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By TAMELA BAKER | May 16, 2004
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - The desegregation decision handed down in Brown v. Board of Education resulted in sweeping changes in education and in American society as a whole. But in an intriguing twist of history, it also contributed to the demise of one of the nation's first integrated schools. "It's just something ironically that happened," said Guinevere Roper, a park ranger at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Roper regularly tells park visitors about the college that once occupied several buildings on Camp Hill in Harpers Ferry.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | April 19, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - It started about 25 years ago with one of Todd Bolton's regular trips to the Washington County Free Library. He ran across Bob Peterson's "Only the Ball was White," about the Negro Leagues. Being a baseball fan who studied American history in college, Bolton was surprised that he had never heard of the Negro Leagues. "I was excited about it," Bolton said. "At the same time, I was angry. How could I go through a quarter century of life and not have heard about the Negro League.
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April 1, 2005
Jazz and blues Red Holloway presents an evening of jazz and blues. Also, Stack-O-Blues and the Blue Comets, led by Pete Lancaster. Today, 8 p.m. Quality Inn ballroom, 4328 William L. Wilson Freeway, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. $20 at the door. Call 1-304-535-6881 or 1-800-821-5206. Proceeds from the concert will support the 2006 Niagara Movement Centennial commemoration at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Ozark Jubilee Comedian and fiddler Doofus Doolittle, also known as Randy Newman, presents a concert and comedy show.
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July 27, 2006
Today Registration for HCC fall classes Hagerstown Community College will host registration for fall classes. Waynesboro Hospital, education classroom - 2 to 4:30 p.m. today. Classes include music appreciation on Mondays, beginning composition on Tuesdays, and English composition on Thursdays. Classes meets from 7 to 9:45 p.m. and is open to any HCC student. Chambersburg Hospital, classroom I - 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 31. Classes include developmental English on Mondays, English composition on Tuesdays, medical terminology on Wednesdays and introduction to sociology on Thursdays.
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August 11, 2006
Monday, Aug. 14 Summer sampler in Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Beginning drawing for teens through adults will be offered in Charles Town from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 14, 21 and 28. $35. All classes will be held at the firehall/visitors center in downtown Charles Town. Registration is required. Call Judy Chesley at 304-725-1242. Wednesday, Aug. 16 Art classes Bob Savidge will teach the following art classes: Pen and ink, 11 a.m. Sumi brush painting, noon Cartoon drawing, 1 p.m. The one-hour classes meet Wednesdays through Aug. 30. Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown.
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By Kate Coleman | March 5, 2006
I recently witnessed some living history. No, I didn't go to a Civil War battle re-enactment or visit the nearby Fort Frederick. I attended the fourth annual Black History Month Jazz Heritage Concert in Shepherdstown, W.Va., which featured Butch Ballard and Buddy Catlett with the Howard Burns Quartet. Ballard, 87, is a drummer whose career spans more than 70 years. He's played with jazz legends Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Seventy-two-year-old Catlett has played bass professionally for more than 50 years.
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BY KATE COLEMAN | April 4, 2002
katec@herald-mail.com "The music business has been good to me," said Cash McCall. And Cash McCall has been good to the music business. By his latest count, he's written 437 songs. He's been traveling for the last four decades and is still on the road six or seven months a year. This week the 61-year-old guitarist will perform in a Friday, April 5, Blues Heritage Concert at the Cliffside Inn Ballroom in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. McCall - born Morris Dollison Jr. in Missouri - started singing at age 12 in a Baptist church.
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February 14, 2006
Thanks, neighbors Mr. Phil Burgan asked me to pass along this message of appreciation and great thanks to friends, co-workers, and family who extended their well wishes during his recent illness - he greatly appreciated everyone's thoughtfulness and concern! Heart beat Don't forget that tomorrow is the celebrated day of love and amor - Valentine's Day! Be sure to let all the sweeties in your life know how much you care about them! Here's wishing you and your family a happy Valentine's Day!
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