September 29, 2010
You just know that the biased, godless, seal-clubbing media will be all over this story, so it is up to freedom-loving writers such as myself to set the record straight before it gets too much "traction" and begins to "resonate" among the buzzword buzzards in the mainstream press. The "story" is as follows: According to the Pew Research Center, a survey of more than 3,000 Americans showed that the segment of our society that is most knowledgeable about religion is -- atheists. Yes, atheists and agnostics know more about Christianity than Christians do, according to the survey, and about other world religions as well.
October 28, 1999
Today is the officially designated day for Halloween trick or treating in Hagerstown. Trick or treaters are advised to go out from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight. Trick or treating will also occur tonight in Keedysville, Boonsboro, Smithsburg and Williamsport from about 6 to 8 p.m. Trick or treating in Hancock is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Funkstown does not disclose its trick or treating times, Mayor Robert L. Kline said. Information on the trick or treating times in Sharpsburg and Clear Spring was not available.
September 14, 2000
Trick or treat night designated The Hagerstown City Council Tuesday informally approved making Thursday Oct. 26, Trick or Treat Night in Hagerstown. Trick or treating would be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., according to a city memo. A formal vote on the designation is expected Sept. 26, said City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman.
October 14, 2000
Dargan sets Trick or Treat night DARGAN - The town of Dargan will hold Trick or Treat night Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Turn on your porch lights, if you want to give out treats.
October 10, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A "Trick or Can" for the Community Food Bank will be held Friday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. in various neighborhoods in the area. "Trick or Can" is an event where individuals ask for a nonperishable food item instead of the treats they receive during the traditional trick or treat. Several area youths from various beliefs and backgrounds serve weekly at the food bank and have decided to "Trick or Can" to raise awareness of the food bank's needs and inspire others to do the same.
October 23, 2008
Prime Outlets: 495 Prime Outlets, Hagerstown: 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28 Boonsboro: 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 Clear Spring: 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 Hagerstown: 6 to 8 p.m., Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31 Hancock: 6 to 8 p.m., Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31 Keedysville: 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 Sharpsburg: 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30 Smithsburg: 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct....
July 2, 1997
Hagerstown residents might be asked to trick or treat on a specific night this Halloween season to prevent problems that occur when residents trick or treat outside their neighborhood, city officials said Tuesday. At least three council members - Metzner, William Breichner and J. Wallace "Wally" McClure - said they liked the idea of the city designating a trick or treat night. It could be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., officials said. "Trick or treating is for the neighborhood, for the kids.
October 19, 1997
Hagerstown parents and kids are being asked to plan their trick or treat night for Thursday, Oct. 30, by the City of Hagerstown. Limiting trick or treating to between 6 and 8 that night will help Hagerstown City Police patrol more effectively, said Downtown Coordinator Karen Giffin. It also will give police more time on Friday to prepare for Saturday night's Mummers' Parade, she said.
October 7, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Trick or treat night will be celebrated on Halloween in Charles Town, though town council members worried briefly about it possibly interfering with the homecoming game at Jefferson High School. Oct. 31 falls on a Friday this year, the same night as the annual homecoming celebration at the high school. Council members talked briefly about moving trick or treat night to another day, but tradition won out. Trick or treaters can go door to door in search of candy at houses where the porch lights are on from 6 to 8 p.m. Halloween night.