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BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | January 13, 2011
Emily and Jen Burker flipped through the pages from their fashion look book for dolls, pointing out one-of-a-kind designs and exclusive dresses made for family and friends.  Every outfit has a name and a back story. They paused and giggled at the picture of "The Shepherdess," a baby shower gift they made for the pregnant wife of their church's pastor. Here, the story was that "The Shepherdess" was wearing a brown, green and yellow shepherd's frock and the guest of honor was expecting a girl.
NEWS
May 14, 2009
The Hagerstown Hub City Stitchers will hold a "sit and sew" at the community room at the Boonsboro Library Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Receiving blankets will be made and donated to the Hagerstown Pregnancy Center. No material or experience is needed.
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by JANET HEIM | September 23, 2004
janeth@herald-mail.com Amidst the carnival rides, games and food stands of the Maryland State Fair lies the heart of the fair - the 4-H competitions. For Washington County teen Anna Lenhart, her sewing skills earned her a championship in her category for the second year in a row. "It was tougher this year," Anna said. "The other outfits in my category were really good. I was surprised. " Anna, 16, who lives on Potomac Avenue in Hagerstown, has been in 4-H and sewing since she was 8. She is a member of the 4-H group, Washington County Fashion Club, and in addition to sewing has earned many ribbons for her flower arrangements.
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December 13, 1999
Christmas Angels: Day 12 Sewing lap blankets is mission for duo By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer MAUGANSVILLE - It all starts at Frances Bargiel's "command post" in the living room of her Maugansville home. cont. from front page Yarn? Check. Needle? Check. Zapper? Check. Phone? Check. Seated in the red recliner surrounded by these essential tools - the "zapper" is the TV remote - Bargiel, 73, continues the charitable mission upon which she and her friend, Eleanor Smith, 75, have embarked for the past three years.
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by MARLO BARNHART | December 9, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com CLEAR SPRING - Paula Myers has two passions: Sewing and her Baha'i faith. Fortunately for her, she can practice both from her Ashton Road home. "I started sewing when I was 10 years old," Myers said. "My mother made clothes and my grandmother, quilts. There was always the sound of a sewing machine in the house. " With that kind of expert instruction all under one roof, Myers said she learned quickly. "The first thing I ever made was a lined wool jumper," she said.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 21, 2005
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail will run "A Life Remembered. " The story will take a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Dolly Evelyn May Witmer Carrier, who died Aug. 12 at the age of 66. Her obituary appeared in the Aug. 15 editions of The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail. tiffanya@herald-mail.com BIG POOL - Sewing provided solace during a childhood marked by hard work.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | January 21, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 12-year-old seamstress from Franklin County sewed the best 4-H textile project in her age group in the state, bringing home Best of Show honors from the 89th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show last week. Marlee Beckner, of Waynesboro, made a denim hat, jacket and skirt that apparently wowed the judges, as one of them wrote on the back of the tag that accompanied the outfit, "This is wonderful! Please consider the Fashions with a Flair fashion show.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | February 20, 2003
julieg@herald-mail.com WILLIAMSPORT - Long-term strategy, the economy and the loss of three Toyota contracts last year resulted in more than 45 Garden State Tanning employees being laid off last year from the tannery in Williamsport, the company's president said Wednesday. President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Lecher said he didn't know the total number of workers laid off, but said the tanning facility has approximately 1,000 employees and the corporate headquarters has about 41 employees.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | May 6, 2005
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - For anyone with an interest in sewing, the 14th annual Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fabric Fair is the place to be this weekend and next. Long tables in the former County Market grocery store in Southgate Shopping Center are covered with all types of fabrics and sewing-related items. Lois Strayer, publicity chair of the event, said people were "lined up to the corner" by 7 a.m. Thursday. Auxiliary members prepare year-round for the sale, sorting, measuring, marking, pricing and counting items at their weekly meetings, Strayer said.
NEWS
April 5, 1999
By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photo: DON AINES WARFORDSBURG, Pa. - When Lucille Shaw died two years ago, she left behind a legacy that has helped four generations of her family remain tightly knit. She left them feed sacks. [cont. from news page ] Gathered around tables placed end-to-end in the dining room of Robert and Helen Layton's farmhouse, more than a dozen descendants of Shaw hunch over tiny squares of brightly colored fabric they are sewing into quilts, a skill Shaw practiced during her 96 years.
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Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | March 14, 2013
Mount Zion Lutheran Church, at 20214 N. Locust Grove Road, invites the community to join a sewing group that meets one day and one evening a month. The next sessions will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon and 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. No sewing skills are necessary. Plenty of jobs are available for volunteers who can cut material, pin pieces and tie quilts together. For more information, call Carol Little at 301-432-5370. Fire company to hold money bingo Potomac Valley Fire Co. in Dargan will hold a money bingo Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. in the fire hall.
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By BOB PARASILITI | August 13, 2011
Hagerstown Suns fans have seen Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman and Stephen Strasburg all play at Municipal Stadium this season. It would be easy to argue the trio will be making up Washington's version of baseball's Mount Rushmore very soon as all three will be playing for the Nationals at the same time in the not-so-distant future. While those three stars have made short appearances in Hagerstown - Harper for a half-season while the other two have been here for rehabilitation stints - it might be easy to forget that the Suns have had a pretty potent mix of top prospects playing here this season.
NEWS
June 27, 2011
Do you like to show off your baking talent? What about your knitting or sewing skills? Do you grow the most prized tomatoes in the neighborhood? Do you own a goat that knows how to strut its stuff?    Here is your chance to compete with others in your community at the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair, from July 23 to 30 at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center off Sharpsburg Pike, seven miles south of Hagerstown. The deadline for all entries is Wednesday.   For more information, go to www.agexpoandfair.org and click on Blue Ribbon Fair.
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April 13, 2011
Otterbein United Methodist Church in Hagerstown is sponsoring its seventh annual bicycle collection in conjunction with Bikes for the World. Hagerstown Rotary Club is also providing assistance in the collection efforts. Collecting bicycles and portable sewing machines to send to those in need in an underdeveloped country, this effort also reduces waste in the United States. A bike that you no longer use helps someone in an underdeveloped country get to work or school, and a working, portable sewing machine provides an opportunity for income and self-sufficiency.
LIFESTYLE
April 12, 2011
Otterbein United Methodist Church is sponsoring its seventh annual bicycle collection in conjunction with Bikes for the World. Bicycles and sewing machines can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30, at the Otterbein United Methodist Church, corner of Franklin and Locust Streets, Hagerstown. A $10 per item donation is appreciated to help defray the cost of shipping and distribution to overseas partners.   Hagerstown Rotary Club is also providing assistance in the collection efforts for this year's event.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | January 18, 2011
Ruth’s Sewing Room open Ruth’s Sewing Room is now open at 416 S. Conococheague St., beside Leiters’ Fine Catering. Owner Ruth Aikens said the shop specializes in custom sewing and alterations, quilt repair, military and motorcycle patches, and bridal and formal wear. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 301-223-8896. Happy birthday Happy birthday to Ruth Anderson, who will be 93 years young on Thursday.
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BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | January 13, 2011
Emily and Jen Burker flipped through the pages from their fashion look book for dolls, pointing out one-of-a-kind designs and exclusive dresses made for family and friends.  Every outfit has a name and a back story. They paused and giggled at the picture of "The Shepherdess," a baby shower gift they made for the pregnant wife of their church's pastor. Here, the story was that "The Shepherdess" was wearing a brown, green and yellow shepherd's frock and the guest of honor was expecting a girl.
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BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | December 22, 2010
Teddy bears don't come to life until Treva Blackford gives them a face. "And I don't know how it's going to look until it's finished," said Blackford from the quiet of her home-based workroom, what she called her sanctuary. "That's the artistry of it. " Often remembered as a child's first toy, teddy bears have a universal appeal. But their existence is determined by the hands of a skilled artisan. Blackford, founder of Brown Shop Bears, offered a rare glimpse into the secret life of the teddy bear.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | November 2, 2009
BOONSBORO -- To many people, the second floor of Judy Williamson's home would look like a mess, with sewing project supplies strewn about, and stored in tubs, baskets and plastic carts. To Williamson, it is controlled chaos. One pile contains old wool sweaters. Two smaller piles are hat and mitten pieces already cut and waiting to be stitched together. Rolls of new fabrics and mounds of recycled fabrics are laid out so Williamson can see how they might go together. Williamson, who lives west of Boonsboro, makes garments out of new fabrics, such as silk, and out of old clothes such as jeans and wool sweaters.
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By MARIE GILBERT | September 23, 2009
SMITHSBURG - Most senior health care expos have a fairly predictable assortment of vendors hawking a fairly predictable assortment of products. Browse the various booths and you'll find everything from wheelchairs to blood pressure monitors. Then, there is Debbie Cramer. Sitting at a table surrounded by items that help make an older adult's life safer and more manageable, nothing is made in a factory - unless you consider her sewing room a factory. Cramer makes homemade products to meet the everyday needs of seniors.
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