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December 22, 1999
After years of dealing with a sound system that was sometimes too quiet, sometimes too loud and would periodically pick up unrelated conversations over the airwaves, the Hagerstown City Council is turning in its existing system for a $25,159 new one. The council on Tuesday voted 4-1 to buy a new sound system for the Council Chamber from DSL Sound Inc. in Hagerstown. The Council Chamber is where regular council meetings are held. Councilman J. Wallace McClure cast the lone vote against the purchase.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | July 9, 2003
Hagerstown City Council members Tuesday praised city staff for a successful fireworks program at Fairgrounds Park on July 4. When there was a problem with the sound system, it was quickly resolved with the help of city spokeswoman Karen Giffin, Councilwoman Penny May Nigh said. "Karen is an asset and a half," Nigh said. Giffin said one sound system was damaged by a passing storm and had to be replaced by another sound system.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | July 24, 2008
Live music is back at The Maryland Theatre courtyard. The downtown Hagerstown courtyard hasn't hosted a live concert in seven years, since the 2001 Western Maryland Blues Fest. Starting tomorrow, the theater will host Wind Down Friday Night every Friday through Sept. 12, and possibly beyond if the response is good. The theater has a new Circle of Friends, a group of socially, artistically and culturally conscious Tri-State-area residents who volunteer their time to help the theater create new events and fundraisers.
NEWS
November 15, 1998
The Maryland Theatre has received $7,500 from the Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust, officials said. The money was used to buy microphones, enhance the sound system and install new lighting in the archways in front of the 21 S. Potomac St. theater, said Pat Wolford, the theater board's president. Theater officials decided to install lights in the archways for the first time to enhance the theater's front and for security, Wolford said. Last year the theater received $5,000 from the trust to buy new curtains for the box seats, Wolford said.
NEWS
December 3, 2002
Subway restaurant to open in March BOONSBORO - Boonsboro is getting its first fast-food restaurant, a Subway. Town Manager John Kendall told the mayor and council that the restaurant plans a March opening at 11 N. Main St., which is now occupied by Main Street Grill. The family restaurant's lease expired and the building's new owner chose not to renew it, Boonsboro Councilman Kevin Chambers said. "I'm not happy about losing a good family restaurant," said Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman Jr. Kauffman said he doesn't object to Subway or other fast-food restaurants.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 20, 2012
A few years ago, as the Boonsboro High School football team was getting ready to play its home opener, its scoreboard went on the fritz and one had to be borrowed from the nearby Boonsboro Area Athletic Association, said Karen Seabright, former secretary of the Boonsboro Athletic Boosters. Another time in recent years, the scoreboard's sound system was out for the homecoming game, so the name of the homecoming queen couldn't be announced, Seabright said. This season, Warrior Stadium events have a different kind of scoreboard theatrics - the good kind.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | May 31, 2000
Organizers of the fifth annual Western Maryland Blues Fest in Hagerstown are counting on the weather to cooperate with their plans for this weekend's outdoor music festival. cont. from front page Although it has rained two out of the last three weekends, the National Weather Service is calling for clear skies and temperatures in the low 80s on Saturday. Thanks to the bright outlook, Blues Fest will hold on to its tradition of not purchasing rain insurance. Organizers hope to surpass last year's record 20,000 attendance.
NEWS
November 2, 2011
Clear Spring High School will get a new audio system for its auditorium during the winter break. The Board of Education voted 5-0 Tuesday to award the project to the lowest bidder, Cardinal Sound & Communications of Silver Spring, Md., for $29,800, according to an online broadcast of the meeting. The other two bids were $38,997 by Good Sound Co., of Newmanstown, Pa., and $43,500 by Hunt Audio Video of Hagerstown, according to presentation documents. The high school has had to borrow or rent sound equipment for theatrical performances because the existing sound system doesn't reach the entire audience, the documents said.
NEWS
October 9, 2004
Apple Butter Festival Two days of country fun, crafts, games, contests, music and apple butter. Today, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Berkeley Springs. Free. Call 1-800-447-8797 or go on the Web to www.berkeleysprings.com . Harvest Hoedown Pony rides, pumpkin painting, hayrides, scarecrow making, Washington County Antique Tractor Club show, petting zoo, City Farmers Market vendors, Police Athletic League cheerleaders and entertainment by Sunshine the Clown and Magic by McVeagh.
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By LISA PREJEAN | July 31, 2009
"Mom, I don't think I can take any more of this music. " We were having dinner with friends at a local restaurant, and my 10-year-old was ready to go. The food was great, the company was even better, but the screaming instruments and screeching vocals coming from the sound system were overpowering. It was loud. It was annoying. It made us want to leave. Dessert? No thanks. Whatever happened to melodic sounds drifting through the air, soothing a tired body and calming a weary mind?
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April 10, 2013
The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the allocation of $22,411 to The Maryland Theatre for its sound system upgrade project. The total cost of the project is $44,822, according to an April 5 memo from John Lestitian, the city's director of economic and community development, to Bruce Zimmerman, city administrator. Drawing from its general fund revenue, the city is funding half of the project, the other half will be funded by the Washington County Office of Community Grant Management, the memo states.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | November 15, 2012
At the start of the school year, Western Heights Middle School sixth-grader Andrea Makle said she was asking her ancient-history teacher a lot of questions because, sitting in the back of the class, she had difficulty hearing him. Next door in Laurie Atwell's geography class, seventh-grader Nadia Metz was having similar problems hearing Atwell even though Nadia sat in the front of the class. These days teachers often walk around their classrooms while speaking, and for these two classrooms any hearing issues are compounded during lunch.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 20, 2012
A few years ago, as the Boonsboro High School football team was getting ready to play its home opener, its scoreboard went on the fritz and one had to be borrowed from the nearby Boonsboro Area Athletic Association, said Karen Seabright, former secretary of the Boonsboro Athletic Boosters. Another time in recent years, the scoreboard's sound system was out for the homecoming game, so the name of the homecoming queen couldn't be announced, Seabright said. This season, Warrior Stadium events have a different kind of scoreboard theatrics - the good kind.
NEWS
November 2, 2011
Clear Spring High School will get a new audio system for its auditorium during the winter break. The Board of Education voted 5-0 Tuesday to award the project to the lowest bidder, Cardinal Sound & Communications of Silver Spring, Md., for $29,800, according to an online broadcast of the meeting. The other two bids were $38,997 by Good Sound Co., of Newmanstown, Pa., and $43,500 by Hunt Audio Video of Hagerstown, according to presentation documents. The high school has had to borrow or rent sound equipment for theatrical performances because the existing sound system doesn't reach the entire audience, the documents said.
NEWS
By LISA PREJEAN | July 31, 2009
"Mom, I don't think I can take any more of this music. " We were having dinner with friends at a local restaurant, and my 10-year-old was ready to go. The food was great, the company was even better, but the screaming instruments and screeching vocals coming from the sound system were overpowering. It was loud. It was annoying. It made us want to leave. Dessert? No thanks. Whatever happened to melodic sounds drifting through the air, soothing a tired body and calming a weary mind?
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | July 24, 2008
Live music is back at The Maryland Theatre courtyard. The downtown Hagerstown courtyard hasn't hosted a live concert in seven years, since the 2001 Western Maryland Blues Fest. Starting tomorrow, the theater will host Wind Down Friday Night every Friday through Sept. 12, and possibly beyond if the response is good. The theater has a new Circle of Friends, a group of socially, artistically and culturally conscious Tri-State-area residents who volunteer their time to help the theater create new events and fundraisers.
NEWS
By DON AINES | March 15, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. - Tucked away in the rear of the former County Market, in what had been a meat locker, Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz cavorted as big as life in "Sahara. " Even bigger than life in close-ups. Tri-State Home Theatre of Chambersburg had turned the freezer into a sixth-degree black belt Zen master couch potato experience, with a 138-inch-wide JVC Professional CineWide projection television, a Klipsch THX Ultra 2 sound system and three rows of deeply cushioned seats.
NEWS
By DON AINES | March 14, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Tucked away in the rear of the former County Market, in what had been a meat locker, Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz cavorted as big as life in "Sahara. " Even bigger than life in close-ups. Tri-State Home Theatre of Chambersburg had turned the freezer into a sixth-degree black belt Zen master couch potato experience, with a 138-inch-wide JVC Professional CineWide projection television, a Klipsch THX Ultra 2 sound system and three rows of deeply cushioned seats.
NEWS
April 10, 2006
Giving up isn't an option To the editor: Did you ever stop and think of the saying, "no pain, no gain" in relationship to life? I often wonder why so much always seems to happen to one person. It can throw you into self-pity, and while it's OK to be in that condition for a while, I wouldn't recommend staying in that state of mind too long. Trial after trial, test after test, and I think, "Why, what's the purpose?" Someone once said to me, it is to toughen a person up. I said, "How tough does one have to be?"
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