August 21, 2013
To honor the leaders of Maryland's agricultural community, the Maryland Department of Agriculture is accepting nominations of farmers and farm families for the Governor's Agriculture Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to one of the state's leading industry. Any farm family that derives its income principally from farming is eligible for the award. “Every year we honor at least one outstanding farmer or farm family who represents the hard work and dedication of all Maryland farmers,” said Gov. Martin O'Malley.
July 27, 2013
Honor, humility, respect and gratitude. Those were the best four words to describe the six newest members of the Washington County Sports Hall of Fame, inducted at Saturday's banquet at Elks Lodge No. 378. But the big theme of the night seemed to be “Pay it forward.” “Anybody who's achieved anything of course owes it in part to their own skill, but its also because someone had an impact on them,” said inductee Jim Schlossnagle....
July 13, 2013
The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members at its annual banquet July 27 at Elks Lodge No. 378 on Robinwood Drive near Hagerstown. The Class of 2013 includes: Edgar “Whiskey” Barr Barr, who died in 1977, was considered one of the top baseball players in Washington County in the late 1930s and 1940s. He got his first taste of professional ball with the Welch Miners of the Mountain State League in 1937. He had tryouts with the Washington Senators and Detroit Tigers and also played briefly in Bluefield, W.Va., before settling into the baseball scene in Washington County.
June 2, 2013
Myers Building Systems, a general construction company in Clear Spring, recently was honored by Varco Pruden Buildings, one of the nation's leading providers of steel building structures. Myers Building Systems' construction project, Blue Goose Bakery and Fruit Market at 557 E. Main St. in Hancock, was selected for Varco Pruden's 2013 Hall of Fame. The annual Hall of Fame accepts entries from authorized Varco Pruden builders throughout North America. Projects selected for the honor are chosen based on criteria including unique design, quality of construction and effective use of materials.
February 15, 2013
The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame Inc. is seeking nominations of state residents 65 and older who have volunteered and made outstanding contributions to improve the lives of others in the community. Nominations will be reviewed, and up to 50 nominees will be selected for induction into the 2013 Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Nomination forms must be postmarked by April 30. Nomination forms and details for eligibility are available by written request to MSCHF, 800 Southerly Road, Box 1, Towson, MD 21286-8403 or can be found at www.mschf.org .
January 10, 2013
Major League Baseball's all-time leader in home runs and MVP awards, the all-time leader in Cy Young Awards, and the only player to hit more than 60 home runs in three different seasons were on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot this year. Despite those accomplishments, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were not voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and many area residents were just fine with that because of the players' connections to performance-enhancing drugs. “If you can't play by the rules, you don't belong in that elite class,” Hagerstown resident Richard Schwartz, 51, said.
October 15, 2012
Rachel Powell of Boonsboro will perform with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans dance group at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Md., on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. She is a 2009 graduate of Boonsboro High School. The Tamburitzans is a multicultural song and dance company. The world-renowned troupe is made up of about 30 dancers. The group is dedicated to the performance and preservation of the music, songs and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring folk cultures.
August 21, 2012
The local NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition will be returning to North Hagerstown High School this year on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. Junior Hubs president Ron Thomas is taking over the event from last year's organizer, Randy Franklin. “We registered with USA Football and they gave us a whole gameplan,” said Thomas. “We want exposure in this area, we're trying to do that.” NFL Punt, Pass and Kick is a competition for boys and girls ages 6-15, in which each competitor gets one punt, pass and kick and the distances of all three are combined for each individual's final score.
August 13, 2012
The deadline for nominating farmers and farm families for the Governor's Agriculture Hall of Fame has been extended to Aug. 31 to give Maryland residents more time to prepare nominations. The hall honors the leaders of Maryland's thriving agricultural community and pays tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to Maryland agriculture. Any farm family that derives its income principally from farming is eligible for the award. Since 1991, when the Hall of Fame was established, 42 farm families from 22 counties have been honored for their high standards of conduct; personal values; contributions to their community; and performance, leadership, innovation and achievement in agriculture.
July 20, 2012
The Washington County Sports Hall of Fame has announced its scholarship winners in advance of its annual dinner and induction ceremonies tonight. The award winners: Dylan Dopson, North Hagerstown - Harry L. Cunningham Jr. Male Athlete of the Year Danielle Harbaugh, Smithsburg - Sara “Skip” Ward Female Athlete of the Year Shane Fritts, Smithsburg, and David Wilbraham, Boonsboro - Aaron “Major” Steiner Golf Scholarships ...