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September 5, 2011
Dance classes offered this fall This fall, the Continuing Education and Community Services Division at Hagerstown Community College will offer a variety of dancing classes for all ages and skill levels. Courses include "Ballroom Dancing - Beginning," "Swing Dancing - Beginning" and "Middle Eastern Dancing. " "Ballroom Dancing - Beginning" will be offered on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 13 and ending Dec. 13. "Swing Dancing - Beginning" will be offered on Mondays from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m., beginning Oct. 10 and ending Oct. 31. "Middle Eastern Dancing" will be offered on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Sept.
May 20, 2011
Hagerstown Community College recently held its annual adult education commencement ceremony. The following students graduated from the General Educational Development and External Diploma programs. GED graduates  Boonsboro — Ryan Hinkle, Amanda Moore  Clear Spring — Joshua Jacobs  Frederick, Md. — Pamela Clark   Funkstown — Williams Williamson Jr.   Hagerstown — James Ancell, Jasmine Armstrong, Andrew Austin, George Casper, Amanda Coller, Kimberly Cooper, Brook Crosby, Terria Deloso, Trey Dragenhart, Garrett Garns, Dennis Hadley, Jason Hall, Amanda Hovis, Daniel Hults, Linda Hurley, Eva Kelley, Faree Lambray, Alison Loveless, Dixie Moore, Sarah Otzelberger, Nicole Pagnotta, Jessica Rager, Cassandra Rivera, Kelsea Rohr, Beth Schildtknecht, Shelby Schroyer, Sydney Shaffer, Beverly Stitely, Christine Washington, Dena Wengert   Hancock — Stephen Ray   Keedysville — John Daugherty, Debra Hurley, Samantha Sheridan, Dennis Smoot, Donald Sottile   Smithsburg — Shirley Crown, Nicholas Perras   Williamsport — Kristi Alger, Wesley Harmon, Della Jackson External Diploma graduates  Boonsboro — James Peck   Fairplay — Andrea Ramirez   Gapland — John Stipanovic   Hagerstown — Cheryl Barklow, Donna Belair-Schaufele, Wendy Bitner, Batheea Brusch-Chambers, Tammy Crosten, Crystal Davis, Crystal Dodson, Samantha Ford, Kelly...
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | | June 1, 2013
Adolph “Ed” Baer was 7 years old when a man rode by on a bicycle and tried to run him over. Baer was trying to cross the street to his grandparents' house while he visited them in Reichelsheim, Germany. He grabbed a hold of the bicycle on impulse, like swatting a fly, he said, and the man dragged him 10 or 20 feet until he finally fell, bruised, bloodied and concussed. People saw, but no one helped. No one called the police. It was the summer of 1937. Baer did not understand at the time that the man was a Nazi and that witnesses did not want to be seen as sympathetic to a young Jewish boy. “You see, it was the beginning of the Nazi era,” Baer said.
September 30, 2011
The Herald-Mail's Wisdom Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Hagerstown Community College, Athletic Recreation Community Center (ARCC), off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown.  It is free to the public and will feature educational and informative exhibitors from a variety of organizations and businesses that provide products and services to our community.
December 21, 2011
Sean Maher, a web and multimedia instructor at Hagerstown Community College, competed in the 2011 Adobe Educators' Choice Awards. He was a runner-up in the category of Higher Education Digital Arts and Media. Educators submit projects, lesson plans, curriculum, presentations or tutorials for the contest. Maher's submission was a tutorial showing how to create a multi-page website using Dreamweaver's template system. His tutorial is available for viewing at
April 19, 2011
Hagerstown Community College students will help prepare and serve a Good Friday lunch at the Salvation Army's Feeding Program at 541 George St. on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Maj. Robert Lyle said. The Western Enterprise Women's Auxiliary is donating ham for the event, and students from Daniel Madron's sociology class will help prepare and serve the lunch, Lyle said. The lunch is open to the community for those who are in need, he said.
September 30, 2011
A caregivers conference will be held from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at Hagerstown Community College, Athletic Recreation Community Center (ARCC), off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. The seminar will focus on the unique challenges faced by individuals providing care to older persons with cognitive impairment. To register for the conference, call 301-790-2800, ext. 2236. The registration fee is $30 for health care professionals and $15 for caregivers. Deadline is Thursday, Oct. 6.
By JACK HILL III | Staff Correspondent | September 9, 2013
The Hagerstown Community College volleyball team only had one loss in conference action during the 2012 season and that came on the road to the Howard Community College Dragons, who went undefeated in the conference. The Hawks got their revenge Monday night by sweeping the Dragons 25-9, 25-14, 25-19 in a Maryland JuCo Conference match at the HCC athletic complex. Sophomore setter Summer Neff had 30 assists for HCC (4-2, 1-0). “We thought that Howard would be our biggest competition this year.
September 8, 2013
David Albert Bowers, 59, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away of natural causes Sept. 7, 2013, at his home. A graveside service conducted by Pastor Herb Busick will be Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Manor Church Cemetery, Boonsboro, Md. He will be laid to rest beside his mother, Lena Mae Gaylor, who passed in July 2011. David was a 1972 graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Hagerstown Community College. He worked at Mack Trucks in the 1970s. He is survived by his son, Christopher Hornbecker of Ashburn, Va.; sister, Pamela M. Rinehart of Hagerstown; grandson, Chase; and two granddaughters, Lane and Bree.
September 4, 2013
Area businesses, churches, clubs, and organizations in Washington County are collecting children's books for the second annual community book drive this month. The goal is to collect 10,000 books for ages infant to 11, for use in literacy programs for at-risk children.  Books can be new or gently used, and a list of recommended books is available for those who are purchasing books and want ideas. Last year, more than 4,500 books were collected and distributed to organizations, such as the Family Center, Hagerstown Housing Authority, Tri-State Health, Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School, and Potomac Case Management, among others.  Hagerstown Rotary Club, Hagerstown Area Religious Council and United Way of Washington County are co-partnering for the book collection.
September 3, 2013
Robert Lowell Bastian, 93, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born June 10, 1920, in Lake City, Minn., he was the son of the late Andrew and Maude Braun Bastian. He served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the Pentagon in 1977. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was a past national president of the Fleet Reserve Association. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Catholic War Veterans and Navy Cryptologic Veterans Association.
September 2, 2013
Hagerstown Community College's slogan, “Stay Close, Go far” might apply to the school itself. It has remained true to its mission of serving Washington County and environs, while going farther than anyone sitting in one of its sparse classrooms a half century ago could have ever imagined. To see the modern campus today, it is difficult to believe that as recently as 1966, the school operated out of a building at South Hagerstown High wryly known as the “crackerbox.” Now, for those who would enjoy an in-depth look at how the school has risen from humble beginnings to what it is today, there is a new book, “The Community's College: The Remarkable Journey of Hagerstown Community College 1946-2012.” In it, author Diane Weaver - a former HCC professor, coordinator and adviser - details the success story of a school and community working together to build an institution that is the envy of the state.
Kate Coleman | August 30, 2013
Opera? In Hagerstown? Really? Yes, yes and yes! I had read Lifestyle colleagues' stories about the Hub Opera Ensemble. Friends who had attended performances told me how good they were.  I had to see for myself. Seeing - and hearing  - are believing. In 2010 Francesca Aguado and Caitlin Budny cofounded the community opera company. As their plans developed, they approached Joseph Marschner at Hagerstown Community College. Marschner, now chairman of the English and Humanities Division and assistant professor of music and drama, was glad to help.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | August 30, 2013
From holding classes in a building at Hagerstown High School, to moving to the grounds of South Hagerstown High School, and finally settling at its Robinwood Drive location in 1966, Hagerstown Community College has come a long way since 1946. HCC officials ruminated on the school's evolution Tuesday when a book detailing the school's history was unveiled in the Kepler Center. The 339-page book, titled “The Community's College: The Remarkable Journey of Hagerstown Community College 1946-2012,” was written by Diane Weaver, a former HCC professor, coordinator and adviser.
August 28, 2013
Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Business Services Division will offer “Introduction to Bartending” on Wednesdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning Sept. 11 and ending Oct. 30. Course topics include bar setup, glassware, measuring methods, tools, identification of liquors, beers and wines, and recipes and mixing techniques. The Maryland State Techniques of Alcohol Management certification test will be given on the final night of class. Students must be at least 18 to enroll and 21 to participate in class-tasting activities.
Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown | August 25, 2013
The Washington County Recreation Department will offer dance programs in the fall. Adult tap dance for beginners - Hagerstown Community College ARCC Fitness Center; Saturdays, Sept. 7 to Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to noon; $35 for county residents; $40 for nonresidents. Adult tap dance - Pang-born Elementary School community gym; Aug. 28 to Dec. 11, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.; $35 for county residents; $40 for nonresidents. Ballroom dancing for advanced beginners - Hagerstown Community College ARCC Fitness Center; Saturdays, Sept.
August 23, 2013
1. Military chorus The U.S. Navy Sea Chanters will perform choral selections, part of Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series. 6:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 240-500-2346 or go to . 2. Tomato tasting time Master Gardeners of Franklin County's Penn State Cooperative Extension will hold its annual Tomato Tasting Day. The public can taste several types of tomatoes and rate them.
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