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By ANNA BALDASARRE / Pulse Correspondent | April 22, 2008
What significance does April 23 have? It's the day traditionally celebrated as William Shakespeare's birthday. Although his is a household name, little else is known about William Shakespeare. He was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, and is said to have died on his 52nd birthday. Thirty-seven of his plays survive, a significant portion of those that are known from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, as well as 154 sonnets and several epic poems. Shakespeare's career as a writer reverberates in our culture even today.
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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.
NEWS
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 www.weinbergcenter.org 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.
NEWS
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...
NEWS
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.
EDUCATION
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
by DANIELLE HIGGINS | April 24, 2007
A great pandemonium. What a perfect way to describe the process of putting on a high school theater production: Everything that can go wrong, does. As South Hagerstown High School's advanced theater class prepares to present "The Play's the Thing" - a one-act play festival in which each of the plays delve into the world of theater - students experience many of the same situations as the characters they portray. "The Great Pandemonium" by Pat Cook is one of the three comedies highlighted in "The Play's The Thing.
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