April 30, 2013
Gene Alden O'Dell, 76, of Hagerstown, Md., died April 26, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born May 25, 1936, in Quinwood, W.Va., he was the son of the late Lundy B. and Edith M. (Jones) O'Dell. Gene served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1954 to 1957, during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service Medal. Gene worked as a truck driver for Pony Express and Halls Motor Transit. He received driving awards for 15 years with no accident and million-mile safe driving.
March 17, 2013
Buckets that collapse, a variety of locally made cheeses, and advice about compost and rain barrels could be found among the displays of colorful flowers and garden-themed decor Sunday at the Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association's 19th annual Flower & Garden Show. One of the tables closest to the show entrance in the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center was for the master gardeners of Washington County. One man who came in Sunday morning asked how to treat bagworms, said master gardener Linda Shelbert, who lives in the Mount Aetna area.
March 16, 2013
A Pennsylvania business selling appliances and artwork m ade out of leaves is one of the vendors participating in this weekend's 19th annual Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association Flower & Garden Show. The event started Saturday and continues today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at HCC's Athletic, Recreation and Community Center. Gay Iapalucci, owner of Leaf Me Alone of Bedford, Pa., takes real leaves, turns them over and blends concrete mixtures with them. After that, they are painted and can be sold as various products, including a bird bath, a Lazy Susan or even a patio table.
March 13, 2013
Mrs. Rebecca L. Leatherman, 91, of Wolfsville, Md., entered peacefully into eternal life on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born May 30, 1921, near Middletown, Md., Rebecca was the daughter of the late George Edgar and Edna Irene Palmer Shank. Upon the passing of her parents, Rebecca resided in Hagerstown with her Uncle Leon and Aunt Eva Brandenburg Palmer and also Mr. and Mrs. William H. Brandenburg near Wolfsville. She was the wife of the late Carroll Charles Leatherman, who passed in May 1991.
March 9, 2013
After five years of exhibiting her wares at the Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association's Flower and Garden Show, Jessica Snyder expects lots of good days for her business after the event concludes. "We generally get really busy right after the flower and garden show," said Snyder, describing it as a spring kickoff of sorts for her business, Guten Tag, at 4 Frederick Road in Funkstown. The HCC Flower and Garden Show will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center.
February 13, 2013
Bob and Kathy Walters of Greencastle, Pa., plan to celebrate Valentine's Day by traveling to Hawaii. They also will be celebrating their one-year anniversary, and Kathy Walters, 62, described the trip, which will begin Friday, as “romantic” and a chance for them to show their love for each other. “We got married out there so it's a special place for us,” she said. The couple, who got married on Feb. 21, 2012, is heading for Kona, Hawaii, which Bob Walters, 67, said is “as close to paradise as you could get.” Not everyone is setting out for exotic places, but couples across the Tri-State area have a variety of plans for celebrating Valentine's Day, ranging from vacations to dinner and flowers.
February 12, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 BOYS BASKETBALL Justin Osoro scored a school-record 44 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to lead Highland View Academy in a 97-38 rout of Fulton County Christian on Tuesday. Hunter Sorensen had 12 points and Luis Mendoza, Arthur Thomas and Ray Fisher had 10 points each for the Tartans (21-7). Skyler Gordon had 20 points and Caleb Gingerich had 14 points, 11 rebounds and four steals for the Chargers (4-11). Osoro broke the previous school record of 38 points set by Ian Magambo.
January 6, 2013
Virginia J. "Ginny" Goslin, 92, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, surrounded by her daughter and granddaughters. She was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Hagerstown. Virginia was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Anna M. Butts Johnson. Virginia was the wife of Bayard W. Goslin, who passed away June 19, 1972. Virginia was a member of Oak Ridge Garden Club and Southside Bowling League, and enjoyed birds, flowers, word-search puzzles, soap operas, and crab cakes and beer at Chic's Seafood in Hagerstown.
December 23, 2012
Residents of Maryland can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two goldenraintrees. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Feb. 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions.
December 21, 2012
Ray Dale Sweitzer Jr., 43, of Hagerstown, Md., and formerly of Swanton, Md., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at his home. He was born Sept. 16, 1969, in Cheverly, Md., to Maureen Lee Kyle Vandevander of Kerns, W.Va., and the late Ray Dale Sweitzer Sr. He was a graduate of Southern Garrett High School. He was previously employed by D.M. Bowman, Williamsport, Md. He was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include, besides his mother, his stepfather, Benny J. Vandevander of Kerns.