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April 16, 2012
Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, a continuing care retirement community, near Boonsboro, will host its third annual spring open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 12. Guests may take tours of the village, chat with staff members and residents and ride a horse-drawn wagon through the community. Gourmet refreshments will be provided. Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village is at 8507 Mapleville Road. To RSVP for the open house or to obtain additional information, call 301-671-5015 or 301-671-5016 or visit  
March 7, 2011
Spring is just around the corner, and with a few warm days, we will all be itching to get outside and do something. We all know spring is a time of birth and rebirth, planting and sowing, as well as the flowering of trees and bulbs that have been slumbering in winter’s cold. However, we need to be cautious as spring approaches. You are probably thinking, what is there to be cautious about? Spring is for celebrating. That’s true, but what we need to do is work with nature and not against it. Now is the time when I get many calls about pasture renovation.
Bill Kohler | February 16, 2011
Pitchers and catchers are starting to report. Seven simple words that to many mean more about the coming of spring than a silly fat rodent in Western Pennsylvania. In simple English, it translates into: Spring isn’t here, but it’s right around the corner. It means we all can hope a little because spring signifies a fresh start. In baseball, it means we all can start over. Every team is 0-0. Every big league team — even the Orioles, Brewers, Royals and Pirates (yes, even the Pirates)
April 7, 2009
Spring was in full bloom Monday outside Dickinson & Wait Craft Gallery in Shepherdstown, W.Va., where local artists, from left, Judy Bradshaw, Tara Bell and Mona Kissel take time for a visit.
by JOE CROCETTA / Staff Photographer | April 20, 2006
Lori Hall of Maugansville washes her Honda Odyssey while enjoying the warm weather Wednesday afternoon.
January 7, 2008
Sparky, a 6-year-old Jack Russell terrier, walks with Gary Clevenger on Sunday in James Rumsey Park in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
by Kevin G. Gilbert | February 17, 2006
A fisherman takes advantage of Thursday's warm weather and recent stocking to fish the Opequon Creek near Scrabble Road in Berkeley County, W.Va.
April 5, 2001
Spruce-ups for spring The sun crossed the equator at 8:31 a.m., Tuesday, March 20. What does that mean to you? It means SPRING! continued Webster's defines spring as any period of beginning or newness, but you don't need a dictionary to know that. You can see it. You can hear it. You can feel it. Spring means longer days, more sunshine, warmer temperatures. How can you bring the lighter, brighter season inside? We asked some experts - Hagerstown floral designer Dean Gossard, interior designer Carol Austin, and syndicated columnist and Queen of Helpful Hints, Heloise, for some easy and inexpensive ideas for spring spruce-ups for the home.
March 9, 2007
Tractors and toys. At the Valley Mall, that's the mix. The Washington County Antique Tractor Club Spring Show is sharing space at the mall with the Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club. The show will be at the mall through Sunday and includes antique farm tractors, lawn and garden tractors, house and farm tools and equipment, and Tri-State tractor pullers. A rope-making event will be today at 6:30 p.m., and a children's tractor pull will be Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The learn more about the show, go to www.herald-mail.
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