June 9, 2007
One by one, would-be combatants lined up to register for the privilege of thrashing each other. "Heavy field or rapier?" Hunter Fowler asked each. He got a pretty good measure of both Saturday during the Highland River Melees conducted on the grounds of the Hager House at City Park. Fowler, of Ellicott City, Md., serves as a "minister of the list" for the Society for Creative Anachronism's Barony of Bright Hills, which, for inhabitants of the 21st century, is in the Baltimore area.
May 1, 2009
The Hagerstown Lioness Club will meet Thursday, May 7, at the Academy Theater in Hagerstown. The dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. Cancellations and additional reservations must be received by Monday, May 4, by calling Sukey Rankin at 301-790-2831. The Academy Theater is off the City Parking Lot in downtown Hagerstown. The meeting topic will be "Women Who Paved the Way. " The guest speaker will be Joy Derr, director of development communications at Hood College in Frederick, Md. Derr will talk about the contributions of two women from the Frederick area who made significant contributions to society.
July 8, 2009
Our respect for life has greatly deteriorated To the editor: In response to a letter written by Diane Silas, clinic administrator at Hagerstown Reproductive Health Services, with respect to the shooting of Dr. George Tiller ("Abortion can be debated with words, not bullets," Thursday, June 11, page A4), my first comment would be how she started out "in a civilized society"? If you are going to discuss the event that occurred, you first must define "murder. " Dr. Tiller was shot in the head with a gun. A partial-birth baby is viable, and is put to death by forcing a pair of scissors through the back of the baby's skull.
August 16, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer [ enlarge ] MARION, Pa. - Two little boys were playing with a dozen toy tractors on the living room carpet at Charlene Gingrich's home on Lighthouse Road. The choice of toys was natural for boys whose mothers belong to the Society of Farm Women of Pennsylvania. Gingrich, 37, is president of Farm Women No. 15, one of 10 groups making up the Franklin County Farm Women.
June 3, 2012
A fight filmed on the steps of the historic Berkeley County Courthouse played out on televisions across the country Sunday night as part of TLC's “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.” Two young Romanichal gypsy women shoved and punched each other following a wedding in the reality series that depicts the everyday lives of families like Mellie Stanley's. She was charged with disorderly conduct after the brawl. Cameras caught Mellie and the maid of honor, Diamond, in what Mellie called “a huge argument.” It centered around comments allegedly made about the bride's mother-in-law.
September 22, 2005
The Humane Society of Washington County, at 13011 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, takes in and picks up stray or lost pets and pets being turned in for adoption. For more information about how to adopt a pet or to find out if a lost pet has been taken to the Humane Society, contact the agency at 301-733-2060. The Humane Society is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is closed Sundays and Mondays.