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NEWS
July 20, 2007
The 28th annual Leitersburg Peach Festival will be Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12, at Leitersburg Ruritan Community Park. Hours for the festival are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The festival features peach-inspired treats, including peach pie and ice cream. The event also will have food and craft vendors, country and bluegrass musical acts, antique tractors, wagon displays, wagon rides, a pie contest, a quilt raffle, and pony rides and a petting zoo for children.
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NEWS
December 27, 2007
Name: Bruce Melton Age: 72 Resides in: Leitersburg Where do you volunteer and what do you do there?: He said he helps each year with The Salvation Army distribution of toys and food. And Bruce also has been active for 18 years with the Leitersburg Ruritan Club, which sponsors Boy Scout Troop 108. Now vice president, Bruce - a retired computer scientist - will be president of the Leitersburg Ruritan next year. What prompted you to begin volunteering?
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By DANIEL J. SERNOVITZ | August 14, 2005
daniels@herald-mail.com LEITERSBURG - Despite the blisteringly hot temperatures, there were plenty of draws Saturday for the 26th annual Leitersburg Peach Festival other than the event's seasonal headliner. Maugansville resident Kelli Mooers, for example, said she brought her 3-year-old daughter Mackenzie to the event for the petting zoo. There also were about 80 craft vendors and about a dozen food vendors selling everything from crab cakes and lemonade to T-shirts and jewelry, as well as a display of tractors and an antique firetruck.
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By LISA GRAYBEAL | March 21, 1998
Leitersburg Moose lodge disbands LEITERSBURG, Md. - Lack of participation and interest by members of Leitersburg Lodge 2451 of the Loyal Order of Moose forced its closing just two years after organizing. "We just didn't have enough interest by our members," said R. Wayne Taylor, governor of the former lodge. The lodge started in December 1995 with 96 charter members and grew to almost 130 members. But participation thinned and activities, like dances and dinners, were poorly attended, Taylor said.
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by TARA REILLY | May 28, 2004
tarar@herald-mail.com The National Weather Service has confirmed that a weak tornado whipped through Leitersburg late Tuesday afternoon with winds of 80 to 90 mph, knocking down trees and peeling back a barn roof. Witnesses reported a loud roar similar to that of a jet engine as the tornado crossed Clopper Road, bringing with it up to quarter-size hail, according to a National Weather Service report. Other parts of Washington County received damage from a severe thunderstorm that also downed trees and knocked out power.
NEWS
December 21, 2008
The December meeting of the Leitersburg Ruritan Club was held in recognition of the volunteers who worked during the peach festival in appreciation of their services and to install incoming officers. Volunteers included Troop 108, sponsored by the club, ladies from St. Paul's Lutheran Church and other volunteers from the local area. At the meeting, the club was presented five gold awards from National Ruritan by Robert Markel, past zone governor. The awards were for social development, business and professions, citizenship and patriotism, environment and public service.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | November 30, 1999
HAGERSTOWN ? The Hagerstown 10 Cineplex has closed, according to a posting on the theater's Web site. The brief notice does not give a reason for the closure. It simply states, "Unfortunately, we have had to close our doors. " Chains were looped around the theater's door handles Friday evening and movie posters on the front wall had been removed. Hagerstown 10 owner Alan Ackerman could not be reached for comment Friday. Ackerman has owned the theater since May 2006.
NEWS
May 10, 2011
A man was struck by a vehicle while riding a bike past the Long Meadow Exxon on Leitersburg Pike Tuesday night, a 911 dispatcher said. The accident occurred when the driver of the vehicle was turning into the station, according to a spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The driver of the vehicle was cited, the spokesman said. The man suffered respiratory distress after the accident, which was reported at 7:18 p.m., the dispatcher said. The man was taken to Meritus Medical Center and is expected to be recover, the sheriff's office spokesman said.
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