August 30, 2013
From holding classes in a building at Hagerstown High School, to moving to the grounds of South Hagerstown High School, and finally settling at its Robinwood Drive location in 1966, Hagerstown Community College has come a long way since 1946. HCC officials ruminated on the school's evolution Tuesday when a book detailing the school's history was unveiled in the Kepler Center. The 339-page book, titled “The Community's College: The Remarkable Journey of Hagerstown Community College 1946-2012,” was written by Diane Weaver, a former HCC professor, coordinator and adviser.
August 20, 2013
During the month of August, the American Alliance of Museums encourages member organizations to invite their representatives and senators to visit. On Aug. 15, representatives from U.S. Rep. John K. Delaney's 6th District office; Maryland U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin's office; and Maryland U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski's office were hosted by Museum Director Rebecca Massie Lane and Board of Trustees Member Al Martin. A behind-the-scenes tour included the museum's founding, history, educational programs, permanent collections and marketing.
August 14, 2013
Potomac River Artists' Guild Members of the Potomac River Artist Guild exhibit their paintings. Exhibit concludes Sunday, Aug. 18. Berkeley Art Works, 116 N. Queen St., Martinsburg, W.Va. Go to www.berkeleyartswv.org . 'Let's See ...' Paintings by Council for the Arts students are on display. The works will include a variety of media. Exhibit continues through Friday, Aug. 30. Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883. Juried exhibition Twenty-two works by 15 regional artists are on display through Friday, Aug. 30. Reception 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. Hood College's Hodson Gallery in Tatem Arts Center, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, Md. Email firstname.lastname@example.org . Photography Exhibit featuring the works of photographer Stefanie Boss.
August 3, 2013
Age: 82 City : Chambersburg, Pa. Day job: Retired Book title: “Only Echoes Remain” Genre: Historical fiction Synopsis: One woman's painful yet triumphant journey toward self-discovery. A powerful tale of love and choices as two strong-willed people, deeply in love, must overcome the mores of 19th-century America to accommodate their future while their echoing past directs their decisions. Publisher: BellaRosa Books, Rock Hill, S.C. Price: $14.95 Website: DodyMyers.com This is the third in the Echoes trilogy, set in Chambersburg in the 1890s.
July 31, 2013
The Antietam Exchange Club recently welcomed Sue Hall, president of the Washington County Agricultural Organization Inc., the group that puts on the annual Washington County Ag Expo & Fair. Hall gave a brief history of the local fair, which was originally held at what is now City Park. The livestock drank from the pond there, she said. It was then moved to the Hagerstown Fairgrounds, and is now held at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center on Sharpsburg Pike. The ag organization consists of 15 volunteer members.
July 14, 2013
Benjamin Seibert, a senior at Williamsport High School, was recognized as the recipient of the 47th annual E. Russell Hicks-Louis E. Tuckerman American History Award Scholarship by the Hagerstown Civil War Round Table at its May 23 meeting. Seibert's essay was chosen from six that were submitted. He received a $1,500 check and a scholarship certificate from John Munday, scholarship chairman. Benjamin will attend the University of Maryland this fall, where he will major in civil engineering.
July 8, 2013
July is National Ice Cream Month. Many people like me will invent reasons to eat ice cream. This is the month the mercury flirts with 100, so why not eat ice cream? I am sure in our hurried work-a-day world, few people take time to make their own ice cream anymore. I am also sure if you asked someone if they have an ice cream freezer, they would look puzzled and say “no,” but they have them in the grocery store. So where did ice cream come from? Sit back and learn the story or lore, if you will.
July 4, 2013
Christ Reformed Church at 117 W. Main St., in Sharpsburg, will host a program of special music and history of Sharpsburg's churches Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Kathleen Boyer, organist at Christ Reformed, will play on the 1946 M.P. Moller pipe organ and has selected favorite hymns, including “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” and “God of the Ages, Who with Sure Command.” Joining her will be musicians Richard Gross and Lyndell Clipp performing duets...
June 26, 2013
To celebrate operating the C&O Canal along its 184.5 miles for almost 100 years, the town of Hancock brings the canal back into action. The 11th annual Barge Bash, sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council with cooperation from the National Park Service, rocks the boat on Saturday, June 29, starting at 10 a.m. with events lasting throughout the day. “(The bash) is designed to be a fun day along the water,” said Hancock Mayor Daniel Murphy, chair of event. “It's designed to allow creativity and challenge.” Though the bash itself doesn't start until later, the day really kicks off with the Barge Bash Dash at 8 a.m., a short run beginning in the parking lot of Hancock High School.
June 23, 2013
It's been almost 250 years since Joseph Chapline founded the town of Sharpsburg, after following his father to Western Maryland and leading a militia unit in the French and Indian War. It was in the following year, 1764, that Chapline started selling the 187 lots among the eight streets he laid out for the town around a spring. Two-and-a-half centuries later, the boundaries are basically the same and the town consists of the same eight streets, although some of their names have changed, according to Sharpsburg Historical Society President Vernell Doyle.