March 13, 2013
The inaugural Hollywood Poker Open (HPO) is coming to the Mid-Atlantic. Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, W.Va., will host the only HPO regional tournament in the East from Thursday, March 21 through Monday, April 1. The action culminates with the main event on Thursday, March 28, through April 1. The top finisher walks away with first place cash and a $2,500 seat in the $500,000 Guaranteed HPO Championship at the M Resort in...
March 3, 2013
Waynesboro Communities That Care will hold auditions for the upcoming Waynesboro: You Have Talent show at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in Harbaugh Hall, Trinity United Church of Christ. Audition times will be on a first-come basis and will be for students in the Waynesboro Area School District only. Each audition will be three to five minutes, and judges may stop the performances in the middle. A CD player will be available for use, but no accompanist will be available. Each applicant must provide his or her own music.
January 18, 2013
Washington County Public Schools will present the 2013 All County Middle and High School Orchestra concert Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at North Hagerstown High School. The event will feature Maryland Symphony Orchestra Conductor Elizabeth Schulze leading the All County Senior High School Orchestra. The All County Middle School Orchestra will be conducted by Jan Wagner of Shenandoah University. Tickets cost $4 in advance and $5 at the door. Senior citizen gold cards will be honored.
January 14, 2013
Billy Snoots got a flu shot last year and effectively avoided the virus. Considering the rapid spread of influenza regionally and nationally over the past few months, Snoots said he wasn't taking any chances again this year, especially since he has a neighbor who has fallen ill with the flu recently. “I've put it off for a good while, so finally I said with the way things are happening, and it's happening so much, I figured I'd just go ahead and get one,” said the 70-year-old from Hagerstown.
January 11, 2013
Brook Lane Health Services and Washington County CARES will present "Geriatric Mental Health Tool Box: Case Study in the Legal Aspects of Providing Geriatric Care" from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25. The seminar will be in the Brook Lane Community Room, on the campus, at 13218 Brooklane Drive, Hagerstown. The program is for mental health professionals and will address various legal concerns for both the professional care provider and older individual. For more information, go to www.brooklane.org or call Debbie Staley at 301-733-0331, ext. 189.
December 19, 2012
Members of the Williamsport Polar Bear Club, the board of directors and staff at the Humane Society of Washington County, and the town of Williamsport invite the community to the 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge on Jan. 1. The event will take place at noon at the boat ramp in Williamsport. All proceeds benefit the animal shelter. Participants will become official members of the Williamsport Polar Bear Club. Registration costs $20 per person and includes a custom-designed Polar Bear zipper pull, window decal and an official Williamsport Polar Bear Club certificate.
November 21, 2012
TRIAD of Washington County, a senior citizen advocacy organization, will have a free seminar from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Western Maryland Hospital Center Auditorium, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown. Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, public information officer and crime prevention specialist with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, will discuss "How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft and Scams. "
November 16, 2012
An anti-school bullying rally is slated to be held at noon Saturday at 365 Church at 881 Mid-Atlantic Parkway near Martinsburg, according to organizers. Incoming Berkeley County Republican Del. Larry W. Faircloth said in a news release that possible changes to improve state law concerning bullying will be discussed. “We will be discussing what we are going to be proposing in the upcoming session, and accountability on the issues as well,” Faircloth said.
October 22, 2012
The United Way of Franklin County's 250-ticket bonanza and silent auction will be held on Sunday, Nov. 4, from noon until 4 p.m. at Green Grove Gardens. A $20 ticket provides one entry into the drawing to win the $1,000 grand prize sponsored by CenturyLink, a barbecue dinner for two provided by CM Pig Out, and beverages, including Coors Light, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Raffles, fishbowls, games and the opportunity to bid on silent auction items will continue throughout the afternoon.
October 16, 2012
A Hispanic business forum will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in the community room at Chambersburg Mall. The free workshop for current and aspiring business owners will feature discussions on the legal, accounting and insurance aspects of operating a business. For more information, contact Will Ortiz at 717-446-3253 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org; or Sila Alegret-Bartel at 240-420-0803 or send an email to email@example.com.