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NEWS
November 22, 2006
The Washington County Community Action Council is accepting applications for its housing rehabilitation program. The program assists low- and moderate-income Washington County families in need of home repairs. The program consists of low-interest loans and grants for income-eligible homeowners. Income eligibility guidelines are based on family size. For more information or an application, call CAC at 301-797-4161.
NEWS
By DON AINES | October 17, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Elm Street program in Chambersburg has been making some changes to the neighborhood around the downtown -- one roof, one set of windows or one coat of paint at a time. When Chambersburg successfully applied to become an Elm Street community, it qualified for $250,000 a year for five years in state funding to improve the at-risk neighborhood, where 67 percent of residents are renters and half of the nearly 1,000 properties are in need of repairs. Most of the money, which was received in March, was spent by the end of August, said Jack Jones, the Elm Street manager.
NEWS
May 29, 2009
Donate blood, salute military members Through Sunday, May 31, when you come in to donate blood at an American Red Cross blood drive or donor center, you can salute members of the U.S. armed forces while serving area patients in need of blood transfusions. Through the end of May, Red Cross blood sites will offer greeting cards to thank U.S. military personnel for their service to the country. Donors are encouraged to sign a greeting card. At the end of the blood drive the signed cards will be collected and returned to regional headquarters along with cards from other regional blood drives and then packaged for shipment to military units deployed from the 100-county blood region.
NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | April 5, 2012
For most Christians around the world, this is “Holy Week.”  This time which leads to Easter is not just a regular week, but a period of special days with specific scripture readings and particular worship services.  Together, they observe and retell the central story of the Christian faith, that Jesus Christ died, was buried and rose from the dead, so that new life could come from death. This new life is expressed in the way that followers of Jesus are inspired to help others and to show caring for their communities.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | November 26, 1998
Providing services for senior citizens and finding a new use for a former nursing home were among the requests the Hagerstown City Council heard at a public hearing Tuesday night. The Washington County Commission on Aging wants to hire two part--time workers to help low- to moderate-income senior citizens with yard work, home repairs and heavy cleaning next year, said Dot Boone, the commission's planning director. The work would be done between April and September for people at least 60 years old in the North Jonathan Street area, West End, South End and around Public Square, Boone said.
NEWS
February 23, 2000
Potential home buyers in Washington County may be eligible for 7.25 percent mortgage money under a state program, Washington County Community Development Coordinator Joseph Kuhna said in a news release Wednesday. While 7.25 percent will be the starting rate for the Maryland Mortgage Program's mortgages, the rate will change periodically to reflect market conditions, he said. Local governments take advantage of the low interest rates on bonds financed by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development's (DHCD)
NEWS
November 27, 1998
To all the volunteers who gave up Thanksgiving with their families to serve dinner to the needy and the lonely. We give thanks for all the caring people like you in this area. To Waynesboro Area Senior High students who collected nearly $2,000 in cash and a tractor-trailer load of clothes to send to the people of Honduras, whose country was recently devastated by the force of Hurricane Mitch. To the Smithsburg High School volleyball team, which won the state Class 1A volleyball championship with a Nov. 21 victory over Allegany at Catonsville Community College.
NEWS
By NewsUSA | March 14, 2009
If you're thinking of making improvements to your home, this may be the perfect time to give the exterior of your home a makeover. The added value and the general warm feeling of coming home to a beautiful house everyday are not usually on the forefront of most people's minds. However, the time of year is upon us to start thinking about our home repairs and to begin updating our home's facade. But where do we start? Ultimately, there are plenty of options if you'd like to change the appearance of your home.
NEWS
By DON AINES | October 18, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA - The Elm Street program in Chambersburg has been making some changes to the neighborhood around the downtown - one roof, one set of windows or one coat of paint at a time. When Chambersburg successfully applied to become an Elm Street community, it qualified for $250,000 a year for five years in state funding to improve the at-risk neighborhood, where 67 percent of residents are renters and half of the nearly 1,000 properties are in need of repairs. Most of the money, which was received in March, was spent by the end of August, said Jack Jones, the Elm Street manager.
NEWS
by DON AINES | July 14, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Having helped replace a roof and build a deck and a wheelchair ramp, Caroline Clark returned to Chambersburg Area Middle School Tuesday afternoon for a shower and a meal. "I like working hard and helping people, and I don't mind getting gross for a good cause," said the 19-year-old, who attends Lifegate Ministries in Quincy, Pa. Moussing her hair after a shower, Samantha Hallett, 16, of Shippensburg, Pa., said she is working on a house in Chambersburg that needs a ramp, new siding and drywall in the bathroom.
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NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 6, 2013
Despite the recent winter snow, spring is right around the corner and that means it's time for the 30th annual Franklin County Builders Show. “The builders show is a rite of spring. When the builders show is here, you know spring is not far behind,” said Tom Hanks, president of the Franklin County (Pa.) Builders Association. The builders show starts Friday at the Waynesboro Mall off Pa. 16. There's plenty of free parking, Hanks said. With 147 vendors on tap, there's something to pique everyone's interest at this year's show, he said.
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OPINION
October 7, 2012
Questions about land deal should be answered To the editor: This land purchase for the new West Hagerstown elementary school by the Board of County Commissioners points out some issues that need to be addressed, discussed and answered. 1. Is it acceptable for some commissioners to not do their homework and be ignorant about such a significant purchase? Covering your eyes and ears and claiming it is in the name of fairness is really questionable. The county commissioners took an oath to wisely represent and spend the taxpayers' money responsibly.
NEWS
Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | April 5, 2012
For most Christians around the world, this is “Holy Week.”  This time which leads to Easter is not just a regular week, but a period of special days with specific scripture readings and particular worship services.  Together, they observe and retell the central story of the Christian faith, that Jesus Christ died, was buried and rose from the dead, so that new life could come from death. This new life is expressed in the way that followers of Jesus are inspired to help others and to show caring for their communities.
NEWS
July 29, 2011
A Falling Waters, W.Va., man who allegedly stole $28,400 from an elderly woman was arrested Thursday on a felony warrant, the Martinsburg Police Department said. Donald Earl Martin Jr., 33, of 168 Grandview Court, was charged with one count of fraudulent schemes, according to a police department press release. Police said they arrested Martin at the intersection of Stephen Street and Maple Avenue in Martinsburg. Martin allegedly accepted $28,400 from an elderly woman in exchange for home repairs that he didn't finish, the release said.
NEWS
May 29, 2009
Donate blood, salute military members Through Sunday, May 31, when you come in to donate blood at an American Red Cross blood drive or donor center, you can salute members of the U.S. armed forces while serving area patients in need of blood transfusions. Through the end of May, Red Cross blood sites will offer greeting cards to thank U.S. military personnel for their service to the country. Donors are encouraged to sign a greeting card. At the end of the blood drive the signed cards will be collected and returned to regional headquarters along with cards from other regional blood drives and then packaged for shipment to military units deployed from the 100-county blood region.
NEWS
By NewsUSA | March 14, 2009
If you're thinking of making improvements to your home, this may be the perfect time to give the exterior of your home a makeover. The added value and the general warm feeling of coming home to a beautiful house everyday are not usually on the forefront of most people's minds. However, the time of year is upon us to start thinking about our home repairs and to begin updating our home's facade. But where do we start? Ultimately, there are plenty of options if you'd like to change the appearance of your home.
NEWS
By DON AINES | October 18, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, PA - The Elm Street program in Chambersburg has been making some changes to the neighborhood around the downtown - one roof, one set of windows or one coat of paint at a time. When Chambersburg successfully applied to become an Elm Street community, it qualified for $250,000 a year for five years in state funding to improve the at-risk neighborhood, where 67 percent of residents are renters and half of the nearly 1,000 properties are in need of repairs. Most of the money, which was received in March, was spent by the end of August, said Jack Jones, the Elm Street manager.
NEWS
By DON AINES | October 17, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- The Elm Street program in Chambersburg has been making some changes to the neighborhood around the downtown -- one roof, one set of windows or one coat of paint at a time. When Chambersburg successfully applied to become an Elm Street community, it qualified for $250,000 a year for five years in state funding to improve the at-risk neighborhood, where 67 percent of residents are renters and half of the nearly 1,000 properties are in need of repairs. Most of the money, which was received in March, was spent by the end of August, said Jack Jones, the Elm Street manager.
NEWS
April 17, 2008
REACH Caregivers' Faith In Action program often receives offers from community organizations, churches and private citizens to perform minor repairs on the homes of local qualifying residents. The organization is searching for home repair projects for the spring to fall seasons. Absolutely no roof work will be done. Eligible repair projects may include: · Minor porch/railing/step repairs · Weatherization · Minor wheelchair ramp repairs · Yard cleanup/waste removal · Exterior scraping and painting · Interior painting · Staining/waterproofing · Other requests considered Labor and materials for these projects will be provided free of charge to selected, qualifying homeowners.
NEWS
By LYNN LITTLE | October 5, 2007
Coupons are big business. More than 3,000 manufacturers distribute nearly 330 billion coupons worth an estimated $280 billion every year in an effort to help consumers save money. Consider these suggestions to make using coupons work for you: · Buy only those items that you normally select for your family. Just because you have a coupon doesn't mean you have to use it. Don't allow coupons to cause you to buy on impulse. · Comparison shop. Don't assume bigger is better.
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