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NEWS
December 30, 1998
By MEG H. PARTINGTON / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer You don't need to spend New Year's Eve at home with the television in order to stay safe. Feel free to celebrate with friends and family, but as the world loses its grasp on 1998, don't lose your grip on common sense. "The key is how you participate," says Hagerstown Police Chief Dale Jones. Alcohol is a popular indulgence as revelers welcome in a new year, but abuse of it can turn holiday cheer into misery.
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NEWS
May 16, 2001
BOE eyes honors designations By TARA REILLY tarar@herald-mail.com The Washington County Board of Education is considering creating three honors designations for graduation, a move that would better recognize seniors for outstanding academic achievement, according to the board's public information officer. "Through these new designations, more students will be able to be recognized officially, rather than only two students per school receiving notice for valedictorian and salutatorian," said Public Information Officer Carol Mowen.
NEWS
June 7, 2000
This week is homeownership week in Hagerstown. Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II on Tuesday read a proclamation that designates the week of June 5 to June 11 homeownership week in the city.
NEWS
February 6, 2009
Hagerstown Community College is offering "Creating a Classroom Web Site," a hands-on course for teachers. Students in the class study at their own pace. They can access the classroom anytime with an Internet connection. New sessions of each course run every month and last six weeks with two new lessons being released weekly for a total of 12. The courses are Web-based with lessons, quizzes and assignments. For information, call 301-790-2800, ext. 453, or go to www.ed2go.
NEWS
August 2, 2000
Firms designing new stadium Designs for a new baseball stadium to replace Hagerstown's Municipal Stadium are expected to be completed by November. The Maryland Stadium Authority is overseeing preliminary engineering and design work being done by HOK Sport in Kansas City, Mo., and Barton Malow in Baltimore. The work is being paid for with $120,000 in city funds, $190,000 from the county and $35,000 in private contributions, including $30,000 from Winston Blenckstone, owner of the Hagerstown Suns baseball team.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | May 5, 2004
The Washington County Board of Education voted 6-0 Tuesday to approve schematic design drawings for a new Maugansville Elementary School. The school board voted in February 2003 to consolidate Maugansville and Conococheague elementary schools at Maugansville and to close Conococheague after construction is completed. Under the proposal, a new Maugansville school building will be built next to the current one. The board approved a feasibility study for the project in March 2003, a written staff report said.
NEWS
December 7, 2008
FREDERICK, Md. - The U.S. Flag Service in Frederick recently won first place in the Flag and Banner Design competition at the National Independent Flag Dealers Convention in Atlantic City. The association represents many independent flag dealers throughout the U.S. The flag, titled "United We Stand," received top honors in the flag competition. Hugh Warner is retired from the military, having served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, the Army Reserve and the Air National Guard.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | September 19, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Some waited in line for as long as an hour Saturday at Wolf Furniture at Prime Outlets just to get an autographed picture or book from Hildi Santo Tomas, a designer from the popular television series "Trading Spaces. " Her devoted fans weren't disappointed. In fact, they got a sneak preview of a shift in format for the Saturday show, which first airs Oct. 16. "Before, we would know the house and the room about two weeks ahead of time, but that's changing," Santo Tomas said.
NEWS
September 14, 2000
Trick or treat night designated The Hagerstown City Council Tuesday informally approved making Thursday Oct. 26, Trick or Treat Night in Hagerstown. Trick or treating would be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., according to a city memo. A formal vote on the designation is expected Sept. 26, said City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | January 22, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Town of Bath Historic Landmark Commission has been working toward becoming a certified historic preservation community, and it recently received honorary status from the state for its efforts. Nancy Harvey, a Bath Town Council member who heads up the town's landmark commission, said the West Virginia Division of Culture & History's honorary designation was "to recognize the work we've done toward creating a historic area for the Town of Bath. " There is a lot more to be done before official status is received, said David Taylor, the historical surveyor hired by the landmark commission.
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