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May 1, 2010
Tower Bank recently donated $1,000 to the American Red Cross of Washington County. Pictured are Carmen Fox, left, Eastern Boulevard branch sales manager of Tower Bank, and Julie Barr-Strasburg, executive director of the American Red Cross of Washington County.
NEWS
November 30, 2011
In keeping with the area's new Strategic Community Impact Plan, the American Red Cross of Washington County has donated office space at its Conrad Court location to Volunteer Washington County. The Red Cross heeded the call issued in the plan to work collaboratively, announcing the donation on Nov. 16, only two days after community leaders launched the SCIP, according to a news release from the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. "The American Red Cross is all about volunteers," Executive-Director Julie Barr-Strasburg said in the release.
NEWS
April 13, 2011
The Washington County chapter of the American Red Cross kicked off its annual Heroes fundraising campaign Wednesday morning during a breakfast at its headquarters on Conrad Court in Hagerstown. Maria I. Johns, director of financial development for the Red Cross of Washington County, said 21 people pledged to raise $12,716 toward the organization's $30,000 goal. The money will be used to support Red Cross services, including disaster relief, assistance for fire victims, emergency military communications, and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first-aid training.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | May 29, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- At Wednesday's third annual luncheon honoring Heroes for the American Red Cross, the agency recognized ordinary people who do extraordinary things so the organization can meet the needs of the people it serves. "We have heroes all around us," said Robert Carder, Red Cross campaign chair. The efforts of those heroes have brought in $28,000 to date in this year's campaign. While the local chapter does respond to national and international disasters, the bulk of the resources are used in response to house fires, Carder said.
NEWS
October 21, 2007
The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross held it's 90th Annual Business Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Sept. 5 at Red Cross Headquarters. Presentation of volunteer awards followed the business meeting. The following volunteers earned service pins: Five years, Marie Berry, John Bumbaugh, Guy Greene and William Moser. Ten years, Eugene Creek, John D. Hoover, Richard Humbert, Pat Kinsey, Alan Martin, Connie Pearman, Norman Pearman, Sam Reed, Doris Slayman and Lynn Spalding Jr. Fifteen years, Frank Erck, Elizabeth Lefebure-O'Neil, Joyce Fleming, Ray Lawton, Linda Humbert, Wayne Younker and John Kenney.
NEWS
December 13, 1999
Editor's Note: For these 12 days before Christmas we will be recognizing individuals and groups who make the holidays better for others. This is the second in a series. By BRENDAN KIRBY / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer HALFWAY - Toiling away among a group of women at the American Red Cross gift-wrapping table at Valley Mall recently was a lone man, Charles Newcomer. cont. from front page Newcomer, 69, of Ringgold, has been volunteering as a holiday gift-wrapper since the Washington County chapter started the fund-raising effort six years ago. The number of volunteers has grown from about 160 to more than 700 since then, Newcomer said.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | November 24, 2006
Charlie Newcomer is no stranger to wrapping gifts, having owned and operated R. Bruce Carson Jewelers for 20 years. So it seems quite natural to see the energetic 77-year-old American Red Cross volunteer at the Caring Hands gift wrap station at Valley Mall every holiday season. "I usually set up things on Monday mornings, and then I work on Fridays until about 2 p.m.," Newcomer said. The 15th annual fundraising effort began Nov. 20 and will continue through Christmas Eve. The hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Those who avail themselves of the gift wrapping service are asked to give a donation.
NEWS
May 3, 2009
Hagerstown Trust Co. donated $377.90 to the American Red Cross through proceeds collected in March from the bank's self-serve coin-counting machines. Pictured are Mike Mowen of American Red Cross; Barbara Gaver, branch manager of Hagerstown Trust Co.; and Tony Pirrone of American Red Cross.
NEWS
March 24, 2009
The Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross held four blood drives Monday. Officials were hoping to collect 115 pints of blood.
NEWS
March 2, 2008
Phillip Zirkle, right, donates blood Saturday at the Washington County Chapter of the American Red Cross as part of the chapter's Save a Life Saturday. At left is Bonnie Sollenberger of the Red Cross.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | September 2, 2013
Robert “Bob” McEnroe of Hagerstown has been volunteering with the American Red Cross in Washington County for almost 17 years. “It's just my way of giving back to the community. There is such a good feeling when you've helped somebody in desperate need of assistance, and they say 'Thank you.' I think that's what keeps me and every other volunteer coming back,” said McEnroe, 62. McEnroe's effort was recognized  in July when he was awarded the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region's Clara Tucker Award.
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Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | July 26, 2013
Local Civil War historian and author Timothy R. Snyder will be the guest speaker Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Ferry Hill Plantation across the river from Shepherds-town, W.Va.  Snyder, author of “Trembling in the Balance: The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal during the Civil War,” will discuss how the Civil War affected boatmen along the C&O Canal. The informal talk is a part of the Ferry Hill Sunday Circles series and will take place on the porch of the Ferry Hill house, a 19th century plantation house that sits atop a bluff overlooking the Potomac River and historic Shepherdstown.
OBITUARIES
July 16, 2013
Shirley Ann Cutchall, 74, of Williamsport, Md., went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at her home. Born Aug. 19, 1938, in Ridgeley, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Edgar Kenneth and Ethel May Twigg Kirk. She was a 1956 graduate of Ridgeley High School. She was a homemaker. She attended Rehoboth United Methodist Church in Williamsport. She enjoyed aerobics at 4 Star and Curves in Williamsport. She also enjoyed swimming, baking and puzzles. She volunteered for many years at St. Mary Catholic School rummage sales.
OBITUARIES
July 14, 2013
Nellie May Dowler, 83, of Hagerstown, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Oct. 28, 1929, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Helen (Penner) Ruck. Mrs. Dowler was a homemaker and a member of St. Matthew's United Methodist Church, Hagerstown.  She volunteered her time at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va., through the American Red Cross. She is survived by four children, Robin Detwiler and husband, Dave, of Hagerstown, Dickie Dowler and wife, Lynn, of Chambersburg, Dwayne Dowler and fiancée, Jackie, of Hagerstown and Maria Dowler of Hagerstown; eight grandchildren, Nathan Maietta and fiancée, Angel, Shauna Maietta and fiancé, Ben, Jeremy Dowler and partner, Denise, Gregory Dowler and wife, Courtney, Justin Dowler, Korey Dowler, Joshua Dowler and Nikki Everett; 11 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Missy Dowler; and former daughter-in-law, Judy Ebersole.
LIFESTYLE
May 3, 2013
 Monday, May 6 - American Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagers-town, 1 to 7 p.m.  Monday, May 6 - Lions Center, 310 S. George St., Ranson, W.Va., 1 to 7 p.m.   Monday, May 6 - Fellowship Bible Church, 160 Daniel Road, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., 1 to 7 p.m.  Wednesday, May 8 - American Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagers-town, noon to 6 p.m.   Friday, May 10 - The Living Room, 50 Monroe St., Martinsburg, W.Va., 1 to 7 p.m. ...
LIFESTYLE
March 29, 2013
Monday, April 1 - American Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagers-town, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 1 - Faith Christian Fellowship, 16726 Lappans Road, Williamsport, 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 1 - Rocky Knoll School, 52 Advent Drive, Martinsburg, W.Va., 1 to 7 p.m.  Wednesday, April 3 - American Red Cross, 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown, noon to 6 p.m.  Thursday, April 4 - The ARC of Washington County, The Mac McLean Center, 1000 Florida Ave.,...
OBITUARIES
July 11, 2012
Carolyn Josephine "Joey" Judd, 80, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at her home. Born April 22, 1932, in Summersville, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Draper McClung and Carrie (Dodson) McClung. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she served as Eucharistic Minister. Mrs. Judd was a 21-year member of the American Red Cross and served as board president and military liaison (Armed Forces Emergency Services). She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa "Lisa" Jones and Walter Jones III of Big Pool, Md., and Melinda C. and Tracy Snow of Martinsburg; two grandsons, Jordan and Jared; one stepson, Troy G. Judd Jr.; one stepgrandson, Andrew; one sister, Betty Curran Park of Oak Hill, W.Va.; one brother, Daniel McClung and wife, Barbara, of New Orleans; sisters-in-law, Gladys and Sylvia; a number of nieces and nephews; and her lifelong best friend Helen Shallis and her husband Roger Shallis.
OBITUARIES
June 5, 2012
Mr. Paul C. Burns, 64, of Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Sunday, June 3, 2012. Born March 17, 1948, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of Mrs. U. Catherine (Cartee) Burns of Fairplay, Md., and the late Council Porter Burns. Mr. Burns attended The College of William & Mary and the University of Maryland, majoring in chemical engineering. Since 1974, he was employed as a senior inspector for the Concrete and Cement Reference Laboratory, American Society for Testing and Materials, based in Gaithersburg, Md., and later moving to Frederick, Md. Mr. Burns was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles 1758, Owls Club Inc. and Joe Stickell American Legion Post 15, all of Waynesboro.
OBITUARIES
March 27, 2012
Lester Leo "Gus" Moreland, formerly of Cumberland, Md., passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at Somerford Assisted Living in Hagerstown, Md. Gus was born April 27, 1919, the son of the late Frank B. Moreland and Regina Griffin Moreland. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters, and also his wife, Mary Elizabeth Filler Moreland. Gus entered the U.S. Army in July of 1941, and was honorably discharged in November of 1945. He served in France, Italy, and Germany.
OBITUARIES
January 9, 2012
Robert C. Reeve Sr., 56, of Hagerstown died peacefully in his home on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012. He was born Aug. 11, 1955, in Baltimore, Md., and was the son of the late Dawn E. Angevine Reeve and Donald H. Reeve. He was the loving husband of LuBeth Ridenour Reeve. Bob graduated from Loch Raven Senior High in 1974. He was an accomplished auto mechanic for 27 years in the Baltimore area and retired from State Farm Insurance in 2010. He is survived by his two children, Natalie D. Reeve and Robert C. Reeve Jr., and two grandchildren, Lyla Reeve and Londyn Henry, all of Bel Air, Md. He is also survived by three brothers and a sister and their families, Donald Reeve of Baltimore, Md., David Reeve of Stewardstown, Pa., Claire Duvall of Baltimore and Patrick Reeve of Fallston, Md. Bob adored his family and treasured his friends.
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