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EDUCATION
April 7, 2013
The fifth annual Cinderella's Closet fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County raised $2,316 for the animal shelter. Shoppers began gathering at the doors to the Health Occupations classroom at Washington County Technical High School waiting for doors to open.  Held  March 8 at Tech High on Oak Ridge Drive, the fundraiser was hosted and run by the Tech  High's Skills USA students.  The event was such a success that...
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LIFESTYLE
April 5, 2013
Name: Lana Age: 3 years old Color: Fawn and white Breed: Pit bull terrier ID: A11664811  Sturdy, muscular and beautiful are just a few words to describe this dog. Lana is a friendly girl who loves attention and treats. Lana and many other animals are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, north of Hagerstown. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
OBITUARIES
March 31, 2013
Glenda Jean Frush, 65, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Friday, March 29, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born March 5, 1948, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Harry Glenn Frush and Anna Blanche Manspeaker Frush. She was a 1966 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. She was employed by Wolters Kluwer Health for 40 years. She was a long-standing member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Ellen Naile; and two brothers, James Brent Frush and Steven Glenn Frush.
NEWS
March 29, 2013
For the third year in a row, the Washington County branches of Susquehanna Bank will hold a two-week pet supply drive for the Humane Society of Washington County.  On Monday, April 8, each of the 12 branches will begin collecting a variety of items for the animals in big blue boxes that will be prominently displayed in their lobbies. Participating branches are Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Dual Highway, Hagerstown Financial Center, Paramount, Eastern Boulevard, Fountain Head, Salem Avenue, Halfway, Frederick Street, Hancock and Valley Mall.  Paramount branch manager Cindy Helman led the donation drive.  “We are looking forward to hosting this event for the third year,” Helman said.
OBITUARIES
March 16, 2013
Barbara Ann (Punt) May, 56, of Cavetown Church Road in Cavetown, Md., passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, at her home. Born July 23, 1956, in Waynesboro, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Thomas D. Punt Sr. and Marie E. (Shifflett) Punt. She was a 1974 graduate of Smithsburg (Md.) High School. She was employed by Prudential Insurance Co. in Frederick, Md., and Regancy of Waynesboro. She was a lifetime member of the Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary and Cascade American Legion Post 239 Ladies Auxiliary, and was an avid supporter of the Humane Society.
NEWS
March 14, 2013
The Humane Society of Washington County will host the New England Academy of Animal Control Officers in order to bring an animal control officer and animal care technician academy to Hagerstown.  The animal control officer academy will be held Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10. The animal care technician portion will be held Monday May 13 through Friday, May 17.  There is a separate euthanasia technician certification within the technician...
NEWS
March 12, 2013
The “Second Chance” Cinderella's Closet fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon in the health occupations classroom at Washington County Technical High School on Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown.  The event is being hosted by the health occupational students at Tech High. The public is invited to attend. The premise of Cinderella's Closet is to provide formal dresses for students to purchase at reduced prices.
OBITUARIES
March 1, 2013
Harold Hill, 67, of 10815 Coffman Ave. in Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at his home. Born March 29, 1945, in San Francisco, Calif., he was the son of the late Alfred C. and Margaret Hathaway Hill. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Jane Hill, on Aug. 4, 2012. He retired after 30 years in the U.S. Army. He managed several restaurants in the area, including Great Steak & Potato Company and Burger King. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1936.
OPINION
February 22, 2013
Editorial unfairly characterized Paul Miller To the editor: I was dismayed to read The Herald-Mail's negative portrayal of Paul Miller, the former director of the Humane Society of Washington County, in a Feb. 14 editorial. I've known him professionally and personally for more than seven years and have nothing but respect for the man and what he has contributed to the Humane Society. It seems The Herald-Mail has deemed his accomplishments there not worthy of mentioning - such as his steering the HSWC as a solidly funded nonprofit organization dependent on public donations, or the overseeing of the largest horse rescue in the state of Maryland.
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