April 1, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA Achievers Banquet will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown. The event honors adults from the community who are positive role models. The Teen Achievers registered in the program will also be recognized. Keynote speaker will be Michael Markoe, associate superintendent for Educational Improvement and Innovation. Event is open to the public Tickets can be purchased at the front desk of the Hagerstown YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd, Hagerstown.
March 28, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA's Achievers Banquet will be Saturday, April 13, starting at 6 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel's Hager Hall on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. This year's theme is “Be, Believe, Become.” The guest speaker will be Michael Markoe, associate superintendent for educational improvement and innovation for Washington County Public Schools. Markoe leads system-wide initiatives that prepare schools and students to achieve maximum success in the 21st century. In addition, the following Adult Achievers will be honored: Octavia Harris, director of human services at Volvo Truck Operations in Hagerstown and Brenda Thiam, autism specialist with Washington County Public Schools.
February 15, 2013
1. 'Toast to the Twenties' The YMCA Hagerstown Gala fundraiser "A Toast to the Twenties," will be Saturday, Feb. 23, at Hager Hall Conference & Event Center, Dual Highway, Hagers-town. Cocktails at 6:15 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. Cost is $295 per couple. Tickets may be purchased at the front desk of the YMCA or from any member of the YMCA Board of Directors. Call Linda at the YMCA, 301-739-3990, ext. 4211. 2. Look to the sky "Lunar Odyssey" will look at myths and origin theories of Earth's closest neighbor, the moon.
December 2, 2012
An overflowing crowd gathered inside the entrance of Meritus Medical Center Sunday for a tradition known as the Tree of Lights, which recognizes the spiritual nature of the holiday season while highlighting an annual fundraiser for the hospital. The crowd was pretty remarkable since it was held at the same time the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers were playing, said Joseph P. Ross, president and chief executive officer of Meritus Health. “That's testimony to the strength of this tradition,” Ross said, joking to a crowd of about 200 people.
February 10, 2012
The You 2 Can Lose Couples Weight Loss Challenge will be held at the Chambersburg YMCA, 570 E. McKinley St., Chambersburg, beginning Monday, Feb. 27. This challenge is a chance to lose weight, get healthier and get in shape in a team-based six-week program that continues through Monday, April 9. Ages 18 and older, couples may be spouses, friends, co-workers or family members. Fee is $25 per person, register at the front desk of the Chambersburg...
December 20, 2011
The Hagerstown, Waynesboro and Chambersburg YMCAs have formalized an agreement that will allow the 16,510 members among them to use facilities at any of the three Ys. Now, a Y member who lives in one community and works in another can use the fitness center in either location. The changes go into effect Jan. 2. “We've looked at what opportunities we have to serve our members better,” said Alan Smith, executive director of the Waynesboro (Pa.) Area YMCA. Across the nation, the Always Welcome at the Y program allows members to visit any of the 2,700 locations.
September 11, 2011
Editor's note: Caitlin Kelch is a marketing coordinator and analyst in The Herald-Mail digital department who was living and working in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001. What follows is her account of that day and the impact the terrorist attacks have on her life 10 years later. --- To me, there is something deceiving about a beautiful late summer day. As summer ends, the skies take on a pristine blue shine on sunny days and the light appears nearly golden. This is when I start to get nervous.
June 2, 2011
Kids In Motion, a new program at the Chambersburg YMCA for kids ages 6 to 10, begins on Monday, June 6. Classes will include active games, running and yoga. Special guest speakers will join us throughout the eight -week session to talk about their active lifestyle and share some activities with the group. The session runs from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through July 28 (there will be no class on July 4). Cost is $30; $25 for YMCA members. Fee includes a T-shirt. Registration is available at the front desk of the YMCA. Contact Barb Houpt for additional information at 263-8508 or email@example.com .
February 11, 2011
Soulful Saturday Black History Month dance with live music; co-sponsored by The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs and The African American Organization. 8 p.m. Saturday. Knights of Columbus, 336 Garfield St., Chambersburg, Pa. $20 per person; $35 per couple. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 717-477-1616. Hancock Winter Festival Snow or sand sculpting, hat parade and other activities. Sponsored by Hancock Arts Council. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
July 11, 2010
Police: Man who robbed Hancock hotel dies in crash after pursuit HANCOCK -- Still coming to grips with a robbery at the Super 8 hotel where she and her mother were bound with duct tape and a telephone cord early Sunday, Kanika Ajmani said in an interview Sunday afternoon that she will never stray from her mother again. "We're not going to leave each other alone anymore," Ajmani said, holding her mother's hand as she described the incident. "I'm feeling very scared," said Ajmani's mother, Naresh Ajmani.