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By TRISH RUDDER | April 7, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Morgan County Commission on Friday adopted an ordinance to stop excessive residential noise when it becomes a public nuisance. The ordinance, which goes into effect May 1, defines excessive noise levels in excess of 65 decibels occurring between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The ordinance covers radios, televisions, musical instruments, parties and social events, power tools and equipment, all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles, and domestic animals such as barking dogs.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | July 23, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com If the borough solicitor gets it written on time, the Waynesboro Borough Council could begin the legal advertising in August for an ordinance aimed at shushing motorists with blaring, booming car radios. Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger has written a draft ordinance modeled after one on the books in Harrisburg that he said has been effective. Council members, Police Chief Ray Shultz, Borough Solicitor Lloyd Reichard and a handful of citizens got a look at the draft this week at a joint meeting of the council's personnel, property and public safety, and downtown revitalization and finance committees.
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by RICHARD BELISLE | December 30, 2002
waynesboro@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. -Sandie Parks can't seem to avoid antique and gift shops. The co-owner of Marnie & Mo's Antiques and Gifts at 17 Center Square worked for more than four years at The Shamrock, a gift shop up the street, before it closed. Parks, 50, a Greencastle native, and her fiance, Donald Didio, named their shop after their own nicknames, Marnie and Mo, Parks said. Their grand opening was earlier this month. The little shop is crowded with an eclectic array of gifts and antiques.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | August 18, 2005
WAYNESBORO, PA. waynesboro@herald-mail.com A new law aimed at drivers of vehicles with window-rattling, booming stereos was passed Wednesday night by the Waynesboro Borough Council. It takes effect immediately and carries some stiff fines and penalties for those convicted of violating it, council members said. Borough Police Chief Ray Shultz said his officers will start to enforce the law right away. According to Shultz, if an officer is 50 feet from the source of the vehicle's stereo and can hear it, he can pull the vehicle over and arrest the driver.
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November 12, 2004
HCC Foundation art benefit Paintings by R. Benjamin Jones will be on display at Hagerstown Community College Foundation's art benefit. Raffle tickets cost $20 each, and are available for a chance to win an original painting by Jones. Today, 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kepler Theater, Hagerstown Community College, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. Call Lieba Cohen at 301-790-2800, ext. 213, or send e-mail to cohenl@hcc.cc.md.us . Singer Society's Treasure Sale Thousands of new and used items including furniture, pottery, glassware, holiday goods, rugs, silver, statuary and more.
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by DAVE McMILLION | June 10, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commission on Thursday decided against taking action on a proposed law to control excessive noise after a local audiologist said the law does not go far enough to control noise. In their proposed noise law, the commissioners are seeking to control noise that would be the equivalent of 65 decibels or louder. A small orchestra produces a noise level of about 70 decibels, said Martinsburg audiologist Michael J. Zagarella, who spoke during a public hearing on the law. Zagarella said he has examined many noise ordinances used in other areas and most of them limit noise to 45 decibels.
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April 16, 2007
The Beaver Creek School Museum opened for the season on April 1. The historic 1904 two-room school building will be open every Sunday through Nov. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. The museum re-creates a typical old-fashioned school room. It also displays a wide variety of late 19th-century and early 20th-century items reflecting elements of life in Washington County. Highlights of the museum include a re-created workshop with a large number of tools; a cobbler's station with tools and wooden foot forms; a sleigh and several wooden children's sleds; exhibits of vintage toys and dolls; several military uniform items; women's clothing, especially hats; several musical instruments, including an 1840s hand-crank organ and a 1911 Edison record player; a large stove manufactured in Hagerstown; and a re-creation of an early 1900s parlor.
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by DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | June 16, 2002
dank@herald-mail.com Hundreds of artisans and thousands of patrons came from far and wide to this weekend's 31st annual spring Mountain Heritage Arts and Crafts Festival. The festival continues today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Sam Michaels' Park. "This is one of the biggest festivals," said Dennis Burcell, 49, of Salem, Mo., who has been selling wooden baskets at similar festivals for 18 years. "They have a lot of people come, and the people, they have a great appreciation for art and what you do," said Winton Eugene, 57, of Cowpens, S.C., who was selling his pottery for the sixth year at the festival.
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By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | July 25, 1999
Jamal Koram's roots as a storyteller come from many places. As a child, he would listen to the adults in his family spin yarns at the dinner table. Teachers and friends exposed him further to different cultures and traditions. A professional storyteller for almost 20 years, Koram used these influences to form his own style, which uses song, music and inflection to tell stories and morality lessons to children and adults worldwide. He makes about 100 appearances a year at concerts, festivals and by special arrangement, he said.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | November 13, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Friday was for looking. Today is for buying. More than 100 people went to Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Friday for a preview of today's Singer Society treasure sale. Sofas, musical instruments and games filled one room. Jewelry, neckties and scarves were in another. Vases, plates and paintings were spread and hung in a room where concerts are held. Jody Long, the Singer Society's president, promised a wealth of bargains. The Singer Society is the museum's volunteer organization.
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