July 20, 2011
This weekend, area chefs will have the chance to test their culinary skills and creativity in the second annual Washington County Ag Expo & Fair Iron Chef Cook-offs. The Iron Chef 2011 Cook-off will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. For those whose specialty is a burger, the Iron Chef Burger 2011 Cook-off will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Both cook-offs will take at the Twigg Cycle Activity Tent on the grounds of the Washington County Agriculture Education Center. There is a $50 registration fee for the cook-off and a $30 registration fee for the burger cook-off.
September 5, 2013
Blocking and tackling are usually the most important things in football. Clear Spring knows those techniques will take them places. But they add two more factors on their list - health and prayer. Coach Craig Bathgate admits he's pretty happy with the team he has taking the field for the 2013 season, but it doesn't mean he isn't looking for a safety net or two. “We have to pray to stay healthy and we have to play iron man style,” he said. Health is important when you only have 25 players on the roster.
August 13, 2000
The iron-y of it all - Forrester puts away woods to win WACO By LARRY YANOS / Mail Sports Editor photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer Drew Forrester proved to be an iron man Sunday at Beaver Creek Country Club. Forrester discarded his driver after the fifth hole of the final round of the 17th annual Washington County Open Championship and used a 2-iron off the tee most of the remaining holes to claim the championship. continued The 37-year-old member of the Mount Pleasant Country Club near Baltimore carded a 71 Sunday and finished with a two-day total of 145. Greg Henry and Tim Reeves tied for second at 149. Forrester opened tournament play Saturday with a 74 and was one shot behind co-leaders Henry, Reeves and Kenny Smith entering Sunday.
August 30, 2011
Gold and silver apparently are not the only "precious" metals in the world, at least in the eyes of area thieves. In fact, just about any item containing copper or any other increasingly valuable metal - from heat pumps and air conditioners to catalytic converters - continues to be a target for theft, according to law-enforcement agencies in Washington County and the Eastern Panhandle. Utility manhole covers, grates from car washes and items made with iron and steel also have been carted off to recycling facilities for quick cash, police said this week.
December 9, 2011
This is the 190th in a series of articles about the historical and architectural treasures of Washington County. See a slideshow of more historic and modern photos at www.herald-mail.com/lifestyle. The old house stands on a bluff above Md. 56 about a mile from Big Spring, commanding the view. A large chimney rises above the gambrel roof at the rear of the original section of the building. The chimney is built of dressed stones laid in regular courses and divided into three sections by two set backs.
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.
July 14, 1998
photos: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro MONT ALTO, Pa. - The anvil on a sawed-off tree trunk next to the coal-fired forge at Antietam Iron Works was made in England, but no one knows when. A man just showed up with it one day and asked Austin Gunnell if he wanted to buy it. It weighs nearly 400 pounds and was forged from a single chunk of iron. Its builder welded an inch-thick sheet of steel on the top so it would keep its shape when iron is pounded into different forms.
November 6, 2005
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April 12, 2013
Lawrence L. "Bud" Long, 78, of 5959 Iron Bridge Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at his home. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The service and burial will be private.
July 14, 2013
The community of Mont Alto owes its existence to the Mont Alto Iron Works, according to local historian Charlie Kauffman. The Hughes family from Ireland came to the United States and started the company in 1807. Company officials set up a feudal system with community offerings, like grounds for herding. Still, the growth of the coal-blasted iron company outpaced the level of goods and services being offered, Kauffman said. Families began to settle nearby on other land, he said.