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October 13, 2011
The landscape restoration project at the Antietam National Battlefield will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oct. 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 19. Volunteers are needed to plant native wildflower plugs in several buffer areas. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Antietam National Battlefield Visitor's Center, 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg. Work projects start at 9 a.m. and end at noon. Participants are asked to dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and wear sturdy shoes or boots.
August 14, 2011
The problem: A median island at the intersection of Wayne and Glenwood avenues in Hagerstown's North End was allowed to become overgrown with tall weeds. A nearby resident who wrote in about the problem said the island previously was landscaped with various plants and shrubs, but this year those plants were removed and replaced with mulch. “As the pictures show, the island is now covered with weeds that are over two feet tall and this has become an eyesore to the neighborhood,” she wrote.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | | July 26, 2011
The corporation of Ranson, W.Va., a Jefferson County town of fewer than 5,000 people, is currently divided among three House districts in the 100-seat chamber of the State Legislature. The city of Martinsburg in Berkeley County, with a population of a little more than 17,000, is divided among two House and two Senate districts. Charles Town, W.Va., is more than 10 miles away from Martinsburg, but parts of each municipality in Jefferson and Berkeley counties are in the same House district.
By ROXANN MILLER | | March 11, 2011
It may have been the first time that the three-day Franklin County Builders Show was held outside the Chambersburg area, but that didn't keep the crowds away. "I'm just tickled to death. It's just wall-to-wall people. I just think it's wonderful," said Tom Hanks, executive officer of the Franklin County Builders Association. Now in its 28th year, the show, sponsored by the association, continues to draw between 13,000 to 15,000 visitors eager to research landscaping, remodeling and financial management.
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | | March 9, 2011
Enough with the snow, already. We’re ready to find fun in our own backyards. Spring is the time for outdoor entertaining. So for tips on fuss-free ways to design a party-perfect yard, we went to the source: Participants in the upcoming Flower & Garden Show at Hagerstown Community College on Saturday, March 12, and Sunday, March 13.   Each year, vendors tout the latest and greatest in gardening during the yearly fundraiser for the...
February 5, 2011
AUG. 5, 1944-FEB. 2, 2011 MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Judith M. Stevens, 66, of Mercersburg, Pa., passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, with her family at her side. Born Aug. 5, 1944, in Chambersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Pearl (Robinson) Elser. A 1962 graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Judith went on to work at Letterkenny Army Depot as a parts expediter, where she retired in 1995. She enjoyed antiquing, quilting, landscaping and her grandchildren.
December 3, 2009
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Comcast Corp. announced Thursday it plans to buy a majority stake in NBC Universal for $13.75 billion, giving the nation's largest cable TV operator control of the Peacock network, an array of cable channels and a major movie studio. Although the deal could mean that movies could reach cable more quickly after showing in theaters, and that TV shows could appear faster on cell phones and other devices, it was already raising concerns that Comcast would wield too much power over entertainment.
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | October 15, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Local landscaper Brian Stum was named the Roy S.F. Angle business person of the year Thursday in Waynesboro. News of the award floored the lifelong resident as Stum's biography was read to the packed room at Waynesboro Country Club. "I'm just a bit overwhelmed right now," he said. The Greater Waynesboro Area Chamber of Commerce honored Stum as part of its 89th annual dinner. Named for former Waynesboro attorney Roy S.F. Angle, the award is presented to a member of the business community who demonstrates both entrepreneurial drive and community awareness.
By DAVE McMILLION | August 31, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A proposed landscaping business along Md. 34 about a half-mile west of Boonsboro was a topic of discussion during Monday night's Washington County Planning Commission meeting. Despite concerns that the land lies in the "gateway" to Antietam National Battlefield, planning commission members approved a site plan for Custom Landscaping. The site near Monroe Road has been partially developed, including establishment of a pet crematory, said Ed Schreiber of Frederick Seibert and Associates, a civil engineering firm in Hagerstown.
By MARLO BARNHART | July 16, 2009
As a soccer player, Kyle Marshall is used to watching the skies to determine whether a game will be played. The weekend of July 11 and 12, Kyle was checking the weather for a different reason. As part of his Eagle Scout requirements, Kyle, 15, supervised a massive two-day landscaping project at the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex next to Fairgrounds Park. It turned into a three-day project, with Kyle and five of his helpers returning Monday, according to his mother, Patricia Marshall.
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