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September 6, 2013
 A free all-you-can-eat breakfast will be from 7 to 9 a.m. today, at Kasiesville Bible Church, 12639 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, Pa.  For information, call 717-328-5374.
NEWS
July 16, 2012
Students at Rehoboth Learning Center have been doing community service activities, even though they are on summer break. In addition to watering the large potted plants placed around Williamsport by town officials, the children and their teachers have been picking up trash at River Bottom Park.
LIFESTYLE
August 11, 2011
The second annual Community Free-for-All will be from 10 a.m to noon Saturday, Aug. 13, in the Kmart parking lot on Massey Boulevard in Hagerstown. The event is free and open to anyone in the Tri-State area. For more information about this and other free events, visit the website: www.uuhagerstownmd.org .
LIFESTYLE
March 23, 2012
West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on diabetes. The seminar, "Diabetes 101," will be Tuesday, April 17, in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the City Hospital campus. An update on the signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment of diabetes will be presented. The featured speaker is Dr. Sheila Ramirez, an endocrinologist with WVUH-East Endocrinology in Martinsburg and a clinical assistant professor at the WVU School of Medicine.
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February 27, 2012
West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on seasonal allergies. The seminar, titled Environmental Allergies: Testing and Treatment, will be held on Tuesday, March 20 in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the City Hospital campus.  Presentations include an update on nasal allergens in our area, how to diagnose nasal allergies and what can be done about them.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | February 9, 2013
“We will be back!!” - underlined twice - is the message in red on the white board in Fairplay Volunteer Fire Co.'s main bay area. Despite the Washington County Commissioners' 4-1 vote Jan. 29 to no longer recognize the Fairplay fire company, and to no longer provide it funding or in-kind services, the fire company has members who continue to work to raise funds and who still are receiving training for emergency services. “We think we should be reinstated,” President Bill Pennington said Wednesday night.
NEWS
September 28, 2004
Mick Grawn paints porch pillars on South Mulberry Street Monday afternoon.
NEWS
November 24, 2009
The Chewsville Lions Club would like to thank all of those who purchased ham raffle tickets for its recent fundraiser. The proceeds will go back into the local community. The winners were Warren Middlekauff Jr., Don Mellott, Craig Daniels, Kenny Dayhoff, Bernie Lesky, Merle Seville, Mark Green, Chalmaine Blackwell, Delmar Head, Gloria Kitchen, Jeff Mellott and Chloe Hadley. For its next fundraisers, the club will raffle off a handmade quilt.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2011
Katie Monteleone was in third grade when the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York. "I remember sitting in class and our teacher telling us that something had happened. They weren't sure if they could tell us what had happened," said Monteleone, 19. "I just remember panic and our teachers not knowing what to do. It was just a very sad day. " The Penn State Mont Alto freshman and other classmates decided to remember Sept. 11 with a day of community service Saturday.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
Dollie Wendel didn't know how many children in the community might be feeling the pangs of hunger until she began volunteering with the Berkeley County BackPack Program. “I didn't realize it was this bad until I came here to help,” Wendel said Tuesday morning at Hedgesville Church. Wendel is among a group of volunteers who come together each week to sort and package bags of groceries for hundreds of school-age children in need in Berkeley County. The nonperishable food bagged Tuesday was for 417 students from Berkeley County Schools to eat this coming weekend, said Jennifer Yeater, president of the county BackPack Program.
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NEWS
September 10, 2013
Wednesday Rotary Club of Williamsport meets at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, 7:30 a.m. Infant story time for ages 6 to 18 months, Smithsburg Library, 11 a.m. Children's story time for ages 3 to 5, Williamsport Memorial Library, 11:30 a.m. Christian Business Men's Connection, Western Sizzlin, 17567 York Road, noon to 1:15 p.m. Contact Bob Poor, 301-991-3126, for more information. Hagerstown Rotary Club meets at Fountain Head Country Club, noon. Preschool story time for ages 3 to 5, Hancock Library, 1 p.m. Elementary library time for grades kindergarten to five, L.P. Snyder Library, Clear Spring, 3:30 p.m. Preschool story time for ages 3 and older, Boonsboro Free Library, 3:30 p.m. Story time and craft, Keedysville Library, 3:30 p.m. Boonsboro Lions Club meets at Boonsboro American Legion, 6:30 p.m. Funkstown Lions Club meets at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Underpass Way, 6:30 p.m. Smithsburg Lions Club meets at Old City Buffet, 12771 Washington Township Blvd., Waynesboro, Pa. 6:30 p.m. Downsville Ruritan Club meets at Old Downsville Schoolhouse, 7 p.m. Hancock Town Council meets at Town Hall, 7 p.m. Thursday Toddler Time for ages 18 to 36 months, Smithsburg Library, 11 a.m. Exchange Club of Hagerstown meets at Nick's Airport Inn, 12:15 p.m. Hagerstown Kiwanis Club meets at Academy Theater Banquet & Conference Center, 58 E. Washington St., 12:15 p.m. Food Bank and Second...
NEWS
September 6, 2013
 A free all-you-can-eat breakfast will be from 7 to 9 a.m. today, at Kasiesville Bible Church, 12639 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, Pa.  For information, call 717-328-5374.
LIFESTYLE
September 6, 2013
 Now through Monday, Sept. 30, 47 businesses, churches, clubs and organizations throughout Washington County will collect children's books for the second annual Community Book Drive.   The goal of the book drive is to collect 10,000 books for children ages birth through elementary school for use in literacy programs for at-risk children.   Books can be new or gently used, and a list of recommended books is available for those who are purchasing books and want ideas.   Last year, more than 4,500 books were collected and distributed to organizations such as the Family Center, Hagerstown Housing Authority, Tri-State Health, Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School, and Potomac Case Management, among others.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | September 3, 2013
Located roughly seven hours west right off Interstate 70, a small town in Indiana shares a particular bond with Hagerstown that runs deeper than just its name. Hagerstown, Ind., a town of about 1,800 people in Wayne County, was settled in 1832 by people who had local connections to Hagerstown, Md., and surrounding areas in Washington County, city resident Mike Keifer said Tuesday. “We have bloodlines already,” Keifer told Hagerstown City Council members during a work session meeting at City Hall.
LIFESTYLE
September 2, 2013
The Community Foundation of Washington County has announced the addition of Ally Sirbaugh to its staff as the new director of communications. Sirbaugh's responsibilities include developing and implementing a communications plan for the foundation, creating newsletters, annual reports and other print materials, and managing three Web sites as well as other social media sites. Sirbaugh has more than 10 years experience in marketing and communications. She most recently served as the marketing manager for the Frederick (Md.)
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 31, 2013
A free pet goldfish was the prize for every ball tossed into a jar at a vendor set up Saturday by the Maugansville Volunteer Goodwill Fire Co. at the 33rd annual Maugansville Pride Day. When Chase Myers, 6, of Hagerstown won three goldfish, one of them fell out of its bag after he dropped it. Kelly Aldridge of the Maugansville Volunteer Goodwill Fire Co. ran to pick up the flopping fish, opened another bag and dropped it in there. She shouted, “Fish survived!” and gave Chase another bag with a fish to take home.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 30, 2013
From holding classes in a building at Hagerstown High School, to moving to the grounds of South Hagerstown High School, and finally settling at its Robinwood Drive location in 1966, Hagerstown Community College has come a long way since 1946. HCC officials ruminated on the school's evolution Tuesday when a book detailing the school's history was unveiled in the Kepler Center. The 339-page book, titled “The Community's College: The Remarkable Journey of Hagerstown Community College 1946-2012,” was written by Diane Weaver, a former HCC professor, coordinator and adviser.
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