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By JULIE E. GREENE | February 28, 2002
A Downsville Pike building that once served as Moose International's largest North American lodge is being renovated into office space, a local attorney said Wednesday. The space could be ready for occupancy by August, Michael Day said. Day is one of five partners in 632 Joint Venture, which bought the property from Moose International Inc. in 1997 for $1 million, according to Day and Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation records. The partnership is negotiating for tenants, but knows of at least two businesses that will move into the 10715 Downsville Pike building, Day said.
NEWS
April 20, 2007
Moose Lodge 2435 will welcome General Gov. David Chambers of Moose International in Chicago on Saturday, April 28, at the grand reopening of its new location at 19330 Leitersburg Pike. Administrator Mike Stumbaugh said the lodge occupies the former Eclipse Nightclub at Long Meadow Bowl near Long Meadow Shopping Center. The open house will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free refreshments, bicycle giveaways for children and live radio coverage of the event. State and local officials are expected to attend, Stumbaugh said.
NEWS
May 30, 1997
The Halfway Volunteer Fire Co. is waiting to hear back from Moose International on its latest offer to buy the vacant Moose Lodge on Downsville Pike, Halfway President Jim Kimble said Thursday. Kimble said the company would use the lodge as a bingo hall and for special events. If the company doesn't buy the lodge, it will still have to come up with more space to house its bingo operations, he said. The fire company decided to withdraw from a contract offer to buy the property for about $1.2 million, Kimble said.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | October 26, 2005
A jury trial was requested Tuesday in Washington County District Court on charges that former Funkstown Moose Lodge Administrator David Brandenburg embezzled more than $36,000 from the club over five months, court documents state. Brandenburg, 52, of 13822 North Valley Drive in Hagerstown, was scheduled to have a trial before a District Court judge Tuesday, but he requested the case be sent to Circuit Court for a jury trial, Washington County State's Attorney Charles Strong said.
NEWS
August 15, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer The partnership that is taking over the former Moose Lodge south of Hagerstown wants to reopen it as a restaurant, cocktail lounge and banquet facility, according to papers filed with the Washington County Board of Zoning Appeals. The Md. 632 Limited Partnership has requested a special exception to use the 24,000-square-foot building at 17105 Downsville Pike as a restaurant and banquet facility. The property requires a special exception because it is zoned Agricultural.
NEWS
December 3, 1997
New owners say no bingo slated for old Moose lodge By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer The new owners of the former Moose Lodge property on Downsville Pike said Tuesday they want to develop the property commercially, possibly to include a motel, restaurants or offices, and promised not to hold bingo. Gene Albert Jr., one of the partners in 632 Joint Venture, said he has assured local fire companies that there will be no bingo at the lodge. Universal Charitable Corp.
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By DAN DEARTH | February 28, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Washington County liquor officials have levied a $2,500 fine against the Funkstown Moose, in part for an alleged violation of liquor laws in January, when the club held a social event that was open to the public. Robert L. Everhart, chairman of the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, declined comment Wednesday, other than to say he was aware that a letter disclosing the fine had been delivered to the club on Md. 60. Moose administrator Mike Stumbaugh said Wednesday afternoon the club would pay the fine.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | June 9, 2006
Charges that a former Funkstown Moose Lodge administrator embezzled money from the club were dropped Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court after it was announced a private settlement was reached between the parties. Washington County Deputy State's Attorney Steven Kessell said the state dropped six charges against David Brandenburg that were filed in August 2005 because a private "comprehensive settlement" was reached among Brandenburg, his attorney Lewis C. Metzner, and Moose and its attorneys.
NEWS
October 8, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer A nonprofit group based in Knoxville, Md., has applied for a permit to hold bingo operations at the former Moose lodge on Downsville Pike, angering volunteer fire officials who worry that the lodge would cut into their gambling operations. Universal Charitable Corp., which was incorporated in 1996, said in permit documents that it plans about $90,000 in improvements to the building for bingo, including 625 chairs, 200 5-foot-long tables, 10 television monitors and a snack bar. Bingo patrons would be charged $35 per person to gamble, the documents said.
NEWS
By LISA GRAYBEAL | March 21, 1998
Leitersburg Moose lodge disbands LEITERSBURG, Md. - Lack of participation and interest by members of Leitersburg Lodge 2451 of the Loyal Order of Moose forced its closing just two years after organizing. "We just didn't have enough interest by our members," said R. Wayne Taylor, governor of the former lodge. The lodge started in December 1995 with 96 charter members and grew to almost 130 members. But participation thinned and activities, like dances and dinners, were poorly attended, Taylor said.
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By HEATHER KEELS | August 24, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Plans for Antietam Moose Lodge 2435 to move into the building that housed The Grille at Park Circle are off the table due to a last-minute disagreement between the fraternal organization and the building's owner. Moose lodge administrator Frank Carpenter said the organization is looking into other sites, and building owner Barbara Bristow said she is negotiating with a restaurant interested in leasing the Park Circle building. The Moose lodge occupied the building on a verbal agreement throughout June and July and had planned a grand opening for Aug. 1, Carpenter said.
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By DAN DEARTH | February 28, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Washington County liquor officials have levied a $2,500 fine against the Funkstown Moose, in part for an alleged violation of liquor laws in January, when the club held a social event that was open to the public. Robert L. Everhart, chairman of the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County, declined comment Wednesday, other than to say he was aware that a letter disclosing the fine had been delivered to the club on Md. 60. Moose administrator Mike Stumbaugh said Wednesday afternoon the club would pay the fine.
NEWS
April 20, 2007
Moose Lodge 2435 will welcome General Gov. David Chambers of Moose International in Chicago on Saturday, April 28, at the grand reopening of its new location at 19330 Leitersburg Pike. Administrator Mike Stumbaugh said the lodge occupies the former Eclipse Nightclub at Long Meadow Bowl near Long Meadow Shopping Center. The open house will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be free refreshments, bicycle giveaways for children and live radio coverage of the event. State and local officials are expected to attend, Stumbaugh said.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | June 9, 2006
Charges that a former Funkstown Moose Lodge administrator embezzled money from the club were dropped Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court after it was announced a private settlement was reached between the parties. Washington County Deputy State's Attorney Steven Kessell said the state dropped six charges against David Brandenburg that were filed in August 2005 because a private "comprehensive settlement" was reached among Brandenburg, his attorney Lewis C. Metzner, and Moose and its attorneys.
NEWS
By PEPPER BALLARD | October 26, 2005
A jury trial was requested Tuesday in Washington County District Court on charges that former Funkstown Moose Lodge Administrator David Brandenburg embezzled more than $36,000 from the club over five months, court documents state. Brandenburg, 52, of 13822 North Valley Drive in Hagerstown, was scheduled to have a trial before a District Court judge Tuesday, but he requested the case be sent to Circuit Court for a jury trial, Washington County State's Attorney Charles Strong said.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | August 28, 2005
marlob@herald-mail.com FUNKSTOWN The former administrator of the Funkstown Moose Lodge has been charged with felony theft, felony theft scheme and the embezzlement/misappropriation of approximately $36,000 in funds from the organization, according to Investigator Chris Weaver of the Washington County Sheriff's Department. David Paul Brandenburg, 52, of 13822 North Valley Drive in Hagerstown, was released on an unsecured $30,000 bond Thursday after he was served with the charges, according to a Washington Count District Court bond commissioner.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | April 26, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Seven feet, 9 and three-eighths inches separates a player from the dart board. Less than that separates some of the best dart players in the world from everyone else. Friday night, nearly 500 men and women of all ages and from throughout the United States and Canada made the trip to Martinsburg's Moose Lodge No. 120 for the three-day, 9th Annual Moose International Steel-tip Dart Tournament. They come hoping to take home prize money and maybe a boast that they beat the best.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | February 28, 2002
A Downsville Pike building that once served as Moose International's largest North American lodge is being renovated into office space, a local attorney said Wednesday. The space could be ready for occupancy by August, Michael Day said. Day is one of five partners in 632 Joint Venture, which bought the property from Moose International Inc. in 1997 for $1 million, according to Day and Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation records. The partnership is negotiating for tenants, but knows of at least two businesses that will move into the 10715 Downsville Pike building, Day said.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | February 23, 1999
Five years ago Tuesday, the Hagerstown Moose Lodge was the largest in North America. Five years ago today, it didn't exist. The building on Downsville Pike once owned by Lodge No. 212 is vacant, owned by a partnership that is trying to find a productive use for it. [cont. from front page ] The thousands of Moose members - at its peak, the club claimed to have more than 10,000 members - scattered. Some transferred to other Moose lodges. Some joined other fraternal organizations.
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By LISA GRAYBEAL | March 21, 1998
Leitersburg Moose lodge disbands LEITERSBURG, Md. - Lack of participation and interest by members of Leitersburg Lodge 2451 of the Loyal Order of Moose forced its closing just two years after organizing. "We just didn't have enough interest by our members," said R. Wayne Taylor, governor of the former lodge. The lodge started in December 1995 with 96 charter members and grew to almost 130 members. But participation thinned and activities, like dances and dinners, were poorly attended, Taylor said.
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