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September 9, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer Area residents eager for Halloween might want to check out ghost tours this week in downtown Hagerstown. No, the ghosts won't be giving the tours, though participants might catch a glimpse of a floating figure or ghastly goblin, said organizer Alice Duncan. There will be 13 stops on the Thursday and Friday tours, including City Hall, Round the Square restaurant, the Baldwin House, the Miller House, The Maryland Theatre and the former Junior Number Three Hose Co. now occupied by Design-Build Architects and Maggie's Hang-Ups on North Potomac Street.
NEWS
September 19, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro residents John and Jenny Poniske will be hosting their first "Waynesboro After Dark" ghost tours on Friday and Saturday nights from Oct. 3 to Nov. 8. The Poniskes have participated in ghost tours themselves in a variety of towns including New Orleans and London. Their tour has been modeled off those in Gettysburg and Carlisle in Pennsylvania and Harpers Ferry in West Virginia. The Poniskes have researched the area and created two separate tours: one covering West Main Street and one covering East Main Street.
NEWS
June 2, 2009
HCC courses include field trip to NASA As part of two of Hagerstown Community College's College for Kids programs, a field trip will take students to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Students will experience a two-hour tour of the center's testing and engineering facilities, a computer visualization tour of the earth and planets called "Science on a Sphere," and a self-guided scavenger hunt of topics at the exhibit...
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 18, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters was placed on three years of supervised probation by a 23rd Judicial Circuit judge who suspended an 18-month jail sentence for her convictions of practicing medicine and counseling without a license. At the end of a two-day trial in September 2007, a jury found Susan R. Crites, 57, of 208 Ruffed Grouse Lane, guilty of three counts of practicing medicine without a license and five counts of counseling without a license.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | October 19, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com Get ready for ghoulish fun at Tri-State area Halloween happenings, including: In Washington County A large cast of ghouls have their sights set on frights during the 26th annual Leitersburg Haunted House at the Old School House in Leitersburg. The event, which is sponsored by the Leitersburg Ruritan and Leitersburg Youth Organization, began Friday and features an interactive show and maze through dark corridors of fear. The haunted house on Leitersburg-Smithsburg Road is being held starting at 7 p.m. today, Fridays, Oct. 24 and 31, Saturdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 26. Tickets cost $8. For more information, call 301-766-0039.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | October 3, 2009
There's a chill in the air, but is it just the autumn weather? Or is there a ghost lurking nearby? Walking tours of "haunted" towns, haunted corn mazes and a haunted theater are just a few of the haunted happenings in the Tri-State area this season. But some ghostly sightings won't be seen this year. There will be no Fright-Night in Chambersburg, Pa., this season, according to www.fright-nights.com. It will return in 2010. There's also no Terror Behind Bars at the former Franklin County (Pa.)
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 15, 2012
Civil War soldier and schoolteacher Thaddeus Taylor instantly fell in love with a young woman at a Waynesboro-area harvest ball, then disappeared hours later and left her pining for him for eternity. Or so legend says. The tale of Taylor and lost love is just one featured during “Waynesboro After Dark,” a storytelling tour of Waynesboro sites. John and Jenny Poniske started offering walking tours in 2008 and now do trolley tours. The trolley, owned by Larry and Delisa Leonard, departs from the Waynesboro Mall parking lot at 7 p.m. every Sunday in October and November.
NEWS
November 6, 2009
Ghost tours The tour is designed for adults and children older than 8. 7 p.m. today. Jonathan Hager House, City Park, Hagerstown. $3 per person; free for ages 5 and younger. Registration is required. For details and reservations, call 301-739-8393 or e-mail hagerhouse@hagerstownmd.org . New trains for kids to run Layout featuring a Thomas the Tank Engine, a McDonald's train, a circus train and a trolley. Today through Sunday. 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd.
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by TOM RIFORD | October 6, 2006
Special to The Daily Mail October is a wonderful month: fall foliage brings people outside to look at the trees and landscapes ? and people have a "colorful" last chance to explore Washington County, before the winter. There are a lot of things going on in October ? but first of all, hot off the press, is the CVB's Calendar of Events for Washington County (October through March). This guide is an event-filled list of happenings throughout our county, and really provides everyone a lot of things to see and do. There are hundreds of festivals, concerts, shows, exhibits, fairs, and more ?
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 15, 2012
Civil War soldier and schoolteacher Thaddeus Taylor instantly fell in love with a young woman at a Waynesboro-area harvest ball, then disappeared hours later and left her pining for him for eternity. Or so legend says. The tale of Taylor and lost love is just one featured during “Waynesboro After Dark,” a storytelling tour of Waynesboro sites. John and Jenny Poniske started offering walking tours in 2008 and now do trolley tours. The trolley, owned by Larry and Delisa Leonard, departs from the Waynesboro Mall parking lot at 7 p.m. every Sunday in October and November.
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By SUSAN FAIR | Special to The Herald-Mail | October 14, 2012
It was a harrowing time to live in Western Maryland. As the French and Indian War raged, hapless settlers found themselves in the midst of raids so fearsome that a fort was needed - one with stone walls 4 feet thick and 20 feet high in places - in which they could take refuge from the terrifying attacks.  Today this fort - now part of Fort Frederick State Park - is host to many activities designed to get folks acquainted with the history of...
NEWS
November 6, 2009
Ghost tours The tour is designed for adults and children older than 8. 7 p.m. today. Jonathan Hager House, City Park, Hagerstown. $3 per person; free for ages 5 and younger. Registration is required. For details and reservations, call 301-739-8393 or e-mail hagerhouse@hagerstownmd.org . New trains for kids to run Layout featuring a Thomas the Tank Engine, a McDonald's train, a circus train and a trolley. Today through Sunday. 1 to 5 p.m. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | October 3, 2009
There's a chill in the air, but is it just the autumn weather? Or is there a ghost lurking nearby? Walking tours of "haunted" towns, haunted corn mazes and a haunted theater are just a few of the haunted happenings in the Tri-State area this season. But some ghostly sightings won't be seen this year. There will be no Fright-Night in Chambersburg, Pa., this season, according to www.fright-nights.com. It will return in 2010. There's also no Terror Behind Bars at the former Franklin County (Pa.)
NEWS
June 2, 2009
HCC courses include field trip to NASA As part of two of Hagerstown Community College's College for Kids programs, a field trip will take students to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Students will experience a two-hour tour of the center's testing and engineering facilities, a computer visualization tour of the earth and planets called "Science on a Sphere," and a self-guided scavenger hunt of topics at the exhibit...
NEWS
September 19, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro residents John and Jenny Poniske will be hosting their first "Waynesboro After Dark" ghost tours on Friday and Saturday nights from Oct. 3 to Nov. 8. The Poniskes have participated in ghost tours themselves in a variety of towns including New Orleans and London. Their tour has been modeled off those in Gettysburg and Carlisle in Pennsylvania and Harpers Ferry in West Virginia. The Poniskes have researched the area and created two separate tours: one covering West Main Street and one covering East Main Street.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 18, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The founder of the West Virginia Society of Ghost Hunters was placed on three years of supervised probation by a 23rd Judicial Circuit judge who suspended an 18-month jail sentence for her convictions of practicing medicine and counseling without a license. At the end of a two-day trial in September 2007, a jury found Susan R. Crites, 57, of 208 Ruffed Grouse Lane, guilty of three counts of practicing medicine without a license and five counts of counseling without a license.
NEWS
October 28, 2006
The Downtown Hagerstown Ghost Tours planned for Friday have been rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 3, according to a press release from the City of Hagerstown. Walking tours begin at the Washington County Free Library at 100 S. Potomac St. at 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. Hayride tours will occur at 7 and 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended for the walking tours and required for the hayride tours. For information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 183.
NEWS
by TOM RIFORD | October 6, 2006
Special to The Daily Mail October is a wonderful month: fall foliage brings people outside to look at the trees and landscapes ? and people have a "colorful" last chance to explore Washington County, before the winter. There are a lot of things going on in October ? but first of all, hot off the press, is the CVB's Calendar of Events for Washington County (October through March). This guide is an event-filled list of happenings throughout our county, and really provides everyone a lot of things to see and do. There are hundreds of festivals, concerts, shows, exhibits, fairs, and more ?
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