December 20, 2012
The owner of a firearm training complex near the small Berkeley County community of Glengary, W.Va., said he signed an agreement Thursday to host a Tough Mudder, a fast-growing endurance series, next year. The event is set for April 20 and 21, said Cole McCulloch, president of the Peacemaker National Training Center at 1624 Brannons Ford Road. “We're excited to have it,” McCulloch said. Officials with Tough Mudder LLC were not immediately available to comment Thursday about the location of their Mid-Atlantic Spring event, which the company says on its website will be held within a two-hour drive of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore on the same April weekend.
December 13, 2012
Information about Hagerstown's proposed downtown stadium project - dubbed “MUSEC,” short for multiuse sports and entertainment center - has been removed from the city website, not even 24 hours after a new plan to possibly build a facility in the city's East End was pitched. A link on the city's homepage titled “Multiuse Center” was taken down Wednesday afternoon on the heels of Hagerstown Suns majority owner Bruce Quinn's concept for the alternative $25 million stadium project.
December 12, 2012
Here is the Morning MoJo Report for Wednesday, Dec. 12: * As of 7:45 a.m., traffic was sluggish on I-270 southbound and I-495 in both directions, but was running fine on all the other interstates throughout the area. * On the MARC Train, Train 845 was holding west of Muirkirk because of a disabled freight train ahead, according to the Maryland Transit Administration's website, mta.maryland.gov . * The Commuter Buses, light rail, metro bus service, and mobility service are all running on time and operating on their regular schedules, according to the MTA website.
December 12, 2012
The opening of the ALDI grocery store in the city is slated for early 2013, a spokeswoman for the project said Wednesday. ALDI's website indicated Wednesday night that the grand opening for the new store off Edwin Miller Boulevard is scheduled for Thursday, but the opening was pushed back due to construction delays, according to Gabrielle Brewer. When open, the Martinsburg store will join several other ALDI grocery markets in the region, including stores in Charles Town, W.Va., Hagerstown, Frederick, Chambersburg, Pa., and Winchester, Va., according to the company's website.
November 10, 2012
Violinist Jaime Jorge performed Saturday at the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church on Robinwood Drive. Standing in front of signs that said “Unveiling Hope,” Jorge played music and talked about his faith in God. Jorge told the audience that his family left Cuba in 1980, when he was 10 years old. According to a biography on his website, he “dreamed of becoming a missionary doctor” and was accepted at the University of Illinois Medical...
November 7, 2012
The Western Maryland Regional Library and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts are looking for items created between 1859 and 1867 that reflect life around the time of the Civil War and early Reconstruction periods. On Saturday, Nov. 17, items that tell your family's stories can be scanned for inclusion in the statewide collection of Civil War material online at the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage website, www.mdch.org/civilwar The Hagerstown event is part of an effort by the Maryland history libraries and museums to make available to the public Civil War material owned by individuals.