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April 2, 2006
The Herald-Mail Co. Heather Guessford has been promoted to the position of automotive sales representative at The Herald-Mail Co. Guessford has been with the company since 2002, serving as an inside sales representative in the Classified Department. She will assume her new duties later this spring. Also in advertising, Mark Donia has been rehired as an outside sales representative. Donia worked for the company in a similar capacity from 1994 to 2000. Sandy Nesmith has been promoted to a full-time accounts payable position in the Finance & Administration Department.
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NEWS
February 6, 2006
Bands invite new players Hagerstown Community College Center for Continuing Education is calling all amateur musicians who would like the opportunity to meet other musicians and have some music-making fun. The New Horizons Strings is an all-string chamber ensemble that meets for lessons from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in HCC's Kepler Theater. The New Horizons Band is open to all instruments and meets for group lessons/ensembles from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at Paramount Brethren in Christ Church.
NEWS
October 25, 2005
A free seminar on dairying is being held in Washington County next month. The seminar, titled "The Road to Opportunity - Dairying Today & Tomorrow," will be held Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the multipurpose building at the Washington County Ag Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Keynote speaker Gary Snider, an accredited agricultural consultant, will discuss tips to "Making Profitable Decisions" on your farm, according to Holly Porter of MidAtlantic Farm Credit.
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By LYNN F. LITTLE | September 9, 2005
As we age, we have the same desire to be physically and financially independent as we did when we were younger, and it's difficult even to consider other alternatives. Our children don't want to be nosy, but they would like to know if we need help. These are the things they want to know: Are you going to have enough money? Where do you want to live? What are your wishes if you are terminally ill? And do you and your spouse agree? Where are your important papers (insurance, investments, pension, social security, etc.)
NEWS
April 22, 2005
Caregivers luncheon MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Join others who care for adult loved ones for a LunchOut from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Shoney's in Martinsburg. Heartland of Martinsburg will sponsor this month's meal. Caregivers will learn about estate planning from Daniel Staggers of Staggers & Staggers Law Office and be able to have their questions answered. To register and for complimentary respite care, call Berkeley Senior Services Adult Day Program Manager Kathy McIntyre at 1-304-263-8873, ext. 114. Aging seminar FREDERICK, Md. - An educational seminar entitled "It Takes a Community to Protect the Aging" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Frederick County Health Department, 350 Montevue Lane, entrance C. The seminar is sponsored by the Elder Crisis Task Force.
NEWS
December 5, 2004
Edward Jones The six local Edward Jones investment representatives will host a free one-hour satellite broadcast titled "Leaving a Legacy: Your Guide to Estate Planning and Charitable Giving" on Dec. 14. The broadcasts will be at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Topics that will be covered include six critical steps of estate planning, charitable giving and gifting strategies, how to work with an estate-planning team to help realize your...
NEWS
October 5, 2004
KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - Workshops on estate planning are being offered Oct. 12 and Nov. 16 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the WVU Extension Office in Jefferson County, W.Va. Extension Agent Craig Yohn said Dan Norris of Chesapeake Financial Group made a similar presentation to owners of about 10 farms this past spring and has met with most of them since. "As land values go up and the average age of the farm community increases, taking proper steps to plan what happens to your estate is important," Yohn said.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | July 9, 2003
julieg@herald-mail.com The proposed sale of Prime Retail Inc. to a New Jersey-based real estate company is good news for Prime Outlets at Hagerstown, the general manager of the local outlet center said Tuesday. "We see it as a very strong, positive move," General Manager Bill Lynn said. "It just puts us in a much better position to be more competitive in the market. " The privately held real estate company, The Lightstone Group, has enough cash flow to expand and improve the outlet center, Lynn said.
NEWS
November 18, 2002
Owners: Ferris, Baker Watts Inc. owns 35 percent; the remainder is management and private investors. Address: 111 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, second floor. Opening date: Aug. 5. Products and services: Trust administration, estate planning and estate settlement. Market area: Mid-Atlantic. How did you get into your business or what motivated you to start it? "To fill a void in the area of personalized trustee services that large banks, with all the mergers and acquisitions, are no longer filling.
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BY MARLO BARNHART | April 9, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com After five years at the helm of Food Resources Inc., Brad Sell has been appointed executive director of the Community Foundation of Washington County. "It's a new challenge and I am looking forward to it," Sell said. "My main goal will be to expand the role of philanthropy in our communities. " Started in 1996 with $9,000, the foundation now has assets of approximately $6 million in 78 different funds. When he assumes his new role, Sell will be educating people on planned giving, estate planning and setting up endowments so their money can do the most good in the community.
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