March 1, 2001
Satisfying a hunger for a career change By KATE COLEMAN email@example.com Susan Maye knew she wanted to study art after she graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1975. She didn't know that would lead to working on major motion pictures. Maye, 43, of Richmond, Va., recently completed work on "Hearts in Atlantis," a film starring Anthony Hopkins, expected to be released this year. Before that she worked on another Hopkins film - "Hannibal," the sequel to "Silence of the Lambs," Hopkins' 1991 Academy-Award winning thriller.
January 26, 2007
Jeanean Songco Martin stood with her left eye open and her right eye squeezed tightly shut. One of her arms projected straight ahead, her hand wielding a long, skinny paintbrush, as she deemed the size of an onion. "I'm closing one eye, just like Popeye. I'm choosing the top of the onion as a unit of measurement. It'll be my center of interest and everything else will branch out," Songco Martin said. "Onions are one of my favorite things to paint. They're almost like looking at skin with all those great undertones.
May 20, 2002
firstname.lastname@example.org Artist Kevin Holder says he paints a lot of jazz pieces. "The attitude of the musicians emanates when they play," he says. Holder, 39, also has painted a blues piece. "Blues Infusion," an oil painting, was commissioned for the 7th Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest. [See story on page E1.] "I had a lot of fun painting the piece," he says. Part of the mission of the blues fest is to include the local arts community, says Barbara Spicher, executive director of the Washington County Arts Council.
May 25, 2003
email@example.com After discovering she was a "pathetic" legal secretary, Nora Roberts ditched the clerical suits and picked up writing, a job that finally "lit her up. " The best-selling romantic fiction author, who lives in Keedysville, challenged 438 graduating Shepherd College students Saturday to find the same excitement in the lives they make for themselves. "When you close this chapter of your life today, do so with respect for what came before and anticipation of what comes next," Roberts said.
October 2, 2003
firstname.lastname@example.org Hagerstown native Carly Churchey has acted in plays in 45 states and overseas - but performing at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., was a career highlight, she says. "It was absolutely incredible," says Churchey, 24, who is the daughter of Patti Churchey-Friend and Don Churchey, both of Hagerstown. Carly Churchey played "Lucy," the lead female role in VSA Arts Playwright Discovery Award program's production of "Diamond in the Rough" on Monday, Sept.
March 11, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. - The Belhaven University Athletic Department celebrated the achievements of its student-athletes during the Excellence in Athletics Day Feb. 9 at the Center for the Arts Concert Hall. This semi-annual event is held to honor students who excel in both athletics and academics. More than 100 students were recognized for earning a 3.0 grade-point average for the past semester. Paul Kassab of Frederick, Md. , was honored during the program. Kassab is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science and is on the Blazers' baseball team.
February 26, 1999
Greene-Ketterman Gary and Eula Walters of Inwood, W.Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen D. Greene, to George R. Ketterman III, son of George and Kathy Ketterman of Myersville, Md. A June wedding is planned. Kelbaugh-Thomas Skip and Cindy Kelbaugh of Hagerstown announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristina Lynn Kelbaugh, to Kevin Arnold Thomas, son of Paulette Thomas of Waynesboro, Pa., and the late Terry Thomas. Ms. Kelbaugh is a 1995 graduate of Williamsport High School.
March 19, 2011
FROSTBURG, Md. — At the 137th commencement ceremonies at Frostburg State University in December, the following area residents were among the nearly 400 total candidates for degrees: Jared Acre of Smithsburg, bachelor of science in business administration. Thomas Adams of Williamsport, bachelor of science in international studies. Travus Borek of Frederick, Md., bachelor of science in business administration. Jason Bosiacki of Boonsboro, bachelor of science in biology.
May 5, 2000
Beth Ann Peterson and James Paul Domenico were married Saturday, April 1, 2000, at United Church of Christ in Cavetown. The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Carole Peterson of Chewsville. The bridegroom is the son of Larry and Carol Domenico of Martinsburg, W.Va. The bride is a 1992 graduate of Smithsburg High School, a 1994 graduate of Hagerstown Junior College and a 1997 graduate of University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a degree in elementary education. She is employed by Washington County Board of Education as a third-grade teacher at Potomac Heights Elementary School.
July 30, 1999
Cochran-Keller Rachel LaDonna Cochran and Kim Duane Keller wish to announce their engagement. Ms. Cochran is the daughter of Delphine Bixby of Hayden, Idaho, and Lyle Cochran of Roseburg, Ore. She is a 1983 graduate of Nazarene High School in Roseburg. She is employed as an employee benefit specialist with Foster, Soltoff and Love Ltd. in Bethesda, Md. Mr. Keller is the son of Ritchard and Shirley Cornwell of Cumberland, Md., and John W. Keller of Hagerstown. He is a 1973 graduate of Fort Hill High School and received an associate's degree in media technology from Allegany Community College in 1978.