January 2, 2011
NOV. 2, 1920-JAN. 1, 2011 Florence "Flossie" L. Korb, of Hagerstown, Md., died Jan. 1, 2011, at Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, following a brief illness. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday. Born in Kingsville, Pa., on Nov. 2, 1920, Flossie was the daughter of the late Harry L. and Lillie E. Swabb Korb. A graduate of Brookville High School, Brookville, Pa., Flossie attended the DuBois Business College in DuBois, Pa. After moving to Hagerstown, Flossie was an employee of Fairchild Industries from 1942 until her retirement in 1987.
December 25, 2010
The Cumberland Valley Relief Center will host a quilt show Jan. 27 to 29. The show is an opportunity to view new hand-quilted pieces that have been made in the Cumberland Valley. The quilts will later be auctioned at the Pennsylvania Relief Sale to be held in Harrisburg, Pa., at the Farm Show Complex April 1 and 2. The show is free and open to the public. The hours are Thursday, Jan. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The relief center is at 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway south in Chambersburg.
December 23, 2010
A free breast cancer screening will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at John Marsh Cancer Center, Robinwood Professional Center, Suite 129, east of Hagerstown. Use the green entrance Suite 129, 11110 Medical Campus Road, Hagerstown. The event is sponsored by the Maryland Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in collaboration with the John Marsh Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley, and the Washington County Health Department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
September 26, 2010
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Cumberland Valley Relief Center has named Diane Brockman the new director for operations. She will start the job Oct. 1. Brockman lives in the Fayetteville, Pa., area, has two children attending Shalom Christian Academy in Marion, Pa., and one freshman at Eastern Mennonite University. Her husband works in the insurance business and they attend Chambersburg Brethren in Christ Church. She has a background in Christian ministry, teaching and business.
June 15, 2010
"No Farms, No Food" is a bumper sticker that I see a lot around the area. It's not a new item in general, but it has recently made its way onto the vehicles traveling our highways and byways. While this seems logical, where did this come from? The short answer is the American Farmland Trust is responsible for printing and promoting this bumper sticker. This is directly from the American Farmland Trust website: "The message is simple and couldn't be clearer - America's farms and ranches provide an unparalleled abundance of fresh, healthy and local food, but they are rapidly disappearing.
May 7, 2010
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. -- A group of local artists hope to increase traffic on Worleytown, Manheim, Welsh Run and other back-county roads this weekend for the annual Spring Studio Tour. Starting today and continuing through Saturday, members and friends of the Cumberland Valley Craftsman Guild will open six area studios to anyone who wants to watch art in the making, said Event Co-organizer Karri Benedict. "Follow the yellow signs," she said, referencing the map set up for the event.
December 23, 2009
BOYS BASKETBALL Pete Cradduck had 18 points and seven rebounds as Broadfording Christian Academy defeated Fort Hill 71-66 on Tuesday. Iver Silva had 15 points, 14 rebounds and six steals, Gabe Hirsch had nine points, nine assists and nine rebounds and Jordan Whitt had six points, six rebounds and three assists for the Lions (7-2). Broadfording 71, Fort Hill 66 FORT HILL (2-1) Yonker 4 1-1 9, Plummer 2 0-0 5, Lease 2 0-0 4, Lee 9 6-7 26, Godlove 2 0-3 4, Remson 9 0-1 18. Totals 28 7-12 66. BROADFORDING (7-2)
December 17, 2009
JULY 5, 1928-DEC. 16, 2009 Mary Elizabeth Williams, 81, of 13636 Paradise Church Road, Hagerstown, Md., died on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at Golden Living Center in Hagerstown. Born July 5, 1928, in Boissevain, Va., she was the daughter of the late Bud and Dolly Jennings Lester. She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd W. Williams in 1992. She retired from Classic Food Services. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was also a member of AARP She is survived by six sisters, Sally Hess, Bonnie Bolen, Connie Poindexter, Nettie Poindexter, Audrey Fisher and Nancy Johnson; two granddaughters, Lori Tobei and Dawn Taylor; five great-grandchildren, Kristopher Kelley, Ariel Bell, Sapphire Bell, Kwavin Carey and Quinton Carey; and one great-great-granddaughter, Gabriella Bell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
November 23, 2009
SMITHSBURG - On Oct. 17, members of My Dance Studio in Smithsburg held a "Helping Feet" dance-a-thon to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness of Cumberland Valley. Three age groups of dancers participated, along with teacher-helpers who had a concurrent bake sale in the afternoon. The activity raised $1,500.