April 18, 2009
Green Drinks Hagerstown will host a gathering on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, to rally support for action to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay. The Hagerstown event is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Duffy's on Potomac, 28 S Potomac St., Hagerstown. There will be complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Admission is free, the public is invited and no reservations are required. The group will write letters to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson asking the EPA to enforce the Clean Water Act for the benefit of the Chesapeake Bay. Green Drinks started in London in 1989.
April 21, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -As far as the eye could see across the open field, new pine boxes glistened in the sun waiting for new tenants. After working this week and last week building nesting boxes for bluebirds, students at the Harpers Ferry Job Corps took to the field Thursday to install the boxes on posts, hoping to help the small birds battle loss of habitat. It was part of the center's Earth Day activities, which also included learning about outdoor ethics, viewing conservation films and planting trees at the facility, officials at the center said.
May 6, 2012
Students from St. John's Preschool in Hagerstown recently took a trip to the U.S. Silica Co. plant in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., as part of their study about Earth Day. Al Gwizdala, operations director, showed the students all the products made using sand and the ways the company uses processes that demonstrate environmental responsibility. The children were given a tour of the plant, including the large machinery and the highlight of their visit included a chance to stand in the bucket of a front-end loader.
April 21, 2013
Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has led to enormous growth in understanding the consequences we face if we do not take care of our natural resources. It has led to more action to protect our planet's land, water, air, wildlife and human beings, and it has strengthened farmers' and ranchers' already strong commitment to being good environmental stewards. Farmers observe Earth Day every day. Where asphalt and pavement turn to gravel and dirt, you will find men and women rising early, greeting the day and working the earth. Their office space is outdoors in the sun, wind, rain and sometimes snow.
April 18, 2006
On April 22 we will celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day is often touted by so-called environmental groups. Who do you think would also be in on this celebration? Farmers. That's right. Farmers. Every day is Earth Day on the farm. Farmers are the stewards of the environment. They till the soil and care for animals and this is all in a day's work. When the industrial revolution brought about the mass migration from the farms to the city, farming changed, too. After the hard lesson of the dust bowl years, agriculture has made great strides.
May 5, 2013
Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce welcomed 10 new members in April, bringing the membership to 944. New members are: • Ad Pros LLC, McConnellsburg, Pa. • Bob Evans, 1131 Wayne Road, Chambersburg • Caledonia Power Sports LLC, Fayetteville, Pa. • Georgina's Mexican & Latin Cuisine, 875 Lincoln Way West, Suite 129, Chambersburg • iWAT LLC,...
May 6, 2013
As redbuds flash purple along our roadways and tulips blink red and yellow at our doorsteps, I am reminded that natural beauty is awe-inspiring and worth protecting. Not just on Earth Day, but every day. Gardeners are some of the best environmentalists, choosing smart practices that help, not harm, our natural resources. Every choice you make as a gardener can tip the balance toward conservation. Healthy gardens grow healthy plants. So build healthy soil to keep your gardens productive and part of a vibrant ecosystem.
April 22, 2008
Earth Day is the one day where you have a chance to help the environment, right? Actually, you can help the environment any day of the year, by recycling paper, glass, metal and plastic bottles, by planting new trees and shrubs and by conserving your electricity and water. Planting trees helps prevent global climate change, but it also conserves energy by providing a windbreak in the winter and shade in the summer. The Arbor Day Foundation Web site (www.arborday.org) is a good source of information on the benefits of planting trees.
April 22, 2000
About 30 hikers walked along a soggy towpath in Williamsport Saturday morning to raise money for C&O Canal educational services. The hikers participating in the second annual March for Parks out of Williamsport raised almost $1,700, said Debbie Conway, chief of interpretation for the C&O Canal. Conway said some of the money will be used to reprint brochures given to tourists. "We always walk along (the canal) and so we thought it would be a good cause," said Lisa Mummert, who lives near Downsville.
March 23, 2008
Cub Scout Pack 218 and Boy Scout Troop 18 are requesting citizens to bring recyclable newspapers and aluminum cans to their trailer at Blue Ridge Mountain Fire and Rescue Squad, 13063 Monterey Lane in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Items can be dropped off any time. Members of the pack and troop are from Frederick County and Washington County in Maryland and Franklin County, Pa. Always seeking to do a community service project, the Scouts are picking up litter and debris this spring from roadsides and fields in the region.