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by TIM ROWLAND | December 26, 2002
One of the few times I don't mind crowds all that much is the day or two right before Thanksgiving or Christmas. I like to watch people getting ready for their celebrations and seeing what they like to eat for the big meal. No. 1 main dish for a Hagerstown Christmas, based on my informal survey? Ribs. Of course I like grocery stores in general, from the heaping meat counters right down to the little advertisements they put in the shopping carts (to this day I can't walk into a grocery store from Bar Harbor to Breckenridge without thinking of Debbie Heckman)
Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown | August 19, 2013
The Funkstown Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its annual duck race Saturday, Aug. 31. The race starts at 2 p.m. and the first duck to cross the finish line will mean $300 for the winner. Ducks can be purchased through the fire company for $5 each or seven ducks for $25. A barbecue also will be held that day, as well as a grocery raffle for $300 worth of groceries.   Busy weekend This weekend should prove to be quite busy. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Faire Off the Square will be held in the Elizabeth Hager Center lot in downtown Hagerstown.
December 30, 2008
NOV. 7, 1921-DEC. 28, 2008 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Gloria O. Oberholzer Martz, 87, of 700 Prospect Ave., died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at her home. Born Nov. 7, 1921, in Washington Township, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Preston W. and Esther Hoover Oberholzer. Her husband, Gilson W. Martz, died Dec. 13, 2007. They were married July 27, 1940. She graduated from Washington Township High School in 1939. She was last employed as the head cashier at Acme grocery store, Waynesboro, retiring after more than 25 years.
November 21, 1997
How to arrange fresh flowers Tips for fresh flower arranging from Troy Gifft, co-owner of TG Designs in Hagerstown: Using a sharp knife - Gifft uses an inexpensive fruit knife from the grocery store - trim the leaves off the stems. Leaves will decay if they touch the oasis, the spongy greenish stuff that holds the stems, or the water in the vase. The knife used to trim the stems should be clean. Gifft also recommends washing plastic or glass flower containers with bleach to kill bacteria.
May 12, 1997
Can anyone help Bester's Brownies? To the editor: I recently read your column about Bradley Palmer at Bester School. My heart goes out to him. Also at Bester Elementary is a small Brownie Girl Scout troop about to fold. These 13 little girls are inner-city, low-income children. They can not afford the money for patches they earn. A lot of people think cookie money (oh boy). The girls get 40 cents on every box. You sell 1,000 boxes you get $400. The patches cost anywhere froms 40 cents to $2.50.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | July 9, 2011
Area military personnel, active and retired, including National Guard members and their dependents, are enjoying bargain prices this weekend shopping for groceries and big-screen televisions at an on-site commissary sale at the West Virginia Air National Guard 167th Airlift Wing. Among the long lines of customers Saturday were retired Marine Master Sgt. Jesse Englehart, a Korean War veteran, and his wife, Betty Englehart, of Smithsburg. "We try to shop at the commissary at Fort Detrick as much as we can," Betty Englehart said.
by LISA PREJEAN | July 28, 2006
As I was making a fruit pizza recently, my children discovered the sweetness of mandarin oranges. The small, juicy segments seemed to easily make their way into my children's mouths - instead of onto the pizza. I knew that some sampling would occur during the assembling of this dessert, so I was prepared. The recipe called for one can of oranges. I had bought two. The oranges are now a standard item for me to buy each week. My children eat them like candy, which is fine by me. Anytime they view something that's good for them as a treat, I like to encourage that.
July 27, 2008
Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail. Last week there were three poll questions. The first question was: Are you more likely to go to Washington County's Ag Expo now that it offers both rides and agricultural exhibits? "No. It's too hot!
BY ARNOLD S. PLATOU | April 2, 2002
The tone was indignant and, laying on the floor exhausted from exercise, I had little choice but to listen. "What do you think of what your son wrote about you?" the assistant instructor of my aerobics class said. It was more statement than question. "Well," she continued, "have I got a speech to give him!" Suddenly, lots of people want to discipline my son. From the newsroom, to the church, to the grocery, everybody, it seems, has an opinion about the article my son, Allan, wrote for a contest sponsored by the Herald-Mail's NEXT section.
By MARIE GILBERT | | June 21, 2011
Editor's note: This is the seventh in a series about neighborhood grocery stores. There was a time when Smithsburg Market was just another mom and pop grocery store — nothing special because there were so many more just like it. Now, those stores mostly exist in memories. That's what makes this small business on South Main Street special. It has with- stood the test of time. It was about 30 years ago when the store opened its doors to customers. Since then, it has found a new location on the opposite side of the street It also has had several owners and more competition for the dollar.
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