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By BRIEN POFFENBERGER | August 8, 2012
Talk with locals old enough to remember, and they will describe post-World War II Hagerstown as the center of the universe, using words like “crowded,” “bustling,” and “exciting.” A trip into “The City” was a big deal. Downtown was the source of everything from hardware to table linen, and the central role Hagerstown played in everyone's life created a shared sense of community. Even adjusting for nostalgia, they describe a healthy and vibrant economic core, the re-creation of which would boost the entire county's economic fortunes.
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By ROSE BENNETT GILBERT | October 2, 2005
Q: We have bought a real Italianate Victorian "pile," as the English say, mainly because it is in the right place at the right price. What's wrong is its condition. A lot of things need fixing, like the heating system and a lot of the wiring. We'd also like to enlarge and redo the kitchen, and redecorate the front parlor to remake this Victorian for a 21st century family. Advice will be welcomed. A: Then stand back: do I have a story for you! If it's anything less than a two-day drive, grab your camera and head for New York's Long Island.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 14, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- Gov. Joe Manchin hopes President Obama's endorsement of increasing merit pay for teachers whose students perform in the classroom will help push reforms the governor has supported for West Virginia. "We tried to give you all a chance over there by passing a bonus to where you could go out and give signing bonuses for math and sciences in the shortages especially that you have in the Eastern Panhandle -- (we) couldn't get that through (the Legislature)," Manchin said in an interview last week.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 29, 2012
What is old could become new again in Waynesboro as town leaders work to replace a bridge using its original design. Blueprints dated back to 1926 for Memorial Bridge are being adapted for 21st-century needs, including increased width, 5-foot sidewalks and improved safety measures. The bridge on Pa. 16 is west of town near the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the borough line. On Thursday morning, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials met with state Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, and representatives of Main Street Waynesboro Inc., Waynesboro Historical Society, the borough of Waynesboro and Washington Township.
NEWS
January 25, 2005
Movies opening this week "Alone in the Dark" (R) - Edward Carnby (Christian Slater), detective of the paranormal, unexplained and supernatural, investigates a mystery that brings him face to face with horrors that prove both psychologically disturbing and lethal, as he discovers that evil demons worshiped by an ancient culture are planning on coming back to life in the 21st century to take over the world once again. Also starring Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff, Mark Acheson and William Sanderson.
NEWS
March 28, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA's Achievers Banquet will be Saturday, April 13, starting at 6 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel's Hager Hall on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. This year's theme is “Be, Believe, Become.” The guest speaker will be Michael Markoe, associate superintendent for educational improvement and innovation for Washington County Public Schools.  Markoe leads system-wide initiatives that prepare schools and students to achieve maximum success in the 21st century. In addition, the following Adult Achievers will be honored: Octavia Harris, director of human services at Volvo Truck Operations  in Hagerstown and Brenda Thiam, autism specialist with Washington County Public Schools.
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By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | February 12, 2013
A bill introduced by a Washington County legislator during the current session of the Maryland General Assembly would make it compulsory for high school students to take an online course before they graduate. Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, has filed the bill in the Senate, while a similar version of the bill has been filed in the House of Delegates by Del. Andrew A. Serafini, R-Washington. Shank, who is behind the bill, said the legislation was an attempt to harness the power of virtual and blended learning, referring to a mix of online learning and traditional teaching.
NEWS
February 10, 2000
Here, a set of rules - more suggestive than instructive - for filmmakers, including myself, to follow in the 21st century: 1. Tangents are good. As you've probably learned from my writing, I enjoy asides. Last fall, I wrote about tangential cinema, championing the visual and narrative styles I saw in "Run Lola Run," last year's best German film, and "Three Kings," last year's best American film. Subsequently, I have noticed similar styles in "The Limey" - a magnificent film, with a dozen shanky smiles from Peter Fonda, and the best performance Terence Stamp will ever give - and "Fight Club" - a terrible movie, with bloody-faced Edward Norton and Brad Pitt and smug writing.
NEWS
January 17, 1998
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening announced Friday at Valley Mall that he's decided to fund the upgrade of the Interstate 81/Halfway Boulevard interchange at a total cost of $13.7 million. The new interchange will include an eight-lane bridge and a partial cloverleaf design. Construction will start in spring of 1999 and be finished by the year 2001. "This is part of a long-term commitment to Washington County and this part of the state," Glendening said.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 7, 2013
Visitors to Renfrew Museum and Park on Saturday got a glimpse into their past at Heritage Day. Period demonstrations of candle making, broom making, quilting and more were featured at the event, which was centered around the theme “Walk Back in Time.” Bobbi Fulmer of Frederick, Md., knelt down to look closely at the handiwork on several woven scarves. “It's gorgeous. I just started trying my hand at crafting my own scarves,” Fulmer said. “I'm admiring their work, which is way more advanced than my own.” This is the first year she and her family came to Heritage Day. “Learning about the past is especially important when you have a child,” said Fulmer, who has a 5-year-old daughter, Lauren.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 7, 2013
Visitors to Renfrew Museum and Park on Saturday got a glimpse into their past at Heritage Day. Period demonstrations of candle making, broom making, quilting and more were featured at the event, which was centered around the theme “Walk Back in Time.” Bobbi Fulmer of Frederick, Md., knelt down to look closely at the handiwork on several woven scarves. “It's gorgeous. I just started trying my hand at crafting my own scarves,” Fulmer said. “I'm admiring their work, which is way more advanced than my own.” This is the first year she and her family came to Heritage Day. “Learning about the past is especially important when you have a child,” said Fulmer, who has a 5-year-old daughter, Lauren.
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SPORTS
June 16, 2013
Things aren't what they used to be. OK. That's not a profound statement. Everything is in a constant flow of change, Municipal Stadium notwithstanding. Nothing stands still in the world of business or in the sports we watch. Changes are dramatic, no matter how far you look back. Graduates of 2013 will be facing a completely different world compared to this guy, who left high school in 1976 and sneaked out of college in 1980. Today's lessons are already obsolete. The ones this guy learned have fossilized.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 8, 2013
Staff at Meritus Medical Center on Monday placed nearly 1,600 pinwheels outside the hospital's main entrance, each one representing a reported case of child abuse in Washington County last year. The event was held in observance of Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “It'd be so great to see us in the 22nd century look back on the 21st century and say we eliminated sexual and child abuse,” said Jesus Cepero, vice president and chief nursing officer of Meritus Health.
NEWS
March 28, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA's Achievers Banquet will be Saturday, April 13, starting at 6 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel's Hager Hall on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. This year's theme is “Be, Believe, Become.” The guest speaker will be Michael Markoe, associate superintendent for educational improvement and innovation for Washington County Public Schools.  Markoe leads system-wide initiatives that prepare schools and students to achieve maximum success in the 21st century. In addition, the following Adult Achievers will be honored: Octavia Harris, director of human services at Volvo Truck Operations  in Hagerstown and Brenda Thiam, autism specialist with Washington County Public Schools.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | February 12, 2013
A bill introduced by a Washington County legislator during the current session of the Maryland General Assembly would make it compulsory for high school students to take an online course before they graduate. Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, has filed the bill in the Senate, while a similar version of the bill has been filed in the House of Delegates by Del. Andrew A. Serafini, R-Washington. Shank, who is behind the bill, said the legislation was an attempt to harness the power of virtual and blended learning, referring to a mix of online learning and traditional teaching.
OPINION
By BRIEN POFFENBERGER | August 8, 2012
Talk with locals old enough to remember, and they will describe post-World War II Hagerstown as the center of the universe, using words like “crowded,” “bustling,” and “exciting.” A trip into “The City” was a big deal. Downtown was the source of everything from hardware to table linen, and the central role Hagerstown played in everyone's life created a shared sense of community. Even adjusting for nostalgia, they describe a healthy and vibrant economic core, the re-creation of which would boost the entire county's economic fortunes.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 29, 2012
What is old could become new again in Waynesboro as town leaders work to replace a bridge using its original design. Blueprints dated back to 1926 for Memorial Bridge are being adapted for 21st-century needs, including increased width, 5-foot sidewalks and improved safety measures. The bridge on Pa. 16 is west of town near the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the borough line. On Thursday morning, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials met with state Rep. Todd Rock, R-Franklin, and representatives of Main Street Waynesboro Inc., Waynesboro Historical Society, the borough of Waynesboro and Washington Township.
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | August 20, 2011
History coughs up plenty of precedent for modern bad behavior. Politics is dirty today, but not as dirty as it was through much of the 19th century. Business is diabolically heartless today - often at the expense of the average person - but no more diabolical than the Robber Barrons of the Guilded Age. Anyone who believes the voyeurism on the 21st century is appalling should read up on Stanford White. O.J. Simpson only wishes he could get that much publicity. So anyone witnessing America's apparent freefall on multiple fronts can take heart that it could, and has been, worse.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 14, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- Gov. Joe Manchin hopes President Obama's endorsement of increasing merit pay for teachers whose students perform in the classroom will help push reforms the governor has supported for West Virginia. "We tried to give you all a chance over there by passing a bonus to where you could go out and give signing bonuses for math and sciences in the shortages especially that you have in the Eastern Panhandle -- (we) couldn't get that through (the Legislature)," Manchin said in an interview last week.
NEWS
By ROSE BENNETT GILBERT | October 2, 2005
Q: We have bought a real Italianate Victorian "pile," as the English say, mainly because it is in the right place at the right price. What's wrong is its condition. A lot of things need fixing, like the heating system and a lot of the wiring. We'd also like to enlarge and redo the kitchen, and redecorate the front parlor to remake this Victorian for a 21st century family. Advice will be welcomed. A: Then stand back: do I have a story for you! If it's anything less than a two-day drive, grab your camera and head for New York's Long Island.
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