March 14, 2013
Hagerstown Community College will host the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe Friday, March 29, beginning at 7 p.m., in the college's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center. The troupe was founded at the school in 1946. Since that time, the troupe has traveled all over the U.S. and abroad promoting gymnastics. Wellknown for its high- energy performances, the troupe performs both men's and women's gymnastic apparatus routines, as well as novelty circus acts that incorporate the use of chairs, ladders and trampolines.
October 15, 2012
Rachel Powell of Boonsboro will perform with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans dance group at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. She is a 2009 graduate of Boonsboro High School. The Tamburitzans is a multicultural song and dance company. The world-renowned troupe is made up of about 30 dancers. The group is dedicated to the performance and preservation of the music, songs and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring folk cultures.
July 6, 2012
The magic of live theater triumphs on stage as children from all around the region participate in the Waynesboro Children's Theatre Troupe's annual productions. These large-scale musicals that incorporate elaborate costumes, set design and choreographed numbers originated from one man's appreciation for the art of theatre. Stephen Kulla, 48, of Waynesboro, Pa., the organization's founder and director, is an avid proponent of the importance of theater for youth. The Waynesboro Children's Theatre Troupe is not only an arena for children's theatrical expression, it is also a way for those involved to build confidence and self-esteem.
June 24, 2012
Julie A. (Troupe) Stone, 87, a resident of the Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, Pa., and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, June 22, 2012, at the nursing home. The service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Dirk Small will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, Md.
May 21, 2012
Thelma Marie (Brown) Troup, 101, of Boonsboro, Md., passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at the Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Jan. 24, 1911, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Mamie (Baker) Alexander. Mrs. Troup had worked as a seamstress for the Dorbey and L'Aiglon dress factories. She was a member of the Manor Church of the Brethren, Boonsboro, where she had served as her class treasurer for many years. She also was a charter member of the Fairplay Ladies Auxiliary and past president of the Fairplay School PTA. Mrs. Troup is survived by three children, Melodie L. Frey of Boonsboro, Calvin A. Brown and wife, Sue, of Hagerstown and Paul A. Brown and wife, Lois, of Boonsboro; stepdaughter, Wanda Fox and husband, Frank, of Lancaster, Pa.; two sisters, Teresa Tasker and husband, Jack, of Keyser, W.Va., and Faye Hayes of Hagerstown; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
December 5, 2011
The International Thespian Society, a division of the Educational Theatre Association, recently completed the ninth year of its national community service initiative, Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat. Thespian Troupe 7710 at Smithsburg High School helped make this year's program a success by collecting 722 pounds of food for local charitable food programs. They were among 289 Thespian troupes from 41 states collecting a total of 304,578 pounds of canned and nonperishable food in this year's campaign.
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.
May 10, 2011
Children's Village of Washington County Inc. will host its 20th annual Kids Alive Fest, open house and Community Safety Day on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Children's Village campus at 1546 Mount Aetna Road in Hagerstown. Scheduled activities include a K-9 demonstration by the Maryland Correctional Institution at noon, an auto extrication demonstration by the Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co. at 1 p.m. and a Ronald McDonald Safety Show at 2 p.m. Additional activities include car-seat safety checks by Community Rescue Service in the Brethren Mutual Insurance parking lot and child IDs using the MdCHIP program by the Gaye McGovern Insurance Agency, State Farm Insurance/Hagerstown Masonic Lodge.
February 20, 2011
Thelma Marie (Brown) Troup celebrated her 100th birthday recently at Manor Church of the Brethren’s fellowship Hall. About 145 guests were on hand for the celebration. Troup was born Jan. 24, 1911, in Hagerstown. She married Cecil Brown in 1930. They had four children, Melodie, Calvin, Kenny and Paul. She has 22 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, Cecil, died in 1946 after 16 years of marriage. At that time, her youngest child was 5 years old, so she worked and raised the children on her own. In 1972, she married Earl Troup and was only married three years before he died.