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March 8, 2012
The Luck of the Draw "Sports Day" a Youth M.O.V.E. Social Event will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Parks & Rec Gym at Pangborn Elementary School, 195 Pangborn Blvd., Hagerstown. The event is for young adults ages 16 to 25 who are supported in the child serving systems. To register, contact Kathleen at 240-818-3537 or .
February 16, 2012
Winter Praise & Jam will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Calvary Temple, 147 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport. The event is a night for Christians from diverse background to come together. Kalledout and Living Stones will perform. A freewill offering will be taken. For more information, contact Todd Lady at 301-331-4717 or .
By JENNIFER FITCH | | January 9, 2012
The Pennsylvania Department of Health made available Monday the results of tuberculosis testing completed for 200 people at Chambersburg Area Senior High School. The school and health department informed families last week of a confirmed case of pulmonary tuberculosis. By letter, it recommended certain students from the school's population of 2,600 be tested Friday. Four registered nurses from the Pennsylvania Department of Health performed skin tests at the school, district spokeswoman Catherine Dusman said.
January 7, 2012
Maryland The Maryland General Assembly's 2012 session begins Jan. 11 and ends April 9. Information about the General Assembly, including the status of bills, can be found at Sen. George C. Edwards R-Garrett/Allegany/Washington District 1 Budget and Taxation Committee Local office: 13 Canal St., Room 304, Cumberland, MD 21502 Phone: 301-722-4780 Annapolis office: James Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St., Room 322, Annapolis, MD 21401 Phone: 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3565 Email: Sen. Christopher B. Shank R-Washington District 2 Judicial Proceedings Committee Local office: 1260 Maryland Ave., Suite 102B, Hagerstown, MD 21740 Phone: 301-733-5540 Annapolis office: James Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St., Room 402, Annapolis, MD 21401 Phone: 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3903 Email: Sen. Ronald N. Young D-Frederick/Washington District 3 Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee Local office: 253 East Church St., Suite 100, Frederick, MD 21701 Phone: 301-662-8520 Annapolis Office: James Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St., Room 316, Annapolis, MD 21401 Phone: 1-800-492-7122, ext. 3575 Email: ...
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | December 8, 2011
Investigators are still working to solve a fatal stabbing in September at Club Twisted in Berkeley County, Sheriff Kenneth Lemaster Jr. said this week. Terrell Coleman, 25, of Columbia, Md., died Sept. 26 after police said he was stabbed in the parking lot of the club at 5268 Williamsport Pike near Potomack Intermediate School. A second person, identified as Shavar T. Copes, 25, also was stabbed, but has since recovered from his injuries, Lemaster said Thursday. Sheriff's Deputy Michael St. Clair has done extensive investigative work on the slaying case, and a person of interest has been identified, but no charges have been filed in the case, Lemaster said.
August 31, 2011
Clayton Wilcox, superintendent For questions regarding school system policies, academics, procedures or programs. Phone number: 301-766-2816 Email: Donna Newcomer, director of human resources and professional learning For questions about employment with the Washington County Public Schools system. Phone number: 301-766-2804 Email:   Chris South, chief financial officer For questions or concerns about the Washington County Board of Education's budgets, accounting, payroll or purchasing.
By BOB PARASILITI | | April 28, 2011
Bryce Harper learned the hard way that you can’t hit what you can’t see. Harper had been experiencing problems hitting consistently for the Hagerstown Suns. Now he sees why ... with 20-20 vision. Harper, the top prospect in the Washington Nationals organization, admitted he had a little problem seeing the ball. On April 20 against Hickory, he began making contact because he started wearing contacts. “I was told my vision was really bad,” said Harper, who hit his first Municipal Stadium home run in his first at-bat April 21 against Hickory.
Hospice Helps | April 22, 2011
"I only wish we had called hospice sooner. I didn't realize they could support us much earlier than I called them. "   This familiar regret is often voiced by families who have experienced the support of the hospice team. One prevalent misconception of hospice is that care is only available to support those who have just a few days or even a few hours of life. Hospice aids and comforts patients and their families during the end of life. In truth, hospice care is best used earlier — when the physician first tells a patient that time is limited.
By BOB PARASILITI | | April 19, 2011
Cameron Selik has been labeled a contact pitcher. By the very name, the Hagerstown Suns’ right-handed starter is the guy who comes in and allows opposing teams to hit the ball in exchange for outs. Selik did an awful job of living up to his title on Monday. He was so bad, he was spectacular. Selik struck out 11 in five innings on Monday during the Suns’ 1-0 win over Lakewood. He couldn’t get contact if he tried. That’s because the BlueClaws couldn’t hit him. “My slider was sliding and my fastball was true,” said Selik, who was masterful despite getting a no-decision.
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