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January 6, 2011
James M. Dean Sr., 75, of 11975 Green Ridge Drive, Waynesboro, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Rita's Catholic Church, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Burial will follow in Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.
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OBITUARIES
August 3, 2012
Anne Drabish Conrad, 94, of Emmitsburg, Md., died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at St. Catherine Nursing Center in Emmitsburg. The family will receive friends Sunday, Aug. 19, from 3 to 4 p.m. at St. Rita Parish, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Sunday, Aug. 19, at 4 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, Emmitsburg.
NEWS
September 3, 2008
BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - Antietam Humane Society in Waynesboro will hold a rabies clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Blue Ridge K-9 Training Center. Dogs and cats 3 months of age and older may be vaccinated at a cost of $8 each. All animals should be on a leash or in a carrier. For information, call 717-762-9091.
NEWS
September 29, 2011
The Maryland Department of Agriculture recently recognized employees for their years of service to the department. The following area employees were recognized: 30 years Edward Crow, Thurmont, Md., pesticide regulation Thomas Lupp, Frederick, Md., forest pest management 25 years Christopher Firme, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., forest pest management Moana Himes, Frederick, resource conservation...
OBITUARIES
March 8, 2012
Mr. J. Ted Benchoff, 54, of 14942 Buchanan Trail East, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., died Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services Monday at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. The service will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Harbaugh Church Cemetery, Rouzerville, Pa. 
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 25, 2011
The mountaintop community of Blue Ridge Summit recently received donated playground equipment to spruce up its park off Charmian Road. Blue Ridge Summit resident Joy Ammerman and her family were considering how to honor her husband's memory when a relative's comment gave her pause. “My daughter-in-law said, 'Where's the playground?'” Ammerman said. Ammerman drove to Lions Club Park and discovered old, metal playground equipment she said was in poor condition. She contacted the Blue Ridge Summit Lions Club about making a donation to replace it in memory of her husband, Bruce.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | March 4, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - It may not be the "Thrilla in Manila," the touted fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier some 30 years ago, but professional wrestling fans can see two aging grapplers take on the youngsters Saturday at the Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue Hall. Wrestling fans in the Armed Forces in Iraq also can see the matches, dubbed "War on the Mountain," on VCR tapes that Mike Pryor, owner of Mountain Shadows Restaurant in Blue Ridge Summit, will tape and send overseas at the request of relatives and friends of the GIs. As of Thursday, Pryor said he has had requests to send tapes to sons, husbands, nephews and friends fighting in Iraq from a dozen area residents from Hagerstown, Smithsburg, Clear Spring, Hancock, Frederick, Md., Chambersburg, Pa., and Waynesboro, Pa. To request a tape to be sent to Iraq, write to Mike Pryor, P.O. Box 183, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214.
OBITUARIES
June 6, 2011
Mrs. Catherine C. “Katie” (Kane) O’Kelly, 91, of 13580 Summit Ave., Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., passed away at 11:54 a.m. Monday, June 6, 2011, in the emergency room of Waynesboro Hospital. Born April 17, 1920, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late James J. and Catherine (McCabe) Kane. She lived in Baltimore before moving to Blue Ridge Summit when she was 4 months old, where she was raised by John and Ida Gearhart. Mrs. O’Kelly attended Monterey School in early years, later graduating from Shippensburg High School with the class of 1939.
NEWS
February 11, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Waynesboro BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - University Press of America is accepting applications for employment and will begin holding job interviews Friday and Saturday at their new location at the former TAB Books/McGraw-Hill complex on Monterey Avenue. University Press of America President Jed Lyons said the company started contacting displaced McGraw-Hill employees Tuesday for possible employment. The company also will advertise job openings in local newspapers, he said.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | December 23, 1999
BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - University Press of America, a major academic book publisher with offices and warehouses in Blue Ridge Summit, plans to double the amount of warehouse space here with construction to begin in the spring. cont. from news page University Press bought the Blue Ridge Summit facilities from McGraw-Hill in February 1997 and moved its customer service and credit collection operations there, said George Franzak, chief financial officer for the publishing company.
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