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BREAKINGNEWS
July 3, 2013
The fireworks display scheduled for Wednesday night in Shafer Park has been postponed due to impending rain and thunderstorms, Boonsboro Town Manager Debra A. Smith said. “We have to cancel the event and reschedule for our rain date, which is Friday (July 5),” Smith said Wednesday afternoon. All other events as part of the Independence Day celebration at Shafer Park, at 37 Park Drive, have been postponed to Friday as well, Smith said. The Rohrersville Band is scheduled to perform during the festivities, which also include other children's activities and food for sale by local nonprofit organizations starting at 5 p.m. Fireworks are slated to begin just after dusk.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | July 4, 2012
As the heat subsided, the July Fourth crowd at Hagerstown's Fairgrounds Park swelled on Wednesday, eager for an evening of fun and fireworks. People were spread out on blankets and under canopies throughout the park, playing games, picnicking and enjoying a sticky, lazy day. Live music filled the air, including covers of Junior Walker & the All-Stars' “Shotgun” and Van Morrison's “Domino.” Larry Lee Carter of Hagerstown stood...
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 4, 2013
The City of Hagerstown's Fourth of July celebration at Fairgrounds Park began Thursday night with two bands, food, games for kids and plenty of guests. City officials estimate 15,000 to 20,000 people showed up the park for the festivities, which included a 9:30 p.m. fireworks show that included nearly 16,000 shells. The fireworks were stopped for roughly 10 minutes at about 9:50 p.m. as police responded to a fight between teenagers near a concession stand, according to Lt. Paul Kifer of the Hagerstown Police Department.
NEWS
July 3, 2006
Tuesday, July 4 The City of Hagerstown will have fireworks - 15,996 shells in 30 minutes - at Fairgrounds Park at 9:30 p.m. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. The Shades will perform oldies until 9:30 p.m. There will be children's activities. Trolley service from the former Ames parking lot off Dual Highway to the fairgrounds will be available from 6 p.m. until the end of the event. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 116, or go to www.hagerstownmd.org . The rain date for fireworks is 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREEENE | July 3, 2009
It's a bird. It's a plane. Wait, there are planes if you're at Fairgrounds Park on Saturday. But you can catch fireworks at any of these places as we celebrate our independence and the nation's birthday. Now that's what I call birthday candles. Here's just a sample of what's going on. FRIDAY, JULY 3 · Independence Jam at Plumb Grove, corner of North Martin Street and Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. Starts at 5 p.m. Bluegrass and country concert begins at 6. Fireworks, expected to last 30 minutes, start at 9:30 p.m. Buffet-style food includes steamers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches.
NEWS
July 1, 1998
Donna Bean and Donald White will be easy to spot at the Maryland Symphony Orchestra performance Saturday. They'll be the ones in a tuxedo and gown, making their first public appearance as husband and wife. Bean and White, of Madison, Wis., will be married Saturday afternoon in State Line, Pa., with about 100 guests in attendance. After the reception, a chartered bus will take them and their guests to Antietam National Battlefield. Bean, 23, and White, 30, are letting their attendants decide whether to wear their formal attire to Antietam.
LIFESTYLE
July 3, 2013
Fireworks displays scheduled in Tri-State area on and around the Independence Day holiday:   Wednesday, July 3 Independence Eve at Plumb Grove Mansion Music, games, food and fireworks. 5 to 9:30 p.m. Plumb Grove, 12654 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. Call 301-842-1393 or 301-842-2342. Thursday, July 4 Fourth in the Park Family activities, food, concert by Williamsport Community Band as well as U.S. Navy Country Current and fireworks.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | May 26, 2007
Chris Marrero is a man with an agenda. The ultimate goal is to play for the Washington Nationals. But on Friday, the Hagerstown Suns right fielder was living for the moment. And he made sure that moment was the final one of the game. Marerro blasted the first pitch he received from Delmarva reliever Jose Maria. It curled around the left-field foul pole for a 12th-inning, one-out, walk-off home run for a 9-8 victory before 3,379 fireworks-starved fans at Municipal Stadium.
NEWS
July 5, 2008
Rain that moved into the Tri-State area Friday evening forced the postponement of several area fireworks displays. Fireworks at War Memorial Park in Martinsburg, W.Va., and at Memorial Park in Chambersburg, Pa., have been rescheduled for tonight at 9:30. The fireworks display at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport will not be held this weekend, according to Town Councilman Jeff Cline. He said the display will be Aug. 20 as a kickoff to the annual Williamsport Days celebration.
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NEWS
July 15, 2013
Two men were issued criminal citations Sunday night alleging they discharged fireworks without a permit, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office. The fire marshal's office said in a news release that Donald S. Yescavage, 53, and Jeffrey D. Poindexter, 35, each face a $250 fine with the citations, stemming from two incidents north of Hagerstown. At about 9 p.m., deputy state fire marshals were dispatched to a home at 13205 Johnnycake Lane, where residents Joel Lum and his wife discovered the smoldering remains of a firework that landed on their rear deck, authorities said.
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NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | July 5, 2013
The town of Boonsboro's annual Independence Day celebration got off to a brisk start Friday with the promise of fireworks later in the night. The celebration originally was scheduled for Wednesday, but was postponed because of the possibility of inclement weather. By 6 p.m., residents were jockeying for the best available viewing position for the fireworks display at Shafer Memorial Park, while many others lined up to get a taste of the food that was being sold, including hot dogs, french fries and ice cream.
NEWS
July 5, 2013
Three juvenile females between the ages of 12 and 14 have been charged following a fight Thursday night at Fairgrounds Park that delayed Hagerstown's annual Fourth of July fireworks show, Hagerstown Police Lt. Paul Kifer said Friday. “It was simply a fight amongst some juveniles,” Kifer said, dispelling any rumors that there had been a stabbing or shooting that took place in the incident just before 9:50 p.m. “It was blown out of proportion.” Kifer said several girls initially got into a confrontation, which drew a large group of underage observers near the park's concession stand, including some boys who later got involved in the scuffle, he said.
SPORTS
July 4, 2013
The Washington Nationals' attempts to jump-start their season have so far been false starts. Perhaps, on the Fourth of July, the return of Wilson Ramos and an “epiphany” change in the batting order provided the final pieces that can sustain some momentum. Back after missing 44 games with a strained left hamstring, Ramos hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the seventh inning Thursday, leading the Nationals to an 8-5 matinee win over the Milwaukee Brewers. “He's a statement player,” shortstop Ian Desmond said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 4, 2013
The City of Hagerstown's Fourth of July celebration at Fairgrounds Park began Thursday night with two bands, food, games for kids and plenty of guests. City officials estimate 15,000 to 20,000 people showed up the park for the festivities, which included a 9:30 p.m. fireworks show that included nearly 16,000 shells. The fireworks were stopped for roughly 10 minutes at about 9:50 p.m. as police responded to a fight between teenagers near a concession stand, according to Lt. Paul Kifer of the Hagerstown Police Department.
BREAKINGNEWS
July 3, 2013
The fireworks display scheduled for Wednesday night in Shafer Park has been postponed due to impending rain and thunderstorms, Boonsboro Town Manager Debra A. Smith said. “We have to cancel the event and reschedule for our rain date, which is Friday (July 5),” Smith said Wednesday afternoon. All other events as part of the Independence Day celebration at Shafer Park, at 37 Park Drive, have been postponed to Friday as well, Smith said. The Rohrersville Band is scheduled to perform during the festivities, which also include other children's activities and food for sale by local nonprofit organizations starting at 5 p.m. Fireworks are slated to begin just after dusk.
LIFESTYLE
July 3, 2013
Fireworks displays scheduled in Tri-State area on and around the Independence Day holiday:   Wednesday, July 3 Independence Eve at Plumb Grove Mansion Music, games, food and fireworks. 5 to 9:30 p.m. Plumb Grove, 12654 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. Call 301-842-1393 or 301-842-2342. Thursday, July 4 Fourth in the Park Family activities, food, concert by Williamsport Community Band as well as U.S. Navy Country Current and fireworks.
NEWS
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | June 26, 2013
The Sports Card and Memorabilia Show will be on display at Valley Mall from Friday through Sunday. Vendors with specialty sports cards and memorabilia will be set up throughout the mall. Municipal band to perform The Hagerstown Municipal Band will perform Sunday at the City Park band shell. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.hagerstownband.org . Food drive to benefit CASA Each Wednesday in July, Christopher and Banks at Valley Mall, will hold a food drive  to benefit CASA, or Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused.
NEWS
June 14, 2013
The city of Martinsburg announced Friday that it will sponsor a Fourth of July fireworks display next month. Set to begin at 9:30 p.m., the fireworks show will be launched from the same location near War Memorial Park as previous years. But the park will close at dusk, and no special music or entertainment is planned there for the holiday, city officials said. The park's amenities, including public swimming, mini-golf and concessions, will be open on July 4, but the pool area will not be available for viewing the fireworks display as in previous years, officials said.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | February 14, 2013
The Martinsburg City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to host the community's annual Fourth of July fireworks show and obtain the required permits. City Council's 6-0 decision comes after the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Board decided in December that it would not apply for the required permits for the pyrotechnics display and would no longer hold Independence Day festivities at War Memorial Park in the hours leading up to the event. Ward 4 Councilman Roger Lewis was absent for Thursday's meeting.
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