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by ERIN JULIUS | December 26, 2006
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - When Ben Herrmann returned to the U.S. from Japan, he instituted a new chore for his fifth-grade class at Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School: His students now clean the school bathrooms. They're not scrubbing toilets, just picking up paper towels and keeping sinks clean, he said. The students are excited to tackle the chore, which is part of a new philosophy he is implementing after spending three weeks in Japan as part of the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program.
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By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087 | June 16, 2009
o Read more Cheryl Weaver columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Fun Fest Day set for Saturday St. Paul's Reformed Church in Clear Spring will hold its fourth annual Fun Fest Day Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. The event includes food, music, games, prizes, rides and a moon bounce. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. The Washington County Antique Tractor Association will have barrel rides. Music will be performed by the Sonshiners and the Mount Moriah Men's Baptist Choir during the fest, followed by a concert by the Bumbaugh Family from Zullinger, Pa., at 6 p.m. The church is at 14106 National Pike, five miles west of Huyetts Crossroads and three miles east of Clear Spring on U.S. 40. For more information, call 301-842-3462.
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BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | February 3, 2011
Ever wonder what flip-flops, sushi rolls and Nintendo have in common? A hint: The answer isn't "Things you can buy at the mall. " These everyday items have origins in Japan and will be part of "Tomodachi," the newest exhibit at Discovery Station at Hagerstown. "Tomodachi," which means "friend" in Japanese, opens today at the downtown children's museum and will be on view for 20 months. On Saturday, Feb. 5, kids can try origami and create kanji characters. They'll have a chance to walk in Japanese clogs, ring a temple bell and experience other aspects of Japanese culture.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | December 20, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - North Hagerstown High School senior Amanda Yazdani will earn her final credits toward her diploma within two weeks, but she won't be starting college or a career until sometime in 2006. However, the 17-year-old is not taking a year off - she's spending a year as an exchange student in Japan. Amanda, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native who has spent most of her life in Hagerstown, will be living in Japan and studying as a language student there for the second time in less than a year.
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October 31, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer BOONSBORO - Atsuko Yasui's visit to Boonsboro Elementary School was meant to educate students about her Japanese culture, but it was as much of a learning experience for her. The teachers she met during her month stay took her to big U.S. cities like Washington, D.C., and New York City, where she took notice of fast-driving cabbies and other nuances of metro life. Yasui is a housewife in her hometown of Tumba, but student Crosby Blair said he kept emphasizing that Yasui didn't have to worry about those kinds of chores while she was living with Blair and his parents in Boonsboro.
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By JANET HEIM | April 29, 2010
BOONSBORO -- While tourists were flocking to Washington, D.C., for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, five Boonsboro High School students headed to the nation's capital for a different forum on Japanese culture - the National Japan Bowl. Japanese teacher Ayako Shiga, who is originally from Tokyo, has been teaching Japanese at Boonsboro High for four years. Each year, she has taken a group of students to the competition, which was started by the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C., in 1992.
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By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615 | June 8, 2010
o Read more Kristy Smith columns at washingtoncountyliving.com School's out cookout For youngsters entering grades four through new grads, a school's out cookout will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Library news The Boonsboro Free Library will offer the following programs: o "Our Amazing Sun" and solar observation will be presented by Mike Sager on Saturday....
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June 12, 2009
Summer foreign language classes The Friends of the Library is offering foreign language classes this summer. Registration is required and is underway. Register at the library where the desired class is to be held. All classes are free and there is a limit of two classes per student. Main Library, 100 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Spanish for grades 3 and 4; Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Spanish for grades 5 and 6; Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., German for grades 3 through 6. Boonsboro Library, 401 Potomac St. Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., German for grades 3 through 6. Clear Spring Library, 12624 Broadfording Road Tuesday, July 14 through Friday, July 17, 3 to 5 p.m., Japanese Culture for grades 3 through 6. Smithsburg Library, 66 W Water St. Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Spanish for grades 3 and 4; Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Spanish for grades 5 and 6. For information, call Ann Frushour at 301-416-0677.
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by Amanda Yazdani | July 12, 2005
Editor's note: Amanda Yazdani, a student from Hagerstown, is living in Obihiro, Japan, for a year through a foreign exchange program. She will share her experiences in an occasional column on the Next page. OBIHIRO, Japan - The sakura (cherry) blossoms have come and gone. A few petals still linger on the pavement, since a strong rain hasn't come since they fell from the trees. Although the sakura are supposed to be the heralds of good weather, the days are often still chilly, and the wind still gusts.
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BY TIFFANY ARNOLD | tiffanya@herald-mail.com | February 3, 2011
Ever wonder what flip-flops, sushi rolls and Nintendo have in common? A hint: The answer isn't "Things you can buy at the mall. " These everyday items have origins in Japan and will be part of "Tomodachi," the newest exhibit at Discovery Station at Hagerstown. "Tomodachi," which means "friend" in Japanese, opens today at the downtown children's museum and will be on view for 20 months. On Saturday, Feb. 5, kids can try origami and create kanji characters. They'll have a chance to walk in Japanese clogs, ring a temple bell and experience other aspects of Japanese culture.
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By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615 | June 8, 2010
o Read more Kristy Smith columns at washingtoncountyliving.com School's out cookout For youngsters entering grades four through new grads, a school's out cookout will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Library news The Boonsboro Free Library will offer the following programs: o "Our Amazing Sun" and solar observation will be presented by Mike Sager on Saturday....
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By JANET HEIM | April 29, 2010
BOONSBORO -- While tourists were flocking to Washington, D.C., for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, five Boonsboro High School students headed to the nation's capital for a different forum on Japanese culture - the National Japan Bowl. Japanese teacher Ayako Shiga, who is originally from Tokyo, has been teaching Japanese at Boonsboro High for four years. Each year, she has taken a group of students to the competition, which was started by the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C., in 1992.
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By CHERYL WEAVER / 301-842-0087 | June 16, 2009
o Read more Cheryl Weaver columns at washingtoncountyliving.com Fun Fest Day set for Saturday St. Paul's Reformed Church in Clear Spring will hold its fourth annual Fun Fest Day Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. The event includes food, music, games, prizes, rides and a moon bounce. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. The Washington County Antique Tractor Association will have barrel rides. Music will be performed by the Sonshiners and the Mount Moriah Men's Baptist Choir during the fest, followed by a concert by the Bumbaugh Family from Zullinger, Pa., at 6 p.m. The church is at 14106 National Pike, five miles west of Huyetts Crossroads and three miles east of Clear Spring on U.S. 40. For more information, call 301-842-3462.
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June 12, 2009
Summer foreign language classes The Friends of the Library is offering foreign language classes this summer. Registration is required and is underway. Register at the library where the desired class is to be held. All classes are free and there is a limit of two classes per student. Main Library, 100 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Spanish for grades 3 and 4; Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Spanish for grades 5 and 6; Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., German for grades 3 through 6. Boonsboro Library, 401 Potomac St. Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., German for grades 3 through 6. Clear Spring Library, 12624 Broadfording Road Tuesday, July 14 through Friday, July 17, 3 to 5 p.m., Japanese Culture for grades 3 through 6. Smithsburg Library, 66 W Water St. Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Spanish for grades 3 and 4; Monday, July 27 through Friday, July 31, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Spanish for grades 5 and 6. For information, call Ann Frushour at 301-416-0677.
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by ERIN JULIUS | December 26, 2006
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - When Ben Herrmann returned to the U.S. from Japan, he instituted a new chore for his fifth-grade class at Greencastle-Antrim Elementary School: His students now clean the school bathrooms. They're not scrubbing toilets, just picking up paper towels and keeping sinks clean, he said. The students are excited to tackle the chore, which is part of a new philosophy he is implementing after spending three weeks in Japan as part of the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program.
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By FEDORA COPLEY | September 26, 2005
CORNWALL, Pa. When first we walked through the gate and into the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, it was like stepping back 400 years into a busy Elizabethan English street. Vendors and shops stretched down both sides. Lords, ladies, pirates, peasants and entertainers wandered the streets, speaking in William Shakespeare's English. Two musicians performed on a small stage. The mood was light and enthusiastic. The Renaissance fair is laid out like a village (called Mount Hope Shire)
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by Amanda Yazdani | July 12, 2005
Editor's note: Amanda Yazdani, a student from Hagerstown, is living in Obihiro, Japan, for a year through a foreign exchange program. She will share her experiences in an occasional column on the Next page. OBIHIRO, Japan - The sakura (cherry) blossoms have come and gone. A few petals still linger on the pavement, since a strong rain hasn't come since they fell from the trees. Although the sakura are supposed to be the heralds of good weather, the days are often still chilly, and the wind still gusts.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | December 20, 2004
shappell@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - North Hagerstown High School senior Amanda Yazdani will earn her final credits toward her diploma within two weeks, but she won't be starting college or a career until sometime in 2006. However, the 17-year-old is not taking a year off - she's spending a year as an exchange student in Japan. Amanda, a Brooklyn, N.Y., native who has spent most of her life in Hagerstown, will be living in Japan and studying as a language student there for the second time in less than a year.
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