February 13, 2012
Rail trail in south end of Washington County a great idea To the editor: I heartily commend Tim Rowland and Marguerite Klein for their informed endorsement of the proposed Civil War Rail Trail. It seems to me especially significant that Ms. Klein is a resident of South County, and I hope that she speaks for the majority who live in that beautiful section of Washington County, since when the idea was floated two decades ago, some vocal residents voiced great opposition.
March 5, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Carole L. Malin hopes flower pots being mounted onto 36 Main Street lampposts and watered by volunteers will be the catalyst for more vibrancy downtown. "Some of the retailers are looking at putting flower baskets or window pots in to complement (the ones on lampposts). If they do that, they will just add more color," said Malin, who is the Main Street Manager through the nonprofit organization MainStreet Waynesboro Inc. She is excited by the enthusiasm of volunteers who have signed up to water the flowers and hopes more call her at 717-762-0397.
July 13, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - You don't have to wait until Sunday to get locally grown produce, cut flowers, plants, jams and jellies and baked goods. The Thursday Berkeley Springs Farmers Market opened for the first time on a weekday, and will be open every Thursday through Oct. 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. Vendor booths were set up on the southwest side of Fairfax Street, next to the Berkeley Springs State Park. Larry Lower, the market coordinator, said "we had five vendors today, and we are working on adding more.
May 7, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but Thursday's Maymart featured perhaps more rain than flowers. Despite the wet morning weather, vendors and customers seemed cheerful as they huddled under tents in Public Square. Vendors offered everything from handmade jewelry to homemade pies at the annual event, which kicks off the outdoor market season. Verna Raynor was selling jewelry at her booth, The Secret Life of Beads. Raynor, of Hagerstown, said it rained at last year's Maymart, too. "It's OK with me if it stops now," she said.
June 2, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - For the fourth consecutive year, members of Girl Scout Troop 282 of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church weeded, planted and mulched flowers around the historic band shell at Byron Memorial Park. Approximately 12 Scouts participated in the project, earning a community service badge. Following the planting, the troop used the band shell for its regular meeting to discuss future activities. Sponsors for the event were The Town of Williamsport, Greensburg Market, Gerald Taylor and Jeff Cline/Roger Fairborn Real Estate.
May 23, 2009
Ollie M. "O.J. " James, 93, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Friday, May 22, 2009, at City Hospital, Martinsburg. The family will receive friends Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Martinsburg, and Tuesday at Westview Baptist Church before the service, which will be at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Westview Baptist Church, Building Fund, 301 S. Louisiana Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401.
October 19, 2012
Eunice Irene Lesher Renicker, 90, formerly of South Main Street, Chambersburg, Pa., died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Browns Mill Meeting House, Chambersburg. The service will be Monday at 2 p.m. Browns Mill Meeting House. Burial will be in Browns Mill Cemetery, Kauffman, Pa. The family requests that flowers be omitted. Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa.
May 22, 2005
People often ask how I come up with column ideas. The answer is: I'm not sure. Writing a weekly column is fraught with temptations and diversions - rather like finding one's way through a maze. There, in the middle, is an idea. I turn this way and that, trying to get to the center, sometimes the wrong turn proves to be far more interesting than the original idea in the middle. This journey along unfamiliar pathways is made difficult by the lure of more than 600 garden books that crowd the shelves in my office and the infinite number of plant Web sites on the internet.
December 2, 2012
Helen Hammer, 93, formerly of Hagerstown, died Nov. 24, 2012, at Green Valley Nursing Home in Perry, Okla. She was married to Elwood Hammer, who preceded her death in 1987. She is survived by two daughters, Sandy Bilby, and Jo Ahalt and husband, Rudell; and a son, Kenneth Hammer and wife, Cindy. There will be a celebration of remembrance Dec. 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Bethel UCC in Elkton, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethel United Church of Christ, 2451 Bethel Church Road, Elkton, VA 22827.
October 2, 2012
Beryl V. (nee Lyons) Light, age 87, of Timonium, Md., formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late William T. Light Sr.; devoted mother of William T. Light Jr. and his wife, Linda, of Cockeysville, Md.; and grandmother of Erika L. Carpenter of Cockeysville. A memorial service is being planned for a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hagerstown VFW. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.peacefulalternatives.com .