March 23, 2000
University System of Maryland officials could begin deciding next month how much of the Baldwin House complex can be used for an education center. The structural and environmental analyses on the 32-46 W. Washington St. complex are expected to be completed by April 10, said Robert P. Sweeney, project director for the planned University System of Maryland education center. Sweeney and Charles R. Middleton, vice chancellor of academic affairs, gave the Washington County Commissioners and Hagerstown's Mayor and City Council a project update on Tuesday.
August 11, 2011
The city of Hagerstown is still seeking applicants to serve on its board of traffic and parking. Mary King, city communications manager, said in an email that there are three available positions on the five-member advisory board, which reviews issues pertaining to parking and traffic in Hagerstown. The deadline to submit an application is Aug. 22, King said. The board meets the second Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. at City Hall in the engineering office, and meetings generally last about an hour, she said.
August 1, 2006
Donald McCammon wants to continue helping children, which is why the retired Washington County teacher and school administrator said he decided to file for county Orphans Court judge. McCammon, 63, of 12930 The Terrace, is a Republican Over the years, McCammon said he's always listened to his students, "even when they don't think I'm listening. I've really tried to help students, and this is another way to help. " After 36 years as a history teacher and administrator, McCammon retired from Washington County Public Schools in 2001.
February 11, 2004
County considers allowing tip jars at Ag Center The Washington County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to pursue a request by several county nonprofits to operate tip jars during events held at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. Commissioner Doris Nipps said the county's recreation and parks board had endorsed the request, proposing that such requests be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and be limited to 501c3 organizations within Washington County. Assistant County Attorney John Martirano said the county would have to clarify terms of its lease with the University of Maryland, which owns the property, to see whether state regulations would permit gambling at the site.
December 12, 1997
By DON AINES Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The field survey for the address conversion project in Berkeley County will be completed by next week and a survey of Martinsburg will begin with the new year, according to 911 Director Mary Kackley. Kackley told the County Commission Thursday that the 911 Advisory Board has begun the process of assigning addresses to the unnamed roads in the county that have three or more homes on them. "I had no idea there were so many unnamed roads out there," said Martinsburg Fire Chief Phil Martin, a member of the advisory board.
April 22, 2010
The recently formed Historic City Park Neighborhoods 1st Group's first fundraiser ended short of its goal, but group member Heather Holman says members will continue to work to spruce up the park and raise awareness of safety and other issues in their neighborhood. The group's fundraiser, which ended this week, brought in about $450, short of the goal of $1,000, Holman said in an e-mail. The money raised will go toward the group's goals for the neighborhood around city park and the park itself.
November 17, 2000
Salvation Army rings in holiday kettle drive By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer John Barr said his early memories of the Salvation Army kettle drive were when his late father, Jack Barr, would call him on the telephone and say he'd pick him up in five minutes. "I'd ask where we were going, and Dad would simply say to get ready," John Barr said with a smile. Each time, he said, he would find himself at the holiday kettle drive kickoff. On Friday, Barr again helped kick off the 2000 campaign at Wal-Mart in the Centre at Hagerstown.
June 5, 2011
It's not Disney World or Washington, D.C., but Franklin County, Pa., has raked in its share of tourism dollars. In 2007, more than $390 million was spent on travel in Franklin County, according to a Global Insight study. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau broke off from the larger Hershey/Harrisburg Visitors Bureau in 2005 and launched its website in 2007. "We were often thought of as a bedroom community for the Gettysburg experience, the Hershey experience, even the Lancaster experience," said Janet Pollard, director of tourism for the Franklin County Visitors Bureau.
January 22, 2007
Morris-Swope heads physical therapy department McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Robin Morris-Swope has been named Director of the Physical Therapy department at Fulton County Medical Center. Morris-Swope comes to the medical center from Lutheran Home Care Services and Appalachian Rehabilitation, both of Chambersburg. Morris-Swope is a native of Chester County. She completed her undergraduate work at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She is a member of both the American Physical Therapy Association and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association as well as, a group member of the South Central Pa. orthopedic study.
November 7, 2006
Art school and gallery seeks board members Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. is seeking community members to participate in the art class programming and gallery activities by volunteering on its advisory board. A term of service is one year. Activities of the board include fundraising, writing grants and serving on a jazz concert committee. The annual meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. For information, call 301-791-6191 or e-mail ronlytle3@netzero.