July 27, 2008
The annual meeting for the Washington County Homemakers marked more than 90 years of community service and home life education for nine clubs of approximately 200 members in Washington County. The theme for this year's meeting was "School Days. " A replica of Hagerstown High School, made by member Millie Wilson, served as a backdrop for the June 23 luncheon meeting at Next Dimensions Restaurant. Special exhibits included old school photographs. Fifteen of the members present attended Hagerstown High School, as well as Julia Miller, who taught at the school from 1954-1955.
March 25, 1999
Two words I've never thought of putting together before are "recycling" and "fun. " But that has changed, thanks to Helen Clark and the other members of the environment committee of the Washington County Homemakers' Clubs. [cont. from lifestyle ] These women realized that most people are tired of hearing the same old things about recycling. It's a good thing to do for the environment, but it can be a chore, and it's probably not something you'd do when you're looking to have a good time.
April 13, 2007
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - For more than 30 years, the Greencastle Antrim Homemakers Club has met to educate and train women in the skills of making and keeping a home. Started in 1974 by a group of women looking to help one another be good homemakers, the club aims to promote better homemaking through education and training. "Homemaking is an important part of family life," said Jean Zimmerman, the club's publicity chair. In a world of restaurants and fast-food, Zimmerman said knowing what to eat and how to make it is an essential skill.
December 3, 2006
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Virginia E. "Ginny" Fehl, who died Nov. 18 at the age of 93. Her obituary appeared in the Nov. 22 editions of The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail. Just before her death, Virginia "Ginny" Fehl made it clear to her family that she had definite thoughts about her obituary.
June 16, 2013
At the Brightwood Homemakers Club's April meeting, member Diane Braun presented “Oh, the Places I've Been” about her travels with her husband, Leslie, along with a travel group of friends from Illinois. Since 1998, they have traveled to more than 50 countries around the world. Greece, Italy, Spain, Australia to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand, Fiji Islands, Egypt to see the Pyramids and Nile River, Russia, the Amazon River, through the Panama Canal, Ireland, Scotland, cruised the Rhine River stopping at the Christmas markets, Poland, Costa Rica, and Malta are some of the areas visited.
May 28, 2013
Joyce Ann Higgins has been a member of Hagerstown chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America since the early 1980s. She's been bringing this appetizer to social gatherings even longer. She said she found this recipe for cucumber and cream cheese on rye appetizers in a magazine in the 1970s. “(I've) been making the appetizers ever since with rave reviews,” she said. In the '70s, everyone she knew was getting married, and fancy sandwiches were the rage. So, she decided to find a new one and try it out. She brought the appetizers to a wedding shower, and they were a hit. She's has been making them ever since.
March 6, 2012
Date of Birth : Sept. 5, 1947 Address : 634 N. Mulberry St. Education : Graduate of North Hagerstown High School, 1965. Occupation : Homemaker Party affiliation : Democrat Political experience : Elected to two terms on City Council, served 2001-09; Lost re-election bid in 2009.
January 7, 2013
Agnes Elizabeth Hesson, 86, of Hagerstown, passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Homewood of Williamsport. Born Aug. 16, 1926, in Somerset, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Hilda (Mechalani) Leonardi. Mrs. Hesson was a homemaker and previously worked in the personnel department at Fairchild Corp. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she taught catechism and was a den mother. She also was a volunteer librarian at Lincolnshire Elementary School and was an avid gardener.
March 18, 2011
Roy and Ruby Grove of Hagerstown celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Western Sizzlin’ Steak House with their sons, Gary and his wife Carol, and Richard and his wife Paula. They enjoyed the many cards they received from friends. They were married in Harrisonburg, Va., on March 9, 1946. Roy was owner of Solliday Oil Company until his retirement. Ruby was a homemaker. They enjoy their nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
February 22, 2009
Kylie May Keefauver and Robert Allen Owens were married Nov. 15, 2008, at American Legion Post 42 in Hagerstown. The bride is the daughter of Pam and John Keefauver of Hagerstown. The bridegroom is the son of James and Barbara Owens of Eden, N.C. The bride is a 1996 graduate of North Hagerstown High School. She is a homemaker. The bridegroom is a 1987 graduate of Morehead High School in Eden. He is employed at Designline Construction, Eatontown, N.J. They live in Hagerstown.