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October 31, 2005
FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Sheriff's Office has taken two reports in recent weeks that a "well-dressed" man has approached elderly women at a Frederick grocery store and allegedly stolen items from their purses, police said in a written release. Police said that the reported thefts are occurring at Giant Food on New Design Road in Frederick. The man is described as about 6 feet 2 inches tall, well-dressed and having a tall, muscular build, police said. The man allegedly has distracted the women as a second person steals items, including credit cards, from their purses, police said.
by LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN | September 19, 2003
"Ask me to find the letters, Mommy!" My 4-year-old flashes an expectant look in my direction and waits as I ask her to find an "S" in the grocery store detergent aisle. It's a little game we've been playing recently, and it serves several purposes. First, I know it's my responsibility to prepare her for kindergarten. The grocery store is a great place to review what we've been learning at home. There are numbers, letters, colors and shapes on every shelf. Secondly, I'm presenting her with a challenge that helps channel her seemingly endless energy in a positive way. My favorite purpose, though, is that we have a lot of fun doing it. I'm always looking for ways to turn the mundane, necessary parts of life into worthwhile experiences.
January 23, 2002
Comparison shopping - North quickly gets 'W' on grocery list By BOB PARASILITI SMITHSBURG - Sometimes you have to wonder if the North Hagerstown boys are playing basketball in a gym or at the express checkout line. There are times the Hubs seem to end a game in 10 possessions or less. Tuesday was one of them. CONTINUED North's defense put the screws to Smithsburg early, jumping off to a 14-2 lead before coasting to a 70-43 Monocacy Valley Athletic League victory.
By DAN DEARTH | February 8, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Grocery-bagging contests can be menacing. Just ask Brendan Creegan, an 18-year-old bagger at the Martin's Food Market on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown. "The other baggers can be intimidating," he said. "You don't know what they're going to say. They can taunt you. " Creegan competed with nine other baggers from the Tri-State area Friday in the fifth annual Martin's Best Bagger Competition at the grocery chain's store on Wesel Boulevard. He said the trick to bagging is to make sure the weight of the groceries gets distributed evenly in the bag. "You have to watch how you bag it or the bag is going to break," Creegan said.
June 7, 2006
A Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $250,000 was sold at a Hagerstown grocery store, but the holder of the ticket has not yet claimed the prize, state lottery officials announced Wednesday. Read the full story in Thursday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | | February 9, 2011
Editor's note: This is a first in a monthly series about neighborhood grocery stores. The lament of shop owner Frank Corsi Jr. went beyond the expected reminiscing about when penny candy really cost a penny and soda fountain drinks cost a dime. It's the people coming into Corsi's Market, said Corsi, the corner store's 77-year-old owner, as he looked across the semi-filled store shelves to a vacant soda fountain counter. "That soda counter used to be full," Corsi said.
December 19, 1997
Hagerstown City Police officers are investigating the armed robbery of a city grocery store Friday morning. A man entered Mouse's Deli and Grocery at 640 George St. and demanded money, said store manager Gloria Murray. Murray said she first refused, but then handed over $150 after she noticed he was holding a handgun. "I can't run faster than a bullet can go," said Murray. She said she would not have given the man the money had he not been carrying a weapon. "We would have had a knock-down, drag-out fight," said a shaken Murray, whose store was robbed about three years ago. The man, who was wearing a black mask, then ran out of the store, said Murray.
August 5, 2004
Hagerstown got another grocery store on Wednesday when Save-A-Lot opened at 1111 Maryland Ave. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The store has about 20 employees, according to a company news release. The store will carry about 1,250 of the most frequently purchased grocery items, including fresh meat, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, canned goods, frozen foods, and health and beauty products. The store's dollar department will carry items such as kitchen needs, plasticware, cosmetics, seasonal gifts and decorations, housewares, hardware, party supplies, gift bags, greeting cards and children's toys, according to the news release.
May 5, 2008
Last week's question: As gasoline and grocery prices keep increasing, what are you doing without to stretch your dollars? Poll results 1. Cut vacation travel - Four votes (3 percent) 2. Cut pleasure drives - Four votes (3 percent) 3. Reduce dining out - Nine votes (8 percent) 4. Eliminate extra grocery treats - Two votes (2 percent) 5. Most of the above - 82 votes (69 percent) 6. Nothing - 17 votes (14 percent) ยท We are actually doing a little of everything.
By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | November 12, 1999
An old tenant at Hagerstown's South End shopping center has a new look and a new name. The former Pharmhouse at the Maryland Avenue shopping plaza is now a Super PharMor store, a combination pharmacy and small grocery department. "We try to be very competitive with grocery stores and pharmacies at the same time," said Hagerstown store Manager Mitch Masker. "The only thing we don't have is a butcher standing there cutting meats. " Masker said that although the name has changed, the store has not been sold or gone out of business since it opened as a Nichols Department store in 1984.
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