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By DAN DEARTH | April 9, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! View the "Suns Opening Day" slideshow! HAGERSTOWN -- Watching the Hagerstown Suns is a family affair for Teri Deweerd. Deweerd attended opening day Thursday at Municipal Stadium with her daughter, Christina Curry, 26, and granddaughter, Kaydence Custer, 19 months. "I like that the players are enthusiastic and trying to make the majors," Deweerd said. "They're very fan-friendly. It's family-friendly.
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by Alicia Notarianni | October 5, 2004
alician@herald-mail.com FUNKSTOWN - St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown teamed up with Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. Inc. for a barbecue fund-raiser to benefit the new Religious Effort to Assist and Care for the Homeless (REACH) Cold Weather Shelter under construction at 140 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown. According to the Rev. Darrell Layman of St. Paul's, a team from the church congregation volunteers each winter to assist with shelter operations for one week, providing meals and on-site staffing.
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By TRISH RUDDER | September 25, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- With about 200 vendors, the 34th annual Fall Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival offers plenty of choices, including artwork, wine, baskets, quilts, jewelry, toys, furniture and everything in between.  It's a family affair under the tent at Skip's Grist Mill. Skip Zimmerman of Burr Mill in Martinsburg, W.Va., was grinding buckwheat into flour on Friday, while his brother, Emory, was grinding corn kernels into cornmeal.   The 1889 stone grist mill came from a mill in Maryland and was restored by Skip Zimmerman.
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By DAN KAUFFMAN | March 17, 2008
SHENANDOAH JUNCTION, W.Va. - While everyone else at Sager Field wanted to make Friday night about John Lowery - the only baseball coach in the 36-year history of Jefferson High School - Lowery wanted to make the night about everyone else. As far as he's concerned, the 1,000 victories he now has are simply a matter of being "in the right place at the right time. " "The program could not have succeeded without the contributions of a lot of people. I've just been fortunate to be the coach," Lowery said during a brief ceremony following a 10-0 victory over Freedom (Va.)
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By TIM KOELBLE | July 16, 2009
West End Little League has won 11 Maryland District 1 championships since Conococheague last won a title in 1974. In order to make it 12 this weekend, West End might need lots of magic -- something along the lines of Penn pitching tonight and Teller going on Saturday. "We hope the gods are with us," said West End manager Billy Nutter after a 6-2 victory over Hancock in the losers' bracket final on Thursday. West End travels to Conococheague tonight for the championship round of the 11-12 All-Star Tournament.
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By MARIE GILBERT | September 5, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- The loud speaker blared, the engines roared and the crowd leaned forward. It was time for the ultimate test between the proverbial immovable object and the irresistible force. It was time for tractor pulling. More than 1,200 people jammed onto the grounds of the Washington County Agricultural Education Center Saturday night to watch tractor and truck pullers from the four-state area compete for monetary prizes and trophies. The event was sponsored by the Western Maryland Pullers Association and featured about 150 modified and hot stock tractors, modified pickup trucks and semis.
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By MARIE GILBERT | November 20, 2005
marieg@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - Farming is in Ron Enslow's blood. Ever since he was a boy, he has plowed the fields and harvested the crops. Two years ago, Enslow retired. But, in a way, he still is making a living from agriculture. Enslow is a farm toy collector and dealer. A resident of Waterloo, N.Y., Enslow braved lake-effect snow to travel to the Western Maryland Farm Toy Show held Friday and Saturday at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 5, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --The Carter Twins whetted fans' appetites with the a self-titled, four-song EP, a performance on the 2009 CMT Awards and the twins' contribution of "Let it Snow" on "A Very Special Christmas 7," a compilation album for the Special Olympics. But all that was last year. The new material is still in the works. "There are a lot of fans who are like, 'Would you please put it out already?'" said Zach Carter. "We're right there with you. It's in the process, but all I can promise is that it's going to be -- well, we think it's going to be good.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | December 25, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- "You know, Blanche DuBois in 'A Streetcar Named Desire' told Stanley she depends on the kindness of strangers. Well, so do I. And you know what? They come through. The come through in a big way," Lynne Newman said. Outside the room where Newman retreated for a moment of quiet, organized chaos sounded in the voices of those strangers as they rustled wrapping paper, and clanked pots and pans as they worked to bring Christmas alive. Even as she enjoyed a break from the go-go-go, the noise was music to Newman's ears.
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by MARIE GILBERT /Staff Writer | January 31, 2006
marieg@herald-mail.com BOONSBORO - Oley Griffith looks at 2006 as a year of change. As fire chief of the First Hose Co. of Boonsboro, he has seen growth in his community that will have an impact on fire service. But Saturday night was not about change. It was about tradition, as First Hose held its annual appreciation and awards banquet at the fire hall on St. Paul Street. "This is an opportunity to recognize those people who have made the past year a success," Griffith said.
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