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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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By ERIN JULIUS | June 12, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The American flag was described in many ways Friday. Children wave it in processions. It brings tears to the eyes of athletes. In war, it reminds soldiers why they fight, and for what. At funerals, it is the last tribute to veterans. While speakers talked about what the flag meant, an AMVETS Post 10 color/honor guard and Boy Scout Troop 2 held the American flag aloft for Friday afternoon's Flag Day ceremony at University Plaza on West Washington Street. "Our flag is saluted by soldiers and revered by citizens," said Fred Shinbur, chairman of the Maryland Veterans Commission.
NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | June 15, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Hagerstown officials took a moment Wednesday morning to honor the stars and stripes in celebration of the 229th anniversary of the American flag. "Flag Day is for one flag, our national flag ... Old Glory," said Rusty Baker, commander of AMVETS Post 10. As part of the 27th annual National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance, members of Girls Inc., led about 25 people in the pledge at University Plaza. Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II used the occasion to announce his plan to alter the plaza in time for next year's Flag Day. "I'm going to push to have at least a 40-foot flagpole there," he said, "and a plaque dedicated in honor of veterans.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | July 5, 1999
Bonnie Showalter wasn't about to let a broken ankle keep her away from Sunday's Independence Day choral and band concert Sunday in Hagerstown City Park. [cont. from front page ] Showalter and her husband, Henry, have been coming to the concerts in the park since they moved to Hagerstown 12 years ago. This time, Bonnie Showalter had to use a wheelchair. "I'm tired of being in the house," she said. About 1,000 people came out to hear the Hagerstown Municipal Band and Hagerstown Choral Arts perform a patriotic free concert at the park.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | November 4, 2002
andrear@herald-mail.com For first-grade student Cierra Ferguson, the key to voting for the best candidate involves "picking a person who says kindly words. " A person like "the girl" who hopes to be Maryland's next governor, said Cierra, 7. She said Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's leadership reminds her of her favorite shirt, which says "Girls Rule. " Led by the North Hagerstown High School band, Cierra and other students at Winter Street Elementary School marched through the streets of Hagerstown on Friday to celebrate their patriotism and encourage people to vote in Tuesday's election.
NEWS
July 5, 2013
Battle of Hagerstown Tours of Hagerstown will be held to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Hagerstown during the Civil War. The 90-minute tours are today at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. and cover about 1 1/2 miles. Meet in front of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Public Square, Hagerstown. Reservations suggested. Call 301-739-8577, ext. 139, or send an email to cw150@hagerstownmd.org and specify the time you wish to participate and the number in your group.
NEWS
By DON AINES | September 8, 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...
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | August 8, 2005
HAGERSTOWN marlob@herald-mail.com 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.
LIFESTYLE
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.
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