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May 28, 2013
A Culinary Arts/Pro-Start open house will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at James Rumsey Technical Institute, 3274 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg. Visitors will have the opportunity to view Culinary Arts student projects and sample dishes at culinary stations including Italy cafe, chefs' cuisine, pasta, outdoor barbecue, pastry and bake shop, ice carving, ice cream shoppe and molecular gastronomy. Admission is free. For more information, call 304-754-7925.
NEWS
April 23, 2007
Brittany Winters, a senior culinary arts student at Washington County Technical High School, won a $5,000 scholarship in a cake-decorating contest on April 14 at Baltimore International College, according to a Washington County Public Schools press release. Brittany won first place for her wedding cake with a Preakness Stakes theme. Contest rules provided the cakes had to display a Maryland theme and the decorations had to be edible. Brittany will attend the college starting in the fall.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | February 4, 2003
pepperb@herald-mail.com Life changed for Dustin Holley on Thursday, May 9, 2002, as his culinary arts class gathered around a stove to learn how to prepare a chicken flamb dish. The alcohol being used ignited, and Holley and two of his classmates were burned, Holley the most seriously. Holley, 18, suffered third-degree burns to his face, chest and arms. Two of his classmates suffered burns to their hands and arms. Holley, with his burns bandaged, walked across the stage for his diploma at Washington County Technical High School's graduation ceremony last June.
NEWS
February 23, 2000
By BRUCE HAMILTON / Staff Writer photos: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer It's not easy to shape a seashell with a chainsaw. Danny Blackstock tried Tuesday, but a bad cut split his shell into snowy shards. The sun was melting his medium, making messy work of ice carving. cont. from front page "You can work forever on one and the next thing you know, it will be destroyed," said the Washington County Technical High School senior. "So you say, 'well, I'll make the next one better.
NEWS
February 11, 2008
LeeAnn Mullenix and Robert Butler have been named Students of the Month at Washington County Technical High School. LeeAnn, a senior, is studying health occupations. Her classes include health occupations, AP biology (double period), English 12 and statistics. She also is the corresponding secretary for SkillsUSA. LeeAnn plans to attend Shepherd University and major in nursing. She is a member of United Methodist Church. Robert, a senior, is in culinary arts.
NEWS
August 26, 1997
By LISA GRAYBEAL Staff Writer, Chambersburg SCOTLAND, Pa. - A new culinary arts center at the Scotland School for Veterans' Children will bear the name of retired U.S. Gen. Colin L. Powell, who donated $1,000 to help develop it. The check was formally presented to the school along with a letter written by Powell in a ceremony Monday morning to kick off a $400,000 capital campaign called "Preparing for the Next 100 Years," to develop the...
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By JENNIFER FITCH | September 16, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- When WaynesboroFest hosts its first cuisine-tasting event, the youngest chefs will be serving an impressive menu featuring various breads and two different salads. Students from Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center's culinary arts department will be preparing food alongside area restaurants and caterers on Saturday, Sept. 26. Tickets, which cost $25 each, must be purchased by Saturday for the 6 to 8 p.m. event at Waynesboro Country Club. There, sample portions of appetizers, entrees, sandwiches, soups and desserts will be served along with coffee and tea. Student Sarah Lopez, 16, said teachers told them to expect 300 guests.
EDUCATION
June 6, 2011
Justin Dalmau and Kara Reece were named students of the month at Washington County Technical High School. Justin is a junior enrolled in the pre-engineering class at Tech High. His academic schedule includes pre-engineering, advanced-placement English literature, honors physics, honors trigonometry and honors world history. His home school is Williamsport. His grade-point average is 3.61.    He plans to pursue a career in aeronautical or robotics engineering. He is  a member of the National Technical Honor Society and was head of programming for the pre-engineering Junior Robotics Club.
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BY CHRIS COPLEY | June 10, 2009
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - Everyone knows Gettysburg, Pa. -- site of a climactic Civil War three-day battle, namesake of Lincoln's powerful address dedicating a military cemetery, and a center of culinary arts. Huh? Gettysburg is a center of culinary arts? Organizers of the Gettysburg Festival want to put Gettysburg on the map for fine food. To that end, they brought in Walter Scheib, former chef to Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, to organize a list of high-profile dining events during the festival.
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February 6, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer Camelot is making an appearance in Hagerstown for the next two days. See it while it's cold. A castle, towers, dragons, shields, knights, swords and other medieval and Renaissance items - all made of ice - are being carved up at the Washington County Career Studies Center on Oak Ridge Drive. Culinary arts students and others at the center have taken time out from their other studies to chisel 90,000 pounds of ice into sculptures for the center's Ice Festival.
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May 28, 2013
A Culinary Arts/Pro-Start open house will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at James Rumsey Technical Institute, 3274 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg. Visitors will have the opportunity to view Culinary Arts student projects and sample dishes at culinary stations including Italy cafe, chefs' cuisine, pasta, outdoor barbecue, pastry and bake shop, ice carving, ice cream shoppe and molecular gastronomy. Admission is free. For more information, call 304-754-7925.
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Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | February 18, 2013
The Clear Spring High School Drama Club will present “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.”  There will be performances Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday March 10, at 2 p.m.  The show will be performed in the Clear Spring High School auditorium. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students.   To reserve tickets, call 301-766-8999, ext. 75225. Girls softball registration The Washington County Girls Softball League will hold its 2013 registration for girls in grades three through eight at Dick's Sporting Goods, 17780 Garland Groh Blvd., Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.  For more information, call 301-223-9078, 301-766-7477 or 301-733-7467; or go to www.eteamz.com/wcgsl . Multicultural Night   Clear Spring High will hold Multicultural Night at the school Wednesday, Feb. 27. The event will include a celebration of music, visual, performing and culinary arts.
EDUCATION
February 15, 2013
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. - The following area students were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Elizabethtown College: - Jacob Dovey , a senior accounting major from Mercersburg, Pa. - David Feuz , a junior criminal justice major from Mount Airy, Md. - Thomas James , a first-year engineering major from Mount Airy - Eleanor McCarthy , a senior engineering major from Jefferson, Md. - Kathryn Niznansky ...
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | December 26, 2012
Laila's Kitchen in downtown Hagerstown changed hands last month, but the new owners said they plan to continue preparing Afghan cuisine - while adding a little soul to the menu. Perry White and his fiancee, Brenda Franklin, said they purchased the restaurant from former owners Laila and Sharif Basharyar in November with the promise that they would carry on grilling the Afghan kabobs that made the restaurant at 4 E. Franklin St. a hot dining spot since 2007. White said Sharif Basharyar stayed around for several weeks after the restaurant was sold to help him learn the art of preparing Afghan food.
EDUCATION
July 1, 2012
The Home Builders Association of Washington County awarded $600 to the Transitions Skills Program at Washington County Technical High School. The Tech High program is made up of 12 certificate-track/life-skills students from area high schools who are selected based on their good behavior, attendance and hands-on skills.  The students participate in a variety of Tech High programs for two full days per week. The program curriculum includes carpentry, culinary arts, early childhood professions, graphic communications and horticulture.  The program goal is for the students to learn working skills that they can use to better their résumés and employment potential.
OBITUARIES
April 19, 2012
Mrs. Cherlynn Marie Domer McCarty, 60, of Hagerstown, died Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born July 2, 1951, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Marie Mummert Domer Upperman and the late Harold William Domer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Lee McCarty, on June 27, 2005. Mrs. McCarty was employed with Salem Way Confectionary, Domer's Corner Store and also as a caregiver. She was a 1969 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, with high honors in culinary arts.
LIFESTYLE
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | December 20, 2011
Editor's note: This is part of an occasional series of profiles of local restaurant chefs. Aqua 103, a high-end restaurant in the Lyle Building off Leitersburg Pike north of Hagerstown, has a relatively new executive chef. He trained at a prestigious culinary school in Pittsburgh and served as executive chef at a classy hotel restaurant in Ocean City, Md. But when the chef came to Aqua 103 seven months ago, he was no stranger to the area. Kris LeHardy grew up in Hagerstown.
EDUCATION
June 6, 2011
Justin Dalmau and Kara Reece were named students of the month at Washington County Technical High School. Justin is a junior enrolled in the pre-engineering class at Tech High. His academic schedule includes pre-engineering, advanced-placement English literature, honors physics, honors trigonometry and honors world history. His home school is Williamsport. His grade-point average is 3.61.    He plans to pursue a career in aeronautical or robotics engineering. He is  a member of the National Technical Honor Society and was head of programming for the pre-engineering Junior Robotics Club.
NEWS
May 24, 2011
The following are some of the programs and competitions in which students at the Washington County Technical High School participate:    Transition Skills Program The Transition Skills Program is in its fourth year at Tech High. The two-year program is open to county Life Skill students between the ages of 17 and 21. Students are chosen from all the county Life Skill programs, including the Job Development Program at Marshall Street, Tech High's Transition Skills teacher Cindy Logsdon wrote in an email.
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