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August 30, 2011
While work is just beginning at Mercersburg Elementary, construction is coming to a close at James Buchanan High School. High school Principal Rodney Benedick said Tuesday that crews are working extended hours to put the finishing touches on the $17 million renovation project. When students come to school on Tuesday, Benedick said they will be pleasantly surprised by all the changes. They'll be greeted by a new, digital marquee sign at the entrance to the high school campus.
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by KAREN HANNA | February 21, 2006
HAGERSTOWN karenh@herald-mail.com As a team member on a home-makeover reality show set, Hagerstown native Ellery Hanlin said she saw some close calls, but the end result was no accident - a beautiful new home for a dancer with multiple sclerosis. "It was absolutely fun. It was incredible to see how many came out to help, to volunteer or just to cheer everyone on," said Hanlin, a Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University engineering senior. Hanlin, a 2001 graduate of North Hagerstown High School, was a member of a safety crew organized by professor Brian Kleiner to help on a construction site for ABC's "Extreme Makeover Home Edition," which airs on Sundays.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | November 12, 2008
SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. -- Hours of swinging hammers and hanging drywall build up an appetite as much as they do a house. On the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" set, that's where people such as Delane Balafoutas become involved. The owner of the Copper Kettle in Chambersburg, Pa., served hot food Tuesday morning while also checking on her restaurant and her daughter, who was in labor. "When we prepare our food, we prepare for three to four hundred," said Balafoutas, who has been stocking the VIP tent with her husband, Ted, and their employees.
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by TRISH RUDDER | May 11, 2007
GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. - GREAT CACAPON, W.Va. An effort to have people fill out an online petition to "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is in progress to help rebuild the Heath and Cindy Jessee family home that was destroyed by fire last December. Christy Terp, a family friend and the mother of the Jessee's oldest son, started the petition to the television show. Austin Jessee, 12, was adopted by the Jessees when he was 2. "Austin came to live with us when he was 13 months old when we recognized he needed a family setting.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | November 11, 2008
SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. -- The Drumm family has a new home. When Monday started in Quincy Township, there was little more than a giant hole and concrete basement walls at the property. Yet, as supper was being served to volunteers, shingles were being prepared for installation on the roof of a 2,500-square-foot house. "The whole thing is mind-blowing. We must've cried for an hour and a half, my wife and I," said Donald Elower, who watched construction at the new house that will be given to his daughter, her husband and their three sons.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | November 8, 2008
SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. -- Matthew and Blasia Drumm's house was a dump -- literally. When the couple moved into their Quincy Township home, they did not realize that the abandoned property had been used for trash dumping. Now, when it rains, glass and other debris works its way up from the ground. Not for long. The design team from the ABC network's Emmy-award winning "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" arrived on the Drumms' concrete slab doorstep Friday morning, ushering in a week's worth of construction and promise of a grandiose home to better serve the family's needs.
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By JANET HEIM | July 28, 2008
BOONSBORO -- As Katie Gadway helped lay sod and spread mulch at 2 a.m. outside a house for people she didn't know, she couldn't help but think how different "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is behind the scenes. A big fan of the ABC-TV show, the Boonsboro resident was galvanized into action when she saw a plea in a local newspaper for volunteers to work on a home in Poolesville, Md. The Montgomery County, Md., makeover is to be featured on the show's two-hour season premiere this fall, she said.
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November 15, 2008
Blasia Drumm, right, looks back at the crowd Friday while she stands with her family and Ty Pennington from the ABC Network show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," Friday after the reveal of their new South Mountain, Pa., home.
NEWS
January 26, 2009
Noelle Eyler, Lindsey Henry and Melissa Atherton of Chambersburg (Pa.) Massage Therapy Clinic (CMTC) are pictured with designer John Littlefield on the set of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. " CMTC staff members provided massage services to cast and crew members for two days in November during filming of the ABC Television program in South Mountain, Pa.
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October 21, 2011
Volunteers from Franklin County, Pa., took part in a home renovation project featured on tonight's episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” airing from from 8 to 10 p.m. on ABC, Mark Buchanan of Buchanan Painting of Upper Strasburg, Pa., his brother Joel Buchanan of Greencastle, Pa., and Kevin Statler of Statler Painting, Greencastle, rolled up their sleeves to help paint a house for the Keefer family of Etters, Pa., whose 23-year-old son...
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NEWS
August 30, 2011
While work is just beginning at Mercersburg Elementary, construction is coming to a close at James Buchanan High School. High school Principal Rodney Benedick said Tuesday that crews are working extended hours to put the finishing touches on the $17 million renovation project. When students come to school on Tuesday, Benedick said they will be pleasantly surprised by all the changes. They'll be greeted by a new, digital marquee sign at the entrance to the high school campus.
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January 26, 2009
Noelle Eyler, Lindsey Henry and Melissa Atherton of Chambersburg (Pa.) Massage Therapy Clinic (CMTC) are pictured with designer John Littlefield on the set of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. " CMTC staff members provided massage services to cast and crew members for two days in November during filming of the ABC Television program in South Mountain, Pa.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | January 18, 2009
GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- Memories and laughter were shared Sunday night when about 50 people gathered with the Matthew and Blasia Drumm family to watch the premiere of the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" episode filmed last November in South Mountain, Pa. Dan Ryan Builders, which took on an ambitious 106-hour construction schedule for the show, hosted a viewing party at the Dogfish Head Alehouse. A wall-mounted, flat-screen television played a special DVD and the ABC show -- interspersed with moments of the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens game.
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January 15, 2009
SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. - The "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" episode filmed in November in Quincy Township is scheduled to air Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC. Matthew and Blasia Drumm and their three sons spent a week at Walt Disney World while the design team and Dan Ryan Builders descended on their Loop Road property. Volunteers demolished the Drumm home and built a 2,500-square-foot house in its place. The Drumms work with special-needs children and young adults through the Pen Mar Challenger Little League team.
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December 30, 2008
SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. -- The episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" filmed in Quincy Township last November has been scheduled to air Jan. 18, according to www.drbextreme.com . The Emmy-award winning show airs at 8 p.m. Sundays on ABC. Matthew and Blasia Drumm and their three sons spent a week at Walt Disney World while the design team and Dan Ryan Builders descended on their Loop Road property. Volunteers demolished the Drumm home and built a new, 2,500-square-foot house in its place.
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By DON AINES | November 20, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The former John Wallace Kitchen will be getting an extreme makeover and, its new owners hope, a new restaurant tenant to help revitalize the West Main Street fixture and the downtown. The restaurant that Nick Papoutsis opened in the 1960s closed a few years ago. It recently was purchased by Paul Gunder and Dr. Bob Zimmerman, who will be renovating the former restaurant from the floor to the ceiling, as well as nine one- and two-bedroom apartments on the upper floors.
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November 15, 2008
Blasia Drumm, right, looks back at the crowd Friday while she stands with her family and Ty Pennington from the ABC Network show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," Friday after the reveal of their new South Mountain, Pa., home.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | November 15, 2008
SOUTH MOUNTAIN, PA - "Welcome home, Drumm family. " The words that greeted the family of five on its return Friday from Walt Disney World held enormous meaning. That's because moments after "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" host Ty Pennington said them, the Drumms joined thousands of other people in chanting "move that bus" to reveal the house they hope will suit their needs for years to come. "It's still unreal," Blasia Drumm told Pennington as a half-dozen cameras filmed the scene.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | November 14, 2008
SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Pa. -- Dozens of volunteers who lined up on the Drumm family's front walkway Thursday night unloaded $50,000 worth of furniture from a truck in mere minutes. Chairs, tables, mirrors, lamps and even potted plants were carried into the 2,500-square-foot house built as part of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. " Not far away was Dan Ryan, the home builder who enjoyed some downtime on what was his company's final day of construction. "It's worked out better than I could've dreamed about," he said.
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