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by LAURA ERNDE | March 18, 2004
laurae@herald-mail.com Over the objection of Republicans, including Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, the Maryland Senate on Wednesday voted to begin taxing salty snacks such as potato chips, pretzels and nuts for the first time in seven years. The Senate voted to revive the 5 percent sales tax on snacks, arguing it was needed to raise more money because Ehrlich underestimated expenses in his $23.6 billion spending plan. Ehrlich's office said the governor opposes the sales tax increase and will work to try to remove it from the spending plan, which has not yet received final approval from the legislature.
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NEWS
July 4, 2005
Power over pain picnic A power over pain picnic will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Martin L. "Marty" Snook Memorial Park, pavilion one, Hagers-town. There will be free hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks and potato chips. The picnic is sponsored by American Pain Foundation and Maryland Pain Initiative. For information, call Shannon Leidig at 1-301-393-4855 or go to www.painfoundation.org on the Web. Veterans' health fair MARTINSBURG, W.Va.
NEWS
August 5, 2003
Friends of Washington County Rural Heritage Museum invites the public to a "Spud-Fest" at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Rural Heritage Museum, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown on Md. 65. Potatoes were planted in the spring and will be harvested during "Spud-Fest," by a horse-drawn plow. Families are encouraged to come and help pick up the potatoes, which will be used to demonstrate how homemade potato chips are made. A picnic lunch will be served at 1 p.m. The menu includes hot dogs, baked beans and lemonade.
NEWS
March 7, 1998
For the next three weekends, shoppers at the Martin's Food Market on the Dual Highway can shoot three basketball free throws for one dollar, earning prizes for themselves and revenue for Food Resources Inc. Sponsored by the store, Coca-Cola and Martin's Potato Chips, the basketball shoot-out will be today and Sunday, March 14 and 15, and March 21 and 22. Saturday hours will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and from 1-5 p.m. Sundays. All contestants receive a free coke and bag of chips.
NEWS
August 28, 2008
Fall film festival Shepherdstown Film Society kicks off its fall season with "Persepolis," a 2007 coming-of-age film nominated for an Academy Award for best animated feature film. 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall. Discussion follows movie. Go to www.shepherdstownfilmsociety.org . Spud Fest Children help harvest potatoes the old-fashioned way, then snack on homemade potato chips. Starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Washington County Rural Heritage Museum.
NEWS
August 8, 2005
The Herald-Mail Co. Erin Cunningham has joined The Herald-Mail Co. as a police reporter. A graduate of Elon (N.C.) University, she worked most recently for the Frederick (Md.) News-Post, covering fire and rescue, police and transportation stories, among other things. Also in the newsroom, Chad Trovinger has joined the staff as a graphic artist. Trovinger has been with the company as a graphic artist in display advertising since 1999. Trovinger has won multiple Maryland-Delaware-D.
NEWS
August 24, 2004
The Friends of Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will hold the second annual Spud Fest on Saturday, Aug. 28, beginning at 10 a.m. Potatoes planted this past spring will be harvested after the ground is turned by a horse-drawn plow. All are invited to the event to help pick up the potatoes. Prizes will be awarded to children for the largest, smallest, most unusually-shaped, and most potatoes picked up. Other children's activities include face painting and balloon sculpting.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | August 26, 2004
SHARPSBURG - The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum will sponsor Spud Fest - a celebration of old-fashioned potato farming - in conjunction with the antique tractor show at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center near Sharpsburg. The event - which will start at 10 a.m. Saturday - will feature the digging of potatoes by a horse-drawn plow. Families are encouraged to help pick up the potatoes, with prizes awarded to youngsters for the most, largest, smallest and most unusually shaped potatoes collected.
NEWS
November 2, 1999
By The Associated Press Tailgate parties are as cheery a part of football as the point after touchdown. They can be beer-swilling barbecue feasts with fans in complete regalia and painted faces. Or they can be refined affairs featuring prepared meals served on the best china, with linen napkins and wine goblets. cont. from lifestyle Here's a suggestion from the Culinary Institute of America: a simple make-ahead menu for a cool-weather picnic to serve from your tailgate.
NEWS
April 18, 2006
SHARPSBURG - About 40 children, with some guidance from parents, planted potatoes the old-fashioned way near here Saturday. The Friends of the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum held its annual potato-planting event. Percheron Draft horses Sam and Molly were loaned to help plow, harrow, furrow and cover over the planted potatoes. The horses are owned by Jamie and Cristi Baker of Big Pool. Also donating to the effort was Wm. Gower & Son, which gave 100 pounds of seed potatoes.
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