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MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH FOR MAY

MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH: Fair and mild (1,2,3) with showers (4,5).  Fair and warm (6,7,8,9,10,11,12)with more showers and severe STORMS (13,14,15,16). Fair and warm again (17,18,19) with more STORMS, some severe (20,21,22,23,24,25,26). Fair and mild (27,28,29,30) with STORMS in the northern part of the region (31).   

     

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"Meeting another person more than half way will very often repay you many times in the future.  "

John Gruber (1768-1857)

HAGERSTOWN ALMANACK ENDS ITS WOOLLY BEAR CONTEST

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he Gruber Almanack, LLC.  sadly announced on September 21, 2015 that it will be ending its Annual Woolly Bear Contest, a traditional event held in the Mid-Atlantic Region for over 30 years. Gruber Business/Sales Manager, Jerry Spessard, cited a marked decline in the number of entries and an overall lack of interest as the main reasons for this decision.  The contest was discontinued several years ago for similar reasons but due to a huge public outcry and with a generous offer from Sonic Drive-In of Hagerstown to help continue the contest, it was revived.  With Sonic’s support, which included a publicity campaign, designating its Dual Highway location as ‘Woolly Bear Headquarters’, and helping to manage entries for judging, the contest enjoyed an increase in participation.  However, the number of last year’s entries was so dramatically less than the prior year, it was decided that the contest had finally run its course, having lost its appeal and relevance. 

The Almanack wishes to thank everyone, both young and old who had participated in this once highly-anticipated event in the past and apologizes to those who intended to participate this year and in the future. 

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