May 20, 2011
Hydrant flushing in Hagerstown which began on Monday, May 9, will be extended through Friday, May 27, city officials said. The affected areas are along Virginia Avenue, bordered on the north by Halfway Boulevard from the Valley Mall to Downsville Pike, including Halfway Manor, Marbern Road, York Road and Rench Road. City officials caution customers in those areas to check for discolored water which may occur because of the work, particularly when using automatic washing machines.
December 9, 2012
The City Ballet School and the Western Maryland City Ballet Company presented the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” on Sunday afternoon at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. The production, under the artistic direction of Danielle Horochowski, featured guest artists and International Ballet Competition winners Brooklyn Mack of the Washington Ballet and partner Jennifer Mendoza, as well as ballet mistress Amy Wrobleski. The City Ballet School, which is based in Hagerstown, attracts students from the Tri-State area.
February 15, 2013
Unity of Hagerstown is offering a Mindfulness Workshop, at 1 p.m. Sunday Feb. 24. Studies have shown that mindfulness skills are effective at reducing depression, chronic pain and stress. Mindfulness is the ability to become aware of one's thoughts, emotions and physical presence in the present moment, without judgment. Participants will learn to focus more fully on the present moment, recognize and focus on thoughts, emotions and physical sensations, and learn how to separate thoughts from emotions.
June 13, 2011
The City of Hagerstown will flush hydrants in the Halfway and Hagerstown areas from Monday, June 13, through Friday, June 17. Hydrants will be flushed in areas along Virginia Avenue bordered on the north by Halfway Boulevard from the Valley Mall to Downsville Pike including such areas as Halfway Manor, Marbern Road, York Road and Rench Road. City officials caution water customers in those areas to check their water supply for discolored water that might occur because of this work, particularly those using automatic washing machines.
June 14, 2011
Name of business: Glass Doctor of Washington County Owners: Kevin and Jennifer Cuozzo Address: 806 Frederick St., Hagerstown Opening date: May 1, 2011 Products and services: Full-service glass company (residential, commercial and automotive) Target ¿ market: Homeowners, business owners and vehicle owners How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? We have a location in Frederick, Md., that has been servicing Washington County for the past year.
June 5, 2012
City officials said hydrant flushing in Hagerstown will begin today and continue through Friday, June 15, in the following neighborhoods: The area bordered on the north by Wayside and Maple avenues, on the south by Church Street, on the east by North Mulberry Street and on the west by North Prospect Street. That includes such streets as Broadway, North and Randolph avenues, and Locust, Jonathan and North Potomac streets. Water customers in those areas, especially those using automatic washing machines, should frequently check their water supply for discolored water, which may occur because of the work, officials said.
October 26, 2012
Reality doesn't get much harder than being diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. A cruel and steady wasting of neuromuscular functions that paralyzes its victims inch by inch, it's often more kindly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease - named for the famous Yankee slugger who received his diagnosis in 1939. But there is nothing kind about ALS. There is no meaningful treatment. No cure. No magic pill that will reverse the symptoms. It's a taker - stealing the body's supply of strength and agility, the use of limbs and the ability to speak and swallow.
April 15, 2012
Hagerstown police were investigating an armed robbery Sunday morning in the 1200 block of Potomac Avenue. The incident occurred at about 4:30 a.m. Police arrived to find three teenagers who said they had been robbed of their wallets, money and electronic devices by three males, police said. One of the males was armed with a semiautomatic handgun, police said. Police said they were looking for three black males in their mid- to late teens, all wearing dark hoodies. They ranged in height from 5 feet 5 inches to 6 feet tall with small to medium builds, police said.
August 24, 2012
Hagerstown native and celebrity chef Justin Warner will appear at Washington County Community Mediation Center's "Come to the Table" event from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at LJ's and the Kat Lounge, 1130 Conrad Court in Hagerstown. The event a fundraiser for the mediation center and to raise awareness about the importance of mediation and the work of WCCMC in the community. The cooking school-style event features an appearance by Warner. There will be live cooking demonstrations and lessons, as well as a silent auction, live auction and raffle of high-quality, food-related and as well as locally donated items.
April 10, 2013
The record high temperature for April 10 was broken Wednesday afternoon when the mercury rose to nearly 90 degrees in Hagerstown, Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer reported on his website at i4weather.net. The temperature in the city reached 89.3 degrees at 2:11 p.m., beating the old record high of 86 degrees set for that day in 1922, according to Keefer's website. The record low temperatures for April 10 is 18 degrees, which was set in 1985, according to Keefer's website.