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By Bob Maginnis | May 20, 1999
It took a lot of hard work for Daniela Russu to win the Washington County Boys and Girls Club 1999 Youth of the Award. But the first step may have been the toughest - getting here, from half a world away. Russu, 16, is a native of the Ukraine, a country that was once part of the former Soviet Union. She came here with her family in 1994, in search of a land more tolerant of her father's profession as a Baptist minister. It wasn't easy. "I was 12. I had to give up all my friends and come to a different society and English was problem for me," Russu said.
NEWS
July 8, 2013
To support after-school programs across the country, JCPenney has launched a nationwide philanthropic campaign that invites customers to round up their purchases and donate the difference to Boys and Girls Clubs. The Boys and Girls Club of Washington County is one of the beneficiaries of the campaign during the month of July. The event will run through July 31. “There's never been a more important time to support after-school programs as a valuable community resource that helps to bridge the education gap,” said Jim Deaner, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County.
NEWS
August 2, 2013
Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples Inc., awarded $3,500 to Boys & Girls Club of Washington County under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations. The grant will be used to support its teen leadership program and club member reading program. The program sets expectations for teens, such as punctuality, dressing appropriately for work, and following club rules. The grants are part of a philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation, which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to nonprofit organizations that are focused on education or job skills.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
Valley Storage will hold a benefit car wash and vendor show Saturday with proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the storage facility at 201 All Star Court in Hagerstown It is locally owned by Todd and Tina Snook. The community-based event will include a free car wash (donations appreciated), food, raffles and lots of local vendors and businesses. The public is invited. It is a pet-friendly event.
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By BRETT NIEVES | brett.nieves@herald-mail.com | April 25, 2013
The Boys and Girls Club of Washington County held its 23rd Annual Steak and Burger Dinner on Thursday night that featured former Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover as the Keynote Speaker. “It means the world to me to be able come here and help a cause that's greater than any one person,” said Stover. Stover played with Ravens from 1996-2008 and retired from the NFL after playing the 2009 season with the Indianapolis Colts. He was part of the Ravens' Super Bowl championship team following the 2000 regular season and was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor in 2011.
NEWS
September 30, 1997
By JULIE E. GREENE Staff Writer Girls Inc. has suspended weekly swimming outings at the YMCA until the Y assures officials that it is safe, the after-school program's board president said Tuesday. Girls Inc. board President Angie Sievers said the group suspended the swimming outings immediately after the Sept. 11 accidental drowning of 7-year-old Kari Trumpower, a member of the group. She said Girls Inc. has demanded that the YMCA provide a written proposal detailing its safety measures.
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BY KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | March 22, 2002
Asserting they have "squatter's rights," a Boonsboro attorney and his wife are challenging The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, D.C.'s, right to 26 acres in Washington County that was given to the organization. Three plots encompassing 26 acres near Park Hall Road were deeded to the organization by the Walter Cinibulk Family Trust in December 2000. In February 2001, the Boys and Girls Club received a letter from Boonsboro attorney Matthew Leefer claiming possession of the property.
NEWS
January 11, 1998
by Ric Dugan / staff photographer Club director hopes to be an inspiration By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Tim Grove remembers how coaches influenced his life when he was growing up and playing on different sports teams. They gave encouraging words and pats on the back. Maybe without even realizing it, they helped shape his life and guide him. "All my life I've had coaches ... who inspired me. Hopefully I can pass on a helping hand or a listening ear like those coaches did for me," Grove said.
NEWS
July 21, 2013
Bonnie's Bus to visit Panhandle next month MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bonnie's Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit the Eastern Panhandle in August, offering digital mammograms and breast care education to area women. University Healthcare and the University Healthcare Regional Cancer Program are sponsoring the Berkeley County visit. Bonnie's Bus will be parked at Martinsburg Mall (south side, across from Allegheny Optical) on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. A service of WVU Healthcare and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in Morgantown, Bonnie's Bus is a state-of-the-art digital mammography unit that brings the most advanced digital mammography to communities in West Virginia.
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By DAVE McMILLION, Charles Town | December 24, 1999
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A total of $40,000 in state grants distributed Thursday in the Eastern Panhandle will help Little League baseball, a Boys and Girls Club in Jefferson County and improvements to city hall in Harpers Ferry. The Martinsburg Little League will sponsor the state tournament for 12-year-old players next summer at Oatsdale Park in Martinsburg, said state Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley. Unger gave a $15,000 grant to the local Little League to prepare the fields at the park for the tournament.
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August 30, 2013
Valley Storage will hold a benefit car wash and vendor show Saturday with proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the storage facility at 201 All Star Court in Hagerstown It is locally owned by Todd and Tina Snook. The community-based event will include a free car wash (donations appreciated), food, raffles and lots of local vendors and businesses. The public is invited. It is a pet-friendly event.
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August 2, 2013
Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples Inc., awarded $3,500 to Boys & Girls Club of Washington County under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations. The grant will be used to support its teen leadership program and club member reading program. The program sets expectations for teens, such as punctuality, dressing appropriately for work, and following club rules. The grants are part of a philanthropic initiative created by Staples Foundation, which allows Staples associates around the world to direct funding to nonprofit organizations that are focused on education or job skills.
NEWS
July 21, 2013
Bonnie's Bus to visit Panhandle next month MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Bonnie's Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit the Eastern Panhandle in August, offering digital mammograms and breast care education to area women. University Healthcare and the University Healthcare Regional Cancer Program are sponsoring the Berkeley County visit. Bonnie's Bus will be parked at Martinsburg Mall (south side, across from Allegheny Optical) on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. A service of WVU Healthcare and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center in Morgantown, Bonnie's Bus is a state-of-the-art digital mammography unit that brings the most advanced digital mammography to communities in West Virginia.
NEWS
July 8, 2013
To support after-school programs across the country, JCPenney has launched a nationwide philanthropic campaign that invites customers to round up their purchases and donate the difference to Boys and Girls Clubs. The Boys and Girls Club of Washington County is one of the beneficiaries of the campaign during the month of July. The event will run through July 31. “There's never been a more important time to support after-school programs as a valuable community resource that helps to bridge the education gap,” said Jim Deaner, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County.
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By BRETT NIEVES | brett.nieves@herald-mail.com | April 25, 2013
The Boys and Girls Club of Washington County held its 23rd Annual Steak and Burger Dinner on Thursday night that featured former Baltimore Ravens kicker Matt Stover as the Keynote Speaker. “It means the world to me to be able come here and help a cause that's greater than any one person,” said Stover. Stover played with Ravens from 1996-2008 and retired from the NFL after playing the 2009 season with the Indianapolis Colts. He was part of the Ravens' Super Bowl championship team following the 2000 regular season and was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor in 2011.
NEWS
April 17, 2013
Everyday in the Eastern Panhandle there are individuals making a difference in the life of a child. On Thursday, May 2, the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle will honor the memory of one of these individuals who touched the community and the lives of many local children. The Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle's 2013 Champion for Youth Honoree is Robert “Bob” Miller, a long-time Berkeley County resident and owner of Miller's Electric, who died of a heart attack earlier this year just two months shy of his 57th birthday.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | April 3, 2013
It's the place where kids want to be and the place where their parents can feel good about it. And, according to club leaders, the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle offers services to nearly 1,000 members ages 6 to 18 from the three-county area. The Martinsburg unit has 600 members, Jefferson County has 350 and Morgan County has 250, said Stefani Pierson, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle. On Wednesday, the club's corporate board of directors hosted a one-hour open house to showcase recent improvements made at the Martinsburg club, which meets in a city-owned former armory building at 105 W. John St. The event included a tour of a new ceiling in the gymnasium, new commercial kitchen and other improvements completed in recent years, Pierson said.
NEWS
January 8, 2013
The Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg (Pa.) are preparing to welcome many of the area's leading restaurants to compete in its second annual Wing Challenge at Chambersburg Country Club. Held on Jan. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m. and open to the public, the event will include wings from area restaurants. The cost of entry is $20 per person. All proceeds from the event will benefit the area's local Boys & Girls Club, according to a news release. In 2012, the Boys & Girls Club welcomed more 150 guests, or “judges,” to its first wings event.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | December 13, 2012
Thursday evening at LJ's & The Kat Lounge was both a reward for a year of participation and a lesson in etiquette for a group of young women and a young man from the Boys & Girls Club at Noland Village. The group arrived at LJ's in style, pulling up in a limousine provided by E.G. Specialized Limo Service. Once inside, they sat down for their seven-course meal with each setting having a dozen knives, forks and spoons on a wine-colored linen tablecloth. As each course is served, LJ's owner Alex Tiches told them before dinner, the diner goes from the outside utensil inward as the meal progresses.
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