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BY CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | January 1, 2011
"Expose yourself to culture" — that's what they say. It's supposed to be good for you. Makes you a well-rounded person. Not "expose" as in "The Full Monty" or anything. This is more of a discussion of how to become a well-rounded citizen of your local area. Over the past 40 years, the United States has suffered a serious attack of mallification. Every city looks like every other city, with the same fast-food restaurants, the same big-box stores, the same service stations, the same pharmacies, etc. So, say you knew a family who had just moved to Washington County.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | December 19, 2011
For most of the South Hagerstown High School students traveling to Spain and Morocco with Spanish teacher Amber Sheffler this spring, it will be their first time out of the state, let alone the country. “Most have never flown or been out of Washington County,” Sheffler said. Sheffler, who grew up in Waynesboro, Pa., majored in Spanish while a student at Shippensburg (Pa.) University. She lived in Salamanca, Spain, during the summer of 2002 while in college and this is her first time taking students there.
NEWS
by TIM ROWLAND | December 29, 2005
Editor's note: Tim Rowland is on vacation. His column will resume when he returns next week. This column originally ran Nov. 28, 1999. SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The closest I've come to death is when I've accidentally stood between a stressed-out woman and the chocolate-bar vending machine in the lunch room. You would have thought I'd stepped between a mother grizzly and her cub. As a man, of course, I don't get it, just as I don't get women's irrational hatred of the TV remote or their inability to speak to a dog or cat in a normal tone of voice.
NEWS
By TIM ROWLAND | October 28, 2009
So far I've been sitting on the sidelines over this heated debate about whether or not aging columnists are making too many outdated pop-culture references that younger readers do not understand. You might have missed this heated debate, but I assure you it's what a lot of columnists are worrying passionately about when they are coming down from sugar highs after eating too much raw brownie mix. To sum up the problem, I will use the line, "Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay; I am the Frito Bandito.
NEWS
April 3, 2007
The 19th annual Kreykenbohm Lecture, at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater on April 19, will feature a lecture and film by Tonya and Andy Keyser called "The Other Side: Giving Up the Ghost. " The event, which is free to the public, will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. "The Other Side: Giving Up the Ghost," is set mainly in Gettysburg, Pa., and is an exploration of the culture associated with ghost stories and paranormal investigation. The film examines what drives our interest in the paranormal and how the media and popular culture influence and capitalize upon that interest.
NEWS
April 17, 2007
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education, Washington County Hospital and the Nursing and Allied Health Advisory Committee are sponsoring a seminar for health care leaders on Thursday, May 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Robinwood Medical Center. This 14th annual seminar, titled "Building a culture of leadership - What will your contribution be?" features guest speaker Virginia Beeson, MSN, who is the director of leadership development and faculty member at The Nursing Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C. Participants will learn what behaviors healthcare providers are engaging in that are creating a positive healthcare culture, the characteristics of a victim culture, how to overcome victim behavior in healthcare, how to become more successful using humor and a positive attitude, and much more.
NEWS
May 13, 2007
Ron Lytle from the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. of Hagerstown attended and spoke at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Reconciliation event at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History and Culture. He and the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. express thanks to Lydia R. Woods, coordinator of grants and community outreach for the Maryland Humanities Council in Baltimore.
NEWS
October 6, 2008
Jacob Wertz, a sixth-grade student at Grace Academy, will be going on a trip to Ireland, Wales, England, Belgium, Amsterdam and France through an organization called People to People. Jacob learned about the trip when a teacher nominated him to attend. After going through a interview, he was accepted. On this trip, Jacob will tour many of the historical buildings in Europe, meet people and get a taste of European culture. People to People was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who believed that if people from different countries and cultures could communicate face to face they would be able to solve their differences and live in peace.
NEWS
December 6, 2005
A shame to ignore our native history To the editor: As another November drew to a close, so to did Native American Heritage Month. As usual, this month dedicated to the native peoples of this Turtle Island is given no press, either in the various newspapers or on the evening news programs. No where is it mentioned. It is a shame to ignore a culture that gave the world corn, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, various squashes, etc. It is a shame to ignore a culture that has enriched our vocabulary and landscape, as in moccasin, powwow, Massachusetts, Wapiti Narragansett, Succotash, Conococheague, etc. It is a shame to ignore a culture that showed our founding fathers an example of true democracy.
NEWS
By KELLY MORENO | April 16, 2009
"I agree with all the callers that the fountain at the City Park with the nude women is disgraceful. No one even knows what it means. I suggest the city do something to cover up the nudity. " - Hagerstown I'm sure city workers are at the mall right now, desperately trying to find clothes to fit those Fountain Girls Gone Wild. "For the folks offended by the Park Circle fountain, maybe we could put clothing on the figures. How about orange blouses and purple slacks? Get real, folks.
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April 19, 2013
  The Continuing Education and Business Services Division at Hagerstown Community College is offering several cultural and historical day trips this spring. “Spies of Washington and the International Spy Museum” will take participants to Washington, D.C., on Saturday, April 27, to explore many of the locations that have been associated with intelligence and counter-intelligence activities. The cost is $95, which includes all entrance fees, transportation, and lunch at Gordon Biersch Restaurant.
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OPINION
By BRAD SELL and JENNY FLEMING | November 25, 2012
At our last Strategic Community Impact Plan (SCIP) Impact Council meeting, we concentrated on the Arts, Culture and Tourism Focus Group, which came up with four very specific goals for enhancing, educating, and promoting the cultural and arts environment in Washington County. Subsequent to our SCIP document, funds were available from the Arts, Entertainment and Education Task Force to hire the Sage Policy Group to “provide analytical insight and associated recommendations related to the promotion of cultural richness in Washington County MD.” Their key findings are: 1. Hagerstown should be the core of Washington County's arts, education and entertainment cluster.
LIFESTYLE
November 7, 2012
The Western Maryland Regional Library and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts are looking for items created between 1859 and 1867 that reflect life around the time of the Civil War and early Reconstruction periods. On Saturday, Nov. 17, items that tell your family's stories can be scanned for inclusion in the statewide collection of Civil War material online at the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage website, www.mdch.org/civilwar The Hagerstown event is part of an effort by the Maryland history libraries and museums to make available to the public Civil War material owned by individuals.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | October 18, 2012
The Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack is getting an award for its contributions to Maryland's cultural heritage. The almanac and the other two winners of this year's Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts (ALTA) Awards will be honored at a ceremony at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in December. The almanac, which John Gruber founded in 1797, won in the “Tradition” category. “The Almanack has made Hagerstown widely known throughout the U.S. and has given Maryland an 'epicenter' of farming and agricultural life,” the award announcement says.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | September 13, 2012
Bright, colorful dancers. Bold, brassy music. Spicy flavors. All this and more will be at the sixth annual Hagerstown Hispanic Festival, from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown. This year's festival entertainment lineup will feature returning favorites and an exciting new act, according to event co-organizer Diana Reyes. Armonia Latina, the Caribbean-South American band that drew raves at the 2011 festival, will return this year. "This is their second year.
EDUCATION
August 9, 2012
Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin announced more than $99,000 in federal funds for Shepherd University that will help high school teachers learn more about Appalachian history, culture and literature, which they will then be able to teach their students. These funds will cover a three-week seminar for 16 high school teachers who will come to Shepherd in July 2013. The seminar will coincide with Shepherd's renowned Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) and will incorporate trips to West Virginia landmarks and cultural institutions.
NEWS
August 5, 2012
U.S. Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin have announced more than $99,000 in federal funds for Shepherd University that will help high school teachers learn more about Appalachian history, culture, and literature, which they will then be able to teach their students. These funds will cover a three-week seminar for 16 high school teachers who will come to Shepherd in July of 2013. The seminar will coincide with Shepherd's Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) and will incorporate trips to West Virginia landmarks and cultural institutions.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 26, 2012
A triennial festival celebrating Waynesboro's history and culture kicks off Friday and lasts through Sunday, July 8. WaynesboroFest will feature a variety of events, many of which are free. Music, movies, wine tastings and art exhibits are on tap. “I'd like to see a nice turnout from our community,” said Allie Kohler, a committee member. Advance ticket sales were slow, but have picked up in recent days, Kohler said. “I hope we can give them something nice through WaynesboroFest.
EDUCATION
January 24, 2012
Shepherd University will be offering the course, Turkish Language Culture, that will span approximately 12 weeks during the spring 2012 semester. Starting Jan. 25, sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. in White Hall 209.  Through Shepherd's Division of Graduate Study and Continuing Education Adult Education Program, instructor Yasar Aydin will offer lessons on a variety of topics related to Turkish language acquisition and...
EDUCATION
January 16, 2012
In celebration of International Week, Lilit Mamulyan, an exchange student from Armenia at Boonsboro High School, shared a PowerPoint presention about her home country with two of her classes - honors English and U.S. government. 
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