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January 12, 2001
Town newsletter editor to be paid for work SHARPSBURG - The Sharpsburg Town Council agreed this week to add Town Crier editor Jan Wetterer to the town's payroll. "We decided to give her a regular salary and thanked her for her volunteer years," said Mayor Sid Gale. Wetterer will be paid $7 an hour, Gale said. Wetterer said she has voluntarily operated Town Crier, the monthly town newsletter, since the first issue in February 1991. She estimates she spends about 15 hours a month working on the newsletter.
NEWS
August 15, 2008
The Elizabethtowne Feaste and Frolic is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, at Duffy's on Potomac. Proceeds from the event benefit the Waltersdorf/Henson Magnolia Foundation Scholarship Fund for the benefit of the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. In its second year, the Renaissance-themed evening begins at Duffy's with a 6:30 p.m. reception followed by a dinner of Renaissance-inspired fare at 7 p.m. Following dinner, a knight on horseback and the "Pied Piper," portrayed by flutist Morgan Jenkins, will lead guests to the Maryland Theatre, where they will be greeted by a town crier, played by local performer, Jay Frantz.
NEWS
September 15, 2004
Town officials want trash dumping halted SHARPSBURG - Someone has been dumping trash in the town run, and town officials want it to stop. Resident Ernie Wetterer said he found trash in the town run near his home and Councilman Russ Weaver said he's cleaned trash out of the spring three times this summer. Town Attorney Charles Wagaman said the only way to catch the perpetrators might be to install a video camera in the area. For now, Wagaman said he will write a note about not littering for the Town Crier and bring a proposal to the Mayor and Town Council next month to make littering a municipal infraction.
NEWS
September 16, 2008
Funds raised from the Elizabethtowne Feaste and Frolic event Saturday will generate 10 $2,500 scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2009 for students who are enrolled in programs at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) to use in the fall 2010 semester. "We are extremely pleased to announce that we have raised these funds. With a high percentage of students attending higher education institutions in Washington County requiring financial assistance, the need for scholarships is tremendous," said David Warner, USMH executive director.
NEWS
By DON AINES | February 16, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- An eclectic group of Ben Franklin veterans and wannabes gathered at the Heritage Center on Monday in the third and final casting call for the man or men who will portray Franklin County's namesake during its 225th anniversary. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau is looking for a few good Bens to play three personifications of the founding father. While most were interested in portraying Classic Ben, a couple possibilities for Contemporary Ben auditioned, though no one has stepped forward to be Young Ben. There was clinical psychologist Stephen Overcash; Ed Miller of Waynesboro, Pa., who played Franklin during the county bicentennial; retired banker Bob Harrison; town crier Roy Nester; and living historians Michael Levick and Richard Fox, both veterans at portraying Franklin.
NEWS
by HEATHER KEELS | July 5, 2005
heatherk@herald-mail.com WILLIAMSPORT - Though the sun beat down and temperatures soared into the 90s, directors of the Town Museum of Williamsport donned wigs and Revolutionary War costumes Monday morning for a ceremony to honor Williamsport's founder, Brig. Gen. Otho Holland Williams, at his grave in Riverview Cemetery at 11 a.m. "This is part of what the Fourth of July is all about," said Jerry Knode, the museum's chairman, who called Williams a great hero of the Revolutionary War and said he was one of George Washington's most trusted soldiers.
NEWS
November 16, 2000
Christmas event begins tonight in Greencastle By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Greencastle kicks off its 10th annual Heritage Christmas celebration at the borough square at 7 p.m. today with a 40-voice choral group, remarks from Mayor Frank Mowen dressed as a town crier and the lighting of the traditional tree by 5-year-old Ann Davis. Davis was chosen as the grand marshal for the annual Christmas Parade, which begins at 9:21 a.m. Saturday, said Dana Given, executive director of the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce.
NEWS
By KRISTIN WILSON | November 24, 2005
kristinw@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherdstown's Mayor Peter Wilson is brushing off his top hat and bringing out his Victorian-era finest, in preparation for Friday's Christmas in Shepherds-town opening ceremony. The mayor will welcome townsfolk to the holiday celebration that includes a week worth of activities - many reminiscent of old-time Christmas traditions. A town crier and chestnut roasters will greet visitors on George Street and carolers, Victorian food and music will be in abundance.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | November 7, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - It's a Christmas celebration that's eagerly anticipated by the folks in Shepherdstown. And with everything from roasted chestnuts and live music to bonfires and a holiday marketplace to enjoy, it's no wonder. The annual Christmas in Shepherdstown celebration starts in town the day after Thanksgiving and extends until Dec. 4. The year's event includes all the usual trappings such as a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, dinners and other events.
NEWS
July 2, 1998
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer A New York woman's painstaking effort to trace her family tree took a depressing turn last Friday when someone swiped the records she spent three years collecting while she was taking pictures on Potomac Street. "I was so upset," recalled Sheila Schneider, 52, of Pearl River, N.Y. "I was crying and saying, 'I wish they had taken my car, my jewelry, anything but that.'" After Schneider and her husband left the Washington County Free Library for dinner last Friday, she left the briefcase containing the records in an aluminum luggage cart next to the car. Handing her hearing-impaired husband some documents, she asked him to "watch my stuff" while she took pictures across the street of places where her ancestors were raised.
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By DON AINES | February 16, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- An eclectic group of Ben Franklin veterans and wannabes gathered at the Heritage Center on Monday in the third and final casting call for the man or men who will portray Franklin County's namesake during its 225th anniversary. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau is looking for a few good Bens to play three personifications of the founding father. While most were interested in portraying Classic Ben, a couple possibilities for Contemporary Ben auditioned, though no one has stepped forward to be Young Ben. There was clinical psychologist Stephen Overcash; Ed Miller of Waynesboro, Pa., who played Franklin during the county bicentennial; retired banker Bob Harrison; town crier Roy Nester; and living historians Michael Levick and Richard Fox, both veterans at portraying Franklin.
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NEWS
September 16, 2008
Funds raised from the Elizabethtowne Feaste and Frolic event Saturday will generate 10 $2,500 scholarships to be awarded in the spring of 2009 for students who are enrolled in programs at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) to use in the fall 2010 semester. "We are extremely pleased to announce that we have raised these funds. With a high percentage of students attending higher education institutions in Washington County requiring financial assistance, the need for scholarships is tremendous," said David Warner, USMH executive director.
NEWS
August 15, 2008
The Elizabethtowne Feaste and Frolic is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, at Duffy's on Potomac. Proceeds from the event benefit the Waltersdorf/Henson Magnolia Foundation Scholarship Fund for the benefit of the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. In its second year, the Renaissance-themed evening begins at Duffy's with a 6:30 p.m. reception followed by a dinner of Renaissance-inspired fare at 7 p.m. Following dinner, a knight on horseback and the "Pied Piper," portrayed by flutist Morgan Jenkins, will lead guests to the Maryland Theatre, where they will be greeted by a town crier, played by local performer, Jay Frantz.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | January 4, 2007
MERCERSBURG, PA. For eight years, villagers of Welsh Run, Pa., have relied on Welsh Run Kids News to keep them informed of local happenings. Kids News started as a "crazy idea" that Lillie Ostoich had when she was 12 years old. She liked writing and asked her mother if she could start her own newspaper. In 1998, Ostoich wrote, printed and sent out 25 copies of her first edition of Welsh Run Kids News. For years, villagers have learned of community gatherings, new neighbors and even of people's renovation projects in the colorful pages of the free monthly newspaper.
NEWS
By KRISTIN WILSON | November 24, 2005
kristinw@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherdstown's Mayor Peter Wilson is brushing off his top hat and bringing out his Victorian-era finest, in preparation for Friday's Christmas in Shepherds-town opening ceremony. The mayor will welcome townsfolk to the holiday celebration that includes a week worth of activities - many reminiscent of old-time Christmas traditions. A town crier and chestnut roasters will greet visitors on George Street and carolers, Victorian food and music will be in abundance.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | November 7, 2005
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - It's a Christmas celebration that's eagerly anticipated by the folks in Shepherdstown. And with everything from roasted chestnuts and live music to bonfires and a holiday marketplace to enjoy, it's no wonder. The annual Christmas in Shepherdstown celebration starts in town the day after Thanksgiving and extends until Dec. 4. The year's event includes all the usual trappings such as a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, dinners and other events.
NEWS
by HEATHER KEELS | July 5, 2005
heatherk@herald-mail.com WILLIAMSPORT - Though the sun beat down and temperatures soared into the 90s, directors of the Town Museum of Williamsport donned wigs and Revolutionary War costumes Monday morning for a ceremony to honor Williamsport's founder, Brig. Gen. Otho Holland Williams, at his grave in Riverview Cemetery at 11 a.m. "This is part of what the Fourth of July is all about," said Jerry Knode, the museum's chairman, who called Williams a great hero of the Revolutionary War and said he was one of George Washington's most trusted soldiers.
NEWS
September 15, 2004
Town officials want trash dumping halted SHARPSBURG - Someone has been dumping trash in the town run, and town officials want it to stop. Resident Ernie Wetterer said he found trash in the town run near his home and Councilman Russ Weaver said he's cleaned trash out of the spring three times this summer. Town Attorney Charles Wagaman said the only way to catch the perpetrators might be to install a video camera in the area. For now, Wagaman said he will write a note about not littering for the Town Crier and bring a proposal to the Mayor and Town Council next month to make littering a municipal infraction.
NEWS
January 12, 2001
Town newsletter editor to be paid for work SHARPSBURG - The Sharpsburg Town Council agreed this week to add Town Crier editor Jan Wetterer to the town's payroll. "We decided to give her a regular salary and thanked her for her volunteer years," said Mayor Sid Gale. Wetterer will be paid $7 an hour, Gale said. Wetterer said she has voluntarily operated Town Crier, the monthly town newsletter, since the first issue in February 1991. She estimates she spends about 15 hours a month working on the newsletter.
NEWS
November 16, 2000
Christmas event begins tonight in Greencastle By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Greencastle kicks off its 10th annual Heritage Christmas celebration at the borough square at 7 p.m. today with a 40-voice choral group, remarks from Mayor Frank Mowen dressed as a town crier and the lighting of the traditional tree by 5-year-old Ann Davis. Davis was chosen as the grand marshal for the annual Christmas Parade, which begins at 9:21 a.m. Saturday, said Dana Given, executive director of the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce.
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