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By JENNIFER FITCH | June 27, 2009
FAYETTEVILLE, Pa. -- They act, sing, write and produce from London to New York City, but what they have most in common are their roots. It was at Totem Pole Playhouse's summer theater camp in the 1990s that a group of friends from the Tri-State area first fully discovered a love of drama. Now, the women have carved out careers in the arts. "We're all recognized as young people in our profession, but we're nowhere near 'making it,'" Jessica Beck said. Beck directs shows for London's Theatre 503. Her younger sister also is in Europe, writing a play about Jean Charles de Menezes, a Brazilian tourist shot by the London Metropolitan Police in 2005.
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | May 13, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY Getting a car seemed a little more exciting when she was 16, before gasoline prices crept toward the $3-per-gallon mark. Like many young drivers, Katie Everhart, 17, of Hagerstown, has to pay for her own gas. And with the high prices, she said she barely can afford to buy anything else. "I have a lot less money to spend," said Katie, who holds a part-time job at a Hagerstown bookstore. "Basically, I have a $200 check, and $100 of it goes to gas. " Though the more than 3,000 drivers 18 and younger account for only 3 percent of all licensed drivers in Washington County, according to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, they still are feeling the brunt of the high cost of gas, especially when tapped-out parents refuse to pay for it. Gasoline in Maryland is averaging around $2.99 per gallon, according to the most recent AAA Mid-Atlantic figures.
February 22, 2001
That's the ticket 2/22 "The Diary of Anne Frank," presented by Montana Repertory Friday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick St. Frederick, Md. Tickets cost $15 to $25. A $5 handling fee is added to phone, fax and mail orders. For information, call 1-301-228-2828; use the telecommunications device for the deaf 1-301-228-2838; fax orders to 1-301-228-2837; or go to on the Web. Odetta, a Mountain Green concert Saturday, March 10, doors open at 7:30 p.m., concert starts at 8 p.m. Kepler Theater Hagerstown Community College Hagerstown Tickets cost $15 for adults, $5 for those younger than 18; free for HCC students and staff.
May 17, 1997
1997-98 Maryland Symphony Orchestra lineup Oct. 18 and 19 Bernstein "Candide Overture" Barber "Adagio for Strings" Copland "Appalachian Spring" Dukas "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" Saint-Saens "Bacchanale from 'Samson and Delilah' " Ravel "Bolero" Nov. 15 and 16 Glinka "Russlan and Ludmilla Overture" Prokofiev "The Love for...
by JUSTIN MARTIN | August 1, 2006
I walk out on stage, and it all comes back to me. I feel complete joy when I see audience members' attentive faces and see people laugh. It all reminds me of why I act. I am part of Thespian Troupe 502 at Martinsburg (W.Va.) High School. The International Thespian Society is a global association of actors, hosting local and national theater festivals. It all started with a group of teachers in the spring of 1929, in Fairmont, W.Va. Since then, the ITS has helped more than 2 million students fulfill their dreams of acting.
April 5, 2012
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Camille Heim of Hagerstown, a first-year student at the School of Pharmacy at West Virginia University, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester for earning a 4.0 grade-point average. She was also recently tapped for Mortar Board, the university's senior honorary society in recognition of scholastic achievement, leadership and excellence. Camille is a 2009 Boonsboro High School graduate. She is the daughter of Ed and Janet Heim of Hagerstown.
August 18, 2007
Thumbs up to the members of the Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association, for volunteering to operate the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex, following the city's decision to terminate its agreement with the previous management. HYHA will operate the ice rink on a limited basis for the next six weeks, using volunteers to oversee hockey practices and games and figure skating events. Thumbs up to Doug Pittinger, for his 13 years of service as ambulance chief of the Shepherdstown (W.Va.
By JULIE E. GREENE | September 20, 2007
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Just like the more well-known tale of "Romeo and Juliet," the love story of Orfeo and Euridice ends in tragedy, except for tonight and tomorrow at Shepherd University. The university's Music Department is presenting a version with a rare happy ending about the two lovers, director Joe Yates said. The couple usually is referred to by their Greek names, Orpheus and Eurydice. In the typical tale, Orfeo mourns his love and travels to the underworld to try to rescue her. After initially refusing Orpheus' request, the Furies are moved by Orfeo's singing and allow Euridice to return to the land of living with Orfeo.
October 9, 2000
Couple's story turns tragic By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer In July, police found the bodies of an elderly Hagerstown couple in a car parked with the engine running in a remote part of Washington County. Fred Stouffer had apparently used exhaust fumes to kill himself and Aileen, his wife of 56 years, who suffered from advanced Alzheimer's disease. Police ruled their deaths a murder-suicide. Those closest to the couple were shocked. Murder-suicides involving older couples are complex tragedies that have a traumatic impact on surviving family members, friends and neighbors, a national geriatric issues expert said.
April 19, 2005
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Berkeley Springs was voted by readers of American Style magazine as the No. 2 arts destination in the United States among small cities and towns, according to a news release. This was the first year that locations were divided by size. In previous years, Berkeley Springs has been ranked as high as No. 12 competing against all size locations. New Hope, Pa., was selected as the No. 1 small art city or town. "It's quite a jump to No. 2," Jeanne Mozier, local arts promoter, said in a news release.
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