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NEWS
November 27, 2005
Artists at Mansion House Meet artist Audrey Mentzer from 1 to 5 p.m. today. Mansion House Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-797-6813. Discovery Station Sunday Extra will feature Jay Frantz and "The Thrill of Skydiving. " See skydiving techniques with safety first. 2 and 3 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. $7, adults; $6, ages 2 to 17; $5, seniors ages 55 and older and military. Call 301-790-0076. Victorian Christmas BRUNSWICK, Md. ?
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NEWS
June 9, 2002
A Laurel, Md., man was in serious condition Saturday after a 2 p.m. skydiving accident at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. Experienced jumper Kenneth Chapman, 45, got caught by a gust of wind just before landing that carried him sideways. Instead of landing forward, he came in at an angle, Maryland State Police said. Chapman was treated and stabilized by Sharpsburg Rescue Service before being flown by state police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
NEWS
January 21, 1998
FAA backs skydivers in flap with airport By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Skydivers soon may be jumping from planes over the Washington County Regional Airport despite objections from the airport's manager and the Washington County Commissioners. The Federal Aviation Administration has told airport officials they must implement a plan to allow skydivers to jump onto airport property by April 1 or risk losing millions of dollars in federal airport improvement funds, airport officials said Tuesday.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | July 17, 2010
Darce Easton stood at the door of a single-engine Cessna and looked out into a vast chasm of blue. In a few moments, she would step off the edge, feel the rush of air in her face, then gently fall to the ground. When it came to celebrating her 80th birthday, the Hagerstown woman decided to approach it with a sense of adventure. She might as well jump. "It's something I've always wanted to do," Easton said of skydiving. Marking a milestone birthday seemed like the perfect occasion.
OPINION
March 20, 2013
In colonial Virginia in 1654, a black man named John Casor became an answer to this trivia question: Who was the first man in the colonies to be legally declared a slave by the courts? But the more interesting trivia question concerns Anthony Johnson, who sued to have Casor committed to his perpetual servitude. That's because Johnson, who became the future nation's first known slaveholder, was black as well. I offer this tidbit, not as it pertains to Casor and Johnson, but in my own defense.
NEWS
September 28, 2012
J.R. Sides and his wife, Kathy Sides, co-owners of the Skydiving Center in Chambersburg, helped kick off the Mobility for Randy fundraiser forĀ  Randy Schroeder. The fundraising event will help purchase a handicapped assessable van for Schroeder who is a paraplegic. Schroeder had back pain in the fall of 2011 and had an MRI. It was determined that he had a blood clot on his spine. Surgery was scheduled in December to remove the blood clot and the result was permanent loss of the use of his legs.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 24, 2012
An upcoming festival planned in Antrim Township, Pa., will feature entertainment both on the ground and in the air. Green Grove Gardens off Pa. 16 will host its second hot air balloon festival Aug. 3 to 5. Planning continues for the family-friendly festival that drew thousands when first held two years ago. Although the festival's focus is on hot air balloons, games and activities are planned to entertain crowds when the balloons are grounded....
NEWS
April 22, 2012
Approximately $300 was stolen from three vending machines that were damaged in the Chambersburg area between Friday and Saturday morning, according to a news release from theĀ  Pennsylvania State Police. The vending machines were at 3506 Airport Road and 4349 Letterkenny Road, state police said. Approximately $100 was stolen from each of the three damaged vending machines, state police said. The victims listed on the news release were Chambersburg Skydiving Center, Salem United Brethren Church, Pepsi and Coke.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | April 20, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com Franklin County Commissioner Bob Thomas last week echoed the thoughts of those who want to keep the Chambersburg Municipal Airport operating. "If it goes away today it will never come back tomorrow," Thomas said. He said he hated to see the airport close. The 95-acre, 34-year-old airport in Greene Township north of Chambersburg may cease to exist at the end of the year. The airport is owned by the Borough of Chambersburg. The federal government gave the borough a grant in 1983 to make improvements to the airport with the provision that it be kept in operation for 20 years.
NEWS
by STACEY DANZUSO | March 24, 2003
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Borough Council members agree they want out of the airport business as soon as the borough's obligation to the federal government expires at the end of the year. The borough was required to keep the Chambersburg Municipal Airport open for 20 years after it accepted federal funds for renovations in 1983, Borough Manager Eric Oyer said. Oyer asked the council Tuesday night for direction on whether staff should begin making preparations for the sale of the airport.
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