June 28, 2011
A group of about 30 children will remember to Reduce, Recycle and Re-Use after watching the Saint Luke Lutheran Tent Troupe perform for the first time in Funkstown Tuesday afternoon with its show “Once Upon A Time....” “This is our 41st year, and we started because our youth minister pastor had a great love for music, theater and circus. At that time, there were a lot of troupes, but today we are the only traveling summer tent theater,” Drama Director Roney Shawe said. The troupe, which hails from Silver Spring, Md., performed interactive singalongs at Community Park like the “Hokey Pokey” and “Peanut Butter and Jelly,” and stories that included the Chinese folktale, “Tiki Tiki Tembo,” and “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein.
June 27, 2011
Thirty gallons of fuel spilled at a diesel fuel pump Monday afternoon at 11633 Greencastle Pike, Sgt. Wesley Loveless of the Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway said. The incident happened at a Pilot Travel Center just off Interstate 70 at Exit 24. When firefighters arrived on the scene, Loveless said the fuel was already going down the drain at the pump. "That was good because it prevents runoff, which could cause the oil to get in the water system and the plants," he said.
June 13, 2011
On May 20, 10 members of the Martinsburg Civil Air Patrol Squadron traveled to Joint Base Andrews, Md., to support and participate in the 2011 Joint Services Open House and Air Show. Martinsburg members participating were Cadet Airman Zach Arehart, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. John Dye, Cadet 2nd. Lt. Tim Dye, Cadet Chief Master Sgt. Quinn Kahsay, Cadet Basic David Kain, Cadet Airman Kenneth May, Cadet Tech Sgt. Ty Stansbury, Cadet Airman 1st Class Ian Sullivan, Capt. Gary Gourley and Maj. Russ Voelker.
May 5, 2011
The silence of Jeanette Monteith's Greencastle-Antrim Primary School classroom was suddenly interrupted Thursday by a phone ringing. "Is that Mr. Malone?" asked one of the students awaiting the arrival of their Trucker Buddy pen pal, James Malone. A number of false alarms followed until Malone entered, met the group of 20 students from kindergarten through second grade and received a round of applause befitting a visiting dignitary. "Hello, my name is Alexis. I'm 7 years old and I like to play with my horse," a student said in her introduction to Malone.
March 24, 2011
A group of eight travel writers participated in a tour of Maryland's Civil War sites from Feb. 22 to 25, in anticipation of the 150-year anniversary in April of the start of the war. The Maryland Office of Tourism and Visit Baltimore — with support from the Howard County Tourism Council, Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and Tourism Council of Frederick County — arranged the...
March 22, 2011
The St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Travel Group is hosting a trip to Branson, Mo., from Sept. 19 to 27. Trip includes St. Louis Arch, Graceland, lunch at Opryland Hotel and Pigeon Forge, Tenn. For more information, itinerary or reservations, call Margie Reed at 301-223-7726. Scouts to collect food for the food bank Cub Scouts and Boy Scout Troop 17 recently delivered door hangers about collecting food for the Williamsport Food Bank. The Scouts will be picking up the food on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. Place your donated food in bags or boxes and leave outside your door — nothing perishable, frozen or in glass, please.
February 20, 2011
Local tourism agency Travel Berkeley Springs requested that Morgan County increase the hotel/motel tax by 1 percent, which will be used to keep the organization running and for the advertising needed to promote the county. At the Morgan County Commission meeting on Thursday, Jeanne Mozier, a Travel Berkeley Springs board member, said the lodging industry supports the increase. A 3 percent hotel/motel tax was adopted in Morgan County in 1989 and “is still what it has been,” Mozier said.
February 18, 2011
Pastor Tim Ritchey Martin of Grossnickle Church of the Brethren in Myersville, Md., will travel to Africa for about two weeks with the executive director of Foods Resource Bank to visit several of the programs that the congregation has supported. He will visit Malawi and Zambia, leaving the United States on Feb. 25. He will return March 12. In cooperation with Foods Resource Bank and six other area churches, the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren sponsors a Growing Project to help support food sustainability programs in the developing world.
January 14, 2011
President Barack Obama plans to loosen Cuban travel policy to allow students and church groups to go to the communist country, the administration announced Friday. Students seeking academic credit and churches traveling for religious purposes will be able to go to Cuba. The plan will also let any American send as much as $500 every three months to Cuban citizens who are not part of the Castro administration and are not members of the Communist Party. Also, more airports will be allowed to offer charter service.