January 18, 2011
Mary Louise Benchoff, 79, of Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at home. The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at The Church of the Transfiguration, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro.
March 17, 2009
JULY 3, 1950-MARCH 16, 2009 BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Kenneth E. Shilling, 58, of 13113 Pennersville Road, died Monday, March 16, 2009, at his home. Born July 3, 1950, in Chambersburg, Pa., he was the son of Braden L. Shilling Sr. and Annie Chitboy Shilling, both of Blue Ridge Summit. He was a 1968 graduate of Smithsburg High School. He was last employed at Gettysburg (Pa.) Hospital as a pharmacy technician. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He played bass guitar for many years in a local band.
August 27, 2013
Robert "Bob" Edward Tressler, 63, of Waynesboro, Pa., and formerly of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. A graveside service will be Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Germantown Bethel Church of God Cemetery, Cascade. Arrangements are by Lochstampfor Funeral Home Inc., Waynesboro.
January 19, 2011
Author John Howard McClellan of Blue Ridge Summit recently released a book on the history of the area movements of Robert E. Lee and his staff following the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg through Pennsylvania and Maryland, including some overlooked landmarks and details of the Battle of Monterey Pass. After the Battle of Monterey Pass, Lee and his army crossed the mountain at Blue Ridge Summit and crossed the Potomac River en route to Virginia, according to a news release. The book, "A River To Cross," is documented by interviews, legend and historical research gathered during the course of McClellan's life.
April 15, 2013
A 34-year-old man fell to his death from High Rock in northeastern Washington County on Monday. Michael Paul Liller of Thurmont, Md., was determined to be dead by medics who descended 100 feet to where he landed, officials on the scene said. Liller jumped from the rock formation's peak to a metal grate used by hang gliders at about 4 p.m. He then jumped to another rock, lost his balance and fell, according to Washington County (Md.) Sheriff's Office Sgt. Daryl Sanders. About 12 people were at the popular lookout spot when the fall occurred, Sanders said.
February 3, 2006
John Miller, a Civil War historian, lives on property believed to have been a part of the Battle of Monterey near Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Miller and members of the One Mountain Foundation have planned a Civil War church service and social which will be held Sunday, Feb. 5, as part of Civil War Trails Discovery Weekend in Franklin County, Pa. The service, at Hawley Memorial Presbyterian Church on Charmian Road off of Pa. 16 in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.,...
April 24, 2013
Township police to take part in take-back day BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - The Washington Township (Pa.) Police Department will be joining a host of other law enforcement agencies in participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this Saturday. Washington Township police will be accepting expired, unused or unwanted medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Blue Ride Fire Hall at 13063 Monterey Lane in Blue Ridge Summit. A complete list of Franklin County and Eastern Panhandle agencies hosting similar events was published in Wednesday's paper.
April 10, 2006
Massage school receives accreditation BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Synergy Healing Arts Center and Massage School's Massage Therapy Program was granted accreditation on Oct. 21, 2005, by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation for a period of five years. Synergy will celebrate its 10th year of operation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at its annual open house. For information, call 1-717-794-5778.
June 27, 2009
Maude C. Birely, 85, of NMS Health Care, and formerly of Locust Street in Hagerstown and Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at the home. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Germantown Bethel Cemetery, Cascade.
May 4, 2010
Clyde A. Perry, 76, of 15388 Summit Farm Road, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at his home. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. The service will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Blue Rock Brethren in Christ Church, Waynesboro. Burial will be Saturday in Dallas.