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April 24, 2012
 Matt Skole continued his hot streak while Adrian Nieto added four hits on Tuesday to pace the Hagerstown Suns to a 9-2 victory over Rome. Skole went 1 for 2 with two walks, including a home run and two RBIs to pace the Suns' offense. The third baseman is 7-for-9, including three home runs, six walks and eight RBIs, in his last three games. He had reached base in 12 straight plate appearances until hitting a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. Skole put the Suns on top 1-0 in the third inning on a home run to center field off Rome starter A.J. Holland (1-3)
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by ROBERT SNYDER | May 26, 2006
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - More than 20 years have come and gone since Blaine Sprouse ran a bow across the strings of a fiddle in a dance hall in Berkeley County, W.Va. Since that time, the Martinsburg native, who grew up in an apartment atop a general store in the tiny village north of Hedgesville called North Mountain, has played his fiddle on nearly every continent and performed with such bluegrass and country music luminaries as the Osborne Brothers, Randy Travis, Glen Campbell and Johnny Cash.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 3, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - People see the Dobro, the fiddle, banjo and washboard and assume The Boogie Boro Pickers play bluegrass. They do ... kind of, sort of, guitarist Eric Avey said. But it's bluegrass with Waynesboro-style boogie on it. Hence the name, the Boro Boogie Pickers. The six-piece band, with all members born and raised in Waynesboro, perform regional venues. They started off as a group of friends who jammed together on Wednesday nights. Avey said the band is starting to get some attention, at least in Waynesboro.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2011
Buddy came in second in the howling contest Sunday at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, but it's the basset hound's other skill that might lead hosts to padlock the fridge. He can open the refrigerator. “The first time he ever did it, he made himself a quesadilla,” said Kristin Fisher, 27, of Fairfax, Va. “He ate the tortilla shells, the lettuce, the sour cream, the chicken, the cheese.” Buddy was among dozens of basset hounds at Sunday's ramble hosted by Basset Rescue of Old Dominion, or BROOD.
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by Cheryl M. Keyser | July 22, 2004
Intermittent light rain showers did nothing to dampen the spirits of a good size audience that turned out at Hagerstown's City Park for the opening night of the summer Music by the Lake concert series on Saturday, July 17. "We've played through rain before, but never had a crowd stick around," said a member of the Old School Freight Train Band. "We are thankful for those of you who are not afraid of a little kiss from God. " The Old School Freight Band, which melds the contrasting and complimentary elements of bluegrass, jazz, Celtic, classical, Afro-Cuban, and rhythm and blues, was the first of several groups that will be performing at the band shell for the next four Saturday evenings.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | August 3, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Tommy Stevens likes holding the fiddle, but his father John "J.W. " Stevens says the 9-year-old isn't playing yet - "he's wishing. " Tommy is the youngest member of the family's music group, which started as a gospel ministry and has expanded into bluegrass music, John Stevens says. The Stevens Family will perform three 45-minute sets from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in Berkeley Springs High School auditorium as part of the Morgan County Fair. Six of the Stevens' 10 living children are in the music group.
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by KATE COLEMAN | January 30, 2004
katec@herald-mail.com Full Circle Cafe on the main street of Keedysville is not too far from Little Antietam Creek, but there is no river in sight. Yet on Saturday, Jan. 31, some Saturdays before and several more to come, Full Circle will host a River House concert. On the bill are Allegheny Uprising, South Mountain String Band and the Rock Candy Cloggers. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and dinner, a wide variety of teas and an array of cafe owner Yvonne Hope's homemade cakes will be available.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | February 7, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Don Rigsby is a busy guy: just starting a tour with his band, Midnight Call; producing three projects; teaching at Morehead State University; and spending time with his newborn son. Rigsby said he enjoys producing and hopes to do that on a bigger scale, but bluegrass fans don't need to worry about him hanging up his mandolin, fiddle or guitar anytime soon. "I like performing best," Rigsby said during a recent phone interview from Kentucky. Don Rigsby & Midnight Call will be performing at Apollo Civic Theatre on Sunday afternoon.
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August 24, 2007
Music classes SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University Department of Music Preparatory Division is accepting applications for the fall 2007 semester. Students interested in studying woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, voice, guitar, bass guitar, strings (violin, viola, cello or double bass), theory or jazz improvision should contact Anne Munro at 304-876-5555 or e-mail amunro@shepherd.edu. Instructors set their own weekly lesson fees and teach half-hour and hour lessons.
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April 24, 2012
 Matt Skole continued his hot streak while Adrian Nieto added four hits on Tuesday to pace the Hagerstown Suns to a 9-2 victory over Rome. Skole went 1 for 2 with two walks, including a home run and two RBIs to pace the Suns' offense. The third baseman is 7-for-9, including three home runs, six walks and eight RBIs, in his last three games. He had reached base in 12 straight plate appearances until hitting a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning. Skole put the Suns on top 1-0 in the third inning on a home run to center field off Rome starter A.J. Holland (1-3)
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2011
Buddy came in second in the howling contest Sunday at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, but it's the basset hound's other skill that might lead hosts to padlock the fridge. He can open the refrigerator. “The first time he ever did it, he made himself a quesadilla,” said Kristin Fisher, 27, of Fairfax, Va. “He ate the tortilla shells, the lettuce, the sour cream, the chicken, the cheese.” Buddy was among dozens of basset hounds at Sunday's ramble hosted by Basset Rescue of Old Dominion, or BROOD.
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May 6, 2010
ROME, Ga. -- Rome turned the tables on Hagerstown on Wednesday. Or did the Suns turn those tables on themselves? Hagerstown committed four errors, including three in the first four innings to stake the Braves to a 4-0 lead, en route to a 7-1 loss to Rome. Rome had problems with errors in the first two games of the series to help the Suns (15-11) to victories. The Braves scored two runs in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings to knock out Suns starter Daniel Rosenbaum (1-1)
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | January 22, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Scandinavian fiddle might be the "big deal" folk instrument that "nobody has ever heard of," explained Joanie Blanton, folk music enthusiast and organizer of the Upper Potomac Scandinavian Fiddle & Dance Weekend, which begins Friday. "Celtic stuff sort of steals the thunder," Blanton said. Scandinavian fiddle music is influenced by Nordic and Viking traditions. Generally, if people are fans of Celtic music, they are likely to be fans of Scandinavian music, Blanton said.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | January 8, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - When the film "Gone with the Wind" was released in Dec. 15, 1939, it started a 70-year love affair between the public and Scarlett O'Hara. Local fans who want to see a piece of "Gone with the Wind" history can visit the Allison-Antrim Museum on Sunday, Jan. 11; Tuesday, Jan. 13; or Thursday, Jan. 15; for a special exhibit of items related to the film. Bonnie A. Shockey, president of the museum's board of directors, said this is an opportunity for those in the area to see memorabilia from the film as well as items that once belonged to Maria Ziegler, a local girl who lived in the mid-1800s.
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November 12, 2008
"I would like to challenge everyone to commit a spontaneous act of kindness. If you're the recipient of this act of kindness, pass it on to someone else. The holidays are a very stressful time; let's try to make it a little better for each other. To have some real fun, pay for the person behind you at the drive-through, then watch the look on their face. " - Hagerstown "Did you ever have a problem remembering which side of your auto the gas tank is on? Look at the dashboard, and you will see a gas symbol.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | July 3, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - People see the Dobro, the fiddle, banjo and washboard and assume The Boogie Boro Pickers play bluegrass. They do ... kind of, sort of, guitarist Eric Avey said. But it's bluegrass with Waynesboro-style boogie on it. Hence the name, the Boro Boogie Pickers. The six-piece band, with all members born and raised in Waynesboro, perform regional venues. They started off as a group of friends who jammed together on Wednesday nights. Avey said the band is starting to get some attention, at least in Waynesboro.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | February 7, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Don Rigsby is a busy guy: just starting a tour with his band, Midnight Call; producing three projects; teaching at Morehead State University; and spending time with his newborn son. Rigsby said he enjoys producing and hopes to do that on a bigger scale, but bluegrass fans don't need to worry about him hanging up his mandolin, fiddle or guitar anytime soon. "I like performing best," Rigsby said during a recent phone interview from Kentucky. Don Rigsby & Midnight Call will be performing at Apollo Civic Theatre on Sunday afternoon.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 30, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The four tattooed 20-somethings from The Fox Hunt raise a few eyebrows when they show up to gigs. "They kind of look at us like, 'What kind of music do you guys play?' These kids, looking like a rock 'n' roll band, pulling out fiddles and banjos," said Matt Kline, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter. Curiosity, Kline said, is a good thing for The Fox Hunt, a bluegrass and country band out of the Eastern Panhandle. The band's oldest member is 25. "I guess it is a little rare for us to be young and playing the style we do," said Kline, 23, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
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