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By JANET HEIM | August 8, 2010
CLEAR SPRING -- This summer's drought has been tough on local gardens, but there's produce to share at the Windy Rock Community Valor Garden in Clear Spring. The women who founded the community garden said this year's crop is nowhere near last year's bounty, but what is grown and given away comes from the heart. Lori Stottlemyer, Jametta McDaniel and Bernice Mebane were drawn to each other by their shared interest in helping others. Stottlemyer and McDaniel are neighbors, and started planning the community garden as a way to help local families in need during the recession, as well as rally the community together.
NEWS
June 22, 2000
A community garden will be planted on 1/4 acre vacant lot near the first block of Church Street on July 8 at 9 p.m. The site, which is owned by the City of Hagerstown, will be filled with various flowers donated by local businesses. Area community groups will be present for event.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 26, 2011
A Waynesboro church is offering garden plots as an educational tool and an opportunity for people to grow their own food. The United Church of Christ Church of the Apostles on Barnett Avenue is creating plots that are 10 feet by 10 feet and 20 feet by 20 feet. There is no cost to use a plot for the season, and space is available to anyone who asks. The Bible is filled with agriculture and nature references related to lifestyles of that time, Pastor Michael Cromer said. "Of course, it starts with a garden," he said of the Bible.
NEWS
April 16, 2001
Earth day Earth Day is Sunday, April 22. The first Earth Day - an event during which people around the world celebrate the earth and their responsibility toward it - was organized in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson and Denis Hayes, according to the Earth Day Network. Earth Day Network is the nonprofit coordinating body of worldwide Earth Day activities. The network offers the following suggestions for how to celebrate Earth Day: HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> Go to a festival.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 18, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Cooperative gardening is taking root at a Hagerstown park. The city has set aside space at Hager Park, near Municipal Stadium, for residents to grow and harvest produce together. The "Dig In, Hagerstown!" program builds off current community gardening done through the local office of Maryland's Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement (CSAFE) program. Councilwoman Ashley Haywood, who has been part of community growing at Bester Elementary School, wanted the city to have a garden, too. She said low-income families often can't afford fresh produce, a key part of staying healthy.
OPINION
April 28, 2011
Thumbs up To the National Park Service, which next spring will provide boat rides in Williamsport and at other sites along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. The 30-foot launch boats, one of which was tested this week at Cushwa Basin, will give people another opportunity to experience what life was like along the canal in the late 1800s and early 1900s.   Thumbs up To the United Church of Christ Church of the Apostles in Waynesboro, Pa., which is working to grow a community garden.
OPINION
September 26, 2012
Reunion enjoyed by Home Federal employees To the editor: Employees of the former Home Federal Savings Bank and  spouses  reunited for a picnic at Doubs Woods County Park on Saturday, Aug. 25.  James Failor, a 40-year bank employee who retired as a mortgage loan officer in 1999, expressed his desire in December 2011 for an employee reunion, and in March enlisted a planning committee of Celia Ausherman, Dick Kidd, Joyce Snurr...
NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | May 4, 2011
On Saturday, weather permitting, the Hancock Lions Club will host its Breakfast in the Park at the Lions Pavilion in Widmeyer Park from 7 to 10 a.m. Proceeds help the Lions with their many outreach and support projects in the local area. Children's items set for yard sale Later in the morning, attend the community kids resale, also in Widmeyer Park, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by Hancock in Motion. For sellers, rental spaces cost $10 each, and you must register by calling 301-988-2776.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | September 16, 2004
julieg@herald-mail.com When Lori Young was a teenager, her father would jokingly tell people that he would make her mad once a week so he could get the garden weeded. That's because gardening was a stress reliever for Young. As the new Maryland Cooperative Extension educator on horticulture for Washington County, Young might be able to relieve stress for local residents who have questions and concerns about their gardens or lawns. On Wednesday, Young was investigating a white worm in the larva stage.
NEWS
by JEFF SEMLER | September 19, 2006
Food is constantly in the news these days. You pick up a newspaper or watch a news show and in any given week there will be a food-related story. It may be dry weather somewhere or obesity but food, its production or consumption are at the forefront. How would you like to reduce air pollution, recycle your money in your own community, support local farmers and enjoy food that tastes better? The answer is right under your nose - buy locally grown food. In addition to being fresher and thus tasting better, you can avoid processed foods that often have added fat, sugar and preservatives.
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LIFESTYLE
By LEIGH-ANNE MAUK | Special to The Herald-Mail | August 3, 2013
Six years ago, several Clear Spring residents decided to start a community garden that would provide support to those hit hard by a struggling economy. “There were a lot of 'for sale' signs in the neighborhood and several families where (people) had been laid off,” said Jametta McDaniel, one of the original garden founders. “We knew we had to do something.” During its first five years, the Clear Spring Community Garden was located on St. Paul Road at the property of one of the garden's founding members.
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NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | March 17, 2013
Buckets that collapse, a variety of locally made cheeses, and advice about compost and rain barrels could be found among the displays of colorful flowers and garden-themed decor Sunday at the Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association's 19th annual Flower & Garden Show. One of the tables closest to the show entrance in the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center was for the master gardeners of Washington County. One man who came in Sunday morning asked how to treat bagworms, said master gardener Linda Shelbert, who lives in the Mount Aetna area.
OPINION
September 26, 2012
Reunion enjoyed by Home Federal employees To the editor: Employees of the former Home Federal Savings Bank and  spouses  reunited for a picnic at Doubs Woods County Park on Saturday, Aug. 25.  James Failor, a 40-year bank employee who retired as a mortgage loan officer in 1999, expressed his desire in December 2011 for an employee reunion, and in March enlisted a planning committee of Celia Ausherman, Dick Kidd, Joyce Snurr...
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | July 5, 2012
Two years ago, three women - a Lutheran minister and two lay persons - founded Immanuel's House, an ecumenical “church community in action” dedicated to a social ministry through a strong outreach program. The founders - Mary Gunderson King, 31, of Hedgesville, W.Va.; Carmen Winiarski, a member of Hub City Vineyard in Hagerstown; and Karen Erskine Valentine, pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Sharpsburg - met at Trinity United Methodist Church in Martinsburg, Gunderson King said.
OBITUARIES
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | March 3, 2012
Gordon and Janet Bartels were college sweethearts who were fiercely devoted to each other, their family and the causes that moved them to action. Gordon was diplomatic with a great sense of humor, a balance to Janet's more serious nature. They were committed to the communities in which they lived, and their energy was most recently directed to community- and youth-oriented gardens in Hagerstown. Over the years, the Bartels participated in anti-war protests, for both the Vietnam and Gulf wars.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 5, 2011
For the past three years, organizers of the Mountaintop Community Fall Fair have had one goal in mind - to remember the life of Amanda "Mandy" Bowders. Saturday's event, held at the Blue Ridge Summit Fire and Rescue Squad fire hall, highlighted the work of local artists and authors. With 30 vendors and seven authors, Lynn Martin, co-coordinator of the Amanda Bowders Memorial Community Garden event, said there was something at the fair for even hard-to-please shoppers. "We have pottery, hand-painted glass, gemstone jewelry, watercolor paintings, hand-woven towels and recycled planters made out of cabinet doors," Martin said.
NEWS
By JEFF SEMLER | jsemler@umd.edu | September 20, 2011
Food is constantly in the news these days. You pick up a newspaper or watch a news show and in any given week there will be a food-related story. It might be about dry weather somewhere, or about obesity, but food, its production or consumption are at the forefront. How would you like to reduce air pollution, recycle your money in your own community, support local farmers and enjoy food that tastes better? The answer is right under your nose; buy locally grown food. In addition to being fresher and thus tasting better, you can avoid processed foods that often have added fat, sugar and preservatives.
NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | May 4, 2011
On Saturday, weather permitting, the Hancock Lions Club will host its Breakfast in the Park at the Lions Pavilion in Widmeyer Park from 7 to 10 a.m. Proceeds help the Lions with their many outreach and support projects in the local area. Children's items set for yard sale Later in the morning, attend the community kids resale, also in Widmeyer Park, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by Hancock in Motion. For sellers, rental spaces cost $10 each, and you must register by calling 301-988-2776.
OPINION
April 28, 2011
Thumbs up To the National Park Service, which next spring will provide boat rides in Williamsport and at other sites along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal. The 30-foot launch boats, one of which was tested this week at Cushwa Basin, will give people another opportunity to experience what life was like along the canal in the late 1800s and early 1900s.   Thumbs up To the United Church of Christ Church of the Apostles in Waynesboro, Pa., which is working to grow a community garden.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 26, 2011
A Waynesboro church is offering garden plots as an educational tool and an opportunity for people to grow their own food. The United Church of Christ Church of the Apostles on Barnett Avenue is creating plots that are 10 feet by 10 feet and 20 feet by 20 feet. There is no cost to use a plot for the season, and space is available to anyone who asks. The Bible is filled with agriculture and nature references related to lifestyles of that time, Pastor Michael Cromer said. "Of course, it starts with a garden," he said of the Bible.
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