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October 13, 2009
The Fountaindale School for the Arts and Academic Excellence PTA and the Washington County Board of Education are moving forward on the redevelopment of the school's courtyard. The budget for the project - which will feature a stage and learning centers, as well as be compliant with the American Disabilities Act - is more than $72,000. Thanks to generous donations of time, materials and money to date, the amount the Fountaindale PTA is responsible for raising is a little more than half that amount, or $37,500, according to information provided by Steven O'Farrell, a parent volunteer who is spearheading the project.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2012
The Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects, or AIA, recently presented the 2012 Good Design = Good Business Award to Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects for its design of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts courtyard enclosure and atrium. The award was presented at the annual Design Excellence Event at the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies at Morgan State University. Murphy & Dittenhafer's design repurposed the museum's exterior courtyard as a 3,200-square-foot atrium space to better serve the historic institution.
NEWS
October 13, 2009
CLEAR SPRING - On a recent Saturday, members of the Clear Spring Garden Club continued a project of planting the courtyard between Clear Spring Middle and Senior High schools. Four large maple trees that had been there since the schools were built were removed and their stumps were ground by Andy Downs, who worked for six hours in the rain to complete that project. Topsoil donated by John Horst was placed in the cement planters so the new Alberta spruce, Creeping Jenny and Vinca Minor would flourish.
NEWS
April 19, 2009
Fundraising has begun for the Fountaindale Elementary School Courtyard Project. The project, which will cost more than $70,000, will take an underutilized 10,000-square-foot space and transform it to an accessible area with a raised performance stage, seating, patio areas and utilities. To donate to this project, make checks payable to Fountaindale PTA, with "Courtyard" indicated in the memo line. Donations can be sent to: Fountaindale PTA, 901 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
NEWS
By STACEY DANZUSO, Chambersburg | December 27, 2000
Memorial gift to add courtyard to nursing center CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg man has donated $100,000 to build a new courtyard at Penn Hall Nursing Center. Wayne Nicarry, a resident of Menno Haven Penn Hall, 1425 Philadelphia Ave., said he made the donation in memory of his wife. "It is because of my late wife's wanting to give that I am so able to donate this money," Nicarry said. "She had said that she wanted us to do something for the people of the nursing center and other residents of Penn Hall.
NEWS
BY TARA REILLY | May 2, 2002
tarar@herald-mail.com Twelve-year-old Nick Dawson thinks of his school's courtyard as a community for ducks. For the past three or four springs, a female duck and her male mate have flown to the courtyard of E. Russell Hicks Middle School to hatch and raise their ducklings. Last week, the female hatched eight ducklings, catching the attention of students and staff who often catch a glimpse of the feathered animals from the hallways. "The kids can all see them together," Nick said.
NEWS
July 1, 2009
Cohenterprises and Plamondon Hospitality Partners held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a Courtyard by Marriott to be built near Valley Mall in Halfway. The multimillion-dollar project, which is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2010, will be a six-story, 96-room hotel with meeting rooms and extensive guest amenities, according to a press release. Courtyard by Marriott is a hotel designed for business travelers, according to the release. Courtyard offers a hot breakfast program, free weekday USA Today, same-day dry cleaning, guest laundry facilities, an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool spa, exercise room and express checkout.
NEWS
August 6, 2000
Gallows refurbished in Pa. By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - On April 30, 1912, William Reed dropped to eternity through the trap door of the gallows behind the walls of Franklin County's Old Jail, the last of at least seven men to meet their maker at the end of a rope during the county's history. continued As Lillian Colletta watched progress being made on the renovation of the wooden gallows in the Old Jail's courtyard last week, she said more research needs to be done on its history.
NEWS
May 16, 2008
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Fulton County Medical Center will hold its annual jail bail fundraising event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, at the medical center's main lobby and main courtyard. To have a co-worker, boss, friend or family member arrested for a good cause, call the Community Relations and Development office at 717-485-6842. This year's judges will be Timothy McGarvey and Helen Overly. Each person arrested will go before the judge and bail will be set accordingly.
NEWS
November 6, 2005
The Plamondon Companies' 15 Roy Rogers restaurants and three Frederick, Md.,-based Marriott hotel properties, Residence Inn by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield Inn by Marriott, raised funds on Wednesday, Oct. 5, for the American Red Cross' hurricane relief efforts. The company pledged to donate 15 percent of its restaurant and hotel sales from the day to this special fund. The combined hard work of the associates and guests of the Roy Rogers Restaurants and Marriott hotels generated a donation of $12,782.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 20, 2013
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library will nearly double its space in a capital project expected to start at the end of August. The library showed off architectural plans and renderings during a Greater Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce mixer Thursday evening. “It's really going to look nice visually coming in on Main Street,” said Jackie Mowen, executive director of the Chamber. The library is planning for a $1.7 million, two-story addition built mostly over its existing courtyard.
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BUSINESS
December 30, 2012
The Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects, or AIA, recently presented the 2012 Good Design = Good Business Award to Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects for its design of the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts courtyard enclosure and atrium. The award was presented at the annual Design Excellence Event at the Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies at Morgan State University. Murphy & Dittenhafer's design repurposed the museum's exterior courtyard as a 3,200-square-foot atrium space to better serve the historic institution.
EDUCATION
July 9, 2012
As part of Fountaindale Elementary School's courtyard makeover project, the PTA requested a mural be painted that fit the makeover theme of “Learn, Thrive, Soar.” Sketches and concepts were submitted to art teacher Sara Minnick by students, and the winning design was created by fifth-grade student Emmalee Ballard. Her design represents a girl's streaming thoughts as she goes back to what she learned when she was in school. All of the images in the film strip frames represent the knowledge and experiences students need in order to learn, thrive and soar after they take the information they have learned and put it to good use after they leave Fountaindale Elementary School.
BUSINESS
December 24, 2011
The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission congratulate the finalists for the 13th Annual Washington County Business Awards: At Your Service Award • Courtyard by Marriott-Hagerstown • Innovative Inc. • Leiters' Fine Catering Inc. Going Green Award • Copyquick Printing & Graphics • Ghattas Enterprises Dual Highway • Millennium 3...
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2011
On a day when students were preparing for final exams, the courtyard outside a nearby student center at Saint James School was a natural gathering spot for those needing a break. Some paused near a stone fountain, others sat to read a book or socialize. It’s the kind of place James M. Schurz would have enjoyed, his wife Mary said. Filled with tables and chairs and flanked by tulip trees, the area is a new addition to the private school, where two of Schurz’s sons were once students.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | May 19, 2011
A ribbon cutting Thursday morning celebrated a renovated courtyard in the middle of Fountaindale School for the Arts and Academic Excellence in Hagerstown’s North End. The school’s PTA and the Washington County school system partnered in the project, which was paid for in large part by a $20,000 donation from the Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Foundation, Project Manager Steven O’Farrell said. The rest of the cost was covered by private donations, including those from alumni, parents, former teachers, First United Bank and Centra Bank.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | April 28, 2011
How many art lovers does it take to install one brick? One dozen, it turns out — when the brick is the final, symbolic piece in an 11-month, $2.5 million project to enclose the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts courtyard. Several major donors to the project joined museum officials and project contractors Thursday morning for a ceremonial laying of the final brick paver in the floor of the renovated courtyard at the museum in Hagerstown's City Park. Now, only a few miscellaneous tasks remain to be completed before the atrium's official ribbon cutting in June, Project Manager Denis Rocco said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | June 16, 2010
The courtyard at Fountaindale School for the Arts and Academic Excellence received a new name Tuesday during a Washington County Board of Education meeting. The board voted 5-0 to name the 10,000-square-foot area The Stine Family Courtyard. Board members Paul Bailey and William Staley were absent. Steven O'Farrell, a representative of the Stines, said after the meeting that the Stine family donated $20,000 to renovate the courtyard. He said the donation would cover a substantial portion of the cost.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | December 20, 2009
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A $2.5 million courtyard enclosure project planned for the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will create a 3,000-square-foot, glass-roofed space for exhibits, events and tour group gatherings, museum officials revealed last week. The project will enclose the interior courtyard of the museum, which is in Hagerstown's City Park. Museum Director Rebecca Massie Lane and museum board Chairman Thomas C. Newcomer shared their plans for the project with the Washington County Commissioners Tuesday as they asked the county for a no-interest loan to help get the project started.
NEWS
October 13, 2009
The Fountaindale School for the Arts and Academic Excellence PTA and the Washington County Board of Education are moving forward on the redevelopment of the school's courtyard. The budget for the project - which will feature a stage and learning centers, as well as be compliant with the American Disabilities Act - is more than $72,000. Thanks to generous donations of time, materials and money to date, the amount the Fountaindale PTA is responsible for raising is a little more than half that amount, or $37,500, according to information provided by Steven O'Farrell, a parent volunteer who is spearheading the project.
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