May 13, 2012
Washington College has announced that Maria Noelle Queen, daughter of Roy W. Queen of Hagerstown, is one of five finalists for the Sophie Kerr Prize, the largest undergraduate literary prize in the nation, this year valued at more than $58,000. Queen is a humanities major and creative writing minor. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she submitted 18 pages of poetry to the Sophie Kerr Committee, much of it focused on the relationship between a daughter and her parents. “Her poetry is at times very funny and at times very sad, and it manages to be both extremely personal and yet objective about how she sees herself in the world," one committee member said.
September 23, 2012
Mayors, council members and other municipal leaders from across Maryland will gather in Hagerstown Oct. 4 to 6 for the annual fall conference of the Maryland Municipal League, or MML. Highlights of the 2012 MML fall conference will include the presentation of the first Sustainable Maryland Certified luncheon/awards, which will honor the first municipalities to have earned the certification; two days of educational workshops and forums; meetings of...
August 9, 2012
Hydrant flushing in Hagerstown will begin Monday, Aug. 13, and continue through Wednesday, Aug. 22, in the following area: Pennsylvania Avenue from Park Lane to Northern Avenue, including the Carroll Heights, Hamilton Homes and Hyde Park residential areas. Water customers in those areas, especially those using automatic washing machines, are cautioned to frequently check their water supply for discolored water that might occur because of this work.
May 30, 2013
An exhibit of works by artist Morgan Ballard continues through June 4 at Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery in downtown Hagerstown. The gallery, at 4 W. Franklin St. in Hagerstown, will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with extended hours during the Western Maryland Blues Fest. For more information, call 301-791-6191, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.csagi.org .
August 31, 2012
A Hagerstown man has been charged with breaking a car window during an argument Thursday afternoon in Fulton County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said. Terrell Dawon Bass, 23, was charged with criminal mischief, according to a state police news release. Troopers said Bass got into an argument with a 24-year-old woman at about 5 p.m. in the 400 block of Heritage Drive in Todd Township. Officers allege Bass used his arm to break the rear window of the car when the argument escalated.
January 10, 2013
A strong-armed robbery was reported Thursday night in the area of Jonathan and West Church streets in Hagerstown, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said. The robber demanded money from the victim and took off with an unknown amount of cash in the incident, which took place about 7:30 p.m., the supervisor said. No injuries were reported. Responding Hagerstown Police officers were looking for the robber in the area of North Prospect Street, but the search was unsuccessful as of about 9 p.m., the supervisor said.
September 30, 2012
El Paso Mexican Restaurant at 700 Dual Highway in Hagerstown recently was remodeled. The business, owned by the Gomez family, has been in Hagerstown for approximately 20 years. The sunroom and dining area were updated with tile and new seating. The bathrooms have been updated and an outdoor patio was added so customers can dine outside. To celebrate the remodeling and the restaurant's 20 years of service, El Paso is offering lunch specials for $4.99 through the end of the year.
December 7, 2012
The owner of two pit bulls who attacked a Hagerstown police officer and several other people on Sunday has been cited by the Humane Society of Washington County. Tonya Hall, of 141 East Ave. in Hagerstown, was cited with two violations of animal at large-prohibited; and one violation each of rabies-immunization of dogs, cats, and ferrets; and dog licenses generally, according to a humane society press release. “The citations are a result of complaints of two dogs running at large and allegedly biting multiple individuals in Hagerstown, the release said.