May 20, 2012
Sometimes, seasons are like book reports. You remember those. You get a book and read it before trying to summarize what's been written and what it meant to you. And like anything else, some of us jump off the cliff and get involved, while others just take shortcuts by leaping into CliffsNotes. The fact is, no matter if it's an everyday assignment or a sporting event, what we the players get out of any situation really depends on what we put into it. Maybe that's why the idea of “it's the journey, not the destination” is always standing in the background in many long-term events - like political campaigns, athletic seasons or anything else that becomes a slice of life.
November 11, 2012
She loves the outdoors and the feel of a warm breeze on her face. Music is a big part of her life and so are her friends at school. But while other 16-year-old girls are looking forward to driving, hanging out at the mall and going to formal dances, Karly Diller is confined to a wheelchair, unable to walk, talk or sit up on her own. She is spoon-fed pureed food and wears diapers. And almost every day she has seizures. It isn't the life Jeffrey and Karen Diller expected for their daughter.
October 28, 2011
"Arthritis: Don't Let Joint Pain Slow Your Journey," will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. The program will provide information on joint pain and simple home strategies for alleviating it. For more information, call 301-733-4411.
June 8, 2012
Draped in their red gowns, Benjamin Shuster and Edward Beachley took the podium together Friday morning - and got the full-house crowd laughing inside North Hagerstown High School's auditorium. The tandem, North High's Class of 2012 valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, went back and forth, alternating every few words in their opening remarks. “But no, we would not do that because that would be...,” Beachley said. “Very annoying,” Shuster quickly chimed in, prompting widespread laughter.
August 31, 2005
The Potomac Center welcomed the Push America/Journey of Hope Team of bicyclists Aug. 11. This was the 16th consecutive year that the center has provided overnight accommodations for the Northern Route team of cyclists. The center's volunteer association hosted a picnic for team members and those who live at the center. Following an overnight stay, the team completed the final leg of its journey to Washington, D.C. Push America (People Understanding the Severely Handicapped)
August 31, 2006
The Journey of Hope team of bicyclists made its annual stopover Aug. 10 at the Potomac Center on Marshall Street in Hagerstown. For the 17th consecutive year, the center has provided overnight accommodations for the North Team members as they make their way to Washington, D.C., their final destination. The 28 cyclists had a picnic dinner, and spent the evening visiting and socializing with residents and support staff at the center. The team left early the following morning to complete the last leg of its journey to raise awareness on behalf of people with disabilities.
November 16, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- For retired pilot Frank Lamm, slipping behind the controls of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum's C-119 Flying Boxcar was a journey back in time. Decades ago, Lamm spent eight years flying C-119s for the Air Force and the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. So when Lamm took the pilot's seat Thursday to begin the first leg of the 55-year-old plane's ferry flight home to Hagerstown, "it felt very familiar," the Gainesville, Va., pilot said. Despite the plane's age, Lamm said he had no apprehension about the trip.
August 14, 1998
Nearly everyone who knows me says, "You must write about your experience of being a mother of children with disabilities. " But it's not that simple. Even as I sit here now in front of the computer, emotions flood my mind and body. My hands quiver and my brain panics searching for the precise words to help communicate the enormity of it all. And yet, for some reason, I want you to know what it's like to have a child with a disability. Perhaps if you get a glimpse of what a disabled child means to a family, you can show respect and admiration toward a special needs family rather than pity and disregard.
September 14, 2012
Pen Mar United Brethren Church , Cascade, Journey of Grace will perform southern gospel music at 10:40 a.m. Sunday.
February 24, 2012
Filmmaker Victoria Barrett of Hedgesville, W.Va., was honored at a special screening on Jan. 26 of her documentary, "Journey of Faith - On the Trail of Christianity in Turkey," at the National Library Archives of Canada in Ottawa. Produced and hosted by Barrett, "Journey of Faith" has been airing on public TV across the country since its screening premiere in Martinsburg, W.Va., and broadcast premiere on West Virginia PBS. The screening in Canada was attended by more than 300 people.