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NEWS
January 23, 2012
I was recently asked what I like most about my job. My answer was that every day is different, and the wide variety of people with whom I get to work. I used the example that in the previous week, I had consultations with a dairy farmer, a family working to transition to the next generation, a shepherd whose day job is at NIH and an aspiring blueberry grower who is an administrator at a local college. While these folks might seem very different, they are also greatly similar.
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BY SARAH MULLIN | May 22, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Women's role in diversity was the topic of the third annual Berkeley County Diversity Committee's town meeting Tuesday, with a special emphasis on one West Virginia African American Appalachian woman. About 30 people attended the town meeting in the Martinsburg High School auditorium to hear guest speaker Ancella R. Bickley, author, historian and educator, speak about Memphis Tennessee Garrison, the topic of her latest book "Memphis Tennessee Garrison: The Remarkable Story of a Black Appalachian Woman.
NEWS
September 24, 1998
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The vice president of multicultural affairs for Mary Washington College will lead a series of daylong seminars this fall for every employee of Jefferson County Schools. The seminars led by Forrest A. Parker and his associate, Clarence Robertson, will begin in October and conclude in November. The seminars follow the August adoption of a cultural diversity program by the Jefferson County Board of Education. About 100 employees can take part in each of the seminars, which will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Shepherdstown,W.
NEWS
May 14, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Chambersburg Area Senior High School has about 1,700 students in grades 10 through 12 and most of them hang out in groups governed by their academic ability, race and even the neighborhood schools that fed them into the high school, according to student leader. "There's a lot of diversity in this school," said Jeff Lohman, 17, a senior and member of the school's Cultural Society, a group that organized last year to bring more unity to the student body.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | January 14, 2008
Zumba, a hybrid of aerobics and Latin dance, is raising heart rates and cultural awareness at an aerobics class near you. Zumba was introduced to the U.S. in the late '90s by Colombian fitness trainer Beto Perez and is now marketed as Zumba Fitness. Classes are popping up all over the Tri-State, with offerings at YMCAs in Hagerstown and Chambersburg, Pa., and at South Pointe Fitness Club, west of Funkstown. Wilson College will start Zumba classes on Jan. 28. Local fitness trainers and participants say it's a sign of progress, that the community is becoming more diverse.
NEWS
by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | August 24, 2003
Local residents and visitors from Washington, D.C., learned about Franklin County's role in history in the days leading up to the Civil War at the county's first Diversity Day on Saturday. At several sites around Franklin County, local residents in 1850s-style clothing acted out scenarios dealing with slavery and the Underground Railroad. Diversity Day, which was intended to advance social justice through education and entertainment related to the Underground Railroad, was co-sponsored by the Franklin County Improvement Association, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Mercersburg Area Historical Society and The Waters Institute.
NEWS
By PEPPER BALLARD | May 7, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. Puerto Rican-born Sky Martinez left Chambersburg to join the U.S. Army when she turned 18, but over the past five years has returned to visit family members who still live here. On Saturday, Martinez's visit was a little different, but in a good way: She went with her family to the Cinco de Mayo and Ethnic Food Fest on the square in Chambersburg, a gathering of cultures she said was encouraging to see. "For Chambersburg, this is like totally new. It shows that people have more understanding about the Hispanic community," said Martinez, 23, who has been stationed in San Antonio, and is leaving for Iraq in June.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | December 4, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- When Hospice of Washington County was being organized as an all-volunteer agency nearly 30 years ago, the first clients usually shared a common diagnosis of cancer. Now, the 162 hospice clients have everything from cancer to dementia, chronic illnesses, lung and heart disease, and organ system failures, according to the agency's medical director, Dr. Frederic Kass. Kass has a practice in internal medicine and oncology. "My role is to act as educator for staff on new patients as well as to review the care patients get through hospice," Kass said.
NEWS
December 23, 2008
Hagerstown Community College will sponsor its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Celebration on Monday, Jan. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Kepler Theater at HCC. The celebration will begin with a musical performance by the Greater Campher Temple Gospel and conclude with a dramatic rendition of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech, performed by the Rev. Darin Mency. The event will also include musical, dramatic and video performances, as well as poetry readings. Students, staff and faculty are involved in planning this event, which is free and open to the public.
OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | September 4, 2011
Last week, I used this column to suggest that the City of Hagerstown create a Community Development Corporation to develop and execute a vision for the downtown. I did not intend to criticize or judge, merely to point out that to my knowledge there is not a cohesive plan to move the downtown forward. I'd like to define in this week's column who I suggest should make up a CDC Board. Other than some time spent doing a little community development here locally, I have no particular bona fides to support my opinion.
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