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BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | | December 26, 2010
Chalky, gritty, funny-shaped candies of old are Susan Benjamin's windows into history. And history never tasted so sweet. "Put this in your mouth and close your eyes," said Benjamin, an author, former journalist and, more recently, a candy researcher. "Now imagine you're very cold and you're fighting in the Civil War. You're in a ditch somewhere. This is what you may have been eating when you felt bad or needed some energy. That's the real flavor. " "How often do you get that?"
Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville | April 15, 2013
The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the State Line Ruritan Building off Pa. 11 at State Line (Pa.) Community Park.  The guest speaker will be Bob O'Connor, an author and historian from Charles Town, W.Va. His program, titled “A House Divided Against Itself,” is based on his book of the same title about the Culp brothers who fought in the Civil War. Originally from Gettysburg, Pa., the brothers fought against each other in different areas on the same battlefield, one for the 2nd Virginia Infantry, CSA, and the other for the 87th Pennsylvania, USA.  Both also spent time together in Chambersburg, Pa.  The public is invited to the free event.
April 3, 2012
With kitten and puppy litter season arriving early this year, the Humane Society of Washington County is experiencing shortages of supplies. The shelter is asking the public for its assistance. The shelter is in need of Pedigree Small Crunch Bites adult dog food, Pedigree puppy food and Purina Kitten Chow. It also needs Yesterday's News cat litter. With the mild winter, there have already been litters of puppies and kittens brought into the shelter. If anyone is able to help, bring items to the shelter at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown.
July 3, 2010
WILLIAMSPORT - Muttin' for Mutts, a benefit concert at Odyssey Pewter & Gifts at 25 E. Potomac St. in Williamsport, raised $550 for the Humane Society of Washington County. Bags of dog food, toys and cleaning supplies were also donated to the Humane Society. The concert featured the band Cassandra Syndrome. In addition to the musical entertainment, caricaturist Laura DiCrisi was on hand to sketch attendees and there were several raffles featuring items from Odyssey Pewter & Gifts and pet care baskets.
October 26, 2011
The Humane Society of Washington County is participating in the new Food Lion Community Rewards program in an effort to raise additional funds. The shelter encourages Food Lion shoppers to help by signing up for the program naming the humane society as the organization to receive the benefits, to shop at Food Lion and purchase Food Lion Private Brand products. Supporters are asked to go to the Food Lion MVP site at and click on MVP Rewards to link their Food Lion MVP Cards to the humane society, organization code 252476.
May 10, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Historical Society has canceled the dinner planned Thursday, May 13, in Minnich Manor at Quincy United Methodist Home. Instead, the society will hold its annual meeting at 7 that night in the Oller House at 138 W. Main St. The annual meeting is open to all society members. Two new board members, Allie Kohler and Patrick Fleagle, will be welcomed, and outgoing board members Jeff Zody, Gordon Heidelbach and Dave McCarney will be recognized. Civil War author Steve French, who was to have been the speaker at the dinner meeting, instead will be rescheduled to speak at a meeting in the fall.
October 7, 2011
Mike Embrey, agriculture technician with the Department of Entomology at the University of Maryland, will speak Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Washington County Agricultural Education Center. He will be the guest of the Hagerstown Valley Apian Society, the beekeeping club for Washington County. Embrey is based at the Wye Institute on Maryland's Eastern Shore and conducts research on honey bees. An international consultant on apiculture, Embrey will speak on the small hive beetle, which has become more prevalent as a pest in Maryland's honey bee colonies in recent years.  The presentation is free and open to the public.
May 8, 2010
Allstate agent Terry Fincham recently presented a $1,000 Allstate Foundation "Agency Hands in the Community" grant to Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. Pictured are, from left, Alex Heishman, Terry Fincham and Stefanie Stevenson of Allstate and Carol Barr of Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. "Agency Hands in the Community" grants recognize the efforts of qualified agents who volunteer in their communities. For more information, go to the Allstate Foundation's website at http://www.
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