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By DON AINES | June 17, 1999
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Whitetail Ski Resort officials said Wednesday the Montgomery Township, Pa., business is headed for the auction block and most of its year-round employees have been laid off. [cont. from front page ] The announcement came the day after members of the Mercersburg General Purpose Authority said a proposal to buy the resort and a golf course was essentially dead because investors could not be found to buy all of the $42 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds needed to finance the project.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 23, 1999
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Officials with a Mercersburg agency that is buying the Whitetail Ski Resort fielded questions Thursday from about 80 people during a public meeting on the proposed $42 million deal. Residents didn't learn that the Mercersburg General Purpose Authority had bought the 550-acre resort until after the deal was approved on April 6. Authority members assured residents again Thursday that no local tax money is at risk in the venture but that assurance didn't appease all who were present.
NEWS
By DON AINES | April 9, 1999
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Mercersburg and its General Purpose Authority say a deal to purchase Whitetail Ski Resort and a golf course presents no risk to taxpayers, but some area residents expressed misgivings about the idea on Thursday. [cont. from news page ] The authority will begin selling $42 million in tax-free revenue bonds today to buy the 550-acre ski area and the 287-acre golf course, according to borough attorney Thomas J. Finucane. Settlement on the property is expected by April 29. "Risky all the way around.
NEWS
March 12, 1999
Shirley Harris of Warfordsburg, Pa., offered some ideas of what she would call a "fun date" if she could find the "secret meeting" place of single people and actually meet a "real-life single person:" An afternoon of browsing through antique shops. Going to an antique and muscle car show. A leisurely hike on the C&O Canal. Drag races - Harris has attended races in Hagerstown and York, Pa. Harris would like to mountain bike at Whitetail Ski Resort. Although she's never tried it, she thinks it would be fun. She also proposes any activity related to the Civil War. "As for the dining out, forget the big meals.
NEWS
February 24, 1999
By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photos: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - At 43, Wayne Beachy is approaching what he called the "50-50 stage" - spending half his life walking and half in a wheelchair. "The guy driving the car fell asleep at the wheel and I didn't have a seatbelt on," the former Marine said Tuesday of the accident that left him paralyzed at age 22. Beachy wasn't using a wheelchair Tuesday.
NEWS
By Meg H. Partington | February 12, 1999
Some skiers hitting the slopes Friday, Feb. 19, at Whitetail Ski Resort will be challenging their bodies for the sake of those dealing with the physical trials of multiple sclerosis. This is the sixth year the Mercersburg, Pa., resort has hosted Jimmie Heuga's Snow Express for MS, according to information provided by The Jimmie Heuga Center, a nonprofit scientific research organization. The center was founded by its namesake in 1984 to help people with MS improve their lives.
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By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer | January 2, 1999
For Martin's Food Market manager Rick Patterson, the snow-induced flood of customers began the moment he arrived for work at 9 a.m. Saturday. "We had half the city in here," he said. "And they were buying everything in sight. And mostly, bread and eggs. " At times, Patterson said, all nine checkout lines were 20 to 25 people deep in the Waynesboro, Pa., store. Shovels, ice-melting chemicals and salt were also flying off the shelves from Pennsylvania to West Virginia, as residents braced for the Tri-State area's first significant winter storm of the season.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | December 26, 1998
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Whitetail Ski Resort successfully opened its 1998-99 season with two key ingredients - an enthusiastic crowd and temperatures low enough to make snow. More than 1,000 skiers and snowboarders geared up Saturday under sunny skies to try out the six slopes boasting 18-28 inches of manmade packed powder snow. Among them were Judy and Brian Hood, who drove about 100 miles from Odenton, Md., to enjoy the Christmas present they gave each other one day earlier. "We're recent empty nesters," Judy Boyd said with a playful grin.
NEWS
By SCOTT BUTKI | December 1, 1998
Unusually warm weather across the Tri-State area over the past three days has shattered records and affected some businesses. Temperature records were broken in Hagerstown on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, said Greg Keefer, a Hagerstown weather observer. [cont. from front page ] Saturday's high reached 72 degrees, breaking the Nov. 28 record of 69 set in 1990, Keefer said. On Sunday, the temperature climbed to 74 degrees, beating the Nov. 29 record of 70 degrees set in 1990, he said.
NEWS
November 1, 1998
By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- After one of the warmest winters in memory, Don MacAskill is hoping Mother Nature will cooperate during his first season as the new president and general manager at Whitetail Ski Resort. Should there be more warm winters ahead, however, MacAskill can look to a day when Whitetail is a magnet to visitors during the spring, summer and fall, as well.
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