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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | May 22, 2010
FAYETTEVILLE, PA. -- It was one of the largest Fun Fests in recent Totem Pole Playhouse history Saturday as families from across the area met under the trees to mark the beginning of the theater's 2010 season. "It has been a fantastic day," said Sue McMurtray, managing director of the playhouse. "The fun, the smiles. It's great. " Totem Pole Playhouse has hosted the festival for at least 11 years, McMurtray said. A mix of children's activities, food, theater, tours, a yard sale and a bake sale have come to characterize the event.
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September 23, 2011
Smithsburg Steam Engine and Craft Show The festival features steam-driven shingle milling, straw baling, blacksmithing, grain threshing and lumber milling; plus a flea market, arts and crafts, tractors and gas engines and steam traction engines. Today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Smithsburg carnival grounds behind the fire department at 22 N. Main St., Smithsburg. Free admission, parking by donation. Call Sharon at 301-991-4270. Bark in the Park Games and activities for dogs and owners, plus vendors, demonstrations and rescue groups.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | October 9, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com "I'll think of it all tomorrow, at Tara ... After all, tomorrow is another day," Scarlett O'Hara says in the film "Gone with the Wind" Saturday, Oct. 11, will be more than just another day at Washington County Free Library's "Return to Tara"-themed event to raise money for library building projects. The fourth annual Gala in the Stacks fund-raiser will feature decorations, costumes, entertainment and guest speakers related to the Civil War era and "Gone with the Wind.
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By ERIN JULIUS | April 27, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - An innovative juggler and ventriloquist entertained the crowd Saturday night at The Maryland Theatre during the second annual Evening of Comedy & Magic, held to benefit Safe Place, Washington County's Child Advocacy Center. Kaitlyn Hollinger, 10, attended the event last year and thought it was exciting. This year, she brought a friend. "My best friend, Kaitlyn, said it was fun and I would have a great time," Angelina VanPelt said. Kaitlyn's little brother, 6-year-old Kameron Hollinger, called the magic show "very very cool.
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July 3, 2006
Tuesday, July 4 The City of Hagerstown will have fireworks - 15,996 shells in 30 minutes - at Fairgrounds Park at 9:30 p.m. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. The Shades will perform oldies until 9:30 p.m. There will be children's activities. Trolley service from the former Ames parking lot off Dual Highway to the fairgrounds will be available from 6 p.m. until the end of the event. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 116, or go to www.hagerstownmd.org . The rain date for fireworks is 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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by MARLO BARNHART | November 27, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com For 16-month-old Katie Keckler, all the excitement surrounding Friday's arrival of Santa Claus at Long Meadow Shopping Center was a bit puzzling. But the event had a different effect on her grandmother, Connie Spong, who could remember bringing Katie's mom to the shopping center to see Santa many years ago. "It's still a lot of fun," Spong said. Children and adults began showing up nearly a half hour before Saint Nick made his appearance at center mall.
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By MARIE GILBERT | August 17, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - In this age of video games and instant information, you would think that interest in magic would be vanishing into thin air. You'd be wrong. The Festival of Magic is proof that illusions and sleight of hand still can draw a crowd. Young, old and all ages in between arrived Saturday afternoon at The Maryland Theatre, ready to be mystified. The show was sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Magicians, King Ring No. 94. This is the third consecutive year for the show, said Grant Berry, past president of the local magic club and director of Saturday's event.
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by DAVE McMILLION | March 1, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A crowd of children gathered around Joe Santoro as he began leading them through a lesson on how to make a sock puppet. He corrected himself. Instead, he would show them how to make a "stinky, smelly sock puppet. " They giggled. Then he slipped the white sock over his hand, tucking part of it between his thumb and fingers to make a mouth. Santoro began pulling accessories such as eyeballs and hair out of his pants pocket and adding them to the figure.
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September 20, 1997
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Grand opening festivities for the 10th McDonald's in the central Pennsylvania area will take place Monday through Saturday, Sept. 27 at the newest restaurant, 11924 Buchanan Trail West in Mercersburg. The celebration will kickoff Monday with Fire Safety Night from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Mercersburg Volunteer Fire Company will be on hand and kids will have the opportunity to have their pictures taken with a fire truck. From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the dinner crowd will be entertained by Tuscarora High School marching band and choir.
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