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By MEG H. PARTINGTON | June 30, 1999
Martinsburg, W.Va., will celebrate history and preservation with Roundhouse Rail Day Saturday, July 3. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Martin Street will be transformed into a festival scene with music, arts and crafts, antique cars, motorcycles, a train display, fire trucks and canine unit exhibits. [cont. from lifestyle ] For a $1 donation, buses will take visitors over the tracks from the train station's parking lot to the B&O Roundhouse. The building boasts wrought-iron framework and a manual turntable that still functions, says Judy Martin, events chairwoman of Roundhouse Center Committee.
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | February 8, 2009
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- The Allison-Antrim Museum in Greencastle wished a happy 200th birthday to the 16th president of the United States this weekend with a new display dedicated to Abraham Lincoln's life, death, legacy and politics. The display is the museum's first collection devoted to Lincoln, and Curator Bonnie Shockey said that to honor his bicentennial birthday and emancipation of slavery, the collection will be on display through March. Lincoln touched many people in Franklin County, Shockey said.
By DON AINES | September 7, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In 1907, what then was called the Broad Street School opened its doors for students from first through eighth grades. On Friday, Mary B. Sharpe Elementary School's 158 students and about an equal number of former teachers and students gathered around the flag pole as a color guard of students Madison Armstrong, Sarah Harris and Bryce Patterson raised the Stars and Stripes to mark a centennial of continuous education at the...
Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | June 13, 2012
Fly your American flag proudly on Thursday in honor of National Flag Day. The idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. B.J. Cigrand, a school teacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wis., Public Schools, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of “The Stars and Stripes”) as “Flag Birthday.”  It was not until Aug. 3, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 of each year as National Flag Day. Ravenwood volunteers Students at Salem Avenue Elementary School in Hagerstown were fortunate again this year to have volunteers visit from Ravenwood Lutheran Village.  Residents Juanita Shank, the late Sara Zenge, Susan Logan and Ellen Phebus, along with staff members Abby Housel and Susan Zimmerer, visited teachers Sara Dillow's and Sandy Melton's classes about twice a month.
October 26, 2000
Bartlett's bill to protect pooches By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett Jr. to discourage euthanization of retired military dogs passed Congress Thursday night. If signed by President Clinton, the law will allow Department of Defense dogs to be adopted by their handlers or other suitable people when they get too old to work. Current law doesn't permit adoptions because of the risk of lawsuits. There's no guarantee the sometimes aggressive dogs wouldn't hurt someone.
April 9, 2011
Civil War exhibit A reception for the expanded Civil War exhibit. 1 to 3 p.m. today. Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $5; $3, seniors and students; free for ages 13 and younger. Call 301-797-8782. Ambush and Dolly Harris Allison-Antrim Museum presents  a Union ambush of Confederate soldiers in the square and a re-enactment of Dolly Harris' presentation of the Stars and Stripes to Confederate troops. Saturday. Part of a weekend-long commemoration of Civil War events in Greencastle, Pa., area.
by MARLO BARNHART | August 8, 2005
HAGERSTOWN When Master Sgt. Linda Mayes Waring stepped up to the microphone Sunday afternoon as soloist with the U.S. Air Force Concert Band, a cool breeze of pleasure swept over the crowd at Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater. Before singing a note, Waring got cheers from her special fan club of about a dozen or so Washington County family and friends. But after belting out two Gershwin tunes, Waring could add several hundred more fans to that club, judging by the applause.
June 19, 2013
Betsy Payette of Mont Alto, Pa., is a member of the Waynesboro (Pa.) Historical Society. She contributed this recipe for Finnish pancake to the society's 2001 cookbook, “Culinary Traditions: A Taste of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.” Payette said her family ate this pancake every Christmas morning with sliced peaches and honey drizzled over the top. “It was the three of us - my husband, my daughter and myself,” Payette said. “My husband, George, made it. We lived in Europe, and probably it was served to us.” Betsy and George lived in Germany when he worked with the U.S. military newspaper, Stars and Stripes.
By KATE COLEMAN | June 30, 1999
Hagerstown Municipal Band will celebrate America's history in concert with Hagerstown Choral Arts, Sunday, July 4, at 8 p.m. The band, organized n 1915, has quite a history itself. This summer marks the 85th series of the band's summer concerts. [cont. from lifestyle ] The Independence Day concert will be in Hagerstown City Park's band shell, built in 1936 and rededicated and named in honor of Peter Buys in 1965. Buys, a native of Holland, directed Hagerstown Municipal Band from 1920 to 1959.
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