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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | May 1, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Two years ago, Josefa "Sefy" Febus was a senior at North Hagerstown High School looking forward to prom and graduation. On the evening of May 18, 2008, she was driving home from her boyfriend's house when her plans were abruptly altered. Her prom dress would hang unworn in her closet and attending graduation was iffy. "I flipped my car and hit a utility pole. I don't know what happened. I can't remember," said Febus, now 19. What she does remember in clear detail is the extent of her injuries, which included a broken collarbone and shoulder bone, seven broken ribs, two separate pelvic fractures, a ruptured spleen and a punctured lung.
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By MARLO BARNHART | April 29, 2007
Business leaders, bankers and industrialists all were "Running for the Roses" on Saturday at the 13th annual Crystal Ball, galloping neck and neck along with Washington County Hospital employees, auxilians and private citizens. The finish line is a new regional medical center in Washington County. "We're hoping for between $100,000 to $125,000 this year," said Robert Rankin, co-chair of the sponsorship committee this year and every year since the Crystal Ball began. All of the businesses he contacted were very supportive this year, Rankin said.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | April 27, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - With palm trees, steel drums, sand and seashells, all that was missing were the trade winds. This could have been Jamaica, Barbados or any tropical island. It wasn't. It was Robinwood Medical Center. The Antietam Healthcare Foundation hosted its 14th annual Crystal Ball Saturday night with the theme "Sunset in the Caribbean. " About 325 people attended the black-tie event, with proceeds benefiting the new Washington County Regional Medical Center.
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By MARIE GILBERT | April 26, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- With palm trees, steel drums, sand and seashells, all that was missing were the trade winds. This could have been Jamaica, Barbados or any tropical island. It wasn't. It was Robinwood Medical Center. The Antietam Healthcare Foundation hosted its 14th annual Crystal Ball Saturday night with the theme "Sunset in the Caribbean. " About 325 people attended the black-tie event, with proceeds benefiting the new Washington County Regional Medical Center.
NEWS
May 3, 2010
Driver charged in crash that snarled I-81 Two men dead in Pa. accident Accident closes northbound I-81 for several hours What's wrong with this picture? Crystal Ball raises $100,000
LIFESTYLE
February 5, 2013
Two health care professionals -   moonlighting as Hagerstown's answer to Emeril Lagasee and Mario Batali - served an Italian-themed meal to ten lucky houseguests on Saturday, Feb. 2. Joseph Ross, president and CEO of Meritus Health, and pathologist Dr. John Newby cooked a multi-course culinary meal at the home of Dr. David Solberg. The dinner was an auction item donated by Dr. Newby and Mr. Ross as part of the Crystal Ball, Meritus Medical Center's biggest fundraising event. Newby has donated his culinary expertise to the event for the past three years while Mr. Ross' talents are a new addition.
NEWS
BY ANDREW SCHOTZ | April 22, 2002
andrews@herald-mail.com After a pregnant pause, Barry Nickelsberg announced how much money this year's Crystal Ball raised in the name of prenatal health care: $90,000. A round of hearty applause rippled through the room. "From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for that kind of success," said Nickelsberg, executive director of development, community relations and marketing for Washington County Health System Inc., the parent company of Washington County Hospital. The Crystal Ball, now in its eighth year, continues to top itself.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | May 14, 2011
Venice was in the air Saturday at Fountain Head Country Club north of Hagerstown. It started in the parking lot, where Italian opera music could be heard from a good distance. Inside, Meritus Healthcare Foundation was holding its 17th annual Crystal Ball fundraiser. This year, the theme was "Carnival in Venice," complete with a gondola and masks. The Crystal Ball is the biggest fundraising event for Meritus Medical Center and its predecessor, Washington County Hospital. Usually, it raises about $100,000 for programs, said Laurie Sexton, executive director of Meritus Healthcare Foundation.
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February 5, 2013
Two health care professionals -   moonlighting as Hagerstown's answer to Emeril Lagasee and Mario Batali - served an Italian-themed meal to ten lucky houseguests on Saturday, Feb. 2. Joseph Ross, president and CEO of Meritus Health, and pathologist Dr. John Newby cooked a multi-course culinary meal at the home of Dr. David Solberg. The dinner was an auction item donated by Dr. Newby and Mr. Ross as part of the Crystal Ball, Meritus Medical Center's biggest fundraising event. Newby has donated his culinary expertise to the event for the past three years while Mr. Ross' talents are a new addition.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | May 12, 2012
The 18th Crystal Ball on Saturday offered more than 250 guests a little getaway to “Springtime in Paris” and the opportunity to raise thousands of dollars for the Meritus Healthcare Foundation. More than $100,000 was expected to be raised at the foundation's largest annual fundraiser, which actually was held stateside at Fountain Head Country Club for the second consecutive year, according to organizers. “We just thought it would be fun to do Paris. Why not?” said event chairman John G. Newby, a physician at Meritus Medical Center.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | May 14, 2011
Venice was in the air Saturday at Fountain Head Country Club north of Hagerstown. It started in the parking lot, where Italian opera music could be heard from a good distance. Inside, Meritus Healthcare Foundation was holding its 17th annual Crystal Ball fundraiser. This year, the theme was "Carnival in Venice," complete with a gondola and masks. The Crystal Ball is the biggest fundraising event for Meritus Medical Center and its predecessor, Washington County Hospital. Usually, it raises about $100,000 for programs, said Laurie Sexton, executive director of Meritus Healthcare Foundation.
NEWS
May 3, 2010
Driver charged in crash that snarled I-81 Two men dead in Pa. accident Accident closes northbound I-81 for several hours What's wrong with this picture? Crystal Ball raises $100,000
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | May 1, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Two years ago, Josefa "Sefy" Febus was a senior at North Hagerstown High School looking forward to prom and graduation. On the evening of May 18, 2008, she was driving home from her boyfriend's house when her plans were abruptly altered. Her prom dress would hang unworn in her closet and attending graduation was iffy. "I flipped my car and hit a utility pole. I don't know what happened. I can't remember," said Febus, now 19. What she does remember in clear detail is the extent of her injuries, which included a broken collarbone and shoulder bone, seven broken ribs, two separate pelvic fractures, a ruptured spleen and a punctured lung.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | April 18, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Erin go bragh -- "Ireland forever" -- was the sentiment Saturday night at the 15th annual Crystal Ball to benefit Washington County Hospital. The Antietam Healthcare Foundation hosted more than 250 guests at the fundraiser at Robinwood Medical Center. In keeping with the evening's theme, "Twilight on the Emerald Isle," guests were greeted at the entrance by a sheep crossing sign. Nearby was an array of animals, including a Scottish Highland calf and Jacob sheep.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | April 27, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - With palm trees, steel drums, sand and seashells, all that was missing were the trade winds. This could have been Jamaica, Barbados or any tropical island. It wasn't. It was Robinwood Medical Center. The Antietam Healthcare Foundation hosted its 14th annual Crystal Ball Saturday night with the theme "Sunset in the Caribbean. " About 325 people attended the black-tie event, with proceeds benefiting the new Washington County Regional Medical Center.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | April 26, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- With palm trees, steel drums, sand and seashells, all that was missing were the trade winds. This could have been Jamaica, Barbados or any tropical island. It wasn't. It was Robinwood Medical Center. The Antietam Healthcare Foundation hosted its 14th annual Crystal Ball Saturday night with the theme "Sunset in the Caribbean. " About 325 people attended the black-tie event, with proceeds benefiting the new Washington County Regional Medical Center.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | April 29, 2007
Business leaders, bankers and industrialists all were "Running for the Roses" on Saturday at the 13th annual Crystal Ball, galloping neck and neck along with Washington County Hospital employees, auxilians and private citizens. The finish line is a new regional medical center in Washington County. "We're hoping for between $100,000 to $125,000 this year," said Robert Rankin, co-chair of the sponsorship committee this year and every year since the Crystal Ball began. All of the businesses he contacted were very supportive this year, Rankin said.
NEWS
by DAN KAUFFMAN | September 1, 2005
While I was watching Mercersburg Academy's football team practice last Thursday before interviewing head coach Dan Walker for Friday's Pennsylvania edition of our 2005 Football Preview, an assistant coach came up and asked which teams I'd seen so far would fare the best this season. My answer: "Honestly, I couldn't tell you. To me, they all look good. " I can watch volleyball teams warm up 20 minutes before game time and have a pretty good idea what I'm going to see during the match.
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