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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 . 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 . Chocolate and tea Friends of The Doleman Black Heritage Museum will host a chocolate garden tea fundraiser for the museum.
By DAVE McMILLION | | 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.
July 23, 2012
1. An evening with Denyce Graves Festival Celebration Orchestra will perform with mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center at Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. Tickets cost $18 to $40. Call 717-477-7469 or go to . 2.A teen's view of life "Moon Over the Brewery" is a romantic comedy by Bruce Graham playing at Totem Pole Playhouse,...
July 22, 2012
Youngsters can show their patriotism and get free ice cream as part of the “I Pledge” Project at Misty Meadow Farm Creamery in Smithsburg. The program, launched by Leopold's Ice Cream in Savannah, Ga., rewards those 12 and younger who recite the Pledge of Allegiance from memory with a free ice cream cone. Stratton Leopold, owner and operator of Leopold's Ice Cream, is recruiting fellow ice cream shop owners across America to take part in the “I Pledge” campaign to promote patriotism among children and to celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month.
By DON AINES | | July 18, 2012
Betsy Herbst said her husband's grandparents arrived at their farm in a horse-drawn wagon on a snowy Saturday in 1918. With another generation of the family now taking up their duties at Misty Meadow Farm, the family broadened its  business by adding a creamery - selling ice cream made from the milk and cream produced by the farm's dairy herd. On Wednesday, Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Buddy Hance stopped by to sample some of the two dozen flavors offered at Misty Meadow Farm Creamery.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | July 18, 2012
Before a storm blew through the area late Wednesday afternoon, the heat index rose above 110 degrees. And that kind of weather has an effect on area businesses. Ice, fans and different types of foods and drinks have all been sold more often during the hot weather, according to business owners throughout the region. Mohammad Khan, owner of Nadia's Convenience Store, said the sale of bags of ice increased dramatically during the hot spells. “We sell 15 to 20 bags a day when the heat is bad,” he said.
By ROXANN MILLER | | July 15, 2012
Ice cream has been known to soothe a broken heart, but who knew it could ease the pain of a broken leg? For Hannah Wagner, 7, of Waynesboro, Pa., the all-you-can-eat ice cream at Saturday's Scoop-a-Palooza temporarily took her mind off a recent trampoline accident. “It's fun and you can eat all the ice cream you want, and you only have to pay $4 to get in,” Hannah said. Wagner's mother, Amanda, said the event was the right medicine to brighten her daughter's spirits.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | July 11, 2012
Call it devine intervention. Electricity powering the freezers at Jules Frozen Custard stand at the edge of Apple Valley Shopping Plaza was out for eight hours after the violent June 29 wind storm, but the ice cream inside was saved from melting when it was taken to church. Doyle Collins, the stand's owner, took gallons of frozen mix and put it in the freezers at the Bunker Hill (W.Va.) Brethren in Christ Church, said Melissa Woodward, Collins' daughter-in-law, who was managing the stand Wednesday afternoon.
Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | July 10, 2012
St. Paul's Reformed and Lutheran Churches, 14234 National Pike, will hold vacation Bible school July 16 to 20, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for those ages 3 and older.  The theme will be “Big Heart Farms: Where God's Fruit Grows.”     Each night, the children will hear a Bible story, have singing, make crafts and use their energy playing games. Friday night will be the closing program.  For more information, call Glenda at 301-790-2686. Carnival to start in town on July 30 The annual Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. Carnival will be held July 30 to Aug. 4, on the carnival grounds on Big Springs Road.  There will be food, games and entertainment.
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