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June 15, 1999
How you feelin'? Hot, hot, hot? How about your mouth? Eaten any spicy food lately? A member of our staff recently asked: [cont. from lifestyle ] "I love hot, spicy food. But sometimes it burns so much I wonder if I'm doing some kind of damage to my taste buds. Any chance of that?" When you think of hot, spicy food, hot peppers are among the first things that come to mind. What makes them hot? It's capsaicin, a whitish powder that is soluble in alcohol.
By JANET HEIM | April 1, 2008
KEEDYSVILLE -- The influence of 4-H on Mary Ellen Waltemire's life is immeasurable. The Howard County, Md., farm girl was an active 4-H member, then chose a career with Maryland Cooperative Extension, a job that seemed a perfect fit for her 4-H experience and education. With a bachelor's degree in home economics, a master's degree in psychology and an M.B.A., Waltemire has honed her skills to suit the diversity of her career. Waltemire began as an extension educator for MCE in 1976 and is now the regional extension director for the Maryland Cooperative Extension west region, based in Keedysville.
April 22, 1997
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer Jennifer Ruppenthal spoke rather quickly as the key points flashed on the large screen to her left. But the Hancock Middle Senior High School teacher had a lot of ground to cover with the Washington County Board of Education Tuesday night. Screen after screen listed the school's many needs, ranging from more books and space in the library media center to a new activities gymnasium. The school - of the same vintage as South Hagerstown High School - needs a lot of things, including some new construction and major renovation work, said CAC chairman/parent Daniel Murphy, who made the presentation with Ruppenthal.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE, Waynesboro | June 21, 1998
by MIKE CRUPI / staff photographer enlargement WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Eighteen months ago, Terry Pelton dismantled Burns Cabin, one of Waynesboro's oldest and most historic buildings. Pelton, a restoration craftsman, submitted the only bid to rebuild the cabin - $14,000 to $19,000. He said he would do it by hand with 18th-century technology using a broad ax and an adz. Local schoolchildren raised $4,000 for the project and turned it over to the Waynesboro Beneficial Fund Association, a local philanthropic group organized in 1912.
November 24, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The wide hall in front of the principal's office in Waynesboro Area Senior High School was made narrow Monday with great piles of clothes stuffed into plastic bags, the result of efforts by nearly all of the school's 1,350 students to help the people of hurricane-ravaged Honduras. The clothes, enough to fill a tractor-trailer, were collected by the students, most of whom cleaned out their family's closets in search of T-shirts, blouses, sweaters, light jackets, jeans, skirts, dresses and shoes.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | | January 29, 2012
Over the centuries, the 18th-century log house being renovated on the Shepherd University campus has been a private home, a sorority house, a day-care center, a home-economics classroom, and, until last month, a storage unit. The university has spent about $68,000 on renovations so far. The one-and-a-half story frame house is believed to have been built between 1772 and 1793 by Femetghe and Clarkson Freeman. It's on East High Street between Snyder and Knutti halls. It's easily recognized by its peeling yellow paint.
By JULIE E. GREENE | | June 11, 2013
Antietam Academy Principal Ike Williams said Tuesday that he is retiring from Washington County Public Schools to become assistant principal at the new Spring Mills High School in nearby Berkeley County, W.Va. Williams, 60, who lives in Berkeley County, has worked in Maryland education for 36 years. “I thought it was a neat opportunity to go back to my roots,” to a comprehensive high school, Williams said. Being involved with a new high school and helping to set the tone appealed to him, Williams said.
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | January 11, 2000
BOONSBORO - Washington County lost a devoted volunteer Saturday when Margaret Karr Comstock died at Washington County Hospital after being ill for several months. She was 91. She married George W. Comstock when he was a third-year medical student and moved with her husband 10 times during his 21-year career as a U.S. Public Health Service officer. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August 1999. The Comstocks moved to Washington County in 1963, and Margaret Comstock set about creating a legacy of volunteerism.
January 29, 2013
Martha Elizabeth (Deeter) Brown, 92, of Providence Place, Chambersburg, Pa., and formerly of Greencastle, Pa., died Friday morning Jan. 25, 2013, at Providence Place. She was the wife of the late Bruce B. Brown, her husband of 55 years who died Jan. 14, 2002. Born Christmas day, Dec. 25, 1920, in Goodtown, Somerset County, Pa., she was the fourth of 14 children of the late Milton Henry and Martha Elizabeth (Saylor) Deeter. She was raised from the age of 8 by her paternal uncle, Simon Elmer Deeter and his wife, Mabel (Reininger)
July 31, 2013
The South Hagerstown High School Class of 1963 recently held its 50-year reunion.  Activities offered during the weekend included: • Friday - Tour of Pry House Field Hospital Museum and lunch at Bonnie's at the Red Byrd, tour of Antietam National Battlefield, Meet and Greet at Elks Lodge 378. • Saturday - Breakfast at the Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84, tour of the Hager House and lunch at Schmankerl Stube Restaurant, walking tour...
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