February 27, 2013
A Frederick, Md., police officer has been charged with using stolen gift cards to purchase merchandise from a store in the Centre at Hagerstown shopping plaza. Charity F. Hoxie, 37, of 221 E. Third St. in Waynesboro, Pa., was charged with theft of less than $1,000, according to the statement of charges obtained Wednesday from Washington County District Court. Hoxie is accused of using five gift cards to pay $125 of a $127.16 purchase from Bed, Bath & Beyond at 17716 Garland Groh Blvd., the statement of probable cause said.
November 14, 2012
Williamsport High School's Physical Education Department, which includes faculty Adrian Custer, Larnie Vickers and Jackie Semler Row, will hold the third annual “Holiday Helpers for WHS Families in Need” event at WHS. In the past three years, the program has given more than 25 students and their families gifts of food, clothing and gift cards to make happy and memorable holidays. They will be collecting monetary donations, nonperishable food items and gifts for WHS students in need and their families beginning Monday, Nov. 19, and continuing through Wednesday, Dec. 12. Checks should be made payable to Williamsport High School and gifts and food can be dropped off at WHS, in care of the Physical Education Department.
November 2, 2012
Dozens of people were in search of treasure Friday night at the Washington Co. Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown's City Park. Hosted by the museum's volunteer Singer Society, the 13th annual Treasure Sale features hundreds of donated items, ranging from pieces of artwork to fine china to festive holiday decorations. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Tanya Burnham, president of the Singer Society, said merchandise for the sale comes from individuals in the community and area merchants, with all the proceeds going to the museum that has remained free to visit since it was established in 1929.
October 22, 2012
The United Way of Franklin County's 250-ticket bonanza and silent auction will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, from noon until 4 p.m. at Green Grove Gardens. A $20 ticket provides one entry into the drawing to win the $1,000 grand prize sponsored by CenturyLink, a barbecue dinner for two provided by CM Pig Out, and beverages, including Coors Light, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Raffles, fishbowls, games and the opportunity to bid on silent auction items will continue throughout the afternoon.
October 17, 2012
Police seek information on Purdy Creek Store robbery SCOTLAND, Pa. - Franklin County (Pa.) Crime Solvers are seeking information about a robbery from a store Tuesday at Chambersburg Mall. Pennsylvania State Police said one person requested assistance from an employee at Purdy Creek Store at about 3:45 p.m., while two other suspects removed cash from the cash register. “Suspect one physically stopped the employee from going towards the cash register,” police wrote in a news release.
September 23, 2012
Maryland Food Bank officials accepted a $25,000 donation from Weis Markets during a Sept. 6 during a ceremony at the Maryland Food Bank - Western Branch. The donation, which will be converted into Weis Markets gift cards, will be used to purchase nonperishable foods like canned vegetables, canned fruit, tuna fish and peanut butter. Food will be distributed by the Maryland Food Bank to soup kitchens, pantries and shelters in communities where Weis Markets operates. The donation comes as the company kicks off its fifth annual Fight Hunger Food Drive.
August 25, 2012
Most racers train. They adopt a strict workout regimen, monitor nutrition and take pains to stay on top of their mental game. Not so for the competitors Saturday in the Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co.'s duck race. These orange-billed contenders just chilled on the bridge until, at last, they were dumped into the water. Then, they floated with blank-eyed stares down Antietam Creek, occasionally bumping mindlessly into rocks or getting hung up on sticks. Though they were sponsored for five bucks a pop, they exhibited no sense of urgency or pressure.
July 22, 2012
The second annual Walk to End Child Abuse in Hancock raised more than $11,000, money that was distributed recently to organizations that benefit children and help fight child abuse in the Tri-State area, according to Dee Myers. The Walk to End Child Abuse was organized by family members of Justice Christopher Calvin Myers-Cannon and Bella Appel, both of whom died as a result of child abuse. Dee Myers is the grandmother of Justice. The walk took place on April 28 and more than 350 people participated, said Dianne McCusker, the great-grandmother of Bella.
June 6, 2012
Robert Priest was featured as a mentalist at an all-night Waynesboro(Pa.) Area Senior High School graduation party hosted by Communities That Care. The organization throws the party each year after graduation to ensure youths have a safe place to spend the night without alcohol or driving. Communities That Care gave away a television, mini-refrigerator, and computer and gift cards, and had swimming, a caricature artist, food, volleyball and T-shirt painting available to the 78 graduates in attendance.
March 14, 2012
A Penn State-themed quilt made by Debbie Martz will be auctioned off Sunday, March 25, at the Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center's live and silent auction. The fundraiser, titled “Save A Horse, Hire a Cowboy,” will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. at Orchards Restaurant in Chambersburg, with music by Tuckahoe Ridge. The quilt is just one of the items to be auctioned. Other items are golf and horse riding lessons, health care and beauty products, photography, fly fishing, gift cards from the construction and food industry, jewelry and home decoration, children's summer camps and entertainment tickets.