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By MARLO BARNHART | August 24, 1998
LAPPANS - St. Mark's Episcopal Church will start off the celebration of its 150th year with a rendition of liturgy dating back to that period. The Rev. Stuart Dunnan, headmaster of St. James School, will play the role of the Rev. John B. Kerfoot, the first headmaster of the school, which was the founding institution for the church in 1849. The service will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 20. The Rev. Anne Weatherholt said an attempt will be made to restore the look of the altar area to fit the period, including the use of the church's original Bible from 1849 and the older vestments.
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by TIM ROWLAND | June 17, 2007
Folks looking to drive through downtown Hagerstown as fast as possible are probably grateful that traffic signals are coordinated to speed their progress. Not all downtowns do it that way. Some purposefully stagger lights to ensure motorists have to stop and wait for the light to change at several points in the city. The reason is that if a motorist is stopped, she is more likely to look around and perhaps take note of an interesting downtown shop or two that might have otherwise gone unnoticed as she breezed by. Any rookie ad agent can tell you this: eyes matter.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2011
Acres of cornfields surround the farmhouse of Winston and Susan Herbst on Old Forge Road. But for the past seven years, the Hagerstown couple has been trying to plant a more meaningful seed - a place where young people can feel loved and inspired. They have taken their country property and turned it into a social and spiritual retreat for area youths called Right Choice Ministries. Each week, Susan Herbst said, they provide opportunities for Christian fellowship through games, life-skills programs, discussion groups and counseling activities.
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May 20, 2002
The response is nearly instantaneous: "un-un. " Julie Donat has spent the majority of her life in Washington County and before the Western Maryland Blues Fest burst upon the scene in 1996, she can't remember anything like it galvanizing the community. "I'm 38 years old and I can't think of anything," says Donat, senior vice president of mortgage operations, Home Federal Bank, a division of Farmers and Mechanics Bank. "And I don't remember there being a music festival of any sort.
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April 27, 1999
He came to Hagerstown armed with a baton, a tuxedo and a briefcase filled with important papers. His mission: music. They call him "Maestro. " Conductor Paul Phillips waited in the wings at the Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown on Wednesday, as fourth-graders from Washington County schools poured into the downtown theater for the 14th annual Maryland Symphony Orchestra performance of the Citibank Youth Concerts. Some of the children rolled their programs into spyglasses.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 5, 2011
It was a warm spring day with the sun's rays reaching down between the large trees scattered across Hagerstown's City Park. The aroma of food being cooked in the distance mixed with the laid-back sound of the Ernie Hawkins Band. It was practically everything that Claude Varron needed. "This is so comfortable. I can't do this downtown," said Varron, who had his spot on the park's grounds set up with blankets and a folding chair. Varron, of Keedysville, was among an estimated crowd of at least 4,000 people who gathered at City Park Sunday afternoon for the final day of the Western Maryland Blues Fest.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | July 2, 2011
When Joan Knode decided to bring a music festival to the Springfield Farm Barn, it was a lofty undertaking. After all, nothing like it had ever been held. But Knode saw the centuries-old structure as much more than a building with exposed timber and plank floors. Situated in the middle of an idyllic historic farmstead, she thought it would be the perfect setting for entertainment. After seven months of planning, Knode's dream became a reality this weekend with performers taking to the stage for the first River City BarnFest.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | September 18, 2008
Sometimes doing what's best for the band means saying goodbye to your record label, explained Jason Peltzer, frontman for rock band Of Broken. After nearly two years of making music with Rapture Records, a small indie label, Of Broken decided to leave. The Baltimore-area band has been unattached since May. "We don't really care what people think, good or bad," said Peltzer, 27, in a recent phone interview. "If we can do it on our own, let's do it. " Of Broken will headline the Hagerstown Suns Annual Chili Cook-off & Music Festival on Saturday and will perform at Duffy's on Potomac later that night.
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by TRISH RUDDER | May 18, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va.- Do we have a future international opera star among us? Area music lovers will get the chance to hear for themselves when Morgan Harmison performs Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church. An Evening of Song, which features a vocal recital of arias, art songs and musical theatre compositions, will be presented by Harmison, who has just completed her sophomore year at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She will be assisted by pianist Patricia Springer.
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by DAVE McMILLION | October 9, 2006
KEARNEYSVILLE, W.VA. - Folk music - the art form that reflects the daily life of people and gained momentum in the 1960s as singers spoke out against issues like war - gets its own celebration in the Eastern Panhandle every year. It comes in the form of the Country Roads Folk Festival, where folk music fans can take in a day's worth of performances in a picturesque country backdrop that encourages one to slow down and enjoy some time with friends, organizers say. Festival founder Maureen Harrigan - who was putting on her seventh installment of the event Sunday - hopes the music still holds, for some, solutions to modern-day issues.
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