April 28, 2013
Name of business: H.U.G. (Helping Us Graduate) Services Owners: Kristi Edwards and Morgan Davis Address: Charles Town, W.Va. Opening date: January 2013 Products and services: We offer home cleaning, yard work, house-sitting, baby-sitting, pet-sitting, personal chef services, wait staff and elder care Target market: Anyone who needs a service we offer How did you get into your business, and what motivated...
April 27, 2013
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The following area students were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Wilson College: Tracey Artz of Sharpsburg Courtney Bernecker of St. Thomas, Pa. Dionne Donghia of St. Thomas Marissa Feldberg of Greencastle, Pa. Charlotte Flood of Mercersburg, Pa. Jeaneva Gagne of Frederick, Md. Joanna Gardner of Hagerstown Tonya Grissinger of Mercersburg Kira Hernandez of Greencastle ...
April 26, 2013
A Blue Ridge Community and Technical College student was among 50 community college students across the nation, Canada and Micronesia to be named 2013 New Century Scholars, the college announced Friday. Judy Jeffares was the only student from West Virginia to receive the honor from the program, which is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, Phi Theta Kappa and the American Association of Community Colleges, the college said in a news release. “We are proud to have Judy Jeffares selected as a New Century Scholar.
April 25, 2013
A National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) matching grant has been awarded to Wilson College, allowing the addition of a full-time athletics communication/sports information director to the college athletics department. The NCAA Division III Strategic Alliance Matching Grant, which will be distributed over three years, is highly competitive: Wilson is one of just six institutions nationwide to receive the grant, according to a Wilson news release. Wilson College applied for the grant after the Board of Trustees' decision to expand coeducation across all programs, according to Wilson's Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lori Frey.
April 21, 2013
Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Business Services Division, in collaboration with the International Association of Administrative Professionals, will offer a day of appreciation and learning for local administrative professionals. The annual event will be Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Elliott Center at HCC. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast sponsored by IAAP, Hager Chapter. A series of sessions and workshops will follow.
April 20, 2013
The hitters for the Hagerstown Community College baseball team went through ups and downs on Saturday afternoon during the Hawks' Maryland JuCo Conference doubleheader against Harford. In the first game, HCC came within two outs of being no-hit by left-hander Nick Stallings before Cooper Ayres doubled to right, and Harford held on for a 3-2 win. In the second game, the Hawks got their bats going, scoring seven runs on seven hits in the first two innings on the way to an 8-6 win and a split.
April 19, 2013
A image from a microscope was projected onto the screen in a classroom at Bester Elementary School on Friday afternoon, showing a translucent worm slithering into view. The response it elicited from the students was not unexpected. “Eeyoou!” they said in unison. “I love my job,” said Kristen A. Lennon, the Biotech Microscopy Outreach Coordinator at Hagerstown Community College. She explained to the students it was a vinegar eel, though they are filtered out of the cider vinegar their parents buy at the store.
April 13, 2013
Murder. Affairs. Baby switching. Long lost relatives. Lovers torn apart. Lovers reunited. Back stabbing. Sex scenes. Flashbacks. These are the "Days of Our Lives. " Or least they're all in a day's work for "Days of Our Lives" scriptwriter Jeanne Marie Ford, 41, of New Market, Md. Ford hadn't planned for her work life to be a soap opera, but she has had a career spanning more than 20 years in daytime dramas. Her job writing about the lives of the Bradys, Hortons and others in the town of Salem (we never really know what state Salem is in)
April 5, 2013
Spring practice for college football teams is like a Broadway show. Teams go out and practice their lines and try to establish themselves as stars on the main stage. So, if practice is like an audition, then today's session will be like a dress rehearsal for the University of Maryland. The Terps will hold their practice at Middletown High School today from noon-2:30 p.m., complete with drills and an intrasquad scrimmage. It will be Maryland's second off-campus practice, following last Saturday's trip to Dunbar High.
April 3, 2013
An agreement signed Wednesday by leaders of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College and the University of Charleston provides another option for students to seamlessly transfer from one school to the other to continue their education, officials said. The agreement provides Blue Ridge CTC students who complete an associate degree the option of transferring to the University of Charleston's Martinsburg campus to pursue a bachelor's degree without the risk of losing credit for completed course work.