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LIFESTYLE
December 30, 2010
Habitat for Humanity of Washington County is seeking items for its 2011 Dinner & Auction fundraiser on April 2. The theme this year is "Habitat Celebrates the Age of Aquarius. " Items can include unique experiences, crafts, services (cleaning, handyman, sky diving, etc.), vacation getaways, sports tickets, club memberships, golf packages, jewelry, children's items, theme baskets and more. Volunteers to solicit items are also needed. If you have an item or service to donate, would like to help with the event, or would like to purchase tickets, contact the Habitat for Humanity office at 301-791-9009 or hfhwc@verizon.
NEWS
January 15, 2012
Habitat for Humanity of Washington County's Women Build program will hold a bonanza Saturday, Feb. 18, at Williamsport Fire Hall. Tickets cost $40 per couple. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. It will include a home-style buffet dinner catered by Leiter's Fine Catering. Soft drinks and keg beer will be provided. The last ticket drawn wins $1,000. The first ticket drawn wins $40. Ticket No. 7 will be raffled off and put in the final five.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | July 19, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- For more than a month, Habitat for Humanity of Washington County employees have been enjoying its new offices at 100 Charles St. "It's not so much that we have more space but we have better designed space," said Kathy Powderly, director of development for Habitat. Since the agency began its work in Washington County in 1994, it has been using donated space at The Presbyterian Church of Hagerstown, which was involved in the beginnings of Habitat 15 years ago. "The church was great about letting us grow into the space they gave us," Powderly said.
NEWS
July 14, 2010
The Hagerstown Suns will hold Habitat for Humanity Night at the ball park Friday. The game starts at 7:05 at Municipal Stadium. Fireworks will be included after the game. Tickets cost $10 each and include the game, a Suns hat and Chipotle voucher worth $11. $3.75 of each ticket goes to Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Go to web.minorleaguebaseball.com or call 301-791-6266 and mention Habitat.
NEWS
February 2, 2012
The Hagerstown City Council has tentatively agreed to sell three houses to Habitat for Humanity. The five-member council Tuesday night unanimously approved the introduction of an ordinance to sell the houses to Habitat for Humanity of Washington County. The homes, which will be sold as a package deal for $100,000, are located at 226 N. Locust St., 25 E. Lee St. and 33 Elizabeth St. The city acquired the properties in 2006 and 2008 with Community Block Grant funds, according to officials.
NEWS
May 6, 2010
The 16th annual Pen-Mar Regional Association of Realtors Golf Invitational will be held Friday, Aug. 6, at Black Rock Golf Course off Mount Aetna in Hagerstown. The proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. Registration is at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start will be at noon. Golf costs $85 per player, which includes golf, cart, player gift pack, beverage cart, lunch, dinner and prizes. The format will be a scramble and rules will be provided the day of the tournament. Lunch will be provided and there will be a buffet dinner following the tournament.
NEWS
Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | October 17, 2011
Habitat for Humanity Women Build is holding a Longaberger Basket Bingo of Sunday at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 on Lappans Road, Williamsport. Doors will open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at noon and bingo games will begin at 1 p.m. Baskets are current and will be filled. Most have a protector, a liner or both. The 2011 holiday baskets will be included. There also will be raffles on baskets, tip jars and tiebreaker prizes. Seating is limited. Call Carrie at 301-582-8236 for tickets.
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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | August 29, 2013
After two postponements because of rain, the top two teams in the Greater Hancock Church Softball League played for the season's championship trophy last Wednesday evening in Widmeyer Park.  First-place St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, which went into the playoffs undefeated, emerged victorious, narrowly defeating second-place Warfordsburg (Pa.) Presbyterian, 6-4. It was a suspense-filled game, not only because of the close score, but also because skies were threatening with plenty of thunder and lightning overhead as the game neared its conclusion.  Congratulations to the St. Thomas' team.
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BUSINESS
August 25, 2013
Kool Smiles Kool Smiles, a dental-care provider in Hagerstown, has given more than $87,473 in free care in 2013 to Hagerstown patients for services above and beyond those covered by Medicaid and state insurance programs. Kool Smiles dentists determine on a case-by-case basis if additional free care is needed for low-income patients. Founded in 2002, Kool Smiles has 130 affiliated dental practices across 15 states and the District of Columbia, primarily in underserved communities that have historically lacked sufficient providers for the Medicaid patient population.  As recently as January, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported that approximately 45 million Americans live in “shortage areas.” According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, approximately 80 percent of dentists do not accept patients with Medicaid or State Children's Health Insurance Plans, or SCHIP, citing, among other reasons, low reimbursement for their services.  Kool Smiles helps provide a safety net for such patients, with approximately 80 percent to 90 percent of its patient population consisting of Medicaid or SCHIP enrollees.  According to the Pew Center's 2013 report, “In Search Of Dental Care,” each year in the United States, tens of millions of children - disproportionately low-income - go without seeing a dentist.
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.
OBITUARIES
August 25, 2013
Barbara Sowers Thomas of Briarwood Drive, Hagerstown passed away at her home Aug. 19, 2013. Born May 25, 1927, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Lauran Delk Sowers and Harriet Aline (Harman) Sowers. Barbara graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1945 and obtained a bachelor's degree from Western Maryland College in 1949, where she edited the college yearbook her senior year and was named Best All-Around College Woman. She later earned a master's degree in education from Western Maryland College.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 17, 2013
In 20 years, Don and Shirley Howard helped to put roofs over the heads of 30 families. The Chambersburg couple served as charter board members of Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County. After two decades of service, the Howards stepped down earlier this year from the board of directors. “We liked the people and what we were doing, and we liked getting people into homes they otherwise couldn't,” Don Howard said. Habitat for Humanity sells homes to partner families at cost and offers a home loan with zero percent interest.
LIFESTYLE
July 7, 2013
Habitat for Humanity of Washington County will hold an orientation/information session Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Habitat office, 100 Charles St. in Hagerstown, for those interested in becoming homeowners. Habitat for Humanity is a hand up, not a handout. Houses are sold to approved families through a no-profit, no-interest loan, which the family repays with affordable monthly payments. Those interested in learning more are encouraged to attend the meeting to begin the qualification process.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | June 12, 2013
A group of women training for employment in the construction industry participated in a Habitat for Humanity project Wednesday in Hagerstown. Members of the Step-Up for Women program in Martinsburg, W. Va., which  provides training to help women find construction jobs, worked on a rehab project in the garage of a house in Hagerstown's West End. Program instructor Patrick McCoy said that the project was a way for the women to give back....
NEWS
June 3, 2013
One of the best parts of my job is spending time with great horticultural minds. Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a state conference that featured not one, but two talks by always impressive author/designer/photographer Rick Darke. His focus was naturalistic gardens and design ethics. His premise is that true wilderness doesn't exist, but that wildness is a renewable resource that is all around us. In other words, man has left a footprint everywhere, but there is much we can do to preserve and restore what we have in our own backyards.  He encouraged us to take a broader view of our gardens as part of a larger ecosystem.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | May 1, 2013
A blessing of the foundation was held Wednesday for the third house, the first for a military veteran, in Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle's Auburndale subdivision. The house will be home to Robert Scott, 57, a homeless veteran who lives in transitional housing at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg. The house will be built in a week. Construction will begin May 13 with the ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for May 19. “It's my first house,” said Scott, who stood among the nearly 30 persons in the audience who participated or showed up in support of the ceremony.
OPINION
April 20, 2013
Officers who abuse authority violate their duties To the editor: As a correctional officer who has been involved in this profession for more than 21 years, I want to thank you for your editorial, “ Correctional officers must maintain higher level of authority, ” which was published on April 15. The constant negative comments and coverage of this profession can be draining at times. When a correctional officer abuses their authority, it affects all of us. I believe it was Sheriff Andy Taylor, from the old “Andy Griffith Show,” who said that “we sometimes get so caught up in being law enforcement officers, we forget that we are also peace officers.” This has always been my motto.
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