June 30, 2013
Potomac Heights Elementary School recently honored 13 students for exemplifying the character traits of a caring student. The students enjoyed lunch, featuring ice cream sundaes, at the “Golden Table” with counselor Jacklyn Kinzer. Back row, from left, Ezra White, Railyn Gregory, Braden Kolb, Audrey Matthews and Teddy Humphries. Front row, Ashley Buckley, Huddsen Reisinger, Dylan Kolb, Jenna Milek, Christine Nance, Jaden Mason and Jayvion Jones. Not pictured: Alison Parks.
September 27, 2012
Thanks to a new, custom-built table, area school children who rely on the use of a wheelchair are able to fully participate in Renfrew Institute's Pennsylvania German four-square garden program activities. Andy Rovelstad of Waynesboro built the table and installed it in the garden this spring, after learning of the need for such a table from Renfrew Institute faculty member, Doris Goldman. “Doris showed me a photo of a similar table. That's all I need to make anything, a picture and a couple of dimensions,” Rovelstad, a retired engineer and lifelong woodworker, said in a news release.
October 11, 2012
The silver has been polished and the heirloom china has been set on a flowing, monogrammed tablecloth. Candles are lit, music plays softly in the background and everyone is dressed up. The setting might take you back to the 1950s when dinner parties were all the rage. Couples received invitations, time and effort went into menu planning and cocktails were served. As the decades passed, so did the idea of such formal affairs. "Relaxed" became the buzz word and dressing down was a must.
October 17, 2007
Women at the Table is a political-action committee that encourages women to pursue active roles in public life. This year the group recognized Sharon Chirgott and Marge Peters for their leadership in Washington County during an awards ceremony at the Fountain Head Country Club. Chirgott, a former middle school science teacher, is the only female member on the Funkstown Town Council. Peters, a breast cancer survivor, is the former executive secretary and administrator of the Washington County Historical Society and has served with a variety of county boards and volunteer organizations.
May 19, 2007
Jack and Donna Vargo, of New York state, prepare Friday for this weekend's French and Indian War muster at Fort Frederick State Park by setting up a period table in their tent. The couple, who portray a Seneca Indian and a French blacksmith, belong to a group of artisans and merchants who provide food, beverages and other goods to troops on the move.
November 15, 2008
Family-activities expert Dana Christine shares ideas for creating a festive holiday atmosphere on the Thanksgiving buffet table and in other areas of the home. o It doesn't have to cost much to add whimsy and style to the Thanksgiving table. Buy a large sheet of inexpensive fabric in an earth-tone color to cover the table. Don't waste money on fine linens. Add height and drama to the buffet by placing shoeboxes, coffee cans and other items under the fabric, then place the dishes on top of the raised areas.
October 2, 2011
I received several comments and even an opinion letter about my suggestion to develop a vision for Hagerstown's downtown. The letter was critical of me for allegedly using a “20th-century premise” that a city's center is the “sole economic engine” for the city and the surrounding county. I never said, nor meant to imply that; my thesis remains centered on creating a vision and taking action. The writer mentioned seven ideas for economic development that would be good for the county.
April 13, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Renfrew Institute will hold its second annual Recycle/Reuse Earth Day Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Renfrew Park, 1010 E. Main St. Make extra cash when you rent a yard sale space, bring a table and sell your discarded "stuff. " Spaces cost $15 each, double spaces cost $25 and triple spaces cost $30. Each space accommodates an 8-foot table or two card tables. Renfrew is not accepting yard sale items from the public. Pre-registration is preferred for vendors, but registration is also available upon arrival.
June 26, 2013
A fundraiser to benefit the Doleman Black Heritage Museum will be held Saturday, July 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Applause Caterers, 58 E. Washington St. in Hagerstown. Doors open at 2 p.m. The second annual Chocolate Garden Tea will include a tea party with an assortment of chocolate desserts, a showing of the latest mobile museum exhibits, a raffle of two Longaberger baskets filled with goodies, and performances by local musician Duane Carey and vocalist Kirky Mason and guests. Tickets cost $25 per person or $250 for a table of 10. If interested in becoming a table sponsor, to make a donation, or to buy tickets, call Alesia Parson-McBean at 301-797-5019, or send an email to email@example.com .
November 9, 2006
FAIRPLAY - The Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club will host the 19th annual Western Maryland Farm Toy Show on Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18. The event will take place at Washington County Agricultural Education Center. Dealers may set up on Nov. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m.; the show is open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. Set-up times on Nov. 18 are from 7 to 9 a.m.; the show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A pedal pull will take place Nov. 18 at noon. Dealers at the farm toy show will be charged $15 for their first table and $10 for each additional table.