Doleman celebration called a success

April 22, 2011|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street
  • Those attending the Doleman Black Heritage Museum celebration were, from left, Julianna Albowicz, Washington County field representative for U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski; Marcia Saunders, Friends of Doleman Black Heritage Museum; Alesia Parson-McBean, museum supporter; J'anae Price, Friends of DBHM; Tamara Doleman, Friends of DBHM; Robin Summerfield, Allegany County, Md., field representative for U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin; and Janice Kelsh, Friends of DBHM.
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The Doleman Black Heritage Museum applauds Alesia Parson-McBean and Friends of DBHM members for making the recent second annual Black History Celebration a success.

According to the board of directors, “This success only brings us closer to our ultimate goal in the preservation and conservation of the collection that Marguerite Doleman treasured. Your gifts and talents in the coordination of fundraising is greatly appreciated.”  

Dee Mency says thanks

Dee Mency had many words of gratitude to give out at Merrimack College’s recent men’s basketball banquet.

But the most emotional “thank you” came when he looked out at his family as he delivered his senior speech.

Mency thanked his parents, Darin and Helen, his sister, Kiona, aunt, Donna, and grandmother, Nancy, for their sacrifice and support during his four years at Merrimack.  He also thanked his parents for the many trips they made from Maryland to Massachusetts to watch him play.  


The 2011 All-American and Northeast-10 first-team member also thanked head coach Bert Hammel for his leadership and helping him grow as both a player and a person.

Mency was named the Warrior MVP at the banquet. He leaves Merrimack as the third all-time leading scorer with 2,039 points. Mency also received a Senior Award from members of the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club.   

Before the program was over, Mency received the ball which he used to score his 2,000th point (Feb. 23 at Southern New Hampshire) and his plaque for his Northeast-10 first-team honor.

Good Friday

Second Christian Church, at 65 W. North Ave. will hold its Good Friday Service at 6 p.m. The theme is “Seven Women for Seven Last Words.” The community is invited.

Bake sale planned

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hagerstown Rescue Mission will hold a bake sale Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rescue Mission store on Church Street in Hagerstown.

Easter baskets, baked goods and other food will be for sale.

For more information, call 301-790-3843.

EBT class planned

The Washington County Health Department, 1302 Pennsylvania Ave., is offering classes for EBT: A Scientific Solution for Stress and Weight, starting in May.  

This program is designed to help individuals struggling with weight issues by focusing on the root of the obesity problem: stress. Individuals will understand their drive to overeat sugary, fatty foods and learn how to rewire the circuits in their brains that create these cravings. Individuals who retrain their brain to ease stress and have more joy in their life find it easier to make lifestyle changes that last. The method is based on cutting-edge research in brain science and is conducted by certified providers.

Daytime and evening classes will be held.

An orientation about EBT is scheduled for Thursday, April 28, at 6:45 p.m. at Western Maryland Hospital Center.  

For more information and to register for an orientation, call the Washington County Health Department at 240-313-3360; TTY 240-313-3391.

Movie Night

On Saturday April 30, at 7 p.m., the Bridge of Life Church, 14 S. Potomac St., will show the movie, “Tron.”
Free popcorn and drinks will be available.

LuHowl to benefit Humane Society

As it celebrates its 90th anniversary, the Humane Society of Washington County is planning LuHowl, the animal shelter’s annual Hawaiian-themed fundraiser.

It will be Saturday, June 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the home of Don and Jone Bowman in Williamsport.
Proceeds will benefit the shelter’s spay and neuter programs.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the shelter.

Sponsors include The Columbia Bank, Poole & Kane, PA, Hagerstown Honda and Kia, Hagerstown-Wahington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, RBC Wealth Management, Sir Angus and Eleanor Lakin, B-PWSITV; Training for Pups and Their People and the Susquehanna Bank.  
The evening will feature dinner by Bulls & Bears Catering and entertainment by The Spotlight’s On You.
Several silent auction items have been donated, including offerings by Harry and David, Monkey Joes, LJ’s and the Kat Lounge, Premium Outlets, Photos By Dale, Callie Badorrek of Monster Hollow Studios, Marshfield Inc. and others.

The shelter is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. Call 301-733-2060 or go to, for information on animal-related issues, directions to the shelter and information about programs and services.

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