March 10, 2012
One Mountain Foundation has established a scholarship program for students in the Cascade and Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., areas and the surrounding communities. This year, the goal is to award four $1,000 scholarships, one each to a senior from Smithsburg, Catoctin, Waynesboro and Fairfield high schools. The applicant's area of study or planned school program must result in a degree or in a professional certification. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 1 and received no later than April 10. Applications, criteria and procedures can be found at www.onemountainfoundation.org . Proceeds from foundation events and donations from the public and foundation members and sponsors provide the funding for the scholarships.
February 27, 2012
Students at Cascade Elementary School attended a Character Counts! celebration Jan. 19. The character pillar celebrated was trustworthiness. One student from each class was nominated for the celebration. Students selected received a certificate, pin and pencil, and had a luncheon with the school counselor and their parents. Recognized were Eliana Gil, Andy Churnesky, Travis Troxell, Kaden Geissinger, Jenna Seiss, Brady Harbaugh, Kegan Routzahn, Gauge Keith, Edey McDougal, Trinity Kending, Adam McCunn and Stephen Smith.
February 26, 2012
One Mountain Foundation will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, auction and dance Saturday, March 10, at American Legion Post 239 on McAfee Hill Road in Cascade. The menu includes spaghetti, tomato or meat sauce, meatballs, Italian bread and a variety of rolls, salad with choice of dressings, dessert, and drink (coffee, tea, or water). Dinner starts at 5 p.m., the auction begins at 7 p.m. and the dance will be from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for those ages 5 to 12. Those younger than 5 will be admitted free.
February 6, 2012
A Cascade man was being held on $50,000 bond on allegations that he inappropriately touched three girls at his home last year. Russell Brent Evans, 48, is charged in three separate cases involving three girls, who stayed overnight at his Cushman Avenue home, according to the application for statement of charges filed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. The girls told investigators the incident took place in March or April, the document said. One of the victims told investigators that Evans touched her breasts when she and Evans were sleeping in the same bed, the charging document said.
January 17, 2012
The following Washington County students were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Mount St. Mary's University: Kelsey Stabler , a junior from Boonsboro, the daughter of Randall Stabler Krista Garner , a junior from Hagerstown, the daughter of James T. Garner Justine Beachley , a senior from Hagerstown, the daughter of David Beachley Ashley Seiler , a freshman from Hagerstown, the daughter of Mr....
January 2, 2012
The students at Cascade Elementary School celebrated Character Counts! in November and December. The character trait for both months was respect. The celebrations included a lunch with the counselor, a certificate, pin and sticker.
December 6, 2011
One Mountain Foundation held its inaugural tree lighting Saturday. Cascade Elementary School's Holiday Singers performed, and the students were really excited to do the show. The event included games, refreshments and a visit from Santa, who waved his arms to turn on the lights of the outdoor tree. Thanks go to: Warren, Shawn, Chris, Gary, Keith, Nina and Rodney for decorating the tree in the muddy field on Thursday. PenMar Development Corp. for purchasing the lights.
December 3, 2011
They'd been planning for some of Santa's magic. What they got was Murphy's law. Fort Ritchie Community Center, One Mountain Foundation and PenMar Development Corporation teamed up to sponsor a tree lighting at Fort Ritchie in Cascade. The army used to host such a celebration before the base closed in 1998. Bill Carter, chairman of the board of directors for One Mountain, said the planning committee envisioned a dramatic scene in which children would sing carols around a tree.
November 18, 2011
One Mountain Foundation will hold a community tree lighting Saturday, Dec. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Fort Ritchie Community Center. The event is free and open to the public. A large evergreen on the east end of the parade field will be decorated with hundreds of lights. Santa Claus will arrive by horse-drawn wagon. A short tree-lighting program will be conducted, and then all will go inside the community center to participate in various children's games, with prizes awarded to the winners.