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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 13, 2012
Conflict resolution and reaching a consensus will be covered in an upcoming series of workshops about running an effective group. The Penn State Extension is offering a series of five workshops to help groups learn to stay focused, get along and make decisions. The first class is March 28 at the Franklin County (Pa.) Agricultural Heritage Center in Chambersburg. “In our day jobs, we're really good at doing what we need to do, ... but we sit down in a group and everything falls apart,” instructor Judy Chambers said.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | October 18, 2012
A group people gathered at Bridge of Life church on South Potomac Street on Thursday night to recognize the growing use of conflict resolution in the county to resolve differences between people. The Washington County Community Mediation Center, Inc., offers free help to local residents to help them resolve any differences they are having with other people. Jack Carpenter, executive director of the organization, said although the organization's caseload is growing, he thinks there are many other people who do not know the organization exists.
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by DAVE McMILLION | September 26, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Two residents of the Eastern Panhandle are to leave today for the Middle East, where they plan to teach conflict resolution to children. Berkeley County resident Vince George said he and Shepherdstown, W.Va., resident Maggie Bryant-Gainer, will spend about three months in the Middle East. George and Bryant-Gainer will work with an organization called Holy Land Trust to teach conflict resolution to Palestinian and Israeli children, he said.
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October 10, 2003
Conflict resolution workshop CASA will host a Conflict Resolution workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the CASA office, 116 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown. Vicki Drumheller will present the workshop. Register in advance by calling 301-739-4990 or the telecommunications device for the deaf at 301-739-1012.
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February 21, 2006
Valerie Main, executive director of Washington County Community Mediation Center (WCCMC), recently spoke to the Hancock Rotary Club. Main, whose mission is to educate community members about conflict resolution and mediation, spoke on the topic "Community Mediation: What Is It?" She addressed the questions, "What is community mediation?" and "Who needs mediation?" She defined mediation as "a voluntary, confidential process in which trained and certified, neutral mediators help disputing parties find 'win-win' solutions to their conflict.
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October 26, 2006
Parents and caregivers of Bester Elementary School students are invited to the Operation Frontline workshop Friday at 9 a.m. at the school. Gerry McCarney of CASA Inc. will present a parenting workshop. Those who attend will receive either a jar of peanut butter or a bottle of laundry detergent as a gift for attending. Chip Alsip of Alsip and Associates will supply the gifts. Other monthly workshop subjects include legal rights, personal safety, conflict resolution, etc. The workshops are sponsored by the Washington County Family Violence Council, Food Resources and CASA.
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August 18, 2008
Two local students, freshmen at Bridgewater College in Virginia, were selected to attend the college's inaugural Flory Fellows Forum. The students, Hannah Garling of Williamsport and Michael J. Hull of Hagerstown, were among the participants invited to attend sessions on Bridgewater College traditions, motivational leadership, conflict resolution, goal setting and team building. Garling is the daughter of Jeff and Teresa Garling of Williamsport. Hull is the son of Steven and Arlene Hull of Hagerstown.
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March 8, 2012
The Frederick County Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee is hosting its annual resource fair, Make It Happen!, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Rock Creek School, 191 Waverley Drive in Frederick. Make It Happen! is an informational fair with resource vendors as well as opportunities for parents and community members to attend workshops including making school skills less frustrating for children with autism; self determination; how does vision affect learning; and conflict resolution.
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By HEATHER KEELS | March 31, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Eliza Rose is fed up with her living situation. The toilet runs constantly, the upstairs neighbor stomps up the stairs at all hours, the railing is broken and rusty, and the landlord hasn't done a thing about any of it - that is, until she barged in, unannounced, during dinner, to bring in a plumber. Her landlord, Susan, gives an exasperated shrug. "This is what I've been hearing ever since she moved in," Susan says. "I've never had a tenant that had so many complaints.
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By ANDREA ROWLAND | March 27, 2000
SMITHSBURG - Emma Lou Davis has seen lives change in three days. She's witnessed miracles after six. As the Western Maryland coordinator and a lead facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project, Davis organizes and conducts a trio of experiential three-day workshops for inmates at the Maryland Correctional Institution, south of Hagerstown. The esteem-building workshops teach the inmates to trust, respect and expect the best in themselves and others, and to manage conflict through positive communication and cooperation skills, said Davis, of Smithsburg.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | October 18, 2012
A group people gathered at Bridge of Life church on South Potomac Street on Thursday night to recognize the growing use of conflict resolution in the county to resolve differences between people. The Washington County Community Mediation Center, Inc., offers free help to local residents to help them resolve any differences they are having with other people. Jack Carpenter, executive director of the organization, said although the organization's caseload is growing, he thinks there are many other people who do not know the organization exists.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 13, 2012
Conflict resolution and reaching a consensus will be covered in an upcoming series of workshops about running an effective group. The Penn State Extension is offering a series of five workshops to help groups learn to stay focused, get along and make decisions. The first class is March 28 at the Franklin County (Pa.) Agricultural Heritage Center in Chambersburg. “In our day jobs, we're really good at doing what we need to do, ... but we sit down in a group and everything falls apart,” instructor Judy Chambers said.
LIFESTYLE
March 8, 2012
The Frederick County Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee is hosting its annual resource fair, Make It Happen!, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Rock Creek School, 191 Waverley Drive in Frederick. Make It Happen! is an informational fair with resource vendors as well as opportunities for parents and community members to attend workshops including making school skills less frustrating for children with autism; self determination; how does vision affect learning; and conflict resolution.
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October 12, 2009
The Washington County Community Mediation Center's celebration of International Conflict Resolution Day, which was to take place Thursday, has been canceled. For more information, call the center at 301-665-9262.
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By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435 | February 11, 2009
Basket bingo The Western Heights Middle School PTSA invites the public to a basket bingo on Sunday, March 22, at Western Enterprise Fire Hall. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20. You must be 18 years old or older to play bingo or tip jars. The event will include 22 bingo games, special raffles, door prizes and tip jars. Winning baskets will be filled with prizes. Food will be available for purchase. For more information, call Becky Sottile at 301-491-3713.
NEWS
August 18, 2008
Two local students, freshmen at Bridgewater College in Virginia, were selected to attend the college's inaugural Flory Fellows Forum. The students, Hannah Garling of Williamsport and Michael J. Hull of Hagerstown, were among the participants invited to attend sessions on Bridgewater College traditions, motivational leadership, conflict resolution, goal setting and team building. Garling is the daughter of Jeff and Teresa Garling of Williamsport. Hull is the son of Steven and Arlene Hull of Hagerstown.
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By HEATHER KEELS | March 31, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Eliza Rose is fed up with her living situation. The toilet runs constantly, the upstairs neighbor stomps up the stairs at all hours, the railing is broken and rusty, and the landlord hasn't done a thing about any of it - that is, until she barged in, unannounced, during dinner, to bring in a plumber. Her landlord, Susan, gives an exasperated shrug. "This is what I've been hearing ever since she moved in," Susan says. "I've never had a tenant that had so many complaints.
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October 17, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cumberland Valley School of Music Community String Orchestra is accepting new members. The orchestra fall schedule calls for four rehearsals and a concert. Participation in the string orchestra is free and open to violin, viola, cello and string bass musicians who are comfortable playing in third position (first violin to fifth position). Rehearsals for the new orchestra are scheduled for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 8, at Wilson College in Thomson Alumnae Chapel.
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