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By ANDREW MASON | | June 11, 2011
Seemingly everyone involved with the second annual Nick Adenhart 5K was a winner Saturday morning in Williamsport. The event, which honors the memory of one of Washington County’s all-time great athletes, had more than 400 participants, including a couple dozen of Adenhart’s relatives. “It was all positives today,” said race director Mike Shifler. “Seeing the family happy is all I wanted to see. Both sides of his family are awesome people. He was truly blessed with family support while he was here.” Adenhart, a 2004 Williamsport High School graduate who starred on the baseball field for the Wildcats, was killed in a car accident by a drunk driver on April 9, 2009, just hours after making his first pitching start of the year for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
By JANET HEIM | September 13, 2010
o Slide show SMITHSBURG -- Students at Old Forge Elementary School dressed in red, white and blue Monday and participated in a National Anthem Day assembly. The program, held a day before Maryland's primary election, celebrated the Sept. 14 anniversary of Francis Scott Key's writing of the poem that would become the lyrics to "The Star Spangled Banner. " The assembly was held a day earlier because Washington County Public Schools are closed today due to voting. Music teacher Melody Wilson prepared a program of songs and presentations by students to celebrate and highlight our country, the national anthem and the voting rights of Americans.
By JENNIFER FITCH | November 10, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Summitview Elementary School students participated in a patriotic assembly filled with songs, speeches about history, and multimedia presentations Tuesday to pay tribute to veterans. About 20 former and current members of the military introduced themselves to the crowd during the first of two events at the school. They served in times of war and periods of peace from World War II to present day. The guest speaker was Command Sgt. Maj. James W. Palmer, who retired from the U.S. Army after 27 years and now works with the Pennsylvania National Guard's 56th Stryker Brigade.
October 26, 2009
Tenor Daniel Rodriguez, known as "The Singing Policeman," sang at The Maryland Theatre's Live on Stage series Monday. The event was pesented by the Hagerstown Community Concert Association. Rodriguez, a New York Police Department officer, became one of the department's official singers. History intervened for the now-retired officer on Sept. 11, 2001. His stirring a capella performances of "God Bless America" and the national anthem became transcendent statements of solidarity, determination and hope that galvanized his fellow New Yorkers and Americans.
September 14, 2009
Students at Old Forge Elementary School wore red, white and blue in celebration of National Anthem Day Monday.
June 26, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- On Saturday, July 4, the eighth annual Greencastle-Antrim July 4th Celebration will be held at Tayamentasachta Environmental Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Events will begin with an invocation and the singing of the national anthem. A flag-folding ceremony, conducted by members of Cub Scout Pack 95, will be part of the opening ceremonies. Activities for ages 3 to 12 will follow in the all-purpose building just east of the pavilion. Activities include meeting a Ben Franklin re-enactor, kite making and a children's parade.
By MARLO BARNHART | May 7, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- After 35 years of living and working in the United States, Masahiro "Massy" Hirai decided it was time to become an American citizen. So, the owner of The House of Kobe, a popular Japanese restaurant on Dual Highway, raised his right hand April 10 in Baltimore and took the oath of citizenship. "I heard the national anthem of the United States of America played and realized that now it is my national anthem," Hirai said. Hirai said there were a number of reasons he delayed seeking permanent citizenship for so long, not the least of which was his efforts to start and build a successful restaurant business.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 15, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Hundreds of people rallied Wednesday in the Eastern Panhandle against government spending and taxes, joining thousands across the nation who took part in hundreds of such "tea" party protests on tax day. "Basically, the government just needs to stop -- they need to think about what they're doing," Kathy Lane said as she held a sign attached to a yardstick at the corner of East King and South Queen streets in Martinsburg for...
By STEVEN WINE | April 5, 2009
MIAMI -- Florida Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco plans to throw a lot of strikes today -- and the rest of this season as well. Nolasco's command ranked with the best in baseball last year, when he won a career-high 15 games and had a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 186 to 42. He said he can do even better this year, starting on opening day against the Washington Nationals. "I definitely walked too many guys last year, to be honest with you," Nolasco said. "I'll try to keep it under 25. " That's like a hitter saying he'll try to hit 60 home runs.
By ERIN JULIUS | April 4, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- To some, it didn't quite feel like baseball weather Saturday morning, but local Little Leagues swung into the season anyway. At Federal's field in the north end of town, some players did jumping jacks in the outfield as the league's board members and organizers were introduced. Everyone stood at attention, hats in hands, however, when 12-year-old Caitlin Cremins sang the national anthem. Her brother, 10-year-old Thomas Cremins, plays for one of the teams, Caitlin said.
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