April 19, 2013
People are sharing photos of the quiet streets of Boston on Twitter today.
March 28, 2013
My husband recently reminded me that we should start gathering photos to display at our son's high school graduation celebration. Even though part of me wanted to delay this task in hopes that it would postpone the event, I knew my husband was right. It was time to look for photos. My hat is tipped to scrap-booking enthusiasts. I never seem to be together enough to crop and cut and paste or whatever it is they do at those all-night gatherings. Most of my children's photos from the early days are still in boxes.
March 25, 2013
Students at Hagerstown Community College will exhibit photographic artwork in April at the Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington Str. in Hagerstown. “The Eye Test 2” exhibit will feature artwork by HCC students in Benita Keller's advanced photography class, “Photography for Public Discourse.” The course teaches students about various aspects of fine arts photography, including portrait, event and street photography with commercial applications. Students participating in the exhibition include Bonnie and Daniel Elgin of Hagerstown; Sherry Frey of Chambersburg, Pa.; Stephanie Glover of Hagerstown; Rebecca Hose of Williamsport; George Owens of Chambersburg, Pa.; and David Stealey of Hagerstown.
March 19, 2013
Hearty Pet will host two community events this weekend that will be family friendly and benefit two local pet rescues. A spring-themed pet photo shoot will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Wertman Photography and an Easter egg hunt will be Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. with the egg hunt starting at 2 p.m. Both events are at Hearty Pet. Hearty Pet has teamed up with Hagerstown-based Wertman Photography to help give local residents a...
March 8, 2013
The Larkin Tea Co. is sponsoring a competition to find the best knitted, crocheted or felted wool tea cozy. The pattern does not have to be an original creation. It can be something previously made, and you can enter more than once. Photos will be posted on the company's website, and whoever receives the most votes will win. The winner will receive a selection of Larkin Tea Co. teas, plus tea-related gifts. All participants will receive a package of Larkin tea and a free one-year online/digital subscription to The Tea House Times.
March 7, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 1 p.m. Upton Community Center, 8978 Kuhn Road, Greencastle, Pa. Steamers, tableware and water provided. Bring one hot dish and one cold dish to share, your own beverages, and photos. Games for adults and children, white elephant sale.
March 3, 2013
A reader recently called Mail Call to ask where residents can turn in empty medication bottles. In Hagerstown, plastic containers with numbers one through seven - medicine bottles, milk bottles, water bottles, detergent bottles, shampoo bottles, bleach bottles, etc. - are acceptable recyclables in the city's curb-side program, according to City Engineer Rodney Tissue. Bottles with labels will be accepted, he said, but the lids and medicine should be removed. Washington County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Carly Hose said the sheriff's office accepts leftover medicine and the bottles as part of its Prescription Drug Turn-in Program.
March 2, 2013
Several students at Hagerstown Community College will exhibit work in an upcoming juried photography exhibition sponsored by HCC's Robinwood Players Theater Club. The show will be held from March 8 to 14 at HCC's Kepler Center and will feature more than 40 pieces of student work. Benita Keller, a local fine arts photographer and HCC adjunct instructor, will jury the exhibition. This event is free and open to the public. An opening reception will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
January 23, 2013
It's nighttime on the fabled Outer Banks of North Carolina and a stretch of road from Frisco to Hatteras is swathed in darkness. A few yards from the asphalt are sea oats, sand dunes and half-buried wood-and-wire fences. But in these late hours, nothing is visible. During the day, soft clouds burn pink above the water and, in certain spots, wild mustangs graze on sea grass. This narrow band of sand known as the Outer Banks is a place of serenity and natural beauty - the kind of setting that beckons artists and photographers.
January 21, 2013
Baker to give Civil War lecture “The War You Might Have Overlooked” will be presented by Tamela Baker Thursday Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Baker will be featured as the sixth of 11 speakers in the yearlong Civil War lecture series presented by the museum. The lectures are offered in conjunction with the museum's headline exhibition, “Valley of the Shadow,” commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Dinner will be served in the museum's Kaylor Atrium at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture in the Museum's Bowman Concert Gallery at 7 p.m. The lecture is sponsored in part by a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant and M&T Bank.