February 10, 2011
Antietam National Battlefield is recruiting volunteers and school groups to help with environmental and historic restoration projects this spring and summer. Antietam invites volunteers to help plant trees to reforest the historic East Woods and to restore freshwater springs throughout the park and a vegetated riparian buffer along the Antietam Creek. Volunteers are welcome to come Mondays through Saturdays from March 12 to May 14, depending on weather conditions. For more information on these projects or to set up a day to volunteer at Antietam, contact Andrew Landsman at 301-432-2243 or at Andrew_Landsman@nps.
July 7, 2011
Lappans Road (Md. 68) is now closed at Devil's Backbone Park, according to a press release from the Washington County Public Information Office. Closure began Tuesday. The closure has been scheduled to enable stream bank stabilization of the roadway along Antietam Creek at the Park. A detour is posted to direct traffic around the road. Drivers should take Md. 65 and Md. 34 in order to access the park. The road is expected to be closed until late August.
October 24, 2006
Job fair scheduled for Thursday The Washington County One-Stop Job Center, 14 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, will hold a job fair Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating employers include Adecco, Aerotek Commercial Staffing, Hardee's, Labor Ready, Loyalton of Hagerstown, Monumental Life, Prince George's County Police Department, PetSmart FDC 18, Randstad, Service Master Heavy Cleaning Specialists, Southwest Airlines, Strategic Edge...
May 7, 2007
The proposed boundaries for Rockland Woods Elementary School south of Hagerstown: Northern Boundary Beginning at a point at the intersection of Interstate 70 and the Norfolk Southern RR, proceed along the eastbound lane of I-70 to the intersection of Mapleville Road. Eastern Boundary From the intersection of Mapleville Road and I-70, proceed south along both sides of Mapleville Road to the intersection of Mill Point Road. Southern Boundary From there, proceed west along both sides of Mill Point Road to the intersection of Wheeler Road.
August 9, 2011
Lappans Road (Md. 68) remains closed to through traffic at Devil's Backbone Park as part of the rehabilitation of Devil's Backbone Dam across Antietam Creek. The road is expected to reopen in about two weeks, according to Robert Slocum, deputy director of Public Works for Washington County. Lappans Road closed Tuesday, July 5, so the streambank of the roadway along Antietam Creek could be stabilized, according to a published report in July. Parts of the road, including some of the guardrail, began falling in the creek, Slocum said.
November 10, 2012
The Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance recently was awarded a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to repair a failing stone-lined stream in a homeowner's backyard, protecting the waters that eventually flow into the Chesapeake Bay. The unnamed stream flows through private lots in Sharpsburg and carries stormwater runoff from rooftops, parking lots and roads. Decades ago, the stream was lined with stone walls and concrete bottoms to help control the direction of the water flow. However, time and increased runoff caused the walls to fail in some locations, resulting in severe stream bank erosion, which muddies the stream carrying sediments to Antietam Creek, the Potomac River and eventually to the Chesapeake Bay. Homeowner Chris Mullendore lives along this small stream and was concerned that the erosion would progress to where the stream eventually would swallow up the outbuilding in his backyard.
March 1, 2005
The following cancellations have been announced for today due to inclement weather: · Today's State of the City forum at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center at Antietam Creek in Hagerstown, sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. · Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan county schools in West Virginia canceled classes today. · Washington County's Women, Infants & Children program canceled all "check pick-up" classes for Tuesday.
January 2, 2005
Name of business: New York Pizzeria & Pub Owner: Zach Tran Address: Centre at Antietam Creek, 61 Eastern Blvd. N., Hagerstown Opening date: Nov. 20 Products and services: Pizza, pasta dinners, salads, beer and spirits Market area: Hagerstown How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Good career opportunity. The chance to bring people a good product for a fair price. " Previous business experience: "Between the three guys in the shop, there is over 40 years of experience.
December 26, 2004
Name of business: Bella Baby Owner: Zachary Tran Address: Centre at Antietam Creek, 53 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown Opening date: Sept. 20 Products and services: Baby clothing (newborn and infant), shoes, toys, furniture (cribs, changing tables, cradles, etc.), bedding and coordinating nursery accessories, gifts. Market area: Hagerstown How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Our motivation was to decrease the traveling distance for expecting mothers.
March 30, 1999
Fishing at Pangborn Lake in Hagerstown is prohibited until further notice, according to a statement from the city Public Works Department. The ban will remain in effect at least until after a sewer system upgrade project is completed and the water is tested for contaminants. The Hamilton Run Interceptor project is a $3.3 million project to replace sewer lines that were allowing ground water and storm water to seep into the system. At times the seepage overloaded the system and caused sewage to back up into some North End homes or forced the city to pump sewage into Hamilton Run, a stream running through the lake and leading to Antietam Creek.