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by JOE CROCETTA / Staff Photographer | June 20, 2007
Nevin Stevens, 8, of Waynesboro, Pa., sticks his head in the water fountain at Waynesboro Memorial Park on Tuesday in an attempt to cool down from the heat. In the background is Nevin's brother, James Stevens, 4.
May 5, 2006
The City of Hagerstown and Sunrise Rotary worked together to erect the fountain at University Plaza for the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown which is at 32 W. Washington St. City Engineer Rodney Tissue wrote in a memo that city staff recommended buying a Robinson Iron fountain for $30,000, including shipping. The city's half of the cost would come from a Downtown Beautification Fund, while Sunrise Rotary Club would be donating $15,000 toward the cost of a fountain.
July 17, 2003
A 26-foot fountain, pictured on the cover and photographed by Staff Photographer Ric Dugan, stands at the intersection of Main Street and Lincoln Way in downtown Chambersburg, Pa. The fountain and soldier statue were installed in 1878, a memorial to the more than 5,000 Franklin County residents who fought in the Civil War, according to a brochure of Franklin County Heritage Inc., an area historic preservation organization. The fountain was a prize-winning part of the French exhibit at the centennial celebration of America's independence in Philadelphia.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 23, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- A granite drinking fountain that was dismantled in November by a vehicle that crashed into it has been restored and cleaned, and Martinsburg officials are exploring options to further protect the almost-107-year-old monument. The fountain's restoration at the junction of West Stephen Street, and Virginia and Faulkner avenues, was completed last week by Hammaker Memorials in Martinsburg. "They did a real nice job -- besides putting the monument back together," City Manager Mark Baldwin said Monday.
By DON AINES | March 5, 1998
Fountain to get another facelift CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Just four years after its last renovation, the Civil War fountain on Memorial Square will be dismantled next week and hauled away for repairs. This time it was not the ravages of time, but bad drivers that a Lancaster, Pa., foundry will be fixing. Borough Secretary Tanya Mickey said Wednesday a pair of state grants and money left over from the last restoration will be used to do about $75,000 in repairs. "We no sooner restored it than we had a couple of accidents," said Raymond H. Depuy of Franklin County Heritage Inc., the group that helped raise the money for the restoration that began in the fall of 1993.
May 5, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Hagerstown city officials formally dedicated the fountain at Park Circle on Tuesday before about 60 onlookers. Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II and Denise Pennington, president of the Hagerstown Garden Club, were among the speakers who praised a collaboration between city staff and the garden club for making the project possible. "Never before in the history of Hagerstown have I seen something happen so fast," Bruchey said of the project, which took a little more than a month to complete.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 12, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A drinking fountain given to the City of Martinsburg in 1902 to improve the town square will be repaired after a vehicle crashed into it last month along West Stephen Street, City Manager Mark Baldwin said this week. "We're getting quotes to fix it," Baldwin said. The Nov. 13 accident at the intersection of West Stephen Street and Virginia and Faulkner avenues dismantled the polished dark granite ball from the monument's crown and the square blocks of engraved granite beneath it. The base of the fountain was moved but remains upright.
By JULIE E. GREENE | March 23, 1998
Sculptor to create 6-tiered fountain Downtown Hagerstown pedestrians will get a chance to witness a sculpture in the making this spring. Waynesboro, Pa., sculptor John Bottomley will be creating a 13-foot-high, six-tiered fountain in the front window of the former Tristate Electrical Supply Co. Inc. building at 38 S. Potomac St. Bottomley has been commissioned to do the piece for a funeral home to be built at Rest Haven Cemetery on Pennsylvania Avenue. He said he expects it to take him four to six weeks to complete the fountain.
November 3, 1999
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro Photo by RICHARD T. MEAGHER / Staff Photographer MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Robert and Esther Grove went to considerable effort and expense to buy and restore a 15-foot-high cast iron fountain that graced the town square for most of the first half of the 20th century. cont. from front page The Groves bought the fountain from the estate of a Windber, Pa., collector and set up it next door to their pre-Civil War home at 57 N. Fayette St. To make room for the fountain, they razed an empty church that once stood on the lot. The fountain, with water flowing down four graduated tiers, creates on the lot a park-like setting in which local residents are invited to take graduation and wedding photos or simply meditate.
April 15, 2009
The public is invited to attend an Earth Day celebration at Hagerstown Community College Wednesday, April 22, from 12:30 to 1 p.m., by the new fountain in front of the Career Programs Building. The free event will feature a musical performance by acoustic musician and HCC adjunct instructor Jennie Avila, original poetry by HCC students and a performance by students from HCC's Children's Learning Center. Following these performances, the new fountain will be officially turned on for the first time.
August 26, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013 GOLF Fountain Head Country Club Club Championship Men Championship flight John Sanicola def. Randy Finn, 1-up. Consolation flight A.J. Edmontson def. Mark Freeman First flight Dr. Wayne McWilliams def. Herm Whitaker Second flight Dick Gruber def. Dave Carroll Gold tee flight Dick McCleary def. Fritt Hill Women Championship flight Chris Randall def. Pam Telow, 4 & 3 First flight Shirly Moul def. Sally Reid PREP GOLF Clear Spring 206, Williamsport 236, Hancock 245 At Beaver Creek, par 36 Clear Spring: Joe Alexander 48, Tim Stoner 50, Garrett Hull 51, Garrett Embly 51. Williamsport: Connor Renn 49, Colin Osborn 57, Madi Renn 64, Austin Socks 66. Hancock: Kyle Kerns 49, Taylor Kerns 56, Joona Kielek 69, Chad Reedy 71. Boonsboro 176, Spring Mills 228 At Black Rock, par 36 Boonsboro (1-2)
June 30, 2013
As a result of Washington County student efforts, more than 12,649 phone books were recycled, saving 14 cubic yards of space in the county landfill as part of the Washington County Solid Waste Department's 2013 Phone Book Recycling Challenge. Leading the collection effort with a total of 3,458 phone books, the Washington County Board of Commissioners recently recognized the outstanding achievement of Fountain Rock Elementary School, this year's first-place winner. Fountain Rock Elementary averaged more than 19 phone books collected per student.
By TIM KOELBLE | | June 22, 2013
The starters on the first and 10th holes at Fountain Head Country Club will have plenty of early-morning company on Monday. With a 7:30 a.m. tee time on both sides of the course, the golfers in the 89th annual Maryland Boys Junior Championship will fire away for the first time in Washington County. “We are extremely excited about hosting this event,” said Fountain Head professional Jim Schouller. “The members were happy to have this event and give up a playing day to host this.” The Maryland State Golf Association will welcome 150 juniors from the state, including four local players - Aaron Staley, Kyle Huntzberry, Ryan Crabtree and Nik Steiner.
April 17, 2013
Mike Spinnler, director of the JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon, will be the guest speaker for the annual True Grit Awards Ceremony that will be held Tuesday, May 14, starting at 6 p.m. at Fountain Head Country Club. Tickets cost $25 and are available by calling the Hagerstown YMCA at 301-739-3990. The event is sponsored by the Hagerstown YMCA, Washington County Public Schools, The Herald-Mail Co., Cumberland Valley Athletic Club and the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | November 8, 2012
Slowly improving after one of the worst economic recessions in U.S. history, the country, Maryland and Washington County must move forward to compete in the global economy, according to economist Anirban Basu. “A lot of controversial issues out there, but I will tell you this: The status quo won't work,” Basu said. “The global economy is moving forward, with or without Washington County, so Washington County better move along with it. Maybe even faster.” Basu, chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group based in Baltimore, was the keynote speaker Thursday night during the 10th annual Economic Summit at Fountain Head Country Club, sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce and Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission.
August 26, 2012
Editor's note: Each Monday, The Herald-Mail will highlight an infrastructure issue or other problem and will try to find out what is being done to fix or improve the situation. We will not tackle situations involving neighborhood or domestic disputes, or consumer problems. A follow-up: In this space nearly three months ago, The Herald-Mail reported that Bob Hose of Hagerstown wanted to know if the city planned to fix a fountain in the lake at City Park. Hose wrote: “At one time, the park had a beautiful in-lake fountain that harmonized with the natural beauty of the lake and its surroundings.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | June 1, 2012
As the clock hit 11:30 a.m. at Fountain Rock Elementary School on Friday, it was time to crank up the last-day theme song. “Schooool's out for summer,” rocker Alice Cooper chanted on a recording over the loudspeaker as students left the building. “Schooool's out forever.” That's one part of the Fountain Rock way of embracing the end of another academic year with hugs, high fives and a touch of wistfulness. Shortly after the music came on, students filed out with their teachers - fourth and fifth grades through the side door, kindergarten through third grade from the front.
April 24, 2012
Calico cat found in Fountain Head Found - Calico cat. Where - The cat was found in the Fountain Head area. When - The cat was found April 19. Description - The male cat is white, black and brown. It has been neutered. The short-hair cat was not wearing a collar. Phone number - If this is your cat, call 301-964-3039.
April 18, 2012
A Borough of Waynesboro recreation area is scheduled to receive water service shortly before the dog days of summer. Northside Dog Park, which opened in 2011, will receive fountains in coming weeks. “There is public water available. All we have to do is run a line,” Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said. Costs should be minimal as only manpower and materials are needed, he said. The dog park has two sections to separate small and large dogs. It is off North Potomac Street Extended.
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