May 23, 2013
Resting on the table before me are six bottles of hydrogen peroxide solution in various shapes and sizes. Did the CVS truck wreck, you might ask? No, at least not that I have come upon. I have accumulated this collection by virtue of having a husband whose style of procurement differs greatly from mine. If he or one of our children has a scrape, for example, he tends to go to the store and buy a bottle of hydrogen peroxide. Similarly, if he sees a new scent of dish detergent or shampoo, he buys it, regardless of the stash already on hand at home.
March 7, 2013
“I was wondering if anybody knows who to contact if you do not have very hot water in your apartment, that you can't even take a shower, and that the kitchen sink's water, you just put your hand under it, it doesn't feel hot at all or anything. If anybody knows who to contact or how to go about it, please put it in Mail Call. It sure would feel good to get a good bath.” - Hagerstown “I like David Limbaugh. He only speaks the truth. For those who don't like him, don't read his column if you don't want to know the truth.
September 18, 2012
Julia Brugh of Hagerstown has can ned with her mother and sister for many years. She said she and her sisters grew up watching their mother can produce from the gardens their dad planted at their homes in West Virginia and, later, in Maryland. Brugh's mother, Peggy Stinson, started canning in 1969 with the produce from her husband's first garden in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Stinson continued to can annually, feeding a family of nine children. Brugh's sister, Roxanne Brewer, visits during the peach harvest in Washington County.
September 11, 2012
Julia Brugh of Hagers-town has canned with her mother and sister for many years. "I refer to our endeavors as the Wildcat Growers Cooperative, after a fictional island called Wildcat Island our father used to tell us stories about when he was alive," Brugh said. This is an old recipe the Wildcat Growers Cooperative used this year that my mother, Peggy Stinson, learned from her father. Her grandfather grew up in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and lived there before it became a national historical park.
September 4, 2012
Julia Brugh of Hagerstown has canned with her mother and sister for many years. "My sisters and I grew up watching our mother can from the huge gardens our dad planted every year in West Virginia and then in Maryland," Brugh said. "When I planted my first garden here in Hagerstown, I began canning the produce from my harvests. My mother and the ‘Ball Blue Book of Canning' taught me how. " In recent years, Brugh's sister, Roxanne, has visited from Georgia during the peach harvest in Washington County.
August 28, 2012
Linda Reeder served as a judge of baked goods at the Washington County Ag Expo in 2012 and 2011. "Although cooking and baking isn't new to me, the judging was. I worked with an outstanding lady who has judged many, many years all over," she said. "It was a pleasure to sit next to her and learn more of the judging part. " Reeder is a paraprofessional at Boonsboro High School. She lives in the Smithsburg area with husband Greg. Her son, Jacob, is in basic training for the U.S. Navy in Illinois.
November 15, 2011
Agnes Eyler was manager of the cafeteria in the 1960s for North Frederick Elementary School in Frederick, Md. Eight to 10 ladies worked in the school's kitchen. Mrs. Eyler has since passed away. The cooks came to work at around 6 a.m. to cook for 150 to 200 students. Lunches cost 30 to 35 cents and a carton of milk was 2 cents. The ladies cooked everything from scratch - oven-fried chicken, sheet cakes and homemade soup. They cooked soup meat one day and picked the meat off the bones the next morning to make soup.
June 11, 2011
The following food service establishments were inspected by the Washington County Health Department in February and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately: Rick's China Garden , 17301 Valley Mall Road — fried rice hot-hold temperature was too low (corrected, rice discarded); must clean outside portion of sugar, rice and flour containers; need cover for a flour container; must seal bare wood on floor of walk-in freezer; must clean can opener and walls of walk-in cooler; open cans being used to restore food.
June 4, 2011
Today would have been Meggan Wolfensberger's 27th birthday, a birthday she shared with her only son and middle child, Ashton Stouffer, who is 4 today. Instead of celebrating with cake, candles and balloons, Debbie Wolfensberger sits in her Virginia Avenue home, wondering how it came to be that her home is filled with many of her daughter's belongings. Meggan died May 17, less than a year after being diagnosed with cervical cancer in August 2010. Her doctor had given her two years to live.