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October 14, 2011
This watermelon, grown by Jeff and Lisa Foltz of Resh Road in Hagerstown, weighs 95 pounds, and is 26 1/4 inches long and 13 inches wide.
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October 1, 2009
Keegan Everson, 4, planted a watermelon plant in his garden at his Pappy Martin's in Clear Spring. The watermelon is 34 inches in circumference and weighs 25 1/2 pounds. Keegan shared it with is daycare friends at Citi.
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by LYNN F. LITTLE | August 9, 2002
While there is no such thing as the perfect fruit, a crisp, juicy slice of watermelon on a hot summer day comes close. Watermelon is an all-American favorite, ideal for both snacks and meals. And you can feel good about serving watermelon to your family. In addition to being a refreshing summer treat, watermelon is packed with nutrition. Take a look at seven nutritional benefits watermelon has to offer. Good source of vitamin A: Vitamin A has many roles in promoting overall health.
NEWS
June 29, 1999
A member of our staff recently asked how to pick the freshest produce. This person found watermelon to be particularly difficult, buying five from three different stores one summer and finding that all were tasteless. So how do you pick a watermelon or cantaloupe? There are a couple of "old wives' " ways of telling if a watermelon is ready to eat, according to Gary Fay of Dave's Wholesale Produce in Hagerstown. One way is to lay a broom straw on the watermelon. If the straw turns, the melon is ripe.
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by HEATHER KEELS | August 5, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. heatherk@herald-mail.com It was a long, long table, and there was a long, long wait for each of the 41 eager, squirming children seated around it to be handed first a paper towel, then two juicy slices of watermelon, but not one took a bite before the shout of, "ready, set, GO!" Instantly, the ring was full of cheers and shouts, dribbling juice and 41 heads frantically burrowing into melon. The Berkeley County Youth Fair's annual watermelon eating contest had begun.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | November 25, 2012
When 7-year-old Annie Steig found out her drawing of a watermelon was going to be published in Highlights magazine, she and her mother made a racket in the kitchen. “We kind of ran around the kitchen and screamed a lot,” said Annie's mother, Julie Steig. “I thought it was really cool and I was excited, very excited,” said Annie, a second-grader at Paramount Elementary School north of Hagerstown. After Annie calmed down a little, she called her friend, Erika Wilson, to share the news, while her mother called “everybody” and posted it on Facebook, said Annie, the daughter of Sean and Julie Steig.
LIFESTYLE
By Aidan Skjeveland | February 9, 2013
"This was a few years ago at the day-care center at (Hagerstown Community College)," said Amanda Miller, Aidan's mother and a language arts instructor at HCC. "The teacher had asked about poems. I asked (Aidan) some questions and these were his answers. Verbatim. " Aidan, now 7, created his poem about one of the things he loved - and still loves - most in his life: the blanket he's kept near himself since he was a baby. "I was kind of describing Blue Blankie - what he's like, how he feels," said Aidan, now 7. "Normally, that's what poems are - describing something or telling how it feels.
NEWS
by LYNN F. LITTLE | July 6, 2005
You've probably seen headlines like these: Fruits and vegetables lower cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease. Strawberries and watermelon help prevent prostate problems. There's no doubt that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is good for you. The problem is that most Americans just aren't getting enough fruit for optimal health and well-being. Summer is the perfect season to get into the fruit habit. Many fresh fruits are less expensive and easily available in grocery stores and farmers markets.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 6, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- "It's easy. Just swallow. " Chad Starner's advice for winning the ice cream eating contest title at the Berkeley County Youth Fair seems simple enough. Avoiding the physical discomfort that comes with gulping a pint of vanilla ice cream is another test altogether. "The last bite didn't go down very well," the 17-year-old Hedgesville teen said moments after beating more than a dozen other contestants in the senior division of the annual contest. While some scooped the ice cream from Styrofoam bowls with their fingers or actually used a plastic spoon provided, Starner peeled away the insulation and held the frozen treat with both hands and ate it like an apple in large bites as a small cheering section urged some to "shove it in there.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 10, 2013
After a whirlwind of activities, the 38th Triennial Greencastle-Antrim Old Home Week has come to a close. With its first female president and record attendance, Old Home Week 2013 was one for the record books. Carol Christophel made history when she stepped into the role of Old Home Week's  president, the first woman to hold that title since the tradition began in 1902. “It's an honor and a privilege, and the directors had so much confidence in me that it was just wonderful,” Christophel said.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 10, 2013
After a whirlwind of activities, the 38th Triennial Greencastle-Antrim Old Home Week has come to a close. With its first female president and record attendance, Old Home Week 2013 was one for the record books. Carol Christophel made history when she stepped into the role of Old Home Week's  president, the first woman to hold that title since the tradition began in 1902. “It's an honor and a privilege, and the directors had so much confidence in me that it was just wonderful,” Christophel said.
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LIFESTYLE
By Aidan Skjeveland | February 9, 2013
"This was a few years ago at the day-care center at (Hagerstown Community College)," said Amanda Miller, Aidan's mother and a language arts instructor at HCC. "The teacher had asked about poems. I asked (Aidan) some questions and these were his answers. Verbatim. " Aidan, now 7, created his poem about one of the things he loved - and still loves - most in his life: the blanket he's kept near himself since he was a baby. "I was kind of describing Blue Blankie - what he's like, how he feels," said Aidan, now 7. "Normally, that's what poems are - describing something or telling how it feels.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | November 25, 2012
When 7-year-old Annie Steig found out her drawing of a watermelon was going to be published in Highlights magazine, she and her mother made a racket in the kitchen. “We kind of ran around the kitchen and screamed a lot,” said Annie's mother, Julie Steig. “I thought it was really cool and I was excited, very excited,” said Annie, a second-grader at Paramount Elementary School north of Hagerstown. After Annie calmed down a little, she called her friend, Erika Wilson, to share the news, while her mother called “everybody” and posted it on Facebook, said Annie, the daughter of Sean and Julie Steig.
LIFESTYLE
September 18, 2012
Julia Brugh of Hagerstown has can   ned with her mother and sister for many years. She said she and her sisters grew up watching their mother can produce from the gardens their dad planted at their homes in West Virginia and, later, in Maryland. Brugh's mother, Peggy Stinson, started canning in 1969 with the produce from her husband's first garden in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Stinson continued to can annually, feeding a family of nine children. Brugh's sister, Roxanne Brewer, visits during the peach harvest in Washington County.
LIFESTYLE
October 14, 2011
This watermelon, grown by Jeff and Lisa Foltz of Resh Road in Hagerstown, weighs 95 pounds, and is 26 1/4 inches long and 13 inches wide.
NEWS
By LYNNE ROSSETTO KASPER | August 25, 2010
Dear Lynne: The pot we make tomato sauce in is enameled cast iron. Enamel is flaking off the bottom. Can we still use the pot if we scrub it out? -- Lacy and Family Dear Lacy and Family: You don't want enamel flaking into your tomatoes. It's just not healthy. Parting will be sweet sorrow, but the pot's given its all and it is time for it to go. Replace the pot with one lined with stainless steel, which is indestructible and, like your enameled pot, doesn't react with the acids in tomatoes.
NEWS
October 1, 2009
Keegan Everson, 4, planted a watermelon plant in his garden at his Pappy Martin's in Clear Spring. The watermelon is 34 inches in circumference and weighs 25 1/2 pounds. Keegan shared it with is daycare friends at Citi.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 6, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- "It's easy. Just swallow. " Chad Starner's advice for winning the ice cream eating contest title at the Berkeley County Youth Fair seems simple enough. Avoiding the physical discomfort that comes with gulping a pint of vanilla ice cream is another test altogether. "The last bite didn't go down very well," the 17-year-old Hedgesville teen said moments after beating more than a dozen other contestants in the senior division of the annual contest. While some scooped the ice cream from Styrofoam bowls with their fingers or actually used a plastic spoon provided, Starner peeled away the insulation and held the frozen treat with both hands and ate it like an apple in large bites as a small cheering section urged some to "shove it in there.
NEWS
by HEATHER KEELS | August 5, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. heatherk@herald-mail.com It was a long, long table, and there was a long, long wait for each of the 41 eager, squirming children seated around it to be handed first a paper towel, then two juicy slices of watermelon, but not one took a bite before the shout of, "ready, set, GO!" Instantly, the ring was full of cheers and shouts, dribbling juice and 41 heads frantically burrowing into melon. The Berkeley County Youth Fair's annual watermelon eating contest had begun.
NEWS
by LYNN F. LITTLE | July 6, 2005
You've probably seen headlines like these: Fruits and vegetables lower cholesterol levels and risk of heart disease. Strawberries and watermelon help prevent prostate problems. There's no doubt that eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is good for you. The problem is that most Americans just aren't getting enough fruit for optimal health and well-being. Summer is the perfect season to get into the fruit habit. Many fresh fruits are less expensive and easily available in grocery stores and farmers markets.
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