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NEWS
July 29, 2003
Frontier Craft Days features musical entertainment Jonathan Hager Frontier Craft Days will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3, at Jonathan Hager House in City Park, Hagers-town. Admission is free. In addition to old-fashioned crafts, and a living history encampment of French and Indian war re-enactors, the event will feature entertainment. Whippoorwill, a West Virginia-based duet, performs at noon and 2 p.m. Saturday. Wissywig, a northern-Virginia-based group, will perform at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday.
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NEWS
December 4, 2002
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The play, "Christmas at Home" will be presented Friday, Dec. 6, Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. daily at Open Door Church, 500 Miller St. The story begins on Dec. 25, 1848, with the birth of Emmanuel Christmas McLaw. Music will be provided by the choir of Open Door Church. Re-enactors, including those pictured, above, from the 14th Tennessee Co. B, the 3rd Maryland Co. B and the 11th Pennsylvania Fife and Drum Corps., will take part in the production.
NEWS
December 14, 1997
Foes make peace during holidays By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Union soldiers welcomed Confederate soldier Patrick Davis to their camp Sunday afternoon, where they shared a meal, sang songs around the fire and exchanged news as part of their Christmas Day celebration of 1863. It was the only time during the year that Davis could cross enemy lines in peace, all in the spirit of the holiday. There was little talk of the war, entering its third year, as the soldiers tried to make the best of the meager yet better-than-usual meal and stay warm in the biting cold.
NEWS
May 3, 2002
A dogwood tree and plaque in memory of the victims and families of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be dedicated at the historic Jonathan Hager House and Museum May 12 at 4 p.m. The tree and plaque are believed to be the first permanent memorials in Hagerstown commemorating the attacks. The same ceremony will honor the late Robert W. Shumaker, past grand noble and chief patriarch of the International Order of Odd Fellows Potomac Lodge 31 and Grand Encampment 6 of Hagers-town.
NEWS
September 28, 2007
Pack 14, of Smithsburg, visited the Civil War Living History Encampment at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro, Pa., on Aug. 11. Dr. Roger Hershey told the Cub Scouts and their leaders how the military police protected the citizens of an area during the Civil War. Brett Tower explained how a doctor cared for the wounded and injured during a battle. The Scouts visited the Union and Confederate camps and talked with the "soldiers" about the ways of preparing food, caring for weapons and packing for long hikes.
NEWS
August 5, 2003
LEITERSBURG - Leitersburg Ruritan Club will sponsor its 24th annual Peach Festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 10, on the grounds of the former Leitersburg School House, now Leitersburg Community Park. The festival offers foods from the area including homemade peach pies, peach ice cream, roast beef, country ham and other items. Ernie Bradley & Grassy Ridge will perform bluegrass and country music; Saxy will perform rock and roll music. There will be a homemade peach pie contest on Saturday; pies must be sumitted by 11 a.m. There are two categories of pies: open faced and closed.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 9, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Gun powder dissipated in the air Sunday as Civil War re-enactors stripped off heavy pouches and sweat-drenched jackets following a "battle" witnessed by about 50 spectators. J. Walter Callis and Sharon Drost waited in the Confederate camp for their comrades to return. Their tents and belongings were set up on the lower lawn of Renfrew Park, which has hosted the weekend encampment for 29 years. "It's a beautiful place. All the people we've met are very nice," said Callis, who, like Drost, was visiting Renfrew for the first time.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | April 27, 2006
BIG POOL - Much like sutlers did in the 18th century, Neal Redmond sells handcrafted wares for a living. In his case, the wares are wearable. Redmond and his wife, Margie, make 18th-century-style military and civilian clothing, such as waistcoats, knee britches, long pants, shirts, sleep waistcoats, coats, hats and ladies clothing. They will be among more than 130 artisans, craftspeople and vendors at Fort Frederick's 12th annual 18th Century Market Fair today through Sunday.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | September 14, 2012
There are no bulldozers turning the earth on old and historic fields, no acreage falling victim to the relentless march of development. Instead, Antietam National Battlefield is a dignified memorial to all who fought there - peaceful and picturesque. Shallow water murmurs below Burnside Bridge and overhanging trees shade narrow winding lanes that edge acres of cornfields. If you listen closely, you might think you hear heroic ghosts whisper of a great and terrible battle that was fought here 150 years ago - the site of the bloodiest day in the nation's wartime history.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | May 18, 2011
Imagine a time in our nation's history when covered wagons creaked and swayed across a vast landscape. Pots and pans clanged against the sideboards and large, spiny wheels — prone to splinting — dipped in and out of ruts. With little more than a willing spirit, families headed West, hoping to stake a claim and start a new life. Cradling babies and shotguns, their journey carried them along the National Pike. Following his inauguration in 1801, President Thomas Jefferson championed building a national road into the west to facilitate American expansion.
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