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Alicia Notarianni | Making Ends Meet | January 27, 2011
"Great bouncing icebergs!" Fans of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" might recognize the exclamation. Santa Claus utters it when he first spots Rudolph's "nose so bright. " For some reason, it never struck me until I watched the classic this year. Then it tickled me and I've been using it–OK, maybe overusing it–every chance I get. This week, with frigid outdoor temperatures, it seemed the perfect utterance. It was 4 degrees when I took my kids out for school one morning.
Alicia Notarianni | Making Ends Meet | June 21, 2012
My younger kids started their traditional summer swimming lessons this week. Usually, the five-day session at a family friend's pool offers a cool reprieve from the scorching sun. Such was not the case on opening day this year. Given lesson-time temps around 65 degrees with occasional spitting showers, kids were teary-eyed and turning blue in the pool. "I'm trying extremely hard," my 5-year-old shivered, "but I just can't get warm. " Spurred on by promises of hot chocolate, the group toughed out the hour-long lesson.
by MEG H. PARTINGTON | February 24, 2003 While the snow-covered ground may make spring seem like a distant dream, gardening enthusiasts can start digging in the dirt now - mostly indoors - to push the season along. To get in the spirit, growers can start planning their gardens, says Jeff Semler, a Washington County-based extension educator for 4-H youth development, agriculture and natural resources for the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension. Determine what types of plants you think you want to grow, then read books or seed catalogs to determine their height and spread at maturity, Semler says.
June 9, 2007
Hagerstown City Park, Outreach Ministries will present a program this Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Good Shepherd Ministries, 19763 Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown, the annual church picnic will be this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Martin L. "Marty" Snook Park. A family talent show will be held. Greencastle (Pa.) Church of God, 4480 Buchanan Trail West, Jan Aldridge will be sharing the Word of God and her own testimony this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church, Rocky Spring Road, Chambersburg, Pa., this Sunday at 2 p.m., the annual memorial service of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Franklin County Chapter will be held.
By ANDREW MASON | | January 6, 2012
Abby Duncan has been almost as unbeatable indoors as she has been outdoors on the track - as expected, at least by most. “I always set high goals, but I never expect to win,” the Boonsboro junior said. “If I expect to win, I'll get beat.” Duncan, a four-time outdoor state champ competing indoors for the first time this winter, more than lived up to expectations Friday night at the ninth annual MVAL Antietam championships at Hagerstown Community College. She won the 55-meter dash in 7.46 seconds to remain undefeated in that event this season, and she also was victorious in the 300 (43.47)
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | January 12, 2011
Indoor racing The Soap Box Derby can't stop because of winter weather. Hancock has a great indoor venue for racing these small vehicles. Jan. 22 and 23 is the next race in Hancock to be held in the Stanley Fulton Business Complex west of downtown. Race time is 9 a.m. each day. For more information, call Scott Fox at 301-678-6613. Winterfest is Feb. 12 Winterfest, 2011, is coming up Saturday, Feb. 12, in Widmeyer Park. As in other years, there will be snow sculpture contests, food, ice carving, music and other entertainment.
Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | April 29, 2013
St. John's United Church of Christ in Clear Spring will host an indoor yard sale and bake sale during National Pike Days Saturday, May 18, from 7 a.m. to noon.  All proceeds will support the middle school youth group's fall fellowship conference. Car wash Also on Saturday, May 18, the Clear Spring High School girls soccer team will hold a car wash at the Clear Spring Creamery from noon to 4 p.m.  Vacation Bible school The Clear Spring Community Vacation Bible School will be held at St. John's United Church of Christ from June 10 to 14 for those ages 3 through eighth grade.  It will run from 9 to 11:45 a.m. each day with a picnic lunch on the final day.  To register, call the church at 301-842-2500.  Garden Club The Clear Spring Garden Club is sponsoring a backyard, self-guided garden tour of five homes Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The homes are on Cumberland Street.
Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville | July 18, 2013
Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, at 14010 Greencastle Pike in Hagerstown, will hold an indoor pig roast with music Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. Music for the free concert will be provided by Sacred Release at 4 p.m.; Faith at 5 p.m.; and by Bev Mowen-Hann at 6 p.m.  The meal costs $8 in advance or $10 at the door; $4 for those ages 5 to 12; and will be free for those younger than 5.  Proceeds will benefit a mission trip to...
by DON AINES | April 25, 2005 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Mother Nature could have been more cooperative, but there was still much to be learned indoors about the great outdoors at Sunday's Earth Celebration Day. The calendar said late April, but the weather felt more like early March with gray skies and temperatures refusing to rise above the 40s, so the annual event hosted by Renfrew Institute was moved from the park to the cozier confines of...
April 23, 2008
Growing herbs inside is just as easy as outdoor gardening and requires the same conditions: plenty of sunlight and well-drained soil. When growing indoor herbs: · Mix two parts sterilized potting soil and one part coarse sand or perlite. Add 1 teaspoon of lime per 5-inch pot or a cut of ground limestone per bushel of soil to ensure soil sweetness. Place an inch of gravel at the bottom of each pot to ensure good drainage. · Select a south- or west-facing window that gets lots of sun. "Grow lamps" or florescent lamps are good supplements.
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