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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 22, 2011
Waynesboro Historical Society's third annual book fair was a casualty of Friday's oppressive heat. "The heat did us in," said Ellen Gsell, book sale and historical society volunteer chairwoman. After eight hours of sales at the Oller House, home of the historical society, at 138 W. Main St., in Waynesboro, Pa., Gsell had collected about one third of last year's first day sales. "We made $700 today (Friday) compared to $2,000 on the first day last year," Gsell said. "We still hope customers come Saturday.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 22, 2011
With a nod to television's popular "Antiques Roadshow," the Waynesboro Historical Society hosted its own antiques appraisal Saturday.  Nancy Derrick of Waynesboro had her possessions appraised by antique collectors Terry Barkdoll, Steve Graham and Joe Rock at the Oller House in Waynesboro. "I'm just curious," said Derrick about coming to the appraisal.  She brought in a set of cigar bands that her grandfather collected when he was 10 years old.  "He was born in 1899.
NEWS
August 11, 2013
The Waynesboro Historical Society will host a “chat session” at the Oller House, 138 W. Main St., from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. The guest moderator will be local historian Frances “Pampy” Miller. Any Waynesboro topics will be discussed. Pictures, news clipping or letters to share are welcome. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 717-762-1747. There is no registration. The public is invited.
NEWS
March 23, 2012
A member of the National Storytelling Network will visit Waynesboro Saturday as part of the town's continued commemoration of “Civil War 150.” Ilene Evans will portray Harriet Tubman as she shares the story of the Underground Railroad at Trinity United Church of Christ at 1:30 p.m. Evans will be dressed in period-appropriate attire to present the living-history program, highlighting the important role Tubman played in assisting escaped slaves...
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2013
1. 'All Dolled Up' tea party for kids “All Dolled Up,” a children's tea party, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at  Waynesboro Historical Society, 138 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Those attending may bring their favorite doll. Participants will handcraft a souvenir to keep and have the opportunity to visit the dollhouse on permanent display at the historical society. For ages 5 to 12. Music, flowers, finger foods, desserts and hot tea. $25 for one child and one adult, $12.50 for each additional child.
OBITUARIES
April 29, 2012
Mrs. Cynthia Lou Fox McJonathan, 68, died at 2:32 a.m. Saturday, 28 April 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. She was receiving respite care and rehabilitation at Golden Living in Hagerstown following her second case of pneumonia this year. Born 1 September 1943, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of Betty Jane (Boward) and Paul Marion Fox. Her early years were with her paternal grandparents, Myrtle (Brown) and Wilbur Fox, on their farm on Harbaugh Valley Road in Sabillasville.  She was graduated with an academic diploma from Thurmont High School with the Class of 1961.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 29, 2012
What is old could become new again in Waynesboro as town leaders work to replace a bridge using its original design. Blueprints dated back to 1926 for Memorial Bridge are being adapted for 21st-century needs, including increased width, 5-foot sidewalks and improved safety measures. The bridge on Pa. 16 is west of town near the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the borough line. On Thursday morning, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials met with state Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, and representatives of Main Street Waynesboro Inc., Waynesboro Historical Society, the borough of Waynesboro and Washington Township.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2012
The Top Five 'Annie' opens A musical about the spunky orphan adopted by a business tycoon. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Aug. 18; 1 p.m. Sunday, July 22. Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $29 to $42. Call 301-739-7469 or go to www.wcpdt.com . 'Dr. Dolittle' Hagerstown Children's Theater will present “Dr. Dolittle,” who talks to the animals. 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at The Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown.
LIFESTYLE
June 11, 2013
Ruth E. Showalter of W aynesboro, Pa., contributed this recipe to the Waynesboro Historical Society for the Historical Society's cookbook, “Culinary Traditions: A Taste of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.” Showalter said she contributed this recipe in 2001 when the society requested local cooks' recipes for the cookbook. “This is a recipe that has circulated around my community a good bit. It's not original to me,” she said. “The cheese adds a wonderful flavor.” Ironically, Showalter said she would probably not make the recipe today exactly as printed.
NEWS
March 1, 2011
Presentation to kick off collectibles display at Oller House WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A presentation by local collector Jeff Mace will kick off a display through April 15 of Waynesboro memorabilia at the Oller House, headquarters of the Waynesboro Historical Society. Admission to the program, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Oller House, 138 W. Main St., is free. Donations will be accepted. Memorabilia by Mace, as well as collector Joe Rock of Waynesboro, will be featured in the display.
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NEWS
August 11, 2013
The Waynesboro Historical Society will host a “chat session” at the Oller House, 138 W. Main St., from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. The guest moderator will be local historian Frances “Pampy” Miller. Any Waynesboro topics will be discussed. Pictures, news clipping or letters to share are welcome. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 717-762-1747. There is no registration. The public is invited.
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LIFESTYLE
June 11, 2013
Ruth E. Showalter of W aynesboro, Pa., contributed this recipe to the Waynesboro Historical Society for the Historical Society's cookbook, “Culinary Traditions: A Taste of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.” Showalter said she contributed this recipe in 2001 when the society requested local cooks' recipes for the cookbook. “This is a recipe that has circulated around my community a good bit. It's not original to me,” she said. “The cheese adds a wonderful flavor.” Ironically, Showalter said she would probably not make the recipe today exactly as printed.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2013
1. 'All Dolled Up' tea party for kids “All Dolled Up,” a children's tea party, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at  Waynesboro Historical Society, 138 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Those attending may bring their favorite doll. Participants will handcraft a souvenir to keep and have the opportunity to visit the dollhouse on permanent display at the historical society. For ages 5 to 12. Music, flowers, finger foods, desserts and hot tea. $25 for one child and one adult, $12.50 for each additional child.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | December 8, 2012
Whether it was for the love of seeing historic stone houses or to marvel at breathtaking Christmas decor, hundreds visited the Stone House Tour and More at Renfrew Museum and Park on Saturday. For a $10 tour ticket, visitors were given a glimpse of Christmas in 1818 as they toured the Renfrew Museum House, two private homes on Welty Road - the McCracken House and the Damazo House - and the Oller House, home of the Waynesboro Historical Society. “It's history come to life,” Linda King of Waynesboro said as she walked out of the Renfrew Museum House.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2012
The Top Five 'Annie' opens A musical about the spunky orphan adopted by a business tycoon. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Aug. 18; 1 p.m. Sunday, July 22. Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Tickets cost $29 to $42. Call 301-739-7469 or go to www.wcpdt.com . 'Dr. Dolittle' Hagerstown Children's Theater will present “Dr. Dolittle,” who talks to the animals. 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at The Academy Theater, 58 E. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown.
OBITUARIES
April 29, 2012
Mrs. Cynthia Lou Fox McJonathan, 68, died at 2:32 a.m. Saturday, 28 April 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. She was receiving respite care and rehabilitation at Golden Living in Hagerstown following her second case of pneumonia this year. Born 1 September 1943, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of Betty Jane (Boward) and Paul Marion Fox. Her early years were with her paternal grandparents, Myrtle (Brown) and Wilbur Fox, on their farm on Harbaugh Valley Road in Sabillasville.  She was graduated with an academic diploma from Thurmont High School with the Class of 1961.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 29, 2012
What is old could become new again in Waynesboro as town leaders work to replace a bridge using its original design. Blueprints dated back to 1926 for Memorial Bridge are being adapted for 21st-century needs, including increased width, 5-foot sidewalks and improved safety measures. The bridge on Pa. 16 is west of town near the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the borough line. On Thursday morning, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials met with state Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, and representatives of Main Street Waynesboro Inc., Waynesboro Historical Society, the borough of Waynesboro and Washington Township.
NEWS
March 23, 2012
A member of the National Storytelling Network will visit Waynesboro Saturday as part of the town's continued commemoration of “Civil War 150.” Ilene Evans will portray Harriet Tubman as she shares the story of the Underground Railroad at Trinity United Church of Christ at 1:30 p.m. Evans will be dressed in period-appropriate attire to present the living-history program, highlighting the important role Tubman played in assisting escaped slaves...
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 22, 2011
With a nod to television's popular "Antiques Roadshow," the Waynesboro Historical Society hosted its own antiques appraisal Saturday.  Nancy Derrick of Waynesboro had her possessions appraised by antique collectors Terry Barkdoll, Steve Graham and Joe Rock at the Oller House in Waynesboro. "I'm just curious," said Derrick about coming to the appraisal.  She brought in a set of cigar bands that her grandfather collected when he was 10 years old.  "He was born in 1899.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 22, 2011
Waynesboro Historical Society's third annual book fair was a casualty of Friday's oppressive heat. "The heat did us in," said Ellen Gsell, book sale and historical society volunteer chairwoman. After eight hours of sales at the Oller House, home of the historical society, at 138 W. Main St., in Waynesboro, Pa., Gsell had collected about one third of last year's first day sales. "We made $700 today (Friday) compared to $2,000 on the first day last year," Gsell said. "We still hope customers come Saturday.
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