Water customers in those areas, especially those using automatic washing machines, are cautioned to frequently check their water supply for discolored water.