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December 3, 2007
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Planetarium will present a program on Mars on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. These programs are free and open to the public. Staff development credit is available for teachers and school system employees. No one will admitted to the planetarium, once the program has begun due to safety concerns. Berkeley County Planetarium is in Hedgesville High School on W.Va. 9. For further information about the Mars programs at Berkeley County Planetarium, call Elizabeth S. Wasiluk, planetarium director at 304- 754-3354, ext. 3140
July 17, 2009
YOUTH BASEBALL PONY 13 Regional Mars, Pa. 7, Hagerstown 6 BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Dylan Stouffer had two hits, including a two-run homer in the first inning, but Hagerstown lost to Mars on Friday in the second round. Tyler Walling and Austin Stone had two hits each. Hagerstown will play Butler, Pa., this morning at 10.
August 6, 1997
Letters to the editor Some questions on Mars landing To the editor: The Mars landing and exploration generates several questions that need to be asked and answered to forestall skepticism about what is being presented for public consumption. First, we see on TV what is supposedly from a camera somewhere in back of the robot showing the robot and the area ahead. In the past to get such a picture another camera had to be used adjacent to the area. In the moon landing this was accomplished by another member of the mission.
by KATE S. ALEXANDER | October 27, 2006
SHIPPENSBURG, PA. - Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin visited Shippensburg University on Thursday and spoke casually of the past, the present and, as he said, "most importantly" the future. "We need to get back into exploration," the 76-year-old said to the audience of about 1,000 people, reassuring them that if America did, "we will get to Mars. " Since his landmark flight in 1969, Aldrin has spent his life working in space exploration. The founder of the Share Space Foundation, Aldrin said one of his foundation's goals is to encourage students so that future generations can experience what space is like.
by TIM ROWLAND | July 28, 2005
How cool would it be to hear your doctor tell you to "take two M&Ms and call me in the morning?" It might happen, according to a corporation which, according to the Washington Post, is holding "serious discussions with large pharmaceutical companies about the development of a line of cocoa-based prescription drugs that could help treat diabetes, some forms of dementia and other ailments. " In the interest of full disclosure, it should be mentioned in passing that the corporation that is pushing the idea is Mars Inc., makers of many things chocolate, so if you stretched the imagination you might be able to construe a potential conflict of interest.
By ROD MARTIN / Brish Planetarium and ANDY SMETZER / Tristate Astronomers | November 30, 2009
Visible evening planets Jupiter is in the southwest after sunset. Mercury is visible low in the southwest. Mars rises before midnight. Visible morning planets Mars is high in the southwest. Saturn rises shortly before the sun. For more information about the visible evening planets and nighttime sky, download the planetarium's podcast "Skylights" from . Solar System This month, the visible planets seem to be in transition.
by TIM ROWLAND | December 18, 2003
The dark, underground electronic enclave at my home will no longer be known as the "Batcave. " It will forever forward be referred to as the "Spider Hole. " I love that term to death, even though I don't have a clue what it means and no one in the press has bothered to explain. But we in the press know a cool word when one is passed down to us by authority, so why bother to question it? That's why "utility knives" overnight became "box cutters. " So they got the old coot. Mad props to our armed forces.
By DAVE McMILLION | | August 26, 2013
A cool breeze came up from the deep valley below and the view of Waynesboro, Pa., from atop the mountain at Pen Mar Park was as breathtaking as ever. Darwin Barkdoll of Chambersburg, Pa., stood at the edge of the park's scenic overlook and was picking out parts of his hometown in the distance with a big pair of binoculars. “This is a place I cherish,” said Barkdoll, who used to come to the park as a child to ride on a roller coaster and other attractions. Barkdoll came to the park later in his life when his employer - Landis Tool Co. - used to host Fourth of July celebrations at the park.
July 28, 2013
Hagerstown Community College recently recognized nine of its outstanding faculty members for the 2012-13 academic year. Each academic division nominated one adjunct faculty member to receive an award. Recipients included Donald Beachley from the Behavioral and Social Sciences/Business Division; Sandra Fales from the Developmental Education and Adult Literacy Services Division; Janet Salter from the English and Humanities Division; Christopher Amos from the Health Sciences Division; Kristina Davis from the Physical Education and Leisure Studies Division; Karen Wilson from the Mathematics and Science Division; Kathleen Quaile from the Nursing Division; and Douglas Courter from the Technology and Computer Studies Division.
July 24, 2013
The Cumberland Valley Century is a bicycle tour of Washington County. The ride will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will start and end at San Mar Children's Home in Boonsboro. Cue sheets, snacks and lunch will be provided for 25-, 63-, and 103-mile marked routes. Helmets are required, and minors must be registered by a parent or guardian. Proceeds benefit San Mar Children's Home. Registration for the event costs $30-35 before Aug. 3, and $40 day of the event.
By RAYCHEL HARVEY-JONES | | June 29, 2013
It is hard to believe that Jennifer Jenkins was a teenage drop-out as you watch her in her daily role as the general manager at PepsiCo in Frederick, Md. She is the only female in PepsiCo's Frederick market to hold this position.  “I was a rebel and always in trouble. I had attended several different facilities to try to amend my behavior,” said Jenkins, who originally is from Hagerstown but now calls Falling Waters, W.Va., home. “My parents were divorced when I was very young and there was constant turmoil in my life.” She was sent to the Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center in Rockville, Md., and other facilities across the Tri-State area.  “Through juvenile services there were also other programs I tried, but I still continued to get into trouble,” she said.  When Jenkins turned 15 years old, there was an opportunity to place her at San Mar Children's Home as part of a group therapy home for one year.  San Mar Children's Home was established in 1883, when it was known as the Washington County Orphan's Home.
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.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | 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.
By DON AINES | | 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.
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