June 16, 2013
The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host the 229th U.S. Army Band as part of its annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series Sunday at 6:15 p.m. in HCC's Alumni Amphitheater. A traditional military band that features five ensembles, the 229th U.S. Army Band has been part of the Maryland National Guard for most of the 20th century and is one of the few military bands to have received battle honors. HCC's performance will feature the concert band ensemble.
June 16, 2013
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission invites the community to “Farm to Fork - the Future Faces of Agriculture” dinner Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at LJ's and the Kat Lounge, 1130 Conrad Court in Hagerstown. Touted as a fine-dining picnic experience, Alex Tiches, LJ's owner, and Chef Lonnie Coble will prepare a dinner menu featuring all local ingredients, including beef, lamb, goat, artisan cheeses, and fruits and vegetables. Future Farmers of America and 4-H Club members will be on hand to discuss the importance of local, sustainable food products and share information about farming and agriculture.
June 13, 2013
1. Howl at the moon Howl at the Moon party features entertainment by Moondog Medicine Show. A fundraiser for Humane Society of Washington County's DogSnip Program. The evening will feature prepared dishes from downtown restaurants and a silent auction. 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at University Plaza, 32 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $30; $50, couples. For tickets, call 301-733-2060, ext. 239, or go to www.hswcmd.org . 2. Miniature art Mansion House gallery features a show of miniature art by members of Valley Art Association.
June 12, 2013
For Friday through Sunday Movie times listed are those provided as of noon Wednesday and may be revised by theaters at any time. MARYLAND LEITERSBURG CINEMAS 20145 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown • 240-329-2093 www.leitersburgcinemas.com 42 (PG-13) - Fri./Sun. - 10 p.m.; Sat. - 9:50 p.m. After Earth (PG-13) - Fri./Sun. - 1:30, 3:35, 5:40, 7:45, 9:55 p.m.; Sat. - 10:50 a.m., 1, 3:15, 5:25, 7:35, 9:45 p.m. Epic (PG) - Fri./Sun. - 1:40, 3:45, 6, 8:15 p.m.; Sat. - 10:40 a.m., 12:50, 3, 5:10, 7:15, 9:20 p.m. Fast & Furious 6 (PG-13)
June 11, 2013
Reader's Digest has teamed up with Geico, Purina's Beneful dog food and The Salvation Army to bring a family fun tent to Municipal Stadium, 274 E. Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown. The event called “Best in America” begins at 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Events include: Geico's Ring Toss, Lizard Leap and a photo station to take a family photo with Geico Gecko. Beneful's three Pet Monty, in which participants guess which water bowl contains the hidden item. Correct guesses will be rewarded with a sample of Beneful dog food.
June 8, 2013
Heather Gayle of Hedgesville, W.Va., believes that music can bring people together. That's why Gayle, 19, and her group were selected to perform today at the Capital Pride event in Washington, D.C. The event is a celebration for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Gayle, who's a singer and rapper, is known as 1 Luv. Joining her onstage are her dancers, the 1 Luv Crew, younger sister Hope Gayle, and longtime friend Charice Washington of Shepherdstown, W.Va. “We go every year.
June 5, 2013
The powerful chord struck by most patriotic American songs isn't necessarily the music. It's the sentiment. Songs like “The Star-Spangled Banner” or “Battle Hymn of the Republic” can lift spirits during hard times, enrich our appreciation of heritage and inspire a strong love of country. Some originally were written as poems, others are anthems that span the centuries - from the earliest days of our nation to contemporary country and rock hits. But they all have one thing in common: They're proudly made in the U.S.A.
June 2, 2013
Storms that passed through the Hagerstown area Sunday afternoon knocked down trees and caused a brief delay for the Western Maryland Blues Fest in City Park, officials said. A Maryland State Police spokesman said he believes the storms also contributed to a vehicle accident on westbound Interstate 70 at the 29-mile marker. The crash was reported at 3:34 p.m., the same time a wind gust of 30 mph was recorded in Hagerstown, officials said. The accident in the area of the Sharpsburg Pike interchange occurred when a vehicle struck a guardrail, police said.