May 27, 2008
WAYNESBORO, PA. -- Hundreds of people filtered into Memorial Park on Monday to remember fallen soldiers. For Dennis Gift, that meant honoring his big brother. It was a solemn day for Gift as he spent his first Memorial Day without his older brother, Leroy, who died three months ago. "No matter how long you prepare for death, it's still hard," said Dennis Gift, 61. "He was my big brother. " Last year, Dennis Gift could honor Leroy on Veterans Day. Since he died Feb. 25, Dennis now remembers him on Memorial Day as well.
June 16, 2003
Monday, June 16 9 p.m. on Lifetime "More Than Meets the Eye" The true story of Joan Brock, a teacher at a school for the blind who remained optimistic after she suddenly lost her own sight, is told in this new movie. Carey Lowell stars as Brock, Dylan Walsh as her husband. 10 p.m. on ABC "The View" The long-running daytime talk show gets a special evening edition. Topics will include a quiz on health issues that will allow viewers to participate online.
November 3, 2009
On a day off from school, left, Jacob Pence, 8, is busy working hard stuffing leaves in a bag for his grandmother while brothers Charlie, 6, and Henry, 2, play in Hagerstown on Tuesday afternoon. On a day off from school Charlie Pence helps mom Kris Pence make room for more leaves that his big brother Jacob Pence collected to stuff in a bag at his grandmother home in Hagerstown on Tuesday afternoon.
January 3, 2011
-DEC. 28, 2010 Ethan Allen Harsh-Greer, infant son of Amanda Marie Harsh and Heith Allen Greer, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown. Besides his parents, he is survived by his big brother, Joshua Logan Harsh; grandmothers, Andrea Harsh and Sharon Greer; and grandparents, Steve and Alva Hetzer. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harry Harsh. Services will be Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, at 1 p.m. at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd.
July 15, 2007
The Summer of Love was about love - a physical love and a metaphorical love. It also was about a bigger picture, one of speaking up against authority at a time when youth were being drafted to fight a war in a foreign country while their own country was changing around them with progression in civil rights, women's rights and gay rights, according to musicians of the time and music professors. Patrons at The Maryland Theatre this Thursday night will get to hear some of the popular songs of the time by some of the musicians who played in the historic outdoor concert of the Summer of Love, the Monterey Pop Festival in Monterey, Calif.
July 8, 1997
After a five-year effort, Franklin County, Pa., has its own chapter of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. It's a development local citizens should applaud, because what this group does can have a profound and positive effect on young people's lives. That's not just pie-in-the-sky happy talk. Several years ago, the organization's methods were the subject of an in-depth study by Public/Private Ventures, a Philadelphia organization that studies public policy. The PPV study looked at 959 youngsters aged 10 to 16 who applied to the program in 1992 and 1993.
February 22, 1997
More than 100 youngsters are safer today after a Saturday's Hagerstown Kidcare ID program at K-Mart in the Valley Plaza. "I'm doing it for protection - just to be on the safe side," said Angie New as she stood in line with her 3-month-old son, Tyler. Lauran Barrett, 2 1/2, was initially hesitant but got braver watching big brother Ryan go through the paces without fear. "It's for safetyI sake," said Lauran's mom, Lisa Barrett. Ann Shryock, community development vice president for the Jaycees of Hagerstown, called turnout for the six-hour program terrific.
July 6, 2004
Tuesday, July 6 8 p.m. on TCM "The Misfits" Plenty of big names here - Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe, both in their last film; director John Huston; writer Arthur Miller. This is one of those movies that got a lukewarm welcome on arrival (in 1961) but is gaining a better reputation with the passage of time. 9:30 p.m. on CBS "The Amazing Race 5" With the flood of reality shows showing no signs of subsiding, it's easy to forget that a few, including "The Amazing Race," have neither disgusted the critics nor worn out their welcome.
September 22, 2006
Lake McDonald Williamsport Football Senior How difficult is it for you to balance athletics with your academic requirements? "It's tough sometimes ... taking honors classes, keeping up on homework and studying. But I manage to pull through. " What is you favorite school subject? "Right now, gym class. " What is the best thing about Williamsport High School? "The attitude for football is unbelievable any more. I've seen a lot of change in that over the last four years.
March 9, 2012
Ronald Morese “RJ” Oliver Jr. of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2012. He was the son of Ronald Morese Oliver Sr. and Taria Michelle King. RJ enjoyed spending plenty of time being read to, playing with his big brother TaRon and watching “Backyardigans” when he wasn't at his favorite daycare. In addition to his parents, Ronald Jr. is survived by his brother, TaRon Morese Oliver; paternal grandparents Patricia Oliver, Ronald M.Woodrum and Grand PaPa Jeremy Strain; great-grandfather, James Oliver of Aikens, S.C.; maternal grandparents, Michael and Lisa King; maternal great-grandmother, Myrtle Harmon; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.