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April 6, 2011
The Pry House Field Hospital Museum, off Shepherdstown Pike, in Keedysville, will be featured in  “Civil Warriors” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, on the National Geographic Channel.  The hospital is one of the locations in the first episode, "Families at War" as National Museum of Civil War Medicine Executive Drrector George Wunderlich explores the challenges and conditions faced by Dr. William Childs. Childs’ great-great-grandson Tim Sawyer discovers with Wunderlich the story of grueling hours and unthinkable conditions his ancestor faced as a Civil War surgeon at the Battle of Antietam.
September 3, 2003
Army Reserve reunion CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - All former Army Reserve members who were stationed at the Army Reserve Center on South Sixth Street in Chambersburg are invited to the annual reunion Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Hoss's Restaurant, Lincoln Way East. For information, call 1-717-264-3334. Nigh family FUNKSTOWN - The forty-third annual reunion of the Charles Beaver Nigh family will be Sunday at 1 p.m., at Funkstown Community Park. Each family should bring a covered dish and family photos to share at the memorabilia table.
April 7, 2011
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md., has announced the release of its latest television work in cooperation with NBC, as well as a program about The Pry House at Antietam National Battlefield to air on the National Geographic Channel. "Who Do you think You Are?" airs today at 8 p.m. on NBC, according to a release from the musuem. On the program, museum Executive Director George Wunderlich is a featured historian working with actress Ashley Judd as she searches for her family history.
January 22, 2009
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering two genealogy courses in early February. The first course, "Tracing Your Family Roots - Introduction to Genealogy," is offered Fridays from Feb. 6 to 27 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This introductory course is designed to help students discover the fundamental building blocks of genealogy research by teaching them to use the most current tools, including reference CDs and genealogy software such as Family Tree Maker and Legacy Family Tree.
By MARIE GILBERT | | March 9, 2012
When Nicole Bachtell talks about living with a rare cancer, don't expect a pity party. She'll have none of that. Instead, she prefers dwelling on the positives: the friends she has made, women who have become like sisters, the love and support of her family. She excitedly talks about a vacation to London and Dublin two years ago, recent concerts she's attended and her participation in a bicycle fundraiser. She goes to work each day, enjoys lunching with friends and driving her "sassy little 2012 Volkswagen Beetle - bright red and fast.
August 16, 1998
By MARLO BARNHART / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer [ enlarge ] A tribute to an uncle who died before he was born has opened up a world of family history for Justin Mayhue, the nephew that Clyde Jacob Smith never got to know. "I've been researching family history as a hobby for a long time," Mayhue said. Along the way, the Hagerstown man became particularly interested in one uncle who died in the Korean War in October, 1952.
by SCOTT BUTKI | July 10, 2003 Al Henneberger, a Smithsburg resident who does genealogical research, said Wednesday that an Internet site available for free to Washington County Free Library patrons will make the work easier and less expensive. People usually would have to pay a subscription fee in order to access all of the information at the HeritageQuest Online pages but as of July 1, it is free to users of Maryland libraries because Maryland Public Libraries paid a fee, Marsha Fuller, Washington County Free Library public relations coordinator, said Wednesday.
November 8, 2000
Genealogist helps people reconnect to their roots By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer Marsha L. Fuller said she feels like a detective - one who takes a "pit bull approach" to finding dead people. Fuller, of Hagerstown, pieces together clues that she finds everywhere from courthouses to cemeteries to help solve her clients' family history mysteries. In October, Fuller was certified as a genealogical records specialist by the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG)
December 23, 1998
To the Tri-state area's many "Christmas Angels," who realize that the spirit of the season is best expressed by service to other citizens and to their communities. To Hagerstown's Rick Wilson and his group, Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, which will provide the deer meat from 5,000 hunters' kills to serve an estimated one million meals to Maryland's needy residents. To the Berkeley County, W.Va. Commissioners, for their willingness to risk county workers' ire to save the taxpayers $2,000 to $4,000 by not scheduling Christmas Eve as a holiday.
By JENNIFER FITCH | September 13, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- For Stacy Spoonhour, Sept. 7 was at once her birthday, Labor Day and, perhaps most importantly, her independence day. Spoonhour joined family for a celebratory picnic that cool, drizzly Monday at Norlo Park. They indulged in hot dogs, baked macaroni and cheese, and sweet potatoes while observing Spoonhour's 29th birthday. The event also marked Spoonhour's second week out of jail. She engaged in conversation with her cousins, and enjoyed watching her daughter and son run around the park.
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