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August 28, 2010
Grace McMahon, 4, of Cearfoss gathers potatoes Saturday morning during the eighth annual Spud Fest at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center.
NEWS
August 3, 2011
Maryland Fur Trappers invites the public to its annual convention in Fairplay on Aug. 19 and 20. Some of the activities will be: Friday, Aug. 19, starting a 6 p.m. - Steamed crab feast, bluegrass music by the Steven's Family and visit from Miss Maryland. Saturday, Aug. 20, starting at 7 a.m. - Breakfast, trapping demonstrations, live auction, trap supply dealers; food and drinks all day, serving pit beef, ham and barbecue chicken It will be at Tilghmanton Ruritan Park in Fairplay, five miles south of Hagerstown off Sharpsburg Pike.
EDUCATION
May 31, 2011
Art teachers Alyssa Scott from Boonsboro Elementary School and Kelsi Dean from Bester Elementary School have had students writing to each other as pen pals this school year and celebrated the series of exchanges with a meeting between the two groups May 24 at Hagerstown City Park. Part of the exercise has been to provide a glimpse into the lives of children their age who live in a different part of Washington County. The students from each school created a quilt, which were exchanged at the gathering.
NEWS
August 20, 2013
One Mountain Foundation will present the inaugural Gathering of the Arts at Lake Royer at Lakeside Hall on the former Fort Ritchie Army Base in Cascade. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The show will feature two- and three-dimensional juried art. The Sept. 7 event will be an opening of the two-day show with a reception for the artists. Admission is $20 and will include wine, coffee, tea and light fare.  The admission for Sept.
NEWS
January 14, 2009
Dave Neff and Gary Horchner were hard at work Tuesday splitting firewood along Lappans Road.
NEWS
April 18, 2009
Green Drinks Hagerstown will host a gathering on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, to rally support for action to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay. The Hagerstown event is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Duffy's on Potomac, 28 S Potomac St., Hagerstown. There will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Admission is free, the public is invited and no reservations are required. The group will write letters to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson asking the EPA to enforce the Clean Water Act for the benefit of the Chesapeake Bay. Green Drinks started in London in 1989.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | July 21, 2008
o On the Web: http://720gathering.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Several thousand people filled the stadium at Chambersburg Area Senior High School on Sunday evening for the second annual 720 Gathering, an event that asks people from many denominations to offer prayerful requests to God. Among them were requests for families, government, education, health-care providers and healing. Mark Durniak, a pastor at World Harvest Outreach, expected the prayer for business and economy to touch a lot of people.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herad-mail.com | April 23, 2011
Earth Day shouldn't just be about "green, green, green," said Stephanie Unger, organizer of the annual Panhandle Earth Day Celebration on Saturday at Morgans Grove Park. "It should be more of a celebration of the earth," she said. Her thoughts run to a community type gathering with music, good food and vendors promoting a variety of save-the-earth-themed homegrown produce and homemade everything from cotton diapers from the Rosebud Diaper Boutique with its "Go Cloth, Go Green" slogan, to Space Lotus Studio's T-shirts and tapestries that have been "tied and dyed with love," cotton puppets and Journalistic Tendencies' notepads made from recycled paper.
NEWS
By TAMELA BAKER | August 26, 2007
BEAVER CREEK - They scampered and barked, nuzzled and played, totally unaware that they were making canine history. But the 45 or so Icelandic sheepdogs gathered Saturday on Elisabet Stacy-Hurley's Beaver Creek property represented the largest gathering of the breed in U.S. history, organizers said. The gathering was part of a series of events scheduled throughout the country to mark the Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America's 10-year anniversary. The United States has only 600 to 700 Icelandic sheepdogs, said ISAA President Knox Rhine, who traveled from his home in Newton, Kan., for the event.
OBITUARIES
April 29, 2012
Kenneth “Boogie” Martin Hawes, 55, died Saturday April 28, 2012. A gathering will be Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 6 p.m. at the home of Michael and Julie Hawes, 705 Prentiss Point Parkway, Martinsburg, W.Va.
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LIFESTYLE
August 28, 2013
Descendants of the late George and Laura (Dubel) Kline held their 48th annual family reunion July 28 at Smithsburg Lions Community Park. There were 60 family members in attendance. The 2014 officers will be: Raymond Kline, president; Jaye Kline, treasurer; and Joann Willard, secretary. Mary Kline will be in charge of children's games. Prizes were awarded to the oldest woman: Hilda (Kline) Cartee, 86; oldest man, Albert Kline (86); longest distance traveled (596 miles), Tony and Jessica Kline and Natalie from Maine; youngest baby, Samuel James Smith, son of David and Julie (Angle)
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NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2013
Immigration, the farm bill and alternative energy were among the topics members of the agricultural community asked U.S. Rep. John Delaney about on Wednesday night. About 40 people, including Maryland Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance, attended the event held at Rinehart Orchards' packing house, north of Smithsburg. J.D. Rinehart, owner and operator of the orchards, said he has employed 28 legal workers from Mexico this year to help with the harvest, picking peaches and apples.
NEWS
August 20, 2013
One Mountain Foundation will present the inaugural Gathering of the Arts at Lake Royer at Lakeside Hall on the former Fort Ritchie Army Base in Cascade. The event will be Saturday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The show will feature two- and three-dimensional juried art. The Sept. 7 event will be an opening of the two-day show with a reception for the artists. Admission is $20 and will include wine, coffee, tea and light fare.  The admission for Sept.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | August 17, 2013
Late last year, a New England town was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, then bombarded by a Nor'easter. When desperate residents made their way to the area's Federal Emergency Management Agency office for help, they found a sign hanging on the door. It read, “Closed due to inclement weather.” Author and speaker Jay Blevins shared this story Saturday as he autographed books for fans at the first Mid-Atlantic Emergency Preparedness and Survival Expo at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 8, 2013
Everybody loves a parade - or so the saying goes - and that was no more apparent than at Thursday's Old Home Week Parade in Greencastle. The only traffic that moved in downtown Greencastle on Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. was the home-spun parade that entertained onlookers. Sierra Wagaman, 17, of Marion, Pa., was one of thousands who watched the 95-unit parade snake its way through town. “It gets better every Old Home Week,” she said. For the soon-to-be Greencastle-Antrim High School senior, it was hard to divert her eyes from the parade route to ask her questions.
NEWS
August 4, 2013
Carolyn Roney, a bocce coach for Special Olympics, gave a demonstration on how the game is played at a recent Tri-State Civitan Club meeting. Several members had never seen the game played before and enjoyed seeing gold medal Special Olympian Margie French and Dolly Hall show how to throw a ball. Roney showed the different balls for playing indoors and outdoors, and explained the rules. While the sport has been around for a long time, beginning in Italy and sometimes referred to as lawn bowling, it is increasing in popularity.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | July 27, 2013
When Dale Deyoung was in her late teens, she listened mostly to bluegrass and folk music on vinyl records. Then, she “moved on to other things,” she said. On Saturday, when the 52-year-old Baltimore resident headed out for a bike ride along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath in Hancock with friends and family, she unwittingly rolled back to her bluegrass roots. About a dozen area bluegrass musicians - or “pickers,” as they are known - had gathered on the porch of the historic Bowles House on the banks of the canal flatpicking and stacking harmonies at a free, old-style Bluegrass Porch Pickin'.
NEWS
July 23, 2013
More than 150 people gathered for the 4-H/FFA Dairy Cattle Showmanship competition on Tuesday morning, but not all for the same reason. Mark Schnebly, 34, of Clear Spring was there to help run the event and announce the winners. Schnebly participated in the 4-H dairy club while growing up and coached the county's dairy club judging team. When judge Emily Yeiser judged the cows, following the showmanship judging, Schnebly said: “She's looking for a cow that looks like she'll produce the most milk for the longest time.” That generally translates to good legs, strength and udders, he said.
NEWS
July 10, 2013
The Boonsboro High School Class of 1948 celebrated its 65th reunion June 12 at the Western Sizzlin' steak house in Halfway. Class members, along with spouses and friends, enjoyed a buffet meal and fellowship. Lucille Murray, reunion chairwoman, gave an update on the class members who could not attend. A memorial service was conducted for the 32 deceased class members. The names were read by Peggy Beeler, and prayer was given by the Rev. Ralph Jamison, a class member. Gerald Holmes gave an update on the Boonsboro High School Class of 1948 Memorial Award.
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