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September 19, 2005
Hagerstown City Park has many features on which to play, relax, learn and gather. It is only a few blocks from downtown Hagerstown and minutes from local highways. The fish, ducks and geese that make the lake their home are a favorite with youngsters, and tend to be the subject of photographers and other artists who visit the picturesque park. Some park locales also have historic significance to the city and beyond. At the side of City Park is Jonathan Hager's first home in Western Maryland.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 16, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Julie Cantrel said the birds, the squirrels and other forms of nature at Hagerstown's City Park give her ideas for her art. "It's like a daily source of inspiration," she said. Cantrel worked some of those wonders into bird collages she was selling Sunday at a family art day sponsored by the nonprofit Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery in Hagerstown. A few craft vendors and a few food tables were set up near the bandstand. A variety of musicians and comedians performed.
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By ERIN JULIUS | August 6, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Hagerstown police on Wednesday were investigating the theft of a miniature painting from the Mansion House Gallery in City Park. "I'm happy that someone thought it was so pretty. I wish they would have bought it instead of stealing it" said Evie Cook, 75, who painted the missing 6-inch-by-8-inch landscape, "Pathway of Beauty. " The miniature painting, one of four by Cook on display at the gallery as part of an "All Members Miniature Show," was taken between May 30 and July 29, police said in a news release.
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By DAN DEARTH | September 2, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- After sitting idle for 55 years in City Park, Steam Engine 202 could one day carry passengers on limited excursions. A proposal to restore the engine is preliminary at this point, said John Bryan, historic sites facilitator for the City of Hagerstown. For starters, a committee has not been formed to discuss the issue and, to his knowledge, no railroad has stepped forward to offer its tracks. "We're nowhere close," Bryan said. "It's probably a five-year plan. " Officials from three railroads, however, said the proposal was unlikely to happen.
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By ERICK GIBSON / Staff Photographer | July 4, 2006
Savanna Fultz, 1, keeps cool during the summer heat Monday by swinging in the shade at Hagerstown City Park.
NEWS
May 4, 2005
Bradley Hulett, 14 months, finds a goose to his liking Tuesday at Hagerstown City Park. His mother, Meagan Hulett, keeps the goose safe.
NEWS
April 12, 2007
Members of Girl Scout Troop 594 enjoy a snack after walking around Hagerstown City Park, where they recorded their observations of plants and animals in their natural habitat.
NEWS
April 2, 2007
The Congregation B'nai Abraham's 5K walk was canceled Sunday due to inclement weather. The walk has been rescheduled for April 22, according to a sign posted at the synagogue. The walk was scheduled to start at 1 p.m. at 53 E. Baltimore St. in Hagerstown, and continue to and around Hagerstown City Park and back to the synagogue. All money raised through registration fees will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County.
NEWS
June 5, 1998
Following is the weekend Blues Fest schedule. Downtown Hagerstown and Hagerstown City Park. Friday, June 5 Kickoff TGIF at Hager's Row Dem Guise 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m Beulah Mae and the Belvederes 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Hot Tuna's Jorma Kaukonen Trio 8 p.m. The Maryland Theatre Call for tickets: 301-790-2000 Cost: $15 for reserved seats plus $1 processing fee per ticket ...
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BY KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
Bells tolled and bugles sounded at Hagerstown City Park Tuesday evening as the community paused to remember emergency personnel and those in the armed forces who lost their lives in the line of duty. Some stopped to reminisce in front of the 9/11 memorial at the park about the day 12 years ago, a beautiful late summer day not unlike Tuesday, when two planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon was attacked, and passengers fought with hijackers as they brought down an airliner near Shanksville, Pa. Remembrance in the Park was a tribute to lost lives, at war and at home, to terrorist attacks and other emergencies.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | July 3, 2013
For more than 30 years, local residents have been able to enjoy a tradition of live gospel music set in the background of the summer season. Every year, Jenny Wilt said she and her husband, Mike, contact the Washington County Arts Council and the city of Hagerstown's Parks and Recreation Department to get the ball rolling for the Gospel in the Park concert series at the Peter Buys Band Shell at City Park. The Wilts fill out a contract for the upcoming year, then the couple starts lining up the entertainment.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | June 5, 2013
A group of remote-controlled model sailboats raced around a marked course on the lake in Hagerstown's City Park Wednesday as members of area model yacht clubs tested the waters for future regattas. Seven skippers from the White Rose Model Yacht Club in York, Pa., the State College Model Yacht Club in State College, Pa., and the Maryland Model Yacht Club in Columbia, showed up to see if the lake could be used for races. “We are in Region 2 of the American Model Yachting Association, and we need a nice-sized venue that would be available to hold championship regattas,” said Mike Cavanaugh, event organizer and a White Rose Model Yacht Club member.
NEWS
September 6, 2012
Local law enforcement officials will be honored during this year's “Remembrance in the Park” ceremony at Hagerstown's City Park on Tuesday, Sept. 11, according to a city news release. Hagerstown, Washington County and state law enforcement, emergency services personnel, military members, elected officials and the public are invited to pay tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, at the ceremony that begins at 7 p.m. Trees will be planted in memory of four Maryland State Police personnel who were killed in the line of duty, including Officer Clinton Rhodes (Jan.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 12, 2012
After some schedule tweaks, two museums in Hagerstown's City Park will be reopened to visitors this weekend. Both the Hager House and the Railroad Museum will open for the season on Saturday, city Recreation Coordinator Andy Hoffman said. “We're super excited that we're opening up, and summer is right around the corner,” Hoffman said. The museums will have regular hours every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments can be made throughout the rest of the week.
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By DAN DEARTH and KATE S. ALEXANDER | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com and kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2011
Washington County Emergency Services officials drove to New York City on Thursday to pick up a 6-foot steel beam that had been part of the World Trade Center buildings when terrorists attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. The beam will be unveiled on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. during a public ceremony at the Emergency Services Remembrance Garden in Hagerstown's City Park. Verna Brown, emergency management coordinator for Washington County, said members of the Washington County Citizen Corps Committee began working two years ago to get an artifact from ground zero of the attack site.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 7, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- As Stoney Creek was pickin', Dennis King and Charlotte Saunders were grinnin'. King and Saunders, who are brother and sister, sat in chairs at Hagerstown City Park, listening to the bluegrass music and loving it. Saunders said bluegrass was a staple in her family when she and her brother grew up in Hagerstown. Asked what musicians he likes, King named several -- the Monroe Brothers, the Stanley Brothers, Earl Scruggs, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Ricky Skaggs.
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By DAN DEARTH | June 6, 2010
Have a Twitter account? Tag your tweets with " #mdblues " and they'll appear on our special section. 2010 Western Maryland Blues Fest slideshow View all of the photos for purchase! HAGERSTOWN -- A tornado watch, sporadic rain and high humidity didn't deter a few thousand die-hard music fans from attending the final day of the Western Maryland Blues Fest on Sunday at Hagerstown City Park. The four-day event, which was held downtown Thursday, Friday and Saturday before moving to the park, featured nearly 20 acts, including The Tommy Castro Band and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.
NEWS
May 4, 2010
Washington County Public Schools will present the 2010 Swingin' in the Park concert Saturday at the band shell in Hagerstown City Park. Local school jazz bands will present live music for the public in a celebration of jazz. The annual event is free to the public and will feature different groups throughout the day. Schedule for Swingin' in the Park: o 11:20 a.m. - Clear Spring High School Jazz Ensemble o Noon - Williamsport High School Jazz Ensemble o 12:30 p.m. - Northern Middle School Jazz Band o 1 p.m. - North Hagerstown High School Jazz Ensemble o 1:30 p.m. - Boonsboro High School Jazz Ensemble o 2 p.m. - E. Russell Hicks Jazz Band o 2:30 p.m. - South Hagerstown High School Jazz Ensemble o 3 p.m. - Smithsburg Middle School Jazz Ensemble o 3:30 p.m - Smithsburg High School Jazz Ensemble o 4 p.m. - Washington County Faculty Big Band
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By BRIDGET DiCOSMO | December 4, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The 25-foot blue spruce that now floats in the middle of the lake at City Park once stood in the front yard of Vickie Shirley's home on Englewood Road. "It was too big to string lights on," Shirley said Friday night at the annual lighting ceremony at City Park. Shirley donated her two towering trees to the City of Hagerstown this year -- one for the lake and one that stands in Public Square downtown. "Now, I have all my Christmas lights and you can see them.
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