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Chad Smith | March 11, 2011
We've officially moved into daylight-saving time, which means spring is right around the corner. When spring hits, opportunities for fitness activities open up wide. I get excited when the weather breaks, and the wife and I can start taking the kids to do more things together outdoors. I'm eager to get the boy to City Park to harass some ducks, plus he's got some climbing on rocks to do. Our poor shut-in dog has some extra winter doggy weight to lose, as well. Now is the time to start planning your "out of the gym" activities to add some much needed variety to your fitness program.
June 2, 2010
The third annual spring artisan sale at the Pottery at Searchwell, 18839 Manor Church Road, Boonsboro, will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Potters Allison Severance and Blair Meerfeld will celebrate spring with the new pots from their spring firings. And with spring comes a new line of kitchen pots, including bean pots, bakers, casseroles, butter and cheese keepers, honey pots and large centerpiece bowls. Other handcrafted items from artisans will be available.
April 22, 2013
Spring has sprung even if it isn't as warm or as moist as we often think of spring. However, as weather goes in the spring here in the Great Valley, if you don't like today's weather, stick around, because tomorrow's will be different. Spring on the farm is full of new beginnings. Calves, lambs and kids are born and chicks hatch. The renewing of the land begins, as well as the wheat, rye, barley and pastures green up. Spring also comes with lots of activity and smells. There is the smell of freshly turned soil, and of course, the smell of manure.
By ERIN JULIUS | March 20, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Anna Rosencrance knows what spring is all about. "I plan to go out in the garden and look for daffodils," the 4-year-old girl said Friday afternoon from high up on playground equipment at City Park. Anna was at the park with her mother, Susan Rosencrance, and her grandfather, Robert Morrison, of Williamsport. Friday was the first day of spring, and an AccuWeather meteorologist predicted this weekend will be a "tranquil" spring weekend. Today is expected to be sunny, with temperatures reaching the mid-50s, AccuWeather meteorologist Tom Kines said Friday morning.
By REBECCA SNOUFFER | April 1, 2008
Breathing in fresh air Feeling the fresh breeze on your face Smelling the colorful flowers This is spring Running in the green grass Hearing the birds sing Seeing little buds Bloom into roses and daisies This is spring Watching animals Prancing along the ground Seeing trees swaying in the gentle wind Watching everything become new This is spring Seeing baby animals Opening their curious eyes Growing up ...
by JOE CROCETTA / Staff Photographer | April 4, 2007
Jordan Davis, 2, of Williamsport, slips and slides his way down this plastic tube slide at Hagerstown City Park on a warm Tuesday afternoon.
February 10, 2009
The Murray siblings of Hagerstown took advantage of Monday's mild weather to enjoy a game of basketball in their backyard. Temperatures are expected to remain warmer than usual the next two days, although showers are expected. For updated weather forecasts, go to The Herald-Mail Accuweather
April 5, 2012
The Shenandoah Area Council of Boy Scouts of America will hold its spring camporee May 18-20 at Sam Michaels Park near Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Registration forms are due by May 4. Send forms to Boy Scouts of America, c/o Shenandoah Area Council Inc., 107 Youth Development Court, Winchester VA 22602. For more information, call 540-662-2725 or send an email to
By JACK HILL II | Staff Correspondent | September 10, 2013
The Clear Spring Blazers dominated the Berkeley Springs Indians from start to finish as they scored a quick 25-5, 25-10, 25-8 sweep on Tuesday night in a high school volleyball match. “I think our girls were working well together,” Clear Spring coach Sabrina LeHew said. “We were trying some new things. We were serving aggressively, which actually resulted in 10 errors. But it is hard to be mad at that, because we had 28 aces. I was happy that my girls came out with a lot of intensity and we never had a lull in the action.
September 9, 2013
Candidate deadlines, election announced The deadline to declare candidacy in the upcoming Clear Spring town elections is Monday, Oct. 7, town officials said Monday night. To be eligible, candidates must reside in Clear Spring for at least two years prior to running for office, be at least 21 years old, be a qualified voter and maintain residence throughout his or her term, Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said. The seats of Hose and council members Carol and Theodore Hovermale will be up for grabs in the Monday, Nov. 4 election.
By TIM KOELBLE | | September 7, 2013
The one and only extra point that was converted on Saturday was the difference in a win or loss. Ryan Abbott's kick in the second quarter gave Saint James a 7-6 lead and ended up being the difference on a beautiful Saturday afternoon as the Saints presented head coach John Root with his first victory in a 13-12 nailbiter over Clear Spring. “It's nice to get the first win, but I'm more happy for the kids,” Root said. The effort was strong, but the results leading to the final were a little sloppy, especially in the second half.
By BOB PARASILITI | | September 5, 2013
Blocking and tackling are usually the most important things in football. Clear Spring knows those techniques will take them places. But they add two more factors on their list - health and prayer. Coach Craig Bathgate admits he's pretty happy with the team he has taking the field for the 2013 season, but it doesn't mean he isn't looking for a safety net or two. “We have to pray to stay healthy and we have to play iron man style,” he said. Health is important when you only have 25 players on the roster.
By DAVE MCMILLION | | September 1, 2013
Fire broke out in a lumber-drying kiln along Clear Spring road between Clear Spring and Williamsport Sunday night.  Flames shot high in the air before fire crews could get water on the structure at 14255 Clear Spring Road (Md. 68) at about 10 p.m.  The owner of the property, Carl Eby, said he used the kiln to dry wood for lumber companies.  Eby, who was at a church service when he was told about the blaze, said he does not know what caused the fire.   Large plumes of steam started to rise off the building at about 10:18 p.m. when water started to soak into the structure.
August 30, 2013
Nancy Replogle of Clear Spring captured the reserve world championship title and the first- place Super-Select title in aged mares at the 2013 Adequan Select American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on Aug. 27 in Amarillo. Replogle showed the American quarter horse, Sweet Rosie O Grady, which is owned and bred by RC Whisner of New Stanton, Pa. The 2009 buckskin mare was sired by Kids Classic Style and out of What An Eyeful. In the aged mares class, 15 entries competed for world champion honors and a purse of $3,000.
By DAVE McMILLION | | August 29, 2013
When Berkeley Springs-area businessman Larry Omps and his two sons emerged this week with the winning bid for the historic 65-room Country Inn, Jeanne Mozier said she knew it was going to be a good fit. Mozier - vice president of Travel Berkeley Springs, the local convention and visitors bureau - said the fact that the sons were involved in the purchase tells her that the family has made a commitment for the future of the inn, which has faced financial...
By MARK KELLER | | August 28, 2013
After months of tending to myriad off-the-field details, Derek Munson is happy to finally have his team preparing for a football game. Undoubtedly, the seemingly endless meetings with administrators, parents, boosters and the like all are important to launching a new football program. But Munson is a coach. Given the choice, he'd much rather be on a practice field than in a conference room. “It is nice to really focus on football and prepare for that first game,” said Munson, the first-year head coach of the first-year program at the new Spring Mills High School.
August 14, 2013
The sixth annual Berkeley Springs Fall Birding Festival will be held at various locations in and around Berkeley Springs from Friday, Sept. 20, to Sunday, Sept. 22. Most of the festival's events will be free and the public is invited. Events will include Friday and Saturday evening programs at the Ice House, bird walks and workshops during the day Saturday, and a bird walk Sunday morning. The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is the lead festival sponsor. This year's featured evening speaker will be naturalist and nature photographer Wil Hersh-berger.
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