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August 6, 2012
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service will present an evening of star-gazing Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at Fort Frederick State Park. The program will be presented by a park naturalist. The event coincides with the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. According to naturalist Charles Sullivan, “The Perseid meteor is the most dependable meteor shower and it occurs under favorable viewing conditions this year. Observers may expect to see as many as 60 meteors per hour; however, the best time for seeing Perseids is during the early predawn hours.” Meanwhile, there is plenty to see in the evening sky through a 10-inch Dobsonian telescope, which will be on- site.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | August 6, 2009
If you've never seen a shooting star, this coming week could be your chance to remedy that. The annual Perseid meteor shower began in late July and will peak the night of Tuesday, Aug. 11, and early morning of Wednesday, Aug. 12. Watch from a dark enough area and, if the skies are clear, you might see dozens of meteors an hour streaking across the sky during the peak period, according to NASA's Web site. The meteors are actually cosmic dust, no larger than grains of sand, that glow when they enter the earth's atmosphere and burn up, said Dan Kaminsky, chairman of Tri-State Astronomers.
NEWS
by KYLE LEFLER | December 12, 2006
When my dad woke me up in the dead of the night to see the meteor shower, I thought, "What's so special about these things that I have to get up at 3 in the morning?" My family and I bundled up in our coats and gloves to lie outside in our sleeping bags and watch the sky fall. I was about 8 at the time and had never seen a meteor shower, so I did not know what to expect. The sky was clear as glass, so we could see everything perfectly. I waited for a while before finally seeing movement.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2012
1. Soldiers on both sides Scott Hipp will discuss the regimental histories of units organized in the Washington County area and serving in either Confederate or Union armies. Hipp is the author of “Old Line Divided: Maryland in the Civil War: Volume I: Antebellum to 1862. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Boonsboro Free Library, 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro. Call 301-432-5723 or email bns@washcolibrary.org . 2. Battle of Shiloh Civil War re-enactment featuring the Battle of Shiloh.
NEWS
By ROD MARTIN / Brish Planetarium and ANDY SMETZER / Tristate Astronomers | July 31, 2010
Visible Evening Planets VENUS is bright in the west after sunset. MARS is in the west. SATURN is in the west. Visible Morning Planets JUPITER is bright in the south. For more information about the visible evening planets and nighttime sky, download the planetarium's podcast "Skylights" from antpod.com . Solar system August explodes with a beautiful grouping of planets the first half of the month. Grab your binoculars and follow these wanderers.
NEWS
By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087 | September 22, 2009
Read more Cheryl Weaver columns at www.washingtoncountyliving.com Alumni soccer game set for Oct. 10 The Clear Spring alumni soccer game will be Saturday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. at the high school. All players will receive a commemorative T-shirt. There is no admission charge. To have your name included in the program booklet, send your name, address and graduation to Lisa Shives, Clear Spring High School, 12630 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722 by Sept.
NEWS
September 4, 2004
Saturday, Sept. 4 Starting at noon College football The college game moves into high gear this weekend; ABC has regional coverage all afternoon. Both ESPN and ESPN2 have games starting at noon, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. 6:30 p.m. on SoapNet "1 Day With ... " Soap fans who have digital cable can check out this new series that follows stars in their offscreen daily lives. The host is Wally Kurth of "General Hospital. " 8 p.m. on ABC "Dinosaur" A dinosaur raised by lemurs grows up to help his own species in this animated feature.
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by TIM ROWLAND | November 26, 2002
Five minutes into it I was thinking "This is the last time, the LAST TIME I buy into one of these astrological boondoggles that promises a dazzling firmament of celestial glory but produces only a tiny fizz on the investment. Bitterly, I remembered Comet Kohoutek. Six weeks of hype and then the day it got here the papers dutifully reported that the "comet will appear as a faint star over the southwest horizon. " If I had wanted to see a faint star, I would have rented "GI Jane" and freeze-framed Demi Moore.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2012
1. Soldiers on both sides Scott Hipp will discuss the regimental histories of units organized in the Washington County area and serving in either Confederate or Union armies. Hipp is the author of “Old Line Divided: Maryland in the Civil War: Volume I: Antebellum to 1862. 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Boonsboro Free Library, 401 Potomac St., Boonsboro. Call 301-432-5723 or email bns@washcolibrary.org . 2. Battle of Shiloh Civil War re-enactment featuring the Battle of Shiloh.
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NEWS
August 6, 2012
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service will present an evening of star-gazing Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at Fort Frederick State Park. The program will be presented by a park naturalist. The event coincides with the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. According to naturalist Charles Sullivan, “The Perseid meteor is the most dependable meteor shower and it occurs under favorable viewing conditions this year. Observers may expect to see as many as 60 meteors per hour; however, the best time for seeing Perseids is during the early predawn hours.” Meanwhile, there is plenty to see in the evening sky through a 10-inch Dobsonian telescope, which will be on- site.
NEWS
Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | March 28, 2011
Heritage Academy will hold its annual auction and spring festival Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   The auction begins at 10 a.m.   There will be children’s activities such as barrel rides, a petting zoo and an egg hunt.   There also will be a concession stand that will feature pulled pork, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, baked goods and homemade fries.   The school is at 11215 Walnut Point Road in Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-582-2600 or go to www.heritage-academy.net . 1,000 workouts for Kris Stotler Congratulations to Kris Stotler, who has 1,000 workouts at Clear Spring Curves.
NEWS
By ROD MARTIN and ANDY SMETZER | December 31, 2010
Meanwhile, Saturn is entering the evening sky.  Early in the month it rises shortly after midnight, but rises well before midnight by the end of January.  It is positioning itself as the better spring and summer planet. Saturn is highest at dawn and appears to be getting brighter.  That is because its ring system is tilted more than anytime since 2007.  It is a good telescopic target. Jupiter is the brightest planet this month. Binoculars will help show its four larger moons.
NEWS
By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087 | September 22, 2009
Read more Cheryl Weaver columns at www.washingtoncountyliving.com Alumni soccer game set for Oct. 10 The Clear Spring alumni soccer game will be Saturday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. at the high school. All players will receive a commemorative T-shirt. There is no admission charge. To have your name included in the program booklet, send your name, address and graduation to Lisa Shives, Clear Spring High School, 12630 Broadfording Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722 by Sept.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | August 6, 2009
If you've never seen a shooting star, this coming week could be your chance to remedy that. The annual Perseid meteor shower began in late July and will peak the night of Tuesday, Aug. 11, and early morning of Wednesday, Aug. 12. Watch from a dark enough area and, if the skies are clear, you might see dozens of meteors an hour streaking across the sky during the peak period, according to NASA's Web site. The meteors are actually cosmic dust, no larger than grains of sand, that glow when they enter the earth's atmosphere and burn up, said Dan Kaminsky, chairman of Tri-State Astronomers.
NEWS
by KYLE LEFLER | December 12, 2006
When my dad woke me up in the dead of the night to see the meteor shower, I thought, "What's so special about these things that I have to get up at 3 in the morning?" My family and I bundled up in our coats and gloves to lie outside in our sleeping bags and watch the sky fall. I was about 8 at the time and had never seen a meteor shower, so I did not know what to expect. The sky was clear as glass, so we could see everything perfectly. I waited for a while before finally seeing movement.
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