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by ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 10, 2002
Meadowlark Lemon, a former star with the Harlem Globetrotters, will be the grand marshal of the Alsatia Mummers' Parade next month. Parade Chairman William McCleaf said Lemon agreed this week to be in the parade, which will be held in downtown Hagerstown Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Lemon already planned to be in Washington County that weekend to give a motivational speech to the Hagerstown Junior Basketball League, McCleaf said. Lemon was with the Globetrotters for 22 years, retiring in 1979.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 29, 2005
tiffanya@herald-mail.com Nick Giannaris, owner and president of the Four Points Sheraton and co-owner of the Airport Inn, was named honorary grand marshal for the Alsatia Mummers Parade, club officials announced Wednesday. The 81st annual parade is Oct. 29 in Hagerstown and will feature more than 10,000 entries, parade chairman Jim McCleaf said. He said the parade draws around 150,000 spectators each year. The parade's grand marshal traditionally is a well-known community leader, said N. Linn Hendershot, a parade organizer.
NEWS
October 17, 1997
Maryland Symphony Orchestra Maestro Barry Tuckwell will be the grand marshal of this year's Mummers' Parade, according to the Alsatia Club, which sponsors the annual event. Tuckwell will leave the symphony at the end of this season, the symphony's 16th. He has served as the orchestra's music director since he co-founded the symphony in 1982. A world-renowned French horn player, Tuckwell gave his final performance Jan. 25, 1997, in Baltimore. Tuckwell began studying French horn at the age of 13 and two years later gave his first professional engagement as third horn with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, of Australia, according to the Alsatia Club.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | October 12, 2011
Being a soap opera star isn't easy. Oh sure, there's the notoriety, the great wardrobe and spending hours in the make-up chair. It's also a lot of hard work. "It's five hours of TV a week, rain or shine," said Lisa LoCicero during a telephone interview on the road in Los Angeles As Olivia Falconeri on ABC's soap opera "General Hospital," LoCicero can tell you there are no such things as reruns or season finales for daytime dramas. It's a busy lifestyle, but LoCicero will take a little break for down time to be the grand marshal for the Lions Club/Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival Grand Feature Parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
October 9, 2000
Adjutant general to be Sharpsburg's grand marshal By DON WORTHINGTON / Staff Writer SHARPSBURG - Maryland's Adjutant General will be the grand marshal for the 134th annual Memorial Day Parade, organizers announced Monday. Gen. James F. Fretterd, head of the state's Military Department, has accepted the parade's invitation, Jan Wetterer told the Town Council. The Adjutant General is responsible for the budget of the Military Department and is the custodian of all state and federal property used by the organized militia.
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by MEG H. PARTINGTON | October 25, 2002
megp@herald-mail.com The "Clown Prince of Basketball" will be the king of several events next weekend. Meadowlark Lemon, the famed Harlem Globetrotter, will be the keynote speaker at the banquet and fund-raiser to celebrate Hagerstown Junior Basketball League Inc.'s 55th season the evening of Friday, Nov. 1, at Grace Academy in Hagerstown. He will then lead youth rallies Saturday, Nov. 2, at 11 a.m. and noon in the food court at Valley Mall. At 7 p.m. that day, he will be the grand marshal of the 78th Annual Alsatia Mummers' Parade in downtown Hagerstown.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | October 15, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Being a soap opera hunk has its perks. St. Louis native Brandon Barash got to throw out the first pitch at the Oct. 3 Cardinals game. But it also has its drawbacks. Barash said a lot of "General Hospital" fans have reacted negatively recently after his character, mobster Johnny Zacchara, got rough with his sister. Zacchara grabbed his sister firmly and threatened to hit her, Barash explained. Barash said he understands fans' reactions and doesn't condone Zacchara's behavior, but it's part of the story.
NEWS
October 21, 1999
Richard A. "Dick" Henson, test pilot, aviation pioneer and philanthropist, has done a lot in his 89 years. But one thing is missing from his impressive resume: Henson never has been a grand marshal. The honor will be his, and the honor will be Hagerstown's, at the 75th Alsatia Mummers' Parade Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning at 7 p.m. The Hagerstown native for whom Hagerstown Regional Airport-Richard A. Henson Field is named, calls his weekend visit a homecoming. "Hagerstown is dear to my heart.
NEWS
April 12, 2009
Estrada to serve as grand marshal WINCHESTER, Va. -- Erik Estrada will serve as grand marshal of the 82nd Celebration of Blossoms, during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Estrada is best known for his portrayal of Officer Frank Poncherelo on the TV series "CHiPs. " Estrada will be introduced at the Coronation of the Queen at Handley High School at 2 p.m. Friday, May 1. He will ride in the Firefighters' Parade at 5:30 p.m. that day; and will lead the Grand Feature Parade through the streets of Old Town at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Other appearances will be announced as they are scheduled.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 13, 2013
Finding the perfect birthday gift can be a nearly impossible challenge. But Saturday, Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, found a birthday present for Mont Alto's 100th anniversary celebration that had the town talking. Rock asked Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett to serve as grand marshal of Mont Alto's Centennial Parade, and he accepted. “Two years ago, Todd (Rock) asked me to do this and convinced me to come for the 100th anniversary, and I said yes,” Corbett said. “I keep my word.” “With about 67 counties across the state and thousands of little towns just like Mont Alto, and he picked us out of that group - we're very thankful,” Rock said.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | October 12, 2011
Being a soap opera star isn't easy. Oh sure, there's the notoriety, the great wardrobe and spending hours in the make-up chair. It's also a lot of hard work. "It's five hours of TV a week, rain or shine," said Lisa LoCicero during a telephone interview on the road in Los Angeles As Olivia Falconeri on ABC's soap opera "General Hospital," LoCicero can tell you there are no such things as reruns or season finales for daytime dramas. It's a busy lifestyle, but LoCicero will take a little break for down time to be the grand marshal for the Lions Club/Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival Grand Feature Parade at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
September 20, 2010
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Three Berkeley Springs women representing three Morgan County historical organizations were selected to serve as grand marshals for the 37th annual Apple Butter Festival parade on Saturday, Oct. 9. "The parade committee decided to make Marching through Morgan County History the parade theme," Beth Curtin, festival coordinator, said in a press release. "It seemed appropriate to have the local history groups provide the grand marshal. " The parade starts Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. The three women who are scheduled to ride in the parade as grand marshals are Betty Lou Harmison, representing the Museum of the Berkeley Springs; Julia Linaweaver, representing the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
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By JULIE E. GREENE | October 15, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Being a soap opera hunk has its perks. St. Louis native Brandon Barash got to throw out the first pitch at the Oct. 3 Cardinals game. But it also has its drawbacks. Barash said a lot of "General Hospital" fans have reacted negatively recently after his character, mobster Johnny Zacchara, got rough with his sister. Zacchara grabbed his sister firmly and threatened to hit her, Barash explained. Barash said he understands fans' reactions and doesn't condone Zacchara's behavior, but it's part of the story.
NEWS
By ANNE WEATHERHOLT | September 3, 2009
Canal-Apple Days set for Sept. 19 and 20 It's September and Hancock's annual festival, Canal-Apple Days, is on the horizon. Scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19 and 20, the festivities will include the yearly grand parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, followed by live entertainment from Square Deal Band in Widmeyer Park. Antique tractors will also be in the park from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, along with arts, crafts, vendors, children's games and an old-fashioned cider press.
NEWS
April 12, 2009
Estrada to serve as grand marshal WINCHESTER, Va. -- Erik Estrada will serve as grand marshal of the 82nd Celebration of Blossoms, during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Estrada is best known for his portrayal of Officer Frank Poncherelo on the TV series "CHiPs. " Estrada will be introduced at the Coronation of the Queen at Handley High School at 2 p.m. Friday, May 1. He will ride in the Firefighters' Parade at 5:30 p.m. that day; and will lead the Grand Feature Parade through the streets of Old Town at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Other appearances will be announced as they are scheduled.
NEWS
April 2, 2009
Chippendales 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25 Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, 901 Dual Highway behind Cancun Cantina, Hagerstown Tickets cost $20 to $25. Make it a ladies' night out with this male-dance revue. Must be 21 or older. For tickets, stop by Barefoot Bernie's on Dual Highway. Erik Estrada at 82nd Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2 Winchester, Va. Erik Estrada, from the TV show "CHiPs" (late 1970s to early 1980s)
NEWS
October 21, 2008
It wouldn't be a complete lie to say that Opie was on his best behavior last Saturday. But there is such a slim line between the animal's best behavior and his worst behavior, that it's almost hardly worth making the distinction between the two. The bouvier des Flanders was the grand marshal for the Washington County Humane Society's Bark in the Park event at Doub's Woods (my request to the school board to ceremonially change the name of Emma...
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | August 29, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Members of the Federal Little League 11-12 All-Stars and Hagerstown PONY League 14-year-old All-Star teams will be the co-grand marshals of this year's Alsatia Mummers Parade. Hagerstown and Washington County officials held a press conference Thursday at City Hall to make the Mummers Parade announcement and discuss several events that have been scheduled to honor the players, who advanced to the World Series in their respective leagues earlier this month. "It was a great experience ... We absolutely want to thank everyone," Federal Little League manager Bill Abeles said.
NEWS
By ASHLEY HARTMAN | November 17, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Hundreds of people crowded into Center Square in Greencastle on Friday for the illumination of the borough's Christmas tree. "Here in the heart of our community comes this evergreen tall and strong," said Paul Schemel, vice president of the Greencastle Borough Council. It was the official kickoff of Greencastle-Antrim's Heritage Christmas celebrations, which continue throughout November and December. As people arrived on the square, they were greeted and handed bells by members of Greencastle Brownie Troop 981 who were dressed as Santa's elves, and Heritage Christmas Committee members in Victorian-style dress.
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