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September 29, 1997
GERRARDSTOWN W.Va. - A family was left homeless after the log home they rented was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon, according to South Berkeley Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Bruce Chrisman. The fire at the Poorhouse Road home of Stuart Lentz was called in at 12:03 P.M. and the two-story house was almost fully involved by the time units arrived. Chrisman said Sunday night the cause of the fire was undetermined, but appeared to have originated in the kitchen area. Damage to the home and its contents was estimated at $80,000, Chrisman said.
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by PAT SCHOOLEY | August 6, 2006
The decrepit Ridenour Farm stood empty in 1996, nestled in a patch of woods along a small stream more than a third of a mile from Hopewell Road. The small three-bay, brick-cased log house had deteriorated but still had a good metal roof and all its window sashes, nine-over-six sashes on the first floor of the original log section and six-over-six in the rest of the structure. The stone barn was roofless, and other outbuildings had collapsed. That year the Hagerstown-Washington County Industrial Foundation (CHIEF)
NEWS
April 24, 2001
Log cabin is auction's top prize By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro Photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer The big seller at Saturday's American Cancer Society auction will be a log cabin that was built by employees of a local electronics firm. "We hope it brings about $4,000," said Donald Sheffler, one of more than a dozen workers at TYCO Electronics at 627 N. Grant St., who built the 8-foot-by-12-foot log cabin. The cabin comes complete with insulation, windows, carpeting and a porch roof that flips back over the main roof so the structure can easily be moved.
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January 20, 1999
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer WELSH RUN, Pa. - Members of the Conococheague Institute are dismantling their second old log house, the parts of which are becoming the raw materials for their new cultural and historic center being built near Welsh Run. This week, members were dismantling a mid-19th century, brick-covered, two-story log farmhouse at...
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By PAT SCHOOLEY | May 6, 2007
The small log house settles into a hollow facing Md. 85 just east of Buckystown, Md., in Frederick County and is a little way from its original Washington County home. The house originally stood along what is now Alternate U.S. 40, the Old National Pike. Built at the end of the 18th century or the beginning of the 19th, the house sat on the north side of the road, down the western slope of South Mountain, close to Md. 67, southeast of Boonsboro. Now near Buckystown, the house is newly refurbished, set on stone foundations with a large stone chimney on its west side.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | February 5, 2011
Few footprints of the 21st century disturb the snowy countryside along Sharpsburg Pike. Here, just a sled skid from Antietam National Battlefield, a winter storm has covered everything in white, burying old stone walls and wooden fences. Without the frantic rhythm of traffic and noise, time seems to stand still. And that suits Susan Stoy just fine. Inside her nearby home, Stoy is recapturing a simpler lifestyle. She's baking bread. The day before, she made butter.
NEWS
April 24, 2008
Home Chemical Safety Week proclaimed Commissioners President John F. Barr proclaimed April 20-26 Home Chemical Safety Week in Washington County. Barr presented a proclamation to Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) co-chairs Kevin Lewis, acting director of Washington County Emergency Services, and Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore. As a part of Home Chemical Safety Week, the LEPC held a poster contest for fourth-grade students in Washington County Public Schools.
NEWS
November 7, 2006
KEEDYSVILLE - Three local artists are teaming up again to present their third annual holiday open house in Keedysville. Textile artist Barb Twigg and her husband, Andy, are opening their authentic log-cabin home on Mt. Hebron Road Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19, from noon to 5 p.m. The cabin, originally on South Main Street in Boonsboro, will display the work of Log Cabin Crafters Beth Rockwell, Janeen Solberg...
NEWS
February 13, 2007
CLEAR SPRING - The Clear Spring District Historical Association will hold its fourth annual Basket Bingo Blast at the Clear Spring Fire Department Bingo Hall on March 4. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the group's project for the restoration of an 1820 two-story log cabin. When the project is completed, the structure will be used to house a public museum in the historic town of Clear Spring. Each ticket costs $25, which pays for 22 regular games of bingo, three special games of bingo, and lunch.
NEWS
March 8, 2009
BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - The Blue Ridge Summit Library received a new flag Jan. 31. The flag was presented to branch manager Nancy Bert by First Class Scout Aaron Scalese as a project for his reading merit badge. Aaron, 11, who is in the sixth grade at Thurmont (Md.) Middle School, is the son of Bob and Regina Scalese of Cascade and is a member of Boy Scout Troop 280 of Frederick, Md. Aaron was able to use the knowledge he obtained from working on his Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge to obtain the flag from U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-6th District.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | February 5, 2011
Few footprints of the 21st century disturb the snowy countryside along Sharpsburg Pike. Here, just a sled skid from Antietam National Battlefield, a winter storm has covered everything in white, burying old stone walls and wooden fences. Without the frantic rhythm of traffic and noise, time seems to stand still. And that suits Susan Stoy just fine. Inside her nearby home, Stoy is recapturing a simpler lifestyle. She's baking bread. The day before, she made butter.
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By CHRISTINE BRUN / Creators Syndicate | November 27, 2009
Even before the economic speed bump of the last year, it felt like we Americans were slowly yet steadily embracing downsizing. Reducing the overall square footage of your primary residence by 1,000 to 2,000 square feet is something that you will definitely notice and something that takes planning in order to enjoy. In particular, if you have lived for years in a larger home you will face specific challenges regarding what items to keep, what to eliminate and what new types of furnishings or appliances you might require in order to achieve a practical lifestyle that remains comfortable.
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March 8, 2009
BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - The Blue Ridge Summit Library received a new flag Jan. 31. The flag was presented to branch manager Nancy Bert by First Class Scout Aaron Scalese as a project for his reading merit badge. Aaron, 11, who is in the sixth grade at Thurmont (Md.) Middle School, is the son of Bob and Regina Scalese of Cascade and is a member of Boy Scout Troop 280 of Frederick, Md. Aaron was able to use the knowledge he obtained from working on his Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge to obtain the flag from U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, R-6th District.
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By JIM WOODARD / Creators Syndicate | February 28, 2009
Log homes, firmly ingrained in our nation's history, are still very popular with today's buyers - particularly with those seeking a second or vacation home. The most famous of all log cabins is the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. The spotlight is on that tiny cabin more than ever this year, as we observed the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. That cabin had only one room, one door, one window with no glass in it, and a dirt floor. The image of that humble cabin is now featured on the back of the new penny being produced by the U.S. Mint.
NEWS
November 13, 2008
Attorneys, business leaders and elected officials will be among the "stars" performing Saturday, Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Hagerstown Elks Club in celebration of the 125th anniversary of San Mar Children's Home. Dressed in song-appropriate costumes, community leaders will perform classic songs from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Businessmen Jim Baker, Vincent Groh and Tom Newcomer, Washington County Health System President Jim Hamill, attorneys Jeanne Singer and Gina Cirincion, and businesswomen Peggy Bushey, Julie Donat, Judy Greenwald, Cynthia Moler and Cynthia Perini are among those who will perform.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 4, 2008
GREENCASTLE, PA. -- Although Adam G. LaBar's life ended unexpectedly at age 38, his wife said the local businessman's legacy will be forever preserved in his four children and the community as a whole. His laughter remains preserved on the winning entry he filmed for "America's Funniest Home Videos. " LaBar was driving a 2007 Toyota Camry that state police said spun across the median of Interstate 81 near Exit 14 at 7:22 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27. The car collided with a 2000 Chevrolet truck, and LaBar was pronounced dead Sunday at York (Pa.)
NEWS
April 24, 2008
Home Chemical Safety Week proclaimed Commissioners President John F. Barr proclaimed April 20-26 Home Chemical Safety Week in Washington County. Barr presented a proclamation to Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) co-chairs Kevin Lewis, acting director of Washington County Emergency Services, and Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore. As a part of Home Chemical Safety Week, the LEPC held a poster contest for fourth-grade students in Washington County Public Schools.
NEWS
March 20, 2008
This is a partial list of upcoming entertainment at Tri-State-area bars and nightclubs that are open to the public. Private service organizations are not included. To be included, bands and clubs may send live music information at least one week in advance to Night Life, The Herald-Mail, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741; or fax 301-714-0245; or send e-mail to sharons@herald-mail.com . Include name of entertainment, type of music, date and time; also include name, address and phone number of club.
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By PAT SCHOOLEY | May 6, 2007
The small log house settles into a hollow facing Md. 85 just east of Buckystown, Md., in Frederick County and is a little way from its original Washington County home. The house originally stood along what is now Alternate U.S. 40, the Old National Pike. Built at the end of the 18th century or the beginning of the 19th, the house sat on the north side of the road, down the western slope of South Mountain, close to Md. 67, southeast of Boonsboro. Now near Buckystown, the house is newly refurbished, set on stone foundations with a large stone chimney on its west side.
NEWS
February 13, 2007
CLEAR SPRING - The Clear Spring District Historical Association will hold its fourth annual Basket Bingo Blast at the Clear Spring Fire Department Bingo Hall on March 4. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the group's project for the restoration of an 1820 two-story log cabin. When the project is completed, the structure will be used to house a public museum in the historic town of Clear Spring. Each ticket costs $25, which pays for 22 regular games of bingo, three special games of bingo, and lunch.
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