April 16, 2013
Business leaders gathered Tuesday night at Fountain Head Country Club for the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission's annual Celebration of Business. Dominick Murray, secretary of the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, and Mary Creek, co-owner of Palmyra Farm and Palmyra Farm Cheese in Hagerstown, spoke at the event. “What I want to help do is to let business do business,” Murray said, adding that the state wants to support companies that invest in the state's future.
March 13, 2013
The cast and crew of “Grease” is gearing up for this weekend's performaces. G-AHS will present “Grease” at the high school Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $5 and will be sold at the door. Doors open to the public at 6:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday. The cast includes Lauren Durniak, Madeline Heraty, Hailee Martin, Skyler Allen, Tabi Rudy, Nikki Garns, Noni Arnoult, Kayleigh Smith, Madison Durniak, Marissa Bear, Drey Hepfer, Paul Herman, Brady Smith, Noah Graham, Jensen Stoner, Skyler Rickett, Adam Oliver, Jason Yoder, Melissa Holmes, Grace Boscolo, Hannah Peterson, Alyssa Scott, Rowan Lewis, Breanne Carter and Hannah Boschert.
February 14, 2013
Hagerstown Community College is partnering with AIGA (American Institute of Graphics Artists) Blue Ridge to hold a graphic design contest called "stylUS. " "StylUS" is a poster contest where participants design an original piece of artwork based on a specific theme. This year's theme is "poetic pixels. " Designers choose lines from a song or poem of their choice and create a design based off that. The goal is to show the delicate balance between music and poetry and the visual arts in a beautiful and creative way. This contest is open to any designer in the Tri-State area including HCC students, staff, and faculty.
January 11, 2013
Historic and bucolic scenes from the Tri-State area taken by Kaplan University students will be on display at the Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc. at 4 West Franklin St. through the end of January. While the works are for sale, one of the photographers said what he learned will be useful in his career. “I can't put a price on what I learned in digital photography,” Bill Shatzer of Sharpsburg, a graphic design student, said Friday at a reception opening the exhibit.
November 11, 2012
Washington County Arts Council Chris Brewer is the new gallery manager/administrative assistant at the Washington County Arts Council in Hagerstown. Brewer is a local freelance graphic artist originally from Germantown, Ohio. He holds an Associate of Applied Science in graphic design degree from Kaplan University. He considers that he “has always been an artist,” and works in oil painting, sketching and other types of freehand artwork. Coffman Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center Coffman Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Hagerstown recently named Colleen Winters as marketing director.
October 28, 2012
Three students from Hagerstown Community College recently won the 2012 American Institute of Graphics Artists MockUP Student Design Challenge. Six colleges competed in this year's event, including Kaplan University, Shippensburg University, Shepherd University, James Madison University, Frederick Community College and HCC. HCC's student design team included Meredith Brown of Fayetteville, Pa.; Sarah Cimaglio of Williamsport; and Yun Lee of...
July 16, 2012
The Alsatia Club has awarded its annual scholarships to graduating seniors in Washington County. The Alsatia Club Foundation awarded two scholarships. Ashley Keedy from Boonsboro High School was awarded a $500 scholarship. Ashley is the daughter of John Keedy Jr. Ashley plans to attend Hagerstown Community College and Frostburg State University, and major in psychology. She hopes to become a guidance counselor. Also receiving a $500 scholarship was Andrew Shupp from Clear Spring High School.
June 29, 2011
Ashley Durboraw has been named the new gallery manager-administrative assistant by the Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Durboraw is a 2010 graduate of Kaplan University where she earned an Associate of Applied Science in graphic design. Durboraw brings experience in design, display, retail and customer service to the arts council. Call WCAC at 301-791-3132.
December 14, 2010
Tyler Notarianni Stephens and Khriste Green have been named December Students of the Month at Washington County Technical High School. Tyler is a junior enrolled in the biomedical science program at Tech High. Tyler's home school is South Hagerstown High School. He participated in the pre-international baccalaureate program his freshman and sophomore years at North Hagerstown High School, where his activities included student government, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Environmental Club and Honors Club.
June 15, 2009
High Rock Studios recently teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County to help students develop a new Web site for Children In Need, another local nonprofit. During May and June, the staff from High Rock took turns teaching students how to build a Web site from start to finish. The students designed the Web site on an iMac computer donated by Left Brain Foundation, an organization founded by High Rock Studios to help worthy local and regional causes. "Computer literacy is an important step toward bridging the digital divide," said Founder and President Rich Daughtridge.