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January 22, 2001
Artist finds Western Md. has inspiring landscapes By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer Chemical-engineer-turned-landscape-artist Bill Schmidt relies on his technical and emotional responses to a scene when deciding what to paint. continued "Sometimes a scene is just so terrific - usually a mixture of beauty or drama and light effects - that it demands to be painted and I do it immediately," said Schmidt.
By BOB KESSLER | September 20, 2008
We still have openings in our landscape design classes. Maybe you want to make some changes to your landscape. It is always good to develop a plan, and then as you are able to afford the plants, you can add to your landscape. The classes start on Thursday, Oct. 2, and cover the basic tools and principles you will use to develop your plan. Then, during the next five weeks, you will learn how to select trees, shrubs, native plants and other features for your landscape. One of the Master Gardeners will sit down with you and review your plan to be sure it meets your needs.
By JENNIFER FITCH | October 23, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Surveyors spent part of this week marking the locations of new gas tanks for the Turkey Hill Minit Market coming to the intersection of CV Avenue and Pa. 16. The Laundry Station at the intersection since the 1960s soon will be demolished to make way for the tanks. A Turkey Hill spokeswoman previously told The Herald-Mail that 12 fueling stations are planned for the convenience store, which today is the shell of a building immediately behind the coin-operated laundry service.
by ANDREA ROWLAND | November 27, 2002 BOONSBORO - A public meeting to discuss the installation of a communications tower atop South Mountain drew about 70 people to Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro on Tuesday night. About 13 police, emergency services workers and transportation officials from Frederick, Md., to Cumberland, Md., spoke in favor of the state Department of Budget and Management's proposal to install at least one new tower on Lamb's Knoll - the mountain's highest point - to improve public safety transmissions in Western Maryland.
by Bill Anderson | January 11, 2004
The West Virginia Department of Natural Resources has released the harvest totals for the various deer seasons - bow, muzzleloader, bucks and antlerless. Another relatively new category is the youth (Class Q) season. At first glance the total is quite impressive - 204,650 deer. But a closer examination of the numbers leads to one very obvious conclusion: the number of deer in the state has been reduced considerably over the past few years. For example, in 2002, the combined harvest total was 265,356 deer.
BY MARLO BARNHART | April 8, 2002 Bunnies, tall grass, rainbows, ladybugs, kids doing handstands, watching ball games and riding bikes - these idyllic childhood scenes are in stark contrast to the living nightmares experienced by the young victims of physical and sexual abuse. In an effort to soothe and quiet the chaos child abuse victims are often experiencing, The Washington Child Advocacy Center's Safe Place on Walnut Street is undergoing an artistic makeover, bringing both realities together.
April 4, 2006
The members of the Clear Spring FFA participated in the Maryland FFA Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event recently in Timonium, Md. The FFA members demonstrated their knowledge and skill in completing a general knowledge exam, client interview discussing the pros and cons of a proposed landscape plan, plant material and equipment identification, landscape measurement and landscape design. When the scores were tallied, the Clear Spring FFA members came out on top. Leading the way were gold medallists Katrina Hendershot in second place, Becky Funk in fifth place, Shannon Yeargan placed sixth and Stephanie Moore took seventh.
By KATE COLEMAN | | April 1, 2012
Editor's note: The If You Go box has been updated on Wednesday, April 4   Dreams really do come true. The Texas Tenors are living proof. Marcus Collins, JC Fisher and John Hagen will take The Maryland Theatre stage with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Saturday, April 7. Their story is a modern-day fairy tale. The handsome protagonists - all classically trained vocalists - are friends whose paths had crossed but who never had thought about putting their voices together, Collins said in a recent phone interview.
September 3, 2006
Name of business: Greenway Landscape Designs Owner: Joyce Angleberger Address: P.O. Box 873, Funkstown Opening date: April Services: Residential landscape design and indoor garden room design and installation; DIY consulting with a recommended plant list and care instructions. Plant disease diagnoses and treatment recommendations. Market area: Washington County What motivated you to start your business? "I love colorful, no-mow lawns, and want to promote organic gardening methods along with healthier wildlife by designing in their natural food, cover and nesting sites.
By MARIE GILBERT | | March 14, 2012
It's not Woodstock, but the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center at Hagerstown Community College will have one thing in common with the 1960s music festival this weekend - flower power. Buds, blooms, fronds and fern will be everywhere as part of the annual Flower & Garden Show, hosted by HCC's Alumni Association. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 18. In addition to vendors, the show will feature floral and landscaping gurus who will be on hand to share their knowledge through a variety of seminars.
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