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Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | June 7, 2011
Pen Mar Park's summer concert series has started and this week's featured group is The Dave Winter Group. The event takes place Sunday at Pen Mar Park from 2 to 5 p.m. AARP chapter meets Tuesday AARP Chapter 623 will hold its spring luncheon Tuesday, June 14, at 1:15 p.m. at Ryan's Buffet on Garland Groh Boulevard in Hagerstown. The chapter will not meet in July or August.  News about the fall schedule will be announced in late August. Class of 1966 plans 45th class reunion The Smithsburg High School Class of 1966 will hold its 45th reunion Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Savoy Banquet Room in Waynesboro, Pa. The reunion committee is seeking contact information for the following classmates: Benjamin Albert Henry, Barbara Rae Hollar, Ralph Lee Ivey, Elaine Louise (Kelly)
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August 25, 2011
The annual Everybody's Day celebration at Pen Mar Park, scheduled for this coming Sunday, has been canceled due to the approach of Hurricane Irene. Jim Powers, who books the musical performers for the Sunday concerts at the park, made the announcement Thursday morning after conferring with Washington County parks and recreation officials. Powers said the possibility of falling trees or other damage from high winds factored into the decision. Everybody's Day is traditionally the most popular event of the year at the park, drawing thousands of people to the park near Cascade.
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Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | July 12, 2011
Organist Jim Powers will play Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pen Mar Park as the summer concert series continues. Smithsburg senior site Smithsburg senior site calendar: Today — Bingo, 10 a.m. Friday — Dominoes, 10 a.m. Monday, July 18 — Poetry readings and word search, 10 a.m. Vacation Bible school "Pandamania! Where God's Word about you!" is the topic of this week's vacation Bible school at Ringgold Church of Christ, 14420 Barkdoll Road.
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By MARIE GILBERT | May 22, 2010
CASCADE -- On nights when the amusement park at Pen Mar was filled to capacity, Zeno Foster escaped from the crowds and the noise by sitting next to the dance pavilion and listening to the music. It was soothing, even to a young boy in knee breeches, he said. He would listen to the shoes sliding across the floor and watch the couples gracefully sweep by. The memories of those summer nights are as vivid as if they were yesterday, Foster said. Trips to Pen Mar were an almost-weekly family event -- an escape from the hot asphalt of Baltimore, where the heat could be stifling, he said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 26, 2013
A cool breeze came up from the deep valley below and the view of Waynesboro, Pa., from atop the mountain at Pen Mar Park was as breathtaking as ever. Darwin Barkdoll of Chambersburg, Pa., stood at the edge of the park's scenic overlook and was picking out parts of his hometown in the distance with a big pair of binoculars. “This is a place I cherish,” said Barkdoll, who used to come to the park as a child to ride on a roller coaster and other attractions. Barkdoll came to the park later in his life when his employer - Landis Tool Co. - used to host Fourth of July celebrations at the park.
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August 30, 2004
Aubrey Sparks, 9, looks for pocket change dropped by Aaron Gordon on the monkey bars during Everybody's Day held Sunday at Pen Mar Park.
NEWS
August 26, 2007
Everybody's Day at Pen Mar Park CASCADE - The Ray Birely Orchestra will perform for Everybody's Day. Pen Mar Park, Cascade. Free. Call 301-791-1551. Williamsport Days WILLIAMSPORT - The C&O Canal National Historical Park and the town of Williamsport host the annual Williamsport Days. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 301-739-4200.
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May 9, 2010
CASCADE --Gladys March said she used to go to Pen Mar Park to study more than 55 years ago. On Sunday, she visited the nostalgic place with her daughter and granddaughter.
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September 6, 2013
Boonesborough Days Craft festival, and food both days, country singers Maria Rose and Danny Elswick perform today, car show and horse-drawn wagon rides on Sunday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Shafer Memorial Park, off Potomac Street, Boonsboro. Free admission. Go to www.boonesboroughdays.com . Heritage Day Live period music, traditional arts and crafts, 19th-century farm life demonstrations, live animals, pottery, handmade brooms, fresh bread baked in the museum house, fly fishing, tinsmithing, quilting demonstrations and more.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | August 26, 2013
A cool breeze came up from the deep valley below and the view of Waynesboro, Pa., from atop the mountain at Pen Mar Park was as breathtaking as ever. Darwin Barkdoll of Chambersburg, Pa., stood at the edge of the park's scenic overlook and was picking out parts of his hometown in the distance with a big pair of binoculars. “This is a place I cherish,” said Barkdoll, who used to come to the park as a child to ride on a roller coaster and other attractions. Barkdoll came to the park later in his life when his employer - Landis Tool Co. - used to host Fourth of July celebrations at the park.
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August 20, 2013
1. Harvest time During Spudfest on Saturday, Aug. 24, potatoes will be harvested by horse-drawn plow and picked up by children for prizes. Other activities: Historic village buildings, machinery demonstrations, potato-themed lunch, children's games and experiments, German four-square garden and artisan bread baking. Event from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Potato picking begins at 11 a.m. Washington County Rural Heritage Museum at Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown.
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Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | August 14, 2013
Residents of the Smithsburg area who are interested in restoring the Town Hall tower are invited to attend the first general meeting of the “Tower Team” on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Town Hall, 21 W. Water St., at 7 p.m. The Tower Team is a group of citizens promoting the effort to put a tower back atop the 120-year-old building that houses the town government and police department.  The tower was removed in the 1980s and vinyl siding was applied...
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Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | August 6, 2013
The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the U.S. Navy Country Current as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 6:15 p.m. at HCC's Alumni Amphitheater. The band is a seven-member country-bluegrass ensemble originally formed in 1973 under the leadership of banjo player Bill Emerson. It is under the direction of banjoist Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson. In support of Navy recruiting, the band tours the U.S. each year and has performed alongside a host of country artists, including Brooks and Dunn, Charlie Daniels, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Alison Krauss, Boots Randolph and the Statler Brothers.
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Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | July 23, 2013
HCC assistant professor publishes children's book Hagerstown Community College assistant English professor Amanda Miller recently published her first children's early reader chapter book, “SuperDylan and the Powers of Just Right.” Miller, an avid poet and fiction writer, said that she was inspired to write the book after reading Barbara Park's “Junie B. Jones” chapter books to her sons. “I felt like 'Junie B's' voice was perfect for a girl in kindergarten, but I was disappointed not to find comparable books with a male narrator of that age. Since my sons are ages 6 and 7, I have a pretty good ear for that voice.
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