February 20, 2005
Alaska! The mere mention of the place can get an adventurous RVer's blood flowing a bit faster. Exploring Alaska is a great pastime, but just driving there from the lower 48 is one of the last great RV adventures. Although much of the country is still buried in winter's icy grasp, now is the time when many RVers start planning their Alaska getaways. It won't be long before spring arrives and Alaska wanderlust burns bright in many an RVer's heart. Fortunately, you need not be a diehard, grizzled adventurer with professional mechanic skills and a Navy navigator's sense of direction to drive to Alaska.
August 29, 2008
DENVER (AP) -- Republican John McCain shook up the presidential race with his surprise choice of little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate on Friday. Democrat Barack Obama, entering a crucial stage of the campaign fresh off his historic nominating convention, began a tour of battleground states. Obama left the convention city of Denver as the first black man to be nominated for president by a major political party. The 47-year-old Illinois senator won over the party faithful -- even some die-hard backers of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton -- but the broader electorate awaits.
May 20, 2011
Alaska has a soundtrack all its own — the thunderous groan of a glacier, the splashing tail of a king salmon, the deep baritone of a moose. It's an unparalleled performance on a stage that is bigger, wilder, more spectacular than anything in the Lower 48. With its vast expanse of nameless peaks, cobalt rivers, woodlands and tundra, it's a dream destination for many nature lovers. It's also a second home to Drs. Fred and Rebecca Wagner Bye. For the past four years, the Hagerstown periodontists have been traveling to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, with their children, Natalie, 14, and Mark, 10. Populous Anchorage lies to the north.
September 2, 2008
Do you think John McCain's selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate was a good choice? Yes: 429 votes (62 percent) No: 261 votes (38 percent) Results as of Monday at 4 p.m. from votes received online.
May 31, 2009
Scott Needy of Smithsburg and Tammy Weaver of Stewartstown, Pa., were married May 10, 2009, at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The ceremony took place at the bedside of Needy's mother, Mary "Kathy" Foltz Needy, who had experienced a heart attack two weeks earlier. The bride is the daughter of Frank and Diane Weaver of Alaska. She is originally from Boise, Idaho.
March 8, 2009
Greg Hunt, a driver with D.M. Bowman in Williamsport, drove a tractor pulling a float in the 2009 inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. The float carried the Suurimmaanitchuat Dancers from Barrow, Alaska. Hunt, who joined D.M. Bowman as a truck driver 19 years ago, has received safety awards for 17 consecutive years, including the company's driver of the year award in 1992.
June 4, 2012
1. It's Friday night The Cross Bonz will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, June 8, at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Cash bar. $5; $2, ages 12 and younger. Part of Wind Down Fridays. Call 301-790-3500 or go to www.mdtheatre.org . 2. Music with a spot of tea A four-course tea served on antique china will begin at noon Saturday, June 9, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Entertainment by Freedom Valley Chorus, an a cappella women's barbershop singing group.
February 3, 2004
The Conococheague Audubon Society will assist in the seventh annual "Great Backyard Bird Count" from Friday, Feb. 13, to Monday, Feb. 16. Participants of all ages and skill levels are welcome to help scientists investigate the status of winter birds by observing and counting birds in backyards. Individuals and families from Nome, Alaska, to Key West, Fla., will be taking part. The "Great Backyard Bird Count" is cosponsored by the Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, N.Y. To find out more and to participate, go to www.birdsource.
May 26, 2012
Twins Allison and Olivia Lihou moved from Juneau, Alaska, to Charles Town, W.Va., two years ago, in time to spend their junior and senior years at Washington High School. The twins joined 263 fellow seniors on Saturday afternoon at Shepherd University's Butcher Center to receive diplomas as part of Washington High School's first four-year graduating class. Washington High School opened four years ago to take overcrowding pressure off Jefferson High School. Senior Class President Molly Brielle Potter built a metaphor around the construction of their school, saying a building project “requires time, effort, dedication from everyone involved.” As the school's first four-year graduates, they built a “firm and trustworthy foundation.
July 15, 2010
DEC. 16, 1958-JULY 12, 2010 HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Claude Barton "Smitty Dog" Smith III, 51, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Williamsport, Md., died Monday, July 12, 2010, at his home. Born Dec. 16, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nev., to the late Claude Barton Jr. and Emily Arlene Reed Smith. He was a 1976 graduate of Williamsport High School. He was employed by various construction companies in the Tri-State area as a mason for more than 20 years. He was a Christian.