March 7, 2013
1. Award-winning music Evolution Rock School will present "Grammy," a concert honoring Grammy award-winning and nominated musicians and a few others. 50/50 raffle to benefit the rock school scholarship fund. Snacks will be sold. Show is at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $7.50; free for those 5 and younger. Call 240-285-3526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . 2. Classical tunes Terra Voce, consisting of flutist Elizabeth Brightbill and cellist Andrew Gabbert, will perform "Scotch Aires" by Francesco Geminiani, "Pajaros del Mar" by Graham Lynch and other selections.
March 6, 2013
Despite the recent winter snow, spring is right around the corner and that means it's time for the 30th annual Franklin County Builders Show. “The builders show is a rite of spring. When the builders show is here, you know spring is not far behind,” said Tom Hanks, president of the Franklin County (Pa.) Builders Association. The builders show starts Friday at the Waynesboro Mall off Pa. 16. There's plenty of free parking, Hanks said. With 147 vendors on tap, there's something to pique everyone's interest at this year's show, he said.
March 5, 2013
Six pairs competed Friday, March 1, during a meeting of the Little Heiskell Duplicate Bridge Club. Bill and Madeline Davis finished first in both the A and B strata with a 68-percent game. Ray and Sym Gallucci came in second in both A and B with a 55-percent game. The Little Heiskell Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 7 p.m. Fridays at American Legion Post 42 on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown. All bridge players are welcome. For more information, call 301-797-4627.
March 5, 2013
Hagerstown officials plan to sign a nonbinding agreement Friday morning to allow a real estate investment group to act as the “agent” of the city and get its master downtown redevelopment plan in motion. “I think it's the first time in probably over 20 years that we've had such a meeting, and I think that speaks of the importance of the issue and the belief that this needs to be done promptly,” City Councilman Lewis C. Metzner said Tuesday, adding that they preferred to meet Wednesday but forecasted inclement weather forced them to select Friday at 7:30 a.m. Once the one-page letter is signed, it authorizes the development group to talk with businesses and community stakeholders on the city's behalf to develop a proposal of “catalyst” projects as a starting point for redevelopment at no expense to the city, Dane Bauer of the engineering firm Daft McCune Walker told Mayor David S. Gysberts and the Hagerstown City Council at City Hall on Tuesday night.
February 27, 2013
Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series of profiles of local restaurant chefs. Trying to dine out on a budget? Looking for a restaurant serving healthy dishes with lots of menu choices? Try Robin's Cove at Meritus Medical Center. The restaurant at the hospital? But don't they only serve green Jell-O and applesauce? Joe Fleischman wants to change your mind about hospital food. “Everyone thinks, 'Hospital food means green Jell-O,'” said Fleischman.
February 22, 2013
Dr. Mark Cucuzzella conducts monthly Running Clinics at The Wellness Center at City Hospital. Cucuzzella, distance runner, local physician and founder and organizer of Freedom's Run and the new Two Rivers Heritage Half Marathon, promotes proper form, injury prevention and improve performance. The clinics are geared to runners of all levels. The clinics are held on the first Friday of each month. The next clinic is Friday, March 1, 2013. Two clinics will be offered. At 4 p.m., the clinic will cover training tips, stability, mobility and strength.
February 13, 2013
For Friday through Sunday Movie times listed are those provided as of noon Wednesday and may be revised by theaters at any time. MARYLAND LEITERSBURG CINEMAS 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown • 240-329-2093 www.leitersburgcinemas.com Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) - Fri./Sun. - 1:35, 4:10, 7, 9:50 p.m.; Sat. - 10:45 a.m., 1:35, 5:30, 8:30 p.m. Escape from Planet Earth (PG) - Fri./Sun. - 1:50, 3:55, 6, 8:05, 10:10 p.m.; Sat. - 11 a.m., 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 p.m. A Good Day to Die Hard (R)