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Apples, Apples, Apples

Photo courtesy Hancock Historical Society Apples have been grown in Washington County since the first settlers crossed the Blue Ridge.  Small orchards were planted on many of the farms, but it wasn’t until later that commercial production began. The Depression years of the 1930s rendered a heavy blow to the fruit industry and hundreds of acres were abandoned.  

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Home Office

Decorating, renovating, and updating advice from Maryann Fisher For many of us, the home office is now more of a priority room. Your work environment (like your home) is important to your emotions. Production is improved when you are working in a pleasant and efficient space.   

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Celebration Destination

Schmankerl Stube welcomes patrons back with a taste of sunny Bavaria By April Bartel and photos courtesy of Dieter Blosel

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Civil War Author John Schildt

A Washington County Treasure By Karen Gardner and photos by Turner Photography Studio

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Making Music and Making Friends

Quarantine Band Brings Neighborhood Together By Lisa Gregory

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She Acted... With a Horse, Of Course...

Florence MacMichael's 35 Year Trek from Hagerstown to Hollywood By Stephen R. Bockmiller WARNING: You are about to experience a lot of name dropping. For many, this will be a walk down Memory Lane. For those born, say, after 1980 – well... get out your favorite internet search engine and prepare for a lesson in radio, theater, movie, and television history! 

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On the Front Lines

Local Health Care Workers Offer Help During New York City Pandemic. By Lisa Gregory and photos by Turner Photography Studio The elderly man was sitting in the chaotic ER at a New York City hospital begging for his life. 

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A Good Walk Spoiled

Exploring Hagerstown Area Golf Courses By Raymond Franze and photos by Turner Photography Studio

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Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s Disease

Rock Steady Boxing at Hagerstown a Big Hit with Participants. By Jane Schmidt and photos by Turner Photography Studio

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Free Range Café

Good food that makes you feel good! By Nicole Jovel and photos by Ryan Daughtridge Free Range Café is the story of a family – a mother, daughter, and husband working together to bring fast, healthy food options to the community.

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