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April 24, 2012
A book-signing  for “Destiny Of An Artist - The Artistic Journey of George Petridis” was held April 15 at Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. in Hagerstown. Gallery Director Ron Lytle hosted the event. George Petridis is the subject of the book. Dr. Nicholas Orfan, a local resident, helped edit the book and was its co-author. Hancock Town Councilman Nigel Dardar introduced Petridis at the gallery. Refreshments were provided by Desert Rose Café. For more information, call 301-791-6191, send an email to or go to .
March 13, 2012
Hagerstown residents can discover the opportunities and services available to them by attending City College. City College is an eight-week course that introduces each department of local government to give citizens a better understanding of what's happening in their community. The class meets every Monday, beginning April 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On the first evening, attendees will meet the mayor and city administrator, who will discuss the history of Hagerstown and give the class an overview of how local government runs.
February 3, 2011
To raise funds for and awareness of global hunger, Joseph Henry plans to run more than 500 miles. Henry and his team plan to run more than 30 miles per day for 17 consecutive days from Feb. 9 through 25. His route from Washington to Guelph, Ontario, Canada, will pass through Hagerstown. He will run from Frederick, Md., to Hagerstown on U.S. 40, pass through Public Square, then run north on Pennsylvania Avenue. The team invites area runners to raise money and run with them. Henry’s goal is to raise $100,000 to donate to the United Nations World Food Program and World Food Program USA. To donate or register to run, go to www.hunger500.
November 19, 2012
Hagerstown police are investigating an armed robbery Sunday night at the CVS pharmacy at 10 E. Wilson Blvd. The robbery was reported at 8:19 p.m., according to a police news release. A store employee told police that a man carrying a handgun walked into the store and demanded cash, the release said. After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the man left the store and fled in an unknown direction, police said. The man was wearing a gray sweat shirt with a bandana on his face, according to the release.
May 27, 2011
The Women’s National Duckpin Association and the Duckpin Profession Bowler’s Association opened their 2011 tournament seasons with the World Classic in Hagerstown. The DPBA will be offering a top prize of $10,000 in the men’s tournament at Turner’s Southside Bowl on Virginia Avenue, while the WNDA will award $3,000 for first place in the women’s competition at Turner’s Dual Lanes on Dual Highway. Action began Friday evening and will continue through Sunday afternoon.
June 6, 2012
The Hagerstown Beautification Advisory Committee (HBAC) will recognize residents and businesses that have contributed extra time and care in boosting the curb appeal of their properties. Nominations for the annual Highlight Hagerstown Awards are being accepted now through Friday, July 27.  The HBAC is looking for various beautification projects, but all the improvements must be visible from public streets. For example, upgrades to landscaping and trees, window boxes, flower beds and gardens, additional fencing and façade improvements would all be considered changes that would boost a property's curb appeal.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | February 8, 2013
A weather system that was expected to produce up to an inch of snow and a few hundredths of an inch of ice Friday morning missed the Hagerstown area. No measurable precipitation had fallen in Hagerstown as of 10 a.m., according to local weather observer Greg Keefer's website, . Tri-State area schools opened on time, with the execption of Heritage Academy west of Hagerstown, and Jefferson County (W.Va.) schools, which were on two-hour delay. A winter weather advisory issued by the National Weather Service was no longer in effect in Washington County by 9:40 a.m. Friday.
November 10, 2012
Violinist Jaime Jorge performed Saturday at the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church on Robinwood Drive. Standing in front of signs that said “Unveiling Hope,” Jorge played music and talked about his faith in God. Jorge told the audience that his family left Cuba in 1980, when he was 10 years old. According to a biography on his website, he “dreamed of becoming a missionary doctor” and was accepted at the University of Illinois Medical...
By PAT DeCOLA | New Hampshire Union Leader | August 5, 2011
Dario Vitalgliano hit a three-run double in the third inning to put Manchester ahead to stay, as the host team defeated Hagerstown B 6-1 on the opening day of the PONY League Baseball East Zone Tournament on Friday. Travis Dion added a two-run single and scored on a wild pitch to give Manchester all the scoring it needed. J.J. Cooper scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning to give Hagerstown its only run. Garrett Spinks, Blake Harne, and Zach Barr had Hagerstown's three hits.
March 21, 2012
City police officers responded to the area of Bester Elementary School on South Potomac Street in Hagerstown Wednesday afternoon for a report of two men involved in a dispute. Police were told that one of the men had a tire iron and the other  a knife, Hagerstown police Sgt. Rebecca Fetchu said. However, “neither one of them had anything on them,” Fetchu said. The dispute stemmed from an issue involving one of the men's children. It first emerged about two years ago, but apparently resurfaced Wednesday, Fetchu said.
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