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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | April 18, 2004
bonnieb@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Small white kites dotted the sky over the brilliantly green meadow at Renfrew Park Saturday afternoon. A child held the string of each kite, either admiring its flight or running with it to send it aloft. A hawk flew over, as though checking out the competition in his territory. There wasn't a lot of wind, but the light sled kites don't need much, and they flew well. Interspersed among the small kites were a few large, colorful kites flown by adult kite fanciers All were enjoying the perfect spring day at the 11th Annual Spring Fun Fly at the park in Waynesboro.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 13, 2013
Blue skies, a light breeze and eight acres of open meadow was the perfect backdrop Saturday for Renfrew Institute's 19th annual Kite Fun Fly. “Go fly a kite” took on a whole new meaning as young and old took advantage of the weather and free fly zone in the meadow behind the museum house at Renfrew Park. “It's a beautiful day and this is a free event that the kids enjoy. We love Renfrew,” said Jennipher Hagenmayer of Waynesboro, who brought a group of young kite enthusiasts.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2011
In just a few minutes, Bill Flohr transformed two dowel rods, a white trash bag, some tape and string into a majestic kite that filled the meadow behind Renfrew's museum house with squeals of laughter. At the 16th annual Fun Fly at Renfrew on Saturday, Flohr — better known as the kite man — helped make almost 25 kites from 11 a.m. to noon for a $1 donation. He's been helping out at the kite-making workshop since the event began, but he's been flying kites since 1977.
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by RIC DUGAN | April 18, 2006
Brandyn Koll launches his tiger-shaped kite Monday with help from his dad, Ken, at Memorial Park in Waynesboro, Pa.
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April 9, 2008
The next "Fridays at the Library" for home-schooled students will be "Let's Go Fly a Kite" and will be Friday, April 11, at Washington County Free Library's B/C meeting room, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Students will view a presentation on the history of kite-making, and will then design and create their own kite to take home. All materials will be provided. The elementary program will be from 1 to 2 p.m. and the high school program will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Middle school students may choose which session they attend.
NEWS
April 8, 2005
Folk and rock covers David LaFleur will perform. Today, 8 to 10 p.m. Port City Java, Long Meadow Shopping Center, Hagerstown. Call 301-790-5040. Line dance Hagerstown Country Western Dance Association will hold a line dance. The DJ will be Step N Country. Saturday, 8 to 11 p.m. Maugansville Ruritan. $4; $6 nonmembers. Call 301-745-3735 or 1-717-263-0234. Kite Fun Fly Everyone is invited to fly a kite. Bill Flohr will lead a kite-making workshop for children Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2012
1. Big book signing There will be a hard-cover book signing with Nora Roberts, Ruth Langan, Sophia Nash and others. Noon to 2 p.m. Turn the Page Bookstore, 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro. Free tickets available at 10 a.m. Call 301-432-4588. 2. War of 1812 Five 200-year-old artifacts will be on display for the next two years to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Admission costs $3 or $5. Call 301-797-8782.
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April 8, 2010
Top Five events Ballet in the Russian way Moscow Festival Ballet will present "Swan Lake. " 7:30 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $32.50 to $42.50. To purchase tickets, call 301-790-2000 or go to http://www.mdtheatre.org . George Benson Jazz guitarist George Benson performs at 8 p.m. Friday night in Pennsylvania at Shippensburg University's H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $45 to $75. To purchase tickets, call 717-477-7469, go to http://www.
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April 10, 2009
Walk for Social Justice The walk will take 90 minutes to two hours. Each of seven stops will feature prayers. Begins at 1 p.m. today at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St. in downtown Hagerstown; ends at Washington County Hospital. Sponsored by the Hagerstown Area Religious Council. Trains for everyone HO- and O-scale model railroads, trains for children to operate, historic railroad artifacts, photos and equipment. 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 13, 2013
Blue skies, a light breeze and eight acres of open meadow was the perfect backdrop Saturday for Renfrew Institute's 19th annual Kite Fun Fly. “Go fly a kite” took on a whole new meaning as young and old took advantage of the weather and free fly zone in the meadow behind the museum house at Renfrew Park. “It's a beautiful day and this is a free event that the kids enjoy. We love Renfrew,” said Jennipher Hagenmayer of Waynesboro, who brought a group of young kite enthusiasts.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2013
The Top Five Vocal concert Countertenor Terry Barber will perform classical and popular favorites. A Community Concert Association of Hagerstown concert. 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potmac St., downtown Hagerstown. $25; $2 students. Call 240-520-0174 or go to www.hagerstownliveonstage.com . She's got great hair World-class hair designer Brett Borreson will lead Evening of Hope: Fashion for a Cure, a theatrical hair-inspired fashion show Saturday, April 13. 6 p.m., doors open for silent auction; 7 p.m., hair and fashion show begins.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2012
1. Big book signing There will be a hard-cover book signing with Nora Roberts, Ruth Langan, Sophia Nash and others. Noon to 2 p.m. Turn the Page Bookstore, 18 N. Main St., Boonsboro. Free tickets available at 10 a.m. Call 301-432-4588. 2. War of 1812 Five 200-year-old artifacts will be on display for the next two years to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Admission costs $3 or $5. Call 301-797-8782.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 26, 2011
In just a few minutes, Bill Flohr transformed two dowel rods, a white trash bag, some tape and string into a majestic kite that filled the meadow behind Renfrew's museum house with squeals of laughter. At the 16th annual Fun Fly at Renfrew on Saturday, Flohr — better known as the kite man — helped make almost 25 kites from 11 a.m. to noon for a $1 donation. He's been helping out at the kite-making workshop since the event began, but he's been flying kites since 1977.
NEWS
April 9, 2010
Job Fair The Herald-Mail and the One-Stop Job Center will host the seventh annual Spring Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center at Hagerstown Community College, off Robinwood Drive east of Hagerstown. For more informaiton, call HCC at 301-790-2800 or go to http://www.hagerstowncc.edu . Singles dance MAUGANSVILLE -- Tri-State Singles Connection will sponsor a singles dance from 8 p.m. to midnight at Knights of Columbus, 20340 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown.
NEWS
April 8, 2010
Top Five events Ballet in the Russian way Moscow Festival Ballet will present "Swan Lake. " 7:30 p.m. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $32.50 to $42.50. To purchase tickets, call 301-790-2000 or go to http://www.mdtheatre.org . George Benson Jazz guitarist George Benson performs at 8 p.m. Friday night in Pennsylvania at Shippensburg University's H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center. Tickets cost $45 to $75. To purchase tickets, call 717-477-7469, go to http://www.
NEWS
February 17, 2009
DEC. 31, 1979-FEB. 13, 2009 CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. -- M. David VanBuren Kite, 29, of Charles Town, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 31, 1979, in Jefferson County, W.Va., he was the son of John David Kite of Charles Town, and Jewell Franklin Hill and stepfather, Richard Hill, of Richmond, Va. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Christan S. Kite; one sister, Lydia K. Kite of Charles Town; and one brother, Joseph Franklin of Kearneysville, W.Va.
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | April 14, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - If you ask 8-year-old Julia Roberts, the trick to flying a kite is really good wind. And the breeze at Renfrew Park on Saturday for the 14th annual Fun Fly? "Oh my gosh, like totally perfect," she said. The totally perfect sky over Renfrew Museum and Park held dozens of brightly colored kites Saturday that were flown by kite enthusiasts young and old. Bill Flohr of Waynesboro started hosting the Fun Fly in 1994. He wanted to give people who shared his love of kites a wide-open space where they could fly. Over the past 14 years, the event has changed to become the small group of children and adults who can't help but smile when the kite dances in the sky, Flohr said.
NEWS
April 9, 2008
The next "Fridays at the Library" for home-schooled students will be "Let's Go Fly a Kite" and will be Friday, April 11, at Washington County Free Library's B/C meeting room, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Students will view a presentation on the history of kite-making, and will then design and create their own kite to take home. All materials will be provided. The elementary program will be from 1 to 2 p.m. and the high school program will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Middle school students may choose which session they attend.
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