May 15, 2013
The school system's got milk - from low-fat to fat and lactose free - in a variety of flavors. Chocolate is the favorite milk flavor of students in Washington County Public Schools, followed by vanilla, according to the school system's Food and Nutrition Services Supervisor Jeff Proulx. Washington County Board of Education members, who were about to vote on a contract for a milk supplier, asked Proulx about the vanilla flavoring and the sugar in flavored milk during a May 7 school board meeting.
May 10, 2013
Harold Douglas "Doug" Parker, 60, of Hagerstown, died Friday, May 10, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown. Services will be private. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Arrangements are by Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, Md.
April 30, 2013
Leonard “Lenny” Eugene Fleegle, 59, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at his home. Born April 19, 1954, in Cumberland, Md., Lenny was the son of Patty Lou (Klingler) Fleegle, Waynesboro, Pa., and the late Guy Eugene Fleegle. A United States Army veteran, Lenny was formerly employed at Golden Tissue. Besides his mother, he is survived by his sons, L. Alexander Whitten-Fleegle and Eric Fleegle; and his grandson, Eric Wallech, all of Hagerstown. Lenny also leaves behind his sisters, Darla F. Robbins and husband, Ron, of Pasadena, Md., and Carla R. Fleegle, of Hagerstown; his brothers, John L. Fleegle, of Greencastle, Pa., and Lawrence K. Fleegle, of Hagerstown; and his former wife and friend, Vera Whitten-Fleegle.
April 30, 2013
John Sylvester Kennedy, 76, of Cumberland, Md., passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Western Maryland Regional Hospital in Cumberland. Born Feb. 23, 1937, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late John F. and Catherine I. (Ricketts) Kennedy. He was a 1956 graduate of Hagerstown High School. John had worked for Dow Jones in Silver Spring, Md., and was a machinist at The Herald-Mail for more than 20 years. John retired in 2001 from Canteen, where he repaired vending machines.
April 23, 2013
Dianna Heim, author of “Cumberland Valley Barns,” along with Phillip Schaff, photographer for the book, will be speaking at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Grove Family Library, 101 Ragged Edge Road. The event is sponsored by the Franklin County Historical Society-Kittochtinny and is open to the public.
April 21, 2013
Lynn and Rick Bibbee's story is one of hope and heart. It's a story about caring and compassion and taking dedication to a whole different level. It's about putting their efforts into preserving a place where all of God's creatures, big and small, exist in harmony. It's about saving a zoo. A few years ago, the Hagerstown couple didn't even know Tri-State Zoological Park existed in Cumberland, Md. - despite the fact that they had lived there for many years. But during a visit to the area last March, Rick Bibbee picked up a local magazine and spotted a discount coupon for admission to the zoo. When he returned home, he shared the information with his wife and the two decided to make it a destination.
April 19, 2013
DelFest will be Thursday, May 23, through Sunday, May 26 at the Allegany County Fairgrounds. This year's lineup features more than 28 bands including two sets from the Trey Anastasio Band. DelFest originated from the desire to create a family-friendly music festival celebrating the legacy of Del McCoury's music, while creating a forum for musical collaborations and to showcase new talent with a down-home feeling. DelFest will also feature music from the Del McCoury Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Masters of Bluegrass, Keller Williams with More Than a Little, Leftover Salmon, and more. The complete lineup is available at Lineup.Delfest.com . For more information, go to DelFest.com .
April 14, 2013
With Catherine “Katie” Stevens' 99th birthday behind her, the calendar is closing in on her centennial birthday. March 13 marked the last birthday Stevens's age could be counted in double digits. She said she received many floral arrangements, more than 50 cards and was still scheduling lunch dates to celebrate with friends. Stevens still lives independently, occasionally drives, flies annually to visit her granddaughter in Florida and plays the organ at her church, Washington Square United Methodist in Hagerstown.
April 12, 2013
"American Idol" finalist Bucky Covington and others will perform a Cabin Fever benefit concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland, Md. A family fun day will precede the concert from noon to 3 p.m. The concert will benefit Tri-State Zoological Park in Cumberland. Tickets cost $20 to $25. Call 301-759-0550 or go to www.woodsetter.com .