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by BOB MAGINNIS | December 29, 2004
John Williamson didn't attend North Hagerstown High School. He's not even a Hagerstown native. So why is he chairing the campaign to build a $2.3 million stadium at the school? There are many reasons, but the one that hit home with me was Williamson's experience in seeing what his three children learned about life and teamwork by playing soccer for North High. "In talking to my kids, particularly to Brian, he told me he learned that you may not like the person you're on a team with, but you have to work together to succeed," Williamson said.
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NEWS
June 18, 1997
Imagine teaching your children about reflected light by allowing them to climb inside a giant kaleidoscope. Or about invisible energy by letting them turn on a giant magnet and watching how it affects various metal objects. They're doing just that in science centers all over the U.S. and they could do it here in Hagerstown as well. The idea is to make learning fun and to spark children's interest in science at the same time, according to Beverly Baccala, the president of Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Inc. If you attended the recent Western Maryland Blues Fest, you might have seen their exhibit of musical instruments made from common kitchen tools.
NEWS
By BOB PARASILITI | September 17, 2010
The Hagerstown Suns are being sold to a group of investors that includes two Hagerstown men, returning the 30-year-old franchise to local ownership. Los Angeles-based Mandalay Entertainment Group, which bought the Suns in December 2002, is selling the team for $6.7 million to a group headed by Bruce Quinn, a Florida businessman and general manager of Polo Trace Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla., and Tony Dahbura, a corporate vice president of Hub Labels in Hagerstown. Dr. Mitesh Kothari of Hagerstown and Quinn's sister, Sheri, are part of the ownership group, which also has some minor investors, Bruce Quinn said.
LIFESTYLE
BY MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | April 15, 2011
Dave McCandless is laboring over a musical note. He doesn't like the sound coming from the assembled group of 30 musicians, and the director taps his baton to bring silence to the room. With gestures and articulation, he translates what he expects to hear with quiet authority. And, in a few seconds, he gets what he wants: a single note, then another and another until the room swells with music. It's a rainy spring afternoon and the band is rehearsing in a room next door to the racquetball courts at the Hagerstown YMCA.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | October 16, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com Five months into her term as president of the Washington County Council of Churches and other houses of worship, the Rev. Jan Dorsey would like nothing better than to deliver the group's message of interfaith understanding to anyone who will listen. To that end, she is hoping the turnout for today's forum at Hagerstown Community College will be as well attended as those sponsored in the past by the organization. The topic of tonight's forum, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Kepler Theater, is "Women and Faith: The Role of Women in our Muslim, Jewish and Christian Traditions.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | April 6, 2000
Washington County has made another contribution to public health: Local residents took part in a study examining the link between genetics and smoker-related illnesses. cont. from front page The research drew upon information from a study group that already has produced hundreds of scientific papers. In the latest study, researchers examined 1,290 people to determine whether a gene already linked to smoking illnesses increased the risk of heart disease. About a quarter of those people came from Washington County.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | November 30, 1999
With the table setting in front of Phyllis Stouter moments away from being put to use, the Hagerstown woman bowed her head for grace along with hundreds of others in the room. The "family" with her Thursday at noontime did not share a genetic connection, but rather the Father whom Stouter credits with ending her drug and alcohol abuse eight years ago. When Stouter accepted Jesus Christ, it was at the Hagerstown Union Rescue Mission, where she still frequents for Thanksgiving dinner.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | June 4, 2002
julieg@herald-mail.com SHARPSBURG - Sharpsburg's proposed budget includes money for water and sewer subsidies for town residents, but not nearly as much money as was spent this year for contributions to local groups and events. So far this year, the town has given $52,547 in contributions. That includes $30,000 to Sharpsburg Area Emergency Medical Services Inc. for two new ambulances. Mayor Sid Gale is proposing budgeting only $15,000 for contributions this year even though Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Inc. officials might ask the Town Council for $30,000 for a new building or fire truck.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | April 8, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com About a dozen state and local agencies are scheduled to come together Thursday to discuss ways of continuing the battle against littering, an official with one of the groups said Sunday. Roadside littering and open dumps have been ongoing problems in the county, said officials with Keep Jefferson Beautiful Inc., a nonprofit group that formed five years ago. Members of the group believe people who are not customers of Waste Management of the Shenandoah Valley or who do not use some other type of trash removal service sometimes dump their trash around the county.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | November 1, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Carmen Fox said it's a good way to get Christmas shopping done. Mary Lou Wurmb always comes out to The Sun Rises Over Rotary Dinner & Auction, and she has enjoyed the items she has taken home over the years. "I got a lot of nice stuff, a lot of rugs," Wurmb said as she looked over items during the Hawaiian-themed event Sunday afternoon at Elks Lodge 378 on Robinwood Drive. It was the eighth annual installment of the event, which raises money for five local organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Washington County, Discovery Station at Hagerstown, Washington County Arts Council, Sunrise Rotary Foundation and Villa Maria of Washington County, which offers mental health counseling and psychiatric services for people in need.
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