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NEWS
June 20, 2005
Nurse of the Year winners Washington County Hospital recently named its 2005 Professional Nurse of the Year award winners. This award is given annually to a clinical nurse and administrative nurse who best exemplify the outstanding abilities of a professional nurse. Nurses are nominated and selected for the awards based on their contributions to the area of expertise, professionalism, and education. The award winners for this year are: Sheryl Aiken, RN, clinical nurse of the year.
NEWS
November 8, 2004
Five-kilometer Jingle Bell Run/Walk BOONSBORO - The Arthritis Foundation's five-kilometer Jingle Bell run/walk and one-kilometer fun run will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, at Boonsboro High School. The event will feature food, holiday music, face painting, prizes and a visit from Santa. For registration and team information, call the Arthritis Foundation at 1-301-663-0303, send e-mail to wmarthritis@aol.com , or go to www.arthritis.org or www.active.com on the Web. School problems seminar Dr. Bruce E. Weneck, president of Partners in Pediatrics, will present a free seminar on attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity and school problems from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Partners in Pediatrics, 303 W. Memorial Blvd.
NEWS
August 14, 2009
The annual Memorial Ride for Ron Kinsey is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 16, with registration at 1 p.m., and the ride starting at 2 p.m. The ride starts at Log Cabin Inn in Hancock and ends at Potomac Fish and Game Club. Food and music will be provided. The cost is $25 for rider, $35 with passenger. Proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Go to www.ronsride.com or call 301-797-1634.
NEWS
December 8, 2008
Students from Fountain Rock, Rockland Woods and Salem Avenue elementary schools raised $4,375 for the Arthritis Foundation during the annual Jingle Bell Walk on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Rockland Woods Elementary School. Despite cold, windy weather, more than 100 participants walked with bells on their shoes down Rockland Drive. Students who raised at least $30 were eligible to win turkeys as door prizes, donated by local food stores.
NEWS
by MARIE GILBERT /Staff Writer | September 26, 2005
Kathy Deveney's favorite workout is playing baseball in the park with her 8-year-old grandson. Several years ago, stiffness and pain in her joints prevented her from enjoying such activities. "I was a fairly young woman, but I felt old," she recalled. After being diagnosed with arthritis, Deveney, 62, began working with her doctor, who got her started on an exercise program, discussed proper nutrition and prescribed medication. Thursday afternoon, Deveney tagged along with her son, who was planning on spending the day participating in a golf tournament at Beaver Creek Country Club in Hagerstown.
NEWS
February 16, 2001
'Dial-A-Doctor' available for arthritis information Arthritis Foundation and Maryland Lupus Foundation are offering a free community program, during which people can ask questions about arthritis, lupus and other related diseases. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., people can "Dial-A-Doctor" at 1-800-365-3811. Dr. Margaret Fountain, Dr. Lynn Ludmer, Dr. Gary Ruppert and Dr. Raymond Wilson, all rheumatologists - physicians specializing in the treatment of arthritis - will answer questions about arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, gout, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, Sjogren's and Raynaud's.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | March 25, 2011
If it's true that gardening is a fine art, then for decades, many senior citizens have produced brilliant work in their backyards. With the earth as their canvas, they've taken their green thumb and painted the landscape a colorful pallete of flowers, vegetables and ornamental trees. But as time goes by, the pleasures of gardening often can become more difficult. Arthritis and lack of strength and mobility can interfere with your life-long hobby. Don't despair, says Annette Ipsan, educator for horticulture and the Master Gardener program in Washington County for the University of Maryland Extension.
NEWS
by Alicia Notarianni | November 16, 2004
alician@herald-mail.com The sound of jingle bells chimed across the grounds of Boonsboro High School on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 13. Though Santa Claus was on hand, he wasn't responsible for the clatter. Nearly 100 runners, ranging in age from 4 to 67, dashed off with bells tied to their shoes to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. Dot Foods Inc. of Williamsport and Boonsboro High School National Honor Society partnered to host the event. Participants began registering at 7:30 a.m. for their choice of a five-kilometer run or a one-mile fun run. At 9 a.m., it was merry racing.
NEWS
May 24, 2007
Members of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows held their annual statewide convention this week at the Best Western Grand Venice in Hagerstown. About 150 members and their spouses were expected to attend. The convention included business meetings, the installation of new officers, a memorial to recognize members who have died and a banquet. The organization has a ladies' auxiliary known as the Rebekahs, which also held meetings during the three-day convention. The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is a fraternal organization derived from English Odd Fellows orders of the mid-1700s.
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OBITUARIES
April 18, 2012
Margaret Elizabeth Loudenslager "Sis" Athey, 92, of 9640 Sylvania Metamora, Sylvania, Ohio, formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Sunset Village Care Center in Toledo, Ohio. Born June 15, 1919, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late John Everhart and Helen Pinnine Baker Loudenslager. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas L. Athey, on June 15, 1994. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, and friend to all. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
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OBITUARIES
July 16, 2011
Betty Jean (Faith) Shank, 77, of 616 Beaver Creek Road in Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Born Thursday, July 20, 1933, in Clear Spring, Md., she was the daughter of the late Fred John Faith and Margaret Irene Murray Faith. She was a member of Clear Spring High School, class of 1951. She retired from Town and Country after 25 years of service. She also was employed by Rainbow Child Care for eight years.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | March 25, 2011
If it's true that gardening is a fine art, then for decades, many senior citizens have produced brilliant work in their backyards. With the earth as their canvas, they've taken their green thumb and painted the landscape a colorful pallete of flowers, vegetables and ornamental trees. But as time goes by, the pleasures of gardening often can become more difficult. Arthritis and lack of strength and mobility can interfere with your life-long hobby. Don't despair, says Annette Ipsan, educator for horticulture and the Master Gardener program in Washington County for the University of Maryland Extension.
OBITUARIES
January 29, 2011
MAY 30, 1927-JAN. 28, 2011 B. Rita Moler, 83, of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown. Born May 30, 1927, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Cusimano Gugluizza. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Moler, in 1969. Rita was previously employed by the Hagerstown Tennis Club. She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and formerly a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Williamsport, where she was involved with the Sodality.
NEWS
August 14, 2009
Club meetings Christian Motorcyclists Association HALFWAY - Saturday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m. Golden Corral Restaurant, 17635 Valley Mall Road. All makes and models of motorcycles are welcome. Weather permitting, a group ride follows the breakfast. Call 301-432-5274. Smithsburg SunshineLeisure Club LEITERSBURG - Monday, Aug. 17, 11:30 a.m. Leitersburg Ruritan Club. Annual picnic. Corn, hot dogs, rolls and watermelon provided. Bring a covered dish, place setting, beverage and bingo prize.
NEWS
August 14, 2009
The annual Memorial Ride for Ron Kinsey is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 16, with registration at 1 p.m., and the ride starting at 2 p.m. The ride starts at Log Cabin Inn in Hancock and ends at Potomac Fish and Game Club. Food and music will be provided. The cost is $25 for rider, $35 with passenger. Proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Go to www.ronsride.com or call 301-797-1634.
NEWS
April 7, 2009
FEB. 11, 1935-APRIL 5, 2009 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Janice Snyder Saur, 74, of Greencastle, Pa., passed away Sunday, April 5, 2009, at her home. Born Monday, Feb. 11, 1935, in Upton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Eldridge B. Snyder and the late Etta Hager Snyder. She was a 1953 graduate of Lemasters High School and a 1957 graduate of Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio. She retired from the Washington County Board of Education, teaching for 39 years. She originated the preschool at Clear Spring High School, she also served as cheerleader advisor and girls softball coach.
NEWS
February 8, 2009
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering two courses in March and April geared toward those with arthritis. The first course, "PACE: People with Arthritis can Exercise," will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church from April 7 through June 25. Developed by the Arthritis Foundation, the course is designed to help those with arthritis maintain joint...
NEWS
December 8, 2008
Students from Fountain Rock, Rockland Woods and Salem Avenue elementary schools raised $4,375 for the Arthritis Foundation during the annual Jingle Bell Walk on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Rockland Woods Elementary School. Despite cold, windy weather, more than 100 participants walked with bells on their shoes down Rockland Drive. Students who raised at least $30 were eligible to win turkeys as door prizes, donated by local food stores.
NEWS
September 15, 2008
Healthy aging series MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -West Virginia University Hospitals-East's OWLS Program for seniors ages 55 and older is offering a healthy aging series at 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 16, through Oct. 7, at Berkeley Senior Center, 217 N. High St. Topics are: Sept. 16 - "There is No Excuse Not to Exercise," with Brian White, exercise specialist, The Wellness Center at City Hospital. Sept. 23 - "Please Pass the Peas," with Joan Starliper, City Hospital and The Wellness Center.
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