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October 1, 2004
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park Cumberland Visitor Center is changing its hours of operation to Wednesdays through Sundays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center, in the Western Maryland Railway Station at 12 Canal St., will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays beginning immediately. For information or to schedule group tours Wednesdays through Sundays, call the center at 301-722-8226.
July 12, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - Lock demonstrations at Lock 44 will be held Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 3 p.m. through Sept. 3. Visitors will learn about "locking through" and the lock tender's life during the demonstrations. The lock is just downstream from the Williamsport Visitor Center at 205 W. Potomac St. The visitors center is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For information, call 301-582-0813.
August 16, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - Lock demonstrations at Lock 44 will be held Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 3 p.m. through Sept. 3. During the demonstrations, visitors will have a chance to learn about "locking through" and the lock tender's life. The lock is just downstream from the Williamsport Visitor Center at 205 W. Potomac St. The visitors center is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, call 301-582-0813.
January 27, 2003
If you watch "Legends" Antietam Cable Television, Channel 65 Saturday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. The program will continue to air Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through March 2. For information, go to the "Legends" link at
April 5, 2001
Where's Heloise's column? Some readers have asked what happened to the Heloise column that used to run on Sundays. That column now runs every Thursday. Heloise writes six columns a week, which run Monday through Saturday on the Daily Break page.
August 28, 2009
Without a Cue Productions will present "The Falsettos Murder," an interactive murder mystery dinner theater on Sundays Aug. 30, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. at Academy Theater in Hagerstown. The dinner and show costs $45. Catering is by Applause Caterers. For more information, call 301-797-5755.
May 25, 2012
Claude M. Potterfield Pool at Staley Park will open for the season from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.  Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28, and Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. Beginning Monday, June 4, the pool will operate with regular swim times, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Potterfield Pool is at 730 Frederick St, Hagerstown. Season passes and daily rates are available for swimmers in addition to passes exclusively for the evening swim.
December 30, 2006
The Western Maryland Room of the Washington County Free Library will operate on an expanded scheduled beginning Sunday, Jan. 7. Hours on Tuesday and Sundays will be added to the previous schedule. The new Western Maryland Room schedule follows: Mondays, 2 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon; Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. The Sunday hours, a trial period through July, will be funded with a grant from Friends of the Western Maryland Room.
August 29, 2011
The annual Hagerstown Corn Maze will open Saturday, Sept. 3, at Celebration Farm, 17638 Garden View Road in Maugansville. The maze will be open Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, from noon to 6 p.m. It will be open until Sunday, Oct. 30. The hours are Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m; and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. It is open other days by appointment. Admission costs $5 for adults and teens; $3 for those ages 5 to 12; and is free for those 4 and younger.
January 3, 2012
1. Toot! Toot! Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum will hold an open house featuring operating model train layouts and the continued restoration and maintenance of Antietam Station at noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 8 through Feb. 5. Antietam Station, 17230 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg. Free, donations accepted. Call 301-800-9829, email or go to . 2. A magical train adventure Mixed-media artist and train collector Lee Scott will host an open house for his 500-square-foot model train layout and museum.
August 23, 2013
1. Military chorus The U.S. Navy Sea Chanters will perform choral selections, part of Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series. 6:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 240-500-2346 or go to . 2. Tomato tasting time Master Gardeners of Franklin County's Penn State Cooperative Extension will hold its annual Tomato Tasting Day. The public can taste several types of tomatoes and rate them.
Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | August 22, 2013
The Second Christian Church, 65 W. North Avenue, will celebrate “100 women in blue” for its Women's Day Program Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Elder Darlene Cooper, Greater Campher Temple, under Elder Mency, will be the guest speaker and will expound on this year's theme, “God's Women,” in honor of the women of God who have been called from labor to reward in 2013. In honor of this theme, the Rev. Rose Ann Duckett, Deaconess Edith Hart and Helen Dixon will be at this wonderful celebration.
August 13, 2013
The Hagerstown Aviation Museum will hold an Open Airplane Afternoon Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.  The event will celebrate National Aviation Day. Attendees can climb aboard and sit in the cockpit of the Fairchild C-82 and C-119 Flying Boxcar and see other museum aircraft, such as the 1943 Fairchild PT-19 World War II Trainer and the 1928 Kreider Reisner KR-31 biplane, all built in Hagerstown. The museum owns 19 historic aircraft, of which 14 were built here. There will be an opportunity to step back in time and experience a memorable flight in the museum's 1943 Fairchild PT-19 Primary Trainer.
August 2, 2013
Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park west of Thurmont will be closed from approximately 9 a.m. Saturday until about 7 p.m. Sunday, the National Park Service said. Park Central Road will be closed between the Camp Misty Mount Entrance and Camp Greentop. Reservations for Poplar Grove, Camp Misty Mount, Camp Greentop and Camp Round Meadow will be honored, according to a park service news release. Hikers may access trails to Thurmont Vista, Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock, as well as the Falls Nature Trail from the Visitor Center Trailheads.
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | July 24, 2013
Civil War event takes place Sunday Expect to hear cannon fire in Hancock on Sunday afternoon. Don't be alarmed, though. It will be part of a special program at the summer meeting of the Hancock Historical Society, to be held in the Joseph Hancock Park on West Main Street.  The guest speaker for the occasion will be Hancock Mayor Daniel Murphy, who  is also president of the historical society. His topic will be “Cannons and Horses: The Nightmare That Was Civil War Artillery,” and, just for fun, his presentation will include live cannon fire.
By DAVE McMILLION | | July 23, 2013
Hundreds of people gathered at the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair's track Monday evening for a uniquely local event, but only part of it got off the ground before heavy rain moved in. The attraction was a youth and adult tractor pull for residents, but organizers were only able to get the youth competition completed before the skies opened up. The decision was made to cancel the adult tractor pull and reschedule it for 2 p.m. Sunday at...
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