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July 29, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. --Contemporary American Theater Festival playwright Michele Lowe was recently awarded The Francesca Primus Prize for "Inana. "The play is part of the five show repertory of new plays featured during the festival at Shepherd University. The Francesca Primus Prize is considered one of the highest honors for a woman in theater. The $10,000 award honors outstanding contributions to the American theater by an emerging female theater artist who has not yet achieved national prominence.
Lisa Prejean | July 12, 2012
A stack of trophies sat beside a few bags of trash waiting for roadside pickup. As I drove by the house in our neighborhood, the sight filled me with mixed emotions. I felt a kindred spirit with the owner. There comes a point where the memories of yesterday become the clutter of today. Yes, we want to remember those shining moments. We don't want to throw away trophies that were so valiantly won, but is the trophy really evidence of the prize? Or is the prize really evidenced in the trophy?
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 13, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY 9 The first of four digits that would win $100,000 for someone on Saturday drew a mix of cheers and boos. Mike Weller, who announced the prize drawings at the Bonanza Extravaganza at Hagerstown Speedway, moved on to the next number. 2 More cheers, more jeers. Rain was pouring all around the cavernous white tent, but not inside, where eyes were fixed on the winning plastic balls. 8 After a smattering of reactions, Weller moved on to the last number ... 1 Weller repeated the winning sequence - 9281.
December 7, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - The U.S. Flag Service in Frederick recently won first place in the Flag and Banner Design competition at the National Independent Flag Dealers Convention in Atlantic City. The association represents many independent flag dealers throughout the U.S. The flag, titled "United We Stand," received top honors in the flag competition. Hugh Warner is retired from the military, having served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, the Army Reserve and the Air National Guard.
December 1, 2008
Williamsport High School sophomore Vicki Johnson won a prize for best craftsmanship in the recent Rethink Recycling Sculpture Contest, sponsored by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). Vicki's chicken made out of aluminum cans earned her an iPod docking station. Other participating students and their entries from Washington County were: o Williamsport High School: Christine Bell, (giraffe); Alexis Bowers ("Trash Monroe"); and Brandon Barlow and Tracey Forsythe (sheep)
By DON WORTHINGTON | July 21, 2000
City boy reels in top prize A 9-year-old Hagerstown boy out-cast four other regional champions Friday to win the BASS Masters national Casting Kids competition for children age 7 to 10. Jessey Flowers, the son of Richard and Chris Flowers, won the title at the 30th Annual BASS Masters Classic Show in Chicago. The Chicago championship completed a string of competitions that began with the Clear Springs Carnival last August, said Betty Henson, one of the boy's grandparents.
By PEPPER BALLARD | March 27, 2005
HAGERSTOWN One silver egg won 9-year-old Angelica Scott and her 3-year-old cousin, Mariyah Scott, a bicycle at Saturday's second annual Great Egg Hunt at City Park, but sharing the prize appeared harder than sharing the glory. Angelica tugged on the tassels hanging from the bicycle's handlebars as Mariyah sat upon it, sucking a pacifier. Other prize winners swarmed the amphitheater to trade in their prized silver eggs for rewards such as a Little Tikes car or other bicycles.
August 29, 2009
The Silver Starlettes majorette group attended the Maryland State Fireman's Association parade in Ocean City, Md., in June where it came home with first place honors for Best Appearing Majorettes. The group is under the direction of Rocky Willis.
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | April 29, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Ticket-holders for the Bonanza Extravaganza were expecting $750,000 in cash and prizes. But a recent addition to the three-day fundraiser, hosted by Hagerstown's career firefighters, includes a $1 million-prize. "We want to make our event the best," said Rick Conrad, spokesman for the International Association of Firefighters Local 1605. "Why not just blow this out of the water. " Ticket holders for the event, scheduled for May 12 to 14 at Hagerstown Speedway, are eligible for prizes that include 2006 vehicles and Harley-Davidson motorcycles, rifles, camping trailers, recreational watercraft and cash.
By ANDREW MASON | | September 4, 2013
The Williamsport girls soccer team still has its eyes on the prizes - the Washington County, MVAL Antietam and Maryland Class 2A West titles. “For us, those are the three,” Williamsport coach Tim Salvagno said. After going 1-for-3 in its title pursuit last season, the Wildcats are ready to try again for the sweep this fall. They return seven starters - including four all-county selections - from last year's team that won the MVAL Antietam Conference regular-season title and finished second in both the county and region tournaments.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | August 7, 2013
  A true, deep friendship can overcome any kind of barriers -  age, race or status. Or so Alfred Uhry's “Driving Miss Daisy” teaches its audience. The Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater will stage the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, with a three-member cast using a sparse black box theater on the Donald L. Spickler Stage. The show opens Saturday. Jeff Czerbinski, co-owner of the playhouse with wife, Loretta, said “Driving Miss Daisy” is one of three Atlanta-based plays Uhry wrote and referred to as the “Atlanta trilogy.” “Driving Miss Daisy” tells the story of an elderly Jewish matriarch, Daisy Werthan, her son, Boolie Werthan, and the black chauffeur he hires, Hoke Colburn.
By KAREN MAWDSLEY | | July 22, 2013
Amid a frenzy of oinks, hay and driving tools, dozens of children took to the ring Monday to showcase their prize hogs at this year's 4-H/FFA and Open Class Swine Show at the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair. Participants could showcase both their showmanship and their market hogs in the two sections of the competition. Each section was further divided into classes, which usually contained between four and six entrants. For showmanship, those classes were grouped into junior, for ages 8 to 10; intermediate, 11 to 13; and senior, 14 to 18. For the market swine show, they were grouped into weight divisions: light, 176 to 237 pounds; medium, 240 to 263 pounds; and heavy, 264 to 288 pounds.
By JANET HEIM | | July 14, 2013
Jason Sheets recently returned from Born-Free 5, a vintage chopper and classic motorcycle show in California. He was one of 30 guest builders at the show and the only one from the East coast. The Hagerstown resident and his wife, Jen, took four days to drive cross-country in a rented van with the 1931 Harley-Davidson VL that Jason Sheets restored in the back. His bike was chosen for Best Flathead Class, Sheets said in a phone interview. “I saw tons and tons of really neat bikes.
May 16, 2013
A Chambersburg man has claimed a $1 million Powerball ticket from the May 11 drawing, according to the Pennsylvania Lottery. Robert Knotts claimed the ticket that was sold at Sheetz at 900 Wayne Ave. in Chambersburg, a lottery department spokeswoman said Thursday. She said Knotts declined to be interviewd about his experience. Knotts' ticket was one of two from Pennsylvania that matched all five white balls (6-13-19-23-43) that day. The tickets did not match the red Powerball, which was 16. The combination meant each ticket had a prize of $1 million, less 25 percent federal withholding.
May 12, 2013
The winner of the $100,000 grand prize at Saturday's Bonanza Extravaganza at Hagerstown Speedway has asked that his name not be released, according to John Murray, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1605. Murray did say Sunday that the winner is a man from Alexandria, Va. The winner was not present when the winning ticket was announced, he said. There were plenty of other winners, with more than 60 people walking away with cash prizes from $1,000 to $15,000, Murray said.
May 4, 2013
It was a school of fisherman - not fish - that huddled in one area of Conococheague Creek at Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pa., on Saturday. Those anglers, like all of the others standing in the water, were after one thing - the elusive tagged fish that come with prize money. Every year, thousands of fishermen from the Tri-State area come to Chambersburg for the annual Noontime Lions Trout Derby. This is the 16th year for the event, which offered nearly $50,000 in cash and prizes this year.
By DAN DEARTH | | April 13, 2013
“Twenty Million People,” a romantic comedy made by three filmmakers from New York City, claimed the top prize Saturday at the Maryland International Film Festival-Hagerstown. The film was named Best Feature at the three-day film festival's closing ceremonies Saturday night at the Academy Theater off East Washington Street. The film asks the question, “There are TWENTY MILLION PEOPLE in the greater New York City area. So why is it so hard to find someone you like?” Co-producer Chris Prine, who also acted in the movie with co-stars Michael Ferrell and Devin Sanchez, said the picture was shot over a 12-day span in Jersey City, N.J. The budget was $12,000.
February 21, 2013
A 66-year-old woman from Sharpsburg is Washington County's latest lottery jackpot winner. The woman claimed a $625,000 Multi-Match jackpot Friday, according to a press release from the Maryland Lottery. She correctly matched all six numbers in the Feb. 11 drawing. “I found out I won late Monday night when my twin sons woke me up with the news,” the woman said in the release. “They came knocking on my door screaming that I had hit the jackpot.” The woman's sons checked her ticket online and saw that all her numbers matched.
February 13, 2013
Two Maryland Lottery tickets bought in the Tri-State area have resulted in big payouts for the purchasers, including a $1 million prize claimed Tuesday by a Middletown, Md. man. A $1 million winning ticket in Saturday night's Powerball drawing was bought at Fountaindale Service Center in Middletown. The ticket matched the numbers 05, 06, 16, 36 and 58, but missed the Powerball, which was 03. A ticket bought at Boonsboro Exxon for Monday night's Multi-Match drawing is worth $625,000 after matching all six numbers.
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