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by KAREN HANNA | December 5, 2006
HALFWAY - With her indulgent family looking on, 6-year-old Foxy shared her secret wishes with Santa Claus. Then she sniffed his beard. No matter Foxy's heart's desire, she probably will find it wrapped under the Christmas tree and tied with a bow. The dog has everything. "She was a pirate this year. She was Tinkerbell last year. We have nail polish for her ... Paris Hilton has nothing on her," said Tasha Spitzer, who listed some of the outfits in her dog's wardrobe as a stranger patted Foxy's head.
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NEWS
December 12, 2002
The Smithsburg Police Department, in cooperation with the Citizens Police Advisory Commission, will host its annual Christmas party at Smithsburg Town Hall, 21 W. Water St., Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The party is provided for Smithsburg children 12 years old and younger. There will be free snacks, drinks and door prizes for the children. Prizes have been donated by area businesses. Santa Claus will be present and pictures with Santa will be provided to each child by the Smithsburg Police Department.
NEWS
December 3, 2009
You can have your pet's photo taken with Santa Claus and half the proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Washington County. The event will take place today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Prime Outlets in space 750 next to The Children's Place Photos will be taken by Kim McMillion Photography and music will be provided by Dogfoot. For more information, call Angie Riford, marketing manager, at 301-790-2031 or e-mail ariford@primeretail.com.
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | December 10, 2010
Dressed in a star-spangled blue coat and red and white striped pants, the Santa Claus who greeted visitors at Antietam National Battlefield Friday might have seemed oddly out of uniform. Actually, he told his audience, the outfit was one of many Santa has been depicted wearing over the years. In the Jan. 3, 1863 edition of Harper’s Weekly, an illustration by Thomas Nast showed Santa decked out in stars and stripes, distributing gifts to children and Civil War soldiers.
NEWS
December 13, 2005
School Board to hold closed meeting today The Washington County Board of Education will hold a closed meeting today beginning at 9 a.m. and concluding at 11, according to a press release. The meeting will be in the Central Office conference room. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss personnel matters and advice of legal counsel, according to the press release. Hagerstown Jazz Ensemble to perform The public is invited to a free concert by the Hagerstown Community College Jazz Ensemble on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 2:30 p.m. at Kepler Theater on the college campus at 11400 Robinwood Drive.
NEWS
November 6, 2008
Here comes Santa Claus Santa arrives at the Valley Mall at 10 a.m. Saturday after Raggedy Ann and Andy do a little singing and dancing. Then kids get to climb up on Santa's lap and share their greatest desires -- peace on earth? No. Guitar Hero! Music by the military Continue your feelings of patriotism and listen to The U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band Brass Quintet from Langley Air Force Base, Va., at 7 p.m. on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Randolph Ave., Hagerstown.
NEWS
by DARCY SHULL | November 7, 2006
Review You think you get the "bah, humbugs" at Christmas time? In "The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause," Santa feels worse than you ever could. Scott Calvin (played by Tim Allen) is an ordinary guy who became Santa Claus in the first movie in the "Santa Clause" series. Christmastime is especially hard for Santa this year. Baby Claus is due any time, and holding his family together while preparing for Christmas is tough. While Santa tries to handle both, his jealous competitor, Jack Frost, plots to replace the big guy in the red coat.
NEWS
December 9, 1999
Area residents can take their pets to have their pictures taken with Santa Claus at two area malls. Valley Mall will hold pet night with Santa on Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., according to Julie Simmons, marketing director. Those who participate will get a digital 8-by-11 inch color picture of Santa Claus with their pet that night, Simmons said. The costs begin at $10.95 with other offers available. "Half of that goes to the Washington County SPCA, which will be on hand to talk with people about adopting pets," Simmons said.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | November 23, 2004
scottb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - With a green Christmas tree drawn on her left cheek and a wrapped present drawn on her right, Savanna Smith was in the spirit of the annual tree-lighting ceremony at Hagerstown's Public Square Monday evening. In addition to having her face painted at the event, Savanna, 7, was given a balloon in the shape of a reindeer, which she proudly wore on her head. Asked to summarize the event, she said, "It is fun. " "It is good to see the community come together," her father, Russell Smith, said.
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