January 19, 2013
It's been years in the making, but the staff of the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter finally will say goodbye to its outdated, cramped facility and move into a new, state-of-the art shelter beginning Wednesday. The shelter, currently at 2325 Country Road in Chambersburg, will be closed between Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Wednesday, Jan. 30, to move to its new facility. The shelter will reopen Thursday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at its new location at 5051 Letterkenny Road West in Chambersburg.
January 11, 2013
Carla Ann Wright, 51, of Cumberland, Md., and formerly of Hancock, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Western Maryland Health Systems in Cumberland. A memorial service will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Berkeley Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
December 20, 2012
John "Jack" F. Chisholm Jr., 77, formerly of Cumberland, Md., and living in Gaithersburg, Md., died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md. Arrangements are being made by Adams Family Funeral Home P.A., Cumberland.
December 2, 2012
Serving aboard U.S. Coast Guard cutters was not a good fit for David Cooper and his queasy stomach. “It wasn't the pitch, it was the roll that did it,” said Cooper, 67, who retired Saturday after a long career flying helicopters for the Coast Guard for nearly 18 years, then 15 more years in Maryland State Police helicopters in Cumberland, Md. One day on a rescue mission, a Coast Guard helicopter flew over his cutter on its way to the rescue....
November 12, 2012
Cumberland Valley Cycling Club President Teresa Deckert and Century event chairwoman Beth Johnston recently presented a check for $6,135 to Bruce Anderson, chief executive officer of San Mar Children's Home. The check was given at the Lifesavers 2012 Breakfast at Hager Hall on Nov. 3. The money raised was from the 2012 Cumberland Valley Century event, held in August. The ride benefits San Mar Children's Home. The check also included money donated by riders at registration.
October 31, 2012
Leo Basil Williams, 74, of Sharpsburg, Md., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at his home. Born Dec. 2, 1937, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of the late Basil J. Williams and Grace P. (Alderton) Williams. Mr. Williams worked as a truck driver for Halls Transit of Cumberland and later for the Washington County Service Authority. He served his country in the U.S. Army with the 34th Armored Division at Fort Knox, Ky.; and his community as the former fire chief in Corriganville, Md. Mr. Williams was an outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing.
October 20, 2012
Enthusiasm and pink were big players Saturday on the campus of Hagerstown Community College. Outside, people strode with spirit and purpose as triumphant music blared across the grounds. Inside, others shimmied and thrust to saucy Latin tunes. The signature pink of breast cancer awareness showed up high in the air on balloons. It waved on tribute flags and decorated the shirts of hundreds. It was the color of a Gumby-like ribbon costume that wrapped around the neck of a woman and extended the length of her body, and it dyed the hair of humans and the fur of dogs.
October 17, 2012
Jolee Younger, 66, of Cumberland, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center in Cumberland. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland. A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
September 25, 2012
Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter, recognized members and their top Excellence in Construction projects Sept. 13 at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown. The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry's leading competition, developed to honor innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects and safety programs. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. Local winners have the opportunity to apply at the national level.
August 25, 2012
Retirement for Andrew Sussman is not an end, but a beginning. Sussman, 61, of Waynesboro, Pa., will retire from his position as executive director of the Cumberland Valley School of Music in Chambersburg. The last day of his 18-year career with the school is Friday, Aug. 31. Sussman's path to becoming the executive director of the CVSM was a journey. Growing up, he always loved music and learning to play new instruments. After graduating from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he spent six years traveling abroad visiting more than 50 countries including South Africa, Denmark, Ireland, India and Pakistan.