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By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | March 15, 2011
With one quick swing, the Hagerstown Suns found themselves standing on third base. On Saturday, the Suns were notified that Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals' and the 2010 baseball draft's overall first selection, was sent to the minor league complex and designated to play for Hagerstown. “We are 75 percent there,” said Suns general manager Bill Farley. “I’ve been telling people that it’s exciting news. We are one step closer to seeing Bryce Harper in a Hagerstown Suns jersey.” Although there has been a buzz in the Suns’ front office for much of the offseason, it became more intense on Monday.
NEWS
November 2, 2006
Tickets for North Hagerstown's football game against Catoctin on Friday at Mike Callas Stadium go on sale today from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the school's front office. Tickets will also be sold at the gate Friday starting at 5 p.m.
NEWS
Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | December 11, 2012
The Clear Spring High School Future Business Leaders of America group is sponsoring its restaurant of the month today at Jersey Mike's Subs at the Shoppes of Hagerstown.   FBLA will receive a percentage of the proceeds collected on purchases between 5 and 9 p.m.  Vouchers for the event can be picked up at the front office at Clear Spring High School. Movie Sunday set at library On Sunday, the Clear Spring Library will host Movie Sunday at 2 p.m.  This month the library will show holiday classics.
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By BOB PARASILITI | August 28, 2010
Carol Gehr got a chance to experience something for the first -- and last --time of her career. She sat down to watch the Hagerstown Suns play baseball ... and she did it in rather historic fashion. The Suns celebrated as Gehr closed the final day of her 25-year career as the team's director of business operations with a pregame ceremony before Hagerstown's game with Delmarva at Municipal Stadium. It turned into a reunion of former Suns front office employees that ended with her surprise induction into the Suns Hall of Fame.
NEWS
April 19, 2006
Hagerstown Suns starting pitcher Jorge Reyes was suspended for 50 games Tuesday for violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. Reyes because the second Suns pitcher in as many weeks to test positive and be penalized for "use of a performance enhancing substance" by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball. The suspension begins immediately. The Suns and the Mets organization lost relief pitcher Waner Mateo for a similar infraction April 17 as one of four players who tested positive.
NEWS
October 21, 2002
Sharp quotes from "Sharp Students" Grade 5 "Sharp Students" at Sharpsburg Elementary School recently talked about the positive character traits and behaviors that set them apart as role models for other students. "I was responsible," said Virginia Lefter, 10. "I turned in all my homework. " "I listened to the teacher's directions," said Amanda Bussard,10. "I was kind and respectful. I didn't pick on nobody," said Cody Myers, 10. "I was trustworthy," said Bradley Benedun, 10. "I made a deal with the teacher to work harder and I stuck to it. " "I was loyal.
NEWS
December 17, 2009
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Bruce Allen is the new general manager of the Washington Redskins. The son of legendary Redskins coach George Allen was hired Thursday morning, shortly after the team announced the resignation of executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato. Bruce Allen has served as the GM with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also worked in the Oakland Raiders front office. He becomes the first person hired by owner Dan Snyder to hold the title of general manager.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | September 16, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. --The ear-splitting, rock-smashing sounds that are shattering the quiet of downtown Shepherdstown this week mean heavy equipment is crunching into the old Town Hall building at 104 N. King St. and the limestone foundation under it. Early next spring, a new two-story brick building will stand in its place as the seat of town government and municipal police department, said Shepherdstown Mayor Jim Auxer. The replacement building will cost about $1 million, Auxer said, paid for with the town's share of video lottery funds.
NEWS
July 15, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Cal Ripken Jr. is exploring the possibility of joining the Baltimore Orioles as a part-time adviser, which would ease his transition into a permanent position after his son graduates from high school in 2012. Ripken, who turns 50 next month, has been meeting on a regular basis with Orioles owner Peter Angelos and president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail. The conversations have centered on finding the Hall of Fame infielder a position in the front office on the team he played for throughout his 21-year career.
NEWS
by GREGORY T. SIMMONS | March 12, 2003
gregs@herald-mail.com Six Hagerstown Police Department officers and the Western Maryland Training Academy have moved into a new substation on North Potomac Street, giving the department a greater presence downtown and opening up space at its Burhans Boulevard headquarters. Lt. William C. Wright, who heads the new downtown squad, said the rest of his team is made of one sergeant and four officers who will have more contact with area businesses and residents. "I like the kind of policing that you need to do in this type of area.
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Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | December 11, 2012
The Clear Spring High School Future Business Leaders of America group is sponsoring its restaurant of the month today at Jersey Mike's Subs at the Shoppes of Hagerstown.   FBLA will receive a percentage of the proceeds collected on purchases between 5 and 9 p.m.  Vouchers for the event can be picked up at the front office at Clear Spring High School. Movie Sunday set at library On Sunday, the Clear Spring Library will host Movie Sunday at 2 p.m.  This month the library will show holiday classics.
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SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | March 15, 2011
With one quick swing, the Hagerstown Suns found themselves standing on third base. On Saturday, the Suns were notified that Bryce Harper, the Washington Nationals' and the 2010 baseball draft's overall first selection, was sent to the minor league complex and designated to play for Hagerstown. “We are 75 percent there,” said Suns general manager Bill Farley. “I’ve been telling people that it’s exciting news. We are one step closer to seeing Bryce Harper in a Hagerstown Suns jersey.” Although there has been a buzz in the Suns’ front office for much of the offseason, it became more intense on Monday.
EDUCATION
February 6, 2011
The third annual Cinderella’s Closet fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County is scheduled for Friday, March 4, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Health Occupations classroom at Washington County Technical High School on Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown.   The event is being hosted by the Student Government at Tech High. The event is open to the public and all are invited to attend. The snow date for the sale will be Tuesday, March 8, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The premise of Cinderella’s Closet is to provide formal dresses for students to purchase at reduced prices.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | January 18, 2011
For Brian Daubach, there is more to baseball than playing the game. “I’m just a baseball fan,” said Daubach, the new manager of the Hagerstown Suns. “I was a baseball fan even before I became a player. I just love being around the game.” That is part of the reason Daubach spent the last week in Hagerstown. He showed up 2 1/2 months before his players to help with the other passion he has in the game — the front office. The former Boston Red Sox first baseman and outfielder got a taste of the organizational side of the game while managing and working as the acting general manager for Pittsfield (Mass.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | September 16, 2010
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. --The ear-splitting, rock-smashing sounds that are shattering the quiet of downtown Shepherdstown this week mean heavy equipment is crunching into the old Town Hall building at 104 N. King St. and the limestone foundation under it. Early next spring, a new two-story brick building will stand in its place as the seat of town government and municipal police department, said Shepherdstown Mayor Jim Auxer. The replacement building will cost about $1 million, Auxer said, paid for with the town's share of video lottery funds.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | August 28, 2010
Carol Gehr got a chance to experience something for the first -- and last --time of her career. She sat down to watch the Hagerstown Suns play baseball ... and she did it in rather historic fashion. The Suns celebrated as Gehr closed the final day of her 25-year career as the team's director of business operations with a pregame ceremony before Hagerstown's game with Delmarva at Municipal Stadium. It turned into a reunion of former Suns front office employees that ended with her surprise induction into the Suns Hall of Fame.
NEWS
July 15, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Cal Ripken Jr. is exploring the possibility of joining the Baltimore Orioles as a part-time adviser, which would ease his transition into a permanent position after his son graduates from high school in 2012. Ripken, who turns 50 next month, has been meeting on a regular basis with Orioles owner Peter Angelos and president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail. The conversations have centered on finding the Hall of Fame infielder a position in the front office on the team he played for throughout his 21-year career.
NEWS
December 17, 2009
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Bruce Allen is the new general manager of the Washington Redskins. The son of legendary Redskins coach George Allen was hired Thursday morning, shortly after the team announced the resignation of executive vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato. Bruce Allen has served as the GM with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also worked in the Oakland Raiders front office. He becomes the first person hired by owner Dan Snyder to hold the title of general manager.
NEWS
October 27, 2009
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Sherm Lewis might want to go back to bingo. Or, better yet, he might want to apply for a job as the Philadelphia Eagles' play caller -- it's a much easier job with someone such as DeSean Jackson on your side. Jackson scored on a 67-yard reverse and caught a 57-yard touchdown pass in the first half, and the Eagles converted three turnovers into points Monday night in a 27-17 win over the Washington Redskins. Nearly all the scoring came in the first half of an injury-filled game -- Philadelphia's Brian Westbrook (concussion)
NEWS
By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615 | October 5, 2009
o Read more Kristy Smith columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Greetings, neighbors! Hope all is well with you. The fall brings many opportunities to be out and about.  A belated birthday wish to my friend, Kelli McAuley, who turned 8 on Oct. 3. Kelli is a second-grader at BES in Mrs. Hammer-Adkins' class.   Yearbooks available Calling all 2009 BHS grads: the yearbooks are in. Graduates and former students of BHS can pick their yearbooks up in the front office.
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