April 14, 2013
A Chambersburg fundraiser for the community's less fortunate came back for seconds Sunday. Chambersburg Area Senior High School's art department hosted its second annual “Soup for Soul” fundraiser and earmarked this year's revenue for the Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Reins of Rhythm. About 85 people bought tickets to fill a handcrafted bowl of their choosing with one of six varieties of soup. Donated Goose Bros. ice cream and Starbucks beverages also were served at the event at Central Presbyterian Church.
December 7, 2012
For the fifth year in a row, Maugansville Elementary School students participated in the Kids Helping Kids food drive. This year's students collected 2,427 items for a total of 1,809 pounds of food. Collecting the highest number of items was Mrs. Tritapoe's fourth-grade class with 390 items. Second was Ms. Crunkleton's fifth-grade class with 298 items. A close third was Mrs. Moore's class with 294 items. Fourth was Mrs. Schultz's fourth grade, and fifth was Mrs. Yost's third grade. The winning class will celebrate with an ice cream sundae party.
November 21, 2012
It was Government 101 Wednesday afternoon at Hagerstown City Hall as four of the five individuals who were recently elected to Hagerstown City Council as well as Mayor-elect David S. Gysberts got an introduction to the workings of city government. Kristin B. Aleshire, Penny Nigh, Donald F. Munson and Lewis C. Metzner and Gysberts will not be sworn-in until Monday but they attended an informal meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday as they prepare to get started leading the city. Incumbent Martin E. Brubaker, who was re-elected, was not present.
October 28, 2012
Name of business: Healthy Lifestyle Natural Foods Owner: Benish M. Pirzada Address: 222 E. Oak Ridge Drive, Hagerstown, in the South Pointe Shopping Center. Opening date: Aug. 1, 2012 Products and services: Vitamins, herbs, homeopathic items, sports supplements, health and beauty products, more than 250 bulk herbs Target market: All ages How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? My grandfather and father were in the same business Previous business experience: Running health-food stores for the last 15 years Number of employees: Two Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone number: 301-791-7975 Email: email@example.com --- Name of business: College Mini Mart Owner: Benish M. Pirzada Address: 11341 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown Opening date: June 2012 Products and services: Convenience store selling milk, bread, eggs, candy, laundry items, soda, coffee, smoothies, chips, ice cream, etc. Target market: College students and neighbors How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it?
October 10, 2012
If the flags around Hagerstown aren't flying at half-staff, they should be. For America is facing an impending bacon shortage. I say Hagerstown, but really it would be a time of national morning in a country where bacon finds its way into everything from hamburgers to ice cream. My own view is that bacon is an indictment of our factory farming system, which is pumping out ever more product with ever less flavor. Used to be a hamburger didn't need bacon. Used to be a chicken breast tasted like something without having to wrap it in slabs of pork fat. Which we do. At which point the government steps in and tells us we are all fat, worthless and weak.
October 7, 2012
Name of business: Sweet Pea Dessert Owners: Corry Eagler and Arelis Torres Address: 10 W. Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa. Opened: Oct. 7, 2011 Products and services: Baked goods, including cupcakes, brownies and cookies, as well as cake pops, chocolate candies, custom-order cakes and Pennsylvania State University Creamery ice cream. Cupcake bar open on Fridays and Saturdays, where patrons can customize cupcakes with a variety of fillings, frostings and toppings.
August 18, 2012
The F.R.I.E.N.D.S 11th Annual Down Syndrome Buddy Walk is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Baker Park in Frederick. Activities include a slow-paced walk around Baker Park, petting zoo, Moon Bounce, ice cream, community resources, games, entertainment, food and more. Scholarship awards will also be announced. Admission is free. For more information, contact Denny Weikert at 240-415-0522 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
August 17, 2012
The Top Five Wind Down Friday The Rhythm Kings with Kim Tantillo will perform. 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. $5; $2, ages 12 and younger. A luminaria ceremony by the American Cancer Society will be held. Luminaria will be sold for $10 each from 6 to 9 p.m. Go to www.mdtheatre.org . 'Annie' wraps up A musical about Little Orphan Annie, a spunky girl adopted by a business tycoon. 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and Saturday, Aug. 18. Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown.
July 26, 2012
The Top Five Gypsy jazz The Woodshedders will perform Gypsy jazz music. 9 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Shepherdstown Opera House, 131 W. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va. $10. Call 304-876-3704 or go to www.operahouselive.com . Ice cream social and dance Country Western Dance Association will offer line dancing and ice cream. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Maugansville Ruritan, 18007 Maugans Ave., Maugansville. $7; $5 members. Email email@example.com . Chocolate and tea Friends of The Doleman Black Heritage Museum will host a chocolate garden tea fundraiser for the museum.
July 25, 2012
By the end of Wednesday night, production was expected to be over at the Unilever ice cream plant on Frederick Street and the 391 employees who will lose their jobs were dealing with the shutdown with “mixed emotions,” according to a plant worker who is also a United Steelworkers union official. “I'm glad it's over so I can move on with my life,” Teal Beard, who has had the prospect of the plant closure hanging over his head for three years, said Wednesday. Beard, who has worked 21 years at the plant doing stocking and forklift work in a freezer unit, said he did not have any plans beyond taking some time off and enjoying the rest of the summer.