May 15, 2013
Keller Williams Premier Realty associates took the day off May 9, but it was hardly a day of rest. Associates of the real estate firm at Valley Mall chose to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED Day, one of the biggest events in the real estate industry. Short for “Renew, Energize and Donate,” RED Day was created to unite the realty offices and associates in an international day of service. As part of the event, the firm chose to spend the day at San Mar Children's Home near Boonsboro.
April 13, 2013
A man was flown to Meritus Medical Center on Saturday afternoon after the sport utility vehicle he was driving struck a tree on Pen Mar Road near Cascade, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said. The accident was reported shortly after 2:30 p.m., authorities said. Sgt. James Grimm of the Washington County Sheriff's Office said at the scene that the driver of the vehicle, whose name and condition were unavailable Saturday, was “conscious and alert” when he was taken away.
March 23, 2013
Rescue workers responded Saturday evening to a minor hang glider accident off High Rock Road in the Pen Mar area, a Washington County Emergency Services supervisor said. The supervisor said no one was injured when the pilot tried to take off and got stuck in a clump of trees. The accident was reported at 6:58 p.m.
March 15, 2013
If the four guys from Hagerstown Honda have as much fun on the sales floor in the upcoming year as they did lip-synching and swaying to The Temptation's “My Girl,” 2013 should turn out to be a fine year. Joined by several other spirited acts by Hagerstown-area professionals Friday night, the group took the stage at Hager Hall Conference and Event Center, performing a choreographed dance to the 1964 R&B classic before a crowd of about 300 people at the fifth annual Showcase of the Stars.
January 21, 2013
The Future Educators Club at Hagerstown Community College recently held a raffle to benefit San Mar Children's Home in Boonsboro. Student club members raised more than $900, which they presented to Daniel Day, San Mar's director of development, and Millie Steinke, San Mar's education and volunteer coordinator, in December. The funds will be used to purchase technology needed for educational activities. According to HCC professor and club co-adviser Mary Beth Chaney, HCC students will return to San Mar Children's Home in the spring to volunteer as tutors and peer mentors and to assist with a variety of social events for the children.
January 8, 2013
The PenMar Development Corp. plans to hire a real estate consulting firm in the near future and have a strategic redevelopment plan later this year, Executive Director Dori Nipps told the Washington County Board of Commissioners. The board held an evening meeting at the Fort Ritchie Community Center on Tuesday and Nipps told the commissioners that PenMar will meet with a consultant later this month. “We would really like to have a plan to work from in April or May,” Nipps said after the meeting.
November 12, 2012
Cumberland Valley Cycling Club President Teresa Deckert and Century event chairwoman Beth Johnston recently presented a check for $6,135 to Bruce Anderson, chief executive officer of San Mar Children's Home. The check was given at the Lifesavers 2012 Breakfast at Hager Hall on Nov. 3. The money raised was from the 2012 Cumberland Valley Century event, held in August. The ride benefits San Mar Children's Home. The check also included money donated by riders at registration.
November 1, 2012
Thomas Stephen Carnes, 70, of Wilmington, N.C., died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at his home. Born March 11, 1942, in Meadville, Pa., he was the son of Gerald H. Carnes and the late Anne Krawazyn Carnes. Mr. Carnes was a teacher and principal in the Washington County, Md., school system for 32 years, retiring in 1998. Following his retirement, he and his wife and a son relocated to Wilmington. He was active in and a volunteer with the Cape Fear Guardian Ad-Litem Association and Interfaith Hospitality at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
September 19, 2012
The Josh Tindall Combo is the featured group this week as the summer concert series continues at Pen Mar Park. The concert will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, call Jim or Fay Powers at 301-791-1551. TOPS 0462 Mack was the thinner winner for the week for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0462 in Smithsburg. He is now below his goal weight. Sallie recorded a loss and is back on track for the week. Mari, the chapter's newest and youngest member, led the chapter in chair exercises, which can be done at home.
July 31, 2012
The new owners of the former Fort Ritchie U.S. Army base squashed a few rumors Tuesday and fielded questions from some of the 200 people who rent duplexes and town houses on the base. More than 60 people, most of them base residents, packed the community center on the base to listen as Doris J. Nipps, PenMar Devlopment Corp.'s executive director, assured them that there is no danger of being evicted. Several attendees said rumors in the community were rampant, with the biggest being that PenMar is closing housing on the base.