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by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | January 21, 2005
Editor's note: The Next Generation is a series of stories highlighting young people in the Tri-State area. A story will run every Friday. wandaw@herald-mail.com KEEDYSVILLE - John "Jack" Corcoran traveled thousands of miles from home to experience a culture and a way of life different from his Western Maryland upbringing. "Getting out and working with a very diverse population has made a big difference in how I view the world," Corcoran, 19, said. The Keedysville native is one of 220 young adults chosen from across the nation to serve in AmeriCorps' National Civilian Community Corps.
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September 14, 2000
Hancock school named first AmeriCorps site in county By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer HANCOCK - The sky's the limit for student achievement at Hancock Middle-Senior High School. continued The expansion of AmeriCorps' "A Star in Western Maryland" service program from Frostburg, Md., to Hancock will help link school, family and community resources to give sixth- through 12th-grade students "the support they need to come to school ready to learn," said Vice Principal Larry Smith.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 30, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The equivalent of 10 full-time Americorps volunteers are coming to Franklin and Fulton counties in January, a spokeswoman for the agency that got the grant to pay for them said Monday. Erin Smith, program coordinator for the Americorps program at the Mental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton Counties in Chambersburg, said the agency received a $124,000 state grant to bring the volunteers to the area. They will be assigned to work with nonprofit agencies in the two counties, Smith said.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 25, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Soon after the school year begins, the county's newest elementary school will have Washington County Public Schools' only Volunteer Maryland Coordinator. The coordinator position is a one-year pilot program that school system Development Coordinator Terri Baker said officials hope eventually will benefit all public schools. The volunteer coordinator will encourage people to volunteer at Rockland Woods Elementary School, south of Hagerstown, and also develop partnerships with the local business community.
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By JANET HEIM | February 19, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Although Kathryn "Kat" Bearese still calls Hagerstown home, there are many places around the world that are, in a way, home to her. Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., where Bearese is a senior psychology major, is one such place. During her college years, she was named a Bonner Scholar, which provided her with scholarship money in exchange for community service. It was a perfect fit for Bearese, 22, who grew up in a global-thinking, service-minded family. The Bearese family lived in the Middle East for six years, first in Saudi Arabia, then Bahrain, when Kat was in elementary and middle school.
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by MARLO BARNHART | June 16, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com After graduating from Goucher College in Baltimore a year ago, Cindee Cadieux decided she had had enough of studying about helping people - she was ready to immerse herself in the day-to-day dynamics of working with a nonprofit agency. So while attending a career fair in Washington, D.C., last summer, the Plymouth, N.H., resident spotted a booth on Volunteer Maryland. The motto, "One person ... One year ... A World of Difference," caught her eye. "I knew nothing about AmeriCorps and I had no idea where Hagerstown was at that time," Cadieux said.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | April 6, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Bill Bundesen is working to make a difference in Washington County while receiving experience he says should serve him no matter what type of work he does in the future. The St. Mary's College graduate is working as an AmeriCorps volunteer for the Washington County Community Mediation Center Inc. He has committed to 1,700 hours of service in a 12-month period. In return, he has received invaluable training in mediation and the satisfaction of having helped people resolve conflicts.
NEWS
February 12, 2002
Education is vital in understanding mental illness By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A. Kenneth Wuertenberg has found a home, one he had been looking for for years. Wuertenberg, 45, became the executive director of the Franklin & Fulton Mental Health Association on Jan 2. He is the only employee of the nonprofit association at 127 S. Second St. It was founded in 1959 and is affiliated with the National Mental Health Association.
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January 21, 2002
Calendar Tea raises funds for scholarship By MARLO BARNHART marlob@herald-mail.com Enthusiastic students with a dream for higher education are waiting eagerly to join the 45 young people who have already received college financial assistance from the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Committee over the past 16 years. CONTINUED And after Sunday afternoon's Calendar Tea fund-raiser, organizer Ruth Monroe said she was pleased with the turnout and the money raised.
NEWS
December 11, 1997
West Virginia Gov. Cecil Underwood's Commission on Educational Quality and Equity has delivered a draft of its recommendations, and while the final report may be more enlightening, the first version doesn't address the key funding problem - taxpayers' unwillingness to okay a statewide excess property-tax levy. Voters rejected that approach to solving the school-funding equity problem in 1984 and 1988, but the commission put that at the top of its list. How will state officials persuade voters to approve it now?
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By JANET HEIM | April 6, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Bill Bundesen is working to make a difference in Washington County while receiving experience he says should serve him no matter what type of work he does in the future. The St. Mary's College graduate is working as an AmeriCorps volunteer for the Washington County Community Mediation Center Inc. He has committed to 1,700 hours of service in a 12-month period. In return, he has received invaluable training in mediation and the satisfaction of having helped people resolve conflicts.
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December 15, 2008
DENVER - On Nov. 3, Jessica Powers of Hagerstown left to begin work on her first service project of the year with the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps NCCC is a residential national service program created to assist with disaster relief, improve the environment, enhance education, increase public safety and address unmet human needs. This year marks its 15th anniversary. Powers arrived at NCCC's Southwest Region Campus in Denver and began training Oct. 6 for 10 months of full-time service with AmeriCorps NCCC.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | July 25, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Soon after the school year begins, the county's newest elementary school will have Washington County Public Schools' only Volunteer Maryland Coordinator. The coordinator position is a one-year pilot program that school system Development Coordinator Terri Baker said officials hope eventually will benefit all public schools. The volunteer coordinator will encourage people to volunteer at Rockland Woods Elementary School, south of Hagerstown, and also develop partnerships with the local business community.
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By JANET HEIM | February 19, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Although Kathryn "Kat" Bearese still calls Hagerstown home, there are many places around the world that are, in a way, home to her. Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., where Bearese is a senior psychology major, is one such place. During her college years, she was named a Bonner Scholar, which provided her with scholarship money in exchange for community service. It was a perfect fit for Bearese, 22, who grew up in a global-thinking, service-minded family. The Bearese family lived in the Middle East for six years, first in Saudi Arabia, then Bahrain, when Kat was in elementary and middle school.
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by DON AINES | January 26, 2006
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Isaac Asimov, Norman Mailer, William Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss are getting packed up and readied for the 200-yard trip across U.S. 30 this weekend to a new home in the $3.5 million Grove Family Library. Patrons will find a lot more elbow room in the reading rooms of the 17,000-square-foot library, which will open in early February, according to Bernice Crouse, executive director of the Franklin County Library System. It replaces the cramped, 48-year-old Ragged Edge Library, which will be closed to normal library service at 2 p.m. today, she said.
NEWS
by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | January 21, 2005
Editor's note: The Next Generation is a series of stories highlighting young people in the Tri-State area. A story will run every Friday. wandaw@herald-mail.com KEEDYSVILLE - John "Jack" Corcoran traveled thousands of miles from home to experience a culture and a way of life different from his Western Maryland upbringing. "Getting out and working with a very diverse population has made a big difference in how I view the world," Corcoran, 19, said. The Keedysville native is one of 220 young adults chosen from across the nation to serve in AmeriCorps' National Civilian Community Corps.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | November 30, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The equivalent of 10 full-time Americorps volunteers are coming to Franklin and Fulton counties in January, a spokeswoman for the agency that got the grant to pay for them said Monday. Erin Smith, program coordinator for the Americorps program at the Mental Health Association of Franklin and Fulton Counties in Chambersburg, said the agency received a $124,000 state grant to bring the volunteers to the area. They will be assigned to work with nonprofit agencies in the two counties, Smith said.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | June 16, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com After graduating from Goucher College in Baltimore a year ago, Cindee Cadieux decided she had had enough of studying about helping people - she was ready to immerse herself in the day-to-day dynamics of working with a nonprofit agency. So while attending a career fair in Washington, D.C., last summer, the Plymouth, N.H., resident spotted a booth on Volunteer Maryland. The motto, "One person ... One year ... A World of Difference," caught her eye. "I knew nothing about AmeriCorps and I had no idea where Hagerstown was at that time," Cadieux said.
NEWS
BY SARAH MULLIN | April 18, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The old carpet and dull walls of the Martinsburg Boys & Girls Club have been replaced with new tile and bright colors thanks to the work of 10 volunteers with the National Civilian Community Corps, an umbrella organization of AmeriCorps. The volunteers arrived in the first week of April and were expected to remain for five weeks revamping the old building, but the fast pace of their efforts will probably have them moving on next week, said team member Holly Bottomly, 24, of Walterboro, S.C. During their stay the group has brought hot water back into the building, replaced shower fixtures, painted walls, laid down new tile and expanded the kitchen.
NEWS
February 12, 2002
Education is vital in understanding mental illness By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A. Kenneth Wuertenberg has found a home, one he had been looking for for years. Wuertenberg, 45, became the executive director of the Franklin & Fulton Mental Health Association on Jan 2. He is the only employee of the nonprofit association at 127 S. Second St. It was founded in 1959 and is affiliated with the National Mental Health Association.
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