October 11, 1998
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Those who only glimpse at Shepherdstown at certain times of the year may wonder what country they're in. In recent years, local residents have rekindled the tradition of Morris dancing, an English art form, performing in the spring and other parts of the year. On Sunday, it was shades of England all over again when local Morris dancers and two groups from Sheffield, England, and Canada performed at the Bavarian Inn and Lodge.
December 24, 2007
Lillian Rand and Michaela Miller tell the fifth-grade class at Boonsboro Elementary about Christmas traditions in England. The students shared food and recipes and made their own Christmas crackers.
December 31, 2008
JULY 12, 1976-DEC. 25, 2008 HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Wayne John Hausman, 32, of Hedgesville, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008, at his home. Born July 12, 1976, in Bedfordshire, England, he was the son of John P. Hausman and Marion Ibbott Hausman of Hedgesville. He was a graduate of Seneca Valley High School. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Dawn Deusa Hausman; three sons, Trevor Dempsey, Christian Dempsey and Zayne Hausman; one daughter, Kaela Dempsey; two brothers, Michael Seamer of England and Steven Seamer of New York; and one sister, Julie Hausman of Hedgesville.
July 29, 2012
Dr. Ian James MacQueen, 91, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at his residence. A private memorial service will be held in England at a later date. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home.
July 13, 2011
JUNE 4, 1943-JULY 12, 2011 Barbara Winter, 68, of 164 Vision Lane, Falling Waters, W.Va., died on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at her home. Born June 4, 1943, in Slough, England, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel Ryden Gurney. She was co-owner, for 18 years, of Bingo Island in Hagerstown. For 10 years, she was assistant manager of Kmart in Hagerstown. She was an animal lover. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, James R. Winter; one sister, Valerie Orr and husband, Thomas, of South Carolina; one niece, Lauren Skipp of Hagerstown; one nephew, Stephen Skipp of Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews in England.
December 28, 2008
Ann Marie Mills and Paul Andrew Greenwood were married on Oct. 4, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Hagerstown. The bride is the daughter of Terry M. Mills of Hagerstown and the late Lana M. Mills. She is a 2000 graduate of Williamsport High School and is attending Salisbury University at the USMD pursuing a master's degree in social work. She is employed with Turning Point of Washington County in Hagerstown. The bridegroom is the son of Andrew and Doreen Greenwood of Greencastle, Pa. He is a 1997 graduate of Hollingsworth High School in Milnrow, England.
November 19, 2004
The students of Heritage Academy will present "A Venture Almost Desperate" today and Saturday at 7 p.m. The play is about the Pilgrims' flight to America for religious freedom. "The title refers to the dangers faced by the Pilgrims as they fled from persecution in England and worldliness in Holland only to face the perils of the mighty Atlantic," the school said in a news release. "Their strong motivation for such a desperate venture was 'that from these shores the glorious light of the Gospel should be spread throughout the world,'" the school said.
June 8, 2012
During the primary phase of the 2012 presidential election, there has been a noticeable acceleration in the use of the term “American exceptionalism” by candidates and political writers. The obvious purpose was to inflate the image of the candidate as a certified patriot and to cast doubt on the opponent. Their patriotic cant was self-serving. Should we not be cautious in accepting the claim of special patriotism on the part of a candidate who is now known to be a party to avoidance of income taxes by secret banking in the Cayman Islands?
June 28, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- "Benjamin Franklin" said Sunday that while he never set foot in Franklin County, he's thankful county leaders chose to name their home after him. Robert Harrison spoke with words like "I" and "me" when he gave a presentation in the role of Benjamin Franklin. Harrison is portraying the county's namesake for its 225th anniversary events, like the one held at Waynesboro's historical society. Harrison, wearing buckled shoes and carrying a cane, fielded questions on what Franklin thought when his son allied himself with England and the age differences among him and his 16 siblings.
March 6, 1998
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer In 1965, Sheran White promised her very British mum she would never give up her British citizenship. But White's mother recently surprised her daughter with a change of heart on that subject. "I never would have done it without her blessing," White said, putting the wheels in motion last May to become a United States citizen. All these years, White said she has pledged allegiance to the U.S. flag and has felt like an American in almost every way. But the one big drawback was her inability to vote, White said.