January 24, 2012
This Valentine's Day can be even more special for your loved one with a singing Valentine delivered by a women's barbershop quartet. Members of Freedom Valley Chorus will deliver singing Valentines for area residents and businesspeople looking for a fun and an exciting new way to send a Valentine's message to their sweethearts, family members, special clients or customers. A singing Valentine includes two love songs sung in barbershop harmony, a...
February 10, 2011
The Top Five Teachers as artists Recent works by Washington County’s public, private and home-school art educators. Opening reception with music by Staff Infection will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Exhibit continues through February. Call 301-791-3132 or go to www.washingtoncountyarts.com . Catch, search, sit Three competitive games for dogs — a ball catch; a searching game; and “musical sits.
February 2, 2011
Nothing says "baby, I love you," like porkchop sideburns and a white jumpsuit. "For me, Elvis of the '70s is what Elvis is all about," said Tim Rotz, who will impersonate The King during Antietam Recreation's Valentine's Special. The variety show debuts Friday, Feb. 4, at the camp's facilities south of Funkstown, and continues Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Feb. 19, with special shows on Sunday, Feb. 13, and on Valentine's Day, Monday, Feb. 14. Rotz, the show's director, described a program of half country and half Elvis, with some Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé on the side.
January 24, 2011
Freedom Valley Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will offer singing Valentines over Valentine’s Day weekend, which is Feb. 12-14. For $40, a quartet from the chorus in Chambersburg will go to the location you choose and sing two love songs, and present a red rose and a Valentine card to your sweetheart, child, parent or another special someone. For more information or to schedule your singing Valentine, call 717-860-2461 or 240-217-9376, or go to www.freedomvalleychorus.
May 21, 2009
BOONSBORO -- "She's More," "She Thinks She Needs Me," "You Won't Ever Be Lonely" ... Andy Griggs' most popular songs have been love songs, but he didn't set out to be pegged as a "love-song kind of guy. " "It's not that I'm thinking of that when I'm recording. That's usually what record labels end up releasing on me," Griggs said during a recent phone interview. "It is what it is. You certainly can't really 'get' my music and understand my standpoint if you only listen to the singles on the radio," said Griggs, who writes some of his songs.
February 4, 2009
Craft and bake sale The Red Hat Society at Potomac Towers will hold a craft and bake sale Tuesday from noon to 3:30 p.m. or until supplies last. Proceeds from this sale will benefit the quilt and craft class at Potomac Towers. Potomac Towers is off Baltimore Street in Hagerstown. The public is invited to attend a seminar Friday, Feb. 20, at Potomac Towers titled "Beat the Winter Blues. " The seminar, which will start at 9:15 a.m., will be hosted by Helen House. Please note that Potomac Towers offers free blood presssure screenings Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Economic recovery plan The Democratic Central Committee in Hagerstown will meet Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. regarding the economic recovery plan and its impact on the community.
January 27, 2009
Singing Valentines The Mason-Dixon Barbershop Chorus will hold its annual Singing Valentine fundraiser Friday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 14. Give your loved one a Valentine he or she will remember for a long time. Quartets are warmed up and ready to sing in the Hagerstown area, in homes, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, offices and even on street corners in some cases. They have even been seen and heard singing in elevators (great acoustics). For $40, an elegantly dressed quartet will serenade your loved one with two love songs, present a card from the sender and a small memento.
February 4, 2008
Say it with music Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus will send singing Valentines to your loved one. The quartet will sing two love songs, present a card from the sender, a small gift, and a photo of your loved one with the quartet. The service is available after 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, Feb. 14. The cost is $40 and proceeds toward the charitable efforts of the chorus. Times are limited. In Pennsylvania, call 717-328-3674; in Maryland, call 301-739-3782; or go to www.masondixonchorus.
October 6, 2007
Today's teens are, sadly, well-versed in lust, but lack an understanding of love To the editor: When I can look at a couple who have been married 40 years or more and instantly know they are still in love, I am delighted and deeply grateful for them - for all the sacrifices they've made, for all the forgiveness granted, all the patience exercised and all the "other-centeredness" it took to arrive where they are in life. It is no small accomplishment and their reward is obvious to me. The pleasure I find in observing these enduring relationships is countered by my concern for our teens and pre-teens.