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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 14, 2012
The threat of rain didn't discourage friends Angie Calvert and Tammy Swope from making their annual trek Saturday to Caledonia State Park's arts and crafts fair. Not wanting to miss out on a unique craft item, Calvert of New Cumberland, Pa., and Swope of Shippensburg, Pa., arrived at 8:30 a.m. - a half-hour before the official fair opening. After just two hours, the seasoned craft shoppers had found just what they were looking for, and were lugging their prized purchases to their vehicle.
NEWS
by Joe Crocetta / Staff Photographer | October 5, 2006
Brandi McMillen of Martinsburg, W.Va., takes her harlequin macaw, Jasper, out for a "walk" in the park Wednesday afternoon at Martinsburg's War Memorial Park.
NEWS
December 9, 2003
Aaron Showe, 9, of Hagerstown, waves to the ducks Monday at snow-covered Rest Haven Cemetery on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown. Aaron and his family visit the ducks almost every week.
SPORTS
June 9, 2011
Randolph Oduber and Jason Martinson each homered to support Sammy Solis’ five-hit effort on Thursday as the Hagerstown Suns took a 4-1 victory over Delmarva. Martinson had two hits and scored twice as Solis (1-0) controlled the Shorebirds for 6 2/3 innings to get his first victory of the season. The win allowed the Suns (36-24) to extend their South Atlantic League Northern Division lead to 1 1/2 games over Greensboro. The Grasshoppers dropped an 8-3 decision to Kannapolis.
NEWS
By KELLY HAHN JOHNSON / Staff Photographer | August 21, 2007
Nick Carter makes his way past a yard full of flamingos Monday as he leaves his home on Salem Avenue in Hagerstown. He was "flocked" by the youth group at Grace United Methodist Church as a fundraiser, in which church members can buy insurance not to have the plastic flock planted in their yard or they can pay to have it removed. "I have a lot of enjoyment seeing them here and supporting the youth" by paying to have them removed, says Carter, whose yard was adorned Friday.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | March 19, 2012
A flock of pink flamingos isn't a normal sight around Hagerstown, but a youth group from a local church has been placing plastic flocks of the birds on lawns as a fundraiser for a mission trip to New Orleans this summer. For a donation of $20, people can request to have their lawn “flocked” and a second donation is needed to have them removed, kept for a significant amount of time or moved to another location. A donation also can protect someone's lawn from the placement.
NEWS
by Richard T. Meagher | November 2, 2005
A flock of birds flies by as Scott Hurley of Cascade, with Jernigan's Environmental Services Inc. of Smithsburg, uses a lift to paint the parking lights at Kenley Village Tuesday afternoon.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | July 25, 2005
Tyler Poffenberger, 6, of Clear Spring, already is first in his class - and best in his flock. The first-grader, who is too young for 4-H, on Sunday won first place in a sheep show at the 25th annual Washington County Ag Expo. He smiled with tiny white teeth as he talked about his fair experience. He likes the petting farm best of all, he said. "I just want to touch the little ducklings and the piglets, but you can't because they'll die," Tyler said, repeating what his mother told him about baby animals.
OPINION
December 3, 2012
So this Public Works engineer is walking down a country lane and he comes across a young boy shepherding a flock of sheep across the road. The Public Works engineer steps out of his pickup and tells the kid, “I bet you one of your sheep I can tell exactly how many you have in your flock.” Kid takes the bet and the Public Works engineer calculates some angles, crunches some numbers and announces, “238 sheep.” “Wow, mister,” says the...
NEWS
September 8, 1999
By KATE COLEMAN / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer Nanci Koerting will be baa-ck at Boonesborough Days this weekend after an absence of a few years. She'll be at Shafer Park showing her sheep as a community service. People seem to enjoy seeing them, even if they don't know much about them. "Oh, look at the poodle," she heard a woman say one year. [cont. from lifestyle ] Koerting will be accompanied by Lexi, a "bottle lamb," born in February on Koerting's farm outside Boonsboro.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 22, 2013
Randy Shepard said his wife, their four daughters and their dog packed into the family vehicle late last week to make the eight-hour trek from Buffalo, N.Y., to Hagerstown. But the trip wasn't made for a wedding or family reunion. The Shepards were among several hundred people who visited Hagerstown Speedway on Saturday to attend the Duke Family Festival, an event that featured autograph signings by five of the cast members of the former television series “The Dukes of Hazzard.” “I have a big poster I've been trying to get signed by everybody,” the 37-year-old Shepard said as he stood under a blistering sun. “I have everybody except for Tom Wopat.” Shepard said he owns a poster that has been signed by all of the cast members except for Wopat, who played Luke Duke in the pop culture phenomenon that ran from 1979 to 1985.
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NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | January 14, 2013
Billy Snoots got a flu shot last year and effectively avoided the virus. Considering the rapid spread of influenza regionally and nationally over the past few months, Snoots said he wasn't taking any chances again this year, especially since he has a neighbor who has fallen ill with the flu recently. “I've put it off for a good while, so finally I said with the way things are happening, and it's happening so much, I figured I'd just go ahead and get one,” said the 70-year-old from Hagerstown.
OPINION
December 3, 2012
So this Public Works engineer is walking down a country lane and he comes across a young boy shepherding a flock of sheep across the road. The Public Works engineer steps out of his pickup and tells the kid, “I bet you one of your sheep I can tell exactly how many you have in your flock.” Kid takes the bet and the Public Works engineer calculates some angles, crunches some numbers and announces, “238 sheep.” “Wow, mister,” says the...
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | November 22, 2012
When Dan Franklin went to veterinary school in the Philippines, it opened his eyes to the poverty in that country and many other parts of the world. “People in this country have no idea how the majority of the world live. They live hand-to-mouth,” Franklin said. A mission trip to the Dominican Republic eight years ago through his church, Church of Christ in Hagerstown, was the first of many for Franklin. He found most of the trips required construction skills, which were not his specialty.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 14, 2012
The threat of rain didn't discourage friends Angie Calvert and Tammy Swope from making their annual trek Saturday to Caledonia State Park's arts and crafts fair. Not wanting to miss out on a unique craft item, Calvert of New Cumberland, Pa., and Swope of Shippensburg, Pa., arrived at 8:30 a.m. - a half-hour before the official fair opening. After just two hours, the seasoned craft shoppers had found just what they were looking for, and were lugging their prized purchases to their vehicle.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2012
In the autumn of 1862, Gen. Robert E. Lee was on the move. “We cannot afford to be idle,” he wrote, and pointed his Southern Army north toward Maryland. Numbering 50,000 - not 120,000 as the enemy believed - they were, said one observer, “the dirtiest men I ever saw, a most ragged, lean and hungry set of wolves.” Gambling against time, Lee divided his force, sending some to knock out Harpers Ferry, still then in Virginia, while he sparred with Gen. George McClellan at South Mountain.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | March 19, 2012
A flock of pink flamingos isn't a normal sight around Hagerstown, but a youth group from a local church has been placing plastic flocks of the birds on lawns as a fundraiser for a mission trip to New Orleans this summer. For a donation of $20, people can request to have their lawn “flocked” and a second donation is needed to have them removed, kept for a significant amount of time or moved to another location. A donation also can protect someone's lawn from the placement.
SPORTS
By WILL ROBINSON | Staff Correspondent | January 25, 2012
Hagerstown Community College showed basketball is a team game. HCC's men put together a one-for-all effort as all 13 players contributed on Wednesday in an 81-65 Maryland JuCo Conference win over Catonsville. “We didn't take this team lightly,” said HCC coach Barry Brown. “I loved our defensive intensity. This was a good Maryland JuCo win.” HCC (18-3, 12-0) shot 15-of-39 in the first half to earn a 39-29 lead, thanks in large part to 6-of-15 shooting from 3-point range.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2011
Every year, the Blue Ridge Summit Free Library ice cream social and book sale draws a crowd of bargain hunters, and Saturday was no different. Amy Presnell, a library board member who is in charge of organizing the book sale that is one of the library's two yearly fundraisers, said people began lining up to check out the thousands of donated books by around 8 a.m. "They're really anxious to get started," Presnell said, adding that a horn is...
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | June 19, 2011
A recent photograph of Howard A. Chaney Sr., who died June 13 at the age of 69, shows him sitting in front of his pigeon loft waiting for his birds to come home. “Dad raised racing pigeons for more than 40 years,” said Howard Chaney Jr., 49, of Falling Waters, W.Va. “Like all of us who race pigeons, some of Dad’s happiest moments were sitting near the loft waiting for the bell to ring.”   When a racing pigeon gets home, a computer chip in a leg band passes an antenna as it enters the loft and trips a bell.
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