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January 24, 2012
This Valentine's Day can be even more special for your loved one with a singing Valentine delivered by a women's barbershop quartet.  Members of Freedom Valley Chorus will deliver singing Valentines for area residents and businesspeople looking for a fun and an exciting new way to send a Valentine's message to their sweethearts, family members, special clients or customers.  A singing Valentine includes two love songs sung in barbershop harmony, a...
LIFESTYLE
March 1, 2013
HEAL of Washington County is hosting FitWalks, a weekly walking group, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays at North Hagerstown High School track.   To register, contact Jenny Fleming at jfleming@healofwashingtoncounty.org .
NEWS
Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | January 15, 2012
Wells selected president of Locust Point group Perrin Wells has been selected as the new president of the Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point group. The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.  in the meeting room at Congregation B'Nai Abraham on Baltimore Street in Hagerstown. All are welcome. Lions Club Tuesday -   Business and administrative meeting, including a report on recycled glasses for Third World countries. Discovery Station Discovery Station will have a Titanic cabin, built to scale, on display Saturday at 2 p.m. as part of its Saturday Plus program.
NEWS
August 30, 2010
The City Park Neighborhoods 1st group will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel United Methodist Church at the corner of Howard Street and Summit Avenue in Hagerstown. The group meets to discuss how it can improve the surrounding neighborhood.
LIFESTYLE
March 25, 2011
The Senior Center at Girls Inc. is forming a knitting and crochet group. The group will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the center's library room. The center is also searching for volunteers who can demonstrate how to knit or crochet. For more information, call Kathy Fischer at 301-671-2368.
NEWS
May 18, 2008
Members of the Hagerstown Thursday Breakfast BNI Leadership Team and Membership Committee recently posed for this photo.
NEWS
April 24, 2012
Gateway Republican Women is hosting a meet and greet session with political candidates from the upcoming West Virginia primary. The event will be Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Ryan's Restaurant in Martinsburg. The following Republican candidates for Berkeley County offices have been invited: sheriff, assessor, Berkeley County Council and nonpartisan Berkeley County Board of Education. The meeting is open to the public.
LIFESTYLE
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | January 2, 2013
According to storyteller Faith Crumbly, her latest project is only a year old, and already it has a happy ending. Or at least a happy beginning. “We've been going for a year,” Crumbly said. “And people would get to meetings before I did. I was surprised at the interest.” Crumbly, a retired writer and editor with The Review & Herald Publishing Co. in Hagerstown, organized the Christian Storytelling Cafe a year ago. The group meets at a variety of venues, religious and secular, and welcomes the public.
NEWS
August 24, 2004
Green Girl Farm, of Big Pool, has joined the American Angus Association. The association, based in St. Joseph, Mo., said it has more than 34,000 active members, making it the world's largest beef cattle registry group. It said its computerized records include information on more than 14 million registered Angus.
NEWS
March 4, 2008
Hagerstown Choral Arts members rehearse Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hagerstown. The group will be performing at the church on Saturday.
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LIFESTYLE
September 6, 2013
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Md. 0077 Monday, Sept. 9, weigh in 7:15 to 9:15 a.m., meeting 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Call Patsy P. at 301-582-2292.   LIFE Lutheran Services Caregivers Monday, Sept. 9y, 1 to 3 p.m. LIFE Center, 840 Fifth Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Group associated with the Alzheimer's Association meets second Monday of each month. This month's topic will be nutrition. Light refreshments. Free; open to the public.
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EDUCATION
September 1, 2013
During the 2012-13 school year, the executive officers of the Washington County Association of Student Councils selected the Parent-Child Center as the nonprofit organization that would benefit from fundraising efforts conducted by county student governments. The major event was Miles for Mommies, a 5K race held on Mother's Day at Hagerstown Community College. The inaugural race attracted nearly 200 participants. “We are blessed to have amazing young adults in our schools who are willing to help those in need in our community,” said Gene Ebersole, student council association adviser.
EDUCATION
September 1, 2013
The 28th international convention of Alpha Delta Kappa, honorary organization for outstanding women educators, was held recently at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. More than 1,400 female educators from all 50 states, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia attended the convention. Representing Sigma Chapter of Maryland Alpha Delta Kappa were Bev Kriner, Sigma president; Peggy  Rohr, president elect; Mary Ann Kriner, Sigma historian; Sharon Chirgott, Maryland state recording secretary; Nina Wells, past Sigma president; Cathy Granthamz Maryland state treasurer; and Patricia Leonard, Maryland state Potomac District co-chairwoman.
BREAKINGNEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 29, 2013
An employee was killed Thursday in an industrial accident at Manitowoc Crane Group, according to a company official and state police. Rickie Lee Grimsley was killed when he was pinned between a parked crane and a crane that was being moved by another employee, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. No age and hometown for Grimsley were available Thursday night. Wayne Bunch, Manitowoc's vice president of human resources Americas, confirmed earlier Thursday that a worker had died in the accident.
NEWS
August 28, 2013
The five-member Washington County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to add four groups to its list of nonprofit organizations that could be eligible for county funding in the next fiscal year. The commissioners added the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Trust, the Community Life Institute, the Maryland Forestry Boards Foundation and Volunteer Washington County. However, being on the list does not guarantee that the groups will receive funding, county officials said. Prior to Tuesday's meeting, there were 90 organizations on the list.
BREAKINGNEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2013
The Fredericksburg (Va.) City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to endorse a proposal that could bring the Hagerstown Suns to the Virginia city, according to an elected official there. The proposal - a revised version of a concept recently presented by the Suns and a group of partnering investors - will now be sent to the team for their approval, Fredericksburg City Councilman Fred Howe said. “I am excited we have made this very important decision” to begin the process of bringing professional baseball to Fredericksburg, Howe wrote in an email late Tuesday night.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | August 27, 2013
Valley Pride LLC, a group of 21 family farms based in the Harrisonburg, Va., area, has purchased the former Good Humor-Breyers ice-cream plant in Hagerstown and plans to begin milk and ice-cream production this fall, according to a company official. Randy Inman, vice president of Valley Pride and Shenandoah Family Farms Cooperative, declined to say how much the cooperative paid for the property. During a ceremony Tuesday, at which Hagerstown and Washington County officials joined company officials in making the announcement about the purchase of the plant, Inman said it's been “a long, hard road.” The farmers have worked diligently to try to “fulfill this lifelong dream of ours to own our own processing facilities,” he said.
BUSINESS
August 25, 2013
A band of volunteers from the Sellgren Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, on Professional Court in Hagerstown, recently descended on Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Build work site on Lexington Avenue in Hagerstown.   They put in a full day of volunteer labor and brought along with them a $10,000 check from the Wells Fargo Foundation for Habitat.  This is the third consecutive year that the Sellgren group has volunteered its time and talents to assist Habitat for Humanity of Washington County in the fight against poverty housing in Washington County.
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