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July 4, 2011
Hagerstown will host motorcyclists from around the country from July 14 to 17 as part of Bike Week. As part of the event, The Maryland Theatre has teamed with the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, City of Hagerstown and Harley-Davidson of Williamsport to bring riders into the city’s Arts and Entertainment District. In conjunction with Bike Week, The Maryland Theatre’s Wind Down Friday event will be July 15 from 4:30 to 11 p.m. The event costs $5. The first band to play will be the Knuckle Dusters, followed by Pete Lancaster and Stack O’Blues.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | October 9, 2011
A parade of chrome, rubber, leather and denim made its way Sunday from Williamsport to Boonsboro to Leitersburg to Barefoot Bernie's in Hagerstown to raise money to supply toys to needy children this holiday season. Approximately 60 motorcycles, carrying about 80 riders, participated in Harley-Davidson of Williamsport's Washington County Toys for Tots Run, organizers said. The Williamsport company has combined efforts with the Harley-Davidson outfit in Frederick, Md., in recent years for the ride, but this year ventured out on its own, said Heather Bailey, marketing coordinator for Harley-Davidson of Williamsport.
October 10, 2011
A Greencastle man who slid about 130 feet on the pavement during a motorcycle accident Sunday on U.S. 30 was flown to Altoona Regional Health System, Pennsylvania State Police said. Francis Malachowski, 62, of Greencastle, was listed as a patient in the hospital Monday, but his condition was unavailable, a hospital spokeswoman said. Malachowski was riding a 2002 Harley-Davidson westbound through a construction zone at about 1:10 p.m., when he struck a test hole and lost control, according to a state police press release.
by MARLO BARNHART | September 26, 2003
WILLIAMSPORT - Harley-Davidson and Buell of Williamsport Inc., has agreed to be a drop-off point during October for donated items destined for the food bank at Zion Lutheran Church. Mary Anna Kline, food bank director, said canned and other nonperishable food items can be taken to the company's location at 10210 Governor Lane Boulevard. Kline and others are getting ready for the Harvest Hoedown, to be held Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Byron Memorial Park. Harvest Hoedown is the food bank's main fund-raising event each year.
August 24, 2013
Steven Lynn Billman Sr., 55, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at his home. Born Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1958, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Patricia Ann (Grams) Billman of Hagerstown and the late William Alexander Billman. He was a 1976 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. He was a former employee of Statton Furniture and the town of Williamsport. Steve was a member of Virginia Avenue Church of God. Steve was a huge Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider, and he also enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
August 15, 2013
A Williamsport-area woman, who was a passenger on a motorcycle involved in a Wednesday afternoon collision with a pickup truck on Wesel Boulevard, has died, Hagerstown police said Thursday. Lana Patton, 61, was pronounced dead on Thursday at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, according to city police Officer Michael Alderton. Patton was a passenger on the motorcycle driven by her husband, Terry Patton, 54, police Sgt. Christopher Barnett said. Terry Patton was listed in fair condition at Meritus Medical Center on Thursday afternoon, according to the hospital.
June 7, 2013
Two people suffered major injuries when their motorcycle got a flat tire and crashed on Interstate 81 Wednesday afternoon in Franklin County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said. Richard E. Weig, 56, and Patricia Leo, 54, both of High Falls, N.Y., were taken to Chambersburg Hospital to be treated for major injuries, according to a state police news release. Their conditions were unavailable Friday morning. Troopers said Weig and Leo were traveling north on a 2008 Harley-Davidson at about 7:15 p.m., when the motorcycle got a flat tire and crashed.
July 11, 2009
Antietam Health Services, Washington County Hospital Elaine R. Lutz of Antietam Health Services and Debra L. James of Washington County Hospital attended the 29th annual conference of the American Holistic Nurses Association in Madison, Wis. James has been a member of the association for five years and serves on the research committee. Lutz has been a member of the association for 12 years. She has presented educational sessions and leads a morning movement session each year.
By TAMELA BAKER | October 16, 2005 WASHINGTON COUNTY - They came in all shapes and sizes, on motorcycles of all descriptions, gathering for a ride in the autumn sunshine. But this wasn't just any motorcycle trek - this one had a major purpose. For the second year in a row, Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 hosted a Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run, which began Saturday morning at the post, took a circuitous route through Washington County and ended Saturday afternoon at Harley-Davidson of Williamsport.
By BRENDAN KIRBY | June 10, 1998
by Kevin G. Gilbert / staff photographer enlargement You don't see a great-great-grandmother cruising down the street on the back of a Harley every day. --cont from front page-- Then there's Fannie Hott, who made the 640-mile, 11 1/2-hour trip from her suburban Chicago home to her daughter's house in Hagerstown on the back of her son's Harley-Davidson on Friday. "It was good, better than riding in a car or a truck - either one," said Hott, who will turn 91 next month.
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