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By JULIE E. GREENE | | October 9, 2011
A parade of chrome, rubber, leather and denim made its way Sunday from Williamsport to Boonsboro to Leitersburg to Barefoot Bernie's in Hagerstown to raise money to supply toys to needy children this holiday season. Approximately 60 motorcycles, carrying about 80 riders, participated in Harley-Davidson of Williamsport's Washington County Toys for Tots Run, organizers said. The Williamsport company has combined efforts with the Harley-Davidson outfit in Frederick, Md., in recent years for the ride, but this year ventured out on its own, said Heather Bailey, marketing coordinator for Harley-Davidson of Williamsport.
October 5, 2011
A motorcycle ride to benefit Toys for Tots will be Sunday, Oct. 9, starting at Harley-Davidson of Williamsport at 10210 Governor Lane Blvd. Registration will be from 10 to 11 a.m. The ride starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at Barefoot Bernies in Hagerstown. A minimum donation of $20 per rider and $10 per passenger is required. To get a registration form, send an email to . For more information, call 301-694-8177 or send an email to .
October 4, 2011
1. Burning love "All Shook Up" is a musical based on the songs of Elvis Presley and the Shakespearean play "Twelfth Night. " Pictured left are, Jeffrey Perry Czerbinski as Chad and Katherine Moorman as Natalie. Fridays and Saturdays through Friday, Oct. 28; matinee Sunday, Oct. 16. No show on Friday, Oct. 21. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., rear, downtown Hagerstown. Tickets are $34.50 and $38.50. Show only tickets, $15. For reservations, call 301-739-7469. 2. Staging of a haunting The Apollo Civic Theatre will host its annual The Haunted Theatre event.
September 15, 2011
Danielle Cook opened a lemonade stand June 18 at the home of Traci Weaver, a friend of the family. For several hours, Danielle, 7, operated her stand and sold $131 worth of lemonade. Danielle donated the money to Washington County's U.S. Marine Corps League's Toys for Tots program. Danielle was honored Sept. 6 by the local Marine Corps League at its regular meeting. She was awarded a certificate of appreciation, which recognized her initiative, leadership, friendliness, courtesy, hard work and dedication.
August 9, 2011
Lost - Black toy poodle When - The dog has been missing since July 27. Where - The female dog was lost in State Line, Pa., and was last seen at Washington County Regional Airport on Aug. 4. Description - The female dog weighs about 10 pounds. She has been spayed. She was not wearing a collar, but has a microchip. She answers to the name Bella, but the owner asks that the dog not be chased. She said to kneel, use baby talk and food, and confine if possible.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | July 30, 2011
The Alans were out in force on their Harleys for Saturday's Martinsburg American Legion Riders Group's annual Toys for Tots Poker Run. Alan Rannals, Alan Rannals II and Alan Rannals III - grandfather, father and son - all are named for movie star Alan Ladd. Alan Rannals, 61, or "Iron Butt," as he's known by fellow Harley riders, was one of the oldest riders in Saturday's fundraiser for the Christmas toy program. He is a Vietnam War veteran and a Legion member. Rannals was born in Hollywood, Calif., the second youngest of nine children.
July 28, 2011
The Martinsburg American Legion Riders will host their second annual Toys for Tots Poker Run on Saturday. The ride starts at the VIP Sports Bar and Grill on Eagle School Road near the intersection with Veronica Street. The event begins with an all-you-can-eat breakfast at 7 a.m. at the VIP Sports Bar followed by the Veterans Combined Honor Guard providing a 21-gun salute and a rendition of taps. The breakfast costs $6 a person Following a safety briefing, the first bikes will ride out at 10 a.m. with the remaining bikes to leave at 10:30, according to Brian Tolstyka, director of the Martinsburg American Legion Riders Group.
July 22, 2011
Name: Isis Age: 2 years old Color: Tan Breed: Dachshund-pug mix ID: A13432156 This brown-eyed, droopy-eared little lady will win your heart with just one glance. Isis is full of spunk and is always looking for a lap to jump into so that she can give you kisses on the cheek.  She loves to play with her squeaky toys and dance for treats. She is sure to bond quickly with her new family given how much she loves affection and being with people.
July 4, 2011
The Tri-State Farm Toy Collectors Club recently awarded two scholarships to area students. Tyson Cline, a graduate of Williamsport High School, received a $1,000 scholarship from the club. He plans to attend Allegany College of Maryland and major in forestry. Joshua Ernst, a graduate of Clear Spring High School, received a $500 scholarship from the club. He will attend Potomac State College and major in resource management. The scholarships are awarded annually to students in the Tri-State area who plan to study in the natural resources/agriculture-related fields.
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