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by LYNN F. LITTLE | July 24, 2002
Do you experience an unpleasant reaction, such as hives or nausea, when you eat certain foods? If so, you may have a food allergy. Then again, you may not. Despite the fact that millions of Americans believe they are allergic to one or more foods, fewer than 2 percent of adults suffer from true food allergies. What is a food allergy? For people with true food allergies, the body's immune system is unusually sensitive to a protein contained in particular foods. When a food containing the protein is eaten, the immune system produces antibodies to attack the foreign substance.
NEWS
February 24, 2013
Activities and programs scheduled for Monday, Feb. 25, through Thursday, Feb. 28, at senior citizens centers in Washington County, Md., and Franklin County, Pa. (events for Friday, March 1, were not available): Maryland Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Bingo with Cora and Mae - Monday, 9:30 a.m. Food allergies with Ita Kavanagh - Tuesday, 10 a.m. Ring toss with John Garnand - Wednesday, 10 a.m. Crafts - Thursday, 10 a.m. COA Satellite Center 126-128 High St., Hancock 301-678-7163 Closed - Monday Morning coffee - Tuesday and Wednesday Sewing project - Tuesday Lunch - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Computer time - Tuesday Puzzles - Tuesday Crafts - Wednesday Bingo - Wednesday Coffee, tea and talk - Thursday Movie - Thursday Potomac Towers 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown 301-991-5168 Coffee, seek and find, and conversation - Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. Crafts - Monday, 9:30 a.m. Exercise with Lisa Bennett - Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Blood pressure screening with Homecall - Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m. Cards - Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. T/A bingo - Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. Exercise video - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Smithsburg 29 Blue Mountain Estates, Smithsburg 301-824-2183 Cards, dominoes or games - Monday, 10 a.m. Closed - Tuesday...
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 22, 2007
Even as more students opt for school lunches, the brown bag still has its fans, said Gary Dodds, supervisor of food and nutrition services for Washington County Public Schools. Prepackaged nosh, good ol' PBJ and last night's leftovers represent a cross section of typical brown-bag lunches these days. So said the Tri-State-area school personnel - food service directors, teachers and principals who have monitored the cafeteria aisles and have stories - who dished on what kids are really carrying in their sacks.
NEWS
May 28, 2010
Williamsport Days| Aug. 26-29 Editor's note: The listing for Williamsport Days on page B1 of Thursday's Herald-Mail was updated after presstime. Here are the new dates and activities: Salute to senior citizens at Byron Park 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Street dance 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. On Saturday and Sunday: Food, craft vendors, music and other events at Byron Memorial Park. Exhibits, films and tours at Cushwa Basin from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Williamsport charities.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | February 15, 2012
Maryland's public schools would be required to have uniform policies for treating students with life-threatening allergies, under a bill being considered in Annapolis. The bill, introduced by Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, calls for school systems to have epinephrine autoinjectors, or “epi pens,” should a student need a dose to counteract a severe allergic reaction. School districts would have to train employees on the symptoms of anaphylaxis, which can be triggered in a variety of ways, including a food allergy or a bee sting.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | December 1, 2010
The Green Sanctuary Natural Foods Cooperative Buying Club was what happened when a bunch of Washington County moms got fed up with driving to D.C. for groceries. Five years later, they say they’ve got more organic goods in their cupboard and more money in their wallets thanks to Green Sanctuary. The Hagerstown-based food-buying club affords members access to the same distributors that deliver goods to The Common Market, Whole Foods and other organic grocers out of Washington County’s reach.
NEWS
Lynn Little | August 20, 2013
Packing a lunch can save money, but that's not the only reason to do it. Involving your children in the process can help them learn about food, food safety, nutrition, health and basic kitchen skills.  Make packing lunch fun. Set aside “let's do lunch” family or one-on-one time. If time is typically tight in the morning, partially prepare lunch the night before. Plan a sandwich-making session on Sunday evening, wrap in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil, freezer paper or bag and freeze a sandwich for each day of the week.  Sandwiches made with peanut butter, cream cheese, processed cheese, luncheon meats or salad mixtures such as tuna, chicken or ham prepared with a small amount of mayonnaise freeze well and can be frozen for one to two weeks.  Freezing will help protect a sandwich, food safety-wise.
NEWS
By MARLENE SOKOL / St. Petersburg Times | February 25, 2009
Needing to kill some time one night, I wandered into something called the "All Kids Green Market. " Didn't make much sense to me, either. But the event, at the All Children's Specialty Care clinic in Brandon, Fla., was billed as a lesson in saving money while buying healthier food. I don't want to insult my children, who, after all, grew up at my table. But good advice is always welcome. And who wouldn't want to save money? So I got ready to hear about shopping the outer aisles of the supermarket from some health freak with a condescending attitude.
NEWS
May 21, 1999
"Today is Thursday, May 19, and another school shooting is being shown on TV. The only question in all of our minds is why? What is happening to our youth today? What gives them the right to take it upon themselves to invade the security and welfare of their fellow students? Their punishment should be nothing less than a cell on death row!" "I am calling about the flowers on Franklin and Winter streets. I feel that it is not an eyesore. You must not have had someone so sweet like Aleshia pass away.
OPINION
April 3, 2013
Pay attention to your food To the editor: Food is a small word, but is has big meanings. It can be our friend or our enemy. It is colorful. It can be a fruit or a vegetable, dairy, fish, meat or nuts. It can be canned, boxed, frozen, fresh packed, grilled or microwaved. Farm markets have food grown on farms and orchards. Food is in books, magazines and on TV. You only get one body here on earth. Do you live to eat or eat to live? We should eat healthy food and snacks.
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Lynn Little | August 20, 2013
Packing a lunch can save money, but that's not the only reason to do it. Involving your children in the process can help them learn about food, food safety, nutrition, health and basic kitchen skills.  Make packing lunch fun. Set aside “let's do lunch” family or one-on-one time. If time is typically tight in the morning, partially prepare lunch the night before. Plan a sandwich-making session on Sunday evening, wrap in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil, freezer paper or bag and freeze a sandwich for each day of the week.  Sandwiches made with peanut butter, cream cheese, processed cheese, luncheon meats or salad mixtures such as tuna, chicken or ham prepared with a small amount of mayonnaise freeze well and can be frozen for one to two weeks.  Freezing will help protect a sandwich, food safety-wise.
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OPINION
April 3, 2013
Pay attention to your food To the editor: Food is a small word, but is has big meanings. It can be our friend or our enemy. It is colorful. It can be a fruit or a vegetable, dairy, fish, meat or nuts. It can be canned, boxed, frozen, fresh packed, grilled or microwaved. Farm markets have food grown on farms and orchards. Food is in books, magazines and on TV. You only get one body here on earth. Do you live to eat or eat to live? We should eat healthy food and snacks.
NEWS
February 24, 2013
Activities and programs scheduled for Monday, Feb. 25, through Thursday, Feb. 28, at senior citizens centers in Washington County, Md., and Franklin County, Pa. (events for Friday, March 1, were not available): Maryland Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Bingo with Cora and Mae - Monday, 9:30 a.m. Food allergies with Ita Kavanagh - Tuesday, 10 a.m. Ring toss with John Garnand - Wednesday, 10 a.m. Crafts - Thursday, 10 a.m. COA Satellite Center 126-128 High St., Hancock 301-678-7163 Closed - Monday Morning coffee - Tuesday and Wednesday Sewing project - Tuesday Lunch - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Computer time - Tuesday Puzzles - Tuesday Crafts - Wednesday Bingo - Wednesday Coffee, tea and talk - Thursday Movie - Thursday Potomac Towers 11 W. Baltimore St., Hagerstown 301-991-5168 Coffee, seek and find, and conversation - Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. Crafts - Monday, 9:30 a.m. Exercise with Lisa Bennett - Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Blood pressure screening with Homecall - Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m. Cards - Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. T/A bingo - Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. Exercise video - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Smithsburg 29 Blue Mountain Estates, Smithsburg 301-824-2183 Cards, dominoes or games - Monday, 10 a.m. Closed - Tuesday...
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | December 16, 2012
As the evening light dims and the sky turns a deep navy blue, a line begins to form outside the First Church of God and Saints of Christ Church in downtown Hagerstown. A woman holds her young son, an elderly man stands alone and a middle-aged couple huddles close together, guarding against the raw December air. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m., but people have started arriving well in advance, not for church services or a music program, but for the most basic of needs - an opportunity to eat a hot, homecooked meal.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | February 15, 2012
Maryland's public schools would be required to have uniform policies for treating students with life-threatening allergies, under a bill being considered in Annapolis. The bill, introduced by Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, calls for school systems to have epinephrine autoinjectors, or “epi pens,” should a student need a dose to counteract a severe allergic reaction. School districts would have to train employees on the symptoms of anaphylaxis, which can be triggered in a variety of ways, including a food allergy or a bee sting.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | December 1, 2010
The Green Sanctuary Natural Foods Cooperative Buying Club was what happened when a bunch of Washington County moms got fed up with driving to D.C. for groceries. Five years later, they say they’ve got more organic goods in their cupboard and more money in their wallets thanks to Green Sanctuary. The Hagerstown-based food-buying club affords members access to the same distributors that deliver goods to The Common Market, Whole Foods and other organic grocers out of Washington County’s reach.
NEWS
May 28, 2010
Williamsport Days| Aug. 26-29 Editor's note: The listing for Williamsport Days on page B1 of Thursday's Herald-Mail was updated after presstime. Here are the new dates and activities: Salute to senior citizens at Byron Park 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Street dance 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. On Saturday and Sunday: Food, craft vendors, music and other events at Byron Memorial Park. Exhibits, films and tours at Cushwa Basin from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds to benefit Williamsport charities.
NEWS
By MARLENE SOKOL / St. Petersburg Times | February 25, 2009
Needing to kill some time one night, I wandered into something called the "All Kids Green Market. " Didn't make much sense to me, either. But the event, at the All Children's Specialty Care clinic in Brandon, Fla., was billed as a lesson in saving money while buying healthier food. I don't want to insult my children, who, after all, grew up at my table. But good advice is always welcome. And who wouldn't want to save money? So I got ready to hear about shopping the outer aisles of the supermarket from some health freak with a condescending attitude.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 22, 2007
Even as more students opt for school lunches, the brown bag still has its fans, said Gary Dodds, supervisor of food and nutrition services for Washington County Public Schools. Prepackaged nosh, good ol' PBJ and last night's leftovers represent a cross section of typical brown-bag lunches these days. So said the Tri-State-area school personnel - food service directors, teachers and principals who have monitored the cafeteria aisles and have stories - who dished on what kids are really carrying in their sacks.
NEWS
by CHRIS CARTER / Staff Correspondent | May 9, 2007
Not a day goes by that Grace Academy's Tim Carver doesn't worry about his health. Born with the inability to process proteins, Carver must maintain a strict diet because of his dozens of food allergies - even the slightest stray could be fatal. While he realizes the seriousness of his disorder, Carver refuses to let it take control. It is that reason that Carver was one of 14 Washington County student athletes to be awarded the 2007 True Grit Award at Fountain Head Country Club on Tuesday night.
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