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NEWS
September 11, 2007
FUNKSTOWN - Plans are already under way for the Dec. 7 Olde Tyme Christmas, but Rich Gaver said more volunteers are needed to make the event a success. The next planning meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of Town Hall, Gaver said. Anyone who wants to help out is encouraged to attend. There will be a parade, visits with Santa Claus, a tree-lighting ceremony and participation from area businesses, many of which will be open for Christmas shopping.
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NEWS
December 10, 2009
MONT ALTO, Pa. -- Volunteers continued Wednesday to wrap toys and other gifts in preparation for Mont Alto's annual toy drive. Started more than 10 years ago, the toy drive for families in need culminates with the gifts' delivery from a caravan of firetrucks. Santa Claus jumps out of a truck to greet children. Families also are given baskets of food and gift cards. Donations of gifts, food and money are still being accepted. For more information about the toy drive, call 717-749-5151 or visit the firehouse on Pa. 997 about 6 miles north of Waynesboro, Pa.
NEWS
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.
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.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | December 17, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT -- It's that time of year again, when Williamsport offers its popular visit with Santa for children, all set in Byron Memorial Park, which is decked out for the holidays. Santa Claus is portrayed by Roger Grimes, who has been working on his naturally white beard for 38 years. On Wednesday night, children jumped at the chance for a Christmas chat with him. "Gimme a high five," Grimes said to 5-year-old Dallas Croasmun of Clear Spring as the boy climbed on to Grimes' lap. Dallas' sister Katie, 8, then got her chance with Grimes.
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.
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