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Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | July 11, 2012
Starting Thursday, the Just Mom and Me reading and craft series gets under way at Valley Mall .  The event includes stories, songs, crafts and other activities. Story time will be held in the Macy's Court area from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Thursday through Aug. 9. The Just Mom and Me weekly event is free and open to those ages 2 to 8. For more information or to register, go to . Summer concerts to start at City Park The Music by the Lake summer concert series begins Saturday at Hagerstown City Park . It will continue for four consecutive Saturdays.
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | March 2, 2011
Washington County Antique Tractor Club will hold its spring show at Valley Mall from March 21 to 27. The club will have a large display of antique tractors and also a display from the Washington County Tractor Pullers Association. On Friday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m., an old-time rope-making demonstration will be held. On Saturday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m., a kids' pedal event for those ages 5 to 10 will be featured. Prizes will be awarded. The club awards a $1,000 scholarship annually to a student who is pursuing a degree in agriculture.
By MAEGAN CLEARWOOD | | June 6, 2011
Fashion-savvy men soon will have a retail clothing store just for them at Valley Mall. Men’s Wearhouse, a chain that specializes in tailored men’s clothing, is preparing to open at the mall, said Michele Wills, the mall’s marketing director. Although there are stores at the mall that sell men’s clothing, Men’s Wearhouse will be the first store there that is specifically for men. According to the Men’s Wearhouse corporate website, the Valley Mall store will carry a retail line of men’s clothing, and will provide tuxedo rental and tailoring.
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | March 14, 2012
Antique tractor show planned at Valley Mall An antique tractor show will be held at Valley Mall from March 19 to 25. Antique tractors and farm equipment will be on display, presented by the Washington County Antique Tractor Club. The Hagerstown area club is comprised of a group of men, women and youths interested in preserving the history of farm tractors, farm equipment and to share knowledge with anyone who is interested in learning more about the history of farming in the county.
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | August 29, 2012
The Mall Model Search Experience is coming to Valley Mall to coincide with the mall's fall fashion show and talent contest. The Audition America Tour will select approximately 300 local models to participate in the event. Boys, girls, men and women of all ages and sizes are invited to the audition. The program is looking for the best models, actors, singers and dancers in the area. Talent, personality, poise, appearance and self-confidence are attributes that will be considered.
January 23, 2013
The agents and staff of Prudential Bowen Realty in Hagerstown volunteered to wrap gifts for the American Red Cross at Valley Mall during the holiday season.
September 5, 2011
A two-vehicle accident Sunday at the intersection of Massey and Halfway boulevard blocked traffic near Valley Mall, according to Washington County 91 The accident happened just after 2 p.m. and was “right smack in the middle of the intersection,” a 911 dispatcher said. Traffic was blocked for at least 40 minutes, a dispatcher said. An initial report had one person being transported to the hospital, but no one was transported, according to 911.
March 12, 2013
A cake and pie contest and auction is Friday, March 15, at Valley Mall stage at the food court, 17301 Valley Mall Road, Halfway. Cakes and pies may be entered at 6 p.m.; judging is at 6:30 p.m.; and the auction is at 7:30 p.m. There are two age groups: ages 18 and younger, and ages 19 and older. Entrants can enter more than once and in cake and pie categories; cake or pie must be on disposable plate or pie plate; refrigeration will not be available; and entries must be wrapped in foil.
By DAN DEARTH | | September 7, 2013
Joe Parker said he has no showroom, so he uses events such as Saturday's inaugural Lavish Living show at Valley Mall to drum up business. Parker, who owns a Budget Blinds franchise, said he advertises his shutters, wood blinds and draperies, then takes samples directly to the homes of potential customers in Washington and Frederick counties. He said he didn't make any sales Saturday, but customers took some of his brochures and business cards. “We've done all right,” Parker said.
By DON AINES | | August 17, 2013
There was plenty of back-to-school shopping going on Saturday at Valley Mall and, for any parents or children who were stumped on what the latest student fashions are, there was a fashion show to offer some tips. J.C. Penney, The Bon-Ton, Macy's, Aeropostale, P.S. from Aeropostale, Hot Topic and Deb Shops were showing off their fall lines, with student models strutting their stuff on the runway in the mall's concourse. Saturday's conclusion of the two-day School Dayz Mall Bash was sponsored by Valley Mall in partnership with Verstandig Broadcasting, said Michele Wills, the mall's marketing director.
By HOLLY SHOK | | August 11, 2013
They were reminded Sunday that shopping is not one of their favorite pastimes. Not by a longshot. “I don't enjoy shopping at all - I don't want to be here,” joked 43-year-old Woody Williamson, his hands clutching plastic hangers attached to blue gym shorts at Valley Mall in Halfway. Nevertheless, Williamson's 12-year-old son, Tyler, who starts seventh grade Aug. 19 at Spring Mills Middle School in Berkeley County, W.Va., needed a few clothing essentials and, most importantly, a new pair of Nike “Lebron” sneakers.
July 10, 2013
Pamela Jean (Porter) Perkins, 60, of Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro. Born June 28, 1953, in West Virginia, she was the daughter of James A. Porter Jr. of Boonsboro and the late Janice Dolores (Grubb) Porter. Pam was a 1971 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She had worked as the manager of the Hallmark stores at Fredericktowne Mall in Frederick, Md., and Valley Mall in Hagerstown. Pam worked as a volunteer at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.
By KAREN MAWDSLEY | | June 12, 2013
The casual dining chain Red Robin plans to open a restaurant at Valley Mall in Halfway this fall that will bring its signature hamburgers and 60 new jobs, according to company and mall officials. The restaurant - winner of the Zagat No. 1 Best Burger for the past four years in the full-service fast food category - offers standard, moderately priced American fare. It will debut its corporate-owned Hagerstown location at Valley Mall, located near the interchange of Interstate-81 and Interstate-70.
May 23, 2013
Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Business Services Division will offer “Introduction to Bartending” on Wednesdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning June 5 and ending July 31. Course topics include bar setup, glassware, measuring methods, tools, identification of liquors, beers, and wines, and recipes and mixing techniques. The Maryland State Techniques of Alcohol Management certification test will be given on the final night of class. Students must be at least 18 to enroll and 21 to participate in class tasting activities.
By DAVE McMILLION | | May 23, 2013
A 71-year-old Hagerstown woman suffered an amputation of her left hand Thursday afternoon when the 2002 Toyota she was driving struck a curb and a tree and flipped on its top in the Valley Mall parking lot, according to a Washington County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. The woman was headed toward the mall on Underpass Way when the vehicle made a left turn onto Valley Mall Road and struck the curb, Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose said. The woman was taken to Meritus Medical Center and later transported to MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Hose said.
By HOLLY SHOK | | May 3, 2013
The 24-hour Washington County Gives online fundraiser which ended at midnight Thursday raised $161,378 for four dozen county nonprofit organizations. The amount came from 1,564 contributions from 1,021 unique donors, according to tallies at While the goal was to raise $300,000, Bradley N. Sell, executive director of the Community Foundation of Washington County, which spearheaded the fundraiser aimed at benefiting area nonprofits, was pleased with the inaugural results.
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | May 2, 2013
Grandparents of students who attend Hickory Elementary School are invited to Grandparents Day. Grandparents are invited to visit the school Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m.   Spring band concert Fifth-graders at Hickory Elementary School will participate in a spring concert Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. in the Williamsport High School auditorium.   Deaf awareness event planned at mall May 10  Approximately 30 community organizations and businesses will be on hand to provide services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community Friday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4  p.m. near JC Penney at Valley Mall.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | May 1, 2013
Brett Hill, a lifelong Chicago Bears fan from Shippensburg, Pa., represented his favorite team on the podium in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday, calling out its pick, Khaseem Greene, after winning a trip to the draft through an online sweepstakes. “It was pretty incredible,” the 45-year-old said. “Just for an NFL fan there's nothing like it other than a game.” Hill, who is the director of security for AlliedBarton Security Services at Valley Mall in Hagerstown, won an all-expense paid trip to the draft and was taken to New York City with his girlfriend in a Limo that picked them up at his house.
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