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April 10, 2010
The Children's Church Group of Calvary Temple collected $120 in a three-week period to help the families in Haiti who were affected by the earthquake earlier this year. The church is at 147 S. Conococheague St. in Williamsport.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | June 5, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- "If I had a way of getting down there, I would go. " Dr. Richard Milford, an orthopaedic surgeon with Mid-Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists in Hagerstown, spoke those words as he watched news reports days after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12. As he spoke, his wife, Susan, sat at her computer catching up on e-mails. Fewer than 10 minutes later, she received a message from Teresa Spruill, whose husband, Ron Spruill, is a physician's assistant at the Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | October 21, 2004
When the parishioners of St. Ann Catholic Church heard about the devastating floods and mudslides in Haiti from Tropical Storm Jeanne in mid-September, they mobilized. Since 1999, St. Ann has had a connection with the Diocese of Gonaives where Jeanne did so much damage. Several parishioners have volunteered in Haiti the past five years. Father Richard Murphy, pastor of St. Ann, has visited Haiti twice and baptized more than 300 children there. A sister parish, St. Claire in the town of Dessalines, is only about 10 miles from the city of Gonaives.
NEWS
March 10, 2008
A group of St. Ann Roman Catholic Church parishioners are shown recently with school children in St. Claire, Haiti. The Hagerstown group took The Herald-Mail along on a service trip to their sister parish, St Claire. The travelers include: Ben Lloyd, back left; Barbara Lloyd, front left; Craig Kurtz, back right; and Agnes Supernavage, standing next to Kurtz. During the trip, the group members taught first aid and hygiene and stocked first aid stations in the schools, taught rosary making to parishioners, helped at the local clinic, distributed vitamins to the children and seeds to the farmers.
NEWS
July 28, 2010
JUNE 2, 1938-JULY 26, 2010 ROCKFORD, Mich. - The Rev. R. (Richard) Paul Doherty of Rockford, Mich., age 72, passed away peacefully Monday, July 26, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, John James Doherty and Alice Mae (Helsel) Doherty, and his older brother, Jack Junior Doherty. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan Elaine (Davies) Doherty; daughter, Susan Kathleen (Matthew J.V.) Wilton of Mattawan, Mich.; sons, Michael Alan (Svetlana)
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | March 23, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Struggling to walk miles to the nearest hospital, while suffering from a painful, life-threatening illness. Most Americans can't imagine it, said Ben Lloyd, of Hagerstown. But while in Peru, Lloyd met a woman who suffered from acute appendicitis. Living in a remote village meant that she would have to walk miles for treatment. "She could walk to the hospital, or die," Lloyd said. Lloyd was in Peru for a week to study the country's medical limitations and needs.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | March 22, 2007
HAGERSTOWN Struggling to walk miles to the nearest hospital, while suffering from a painful, life-threatening illness. Most Americans can't imagine it, said Ben Lloyd, of Hagerstown. But while in Peru, Lloyd met a woman who suffered from acute appendicitis. Living in a remote village meant that she would have to walk miles for treatment. "She could walk to the hospital, or die," Lloyd said. Lloyd was in Peru for a week to study the country's medical limitations and needs.
NEWS
April 19, 2010
Army National Guard Pvt. Michael L. Free, son of Belinda St. Clair and grandson of Lloyd St. Clair, both of Hagerstown, graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Free is a 2007 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. Navy Seaman Joseph Pasquarello, son of Crystal D. and Thomas J. Pasquarello of Greencastle, Pa., was recently promoted upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Pasquarello received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.
OPINION
December 15, 2010
Some ideas for what to do with old hospital   To the editor:   In the coming weeks, conversation will turn from our sparkling new hospital to what to do with the old one.   I have a few suggestions. They might be useful to start a conversation, they might be ridiculous. I don't know. I'm just offering some brainstorming.   It would be fantastic to get someone to take over the structure. That's ideal, especially if the property can be put on the tax rolls.
NEWS
by DON AINES | March 26, 2007
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A young couple escapes New York during the Great Depression for a new life in Haiti, but find their lives entwined in that island's foreign social cliques, insurrection and voodoo before having to make another escape. That is the plot of "Dark Odyssey," a novel by Ruth Francoise Harrison, published posthumously by her family. The book borrows from her parents' experiences in the Caribbean nation where Harrison was born, said her husband, Robert Harrison. Harrison, of Chambersburg, said he and one of their daughters, Emily Harrison Weir, "put the book together from a pile of manuscripts Ruth left behind.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 17, 2013
A certain beauty exists even in the worst devastation and circumstances. Have no doubt: the conditions in Haiti, where I recently spent a week, are appalling. Yet, amidst the scenes that overwhelm your mind and break your heart, a quiet child will reach for your hand or a white bird will take to flight from the sun-drenched rice fields. It is in those moments that you simply pause and appreciate the sense of hope. “I feel like I could never get tired of how beautiful it is,” said Amy Srock, one of my travel companions.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | April 21, 2012
When an earthquake struck Haiti in January of 2010, the repercussions were felt in Hagerstown - not on a seismograph, but in the hearts of parishioners from St. Ann Catholic Church. For weeks, they followed news reports of a leveled Port-au-Prince. They listened to estimated death tolls, stories about the growing number of refugee camps and outbreaks of cholera. They wondered about destruction in outlying areas. And they worried about their friends. For about 15 years, there has been a special relationship between St. Ann and St. Claire Catholic Church in the diocese of Dessalines, Haiti.
OPINION
December 15, 2010
Some ideas for what to do with old hospital   To the editor:   In the coming weeks, conversation will turn from our sparkling new hospital to what to do with the old one.   I have a few suggestions. They might be useful to start a conversation, they might be ridiculous. I don't know. I'm just offering some brainstorming.   It would be fantastic to get someone to take over the structure. That's ideal, especially if the property can be put on the tax rolls.
NEWS
September 25, 2010
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A freak storm blasted through Haiti's capital on Friday, killing at least five earthquake survivors as it tore down trees, billboards and tent homes, authorities said. Three adults and two children were killed in the tarp, tent and shack camps that still dominate Port-au-Prince more than eight months after the Jan. 12 earthquake, civil protection head Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste told The Associated Press. Several more were injured. "We are investigating to see how many tents and camps were damaged," Jean-Baptiste said.
NEWS
July 28, 2010
JUNE 2, 1938-JULY 26, 2010 ROCKFORD, Mich. - The Rev. R. (Richard) Paul Doherty of Rockford, Mich., age 72, passed away peacefully Monday, July 26, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents, John James Doherty and Alice Mae (Helsel) Doherty, and his older brother, Jack Junior Doherty. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan Elaine (Davies) Doherty; daughter, Susan Kathleen (Matthew J.V.) Wilton of Mattawan, Mich.; sons, Michael Alan (Svetlana)
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | June 5, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- "If I had a way of getting down there, I would go. " Dr. Richard Milford, an orthopaedic surgeon with Mid-Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists in Hagerstown, spoke those words as he watched news reports days after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti on Jan. 12. As he spoke, his wife, Susan, sat at her computer catching up on e-mails. Fewer than 10 minutes later, she received a message from Teresa Spruill, whose husband, Ron Spruill, is a physician's assistant at the Center for Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine.
NEWS
June 4, 2010
"About the census people that are going around in Hagerstown and the surrounding areas, I had a young gentleman come to my door. I hesitated to answer, but I did answer, due to when you answer the questions to the census, it may help your town, your city, your county, for grants, for helping the children in school, or perhaps helping housing - whatever. If you don't answer those questions it could hurt Washington County, as far as getting grants to help everybody, with taxes or whatever.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | May 12, 2010
While the world watched in horror as the news of the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti unfolded, three sisters with a local connection were waiting it out near their Port-au-Prince home. Rama, Naika and Hilarie Joubert and their parents, Romuald and Oceana, were lucky compared to many Haitians. They were not hurt during the earthquake and the cracks to their home seemed relatively minor. The cracks in the walls were enough of a concern, though, that the family was sleeping outside.
NEWS
April 19, 2010
Army National Guard Pvt. Michael L. Free, son of Belinda St. Clair and grandson of Lloyd St. Clair, both of Hagerstown, graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Free is a 2007 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. Navy Seaman Joseph Pasquarello, son of Crystal D. and Thomas J. Pasquarello of Greencastle, Pa., was recently promoted upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Pasquarello received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle.
NEWS
April 12, 2010
The Paramount Elementary School kindergarten students of Lucy Austin heard about the lack of vitamins for Haitian children and began collecting bottles of vitamins from students, staff and parents. The drive generated 90 bottles of vitamins that will be contributed to the relief effort. Participating students included Brooke Glessner, Caroline Mikucki, Dominic Schwartz, Kendall Reichert, Patrick Souza, Angel Rodriguez, Emme-Grace McCeney, Sevda Mustapayeva, Skye Barnes, Alex Enciu, Juan Jose Cardenas, Sage Dean, Kesi Oller, Tyler Hahn, Grant Wetzel, Trey Foutch, Donnie Dintaman, Matthew Zuvich, Lailah Parker, Sarah Jordan and Taylor Shay.
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