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April 23, 2001
Victims to be honored at candlelight vigil By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg People whose lives have been touched by violence will gather for a candlelight vigil tonight as part of a weeklong tribute to crime victims. Women In Need Victim Services is sponsoring the 10th annual vigil as part of National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The candlelight vigil will be in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second St., from 7 to 8:30 p.m. "The vigil is our one big event for the week," said Stacy McCole, WIN education coordinator.
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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | August 17, 2007
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - More than 50 people gathered Friday night at Perry Orchard near Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to mark the one-year anniversary of what they called a desecration of historical land. "This is hallowed ground. Now, sewer runs beneath it," said Scott Faulkner, president of the Friends of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. In August 2006, Jefferson Utilities laid water and sewer lines across the property near the intersection of W.Va. 27 and U.S. 340. The land is owned by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
NEWS
by RIC DUGAN / Staff Photographer | April 27, 2007
Owen Hamilton of Martinsburg, W.Va., observes a moment of silence Thursday during CASA's Light of Hope 2007 candlelight vigil at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Julie Homan, Barbie Oates and Brittany Randolph, all of Inwood, W.Va., hold candles during Thursday's CASA Light of Hope candlelight vigil in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
October 26, 1998
Candlelight vigil set for Wednesday SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - A domestic violence candlelight vigil will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the midway between the Ram's Den and Sara Cree Hall on the Shepherd College campus in Shepherdstown. The free event is being sponsored by the Social Work Association of Shepherd College. Wise to meet with prospective cadets HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - High school students interested in attending a military service academy can meet with U.S. Rep. Bob Wise, D-W.Va.
NEWS
by | September 9, 2003
In honor of Patriots Day and the second anniversary of 9/11, a candlelight vigil will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at the City Park band shell. The vigil, which is free and open to the public, will be canceled in the event of rain. "In Remembrance of Friends" will feature a program of music, guest speakers and reflection on the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The vigil will include the AMVETS Honor Guard, the Highlanders of Highland View Academy, Echo Taps by South Hagerstown High School trumpeters and U.S. Army specialist Mary Burral, a soldier wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
NEWS
September 10, 2005
Today Concert of remembrance FREDERICK, Md. - A community mass choir consisting of volunteers from Frederick County churches and One God One Voice Chorus will present a concert of remembrance and hope to commemorate Sept. 11 and recognize those from Frederick County who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The concert will be at 7 p.m. at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. A freewill offering will benefit Good News Jail & Prison Ministry in Frederick County.
NEWS
December 1, 1999
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer When Wendy Hite lost her 6-week-old daughter to sudden infant death syndrome she felt she wanted to die too. Her grief was intense and there were no support groups in the area for her to lean on, she said. It was her faith that pulled her through. "God is good. He helped me and made me strong," said Hite of Fairplay. Reaching out to others in the same situation, in 1983 Hite helped form Labor of Love, a support group for families who have lost a child by miscarriage, stillbirth or as a newborn.
NEWS
August 2, 2005
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Humane Society will hold its third annual Candlelight Vigil on Saturday, Aug. 20, to remember the 2,513 cats and dogs that had to be euthanized at the shelter in 2004. The ceremony will be held in the back field at the Martinsburg Mall. The Rev. Terri Cofiell of Hedgesville United Methodist Church will conduct the service, which will include prayers, poems and bagpipe music. The public is invited to participate by bringing their pets to receive individual blessings.
NEWS
November 29, 1999
Washington County will commemorate World AIDS Day on Wednesday with a candlelight vigil in Hagerstown's Public Square. The vigil will begin at 8 p.m. in front of Frostburg State University, but organizers will set up at 5 p.m. to sell baked goods and carnations to raise money for people with AIDS. Tax-free donations can be made at that time to the nonprofit Washington County AIDS Coalition. Participants are asked to bring candles for the vigil, which will remember those who have died of the disease and give hope for a cure to survivors, said organizer Tim Miller of the Concerned Citizens of Washington County.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 14, 2011
“The students have taken back the message.” In the wake of a child sex-abuse scandal, Penn State University students are the ones who organized a candlelight vigil, a “blue-out” in support of victims and a game-day fundraiser that netted $25,000, according to the student body president. “Students didn't understand why the media wasn't focusing on (criminally charged) Jerry Sandusky, the victims. The students have taken back the message,” said TJ Bard, student body president since March.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 16, 2012
As about 150 people gathered Sunday night with candles on Center Square in Waynesboro, their thoughts and prayers were with a community more than 300 miles away. The crowd assembled for a candlelight vigil to support the Newtown, Conn., residents affected by Friday's school shooting that claimed the lives of 20 children and six staff members. “It's very true our hearts are still broken,” said the Rev. Linda Watkins, rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Waynesboro. Watkins spoke on behalf of the Waynesboro Area Fellowship of Churches, which organized the vigil.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 14, 2011
“The students have taken back the message.” In the wake of a child sex-abuse scandal, Penn State University students are the ones who organized a candlelight vigil, a “blue-out” in support of victims and a game-day fundraiser that netted $25,000, according to the student body president. “Students didn't understand why the media wasn't focusing on (criminally charged) Jerry Sandusky, the victims. The students have taken back the message,” said TJ Bard, student body president since March.
OBITUARIES
August 1, 2011
Martin L. “Joe” White passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, at his home, with family and friends by his side. Joe is survived by his wife of 21 years, Gina Marie; children Rosalie, David Jr., Michael, William (Lori), Vanetta, Sammy and Billy; grandchildren, J.C., Isabellea, Savannah, Nevaeh, Braidon and Troy; loving mother-in-law, Daisy Kinzer; father-in-law, Bert Jameson; sisters-in-law, Tammy Snyder (Bill) and Lorretta Jameson; brothers-in-law, Bert Jameson Jr., Joseph Kinzer (Paula)
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | June 11, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A group of churches in the Eastern Panhandle has banded together to organize a free, music-filled festival for a second year and volunteers say they plan to hold the event annually at Poor House Farm Park near Martinsburg. Christian Enlightening Festival 2010, which kicked off Friday morning with an opening prayer, continues through noon Sunday. In its second year, this year's festival features 16 Christian music bands performing southern gospel, R&B, hard rock and heavy metal.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | April 12, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Friends and family members who gathered at a candlelight vigil in Hagerstown's City Park on Sunday evening remembered Kristy Dawn Hoke for her smile, her devotion to her children, and her way of helping and uplifting those around her. "She would want people to remember the fun, the love, the laughter and the caring that she gave to people other than herself," said Hoke's friend and neighbor Steve Jackson. Hoke, 29, was found dead of an apparent stabbing last week in a wooded area in Waynesboro, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said.
NEWS
August 17, 2009
Forum on arthritis CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An educational forum on arthritis and joint replacements will be at noon Tuesday, Aug. 18, in the Menno Village Chapel, 2075 Scotland Ave. Drs. Robert Richards, from Orthopaedic Associates in Chambersburg, Shabbar Hussain, from Orthopaedic Associates in Chambersburg, and Roger J. Robertson, Cumberland Valley Orthopaedic Associates in Chambersburg, will present the program. There will be time for questions and refreshments will be provided after the presentation.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | August 17, 2007
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - More than 50 people gathered Friday night at Perry Orchard near Harpers Ferry National Historical Park to mark the one-year anniversary of what they called a desecration of historical land. "This is hallowed ground. Now, sewer runs beneath it," said Scott Faulkner, president of the Friends of Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. In August 2006, Jefferson Utilities laid water and sewer lines across the property near the intersection of W.Va. 27 and U.S. 340. The land is owned by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 2, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - As dusk fell Sunday, about 20 friends and family members of Tina Marie Starcher gathered for a candlelight vigil along Dam #4 Road in northeastern Berkeley County where the slain woman's body was found June 20. Still distraught over the way they learned of her death and grieving over the loss, the group gathered around a wooden cross to remember the 40-year-old Martinsburg woman. Two candles on either end of the cross were lighted as well as sparklers that were stuck in the ground.
NEWS
by RIC DUGAN / Staff Photographer | April 27, 2007
Owen Hamilton of Martinsburg, W.Va., observes a moment of silence Thursday during CASA's Light of Hope 2007 candlelight vigil at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Julie Homan, Barbie Oates and Brittany Randolph, all of Inwood, W.Va., hold candles during Thursday's CASA Light of Hope candlelight vigil in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
April 21, 2007
Calvary United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., the Rev. Al Clipp will be speaking this Sunday at the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services on the topic, The Breakfast Commissioning. The youth and handbell choirs will present music at the later service. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Youth fellowship is at 6:30 p.m. Grace Brethren Church, 250 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., the Rev. Larry Weber will be speaking this Sunday at 10:35 a.m. on the topic, My, That's Living!
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