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May 11, 2008
On April 26, Boats, Bikes and Bowers held a poker run for both boating enthusiasts and motorcyclists. The money raised will benefit the birthday fund for the boys of Shiningtree Children's Home. Stops, prizes and special events were sponsored by Sunset Tavern, Windy Hill Restaurant, Nexgen Hobby, Family Recreation Center, Sky Room Lounge, Whitetail Ski Resort, Simply Self-Storage, Wetsuit Wearhouse, Primerica Financial Services, Williamsport Fire and Rescue, Black Dog Motorcycles, 106.9 FM, and Bowers Marine Sales.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 17, 2010
Deciding between a "choo-choo or a pumpkin" for Christmas posed a serious dilemma for 2-year-old Connor Friday night at the Kids for Christmas program. Mom, Devon Silver, helped him decide. "Connor, you only want a pumpkin so you can make faces at it," Silver said. The Silver family, including parents Devon and Cody, Alexis, 9, Jessica, 8, Hunter, 7, Hannah, 5 and Connor, joined more than 60 other children and their parents at the eighth annual Kids for Christmas event in the community hall of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | May 21, 2009
BOONSBORO -- "She's More," "She Thinks She Needs Me," "You Won't Ever Be Lonely" ... Andy Griggs' most popular songs have been love songs, but he didn't set out to be pegged as a "love-song kind of guy. " "It's not that I'm thinking of that when I'm recording. That's usually what record labels end up releasing on me," Griggs said during a recent phone interview. "It is what it is. You certainly can't really 'get' my music and understand my standpoint if you only listen to the singles on the radio," said Griggs, who writes some of his songs.
NEWS
May 3, 2007
· Charles Town Races & Slots officials said Wednesday that Jefferson County Schools could receive as much as $4.5 million a year. · The racetrack has already built a 30,000-square-foot "shell" to house table games. · Projecting a February 2008 start-up of games if the table games referendum passes. · Blackjack would be the primary game offered with six to eight games of craps, roulette and possibly poker.
NEWS
October 9, 2012
Group that stages medieval sword battles to continue using Funkstown park for practices FUNKSTOWN - The local Amtgard chapter, which stages medieval-style sword battles, may continue to use Funkstown Community Park on Sundays for practices until the beginning of April, Funkstown Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said Monday. The Town Council will decide whether to continue letting the group use that park near the end of that time period, Haynes said. Last May, the council gave the group permission to continue to use part of the park for practices on Sundays, on a trial basis.
NEWS
August 12, 2006
Battlefield tour is tonight South Mountain State Battlefield and Friends of South Mountain State Battlefield will present "After the Battle" a candlelight tour of the South Mountain Battlefield at Crampton's Gap from 7:30 to 10 p.m. today. Meet at Gathland State Park. Join historians and reenactors to learn more about this critical battle during the Maryland Campaign of 1862. Tours will leave from the Gathland pavilion every 15 minutes. The cost is $5 for adults; free for ages 11 and younger.
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | June 11, 2002
Even as the president of the Mountaineer Racetrack pushes for the addition of "table games" to his facility's stable of gambling devices, a growing number of people in the state are struggling with a gambling addiction. The problem was explored last week in an Associated Press series called "Vegas in the Hills. " The series notes that while the state of West Virginia has never studied how many gambling addicts the state has, more than 650 people have called for help since the state launched a 24-hour hotline back in August of 2000.
NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | February 28, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The bullet that killed Trisiviah Rodriguez on July 31, 2006, was meant for men known as Izzy and Poker, a witness testified Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court. The testimony came during the second day of the trial for Demetrius "Meach" Pierre McDaniels, who is charged with first-degree felony murder, first-degree murder and second-degree murder in the 20-year-old woman's death. Courtney Smith, 15, testified that she was sitting with friends she called Izzy and Poker on an East Franklin Street porch, and that Rodriguez was with them.
NEWS
September 8, 2000
Thumbs up, thumbs down 9/9 To Zachary Bennett, a 17-year-old Clear Spring High School student who placed in the national top 10 of the Future Business Leaders of America competition. Look out, Bill Gates! To Sharpsburg Mayor George Kesler, who says he's calling it quits this coming January after serving 12 years on the Town Council and four as mayor. That's a lot of service to the town and a lot of missed time at home. Thanks, mayor. To Middletown, Md., poultry farmer Randy Sowers, who's throwing a lot of the eggs he produced into his manure pit because an egg surplus has driven prices down.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | March 10, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Paul Horn enthusiastically embraced the idea of casino-style table games at Charles Town Races & Slots Wednesday. "I knew this would eventually happen," said Horn, a professional poker player and owner of Filly's Bar and Grill along Fifth Avenue behind the track. Horn said he supports the idea of having table games at the track, believing it will bring an "elite crowd" to the track and help the state stay competitive with other states such as Pennsylvania, which is poised to turn on thousands of slot machines this year.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | June 19, 2013
When Wesley Mellott and Andrew Glessner talk about how small their production crew was for their first movie, “Blind Circumstances,” the pair isn't kidding.    “Most of the time there was me and one other person and maybe another person, and that was it,” said Mellott, 23, of Needmore, Pa. “We had me running the camera, the actor in front of me and the guy recording the sound and that was basically it.”   And as 26-year-old...
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LIFESTYLE
May 28, 2013
Life for Alli Poker Run will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Creekside Inn, 1225 Security Road. There will be prizes for best hands, raffles, door prizes, food and live band. Registration costs $15, $25 for couples. For more information, contact Linda Rogers at 717-328-9312 or life4alli@gmail.com.
NEWS
October 9, 2012
Group that stages medieval sword battles to continue using Funkstown park for practices FUNKSTOWN - The local Amtgard chapter, which stages medieval-style sword battles, may continue to use Funkstown Community Park on Sundays for practices until the beginning of April, Funkstown Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said Monday. The Town Council will decide whether to continue letting the group use that park near the end of that time period, Haynes said. Last May, the council gave the group permission to continue to use part of the park for practices on Sundays, on a trial basis.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 30, 2011
The Alans were out in force on their Harleys for Saturday's Martinsburg American Legion Riders Group's annual Toys for Tots Poker Run. Alan Rannals, Alan Rannals II and Alan Rannals III - grandfather, father and son - all are named for movie star Alan Ladd. Alan Rannals, 61, or "Iron Butt," as he's known by fellow Harley riders, was one of the oldest riders in Saturday's fundraiser for the Christmas toy program. He is a Vietnam War veteran and a Legion member. Rannals was born in Hollywood, Calif., the second youngest of nine children.
NEWS
July 28, 2011
The Martinsburg American Legion Riders will host their second annual Toys for Tots Poker Run on Saturday. The ride starts at the VIP Sports Bar and Grill on Eagle School Road near the intersection with Veronica Street. The event begins with an all-you-can-eat breakfast at 7 a.m. at the VIP Sports Bar followed by the Veterans Combined Honor Guard providing a 21-gun salute and a rendition of taps. The breakfast costs $6 a person Following a safety briefing, the first bikes will ride out at 10 a.m. with the remaining bikes to leave at 10:30, according to Brian Tolstyka, director of the Martinsburg American Legion Riders Group.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 17, 2011
Representatives who say they are affiliated with the World Poker Tournament Amateur Poker League are trying to get permission to hold poker games at area bars. During a hearing Wednesday before the Washington County liquor board, Tony Vista and Mary Hagemann said they want to stage the events to benefit a local charity to be named later. Vista said they wanted to distribute prizes and possibly cash to the winners, but said they wanted to be careful not to break the law. "We'll come in there for three or four hours, provide free music and provide some entertainment for the general public to come in and raise some money for a charity,"  Vista said.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 17, 2010
Deciding between a "choo-choo or a pumpkin" for Christmas posed a serious dilemma for 2-year-old Connor Friday night at the Kids for Christmas program. Mom, Devon Silver, helped him decide. "Connor, you only want a pumpkin so you can make faces at it," Silver said. The Silver family, including parents Devon and Cody, Alexis, 9, Jessica, 8, Hunter, 7, Hannah, 5 and Connor, joined more than 60 other children and their parents at the eighth annual Kids for Christmas event in the community hall of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.
NEWS
December 20, 2009
o If you like reading Tim Rowland, you'll love watching him. See what else Tim has to say I had a difficult time believing in such a thing as acid rain until the balsam forests in the mountains where I like to hike turned brown, and what had been rich fishing holes became sterile pools of lifeless water. Still, the notion of making up one's mind on the basis of firsthand information - and not on the basis of someone else's say-so - has a lot going for it. Too many people have agendas, too many people have axes to grind and too many people have money riding on the outcome to put your full faith and confidence into ideas of which you have no direct knowledge.
NEWS
November 10, 2009
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 21-year-old Michigan poker professional who chose cards over college won the World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas early Tuesday, winning $8.55 million and becoming the youngest player to win the tournament in its 40-year history. Joe Cada of Shelby Township, Mich., turned over a pair of nines early after 46-year old Darvin Moon called his all-in wager with a suited queen-jack, setting up an about-even race for most of the chips on the table. But a board of two sevens, a king, an eight and a deuce didn't connect with either player's cards and gave Cada the win. "I ran really well and I never really thought this was possible," Cada said.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | May 21, 2009
BOONSBORO -- "She's More," "She Thinks She Needs Me," "You Won't Ever Be Lonely" ... Andy Griggs' most popular songs have been love songs, but he didn't set out to be pegged as a "love-song kind of guy. " "It's not that I'm thinking of that when I'm recording. That's usually what record labels end up releasing on me," Griggs said during a recent phone interview. "It is what it is. You certainly can't really 'get' my music and understand my standpoint if you only listen to the singles on the radio," said Griggs, who writes some of his songs.
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