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BY SARAH MULLIN | April 30, 2002 MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A public hearing will be held during the May 9 Berkeley County Commission meeting to give area residents a chance to comment on the county's planned, multi-million-dollar purchase of the former Blue Ridge Outlet Center. Public comments will be heard before the Berkeley County Building Commission approves or turns down the third and final reading of the ordinance authorizing the issuance of $5 million toward the purchase, renovation and equipping of the former outlets, Commission President Howard Strauss said.
by JENNIFER FITCH | August 14, 2007
WAYNESBORO, PA. - One of the largest commercial buildings in downtown Waynesboro is in the midst of a nearly $1 million overhaul by its new owners. The Outlet Barn, once a popular destination for metropolitan shoppers, has been mostly vacant in recent years. "The building is a good old building, but it needs some love," Kevin Ryckis said. He and his wife, Suria, were looking to open a Gold's Gym, and the Carlisle, Pa., couple felt Waynesboro was the right fit. "We saw this building, and it was meant to be," Kevin Ryckis said.
April 15, 1999
Maryland Film Festival Featuring more than 45 films plus shorts John Waters will host "Boom!" with Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Noel Coward; Mayor Kurt Schmoke will host two screenings of "The Godfather"; Screenwriter Robert Towne will introduce "Without Limits," his film about American runner Steve Prefontaine. Thursday, April 22, to Sunday, April 25, times vary Four Baltimore locations Information: Tickets for most films are $10 and are available at ProTix outlets.
August 18, 2013
Name of business: Andrea Carmona French Macaron Owners: Jorge and Andrea Carmona Address: Food court at 486 Premium Outlets Blvd., Hagerstown Opening date: Sept. 17, 2012 Products and services: Andrea Carmona French macarons are prepared with the greatest dedication to quality, using the best ingredients from across the globe to create our macaron fillings. Fine French chocolates like Valrhona, and chocolates from Belgium, Switzerland and Germany are used, along with delicious fruits for a marvelous and glamorous final product.
By DAVE McMILLION | | April 29, 2013
Police chased three men through a parking lot at Hagerstown Premium Outlets on Monday afternoon and a Maryland State Police cruiser was rammed after police responded to the shopping outlets as part of counterfeit investigation, a Maryland State Police spokesman said. Authorities received complaints about counterfeit money being passed at stores in the Premium Outlets, Sgt. R. Embly said. Police responded to the Premium Outlets at 12:30 p.m. and became involved in the pursuit of three men, Embly said.
April 29, 2013
Police apprehended a Hagerstown man in a dressing room in the Eddie Bauer store and caught another Hagerstown man near the Timberland store in the Hagerstown Premium Outlets Monday afternoon following a robbery at the Washington County Teachers Federal Credit Union on Virginia Avenue. Police swarmed the outlets when Joshua Andre Lockley and Cruz Daniel Maldonado were apprehended, and people who were shopping at the time stopped and watched the situation unfold. Lockley, 28, of 424 N. Locust St., and Maldonado, 21, of 398 Bryan Place, were being held in the county's central booking facility Monday night waiting to see a district commissioner, a spokeswoman said.
December 24, 2012
An electrical outlet malfunction was suspected of causing a Saturday morning fire on Big Pool Road that displaced four adults and a child, according to deputy state fire marshal. The family has moved into another residence, Clear Spring Volunteer Fire Co. member Eric Reid said Monday morning. “The community really stepped up,” Reid said. Plenty of clothing and toys have been donated to help the family of Stephen Wood, Reid said. The family has moved to a home on Indian Springs Road where the owner has agreed to donate the first three months' rent to allow the family to get back on its feet, Reid said.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | November 21, 2012
Door-busters, bargains and sales - oh my! Black Friday is just hours away and area retailers - including most stores at the Valley Mall and Hagerstown Premium Outlets - are gearing up for midnight openings on the biggest holiday shopping day of the year. But some will be opening up even earlier, operating with extended hours on Thanksgiving Day as a direct result of the tendencies and demand seen in recent years from shoppers eager to find the best deals on holiday gifts, according to some area retail officials.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | July 31, 2012
During a speech in April, Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley spoke of a goal to establish four-year degree programs in education, business administration and nursing for part-time, nontraditional students in Martinsburg, W.Va., by the fall of 2013. Now, because of misfortunes befalling Mountain State University, Shepherd could open a Martinsburg satellite campus as early as January. Shepherd officials are taking a hard look at buying or leasing Mountain State University's classroom and administrative facility in the converted former Tanger Outlet mall building at 214 Viking Way, Shepherd University spokeswoman Valerie Owens said this week.
By SHADAE PAUL | Special to The Herald-Mail | July 6, 2012
The magic of live theater triumphs on stage as children from all around the region participate in the Waynesboro Children's Theatre Troupe's annual productions. These large-scale musicals that incorporate elaborate costumes, set design and choreographed numbers originated from one man's appreciation for the art of theatre. Stephen Kulla, 48, of Waynesboro, Pa., the organization's founder and director, is an avid proponent of the importance of theater for youth. The Waynesboro Children's Theatre Troupe is not only an arena for children's theatrical expression, it is also a way for those involved to build confidence and self-esteem.
June 3, 2012
Name of business: Hearty Pet Owner: Tracy Blair; manager is Tory Burch Address: 727 Premium Outlets Blvd., Hagerstown Opening date: October  2011 Products and services: High-quality pet supplies, including food, treats, toys, leashes, collars, supplements and grooming Target market: Pet owners in Hagerstown and surrounding areas How did you get into your business, and what motivated you...
April 29, 2012
Hearty Pet is having an official grand opening for its retail store in Suite 727 at Hagerstown Premium Outlets on May 12 and 13, and pets are welcome guests. More than $3,000 worth of pet products will be raffled off throughout the weekend. There will be multiple baskets up for grabs ranging in value from about $30 to $1,000. Customers will have the opportunity to win their pets goodies from companies such as Weruva, EVO, Innova, World's Best Cat Litter, The Honest Kitchen, Orijen, Acana and Canidae.
July 7, 2011
Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar will be at Hagerstown Premium Outlets south of Hagerstown Friday to sign autographs during the grand opening of a Longaberger Factory Store. In addition to Kosar, Longaberger CEO Tami Longaberger will be at the event, which is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon. Kosar was quarterback for the Browns from 1985 to 1993 and played in three AFC Championship games. He also led the University of Miami to a national championship during the 1983-84 season.
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