June 4, 1997
Sixteen years ago this month, on the steps of a renovated row house on Jonathan Street, I did my first interview with Steve Sager, then head of Hagerstown's's Community Development Department. Unlike most other city department heads, who were happy if the press never came around, Sager sought me out to show me how his department was helping improve neighborhoods by targeting the worst-looking homes for renovation. With city block grant fund loans, boarded-up eyesores had been turned into homes that sold for less than $40,000 apiece, with mortgage interest below 5 percent, and people who might have been renters all their lives had a chance to build equity in a place of their own. Sager was singing the praises of that same program this past Monday.
July 26, 2004
River classes include: Class I (easy): Water flowing with a few small waves and maybe some rocks off to the side. Class II (novice): Waves might be up to about 3 feet high. Class III (Intermediate): Rapids might include small falls, some large rocks and large waves. Class IV (advanced): Rapids marked by turbulent waves, a hard current and rocks that require skillful navigation. Class V (expert): Rapids include large rocks, deceitful currents, steep drops and colossal waves.
April 16, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. On a peaceful patch of earth outside of Shepherdstown Saturday afternoon, two ceremonies were performed that some believe could date to when all of the continents were one. A sweat lodge (Inipi) ceremony and a Yuwipi ceremony, both conducted by South Dakota medicine man Bill Stover, or Standing Cloud, were held on the property of David Levine along the Potomac River. Both of the Native American spiritual ceremonies began by offering a pipe filled with tobacco, red willow bark and sage to Stover.
September 10, 2012
David Bryan Luman, 62, of Point of Rocks, Md., died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital. A graveside service will be Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Cemetery in Point of Rocks with the Rev. Marina officiating. Arrangements are by Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
July 15, 2004
Three boys were given indefinite supervised probation Wednesday by a Washington County Circuit judge after they admitted in juvenile court to throwing rocks through a picture window in March. Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Steven Kessell said that on March 31, at about 9:30 a.m., a woman living in the 800 block of Forrest Drive in Hagerstown reported that two rocks had been thrown through a picture window at her home. He said that through a Hagerstown Police Department investigation, it was learned that three youths threw rocks through her window because of "a problem they had with her son. " Kessell said, "All three were there.
January 26, 2011
Maryland State Police report that Interstate 70 westbound at South Mountain is closed. U.S. 15 at Point of Rocks is currently closed also.
August 9, 2006
It has been said that true whiskey snobs wouldn't dare drink top-notch firewater mixed with cola. Craig Spriggs, general manager at The Corner Pub in Hagerstown and a whiskey know-it-all in his own right, said that it's really a matter of personal taste. Still, Spriggs said throwing out a few terms when placing that whiskey order will make you look a bit more sophisticated: · If you tell the bartender, "I'd like my whiskey neat," that means you're getting it in a rocks glass with no ice. "Just straight up whiskey," Spriggs said.
September 22, 1997
Hagerstown Police recovered a small amount of crack Monday afternoon behind the first block of West Franklin Street. Police believe the plastic bag of drugs blew out from under a pile of rocks. Police could not say how much of the drug was found.
January 27, 1999
The Cave 239 E. Franklin St. Hagerstown 301-393-0984 or 301-797-9859 Sat. - Body Bag Romance , One-21, Pink Daffodils and Left Out 7:30 p.m. $7 cover Little Mike's Tavern 1003 W. Washington Street Hagerstown Fri./Sat. - Jinx 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. $2 cover Delmar Inn 16715 National Pike U.S. 40 Hagerstown 301-733-6469 Fri./Sat. - Reaction 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. $2 cover Sun. - Super Bowl Party with snacks and 3 big-screen televisions Cafe on the Rocks 4220 Tuscarora Road Point of Rocks, Md. Sat. - Dangerous Dan 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $3 cover The Grille at Park Circle 325 Virginia Avenue Hagerstown 301-797-9100 Sat. - The Blue Comets , swing 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. No cover
June 11, 1999
The Cave 239 E. Franklin St. Hagerstown 301-393-0984 or 301-797-9859 Tonight - Pocket Change and Vroom Begins at 8 p.m. $4 Cafe on the Rocks 4220 Tuscarora Road Point of Rocks 1-301-874-5751 Fri. - The Dale Engle Band Sat. - Home Brew 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. $3 Delmar Inn 16715 National Pike Hagerstown 301-733-6469 Fri./Sat....