Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsAmerican Sign Language
IN THE NEWS

American Sign Language

FEATURED ARTICLES
EDUCATION
August 8, 2013
The family of the late Kristin Runyon and Chambersburg Hospital have chosen Laura Harmon of Shippensburg, Pa., as the third recipient of the Kristin Runyon Memorial Scholarship. Harmon is a nursing student at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. She plans to graduate in May 2015 with a bachelor's degree in nursing. Harmon carries a grade-point average of 3.53 and is involved in many academic and community activities. While majoring in nursing, Harmon is minoring in fine arts and American sign language.
NEWS
September 22, 2006
Cheerleading sign-ups WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Sign-ups are under way for RAGE all-stars cheerleading at Waynesboro Area YMCA. Participants will learn skills and techniques that will be used in their routines. Participants must be a member of the YMCA. Coaches are trained and certified. Five squads range in age from 4 to 18 years old. For information, call James Bailes at 717-762-6012. Reconnecting SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -Author Rachel Simon will speak about her journey of reconnecting with her sister at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
NEWS
September 14, 2011
Film to be shown at library Sept. 23 Local filmmaker Neon Reel Entertainment will show its short film “The Black-Eyed Children” at Smithsburg Library Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow the movie. The movie theme: Still reeling from the death of her father, an emotionally fragile young woman grapples with the unexplained appearance of two unearthly children. The film was the 2011 Official Selection at the HorrorFind Film Festival in Gettysburg, Pa.   Also, meet the cast and crew of the film.
NEWS
By KRISTY SMITH | September 8, 2010
o Read more Kristy Smith columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Greetings, neighbors While it is still too warm for sweaters and pumpkins, it isn't too soon to "Autumn Up" with some colorful mums and some other neat things from the vendors at Boonesborough Days on Saturday and Sunday. Library events Boonsboro Library programs for this month include "An Introduction to American Sign Language" presented by Mary Jo Palmer, American sign language tutor, Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. The program is an introduction to sign language, which will include the alphabet, numbers and everyday signs.
NEWS
By DAVID DISHNEAU | June 22, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - From age 3, when he would watch "Cops" at his grandmother's house, Robert Harris has been fascinated with police work. This spring, as the Frederick Police Department's first deaf student intern, the 17-year-old has proven himself more than an eager learner. He has also been a teacher to the officers, firefighters and rescue workers he's met. And having opened their eyes to deaf culture, Harris is now designing a visual communication tool to help first responders interact with hearing-impaired people and non-English speakers in Frederick, home to the Maryland School for the Deaf.
NEWS
Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | September 13, 2011
Have you ever wanted to learn sign language skills?   On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m., participants can take a free beginner's class at the Smithsburg Library. Experienced signer Mary Jo Palmer will teach participants basic American Sign Language skills, such as finger spelling, numbers, holidays and other items. The class is for all ages - no experience required.   Registration is required. To register, call 301-824-7722.     Pen Mar Park Variety will perform Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. as the summer concert series continues at Pen Mar Park.    Ice cream social An old-fashioned ice cream social will be held Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11833 Greenhill Drive in Hagerstown (off Jefferson Boulevard between Robinwood Drive and Eastern Boulevard)
NEWS
MAEGAN CLEARWOOD | maegan.clearwood@herald-mail.com | May 26, 2011
Little shoes could be seen pacing to and fro beneath the green curtain Thursday as children from the Judy Center music class took their places. When the curtain parted, their waves and beaming faces were proof that the 3- and 4-year-olds knew their stuff. A total of 35 pre-kindergarten and cubs students sang in their Sing for Spring performance at Bester Elementary School in Hagerstown. The music classes were adapted from Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Little Maestros Program.
NEWS
by LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN | December 13, 2002
I've often wished while working with toddlers that I knew exactly what 1- to 2-year-olds want. A little finger points and I think it's aimed at a toy. But when the toy is placed beside the child, the finger remains in the air, and the pleading gets a little more urgent. Cracker? Water? Blanket? I'll eventually guess correctly, but the child's frustration mounts as the scene continues. It must be disgruntling to be dependent on someone to meet your needs and be unable to communicate what those needs are. How can we parents and care-givers help children communicate their needs more easily?
OBITUARIES
August 15, 2011
JULY 15, 1935-AUG. 15, 2011 Mrs. Joan Lee (Riffle) Comer, 76, of Jefferson, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, with her family by her side after a nearly two-year battle with lung cancer. She was the wife of Roy Lee Comer for 55 years. They were married Nov. 22, 1956. Born July 15, 1935, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Leo Edward and Betty Lee (Creeger) Riffle. She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School in 1953 and Washington County Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1956, earning her R.N. degree.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | January 3, 2005
andrews@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - For Grant Whitaker, Hagerstown has one big advantage over St. Louis: hockey. Grant, 10, is in his second year in the Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association. He's still learning the game's finer points. Grant's grandparents, Richard and Pam Thierry, who are raising him, said the move has done Grant a lot of good athletically, socially and academically. They moved from St. Louis to a house north of Hagerstown in July 2003 so Grant, who is deaf, could attend the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, Md. Pam Thierry said she likes the fact that the school has a challenging curriculum, which isn't true of some schools for the deaf.
ARTICLES BY DATE
EDUCATION
August 8, 2013
The family of the late Kristin Runyon and Chambersburg Hospital have chosen Laura Harmon of Shippensburg, Pa., as the third recipient of the Kristin Runyon Memorial Scholarship. Harmon is a nursing student at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. She plans to graduate in May 2015 with a bachelor's degree in nursing. Harmon carries a grade-point average of 3.53 and is involved in many academic and community activities. While majoring in nursing, Harmon is minoring in fine arts and American sign language.
Advertisement
NEWS
September 14, 2011
Film to be shown at library Sept. 23 Local filmmaker Neon Reel Entertainment will show its short film “The Black-Eyed Children” at Smithsburg Library Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow the movie. The movie theme: Still reeling from the death of her father, an emotionally fragile young woman grapples with the unexplained appearance of two unearthly children. The film was the 2011 Official Selection at the HorrorFind Film Festival in Gettysburg, Pa.   Also, meet the cast and crew of the film.
NEWS
Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | September 13, 2011
Have you ever wanted to learn sign language skills?   On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m., participants can take a free beginner's class at the Smithsburg Library. Experienced signer Mary Jo Palmer will teach participants basic American Sign Language skills, such as finger spelling, numbers, holidays and other items. The class is for all ages - no experience required.   Registration is required. To register, call 301-824-7722.     Pen Mar Park Variety will perform Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. as the summer concert series continues at Pen Mar Park.    Ice cream social An old-fashioned ice cream social will be held Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11833 Greenhill Drive in Hagerstown (off Jefferson Boulevard between Robinwood Drive and Eastern Boulevard)
OBITUARIES
August 15, 2011
JULY 15, 1935-AUG. 15, 2011 Mrs. Joan Lee (Riffle) Comer, 76, of Jefferson, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, with her family by her side after a nearly two-year battle with lung cancer. She was the wife of Roy Lee Comer for 55 years. They were married Nov. 22, 1956. Born July 15, 1935, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Leo Edward and Betty Lee (Creeger) Riffle. She was a graduate of Hagerstown High School in 1953 and Washington County Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1956, earning her R.N. degree.
NEWS
MAEGAN CLEARWOOD | maegan.clearwood@herald-mail.com | May 26, 2011
Little shoes could be seen pacing to and fro beneath the green curtain Thursday as children from the Judy Center music class took their places. When the curtain parted, their waves and beaming faces were proof that the 3- and 4-year-olds knew their stuff. A total of 35 pre-kindergarten and cubs students sang in their Sing for Spring performance at Bester Elementary School in Hagerstown. The music classes were adapted from Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Little Maestros Program.
NEWS
By KRISTY SMITH | September 8, 2010
o Read more Kristy Smith columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Greetings, neighbors While it is still too warm for sweaters and pumpkins, it isn't too soon to "Autumn Up" with some colorful mums and some other neat things from the vendors at Boonesborough Days on Saturday and Sunday. Library events Boonsboro Library programs for this month include "An Introduction to American Sign Language" presented by Mary Jo Palmer, American sign language tutor, Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. The program is an introduction to sign language, which will include the alphabet, numbers and everyday signs.
NEWS
By DAVID DISHNEAU | June 22, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - From age 3, when he would watch "Cops" at his grandmother's house, Robert Harris has been fascinated with police work. This spring, as the Frederick Police Department's first deaf student intern, the 17-year-old has proven himself more than an eager learner. He has also been a teacher to the officers, firefighters and rescue workers he's met. And having opened their eyes to deaf culture, Harris is now designing a visual communication tool to help first responders interact with hearing-impaired people and non-English speakers in Frederick, home to the Maryland School for the Deaf.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | March 24, 2008
Michael Kade Fotta, 6, can hear his mother talking to him in their living room as he fidgets on the sofa. Joey Hoffman, 11, can hear his mom talking to him too though he cannot always tell what she's saying just by listening. More often he sees her talking as she signs. Both Washington County boys use cochlear implants to hear. Their parents' say the boys are doing great with the implants. However, they both aren't hearing the same things. Cochlear implants are not hearing aids; they don't amplify sound.
NEWS
September 22, 2006
Cheerleading sign-ups WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Sign-ups are under way for RAGE all-stars cheerleading at Waynesboro Area YMCA. Participants will learn skills and techniques that will be used in their routines. Participants must be a member of the YMCA. Coaches are trained and certified. Five squads range in age from 4 to 18 years old. For information, call James Bailes at 717-762-6012. Reconnecting SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. -Author Rachel Simon will speak about her journey of reconnecting with her sister at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | January 3, 2005
andrews@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - For Grant Whitaker, Hagerstown has one big advantage over St. Louis: hockey. Grant, 10, is in his second year in the Hagerstown Youth Hockey Association. He's still learning the game's finer points. Grant's grandparents, Richard and Pam Thierry, who are raising him, said the move has done Grant a lot of good athletically, socially and academically. They moved from St. Louis to a house north of Hagerstown in July 2003 so Grant, who is deaf, could attend the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick, Md. Pam Thierry said she likes the fact that the school has a challenging curriculum, which isn't true of some schools for the deaf.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|