February 20, 2013
You can't always judge a book by its author. But if that book is written by Alyson Richman, there's a good chance the storyline will be woven around art. She has told the tale of a young Japanese man who studied with the Impressionists in Paris, has explored the complexities of Vincent Van Gogh and focused on the resilience of the human spirit in a best-selling love story about a painter who survived the Holocaust. That she uses art as a theme isn't surprising, once you know Richman's background.
January 15, 2013
Jadon Jetnarayan is every bit an American 8-year-old boy. He comes from a big, loving family, and enjoys playing soccer and video games. He loves adventure and enjoys fishing. He has a jet-black shock of hair and a great smile. But the second-grader at Shalom Christian Academy has done something most elementary school students have not - published a book. Jadon, together with his father, Vishal Jetnarayan, published his first book, “Fearless Boy,” which aims to help children overcome their fears and pursue their destinies.
August 5, 2012
Name: G.M. Corrigan Age: 65 City in which you reside: Frederick, Md. Day job: Freelance writer Book title: "Chasing Chickens: A Love Story" Genre: Literary fiction Synopsis of book: Set in the 1980s, "Chasing Chickens: A Love Story" is a story of deep-seated injury and longing for love and wholeness, as well as a commentary on 21st-century American social, political and religious issues....
April 25, 2012
It's a tale as old as time. And that's just one reason why those involved with the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts' production of Disney's “Beauty and Beast” said the story has stood the test of time. Opening Friday night, BISFA will stage the musical for two weekends at The Maryland Theatre. Julia Thompson and Travis Thorpe, both 17-year-old seniors, play the show's leads, Belle and the Beast, respectively. The actors said the theme of “Beauty and the Beast” - that everyone wants to be loved and accepted - is one reason why the story of a girl who falls in love with an unappealing man still resonates with audiences today, nearly 20 years after the debut of Disney's full-length animated film.
February 6, 2012
1. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow Hancock's Winter Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Widmeyer Park, West High Street, Hancock.The main event is the snow sculpture contest for individuals, families and groups. There will also be a live auction, hat contest, live music by Michael Kligerman and other attractions. Snow will be donated by Whitetail Resort. Call 301-678-5719. 2. Spotlight on conservation Appalachian Trail Short Film Festival will be Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Visitor's Center, 799 Washington St., Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
August 6, 2009
Long live the King Elvis has risen from the dead! Not really, but Chris MacDonald will bring back memories of Elvis as he performs a tribute to the king of rock 'n' roll 7 Saturday night at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.. Special guest D.J. Fontana, Elvis' original drummer. Tickets cost $30 to $40. Call 301-790-2000 or go to www.mdtheatre.org . Back in the saddle Hold on tight! The Berkeley County Youth Fair wraps up this weekend.
June 30, 2009
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Tuesday that he "crossed lines" with a handful of women other than his mistress -- but never had sex with them. The governor said he "never crossed the ultimate line" with anyone but Maria Belen Chapur, the Argentine at the center of a scandal that has derailed his once-promising political career. "This was a whole lot more than a simple affair, this was a love story," Sanford said. "A forbidden one, a tragic one, but a love story at the end of the day. " During an emotional interview at his Statehouse office with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Sanford said Chapur is his soul mate but he's trying to fall back in love with his wife.
February 11, 2009
Today Toddler Time for ages 18 to 36 months, Smithsburg Library, 11 a.m. Hagerstown Kiwanis Club meets at Academy Theatre and Banquet Center, 58 E. Washington St., noon. Exchange Club of Hagerstown meets at Nick's Airport Inn, 12:15 p.m. Food Bank and Second Time Around Clothing Shop open at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Clear Spring, 1 to 2 p.m. Preschool story time for ages 3 to 5, Sharpsburg Library, 3:30 p.m. The Shepherd's Table (Williamsport Ministerium Soup Kitchen)
February 3, 2009
Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26: Toddler story time for ages 18 to 36 months at Smithsburg Library, 11 a.m.; registration required. Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27: Story time at Smithsburg Library, 11 a.m., featuring stories, crafts and films. Free for ages 3 to 5. Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28: Saturday story time for all ages, Smithsburg Library, 11:30 a.m.; no registration required. Feb. 9: Smithsburg Parks and Improvement Commission meeting at Town Hall, 7 p.m. Feb. 11 and 25: Smithsburg Lions Club meeting at Golden Corral Restaurant in Waynesboro, Pa., 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13: "Love Story" shown at Smithsburg Library, 7 p.m., Feb. 14: Valentine's Day story time and craft, Smithsburg Library, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16: Presidents Day, schools closed.
July 4, 2008
Washington County Free Library has released its monthly BookShare Notable Hardcover Fiction and Nonfiction Lists for July. The titles featured on these lists are scheduled for publication during July and can be borrowed from the library. Among the titles featured on the fiction list is "My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story of Skyler Rampike," by Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco), "The Condition," by Jennifer Haigh (Harper), and "The Last Oracle," by James Rollins (William Morrow). In nonfiction, readers can look forward to "A Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL ," by Stefan Fatsis (Penguin Press)