o To the new Meritus Health Center, formerly known as Washington County Hospital, which announced last week that it will open for business on Dec. 11, when patients will begin to be transferred from the old hospital to the new one. Another milestone in the community's access to enhanced health care.
o To 80-year-old Darce Easton of Hagerstown, who went skydiving for the first time to celebrate her birthday. Her sense of adventure is inspiring!
o To all the young participants who braved the heat at the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair this week. It's nice to see kids actively involved in farm life and doing productive things outside of the home.
o To the organizers, participants and army of volunteers who made one of the area's most unique summer events - the MUDD Volleyball Tournament - a huge success last Saturday. The tournament at Citi raises thousands for the Community Free Clinic of Washington County - and is a lot of fun, too.