August 1, 2008
Christian Ardinger Chapter of the Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution will hold an organizational meeting at 6 p.m.. Monday, Aug. 4, at Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Members of Daughter of the American Revolution and prospective members of Sons of the American Revolution are invited. For information, e-mail James G. Ballard Jr. email@example.com.
July 9, 2011
At first glance, the pile of rubble that once was the Justice William Smith House in Mercersburg might seem like a lost cause, but don't tell that to 12-year-old Bailey Orange. The Fayetteville, Pa., girl is spearheading efforts to breathe new life into the historic structure that was dismantled in February by the Mercersburg Montgomery Peters and Warren Volunteer Fire Co. for expansion. "I always loved history, so what we're doing is trying to restore this house so future generations can see it," Bailey said.
September 28, 2009
The week of Sept. 17 to 23 was designated as Constitution Week by Congress. To celebrate, members of the Antietam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, including Eileen Renwick, regent, Karen Shea, chaplain and Cora Dove, Constitution Week chairman, visited with children at Sharpsburg Public Library. Betty Holtz, librarian, assisted, and Barb Twigg read to the children. The children waved American flags and rang bells in celebration and were served cupcakes and punch.
November 3, 2011
Myra Olivia Gosnell Avey, 100, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Elmcroft of Martinsburg. The family will gather Sunday one hour prior to the service at Winchester Avenue Christian Church. The service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the church, with the Rev. Curtis Wheeler officiating. Prior to the service, there will be memorial services held by Golden Rule Chapter No. 69 of the Order of Eastern Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
May 6, 2011
JULY 25, 1921-MAY 6, 2011 Margaret Edna Campbell, 89, a resident of Golden Living Center, Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Falling Waters, W.Va., passed away on Friday, May 6, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born July 25, 1921, in Eaton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Albert Stanley and Edna Royer Schlingman. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Allen P. Partlow Sr., in 1949, and her second husband, Earl C. Campbell, in 1976.
July 26, 2011
-JULY 21, 2011 Judith Boggs Mackert, 73, of The Villages, Fla., died Thursday, July 21, 2011, at Cornerstone Hospice. Mrs. Mackert was born in Belle, W.Va., the daughter of James A. Boggs and Ressie Snyder Boggs. She spent most of her childhood in Gassaway, W.Va., where she graduated from high school in 1955. She moved to The Villages in 2007 from The Woods Resort in Hedgesville, W.Va. She is a former member of Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown, Md. She is a graduate of Richmond Professional Institute with a degree in fashion design.
April 26, 2007
At the recent 102nd Conference of the Daughters of the American Revolution, North Hagerstown High School senior Matthew Amalfitano was selected by the Maryland DAR as its Maryland State Good Citizen. Matt had competed with candidated selected by the other 47 chapters in Maryland. He is now eligible to compete for the DAR regional and National Good Citizen Contest. A special awards luncheon was held March 30 at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Md. Matt was presented a $500 award by State Good Citizen Chairman Janet Colburn.
July 3, 2012
Wednesday is the Fourth of July, our nation's 236th birthday. July Fourth or Independence Day has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. In June, 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies weighed a resolution that would declare their independence from Great Britain. On July 4, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
January 8, 2012
Betty Lorraine Zeigler Stottlemyer, 83, formerly of Buford Drive, Williamsport, Md., died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Chambersburg Hospital in Chambersburg, Pa. Born May 12, 1928, in Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George Frederick and Thelma Mae Eshelman Zeigler Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Robert N. Stottlemyer, on Feb. 12, 1998. She was employed with the City of Hagerstown for 22 years, 17 in the Water Department and five years as secretary to the mayor and city administrator.
July 10, 2013
Mary Julia "Peggy" Arcidiacono, 89, of Hagerstown passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at the Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown. Born July 29, 1923, in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Julia M. (Topper) Fitzgerald. Peggy retired from St. Maria Goretti High School and the Maryland Correctional Training Center as a teacher. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Hagerstown. In addition to volunteering her time with various organizations, she belonged to the Antietam Daughters of the American Revolution, and helped form the Washington County Alliance for the Mentally Ill. She is survived by her loving husband, Thomas Arcidiacono; three children, Ted Arcidiacono, Barbara Bacon and husband, Dr. Allan Bacon, and Diana Arcidiacono, all of Hagerstown; three sisters, Betty Garner, of Emmitsburg, Md., Jane Virbal of Pennsylvania and Josephine O'Rourke of Georgia; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.