March 21, 2013
Cold winds and occasional snow flurries might linger around Hancock and across Washington County over these last 10 days of March. However, that will not stop an especially early Easter from arriving Sunday, March 31. As a lead-in to that Holy Day, Holy Week and Eastertime events abound on calendars in our community. Easter Bunny to visit Saturday First up this Saturday is Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the local Hardee's Restaurant on East Main Street in Hancock.
April 1, 2009
Eggs galore There will be a veritable abundance of Easter eggs in Widmeyer Park Saturday. Tri-State Community Health Center will sponsor an Easter egg hunt beginning at 10 a.m. with prizes, candy-filled eggs, special golden eggs and the Easter Bunny. Then, stick around for the Community Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. sponsored by the Hancock Lions Club, Hancock United Methodist Church and Hardee's Restaurant. Children from toddlers through age 12 are welcome to participate in both of these events.
April 3, 2001
The incredible, edible tradition The symbol of the egg and, of course, the chicken are at the heart of Easter traditions, says Linda Arnaud in her new book, "The Artful Chicken" (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $29.95). However, the ornamental and decorated Easter eggs enjoyed by Christians each year are the legacy of a variety of cultural traditions. continued In ancient China, Greece and Rome, eggs were offered as gifts celebrating spring or love. In the British Isles, colored eggs honored pagan deities.
March 29, 2002
'Sylvia' A comedy about a man who handles his mid-life crisis by bringing home a stray dog. Cultural Arts Center of Frederick County, 15 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Today and Saturday, 8 p.m. Tickets $16 for adults; $13 for students and seniors; 2-for-1 student discounts every Friday. For information, call 1-301-694-4744. 'Alice in Wonderland' A musical fantasy of Alice traveling through Wonderland. Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Today, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets $15 for adults; $12 for seniors and students; $8 for children 11 and younger.
March 28, 2013
1. Birthday and bunny Wonderment Puppet Theater will present "Peter Rabbit" in special shows to celebrate the theater's birthday, Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31. Regular showtimes noon and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday, June 2. Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg, W.Va. $4.50 ages 2 and older. Birthday party shows, $5. Reservation required for birthday shows. Call 304-258-4074. 2. On display Artwork by Donna Mason is on display and for sale through the gift shop.
May 4, 2012
Spring is a wonderful time of year To the editor: Oh, what a beautiful time of year … gets our five senses just tingling, doesn't it? The beautiful colors; the smell of flowers and fresh grass; the taste of the famous Easter desserts; the feel of the grass, soft as a carpet under your feet; and the sound of the birds chirping. Our hearts sing with the real reason of the Easter holiday. Hallelujah, Christ is risen! We have such nice small communities where people still care.
April 23, 2011
The ancient German tradition of switching would not have sat well with Sierra Slick. Sierra, 7, of Martinsburg, W.Va., learned of the tradition during the German Easter Tour on Saturday at Jonathan Hager House in Hagerstown's City Park. Historic Sites Facilitator John Bryan said the Monday following Easter is the day of switching, a custom based on pre-Christian fertility rites. "Carrying their rods of pussy willow or leafy branches, the boys go in little groups from house to house, apply these switches to all women, and receive small presents in reward," Bryan said.
February 28, 2008
Easter Bunny to be at mall The Easter Bunny will make his way into the Halfway area on Saturday. Get a chance to visit with and have a keepsake photo taken with the furry, floppy- eared friend in his beautiful spring garden at Center Court in Valley Mall through Saturday, March 22. Each child who has their photo taken will receive a special prize. Photo packages begin at $13.99. The Easter Bunny will be on hand Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with carrot breaks from 1 to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. March is American Red Cross Month The Red Cross will be kicking off the month with a special event on Saturday.
March 30, 2009
The following egg hunts are planned: o An Easter egg hunt for Hancock-area children on Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m. will feature 3,000 plastic eggs hidden in Widmeyer Park in Hancock. Sponsored by the Hancock Lions, Hancock United Methodist Church and Hardee's, the hunt will begin with registration at 1:30 p.m. at the park. Those ages 12 and younger are invited. Rain date is April 11. o An Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 4, at 10 a.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship, 16726 Lappans Road, Williamsport.