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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2012
More than 70 lifeguards from Maryland state parks showed up at Greenbrier State Park Tuesday for the 23rd annual Maryland Park Service Lifeguard Competition. “It's awesome seeing other rangers and lifeguards all together here,” said Cunningham Falls State Park lifeguard Joshua Edwards, 22, of Smithsburg. “This is my second year, and I wanted to come back to enjoy the time with lifeguards from other parks.” Competitors in the event took part in a series of competitions that involved swimming, running and carrying various objects.
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By MyLinh Hoang | mylinh.hoang@herald-mail.com | July 12, 2012
Planning activities to keep the kids occupied can be a little bit challenging, but it doesn't have to be. Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro is open during the summer and there are various activities for children of all ages. Park ranger Dan Spedden said state parks pride themselves in being very family-oriented, family-friendly with a family campground. "Our prices are low, we keep the place clean, well-managed and it attracts family and that's what exactly we're all about," he said.
NEWS
July 9, 2012
An 8-year-old girl was taken by helicopter to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Monday morning after she fell off a bicycle at Greenbrier State Park, Mt. Aetna Deputy Fire Chief Ricky Fleming said. Fleming said the girl was taken by Maryland State Police helicopter to the Washington hospital as a precaution. The accident was reported at 9:45 a.m. The helicopter took off at about 10:30 a.m. In addition to state police, the Boonsboro Ambulance & Rescue Service, Mt. Aetna Volunteer Fire Department and Washington County Emergency Services Special Operations responded to the accident.
NEWS
May 16, 2011
The annual Western Maryland Kidney Walk was held Sunday at Greenbrier State Park. Close to $40,000 was raised during the walk, according to a spokeswoman for the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland. About 200 walkers participated in the walk, which started at 1 p.m. and ended about 3:30 p.m. on a one-mile loop in the park, said Carolyn Smith-Kennedy, director of services for Western Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. “It was a very enthusiastic group,” said Smith-Kennedy, adding that the group completed the walk just before a downpour.
BREAKINGNEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 24, 2012
Five police agencies were involved in an unsuccessful search of the Greenbrier State Park area Sunday morning for a man who was involved in the theft of a Chevrolet Lumina in Hagerstown, and at one point was wanted in connection with a homicide case in Hagerstown, Maryland State Police said. More than 20 officers were involved in the search because, initially, the lookout call for the man had him matching the description of a homicide suspect, though Hagerstown police weren't sure whether he was actually connected to the homicide, State Police Cpl. Tim Lease said.
NEWS
April 15, 2008
Dave Harman of Frederick, Md., left, and Alan Folg of Hagerstown cruise into the dock at Greenbrier State Park's lake Monday after a morning of fishing. They brought in eight pan-size trout.
NEWS
September 2, 2008
BOONSBORO - A 3-year-old girl who was bitten on the hand by a poisonous snake Saturday night at Greenbrier State Park was recovering at Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., a spokesman with the Maryland Park Service said Monday. The child came into contact with a copperhead around 8 p.m. while camping with her family, according to Park Ranger Dan Spedden. "The child's family contacted the camp host at the camping site," Spedden said by telephone Monday. The host alerted the park service.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | August 7, 2008
BOONSBORO -- It didn't take long for the lifeguards from Sandy Point State Park in Anne Arundel County to take an early lead Wednesday during the annual Maryland Park Service Lifeguard Competition at Greenbrier State Park. George Bragdon finished first in the mile run, and Meghan Heil left everyone -- including the men -- in her wake during the half-mile swim. Heil, a swimmer at James Madison University, denied that she was brought in as a ringer. "I was just having fun," she said.
NEWS
by TONY BUDNY | July 28, 2005
anthonyb@herald-mail.com Whether the youngsters attending the "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" summer fishing camps have fished before or are new anglers, they each need only three words to describe the experience: "I got one!" Held annually, "Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs" extends to five weeks, with each week having a new group of youngsters learning about fishing. This week is the fourth week for the program this summer at Greenbrier State Park. According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Web site, in 1986, a Florida teenager wrote a letter to the Future Fishermen Foundation, one of the current sponsors and founding organizations of the program, explaining how he chose to go fishing and think through his problems rather than turn to drugs.
NEWS
By Kevin Gilbert | July 12, 2005
Brannon Boggs, 11, of Chewsville, collects a fish Monday from the lake at Greenbrier State Park.
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NEWS
June 12, 2013
Greenbrier State Park welcomes families to join its summer Junior Ranger Program. Those ages 5 to 12 will explore the park, discover nature and learn about the great outdoors with the guidance of rangers. Participants are grouped by age: Park Pals (5 to 8) and Junior Rangers (9 to 12). The program will be held each Thursday from July 11 to Aug. 15, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. The program costs $25 per child and $10 for each additional child from the same family. Greenbrier State Park is at 21843 National Pike.
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SPORTS
By WILL ROBINSON | will.robinson@herald-mail.com | April 21, 2013
As Freddie Mercury said, “Bicycle races are coming your way, so forget all your duties.” Well, at least for one day. More than 600 riders from all over the United States and Canada gathered at Greenbrier State Park on Sunday to race in the 10th annual Greenbrier Challenge. The event was sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau and organized by Potomac Velo Club. According to the Potomac Velo Club website ( www.potomacvelo.com )
NEWS
April 19, 2013
Craftsmen and direct sales vendors will have their items on display and for sale. Live music. Lou Scally will attend from 10 a.m. to noon. Event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Coffman Nursing Home, 1304 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, behind the Health Department. Free. Call 301-733-2914 or email bsimmers@coffmannursinghome.com . Saturday Plus: Severe weather Brittany Beggs, HMTV6 meteorologist, will present “Severe Weather Discussion: The ingredients necessary, and the difference between storm watches and warnings.” 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.
OBITUARIES
March 30, 2013
Harold Eugene “Johnny” Harne Sr., 68, of Hagerstown, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at Western Maryland Hospital Center. Born April 24, 1944, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late John Floyd Harne and Catherine (Miller) Craft of Idaho, and was raised by the late Ed and Lizzie Brinkley. He worked as a machine operator at Maryland Made Kitchens for more than 30 years. Johnny also worked for Larstan and J&L Concessions, where he ran concessions at City Park in Hagerstown for 25 years.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | October 7, 2012
Fifteen-year-old Callie Hagerman scared the people in her team when she flew over the handlebars of her mountain bike Sunday during the Buff Betty Woman's Only Adventure Race at Greenbrier State Park. Hagerman, of Alexandria, Va., was coming down a hill when she squeezed hard on her hand brakes. The momentum caused her to flip over the bike and crash to the ground, causing a scrape to her arm. “It really wasn't bad,” Hagerman said at the finish line. Competitors were required to carry certain equipment with them, including a space blanket.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2012
More than 70 lifeguards from Maryland state parks showed up at Greenbrier State Park Tuesday for the 23rd annual Maryland Park Service Lifeguard Competition. “It's awesome seeing other rangers and lifeguards all together here,” said Cunningham Falls State Park lifeguard Joshua Edwards, 22, of Smithsburg. “This is my second year, and I wanted to come back to enjoy the time with lifeguards from other parks.” Competitors in the event took part in a series of competitions that involved swimming, running and carrying various objects.
NEWS
By MyLinh Hoang | mylinh.hoang@herald-mail.com | July 12, 2012
Planning activities to keep the kids occupied can be a little bit challenging, but it doesn't have to be. Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro is open during the summer and there are various activities for children of all ages. Park ranger Dan Spedden said state parks pride themselves in being very family-oriented, family-friendly with a family campground. "Our prices are low, we keep the place clean, well-managed and it attracts family and that's what exactly we're all about," he said.
NEWS
July 9, 2012
An 8-year-old girl was taken by helicopter to Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Monday morning after she fell off a bicycle at Greenbrier State Park, Mt. Aetna Deputy Fire Chief Ricky Fleming said. Fleming said the girl was taken by Maryland State Police helicopter to the Washington hospital as a precaution. The accident was reported at 9:45 a.m. The helicopter took off at about 10:30 a.m. In addition to state police, the Boonsboro Ambulance & Rescue Service, Mt. Aetna Volunteer Fire Department and Washington County Emergency Services Special Operations responded to the accident.
BREAKINGNEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 24, 2012
Five police agencies were involved in an unsuccessful search of the Greenbrier State Park area Sunday morning for a man who was involved in the theft of a Chevrolet Lumina in Hagerstown, and at one point was wanted in connection with a homicide case in Hagerstown, Maryland State Police said. More than 20 officers were involved in the search because, initially, the lookout call for the man had him matching the description of a homicide suspect, though Hagerstown police weren't sure whether he was actually connected to the homicide, State Police Cpl. Tim Lease said.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE and DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com and cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | May 28, 2012
People jammed into parks and swimming pools and - despite scorching heat - others fired up grills, jumped on bicycles and turned out at favorite fishing spots during the unofficial start of summer on Memorial Day. Several orange cones blocked the entrance into Greenbrier State Park at about 1 p.m. Monday because the park was at its capacity, a park ranger said. Dan Spedden, park manager for the Maryland Park Service, said the park, popular for its camping and lake, regularly fills up over Memorial Day weekend.
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