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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.
By Dennis Shaw | 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.
by KATE S. ALEXANDER | 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.
by MARLO BARNHART | 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.
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 9, 2012
Helen Ruth Chapman, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at Broadmore Senior Living Center, Hagerstown, Md. Born Oct. 31, 1920, in Hagerstown, Helen was the daughter of the late Harry Roy and Christiana Elizabeth (Bailey) Cromer. She was the wife of the late Harlan Douglas Chapman, who died Sept. 25, 1992. Helen graduated from South Hagerstown High School in the class of 1939. She was a homemaker and past member of Ladies of the Elks and Associates Lodge 378, Hagerstown; Washington County AMVETS Post 10, Hagerstown; North American Rod & Gun Club, Hagerstown; Potomac Fish & Game Club, Williamsport, Md.; Improved Order of Red Men Lodge 84, Williamsport; and Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.
May 6, 2012
Patricia “Patsy” Christine Smith, 58, of Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born June 5, 1953, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of Cynthia (Hankins) Smith Shepard and the late Ralph Nathaniel Beckett. Patsy was a homemaker and an avid bingo player. She is survived by three sons, Troy G. Smith, Ruki K. Medley and Jamie Brumback, all of Hagerstown; one brother, Jonathan G. Smith of Frederick, Md.; three sisters, Antoinette L. Gaines, Denise D. Smith, both of Hagerstown, and Janice V. Walker of Greencastle, Pa.; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a host of other family members.
May 8, 2010
Kahlil Gibran, the famous Lebanese poet, once defined mother "as the most beautiful word on the lips of mankind. " As we pause to celebrate Mother's Day, you might send your mom a card, go out for lunch, give her a flower, make a phone call, or just spend some quiet time with her. If you forget to do something good for your mom on this special day, well, shame on you. Your life should not be that busy. Your mom is worthy of this recognition as she is the person who gave you the precious gift of life.
July 15, 2006
The Stottlemyers Otha and Isabel Stottlemyer of Sabillasville, Md., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, April 9, 2006, at Hickory Bridge Inn. A family dinner was hosted by their children and spouses, Ron and Sara Stottlemyer, Linda and Denny Stitley, Patsy and Buster Harne, Laura and David Wallace, all of Sabillasville, and John Stottlemyer and Cheryl Flohr of Zullinger, Pa. The Stottlemyers were married April 20, 1946....
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