August 10, 2013
The 300 gallons of peach ice cream turned for the small community's popular two-day festival in northern Washington County was in high demand, too. Some things never change, thankfully. “Pretty much tastes the same ... creamy,” said Gloria Robinson, smiling as she and her husband, Vince, savored the last of their frozen treat served in a small white Styrofoam bowl at Leitersburg Ruritan Community Park. The festival, the Leitersburg Ruritan Club's largest annual fundraiser, continues Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., in the park behind Leitersburg Fire Hall.
March 2, 2013
Once you met Margaret “Ann” Terrett, you were a friend for life. “I think the most important thing - when you met Mom for the first time, you might not know her, but when you left, you were a friend,” said son Robert “Bobby” Terrett of Keedysville. She didn't like to be called Margaret, though, so husband Robert “Bob” Terrett only called her Margaret when he wanted to get a rise out of her. Ann Garner was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Greenbelt, Md., the third of six children.
August 18, 2012
Washington County Horse Council open horse show Open to riders of all ages and skill levels. Registration at 8 a.m., school until 8:45 a.m., classes at 9 a.m. Warm-up jumps are provided outside the ring for additional schooling. Food will be sold. Today. Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. The public is invited to watch. Go to www.wchorsecouncil.org . Tomato Festival The festival will offer activities for all ages and a challenge for local gardeners to grow the best-tasting tomato variety.
August 13, 2012
1. Into the wild blue yonder Open Airplane Afternoon, sponsored by Hagerstown Aviation Museum, will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Hagerstown Aircraft Services, 14235 Oak Springs Road, Hagerstown.. Several museum aircraft will be on display and the Fairchild C-82 and C-119 Flying Boxcar, pictured, will be open to the public. Free, donations accepted. Go to www.hagerstownaviationmuseum.org or call 301-733-8717. 2. Tomorrow, tomorrow The musical “Annie” closes this weekend.
August 13, 2012
PennDOT announces road projects this week CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County office of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announces the following work schedule through Friday: Pipe replacement on Harbaugh Church Road in Washington Township Building headwalls on Mercersburg Road in Montgomery Township and Horse Valley Road in Fannett Township Skin patching on Black Gap Road in Greene Township and...
August 7, 2012
St. Paul's Reformed and Lutheran Churches will hold a peach festival Saturday, Aug. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. The church is on U.S. 40, three miles east of Clear Spring. The festival will include peach pies (made with fresh peaches), sliced peaches, country ham sandwiches, steamers, hot dogs, hand-dipped ice-cream, ham and bean soup, vegetable soup, chicken corn soup, drinks (including peach tea), and a baked-goods table. There will be an inflatable bounce for children. Proceeds will benefit vacation Bible school. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call Glenda Drury at 301-790-2686.
April 3, 2012
Participating chefs and restaurateurs and their menus include: Roger Tappen (Flavors of the Caribbean: Island slaw, West Indies festival cake, shrimp and yellow rice and Caribbean jerk barbecued pork drumsticks); Tom Boock of The Cottage (original, gold fever and chicken wings, Fat Tommy's and other dry rub styles of ribs); Grayson Bowman (flavors of New Orleans: shrimp, chicken and andouille jambalaya, crabmeat creole, red beans and rice, crawfish and corn macque choux, bourbon pecan pie)
November 1, 2011
For the last few days, many people, young and old, have been participating in Halloween-related activities. They dressed in costumes, attended parties and consumed candy. Some people even decorated their yards and homes for the festivities. Whether or not you celebrated the holiday, you might have unknowingly decorated for it if you have a peach tree in your yard. Go outside and take a peek. Do you have any brown shriveled seeds hanging from your tree or laying on the ground?
September 27, 2011
This snack combines healthful peaches with sugar-free Jell-O for a sweet dessert. The recipe is courtesy of June Stolins, a member of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, Maryland chapter No. 0308. TOPS is a national nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization, which was founded in 1948. TOPS encourages healthy eating, regular exercise, as well as supplying wellness information, recognizing members and offers weekly chapter support. For more information about TOPS, call June at 301-582-4821.
August 13, 2011
What: Leitersburg Peach Festival When: Today, noon to 5 p.m. Where: Ruritan Community Park, 21431 Leiter St., Leitersburg