April 30, 2013
Glenda McBee Bonfili is a member of Sons and Daughters of Italy. She is of Italian descent. She said this pork recipe has been handed down from her grandmother, Philomena Ferrari Billotti, who Bonfili called "Nona. " "My Italian grandmother grew up in San Genovera De Foria in southern Italy," Bonfili said by email. "She was married to my grandfather, Samuel, had one son and a second child on the way, when Samuel decided to move to America. " Samuel debarked in Boston, then moved to Clarksburg, W.Va., where he had relatives living.
April 11, 2013
Washington County will play host to a professional barbecue competition Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, at Fort Ritchie in Cascade. Dubbed “The Memorial Day Pignic,” the competition will feature 45 to 60 professional barbecue teams from the East Coast competing for more than $7,500 in cash prizes and awards. Many of the teams competing have been featured on the TV show “BBQ Pitmasters” and include the KCBS National Team of...
March 27, 2013
Washington Square United Methodist Church will hold its pork and sauerkraut dinner Saturday, April 13, from 3 to 6 p.m. The menu also includes mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, bread, dessert and drinks. Tickets cost $8 for adults, $3.50 for those ages 6 to 10 and $2 for those ages 3 to 5. It will be eat in or carry out. The church is at 538 Washington Ave. and has parking off the alley near the back entrance. For tickets, call Mike Martin at 301-739-2653. Mission Auxiliary to hold bake sale The Hagerstown Rescue Mission Ladies Auxiliary will hold an Easter bake sale at the thrift store Saturday, March 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The items for sale include cakes, cookies, pies, pickled eggs and other items.
January 20, 2013
“What a wonderful world it would be if each day each one of us would ask God to let us see others and love others the way that He does.” - Hagerstown “After reading the paper today and listening to the news every day, I kind of think that part of the reason our budget is so out of whack is because instead of voting on the bill the way the bill is put into the process, they add all that pork to it all the time. If it was voted on the way it was meant to be, without the pork, then our budget wouldn't be in the trillions like it is. I think that when I make a budget up and I make it for a certain thing, I can't afford to add no pork in it.” - Falling Waters, W.Va.
January 1, 2013
The traditional New Year's Day dinner of pork and sauerkraut came to Franklin County, Pa., by immigrants from Lancaster, Pa., and before that by immigrants from Germany, Robert Windemuth said Tuesday. Windemuth, a history teacher from Chambersburg, Pa., and his wife, Roberta, joined about 600 people at the Fayetteville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Co., where the pork and sauerkraut tradition lived on Tuesday. Fire department members and friends put on annual dinners, including the New Year's feast, which bring in more than $20,000 for the fire department coffers.
December 31, 2012
Kevin Booth will present two Elvis shows and a tribute to Conway Twitty from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at Hagerstown Elks, 11063 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Food is available for purchase and there is a cash bar. $10. Open to ages 18 and older. Event is a fundraiser. For tickets, call the Parent Child Center at 301-791-2224 or purchase at What a Tan, 108 Railway Lane, Hagerstown, or at J&M Grill, 816 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 2. World premiere An advanced screening premiere of Chris Colfer's new film "Struck By Lightning.
May 1, 2012
Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Catering's competition barbecue team, 420Q, have proof its barbecue is tasty. The team, 420Q, was named Maryland State Champion for the second year in a row and overall Grand Champion in the Pork in the Park BBQ Festival held April 20-22, in Salisbury, Md. Jay Reeder, owner and pitmaster of Hempen Hill BBQ and 420Q, competed against 113 professional barbecue competition teams at the nation's second largest Kansas City...
April 1, 2012
Two Eastern Panhandle lawmakers in the state House of Delegates have sworn off pork. Yet there is no guarantee that the state money they have declined to request for local projects, also known as “pork barrel” projects, will not end up being spent elsewhere in the state, according to the House Finance Committee office. For the second consecutive year, Dels. Jonathan Miller, R-Berkeley, and Eric Householder, R-Berkeley/Jefferson, have not filed any requests for Community Participation Project, or CPP, grants on behalf of their constituents.
January 18, 2012
This is a whole breakfast served up in one pan. I'm using scrapple, or as some say pon haus. Scrapple, or what is known by the Pennsylvania Dutch name pon haus, is traditionally a mush of pork scraps and trimmings combined with cornmeal and flour, often buckwheat flour and spices. The mush is formed into a semi-solid congealed loaf, and slices of the scrapple are then pan-fried before serving. Scraps of meat left over from butchering, not used or sold elsewhere, were made into scrapple to avoid waste.