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NEWS
December 2, 2009
"Cursive writing is not obsolete or outdated. It is very important for an individual to have neat, legible writing for letters, forms and documents. What concerns me is that second-graders should be perfecting and learning to reduce the size of their printing. Cursive writing should continue to be a third-grade skill for an entire year, because the muscles which involve fine motor skills are better developed at that age. " - Smithsburg "If the federal government succeeds in fining or imprisoning people for failing to have health insurance, how long will it be until Congress decides - in the public interest, of course - to apply the same rules to anyone not owning a late-model car?"
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NEWS
December 1, 2004
A Moravian Putz nativity scene is on display at the Jonathan Hager House in City Park during its German Christmas celebration. Traditionally, nativity scenes took up a whole room and an object was hidden somewhere in the scene. It was thought that after looking for the hidden object, viewers would have a better understanding of the scene's true meaning. The German Christmas celebration continues through Sunday, Jan. 2. Hours at Jonathan Hager House are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
NEWS
December 13, 1997
Nativity to come alive in Williamsport By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer Editor's note: The Herald-Mail Co. is highlighting 12 different individuals or groups who make a difference to others during the holiday season. WILLIAMSPORT - Each year area residents by the hundreds are treated to a Christmas nativity scene of live actors, music and narration at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church. Children play Mary, Joseph and other parts from the biblical story of the birth of Jesus Christ, and live animals fill out the cast.
NEWS
December 3, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT -- On Dec. 2, the Ladies of Harley group mailed 50 boxes to military personnel overseas for the Christmas holidays. "We take the names of local soldiers for these care packages," said Roberta Nave, president of the ladies group that is affiliated with Harley-Davidson Chapter 1544 in Williamsport. A typical package contains a Christmas tree, nativity scene, garlands, candy canes, nuts, a canned ham accompanied by a full nonperishable Christmas dinner, cards and personal items not always available in a war zone.
NEWS
December 21, 2009
HAMMOND, La. (AP) -- Not content with simple, static manger displays, some churches are turning the familiar Christmas Nativity scene into elaborate "mega-Nativities" with detailed costumes and more action. At Emmanuel Baptist Church in Alexandria, La., for instance, visitors are guided on a "Pilgrimage to Bethlehem" by the character Abraham of Jericho, who walks the audience through scenes of beggar children stealing fruit or Roman soldiers arresting a man who refuses to carry their packs.
NEWS
by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | February 21, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com MONT ALTO, Pa. - Serious train collectors and people who occasionally lay out a train set for their children or grandchildren could browse through all sorts of train-related paraphernalia Sunday afternoon at the Mont Alto Volunteer Fire Co. The Waynesboro (Pa.) Lions Club welcomed 30 to 40 vendors to its fourth annual train show, according to Dave McCarney, chairman of the event. "This is a flea market for train stuff," Lions club member Mike Toms of Waynesboro said.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | November 23, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -When Christmas in Shepherdstown started more than 15 years ago, it was a Victorian-style celebration with carolers dressed like Charles Dickens characters. Gone is the Dickensian apparel, but traditions such as lighting the tree and selling roasted chestnuts continue, says Donn Marshall, a member of the community nonprofit board that organizes Christmas in Shepherdstown. Christmas in Shepherdstown is Friday through Sunday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 3. The event provides a sense of community, Marshall says.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | November 26, 2007
Today Jeff Latta will watch out. He certainly won't cry. He's not going to pout. And I'll tell you why. He's a U.S. Marine. So he'll already have a plan when he starts to decorate his girlfriend's front yard with approximately 1,500 lights today. He's tested the lights and sketched out how to line them up. He's prepared for blown fuses. He's done this before. He's even placed in contests for holiday dcor. And all because he was impressed by his paper carrier's holiday decorations 25 years ago and wanted to try something like that himself.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | December 11, 2009
FUNKSTOWN -- The inaugural bonfire at the annual Olde Tyme Christmas celebration Friday in Funkstown was reduced to a controlled burn to prevent blowing embers from spoiling the holiday fun. Bob Rodgers, a member of the Olde Tyme Christmas committee, said organizers of the event decided to have a bonfire this year at Funkstown Community Park because the space has gone unused during celebrations in the past. "We have this whole big park and nothing goes on," Rodgers said. "We just wanted to bring things out here.
NEWS
December 1, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- Smithsburg Home Town Christmas begins Sunday with a tree lighting. Most of the events will be Saturday, Dec. 12. Sunday, Dec. 6 5:30 to 8 p.m.: Tree lighting at Veterans Park on Water Street. Following the tree lighting, Santa will be at the Smithsburg Fire Hall to greet children. Refreshments will be available. Friday, Dec. 11 6 to 8 p.m.: Smithsburg Home Town Christmas house-decorating contest. The categories are residential entryway, and residential house and lawn.
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