November 18, 2011
That's the challenge that Jamie Khanna of Chambersburg was faced with Friday. "This is awful. Who would do something like this?" she said as she looked at the creche in front of Central Presbyterian Church on Memorial Square. Khanna and her son Fernando Salinas walk in downtown Chambersburg often and were looking forward to seeing the nativity scene. "I explained about the nativity and Baby Jesus and he (Fernando) said, 'Mom, something's not right. Where is the Baby at?'" she said.
November 6, 2011
Jesus cares little about politics To the editor: This responds to Mr. Guessford's letter of October 29. If Jesus Christ were running for the Democrat nomination, how would He fare? Thus the real head of the Democratic National Committee, George Soros, and the leader of the state-run media, Chris Matthews, would ask him some simple questions. Let's see how Jesus would do. Mr. Christ, we sense that you believe in health care for everyone, based on all the sick you've healed.
June 5, 2011
The Hagerstown Lioness Club will hold its regular club meeting Thursday at the Academy Theater Banquet & Conference Center in downtown Hagerstown. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Past District Gov. Dave Fisher will induct the 2011-12 officers and board members. Attendance awards will be presented. Elizabethtown East Elizabethtown East Neighborhoods 1st will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Gourmet Goat, 41 N. Potomac St. Lions Club Tuesday — Ray Ficca will talk about the Totem Pole Playhouse.
March 4, 2011
Craig Kercheval is an artist. His apartment in Hagerstown is lined with his drawings of superheroes, some copies of favorite comic book characters, some original heroes and villains Kercheval came up with. But once, as a struggling, Christian teenager in Smithsburg, Kercheval turned to another creative outlet. He wrote a batch of inspirational poems as he worked through a troubling time in his life. Those poems are now available in a book, "They That Wait Upon The Lord ... " Kercheval is still a little surprised at what he produced three decades ago. "I wrote those between 10th grade and 11th grade," he said.
February 26, 2011
-FEB. 26, 2011 Mary Patsy "Pat" Tewalt, 70, ran into the arms of Jesus from Western Maryland Center on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. She had met the challenges of a stroke in 1977 and uterus cancer in 2006. She was the daughter of Robert Franklin and Mary Elizabeth Bagent Tewalt. She attended Howard Street Elementary School, South Potomac Junior High School and graduated from South Hagerstown High School in 1958. She continued her education at Frostburg State Teachers College, graduating in 1963.
December 19, 2010
A living nativity at Washington Square United Methodist Church Sunday night lived up to its name in more ways than one. After a church member portraying Joseph led a donkey to the living nativity at the front of the sanctuary of the church at 538 Washington Ave., it left what Pastor Jerry Lowans referred to as a “gift.” It relieved itself. No problem. It was all in good fun. “This too shall pass,” Lowans said during the service, drawing laughs from the crowd of about 150 people.
December 11, 2010
Cornerstone Community Church, 837 Spruce St., Hagerstown, a Ray Birely Big Band Christmas concert will be at 7 p.m. today. First Christian Church, Hagestown. Community Christmas concert this Sunday at 4 p.m. featuring holiday piano and organ music. Sponsored by the Cumberland Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Call 304-671-6975 or 301-733-0144. Mountain View Baptist Church, 12107 Walnut Point Road, Hagerstown, Christmas cantata, Jesus, There’s Something About That Name, will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, and Sunday, Dec. 19. Call 301-582-1468.