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October 3, 2005
Members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Hagerstown Community College's chapter of the national honor society, recently presented a $500 check for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to Margaret Spivey, HCC director of technology and computer studies. The students earned the money through a campus fund raiser, PTK Campus Jail. Spivey will participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Sea Gull Century Ride on Saturday. Her teammate is Phil Snodderly, former HCC director of facilities management and planning.
NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | October 7, 2006
Light the Night celebrated lives lost and lives just beginning Friday night. About 250 people participated in Washington County's first one-mile walk to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at Fairgrounds Park, organizers said. Before the walk, Alex Marinelli, 12, who was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in June, spoke to the crowd. "I'm just glad to have everyone here, supporting me in this terrible time," Alex said. A team of 85 people from St. Mary School, where Alex is in the seventh grade, walked on a team named in honor of Alex.
OBITUARIES
September 19, 2012
Cynthia Anne Maier, 54, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at George Washington University Hospital. She had been hospitalized for treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which she had been struggling against for 16 years. Born July 6, 1958, in Montclair, N.J., Cynthia was the daughter of Frank T. Penn and Helaine Wilson Penn. She graduated in 1980 from Cedar Crest College with a B.S. in microbiology, and has worked in her chosen field since then. Cynthia worked in clinical microbiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and also at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | October 5, 2006
Editor's note - There are a lot of people you see around town that you recognize, but don't know anything about. People like... Suzie Menard Age - 42. Occupation - Global services project manager for salesforce.com. Hometown - Waynesboro, Pa. Where would you see Menard? - Menard is chairperson for Hagerstown's first Light the Night Walk for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It is the society's signature fall fundraiser and is making its debut in Hagerstown a year earlier than planned.
NEWS
February 5, 2012
The Wolfsville Ruritan Club is about to start its 55th year of service to the community. The new officers for 2012 were installed at the Cozy Restaurant Dec. 19 by Zone 3 Gov. Paul Spurrier. The officers are: president, Joe Hawkins; vice president, David Fogle; secretary, Bill Price; treasurer, Doug Martin; and three board members, Zene Wolfe, Mary Wiles and Bob Condon.   The club consists of 44 members, who with the assistance of many volunteers, held 12 fundraisers in 2011.  The biggest events were two country butcherings and the Catoctin Antique Gas Engine Show.
NEWS
November 21, 2009
JULY 31, 1937-NOV. 20, 2009 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Barbara Karen Noll, 72, of 15159 Mercersburg Road, Greencastle, Pa., passed away, Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md. Born Saturday, July 31, 1937, in Oakland, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Nathan "Nat" Carnig and the late Pearl Levine Carnig. She was employed as a custom drapery salesperson for many years with Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penney and later was employed with the Union Rescue Mission Thrift Shop.
NEWS
June 26, 2006
Al-Anon/Alateen family groups Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., area. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by a family member's or friend's drinking. There are no fees. Call 1-301-663-6626 for a listing of meetings in the area. TOPS (Take Off PoundsSensibly) Maryland 77 Hagerstown Chapter, today, weigh-in at 7:30 a.m., exercise at 8:30 a.m., meeting at 9:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown. Millie Toms will present the program "Healthy Thinking.
OBITUARIES
May 22, 2013
Douglas Eugene Rubeck Sr., 58, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., and entered into his eternal home in Heaven. Born July 20, 1954, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of Anna Mae Bartles Rubeck of Hagerstown and the late Robert Edward Rubeck. He was employed for 40 years by Certain-Teed Products Corp. He was a member of Salem Reformed Church. He loved to coach baseball and Scouting. He also loved spending time with his children.
OBITUARIES
March 14, 2013
Ricky R. Benchoff, 58, of Williamsport Pike in Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 8:50 a.m. at his home. He had been in declining health the past several years. Born July 24, 1954, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Mary Jane "Janey" (Pensinger) Benchoff of Greencastle and the late Henry G. Benchoff. He married Linda D. (Kulp) Benchoff on June 24, 1978. Ricky was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot for 25 years, and last worked at Walmart. Ricky attended Greencastle-Antrim High School.
NEWS
Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | April 2, 2012
Recently, the students at Clear Spring Elementary School participated in a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society called Pennies for Patients. The students and staff raised a total of $3,058. Mr. Andrew Ernst's third-grade class raised $321.44, the largest classroom total for the school. The class was rewarded with lunch provided by Olive Garden of Hagerstown on March 22. Olive garden employees Julia Robertson and Dustin Perrott delivered lunch to the school. Also, CSES students recently held a food drive to benefit the Clear Spring Food Bank and donated 1,039 food items.
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OBITUARIES
May 22, 2013
Douglas Eugene Rubeck Sr., 58, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, May 20, 2013, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., and entered into his eternal home in Heaven. Born July 20, 1954, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of Anna Mae Bartles Rubeck of Hagerstown and the late Robert Edward Rubeck. He was employed for 40 years by Certain-Teed Products Corp. He was a member of Salem Reformed Church. He loved to coach baseball and Scouting. He also loved spending time with his children.
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Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | April 24, 2013
On Thursday, Salem Avenue Elementary School will be “Celebrating Minds at Work” with a student exhibition night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The school has been learning about conservation, and students from each grade level have prepared presentations to educate family members. Families are encouraged to attend and let your child show you his or her work about conservation.   Health event The third-grade classes at Salem Avenue Elementary School held a healthathon April 11. The first part of the evening was a walkathon.
OBITUARIES
March 14, 2013
Ricky R. Benchoff, 58, of Williamsport Pike in Greencastle, Pa., died Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 8:50 a.m. at his home. He had been in declining health the past several years. Born July 24, 1954, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Mary Jane "Janey" (Pensinger) Benchoff of Greencastle and the late Henry G. Benchoff. He married Linda D. (Kulp) Benchoff on June 24, 1978. Ricky was employed by Letterkenny Army Depot for 25 years, and last worked at Walmart. Ricky attended Greencastle-Antrim High School.
OBITUARIES
September 19, 2012
Cynthia Anne Maier, 54, passed away Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at George Washington University Hospital. She had been hospitalized for treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, which she had been struggling against for 16 years. Born July 6, 1958, in Montclair, N.J., Cynthia was the daughter of Frank T. Penn and Helaine Wilson Penn. She graduated in 1980 from Cedar Crest College with a B.S. in microbiology, and has worked in her chosen field since then. Cynthia worked in clinical microbiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and also at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair.
NEWS
Cheryl Weaver | Around Clear Spring | April 2, 2012
Recently, the students at Clear Spring Elementary School participated in a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society called Pennies for Patients. The students and staff raised a total of $3,058. Mr. Andrew Ernst's third-grade class raised $321.44, the largest classroom total for the school. The class was rewarded with lunch provided by Olive Garden of Hagerstown on March 22. Olive garden employees Julia Robertson and Dustin Perrott delivered lunch to the school. Also, CSES students recently held a food drive to benefit the Clear Spring Food Bank and donated 1,039 food items.
NEWS
February 5, 2012
The Wolfsville Ruritan Club is about to start its 55th year of service to the community. The new officers for 2012 were installed at the Cozy Restaurant Dec. 19 by Zone 3 Gov. Paul Spurrier. The officers are: president, Joe Hawkins; vice president, David Fogle; secretary, Bill Price; treasurer, Doug Martin; and three board members, Zene Wolfe, Mary Wiles and Bob Condon.   The club consists of 44 members, who with the assistance of many volunteers, held 12 fundraisers in 2011.  The biggest events were two country butcherings and the Catoctin Antique Gas Engine Show.
OBITUARIES
January 2, 2012
Mr. Robert Eugene Cooper, 74, of 241 E. Grant St., Greencastle, Pa., entered into eternal rest at 12:31 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md. Born Oct. 2, 1937, in Greencastle, he was the son of the late Wilmer Lee and Gladys Irene (Bivens) Cooper. He was a lifelong resident of the Greencastle area. Mr. Cooper graduated from Greencastle Senior High School with the Class of 1956. He then served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1958. He and his wife of more than 53 years, Mrs. Connie L. (Burns)
NEWS
November 21, 2009
JULY 31, 1937-NOV. 20, 2009 GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Barbara Karen Noll, 72, of 15159 Mercersburg Road, Greencastle, Pa., passed away, Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md. Born Saturday, July 31, 1937, in Oakland, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Nathan "Nat" Carnig and the late Pearl Levine Carnig. She was employed as a custom drapery salesperson for many years with Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penney and later was employed with the Union Rescue Mission Thrift Shop.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | October 18, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- "It's pretty much a miracle that I'm still alive, I think," 14-year-old Alex Marinelli told a crowd gathered Saturday night for a Light the Night walk to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. At 12, Alex was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia that normally strikes adults, said his father, Paul Marinelli. Alex's cancer has been in remission for three years, and he has been involved in the Light the Night walk in Hagerstown for three years. Last year's best fundraising team was St. Mary's for Alex, which raised $6,000.
NEWS
March 31, 2008
Leukemia and lymphoma support John R. Marsh Cancer Center, in partnership with Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Maryland Chapter, sponsors a support group for patients and families affected by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, MDS or myeloma. Call 301-665-4650. Al-Anon/Alateen family groups Hagerstown and Frederick, Md., areas. This is an anonymous, confidential support group for anyone affected by the drinking of a family member or friend. Call 301-663-6626.
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