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by CANDICE BOSELY | December 9, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -Kacy Shafer, 8, scrunched her nose and shook her head. No 24-degree weather - 14 degrees with the wind chill taken into account - could keep her from standing in line to see Santa Claus during Martinsburg's Christmas celebration Friday night. During the festival, several groups sang and, after counting down from 10, Mayor George Karos plugged in the cord to light the town's Christmas tree. Santa, though, may have trumped even the mayor.
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by KATE COLEMAN | July 18, 2002
Friday night's Dixieland concert and Saturday's full day of music, arts and crafts, are just a part of ChambersFest, the 10-day commemoration of the 1864 burning of the city and the celebration of its rebirth, says Melissa Knepper, event coordinator at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce. ChambersFest previews today with tours of the Old Jail and opens Friday, July 19, at noon with Civil War music in Chambersburg's Courthouse Square. There is a history quiz for fifth graders on Sunday, July 21, a Pet Parade on Monday, July 22, "Almost Anything Goes Games" Tuesday, July 23 and a U.S. Army Band concert on Thursday, July 25. A Civil War seminar on Antietam, featuring nationally recognized speakers, begins Thursday and runs through Sunday, July 28. On Saturday, July 27, the Festival for Better Living will be held at Laird Hall at Wilson College.
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by STACEY DANZUSO | July 16, 2002
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - July is a special time in Chambersburg, when you can see a youngster parade a hamster on a leash, adults walk on balloons or peruse the crafts and food of 200 vendors lining Main Street. During the 10-day annual ChambersFest, which kicks off Friday, residents celebrate the borough's spirit and just have fun, said Melissa Knepper, an organizer from the Chambersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. She said CELEBRATE! The Arts at Old Market Day on Saturday is the largest draw of the event, but the Pet Parade and Almost Anything Goes Games, where teams of adults attempt all kinds of crazy games, are growing in popularity each year.
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May 23, 2002
If you go: West Virginia's Wine and Arts Festival Saturday, May 25, Sunday, May 26; gates open at noon On the Lawn of Boydville 601 South Queen St. Martinsburg, W.Va. Directions: Interstate 81 south to exit 13, King Street. Stay on King Street to town center. Take right on Queen Street. Boydville is on the right. Admission: $10 includes wine-tasting, glass, access to all entertainment and artisans $5 for ages 12 to 20 and for those who do not intend to sample Free for children younger than 12 Proceeds benefit The Arts Centre, formerly the Boarman Arts Center.
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January 28, 2002
Attic destroyed in afternoon fire By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer A late-afternoon fire Friday destroyed the attic and damaged the second floor of a stately brick home at 140 N. Grant St., leaving a young family of three, who bought the property two months ago, temporarily homeless. Waynesboro Fire chief Dale Fishack said the cause of the blaze had not been determined. He said the borough fire marshal was looking at electrical malfunction as a possible cause.
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July 26, 2000
Martinsburg area 'booming' again By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Five years ago, when Kimber White's West King Street restaurant opened, Boomtown was more like a bust town, he said. In the neighborhood at the foot of Winchester Avenue, there were many drug deals and arrests, he said. White, 41, and his business partner, Mark Dawson, 27, would camp on the front porch of their restaurant - where White also lives - with a pizza and a cell phone.
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December 16, 1999
~ 2000 ~ Moving into the Future - 2000: A look ahead for Washington County - 2000: A look ahead for Hagerstown - 2000: A look ahead for Franklin County - 2000: A look ahead for West Virginia By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An estimated 500 new jobs are expected to become available in Berkeley County in 2000 when four new companies complete construction of plants, according to an economic development official.
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By BRYN MICKLE | December 9, 1998
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A dispute over a woman is believed to be the cause of an altercation that left a Martinsburg man bleeding from a stab wound to the neck early Tuesday, according to court records. Charged in the fight was Juan Martinez Escobedo, 30, of Martinsburg, who was arraigned on charges of malicious wounding Tuesday in Berkeley County Magistrate Court, police said. Escobedo was ordered held on $10,000 bond in the Eastern Regional Jail. Escobedo could be sentenced to two to 10 years in prison if convicted of felony malicious wounding.
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April 13, 1998
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - "Ship Shape Day" will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in Shippensburg as part of the borough's Cleanup Week. Residents can help plant petunias in the tree cuts along King Street, pick up debris and make other improvements in the downtown area. To participate, stop by State Rep. Jeffrey Coy's office at 39 W. King St., or call the office at 1-717-532-1707 for more information.
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September 5, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Several dozen west end residents appeared relieved Wednesday night when the Martinsburg City Planning Commission voted not to recommend approval of a plan to rezone nine acres for commercial development. West End Enterprises had acquired the land in 1994 and laid it out for 67 residential plots. The company wants to change the zoning on nine acres from residential urban to community business zoning. Chairman Bob Bauer said that the ultimate decision on rezoning the property will be up to the City Council, which will consider the matter at its October meeting.
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