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September 9, 2006
Editor's note: The Herald-Mail asked readers to tell us their memories of 9/11. Many of you replied, sharing your poignant accounts of how you learned about the terrorist attacks and how it affected you. One of those accounts follows, and more can be found on pages A12 and A13. More of your recollections will run in Monday and Tuesday's newspapers. The memories are still vivid of Sept. 11, although mine are probably different from others. I was employed at FedEx as a driver.
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NEWS
by ANNE WEATHERHOLTZ | August 3, 2006
Turning up the heat "Hot, hot, hot!" goes the popular song, perfectly describing the sweltering heat that envelops our area. What happens in small towns during a heat wave? Some take to their front porches in the evening, sitting lazily on the swing or a folding lawn chair to catch whatever breeze or neighbor happens by. Others flock to the pool, jumping, splashing, luxuriating in the slippery coolness of the water. The air conditioners hum in the windows of older homes that were never the recipient of ductwork, and gallons of iced tea and cold water pour down parched throats.
NEWS
February 28, 2006
The Hagerstown Suns will hold tryouts for the singing of the national anthem and for the position of public address announcer for the 2006 season at Valley Mall on Saturday, March 18. Registration for all participants will begin at 8:45 a.m. in the Valley Mall Food Court. The auditions begin at 10. The national anthem auditions are open to all participants 5 years of age or older. Approximately 50 winners will be selected from the competition to sing or play the national anthem before a Suns game this season.
NEWS
July 2, 2005
WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport town museum committee will honor town founder Brigadier General Otho Holland Williams on Monday, July 4, at 11 a.m., at the Riverview Cemetery as part of daylong events celebrating Independence Day. The holiday festivities move to Byron Memorial Park at 7:30 p.m. Following a welcome and invocation at 7:45 p.m., Shannon Draper will sing the national anthem. An AMVETS honor guard will bring in the colors, and the Williamsport Community Band will perform at 8 p.m. Fireworks in the park start at 9:15 p.m. People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE and MARLO BARNHART | June 30, 2005
The nation's independence will be celebrated with music, food, festivals and fireworks at various Tri-State area events. Friday The Shepherdstown (W.Va.) Fire Department's carnival will have fireworks at 10:45 p.m. The carnival grounds are behind the fire department on W.Va. 45 west of Shepherdstown. For more information, call 304-876-2311. The Gettysburg Fire Department Carnival will have fireworks at 11 p.m. at Gettysburg Recreation Park. For more information, call 1-800-337-5015.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE and MARLO BARNHART | June 28, 2005
The nation's independence will be celebrated with music, food, festivals and fireworks at various Tri-State area events. Friday, July 1 The Shepherdstown (W.Va.) Fire Department's carnival will have fireworks at 10:45 p.m. The carnival grounds are behind the fire department on W.Va. 45 west of Shepherdstown. For more information, call 1-304-876-2311. The Gettysburg Fire Department Carnival will have fireworks at 11 p.m. at Gettysburg Recreation Park. For more information, call 1-800-337-5015.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | March 20, 2005
martinsburg@herald-mail.com HALFWAY - Some of those who performed the national anthem Saturday sang the wrong words or stumbled over the lyrics and lost their place, creating an awkward silence. One performer didn't sing a single word, but still managed to woo the crowd. Melissa Lloyd, a senior at North Hagerstown High School, played the anthem on her trumpet. After she finished and walked off the stage, a man whispered "outstanding" to her as she passed him. A woman applauded and commented to her companion, "That one I loved.
NEWS
March 7, 2005
Frostburg plans meetings for graduate teaching programs Frostburg State University will present two information meetings for prospective applicants for its Master of Arts in Teaching programs, both elementary and secondary, at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, 32 W. Washington St., on Tuesday, March 15, and again on Thursday, March 31. Both sessions are at 6:30 p.m. in room 124-125. ยท The Master of Arts in Teaching - Elementary is offered at the Hagerstown campus.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | November 11, 2004
The South Hagerstown High School principal and band director refused Wednesday to explain why a decision was made to have the band skip performing at Friday's annual football game between the school and its crosstown rival, North Hagerstown High School. The decision for the South High band not to play occurred at the school level, South High Principal Richard Akers said. The school is not required to have the band play at the game, he said. "We had an internal issue we had to take care of," Akers said.
NEWS
by KATE COLEMAN | October 5, 2004
katec@herald-mail.com Seventeen-year-old Clear Spring High School senior Ryan Chaney and Katie Sigler, 16, a junior, are clarinet players, but they won't be playing their instruments tonight at the 28th annual Showcase of Bands. As drum majors, they will be leading the 82-member Clear Spring band in "The Star-Spangled Banner" as well as in the school's segment of the program, titled "Swing, Swing, Swing. " Ryan will be on the podium this evening at School Stadium in Hagerstown.
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