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NEWS
April 22, 1999
By BRUCE HAMILTON / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer BOONSBORO - Ash, oak, maple and pine trees are taking root in a formerly empty field, thanks to a group of muddy sixth-graders. Cathy Menzter, a Boonsboro Middle School science teacher, spent most of Thursday morning helping her students plant 50 trees and shrubs. It was an Earth Day activity combined with student service learning, Mentzer said. But the planting also marks the start of a transformation.
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NEWS
April 27, 2003
Volunteers from Williamsport gathered on Saturday to remove litter from streets and roadways, parks and along trails and waterways. The activity was part of the Earth Day 2003 Community sMILE program, which this year replaced Allegheny Energy's Earth Day Tire Collection Project, according to a press release issued by Allegheny Energy Supply. Participants helped collect approximately 30 bags of litter. The litter was taken to Allegheny Energy's R. Paul Smith Power Station to be hauled away to a permitted waste management facility.
NEWS
April 21, 2001
Earth Day inspires tireless volunteer effort By MARLO BARNHART marlob@herald-mail.com Approximately 1,000 Allegheny Energy volunteers spent part of Earth Day 2001 helping get rid of discarded tires. "Allegheny Energy came up with this idea last year on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day," said Allegheny spokesman Scott Shields. Numerous sites were predetermined, and crews were assigned throughout Allegheny's service area in parts of five states, Shields said.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | April 19, 2006
HAGERSTOWN A group from U.S. Cellular planted shrubs Tuesday at Fairgrounds Park in recognition of Earth Day, which is Saturday, said City of Hagerstown Parks Superintendent Junior Mason. The group of about seven people planted shrubs in the early morning hours, Mason said. Broadfording Christian Academy will send fourth-grade students to Pangborn Park on Thursday and 15-year-old students to Fairgrounds Park on Friday, Mason said. Daniel Clements, 15, took time out Tuesday from his spring break from St. Maria Goretti High School to sweep the floors of the lower level of Fairgrounds Park's grandstands.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | April 24, 2009
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. -- The Earth Day celebration Friday night at Pleasant View Elementary School was a community affair. Students, parents and community members worked together to spruce up the school gardens and across the street at the Pleasant View Community Center. Kim Golden, the school's Title I facilitator and vice president of the Parent Teacher Organization, said the event was held to get parents involved with school activities. Cheryl Dunn has three daughters attending Pleasant View.
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By JANET HEIM | May 5, 2008
With the distinction of being the first official "green school" in Washington County, Western Heights Middle School is working hard to keep that designation. Seventh-grade science teacher Amy Hilliard said the school applied for and earned "green school" status in 2006. It must reapply every three years, demonstrating efforts in three categories to be a Maryland Green School - integrated environmental education; environmental best management practices modeled in the operation, design and maintenance of the school building and grounds; and the school and/or students extend their learning into the community, according to MAEOE.
NEWS
By DON AINES | April 23, 2006
A number of Earth Day cleanups and events were postponed or canceled Saturday, but the Tri-State area received something it needed even more - a soaking rain. In Waynesboro, Pa., weather observer Todd Toth said the rain that began Friday had dropped 1.64 inches of precipitation there as of 2 p.m., bringing the rainfall for April to date to 3.04 inches. The National Weather Service was predicting a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms in the region Saturday and today, which could bring precipitation to close to April's average of 3.5 inches, Toth said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | April 20, 1998
by Richard T. Meagher / staff photographer see the enlargement WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A steady rain forced a celebration of the great outdoors to be held indoors Sunday when Earth Celebration Day moved from Renfrew Park to the gymnasium of Waynesboro High School. "We'd love to be outside ... but rain is part of our world, too," said Lynn MacBride, president of the board of directors for the Renfrew Institute. "It keeps down the crowds, but not the enthusiasm," she said.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | April 24, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Courtney Singley, 8, had a close encounter with Cher on Sunday at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro. It wasn't Cher the legendary recording artist, but rather Cher the 14-year-old ball python who draped herself around Courtney's neck. Courtney, who said she wasn't scared at all, ranked her time with Cher as one of her best experiences at Renfrew Institute's Earth Celebration Day. "I turned a passion into an educational thing. Reptiles have gotten a bad reputation," said Lori Penrod, owner of Traveling Tails.
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By JANET HEIM | April 22, 2009
CLEAR SPRING -- The young audience was captivated by folk tales from long ago, but with a modern twist of recycling, as puppeteer Kathleen Jacobs entertained students Wednesday at Clear Spring Elementary School. Jacobs, who had been an art and creative drama teacher, said she noticed children no longer were creating their own characters from their imagination. Instead, they based everything on the latest TV characters. "I want to get back to children being creative," she said.
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