March 28, 2013
McCrae Nicole Wright has been selected to represent the West Virginia Horticulture Society at the 86th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Wright is a 2012 graduate of Martinsburg (W.Va.) High School, where she participated in Key Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also was the historian of DECA and a cheerleader. Wright is a freshman majoring in general studies at Shepherd University. Wright was a princess at the 33rd Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival and has participated in dance since the age of 5. Wright is the daughter of Brenda and Brett Wright of Martinsburg and the granddaughter of Canna Crowell of Martinsburg and the late Robert Wright and Jean and John Phillips of Boonsboro.
December 13, 2012
Whitney Winfield was just 8 years old when she first decided she wanted to be in theater. After attending a local performance of "The Sound of Music," she said she got up on stage and said to her mother, 'Mom, find me a play to be in.'" The Naples, Fla., native, now 22, stars as Princess Fiona in "Shrek The Musical," an off-Broadway production based on the Oscar-winning film. The troupe will stop Tuesday, Dec. 18, at H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center on the campus of Shippensburg University in Shippensburg.
October 25, 2012
Just before dusk Thursday, the normally quiet Baltimore Street morphed into a play land for little witches, superheroes, princesses and Star Wars characters. About 200 local kids donned their various outfits and walked in the annual Funkstown Halloween Parade, a festive 30-year tradition that precedes the town's Trick-Or-Treat Night this evening. Shane Cushman and 4-year-old Derek Miles dressed as the dynamic duo of Batman and Robin. It was their first time participating in the parade, walking along with Cushman's fiancé and Derek's mother, Lisa Miles, and her 6-year-old daughter, Cassie Miles, in a fancy, blue Cinderella-esque princess dress.
September 8, 2012
Girls, glitter and gowns took center stage Saturday at Princess Party 2012 hosted by the Washington County Recreation Department. Two hundred children donned princess-inspired outfits for the event, which was in its fifth year and held at Hagerstown Community College's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center. The recreation department offered snacks, a magic show, dancing, “pixie dust” sand art, an obstacle course, balloons, prizes, and performances from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts.
May 13, 2012
Danae Oliver, 18, of State Line, Pa., was crowned the 2012-13 Franklin County Dairy Princess on Friday during the 45th annual pageant at the Kauffman Ruritan Community Center. Danae, the daughter of Steve and Shelby Oliver, will graduate from Greencastle-Antrim High School next month. She will be promoting Franklin County's dairy industry for the coming year. The pageant is sponsored by the Franklin County Dairy Promotion Committee. Also assisting with the promotional activities will be a group of Dairy Misses and Dairy Ambassadors - Katelyn Baer, Rebecca Benedict, Grace Crider, Lucy Crider, Ashley Dice, Amanda Hege, Jaicee Keller and Maggie Keller.
March 2, 2012
Donald James Hutson, 62, of 1201 Kuhn Ave. in Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, surrounded by his family. Born Dec. 23, 1949, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late James Edward and Jesse Ann Spitler Hutson. He graduated from Boonsboro High School in 1967. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from MCTC and was a regional maintenance officer. He is survived by his wife, Kathy M. Hutson; a daughter, Tammy Wilburn; a son, Terry Hutson; a sister, Bonnie Thompson of Shepherdstown, W.Va.; three nephews; five grandchildren; two nieces and three dogs, King, Princess and P.J. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.
July 1, 2011
As a child, Meg Cabot was a Disney princess worshipper. Her favorite fairy tale was "Beauty and the Beast," she had a Snow White cake for her sixth birthday and remembers drawing Cinderella endlessly on her notepads. Today, Cabot is watching her own Cinderella story unfold. She has become a best-selling author, hitting the jackpot when she penned "The Princess Diaries," a young adult novel that was adapted for the big screen. But Cabot's writing success isn't just for kids.
September 27, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin County (Pa.) Dairy Princess Jesse Kline was crowned the first alternate Pennsylvania State Dairy Princess on Saturday following a three-day contest, according to a news release. Thirty-four young women from across Pennsylvania were expected to compete in the 54th annual pageant, according to the organization's website. The pageant in Camp Hill, Pa., included speeches and skits. In June, Kline, then 19, was named the 2010-11 Franklin County Dairy Princess during the annual pageant in the Kauffman (Pa.)
July 14, 2010
CLEAR SPRING --"I can show you the farm ... smelly, stinky, yet lovely," she said. Tessa Wiles can't help but blush as she recites lyrics to the song that helped win her the title of 2010 Maryland Dairy Princess. For a self-professed social butterfly, the color creeping into Tessa's cheeks proves that winning the statewide honor is humbling. "I was surprised," she said. "I expected one of the other girls to win. I don't like to be prideful, so I didn't get my hopes up. " Three Maryland teens competed Tuesday for the title in Frederick, Md., according to Laurie Savage, who coordinates the event.
July 13, 2010
FREDERICK, Md. - A Princess Day Camp will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 19, through Friday, July 23, at 24/7 Dance Studio, 482-A Prospect Blvd. The camp is open for ages 3 to 6. Registration is at the William R. Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St. Cost is $185. To register, call 301-600-1492.