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By ALLAN POWELL | September 6, 2013
For several months, while employed as a summer interpreter at Harpers Ferry National Park, I drove through the village of Bolivar and down the steep hill to the park headquarters. At that point in time, I knew very little about this amazing warrior for liberty or why a village in West Virginia would select his name for such an honor. Author Marie Arana, in her recently published “Bolivar - American Liberator” gives a colorful and sensitive account of one of the world's most dedicated protagonists for liberty.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 11, 2011
A Masonic apron given to George Washington in 1784 by the Marquis de Lafayette was the guest of honor Sunday at the 200th birthday celebration of the local Masonic lodge. The apron came home for a day. It decorated a wall in the upstairs meeting room of Mount Nebo Lodge No. 91 at 121 E. German St. from 1820 to 2009, when it was sent to curators at Mount Vernon to verify its provenance. The lodge was founded Dec. 11, 1811.   For decades, the Lafayette Apron was known as “the lost apron” among historians and curators at Mount Vernon.
NEWS
By LISA PREJEAN | April 3, 2009
Have you ever wished you could be transported to a another time period in order to experience life in a different era? Or, have you wondered how a person from a different era would react to present-day life? I was considering both of those scenarios as I walked the grounds of Mount Vernon earlier this week. Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, is 16 miles south of Washington, D.C., in Northern Virginia. Washington was a man ahead of his time, and yet he was destined to fulfill a pivotal role in history.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | March 26, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com "I think myself benefitted from the water and am not without hope of their making a cure for me - a little time will show now. " - George Washington, writing to the Rev. Charles Green from Warm Springs (now Berkeley Springs, W.Va.) on Aug. 26, 1761 For at least two of the nearly 30 sites along the Washington Heritage Trail in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, it's true to say "George Washington slept here. " He also bathed in Berkeley Springs, owned land in and around the town, supported industry throughout the Panhandle - and documented his connections to the area then known as Western Virginia in dozens of letters, diary entries and other writings.
NEWS
February 22, 2006
The Hagerstown Suns and the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau will present another promotional "first" in professional baseball. George Washington bobbleheads will be given to the first 1,000 fans who attend the Saturday, July 1, game at Municipal Stadium. Washington County was named after George Washington in 1776, becoming the first of 31 so-named counties in the United States. The Hagerstown Suns, the 2005 South Atlantic League North Division champions, are an affiliate of the New York Mets and are owned by Los Angeles-based Mandalay Baseball Properties.
BREAKINGNEWS
December 3, 2011
Martinsburg has won the West Virginia AAA state football championship by defeating George Washington, 35-27. The Bulldogs won their second straight state crown with Saturday's victory.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | May 14, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - An exhibit on George Washington won't be at the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library until 2003, but a full slate of activities is already planned. cont. from news page Most notably, author and journalist Jim Lehrer and his wife, Kate, also an author, have promised to take part, according to Martinsburg young adult librarian and exhibit coordinator Jane Levitan. The Lehrers live in Charles Town, W.Va. - named after George Washington's brother Charles - in a house that once belonged to the Washington family.
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Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | February 22, 2012
Happy birthday to our nation's first president, George Washington. On a recent visit to Berkeley Springs, W.Va., I visited the state park where George Washington liked to bathe in the warm springs. There you will find an outdoor monument which is an example of the primitive baths enjoyed by Washington on several visits to the area. Just look for the plaque which reads, “George Washington's Bathtub (1748).”   Salem Avenue PTA movie night planned The Salem Avenue PTA will sponsor movie night Friday.
OPINION
August 4, 2011
Alexander Hamilton has probably had as much influence on the development of our nation as any of the founders who met in Philadelphia. Yet he is relatively obscure compared to James Madison, Benjamin Franklin or George Washington. When he is remembered, it is likely that he comes to mind because of his death as a result of the duel with Aaron Burr in 1804. Forest McDonald, in "Alexander Hamilton," gives ample reasons to rank Hamilton as a first-rate mind and an indispensable force in achieving the creation of a strong central government and a thriving industrial sector.
OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | December 10, 2011
A good friend of mine called the other day and suggested that I write another column about courage. Now please understand that my friend was not suggesting that I am personally courageous, rather he knew that I had researched the human characteristic called courage and written about it before. Courage, a noun, speaks to one's mind or spirit and the ability to "face difficulty. "  The action most often associated with courage is: "bravery. " One can be courageous in mind and spirit and be or not be brave in action.
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By ALLAN POWELL | September 6, 2013
For several months, while employed as a summer interpreter at Harpers Ferry National Park, I drove through the village of Bolivar and down the steep hill to the park headquarters. At that point in time, I knew very little about this amazing warrior for liberty or why a village in West Virginia would select his name for such an honor. Author Marie Arana, in her recently published “Bolivar - American Liberator” gives a colorful and sensitive account of one of the world's most dedicated protagonists for liberty.
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NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | April 30, 2013
Revolutionary War Major Gen. Adam Stephen, Martinsburg's founder, was a rival of George Washington's in Virginia politics before he was removed from his post in the Army, his biographer said Tuesday. Stephen's dismissal after the battle of Germantown in 1777 and his subsequent return to what was then “back country” in the Shenandoah Valley are possible reasons why a portrait might not exist, University of Richmond emeritus professor Harry M. Ward said in a telephone interview.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 13, 2012
An open house celebration commemorating completion of a $300,000 restoration project plus the movement of 264 acres into permanent farmland protection status will be held Sunday at the Claymont Society's main mansion from noon to 2 p.m. The 34-room house off Huyett Road was built in 1820, the largest of 12 mansions built in Jefferson County by siblings, relatives and descendants of George Washington in the late 18th and early 19th centuries....
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | October 20, 2012
Summer baseball was worth the time and effort for Zane Schreiber. Playing for the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox, as several area players do, Schreiber made the most of his opportunities. The North Hagerstown senior caught the eye of George Washington University with his play, and following a visit to the school, signed with the Colonials. “Ever since I can remember, it's been a dream to play Division I baseball,” said Schreiber. Scouts flock to summer leagues, and the Red Sox always seem to have visitors, such as new GW assistant Dave Lorber.
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Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | February 22, 2012
Happy birthday to our nation's first president, George Washington. On a recent visit to Berkeley Springs, W.Va., I visited the state park where George Washington liked to bathe in the warm springs. There you will find an outdoor monument which is an example of the primitive baths enjoyed by Washington on several visits to the area. Just look for the plaque which reads, “George Washington's Bathtub (1748).”   Salem Avenue PTA movie night planned The Salem Avenue PTA will sponsor movie night Friday.
NEWS
February 13, 2012
Most people know that February is Black History Month. Many have heard of many famous and important contributors to the advancement of this great nation, such as Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall and many others. However, my favorite man contributed immensely to our nation and his race. He was a pioneer and advocate of agriculture, and by the end of this article, I trust you will see his contributions all around you. One of my favorite Americans is George Washington Carver.  From inauspicious and dramatic beginnings, Carver became one of the nation's greatest educators and agricultural researchers.  From an early age, he developed a keen interest in plants.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | December 11, 2011
A Masonic apron given to George Washington in 1784 by the Marquis de Lafayette was the guest of honor Sunday at the 200th birthday celebration of the local Masonic lodge. The apron came home for a day. It decorated a wall in the upstairs meeting room of Mount Nebo Lodge No. 91 at 121 E. German St. from 1820 to 2009, when it was sent to curators at Mount Vernon to verify its provenance. The lodge was founded Dec. 11, 1811.   For decades, the Lafayette Apron was known as “the lost apron” among historians and curators at Mount Vernon.
OPINION
By ART CALLAHAM | December 10, 2011
A good friend of mine called the other day and suggested that I write another column about courage. Now please understand that my friend was not suggesting that I am personally courageous, rather he knew that I had researched the human characteristic called courage and written about it before. Courage, a noun, speaks to one's mind or spirit and the ability to "face difficulty. "  The action most often associated with courage is: "bravery. " One can be courageous in mind and spirit and be or not be brave in action.
BREAKINGNEWS
December 3, 2011
Martinsburg has won the West Virginia AAA state football championship by defeating George Washington, 35-27. The Bulldogs won their second straight state crown with Saturday's victory.
OPINION
August 4, 2011
Alexander Hamilton has probably had as much influence on the development of our nation as any of the founders who met in Philadelphia. Yet he is relatively obscure compared to James Madison, Benjamin Franklin or George Washington. When he is remembered, it is likely that he comes to mind because of his death as a result of the duel with Aaron Burr in 1804. Forest McDonald, in "Alexander Hamilton," gives ample reasons to rank Hamilton as a first-rate mind and an indispensable force in achieving the creation of a strong central government and a thriving industrial sector.
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