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March 1, 2013
HEAL of Washington County is hosting FitWalks, a weekly walking group, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at North Hagerstown High School track.   To register, contact Jenny Fleming at jfleming@healofwashingtoncounty.org .
LIFESTYLE
April 4, 2012
Zion Reformed United Church of Christ announces the 6th annual Cinderella Shop at Zion from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays in April. Clean, gently used prom gowns are available for purchase for $25 each. Only cash or checks written to REACH are accepted. All proceeds go to REACH. Zion Reformed United Church of Christ is at 201 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Access to the shop is via the alley off East Avenue at the rear of the church. Donations of clean, gently used prom gowns are also gratefully accepted during church office hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2013
The Mont Alto Film Project is seeking actors for "Ghosting," a full-length independent feature film. Auditions are from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 23 and March 16, at Penn State Mont Alto, General Studies Building, One Campus Drive, Mont Alto.  This is a non-union production of the Mont Alto Film Project in conjunction with Third Child Productions under the auspices of Penn State Mont Alto. Auditions are open to all actors. Check-in is in Room 110 on the first floor of the General Studies Building; Auditions will be held in the building's auditorium.
LIFESTYLE
October 6, 2011
Spooky stores, hot apple ciders and plenty of trick-or-treating. It's that time of year. Here are some of the Halloween highlights in our area. Trick-or-treating Thursday, Oct. 27 Greencastle, Pa., 6 to 8 p.m. Waynesboro, Pa., 6 to 8 p.m Monday, Oct. 31 Chambersburg, Pa., 6 to 8 p.m. Hagerstown, 6 to 8 p.m. Hancock, 6 to 8 p.m. Martinsburg, W.Va., 6 to 8 p.m....
BUSINESS
June 14, 2011
Name of business: Glass Doctor of Washington County Owners: Kevin and Jennifer Cuozzo Address: 806 Frederick St., Hagerstown Opening date: May 1, 2011 Products and services: Full-service glass company (residential, commercial and automotive) Target ¿ market: Homeowners, business owners and vehicle owners How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? We have a location in Frederick, Md., that has been servicing Washington County for the past year.
NEWS
by | December 7, 2003
If you go What: Skivvy Waver House, a World War II museum When: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and weekdays by appointment Where: 2321/2 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown Admission to the museum is free. To make an appointment to visit the museum, call 1-410-825-2553. During inclement weather on Saturdays, call to make sure the museum is open.
NEWS
September 24, 2006
Following is a list of post offices in Washington County and their hours of operation: · Hagerstown Post Office, main branch, 44 W. Franklin St., 301-797-8100: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. · Hagerstown-Northern Station, 535 Northern Ave., 301-733-9195: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to noon. · Big Pool, 11304 Homestead Drive, 301-842-3278: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m.; Saturdays 8 to 11:45 a.m. · Boonsboro, 5 Potomac St., 301-432-6861: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to noon.
NEWS
September 24, 2006
The Discovery Station, a museum and more, opened at 101 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown in May 2005. It contains exhibits, interactive displays and hosts events, including demonstration-learning lectures on designated Saturdays. Discovery Station is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. It is closed on Mondays, certain holidays and Sundays during July and August. Admission is $6 for those ages 2 to 17; $7 for adults; and $5 for seniors over age 55 and members of the military.
NEWS
August 23, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A ban on open burning has been lifted, thanks to more than 3 inches of rain in recent days, Antrim Township Manager Ben Thomas Jr. said. Residents who do burn are asked to have the fire attended with a ready source for extinguishing the fire if necessary. Recyclables such as plastics, newsprint and cardboard should be brought to the recycling center on Antrim Church Road on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or to Mountain View Reclamation on Letzburg Road on Saturdays from 7 to 11 a.m.
NEWS
October 28, 2002
Do It Yourself clinics at The Home Depot 7 p.m. Mondays to Fridays; 9 and 11 a.m. Saturdays; 1 p.m. Sundays The Home Depot 17810 Garland Groh Blvd. Hagerstown Daily topics are different and change on a monthly basis. For information, call 301-791-2886.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | September 10, 2013
Rockin' at River Bottom II, a rock concert sponsored by the Town of Williamsport and Antietam Cable Television, is Saturday. Gates open at 11 a.m. at Williamsport's River Bottom Park. Those who arrive early are invited to check out the newly restored cannons and the panoramic view of the Potomac River at Doubleday Hill, adjacent to River Bottom Park. Don Jamieson of VH-1's “That Metal Show” will host the event. The band, Ever Rise, kicks off the concert at 1:30 p.m.; Sharpening Stone plays at 3 p.m.; So Low begins at 4:30 p.m.; Rhino Bucket plays at 6 p.m.; and Steelheart goes on stage at 8 p.m. Bands plan to hold meet-and-greets with fans.
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NEWS
September 10, 2013
Blue Ridge Summit Free Library will celebrate its 55th year of service in a former train station during a special event Saturday, Sept. 14. Western Maryland Railway gave the station to the library with the stipulation that it must always be used as a library, according to a news release. The library is planning a birthday bash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It includes a used book sale with thousands of selections, including items recently weeded from the library's collection. A cake-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. with free refreshments.
NEWS
September 6, 2013
The year is 1821 and all of Daniel and Catherine Royer's 10 children are nine years older than they were when they were first introduced to readers in 2012 in “The Royers of Renfrew - A Family Tapestry.” They are now facing all the challenges and choices of adulthood.  Having established their thriving Pennsylvania German farmstead and coped with the trauma of the War of 1812, what becomes of the 19th century Royer family members through the first two historical novels in the series will be revealed in the last.  The newest volume, “The Fabric of Life,” debuts Saturday at Renfrew Heritage Day at Renfrew Museum and Park.
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Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville | August 29, 2013
Maugansville Ruritan Club will hold its 33rd annual Maugansville Pride Day Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ruritan community park and building on Maugans Avenue. There will be 50 craft vendors and free entertainment throughout the day.  New this year, there will be a “Cow Drop” sponsored by Chick-fil-A at 1 p.m. The event will feature 100 plush cows with prizes attached that will be parachuting from the top of a hook-and-ladder firetruck.  The menu includes hand-dipped ice cream, peanut fries, country ham sandwiches, Italian sausages, funnel cakes, soups, hot dogs, and desserts.  Several other attractions will be going on throughout the day.  A portion of the proceeds will be used to aid major medical bills for Nicole Sticker.
NEWS
August 21, 2013
The 11th annual Spudfest will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Rural Heritage Museum at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center at 7313 Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro. Aside from plenty of spud-inspired food, attendees can watch a horse-drawn plow potato harvest. Children will receive prizes for finding the largest and smallest potato. Other events include a live, artisan bread-baking demonstration at the outdoor bread oven, and a homemade potato-chip demonstration using potatoes from the harvest.
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Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville | August 16, 2013
A Cancer Stinks scrapbook flea market fundraiser will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club's community building, 18007 Maugans Ave. The event will have a variety of scrapbooking, stamping, crafting supplies, tools, products, machines and other items for sale. The event will include food, drinks and raffles. Individual tables can be rented through Miracles for Melanie. Tables are limited. An 8-foot table costs $30 to rent. The tables will be rented on a first-come, first-served basis.
NEWS
August 11, 2013
The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will offer its Saturday Morning Youth Program during the coming school year. Classes begin Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10  to 11:30 a.m. and will meet Oct. 5, 12, 19, 16, Nov. 9, 16 and 23. There will be no class on Saturday, Nov. 2 during the museum's annual Treasure Sale. The second semester will begin Feb. 8 and end March 29. For more than two decades, the program has been funded by the Mary K. Bowman Historical and Fine Arts Fund. This year,  the museum has worked with a team of art teachers and an arts curriculum specialist from Washington County Public Schools to create a 16-week curriculum.
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Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville | August 8, 2013
The Hagerstown Country Western Dance Association will hold a line dance Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Building, 18007 Maugans Ave. The dance is for both singles and couples and is open to the public. Admission costs $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. For information, send an email to tdavis2058@yahoo.com . Safety seat checks Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 14, and continuing the second Wednesday of each month, Meritus Health will offer free safety seat checks by appointment between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Trained safety seat technicians will work with attendees to check for proper installation and proper fit of all restraints for children brought to the event.
NEWS
August 4, 2013
The Hagerstown Country Western Dance Association will hold a line dance Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club, 18007 Maugans Ave. The line dance is for singles and couples. Admission costs $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. The public is invited. For more information, send and email to tdavis2058@yahoo.com .
NEWS
August 2, 2013
Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park west of Thurmont will be closed from approximately 9 a.m. Saturday until about 7 p.m. Sunday, the National Park Service said. Park Central Road will be closed between the Camp Misty Mount Entrance and Camp Greentop. Reservations for Poplar Grove, Camp Misty Mount, Camp Greentop and Camp Round Meadow will be honored, according to a park service news release. Hikers may access trails to Thurmont Vista, Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock, as well as the Falls Nature Trail from the Visitor Center Trailheads.
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