May 12, 2013
Haven Lutheran group plans fundraiser A group of women and teens from Haven Lutheran Church in Hagerstown will hold a mission trip fundraiser Friday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the church. The event will include the parlor game Bunco, refreshments and door prizes. All money raised will assist in transportation costs to Virginia's Eastern Shore, lodging and materials for helping the community. The church is at 1035 Haven Road. For more information, call Kathy Yaraghi at 240-818-9607.
January 3, 2013
William “Bill” Bryan Bundick of Clear Spring, Md., passed away Dec. 28, 2012, at the age of 79, in Winchester, Va. Bill was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oscar and Lillie Barnes; his mother, Theodosia Barnes Truitt; his father, Horace Bundick; his stepfathers, James Truitt and Ray Galloway; his brother James “Jimmy” Bundick; and his aunt, Amanda Ewell. He is survived by and will be missed by his wife, Marie Salgado; his son, Arthur; daughter-in-law, Carmen; granddaughter, Amanda; brothers, David Bundick of Jenison, Mich., and Robert Galloway of Boise City, Idaho; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
January 2, 2013
If you weren't excited about the upcoming session of the Maryland General Assembly you will be now: One of the bills to be filed would designate “Soft Shell Crab” as the official Maryland state sandwich. According to the Washington Post, Sen. Richard F. Colburn, R-Old Bay, believes that awarding official status to “a Maryland delicacy” will boost restaurant business and help troubled watermen. Maybe it will, although I have never eaten a Baltimore Oriole specifically because it is the Maryland State Bird.
August 26, 2012
Name of Business: Just In Time Seafood Owners: Justin and Kelly White Address: 245 Retail Commons Parkway, Martinsburg, W.Va. Opening date: June 8, 2012 Products and services: We have fresh seafood, live crabs, we do lunches and dinners, as well as feasts. Target market: Anyone who enjoys seafood How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? Justin has been in seafood his entire life. His mother is from the Eastern Shore of Maryland and his father is from the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
December 17, 2011
Thumbs up to Allegany, Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties, which have formed the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition, largely to lobby against a proposed statewide development plan called PlanMaryland. The counties hope to expand the group to include other rural counties, including those on the Eastern Shore, to strengthen their influence in Annapolis. Thumbs up to the Smithsburg Middle School Gives Back program, through which 62 students made 24 fleece tie blankets for various community facilities, created about 40 holiday cards to send to servicemen and servicewomen, and made 15 fleece scarves for residents of Holly Place in Hagerstown.
August 12, 2011
John Rodenhausen and Beth McGee of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation stopped for a rest day in Williamsport Thursday in the middle of a 1,300-mile bike ride around the Chesapeake Bay watershed. "We started in Maryland, went up to Pennsylvania and then all the way to New York, and we are now on our southern route going back through Maryland," Rodenhausen said. "We plan to go through West Virginia, Virginia and then head up the eastern shore on into Delaware. " Rodenhausen and McGee said they were making the bike trip to raise awareness and money for health and environmental issues.
July 19, 2011
With a piece of India n flour bread in his pocket and hopes of becoming a free man in his heart, James W.C. Pennington ran away from Rockland Estate in search of freedom. The so-called fugitive blacksmith would go on to become a minister in Presbyterian churches in New York and Hartford, Conn., and a delegate to several international abolition conventions. He led efforts to desegregate New York City's public transit system and fought for the right of blacks to vote. He also received a Doctor of Divinity from the University of Heidelberg and helped the Africans involved in the historic Amistad case form a Christian mission in Sierra Leone.
July 15, 2011
Two Washington County Little League teams will begin play as representatives of District 1 in their respective Maryland state tournaments Saturday afternoon at Brunswick Little League. The Valley Little League 10-11 All-Stars play their opening game against the District 5 (Northern Maryland) champion at 2 p.m. on Field 2. Valley will play again on Sunday, either at 10:30 a.m. with a loss or 4:30 p.m. with a win. The 10-11 tournament championship round is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday and, if necessary, Friday.
July 6, 2011
Elizabeth Frances Landon, 97, of Somerford Place, Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at her home. Born Nov. 6, 1913, in Marion Station, Md., she was the daughter of the late Edward Travis and Rose Esther Hall Landon. She was a graduate of Marion High in 1930, received B.A. degree from Western Maryland College, Westminster, Md., in 1934, and a master’s degree from Columbia University Teacher’s College in New York, N.Y., in 1949. She taught in Berlin High, Berlin, Worchester County, Md., for 7 1/2 years, and in Washington School, Hagerstown, for 31 years.