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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | June 22, 2011
Much of Wolfe’s on the Square sold at an auction — but not the property itself. Thomas Bikle of J.G. Cochran Auctioneers & Associates Ltd., which held Friday’s auction, said someone bid $220,000 on the property. Owner Jack Slick rejected that bid, so the sale wasn’t completed. “It’s worth a whole lot more than that,” Slick said Wednesday. Wolfe’s on the Square, at 1 W. Potomac St. in Williamsport, opened as a lunch counter in 1921. Slick recently closed the shop — which sold hardware, liquor and fishing supplies, among other things — after running it for 51 years.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 11, 2012
Aspects of Tinseltown have come to Greencastle for the month of March. The Allison-Antrim Museum off South Ridge Avenue is featuring memorabilia from legendary film stars as this month's exhibit. Included are one of Humphrey Bogart's neckties, one of Lana Turner's hats, white gloves from Grace Kelly and a pin from Katherine Hepburn. “It's just magical looking over the jewelry and artifacts there to think they actually had that around their neck, touched that,” said Jamie Kaufman, who visited the museum Sunday.
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September 29, 2006
The Washington County Historical Society is looking for photographs of Beaver Creek School and of school-age students of of the school. The museum also is looking for books or other materials used in the school. Contact James D. Neville at 301-797-8782 or e-mail histsoc@earthlink.net .
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September 12, 2003
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Allison-Antrim Museum will feature an exhibit on mourning memorabilia during open houses on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 3 p.m. The museum, at 365 S. Ridge Ave, will host "A Time to Mourn. " Ryan Berger, of Boonsboro, will share a portion of his collection of mourning memorabilia. Berger, an undertaker who works for Keeney and Basford Funeral Home in Frederick, Md., started collecting mourning memorabilia about 10 years ago with his interest in this genre coming from his occupation, according to a news release.
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March 22, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Russell Spear Jr.'s collection of model trains and railroad memorabilia will be auctioned off beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4. From his teen years in the 1930s to his death in 2008, Spear amassed a collection of model trains, railroad signs, lanterns, switches, semaphores, locks, stoves, relays and more, all representing the steam, diesel and electro-motive eras of railroads, according to a news release. "His dream was to work on the railroad. His granddad worked on a train.
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by JANET HEIM | November 9, 2005
janeth@herald-mail.com Editor's note: There are a lot of people you see around town that you recognize, but don't know anything about. People like ... Tom Vucina Age: 79 Occupation: Retired in 1988 after 25 years as a machinist with Mack Trucks Hometown: New Brighton, Pa. Where would you see Vucina? A World War II veteran, Vucina is involved in local AMVETS, VFW and American Legion organizations. Because he had repeated the third grade, Vucina was a junior in high school when he turned 18. He laughs at his history - that he was drafted into the armed services in 1944 and graduated from high school in 1947.
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February 28, 2002
If you go: Buffalo Soldiers Day, featuring displays, memorabilia and re-enactors Saturday, March 2 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Martin Luther King Center 131 W. North St. Hagerstown Free
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August 14, 2006
As part of its 60th anniversary celebration, Hagerstown Community College is hosting a reunion for those who attended Hagerstown Junior College during the first 15 years, 1946-1962. The reunion will be Sunday, Sept. 10, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. in the College Center. Attendees will be treated to memorabilia displays, music, lunch, roll call of classes, and end the afternoon with a concert by the U.S. Army Field Band and the U.S. Army 30-Soldier Chorus in the Alumni Amphitheater. The reunion committee is also looking for memories and memorabilia from the first 15 years.
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January 17, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Charles Mozingo knows his Lionel trains. In fact, he knows Lionel, period. Since 1988, he and his wife Connie have collected thousands of Lionel trains and other Lionel merchandise, from chemistry sets to compasses. "It got to be a little bit of a treasure hunt," he said. The two travel to a few auctions a year in different parts of the country to fill holes in their collection. The Mozingos collected so many pieces that they started displaying them in vacant bays at their Sunoco station in Sharpsburg.
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May 6, 2011
Children's author Molly Rausch will present her book "My Cold Went On Vacation," followed by a book signing. 2 p.m. Saturday. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Book program is free with museum admission of $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org. Reading Day Meet children's author Jerrett Krosoczka at 11:30 a.m. Activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, include music, magic, stories, visits with authors and a free book for each child while supplies last.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | September 1, 2013
The first thing that strikes the senses walking in the front door is the smell of mothballs. Their presence is for the preservation of hundreds of military uniforms that stand on mannequins or hang on coat hangers jammed cheek to jowl in nearly every room in Bill Butt's house from the basement to the second floor. “I've got so many that I don't even know how many. There's lots of them,” said Butt, an 82-year-old retired scientist. He said he has no idea of the value of his collections.
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Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | February 14, 2013
The Sports Card and Memorabilia Show will be held at Valley Mall beginning Friday. Sports memorabilia and merchandise will be available for purchase at the mall-wide event through Sunday.   Civil War lecture at museum Sunday Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in City Park will offer a Civil War lecture Sunday at 2:30 p.m. “Hearts at War: Civil War Valentines and Love Letters from the Collection of the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Va.” will be presented by Museum of the Confederacy Educator Kelly Hancock.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 11, 2012
Aspects of Tinseltown have come to Greencastle for the month of March. The Allison-Antrim Museum off South Ridge Avenue is featuring memorabilia from legendary film stars as this month's exhibit. Included are one of Humphrey Bogart's neckties, one of Lana Turner's hats, white gloves from Grace Kelly and a pin from Katherine Hepburn. “It's just magical looking over the jewelry and artifacts there to think they actually had that around their neck, touched that,” said Jamie Kaufman, who visited the museum Sunday.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | June 22, 2011
Much of Wolfe’s on the Square sold at an auction — but not the property itself. Thomas Bikle of J.G. Cochran Auctioneers & Associates Ltd., which held Friday’s auction, said someone bid $220,000 on the property. Owner Jack Slick rejected that bid, so the sale wasn’t completed. “It’s worth a whole lot more than that,” Slick said Wednesday. Wolfe’s on the Square, at 1 W. Potomac St. in Williamsport, opened as a lunch counter in 1921. Slick recently closed the shop — which sold hardware, liquor and fishing supplies, among other things — after running it for 51 years.
NEWS
May 6, 2011
Children's author Molly Rausch will present her book "My Cold Went On Vacation," followed by a book signing. 2 p.m. Saturday. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Book program is free with museum admission of $5 to $7. Call 301-790-0076 or go to www.discoverystation.org. Reading Day Meet children's author Jerrett Krosoczka at 11:30 a.m. Activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, include music, magic, stories, visits with authors and a free book for each child while supplies last.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 8, 2011
Larry Yanos didn't live to attend this year's NCAA Basketball Tournament, but friends and family got to attend games courtesy of the late former sports editor and writer for The Daily Mail and The Herald-Mail. "He must have ordered them way back," sister Dorothy DeGrange said Friday of her brother, who died in October at age 65. Yanos attended thousands of sporting events over the more than four decades he spent pursuing the passion that was also his job. But the Frederick, Md., resident left behind more than game tickets.
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March 22, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Russell Spear Jr.'s collection of model trains and railroad memorabilia will be auctioned off beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4. From his teen years in the 1930s to his death in 2008, Spear amassed a collection of model trains, railroad signs, lanterns, switches, semaphores, locks, stoves, relays and more, all representing the steam, diesel and electro-motive eras of railroads, according to a news release. "His dream was to work on the railroad. His granddad worked on a train.
NEWS
September 30, 2007
The Washington County Sheriff's Department has released more information about a box of baseball memorabilia it recovered in hopes of finding its owner. Detective Greg Alton said the box, which includes Cal Ripken Jr. and Derek Jeter memorabilia, is labeled in magic marker with the words "Candi's baseball stuff. " The box includes 35 mm photographs of Ripken talking to a New York Yankees player dated July 2000, Alton said. Also in the box is a ticket from a September 1998 game.
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by MARIE GILBERT | June 17, 2007
HALFWAY - There was no mistaking his allegiance. Wearing a Hines Ward jersey and holding a Terrible Towel, Brad Byers had to be a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Byers came straight from his overnight shift at a local warehouse to stand in line on Saturday at Valley Mall for autographs from four current Steelers. Admitting he was tired, he quickly brushed it off. "I can sleep tomorrow," Byers said. "The Steelers are in town. " Unfortunately, he was wrong. As Steeler Nation converged on the mall, word spread that the noon autograph session with defensive backs Anthony Smith and Ryan Clark had been canceled.
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September 29, 2006
The Washington County Historical Society is looking for photographs of Beaver Creek School and of school-age students of of the school. The museum also is looking for books or other materials used in the school. Contact James D. Neville at 301-797-8782 or e-mail histsoc@earthlink.net .
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