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Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | April 22, 2011
Samples Manor Church of God near Dargan will hold a sunrise service Easter Sunday at 6:45 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be served after the service at Potomac Valley Fire Department in Dargan.   South County Food bank to receive donations Donations at the Sharpsburg Area Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at Antietam National Battlefield will go to the South County Food Bank.   Gardeners to hold plant sale April 30 The Washington County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Ag Center at 7303 Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro.
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By DON AINES | April 23, 2000
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - In the pre-dawn chill Sunday outside the Southgate Mall, about 10 people joined hands as the Rev. Richard Vandervort asked God to "turn this parking lot into a sanctuary. " cont. from news page About 15 minutes later, as the leaden skies lightened and the street lights over the parking lot began to blink off, some 200 people had gathered for the Chambersburg Community Easter Sunrise Service. The parking lot in the Third Ward was a change of venue for the sunrise service, which Vandervort said has traditionally been held in Chambersburg's Memorial Park band shell.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | April 5, 2010
Slide show: Easter sunrise service at Antietam battlefield SHARPSBURG -- Bill Poffenberger remembers standing on Cannon Hill near Sharpsburg at sunrise one Easter as a child, "freezing my buns off. " "We've stood in the snow and the rain and all that good stuff, but I don't dwell on that too much," said Poffenberger, 76, who lives north of Sharpsburg. The Sharpsburg-area sunrise Easter service that became a tradition was started in 1946 by several people, including Poffenberger's father.
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April 3, 2010
Sharpsburg, The annual Easter sunrise service at Antietam National Battlefield's Visitors Center at 6:30 a.m. will be in the observation room that overlooks Bloody Lane. The Rev. Karen Erskine-Valentine will preach and Jonas Dawson will be on the keyboard. Trinity Orchard House, Shepherdstown Road, Martinsburg, W.Va., the intown community sunrise service on Easter Sunday will begin at 6 a.m. St. James Brethren Church, Lappans Road, will host the community Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Manor Church of the Brethren, Downsville Church of the Brethren and Downsville Christian Church will join to celebrate.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | March 24, 2008
SHARPSBURG -- What better place to celebrate the rise of Jesus Christ than overlooking an area known as "Bloody Lane," said The Rev. Delancy L. Catlett. Catlett, of Christ Reformed UCC in Sharpsburg, was one of about 130 people who participated in a sunrise church service on Easter Sunday at Antietam National Battlefield. "Where else do you celebrate the rise of Christ ... His triumph over death," Catlett said. Christians celebrate Easter as the day that Jesus rose from the dead, three days after his crucifixion.
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April 7, 2007
Antietam National Battlefield Visitors Center, Sharpsburg, the Easter sunrise service will begin at 6:30 a.m. The Rev. Richard Hembrock will be speaking. First United Bank & Trust, Inwood, W.Va., the South Berkeley sunrise service and breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. The breakfast will be served at Bunker Hill Church Brethren in Christ Church social hall. Manor Church of the Brethren will be the host church for the community Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.
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By PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878 | April 8, 2009
Potomac Garden Club digs in at Town Hall On March 31, members of the Potomac Garden Club gathered at Town Hall. They brought plants, shrubs, shovels, rakes and buckets. They dug, mulched and planted in front of Town Hall. The members invite everyone to stop by Town Hall and enjoy the new flowers and plants. They plan to continue adding plantings throughout the summer and fall. The club's April meeting will be Tuesday, April 21, at 12:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | April 8, 2007
Some Easter traditions never change: Sunrise services were to commence at dawn today, ham will be sliced in homes and local restaurants as part of Easter spreads and chocolate rabbits topped pastel baskets across the area. Other holiday traditions, such as the Easter bonnet and the hard-boiled Easter egg, aren't faring as well. Meanwhile, other twists on some old staples - organic chocolate and sugar-free sweets - are cropping up. Pastor Richard Hembrock of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg was to bring the message of Easter to parishioners from several Sharpsburg-area churches and others at 6:30 a.m. today during a sunrise service at Antietam National Battlefield's observation room.
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Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | April 22, 2011
Samples Manor Church of God near Dargan will hold a sunrise service Easter Sunday at 6:45 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts will be served after the service at Potomac Valley Fire Department in Dargan.   South County Food bank to receive donations Donations at the Sharpsburg Area Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at Antietam National Battlefield will go to the South County Food Bank.   Gardeners to hold plant sale April 30 The Washington County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Ag Center at 7303 Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | April 5, 2010
Slide show: Easter sunrise service at Antietam battlefield SHARPSBURG -- Bill Poffenberger remembers standing on Cannon Hill near Sharpsburg at sunrise one Easter as a child, "freezing my buns off. " "We've stood in the snow and the rain and all that good stuff, but I don't dwell on that too much," said Poffenberger, 76, who lives north of Sharpsburg. The Sharpsburg-area sunrise Easter service that became a tradition was started in 1946 by several people, including Poffenberger's father.
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April 3, 2010
Sharpsburg, The annual Easter sunrise service at Antietam National Battlefield's Visitors Center at 6:30 a.m. will be in the observation room that overlooks Bloody Lane. The Rev. Karen Erskine-Valentine will preach and Jonas Dawson will be on the keyboard. Trinity Orchard House, Shepherdstown Road, Martinsburg, W.Va., the intown community sunrise service on Easter Sunday will begin at 6 a.m. St. James Brethren Church, Lappans Road, will host the community Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Manor Church of the Brethren, Downsville Church of the Brethren and Downsville Christian Church will join to celebrate.
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By HARRY NOGLE | April 16, 2009
o Read more Harry Nogle columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Little League to hold money bonanza The Sharpsburg Little League season opens Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with games starting at noon. The league will hold a money bonanza Saturday, May 2, with tip jars and 50/50 at the Williamsport Fire Hall. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. and a ticket drawing will be at 7:30 p.m. with winnings of $35, $100 and $1,000. A dance with music by Knights of the Turntable will begin at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $35 per couple.
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By PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878 | April 8, 2009
Potomac Garden Club digs in at Town Hall On March 31, members of the Potomac Garden Club gathered at Town Hall. They brought plants, shrubs, shovels, rakes and buckets. They dug, mulched and planted in front of Town Hall. The members invite everyone to stop by Town Hall and enjoy the new flowers and plants. They plan to continue adding plantings throughout the summer and fall. The club's April meeting will be Tuesday, April 21, at 12:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | March 24, 2008
SHARPSBURG -- What better place to celebrate the rise of Jesus Christ than overlooking an area known as "Bloody Lane," said The Rev. Delancy L. Catlett. Catlett, of Christ Reformed UCC in Sharpsburg, was one of about 130 people who participated in a sunrise church service on Easter Sunday at Antietam National Battlefield. "Where else do you celebrate the rise of Christ ... His triumph over death," Catlett said. Christians celebrate Easter as the day that Jesus rose from the dead, three days after his crucifixion.
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By PEPPER BALLARD | April 8, 2007
Some Easter traditions never change: Sunrise services were to commence at dawn today, ham will be sliced in homes and local restaurants as part of Easter spreads and chocolate rabbits topped pastel baskets across the area. Other holiday traditions, such as the Easter bonnet and the hard-boiled Easter egg, aren't faring as well. Meanwhile, other twists on some old staples - organic chocolate and sugar-free sweets - are cropping up. Pastor Richard Hembrock of Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg was to bring the message of Easter to parishioners from several Sharpsburg-area churches and others at 6:30 a.m. today during a sunrise service at Antietam National Battlefield's observation room.
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April 7, 2007
Antietam National Battlefield Visitors Center, Sharpsburg, the Easter sunrise service will begin at 6:30 a.m. The Rev. Richard Hembrock will be speaking. First United Bank & Trust, Inwood, W.Va., the South Berkeley sunrise service and breakfast will begin at 7 a.m. The breakfast will be served at Bunker Hill Church Brethren in Christ Church social hall. Manor Church of the Brethren will be the host church for the community Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.
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