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NEWS
March 21, 2006
The Small Farms Workshops that were scheduled for March 23 and 30 have been postponed, the Washington County Extension office said. March 22: Maryland Pesticide Advisory Committee, Room 114, Wayne A. Cawley Jr. Building, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, 9 a.m. to noon. Agenda includes update on gypsy moth suppression, environmental public health tracking program and pesticide regulation program. For more information, call Mary Ellen Setting at 1-410-841-5870. March 23: Spring into Gardening, All About Chestnuts, Franklin County Extension office, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 25: Horsemen's Flea Market & Tack Swap, Washington County Ag Center, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 27: Washington County Farm Bureau, Extension Office, 7 p.m. March 29-30: Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference for animal nutrition, Timonium, Md. The equine session is March 30. Details are available at www.agnr.
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NEWS
August 26, 1998
By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer [ enlarge ] The silky webs look more like the work of Halloween pranksters than inch-long caterpillars, but drive almost anywhere in the Tri-State area and you're bound to see trees shrouded with them. The netlike webs, woven by fall webworms, are unusually abundant this year, horticulture experts said. "This is absolutely the worst I've ever seen," said Henry Hogmire, entomology specialist at the West Virginia University Experiment Farm in Kearneysville, W.Va.
NEWS
By DON AINES | May 5, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- In a nation where students are math- and science-challenged, where will the minds be developed to solve the energy crisis, combat global warming and meet other challenges facing the planet? Apparently, in the Fannett-Metal School District. Students from the pint-sized district have won the senior division for five years running going into last weekend's Franklin Science and Technology Fair. Fannett-Metal has about 600 students from kindergarten through high school, but more than 100 of them were at the Franklin Science and Technology Fair over the weekend at Chambersburg Area Middle School.
NEWS
June 16, 2007
"Shame, shame on The Herald-Mail, the editor and the responsible reporter for intruding on a family's grief. Sunday, June 10, front page reported the tragedy of a young man's death on his new motorcycle. The reporter said a phone call was made to the home and the mother wasn't ready to comment. How dare you disturb that grieving family, and what possible comment were you looking for? Try to remember you are a news source ... not a sleazy tabloid, and provide our community with more respect.
NEWS
June 18, 2007
"Shame, shame on The Herald-Mail, the editor and the responsible reporter for intruding on a family's grief. Sunday, June 10, front page reported the tragedy of a young man's death on his new motorcycle. The reporter said a phone call was made to the home and the mother wasn't ready to comment. How dare you disturb that grieving family, and what possible comment were you looking for? Try to remember you are a news source ... not a sleazy tabloid, and provide our community with more respect.
NEWS
May 27, 2008
Thanks, Herald-Mail, for the good coverage of South High baseball To the editor: As a fan and supporter of the South Hagerstown High School Varsity Baseball Team, I would like to thank The Herald-Mail for its consistent and complete coverage of the team's season. Your staff was always there to report the game's full events and is appreciated by the team, the coaches, the parents and the students. As a father of one of the players, I always looked forward to reading about the games the next morning.
NEWS
October 7, 2008
Unwelcome invaders come in all shapes and sizes, and the most annoying are what are known as nonnatives. If you look at most of these nonnatives, they were introduced by humans. As Pogo said, "We have met the enemy and he is us. " Established ecosystems have developed their own natural balance and controls over time. Plants and animals within those systems find this balance suitable for survival or they have been able to adapt in order to survive within those conditions. When nonnative species from other ecosystems are introduced, they can upset that balance and bring harm to the established plants and animals and the whole ecosystem.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | December 1, 2007
The sight of the flames licking the air, the crackle of the wood. The beauty of a virtual fire is that you don't have to worry about burning the house down. But the flames won't provide a heat warm enough to cover you like a blanket and the fireplace is limited to the biggest screen in the home. Real fireplaces require real maintenance. Professional chimney sweeps can be hired to check the chimney and fireplace, but let's face it ? not everyone is going to do that.
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