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April 18, 2013
  The following appropriations for area fairs and festivals were included in the 2013-2014 budget bill that state lawmakers approved this week, according to the enrolled final version of the legislation posted on the Legislature's website:   Berkeley County Apollo Theater-Summer Program, $1,710 Belle Boyd House, $1,710 Berkeley County Youth Fair, $15,818 General Adam Stephen Memorial Foundation, $15,840 ...
August 22, 2005
Three county fairs are under way in the Tri-State area and will continue through Saturday. Here is a schedule of upcoming highlights for the fairs in Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania, and the Jefferson County Fair in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia: Franklin County, Pa. The Franklin County Fair is held at the Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club off Pa. 995 in Williamson, Pa. Today's events include: 4 p.m....
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | March 18, 2011
A $11.4 billion spending plan for fiscal 2011-12 adopted by the West Virginia Legislature Friday includes $2.8 million for 415 fairs, festivals and other cultural causes. The fesitvals and fairs include the following in the Eastern Panhandle: Belle Boyd House, $1,900 General Adam Stephen Memorial Foundation, $17,600 Heritage Craft Center of the Eastern Panhandle, $6,650 Historic Middleway Conservancy, $950 Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society, $4,750 Jefferson County Historical Landmark Commission, $7,600 Norman Dillon Farm Museum, $9,500 Old Opera House Theater Company, $14,250 Contemporary American Theater Festival, $94,763 African-American Cultural Heritage Festival, $4,750 Apollo Theater (summer program)
By JULIE E. GREENE | August 16, 2007
Country music fans will get two treats next week when singer-songwriter Michael Peterson will headline the Franklin County Fair in Pennsylvania and PovertyNeck Hillbillies performs during the Jefferson County Fair in West Virginia. Peterson's Tuesday night performance at the Chambersburg (Pa.) Rod & Gun Club Farm will be an acoustic setting, for a more intimate evening. He'll play a few of his hits, cover some other artists' country songs and treat the audience to new songs, said Peterson, 48, of Nashville, Tenn.
by MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 18, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - American west painter William Robinson Leigh and 19th century magazine illustrator David Hunter Strother happen to be among Berkeley County's most famous native sons. So maybe it shouldn't be a surprise that art will be the focus of a series of Saturday street fairs planned in downtown Martinsburg in the coming months, beginning Easter weekend. "We're trying to get people to fall in love with the city again, through art," said Bonnie Rockie, president of ArtBerkeley, Inc., a nonprofit organization formed last year to enhance the arts community in the county and surrounding region.
April 24, 2007
The husband-and-wife team Dr. Raymond and Louise Ediger have been honored for supporting the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension for decades. Maryland's Tau Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, the national Extension honorary society, has presented the Frederick couple with its Friend of Extension Award. "Ray and Louise Ediger have made amazing contributions to University of Maryland Cooperative Extension outreach efforts and to building leadership in youth and adults," said Dr. Cheng-i Wei, dean of the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
August 3, 2011
Last week, two outdoor events were playing out in Washington County, just as they have played out before, and just as they are played out each year all across the nation. But this universal routine does not mean they're not special. In Maugansville, youths were competing in the Maryland State Little League tournament, where Conococheague lost its opener and then went on a five-game tear to capture the championship and earn a trip to Bristol, Conn., for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament.
May 11, 2001
Shows must go on By LAURA ERNDE Tri-State area farmers are taking steps to prevent foot-and-mouth disease, but so far they aren't letting the scare cancel traditional summer fairs and livestock shows. continued Even though the virus that devastated England's livestock has not been seen in the United States since 1929, some local farmers are worried enough to limit visitors and make sure people who come to their farms aren't carrying the disease.
July 12, 1998
photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer enlarge By CLYDE FORD / Staff Writer Local farmers and mechanics spend thousands of dollars and weeks of labor on their tractors and trucks - all for about a dozen seconds of thrills. "It's just a hobby - an expensive hobby," said David Bush, 23, of Charles Town, W.Va. Bush and others competed in a tractor and truck pull Saturday night in front of an estimated crowd of 5,000 at the Mason-Dixon Dragway hosted by the Washington County Tractor Pull Association.
by DON AINES | June 21, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Dairy Princess Sarah Signore and about half of her 38 predecessors will be on hand Saturday night when the 40th dairy princess is crowned at the Kauffman Community Center. Although dairy is the leading agricultural commodity in Franklin County, with 44,000 cows on about 500 commercial dairy farms producing 800 million pounds of milk per year, there is only one person vying for the crown this year, Stephanie Hykes of Greencastle, Pa. "This is something we're getting concerned about, finding young ladies to represent the diary industry," said Joyce Nowell, a Franklin County Dairy Promotion Committee member.
By ROXANN MILLER | | 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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | 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.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | 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.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | 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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