May 20, 2013
Tri-State Ravens Nest No. 12 will hold its annual banquet Saturday, June 1, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way. The club will honor Kelechi Osemele of the Baltimore Ravens with its Player of the Year award and give out scholarships to local high school players. There will be a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by silent and live auctions. Tickets cost $30 per person. For tickets, call Kim Wesmiller at 301-432-6933. Lions Club Tuesday - The Hagerstown Lions Club will hold its monthly business and administrative meeting.
April 20, 2013
Ravens Roost No. 7 held its 50th annual Extra Effort Award Banquet to honor the 40 members of the 2012 Coaches' All-Washington County Football Team in addition to Baltimore Ravens cornerback Corey Graham. Boonsboro's Ryan Ruiz was presented with the Gus Baker Memorial Scholarship Award in front of about 200 attendees at the Hagerstown Elks Club and will be attending Frostburg State University this fall to study accounting. “I expected someone else to get it, actually,” said Ruiz.
April 17, 2013
Mike Spinnler, director of the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon, will be the guest speaker for the annual True Grit Awards Ceremony that will be held Tuesday, May 14, starting at 6 p.m. at Fountain Head Country Club. Tickets cost $25 and are available by calling the Hagerstown YMCA at 301-739-3990. The event is sponsored by the Hagerstown YMCA, Washington County Public Schools, The Herald-Mail Co., Cumberland Valley Athletic Club and the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
April 16, 2013
The West Hagerstown Lions Club will hold its annual Leader Dog Banquet Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. at Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown. The speaker will be Pauline Ulrey and her dog from Illinois. There will also be an auction to raise funds for the Leader Dog program. Tickets cost $9.50 per person. The community is invited. To make reservations, call Donna Jackman at 301-790-2036 by April 22. Basket bingo to benefit PTA The Salem Avenue Elementary PTA is partnering with the Funkstown Lions Club to host a Longaberger basket bingo Sunday, April 28, at the Funkstown fire hall.
April 13, 2013
Twice a month, a group of 29 minority students in grades six through 12 meets at the Hagerstown YMCA for support and encouragement to achieve education and career goals. Through interest-related cluster groups, featured speakers and field trips, the young people learn to make “wise decisions,” Deborah Phillips said. Phillips, Achiever program director for the Hagerstown YMCA, said last year, all four of the program's graduating seniors went on to college. “We track our students and keep in touch with their families,” she said.
April 7, 2013
Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Washington County Public Schools will celebrate excellence in education and recognize the 2013-14 Washington County Teacher of the Year Finalists. The event will take place Wednesday, April 17, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Fountain Head Country Club, 13316 Fountainhead Road in Hagerstown. The teachers to be honored are: Beth Hoffman, North Hagerstown High School, 10th grade English teacher Sally Irwin, Washington County Technical High School, Project Lead the Way biomedical science teacher Tameron Marriner, Rockland Woods Elementary School, kindergarten teacher Ayako Shiga, Boonsboro High School, Japanese language teacher Matt Tack, Fountaindale Elementary School, fifth-grade magnet teacher The winner will receive the use of a car for one year.
April 2, 2013
The 4-H Tractor Club members and parents recently met for the 60th annual awards banquet at the Chambersburg Church of the Brethren. The family style dinner was planned to recognize project club winners and to complete the annual winter program. This was the last meeting of the year. Cyrus Lehman, club president, made an introduction and then Roger Dice, program director, made a few comments. A ribbon was given to each member to determine how he or she did in their project book. Dale Martin taught the first-year group and awarded Bryce Ocker first place.
April 1, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA Achievers Banquet will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The event honors adults from the community who are positive role models. The Teen Achievers registered in the program will also be recognized. Keynote speaker will be Michael Markoe, associate superintendent for Educational Improvement and Innovation. Event is open to the public Tickets can be purchased at the front desk of the Hagerstown YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd, Hagerstown.
March 28, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA's Achievers Banquet will be Saturday, April 13, starting at 6 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel's Hager Hall on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. This year's theme is “Be, Believe, Become.” The guest speaker will be Michael Markoe, associate superintendent for educational improvement and innovation for Washington County Public Schools. Markoe leads system-wide initiatives that prepare schools and students to achieve maximum success in the 21st century. In addition, the following Adult Achievers will be honored: Octavia Harris, director of human services at Volvo Truck Operations in Hagerstown and Brenda Thiam, autism specialist with Washington County Public Schools.
March 25, 2013
The Washington County Holstein Association held its annual banquet and awards meeting March 13. Ryan Shank, president of the Washington County Holstein Association, said the county Holstein field day will be July 6, at 10 a.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. He also announced that Dr. Matt Iager and family would host the county Holstein picnic this summer. Shank also said the association will host the 50th Maryland Holstein Convention and Sale in 2014. The annual meeting and banquet will be held March 7 and the sale will be on July 11. Both events will be held at the ag center.