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Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville | October 6, 2011
From Oct. 14-20, parents and students from Western Heights Middle School will host a book fair from Scholastic during school hours to earn books for specialized reading programs at the school and its library. The book fair will be open each day and feature books for young teens and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy trilogies, sports guides, manga, and the latest best-sellers from more than 150 publishers. Parents, children, teachers, and the community are invited to attend.
NEWS
October 8, 2011
Parents and students from Western Heights Middle School will host a book fair from Scholastic starting Friday, Oct. 14, during school hours to earn books for specialized reading programs at the school and its library. The book fair will be open each day and feature books for young teens and adults, including mystery and adventure novels, fantasy trilogies, sports guides, manga and the latest best-sellers from more than 150 publishers. Parents, children, teachers and the community are invited to attend.
LIFESTYLE
March 12, 2012
The Volunteer Fair will be from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Unitarian Universalist Church, 13245 Cearfoss Pike, northwest of Hagerstown. Visitors can find out more information about volunteer opportunities from local vendors. Fair visitors may also bring donations of nonperishable foods for Food Resources and used books for the  American Association of University Women Scholarship Book Fair. The Volunteer Fair is free and nonsectarian. For more information about this and other free events, visit the website: www.uuhagerstownmd.org .
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July 30, 2013
Open-class rabbit show  Best of breeds Checkered Giant - Curt and Shannon Uzelac Holland Lop - Alivia Koontz Silver Fox - Maggie Green Flemish Giant - Curt and Shannon Uzelac Mini Rex - Jorden Bowser Netherland Dwarf - Caitlin Koontz English Lop - Hannah Reed Dutch - Grace Holder Himalayan - Jorden Bowser Hotot - Maggie Green Lion Head - Grace Holder...
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July 13, 2012
Ag Expo and Fair 2012 is seeking contestants in its Cheese Carving Contest at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Washington County Agricultural Education Complex, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Contestants will mold, carve or sculpt a block of cheese into a piece of art. The event is open to all ages. For more information or to participate, call Leslie Hart at 301-432-4782 or lhart@washco-md.net .
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | July 20, 2013
It is arguably a glamorous week for 1,024-pound Hereford beef steer Schmitty. His typical surroundings are “all mucky,” said Caleb McDougal, 13, of Smithsburg, who raised the placid light-brown brute. This week, at the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair though, Schmitty is receiving movie-star treatment with daily baths, brushing and blow-drying. “I'm getting him ready to show him in the ring,” Caleb said. “People will bid on my animal and pay by the pound.” While Schmitty's fate following purchase Thursday night might be viewed as unglamorous or even morbid, he likely will be savored by a buyer.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 23, 2011
When 2-year-old Gabe Palm finished carving his block of cheese Saturday, he put his entry on the judge's table. The contest judge, Rachel Humerick, 22, Miss Maryland Galaxy, called Gabe's artistic effort "a block of cheese. " Four of the 12 young contestants making up the field carved their way to trophies Saturday in the Washington County Ag Expo & Fair's children's cheese-carving contest. Saturday also marked the opening day of the weeklong Ag Expo and Fair at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike south of Hagerstown.
NEWS
August 20, 2007
FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public Schools will have interpreters available at a Back-to-School Fair and West End Community Fiesta Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Frederick Towne Mall, according to a school system press release. The fair will include more than 40 exhibits with information about school registration and services, school meals, child care, health care, adult classes and community activities. The event also will feature a balloon artist, magician, clown, and jazz and mariachi bands, according to the release.
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By DAVE McMILLION | July 19, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- If anything conveys fun at Washington County Ag Expo and Fair, it's the carnival. To get things started, a giant figurine of a farmer stands at one entrance to the carnival. He's holding an egg and an American flag and at his feet is a big chicken. On Sunday, eager children passed by the statue, happily headed toward attractions like the Goldfish Game, the Tempest and a Ferris wheel. The carnival used to be an attraction at the fair, but was then abandoned.
NEWS
July 19, 2008
Brian Spielman, 32, Fairplay Sitting at a table, selling and handing out passes, Brian Spielman was prepping Friday for the annual ag expo and fair. "This is my third year on the board of directors," Spielman said. "Right now, we're just hoping to get the exhibits in place. We're having bull riding tonight. " A new activity that Spielman said will be incorporated in this year's expo is a carnival. "We had a carnival many years ago," Spielman said. "Some rides are already in place, and the others should be ready either on Saturday or Sunday.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 6, 2013
Seventy-three-year-old Louis Willett said he is fit as a fiddle now, but he likes to stay informed just in case he needs any services for seniors in the future. Every year, Willett travels to the Chambersburg Mall for the annual Senior Fair hosted by state Rep. Rob Kauffman, R-Chambersburg. “We try to stay current with what the various organizations in the community are providing,” Willett said. “That way, if we need help, we know where to go.” Willett was one of more than 1,000 seniors who attended Kauffman's ninth annual event held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.
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NEWS
September 4, 2013
The Conococheague Institute will hold its ninth annual Colonial Fair and Muster on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 12995 Bain Road. The event will feature 18th-century re-enactors, craft demonstrations and the sale of period wares. There also will be Colonial games for children, and food will be available for purchase. First-person interpreter Jeff Greenawalt will make an appearance Saturday as George Washington. A special feature at this year's event will be the performance of music of the Colonial period.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
Gabrielle Cory of Leonardtown, Md., in St. Mary's County, was named Miss Maryland Agriculture during opening-night festivities at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium. Sponsored by the Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland State Fair, the two-day competition culminated with an on-stage contest Friday.   Twenty-two county farm bureaus were represented during the annual event. Janai Heise represented Washington County and Beth Reed represented Frederick County, Md. Taking the top agriculture spokesperson title, Cory, 16, lives on a 20-acre farmstead dedicated to forest conservation and also has sheep, cattle and poultry housed on her grandmother's farm.
NEWS
August 22, 2013
The following is the schedule of events for Friday and Saturday at the Jefferson County Fair at 1707 Leetown Pike in Kearneysville, W.Va.: Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Open horse show - English/hunter show Noon: Skill-a-Thon, show barn 3 p.m.: Exhibit buildings open 4 p.m.: South Jefferson Ruritan chicken barbecue 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Bubble B & Mr. B, entertainment for children 6 p.m.: Carnival area open to public ...
LIFESTYLE
August 18, 2013
Name: Susan Fair Age: 51 City in which you reside:   Boonsboro Day job: I work in the materials management department of Carroll County Public Library, and at the Boonsboro Museum of History. Book title: “Mysteries and Lore of Western Maryland: Snallygasters, Dogmen and Other Mountain Tales” Genre: Local legends Synopsis of book: “Mysteries and Lore of Western Maryland” rounds up the bizarre beasts, odd characters, and unsolved mysteries that color the legends and lore of Western Maryland.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 11, 2013
A Harrisonville, Pa., teenager was named the 2013 Fulton County (Pa.) Fair queen Sunday evening in front of more than 200 people. Sarah Hollinshead, 17, is the daughter of Eric and Anne Marie Hollinshead. She will be a senior at McConnellsburg High School this fall. The 93rd annual Fulton County Fair continues through Saturday. “This week, I want to be a role model,” Sarah said. She said that as a child, she always looked forward to seeing the fair queen. Morgan Strait, the 2012 fair queen, participated in the crowning.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2013
Jessica Seckman was juggling four breeds of rabbits and two sons Monday afternoon, trying to keep them on schedule for the rabbit judging competition at the Berkeley County Youth Fair. Tylor Billmyer, 14, and his brother, Aiden, 10, brought rabbits from the four breeds they raise at their family's DNJ Farm outside Martinsburg. Tylor was having trouble getting Clover, his big grey Flemish giant doe, to settle down before taking her turn at the judging table. His younger brother had no such troubles maneuvering through the aisles of the crowded rabbit area with Black Opps, a tiny black Netherland dwarf rabbit, tucked into the front pocket of his apron.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | August 4, 2013
Kaylee Thompson thinks her hard work in recent months getting Zoey, her 4-month-old Holstein “dairy calf,” ready for the Berkeley County Youth Fair's show ring will pay off with a winner's ribbon. “I think Zoey has a good chance because I've been working a lot with her and she's doing well,” Kaylee said. The calf was born in April on her grandfather Bruce Linton's Linton Brothers farm. “I got her out of the hutch and started training her to get her used to the halter so she would be ready for the fair,” she said.
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