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March 3, 2012
The League of Women Voters of Washington County will sponsor a candidates forum for Hagerstown City Council and mayoral candidates on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. The forum will take place in the city council chambers. Questions for the candidates can be submitted in advance for the League's consideration by sending an email to info@washington.lwvmd.org . Candidates will be given equal time to introduce themselves and their positions, respond to questions on local issues developed by the League and respond to audience questions submitted to the League's moderator in writing during the event.
LIFESTYLE
September 14, 2011
League of Women Voters of Washington County will host a panel discussion on "The Role of the Federal Government in Education" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at St John's Episcopal Church, Trimble Auditorium, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. Parking is available in lot off Walnut Street. Participants will be Clayton Wilcox, superintendent of schools; County Commissioner Ruth Anne Callaham; Denise Fry with the Washington County Teachers Association; and representatives of Board of Education and Parent Association.The event is free and open to the public.
NEWS
March 29, 2012
Democratic candidates National economy: What, if anything, should the federal government do to strengthen the national economy and create jobs? Raymond Levi Blagmon - Work with other countries to increase trade of both American goods and services. Ben Cardin - The federal govt has to invest in programs that boost job creation & help small business while still protecting/supporting our children, seniors, clean air/water, & important values we hold dear.
NEWS
September 20, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Ellouise Schoettler is a storyteller who is part of her own story. Sunday afternoon, Schoettler spoke to the League of Women Voters of Washington County about "A Journey to the ERA," outlining her efforts and those of millions of other women who for 10 years worked unsuccessfully for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. "It was a coup to get her to Hagerstown," said Fanny Crawford, co-president of the local league along with Barb Rice. Between 15 and 20 people attended the fundraiser at the Women's Club in Hagerstown.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | August 4, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com As she begins her two-year term as president of the League of Women Voters of Washington County, Donna Smith said one of her goals is to educate people about the volunteer, nonpartisan organization. "I remember getting an e-mail once from a man who asked why the League didn't put out the voters guide anymore," Smith, 61, of Hagerstown, said. "I e-mailed him back, reminded him we were a volunteer group and would he like to join and help us put out the guide again.
NEWS
September 14, 2007
The League of Women Voters of Washington County has about 50 members, male and female, of all political parties or no political party. Some belong to the organization although they live outside the county. The president is Fanny Crawford. Monda Sagalkin is co-president. These days, the League of Women Voters is particularly interested in housing issues and has been active in the issue of charter home rule for the county. The group also has been active in boosting voter registration here.
NEWS
October 30, 2006
Information about national, state and local candidates is available on the following Web sites: - The Herald-Mail www.herald-mail.com Click on "news" and then click on "Election Guide" - League of Women Voters of Washington County www.lwvmd.org/wash/ Click on "Voters Guide" - Washington County Board of Elections www.washco-md.net/election/elect1.html
NEWS
January 11, 1998
League of Women Voters making a comeback By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer About 35 members of the newly reorganized Washington County League of Women Voters held their first major function since disbanding nearly four years ago when they hosted a legislative breakfast Saturday for eight members of the county's delegation to the General Assembly. The league, once an active force in politics and local elections until it disbanded in 1994, is determined to make a comeback in Washington County, one of its leaders said Saturday.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | August 17, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Twenty-three of the 24 candidates running for Washington County Commissioners on Wednesday explained their positions on a number of issues affecting the county, including growth, affordable housing and charter home rule, and how they would address those issues if elected. At least 200 people attended the televised forum at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater. The forums are being shown on Antietam Cable. "The league always wants to educate voters," league member Evelyn Williams said.
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NEWS
August 26, 2013
The League of Women Voters of Washington County will hold its International Potluck fundraiser Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Women's Club, 31 S. Prospect St. in Hagerstown. The guest speaker will be Sharon Leatherman, who will talk about human trafficking. The potluck dinner, featuring dishes from around the world, will begin at 6:30 p.m.  The suggested donation for those sharing a dish is $5; for those not sharing, the suggested cost is $10. Beverages will be available for a nominal donation.  Leatherman's talk will begin at 7:15 p.m. The presentation is free and the community is invited to attend.
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OPINION
November 4, 2012
Support our long-term care residents To the editor: October celebrated National Long-Term Care Residents' Rights Month, a time to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices many long-term care (LTC) residents have made to better our community and to call attention to the rights of residents in long-term care facilities.  This year's theme, My Voice, My Vote, My Right, was selected to call attention to the fact that residents of LTC facilities still have the right to vote and participate politically.
OPINION
October 20, 2012
Thumbs up to Stephanie and Blake Nalley of Hagerstown for launching a local chapter of Faces of Loss/Faces of Hope, which is aimed at helping individuals cope with the loss of their child and realize they are not alone. In 2011, the Nalleys had a son, Bentley, who was stillborn, and they decided to start the group to provide parents who have lost children with a place to go for support and information. Thumbs up to members of the Greencastle-Antrim High School's Spanish Honors Society for raising money for impoverished youths in Nicaragua.
OPINION
April 1, 2012
Tuesday, party-affiliated Marylanders go to the polls to choose from among a handful of potential leaders. Here in Western Maryland, most of the attention will be on the 6th District congressional race, which appears to be truly competitive for the first time in two decades. Republican Rep. Roscoe Bartlett is being challenged by a logjam of competitors from his own party, while the Democrats are experiencing a spirited primary of their own. Redistricting is largely responsible for the outpouring of candidates - many who felt they had no chance against the incumbent feel as if they do now, based on new boundary lines.
NEWS
March 29, 2012
Democratic candidates National economy: What, if anything, should the federal government do to strengthen the national economy and create jobs? Raymond Levi Blagmon - Work with other countries to increase trade of both American goods and services. Ben Cardin - The federal govt has to invest in programs that boost job creation & help small business while still protecting/supporting our children, seniors, clean air/water, & important values we hold dear.
NEWS
March 3, 2012
The League of Women Voters of Washington County will sponsor a candidates forum for Hagerstown City Council and mayoral candidates on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. The forum will take place in the city council chambers. Questions for the candidates can be submitted in advance for the League's consideration by sending an email to info@washington.lwvmd.org . Candidates will be given equal time to introduce themselves and their positions, respond to questions on local issues developed by the League and respond to audience questions submitted to the League's moderator in writing during the event.
LIFESTYLE
September 14, 2011
League of Women Voters of Washington County will host a panel discussion on "The Role of the Federal Government in Education" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at St John's Episcopal Church, Trimble Auditorium, 101 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. Parking is available in lot off Walnut Street. Participants will be Clayton Wilcox, superintendent of schools; County Commissioner Ruth Anne Callaham; Denise Fry with the Washington County Teachers Association; and representatives of Board of Education and Parent Association.The event is free and open to the public.
NEWS
Jess West | Around West Hagerstown | March 30, 2011
West Hagerstown Lions Club will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, April 16, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Girls Inc. on Washington Avenue. The dinner includes one serving of apple sauce or tossed salad, bread and beverage. Desserts will be available for $1 each. Tickets cost $6 or two for $10, three for $15 or four for $20. Tickets cost $4 for those ages 6 to 12 and are free for those younger than 5. The club will host this year’s Leader Dog Banquet Tuesday, April 19. The speaker will be Len Quinn, an auctioneer.
NEWS
March 12, 2011
Saving for college Dave Collins will talk about planning and saving for college. 2 p.m. today. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Program included with regular admission of $5 to $7. Go to www.discoverystation.org or call 301-790-0076. Mardi Gras A benefit for W House, a halfway house for women. Casual attire. Masks will be available at the event. Appetizers will be served. DJ by Ramius Entertainment. Silent auction, tip jars, door prizes.
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