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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com . 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.