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By DAN DEARTH | | September 22, 2012
The United Way of Washington County set its fundraising goal this year at $1.75 million during a campaign kickoff ceremony Saturday night in downtown Hagerstown. Addie Nardi, the United Way's resource development director, said she was optimistic that the organization would reach its goal by the Dec. 31 deadline, despite falling $30,000 short of its $1.65 million fundraising goal last year. “We have a lot of companies that do a lot of work to support our campaign,” she said.
April 27, 2013
1. No dumb blonde Barbara Ingram School for the Arts presents the musical "Legally Blonde" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3. The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.  Elle Woods' boyfriend dumps her to attend Harvard Law. Woods gets accepted to the school so she can get him back. She realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. Tickets cost $8 to $25. Call 301-790-3500 or go to . 2. Bidding on bachelors for charity Charity bachelor auction will be Friday, May 3, at Elks Club, 11063 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown.
March 6, 2002
Hagerstown police are investigating a rash of thefts of construction tools from vehicles, Detective Carroll Braun of the Hagerstown Police Department said Tuesday. More than $7,000 worth of tools and accessories such as drills, saws and drill bits have been stolen during the past three weeks from construction vehicles parked at private residences in Hagerstown and surrounding areas, Braun said. Detectives think one person is responsible for the thefts and are pursuing several leads, Braun said.
August 20, 2008
Registration is under way for the ninth annual Women's Golf Challenge benefiting Safe Place, a Washington County child advocacy center. The tournament will be held Monday, Sept. 22, at Black Rock Golf Course, with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $75 per person or $300 per foursome. The entry fee includes golf and cart fees, meals and prizes. Checks may be made payable to the Chamber of Commerce and mailed to Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, 28 W. Washington St., Suite 200, Hagerstown MD 21740.
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | March 15, 2007
Magic means money this weekend for two organizations in the Tri-State region. Proceeds from a touring magic show - with stops in Hagerstown and Chambersburg, Pa. - will go to the Washington County Child Advocacy Center, known as Safe Place, and the Chambersburg Exchange Club, said R.G. Smith, the show's producer and master of ceremonies. The two-hour show will be at The Maryland Theatre on Friday night; there will be two performances at The Capitol Theatre on Saturday. The featured magicians are: · Tony Chapek, who specializes in high-tech magic and comedy he calls "interactive media magic.
By MARIE GILBERT | | April 4, 2012
Lawyers, disc jockeys, police officers, even a biker dude will be going once, going twice, going on a date. It's a bachelor auction, featuring 11 single males from the Washington County area. And the bidding war is all in the name of charity. The event will be held on Friday, April 6, at Fountain Head Country Club and will benefit Safe Place, Washington County Child Advocacy Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and bidding begins at 7 p.m. A donation of $10 is requested, which will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | April 1, 2012
People appeared to be cheery as they unwrapped packets of blue ribbon Sunday at University Park in downtown Hagerstown. Youngster Lucky Brown pulled on a string, with Lacey Sellers holding the other end, turning the string of ribbon into a beautiful blue bow. Dozens of people helped make piles of bows that they then tied around parking meter poles, trees, and other poles along West and East Washington Street as a reminder that April is Child...
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | | February 25, 2012
Men and women dressed in their gala best checked out the 2012 denim blue Volkswagen Beetle parked at the front of the ballroom. More than 350 Hagerstown YMCA supporters had gathered Saturday night for the organization's gala fundraiser at Hager Hall, where the cheeky car was the grand prize. Ann Marie Downey of Williamsport stood out among one group of Beetle browsers. The light blue of her floral jacket matched perfectly the hue of the VW. “People were commenting on that.
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | December 20, 2004 BOONSBORO - Not everyone has all happy memories during what is called "the most wonderful time of the year. " Michael Wingert, a Shippensburg, Pa., man who lost his father on Christmas Day last year, was one of about 20 at Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church for Sunday evening's service dubbed "Blue Christmas. " Washington County residents were joined by guests from Pennsylvania, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., for the one-hour service in Boonsboro.
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