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By ANDREA ROWLAND | September 14, 1999
You might call him the Fiddler on the Route. Hagerstown postman James "Jimmie" Brown has trod the same Greenberry Hills mail route since 1979, all the while teaching himself to play the fiddle and 10 other musical instruments. At one point in his life Brown delivered mail by day and played solo acoustic guitar in bars at night. His alter ego was "Downtown Jimmie Brown," he said. "I think a lot of mailmen have split personalities," joked Brown, 53. The Boonsboro resident will perform Sept.
December 12, 1997
Mail Call Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call weekdays at 301-791-6236. Readers are welcome to leave their recorded message on any topic they choose, but some calls are screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: ----- "I haven't called in quite sometime now because I haven't been incensed about anything in quite sometime and well, now I am again.
July 10, 1998
WILLIAMSPORT TOWN CARNIVAL Pennwood rides, Blue Band food stand. William D. Byron Memorial Park, U.S. 11, Williamsport. Tonight and Friday. 6 to 11 p.m. GUARDIAN HOSE COMPANY CARNIVAL Rides by Majestic Midways, food, games. Entertainment - tonight, parade begins at 6:30 p.m., Hat Creek Country; Saturday, Country Caravan Plus. East Main Street, Thurmont, Md. 6:30 to 11 p.m. 1-301-271-2022. NEUILLY CATHOLIC BOY CHOIR Choir of French boys.
April 22, 1998
A tougher Hagerstown noise ordinance will go into effect on May 22, closing a loophole that excluded car stereos. City Council members unanimously voted Tuesday to adopt a change to the noise law. The improved law no longer exempts noise from car stereos and sound equipment and musical instruments in vehicles.
May 2, 2011
Boonsboro High School Band Boosters will be collecting any used musical instruments at a booth at the Boonsboro Green Fest on Saturday, May 7.  The instruments will be used for the band's program. The Green Fest will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shafer Park in Boonsboro. The Boosters will accept all donations of wind, brass, percussion or string instruments.
May 21, 1998
Car stereos will no longer be excluded from Hagerstown's noise law starting Friday, said Hagerstown City Police Capt. Robert Hart. City Council members voted in April to amend the law so car stereos and sound equipment and musical instruments in vehicles are no longer exempt. Hart said it will be up to the officer's discretion whether violators of the law receive a warning or citation. Under the law, it is illegal for anyone to play music or make other noise that is unreasonably loud within 50 feet of any dwelling, business or residence.
November 27, 2007
Kiwanis Clubs from across the country, including the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club, are reaching out to their communities to collect playable and/or repairable musical instruments for delivery to young people in the New Orleans area who have been deprived of the opportunity to learn to play due to the still devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. Julie Barr-Strasburg, executive director of the local chapter of the American Red Cross, will be speaking to the Hagers-town Kiwanis Club Thursday to ask the club's assistance in helping to meet the challenge in the New Orleans area.
April 26, 2013
Three Washington County residents have been charged with stealing firearms, jewelry and other items from a Sharpsburg home, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. Robert Lee Click III, 34, of 17502 Da Wrong Lane near Hagerstown, and Sydney Lee Taylor, 23, and Jarrett Kent Humphries, 22, both of 204 Carroll Ave. in Boonsboro, were charged with one count each of first-degree burglary, felony theft and misdemeanor theft, according to a sheriff's office news release. Deputies said the burglary occurred between the end of March and the beginning of April, when jewelry, musical instruments, tools, coin collections and a large number of firearms were stolen from a home in the 17000 block of General Stonewall Jackson Circle in Sharpsburg.
August 6, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Health Department has been notified of a confirmed case of meningococcal meningitis in the county. An unidentified county resident has been confirmed as having the meningitis, also known as bacterial meningitis, Dr. Diana Gaviria said in a news release. The family and household members of the person have received appropriate treatment and coworkers are being contacted to determine if they are at risk for infection, according to the news release issued Sunday.
June 12, 2010
TEA Party hosts training Hagerstown TEA party is hosting a forum with writer and activist Jim Simpson from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 14, at the Academy Theatre Banquet & Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown. The theater faces the central city parking lot. The public is invited. This is the first in a series of TEA Party teach-ins. For more information, contact Ann at 301-797-8051 or . Arts-based day care planned Hagerstown Children's Theater announces a new program - an arts-based day care for children ages 2 or 3 years old. The new program will begin in autumn.
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