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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office has joined the social network. The sheriff's office officially posted its inaugural Facebook page on Wednesday, said Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. The page will be used as a venue to issue news releases and announce community events, Hose said. It also will provide general safety and crime prevention tips. “It's just another tool for us to inform the community,” she said. However, the sheriff's office will not post road closures on its Facebook page, Hose said.
NEWS
October 2, 2012
Residents may sign up to receive information on travel, construction and traffic laws on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's new Facebook page, according to state Sen. Richard Alloway II. Local residents can like the page to receive travel and construction details, highway safety resources, traffic laws, a guide to PennDOT services, PennDOT job opportunities and other helpful information. Motorists also sign up to receive updates on traffic and road conditions on major expressways and interstate highways on PennDOT's 511 website at www.511PA.com or by dialing 511. The free travel information service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
NEWS
July 12, 2013
Maryland State Police in Hagerstown will be the first barrack in the state to have its own Facebook page, the agency announced this week. The state police department currently has its own statewide page but individual barracks do not. Hagerstown's barrack commander, Lt. Michael Fluharty, saw an opportunity to reach out to more area residents and provide beneficial information, police said in an emailed release.  Social media are quickly becoming the instant news and informational sources for many areas, including law enforcement, the release said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 10, 2012
Their smiling faces in black and white photographs posted on a Facebook page give no hint of the tragedy that claimed their lives. Mary Louise Downs was described as having a beautiful voice. She had a strong interest in foreign languages and often helped other students with their work. The student newspaper at Williamsport High School said that Virginia Myers was a “reliable and generous friend,” was very gifted in music and played the piano and violin. Pearl Emerson, president of the junior class at Williamsport High School, was described on the Facebook page as a “very intelligent girl” who excelled in Latin, French and English.
NEWS
July 31, 2009
Fans of Valley Mall can now find even more about their favorite shopping destination by visiting Facebook. Valley Mall has launched a Facebook Fan Page, where shoppers can find instant mall information on retailers' discounts and upcoming events, and can chat with fellow shoppers. Visitors to the mall's Facebook page will discover features that include discussion boards, links to news articles, and photos of fashion, new retailers and events. Valley Mall posts the latest updates on new stores signing leases, sales, giveaways, grand openings and more.
LIFESTYLE
March 14, 2012
Norwalk Soap Box Derby is accepting applications the Saturday, June 9, race in Martinsburg, W.Va. Applications can be picked up at Maxlock Locksmith Service 45 Meadow Lane or Martinsburg Parks and Rec. Registration deadline is Saturday, March 31. For more information, contact Dina Edwards at 304-261-5396, wvdeedoo@aol .com or through the derby's Facebook page.
NEWS
September 18, 2012
Inclement weather has forced the immediate closure of The Great Frederick Fair on Tuesday, according to an email release from Becky Brashear, the fair's general manager. All exhibition buildings, carnival operations, commercial vendor displays and exhibits are closed to the public through 9 a.m. Wednesday, the release said. Additional updates will be made through the fair's website at www.thgreatfrederickfair.com , and the fair's Facebook page .
LIFESTYLE
August 26, 2013
Cheer Universe Allstars is holding open registration from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Thursday, Aug. 29, at its facility, 920 E Eldridge Drive, Hagerstown. Open to those 5 to 18 years old.   For more information, go to www.cheeruniverseallstars.yolasite.com or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.comcheeruniverse . Or contact Robin Warrenfeltz at 301-992-6908 or kathyjorice@gmail.com .
NEWS
January 6, 2011
Blossom School of Etiquette classes start Saturday. Classes are for girls ages 7 to 17 and are offered free of charge. Classes are held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. For more information, call Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676 or send e-mail to bsetiquette@yahoo.com. The school also has a Facebook page.
NEWS
November 3, 2012
The Maryland State Highway Administration's newly launched Facebook page offers customers an opportunity to interact with, and learn more about, SHA. The new Facebook page features:  SHA news updates  A brief history of SHA  Information about SHA services  Access to SHA's Customer Care Management System  Photo albums and milestone information about many SHA construction projects  Emergency updates (weather/incidents)...
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LIFESTYLE
August 26, 2013
Cheer Universe Allstars is holding open registration from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Thursday, Aug. 29, at its facility, 920 E Eldridge Drive, Hagerstown. Open to those 5 to 18 years old.   For more information, go to www.cheeruniverseallstars.yolasite.com or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.comcheeruniverse . Or contact Robin Warrenfeltz at 301-992-6908 or kathyjorice@gmail.com .
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BUSINESS
August 18, 2013
Name of business: Andrea Carmona French Macaron Owners: Jorge and Andrea Carmona Address: Food court at 486 Premium Outlets Blvd., Hagerstown Opening date: Sept. 17, 2012 Products and services: Andrea Carmona French macarons are prepared with the greatest dedication to quality, using the best ingredients from across the globe to create our macaron fillings. Fine French chocolates like Valrhona, and chocolates from Belgium, Switzerland and Germany are used, along with delicious fruits for a marvelous and glamorous final product.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2013
The Washington County Sheriff's Office has joined the social network. The sheriff's office officially posted its inaugural Facebook page on Wednesday, said Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office. The page will be used as a venue to issue news releases and announce community events, Hose said. It also will provide general safety and crime prevention tips. “It's just another tool for us to inform the community,” she said. However, the sheriff's office will not post road closures on its Facebook page, Hose said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | July 26, 2013
Corey Clopein died doing what he loved - fishing for bass in the Conococheague Creek not far from his Shinham Road home. Corey's father, James Clopein, said Friday afternoon that he believed his 25-year-old son slipped on a rock and drowned in the creek near the Fairview Road bridge. “He fished there the day before, too,” James Clopein said. “He liked to fish for bass. He liked anything that would get on his hook .... It was just a tragic accident.” Corey Clopein's body was found Thursday in shin-deep water, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.
OPINION
By LLOYD WATERS | July 21, 2013
When Bob Dylan in 1964 was singing his rhyme, “the times they are a changin,'” I really had no idea of the significance of his words. When you're young you avoid thinking of being old. And when you're old you have dreams of being young. Fast forward from 1964 and see how fast Facebook has impacted our world.  I avoided Facebook like the plague in the beginning. I saw it as something that caused more harm than good. How could you see the trees, stars, birds, all of nature, when you had your eyes fixed on a computer screen absorbing miniscule dots of information?
NEWS
July 12, 2013
Maryland State Police in Hagerstown will be the first barrack in the state to have its own Facebook page, the agency announced this week. The state police department currently has its own statewide page but individual barracks do not. Hagerstown's barrack commander, Lt. Michael Fluharty, saw an opportunity to reach out to more area residents and provide beneficial information, police said in an emailed release.  Social media are quickly becoming the instant news and informational sources for many areas, including law enforcement, the release said.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2013
Name of business: Southpaws Owner: Maria Mestre Address: Hagerstown's North End Opening date: July 3, 2012 Products and services: Southpaws is a pet-sitting and dog-walking service for the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Pa., and Waynesboro, Pa., areas. I specialize in creating custom plans that serve as an extension of the owner's regular pet-care routine. I review feeding schedules, walking routes, exercise routines, medication doses and attention requirements with all of my clients.
NEWS
May 30, 2013
A bear was spotted Thursday afternoon at Shepherd University, according to a Jefferson County 911 official. The bear was seen outside Stutzman-Slonaker Hall on High Street, the spokesman said. The bear went to Duke Street and crossed through some backyards before disappearing at a cemetery across from Shepherdstown Middle School, the spokesman said. A picture of the bear was posted on Shepherd University's Facebook page, and people were told to use caution. Police kept an eye on the bear as it moved through town, said the 911 spokesman, whose department was notified of the sighting at 2:14 p.m. - Dave McMillion
BUSINESS
March 10, 2013
Name of business: Art Shack, Baby! Owner: Kweli Kitwana Address: 180 High St., lower-level stairs, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Opening date: March 2, 2013 Products and services: A make-your-own arts and crafts shop offering a back-to-basics form of entertainment that can benefit a wide range of community members and area visitors. Every detail - including the intimate size of the space, the types of projects and classes, the “craft bar” and retail shop - meet creative needs, whether they be for families, individuals, artists or visitors to the area.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2013
Name of business: Sharp as an Errol Barber Shop Owner: Errol McCurrie Address: 835 E. Washington St., Suite 104, Charles Town, W.Va. Opening date: Nov. 15, 2012 Products and services: Specializing in ethnic hair. Men's and children's haircuts, designs, shaves, full facials, grooming women's eyebrows Target market: All ages, all kinds of hair How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? I got into the business because I grew up in my mother's salon watching her style.
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