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NEWS
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.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | 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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
OBITUARIES
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)
OBITUARIES
October 18, 2011
Martha Gall Breakall, age 81, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., died on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. Born Sept. 28, 1930, in Belington, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Orion Hoyt and Carrie Edna Summers Gall. She was a member of Trinity-Asbury United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs. She was a 1948 graduate of Moundsville High School and earned a bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in 1952. She came to Morgan County right out of college to work for the Potomac Edison Power Co. as a home demonstrator.
NEWS
January 20, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - If she knew you were coming, Carol Gillespie would bake a cake, cookies or bread. Gillespie, 59, of 57 Glen St., Chambersburg, has been baking since she was a young girl, and has entered dozens of baking contests since 1971. "It's her hobby," said her husband, Sam Gillespie. "If she sees a contest she enters it. " Gillespie's original recipes have appeared in Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping and Better Homes and Gardens.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | 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.
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