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April 10, 2006
Students and staff at Pleasant Valley Elementary School celebrated Maryland Day on Friday, March 24, with many activities focused on the state and designed to develop the school curriculum. In the morning, students in Jenny Poling's class read directions for baking Black-Eyed Susan (the state flower) cookies. Legislative aide Lisa Baugher told students about some of the events that occur in the Maryland General Assembly. In the afternoon, students read Maryland literature from the school library, wrote poems and stories about Maryland and constructed a tissue craft about the Chesapeake Bay. Students from both Lindsay Weaver's and Poling's classes agreed to taste the cookies baked in the morning.
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February 6, 2007
ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Dignitaries, militiamen, musicians and citizens will come together at the state's first capital March 25 for festivities marking the 373rd anniversary of Maryland's founding. Historic St. Mary's City invites visitors to celebrate Maryland's founding March 25 by enjoying free admission to museum exhibits. Pomp, pageantry and music will embellish the official program, which begins at 1:30 p.m. in Town Center. Beginning at 10 a.m., kite flyers are invited to employ March winds and the open grounds surrounding Town Center to launch their favorite sail.
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February 27, 2012
Local representatives of the Disabled American Veterans participated in a ceremony celebrating National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, Maryland Day, on Feb. 15 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg. Jerry Barnhart, commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14, presented a $6,000 donation to Ann Brown, director of the Martinsburg center, to complete the Women Veterans Domiciliary Program. Three donations of $1,000 each were made to The Haircut Fund, which provides free haircuts and shaves to extended-care and indigent patients; for items and equipment for visually impaired veterans; and for the purchase of materials for smoking-cessation groups.
NEWS
March 31, 2009
April 1 - Washington County Extension Office closed. April 13 - New farm bill meeting at Extension office, 10 a.m.; must call 301-791-1304 to register. April 18 - Veggie 101 at Extension Office, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; cost is $20; must call 301-791-1604 to register. April 23 - Pasture Management in the Field at WMREC, 7 p.m.; must call 301-791-1304 to register April 23 - "Keeping it in the Family" at Extension office. 7 p.m.; must call Leslie at 301-791-1504 to register.
NEWS
March 23, 2009
Today, March 23 Young artists show Artwork by middle and high school students from Washington County Public Schools. Exhibit continues through Tuesday, March 31. On display at the library of University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, 32 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call 240-527-2722. Tuesday, March 24 School budget and vicious animals on agenda Washington County public school officials will present their proposed budget to the Washington County Commissioners at the commissioners' regular meeting at the County Administration Building, 100 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown.
NEWS
June 17, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Joe Harp would have hated this story. Newsmen aren't news or at least they shouldn't be, he once said. But when Joseph Moody Harp died early Tuesday at the age of 89, it was news - a recognition of nearly 60 years of journalistic excellence and public service to the Hagerstown community he loved. Harp had spent the last years of his life at Homewood of Williamsport, slowly fading away with the ravages of Alzheimer's. He died at Washington County Hospital.
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March 31, 2013
Alli Jacobson, a fourth-grader at Greenbrier Elementary School, was selected to represent Washington County at the annual flag ceremony on Maryland Day on March 23 in St. Mary's City. Alli and her family traveled to St. Mary's City for the ceremony. Each county in the state sends one student representative. As the county representative, Alli was responsible for presenting the Washington County flag before a podium of state dignitaries. Alli is the daughter of Allen and Christa Jacobson.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | February 23, 2013
Sam Fenati sees the push by some politicians for more gun control regulations as something more.  “It's not about gun control,” said Fenati while holding a “Don't Tread on Me” flag aloft for motorists passing by his position along Washington Street in Hagerstown to see. “It's about control.” Fenati said he drove about 60 miles from his home in Damascus, Md., to take part in the Western Maryland “Day of Resistance” rally in...
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February 27, 2012
Local representatives of the Disabled American Veterans participated in a ceremony celebrating National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans, Maryland Day, on Feb. 15 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg. Jerry Barnhart, commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14, presented a $6,000 donation to Ann Brown, director of the Martinsburg center, to complete the Women Veterans Domiciliary Program. Three donations of $1,000 each were made to The Haircut Fund, which provides free haircuts and shaves to extended-care and indigent patients; for items and equipment for visually impaired veterans; and for the purchase of materials for smoking-cessation groups.
NEWS
September 3, 2009
CUMBERLAND, Md. - On Saturday, Sept. 12, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter, in partnership with the Riverside YMCA, will hold the second annual Western Maryland Wellness Day. Program participants will be invited to attend various hands-on workshops, including self defense basics for those living with disabilities; seated chair massage; paraffin wax bath, ionic foot cleansing; acupuncture; nutrition, guided imagery; aquatic...
NEWS
April 21, 2009
April 23 - Pasture Management in the Field at WMREC, 7 p.m.; must call 301-791-1304 to register. April 23 - "Keeping it in the Family" at Washington County Extension office. 7 p.m.; must call Leslie at 301-791-1504 to register. April 23 - Franklin County horticultural spring meeting, Ag Heritage Center, 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa., 7 p.m.; 717-263-2195. April 23 - Well and septic system workshop, Fulton Theatre on North Second Street, McConnellsburg, Pa., 10 a.m. to noon.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | March 25, 2009
Born and raised in Washington County, I've always loved my home state. I can tell you the state flower is the black-eyed Susan, the state cat is the calico, the dog is the Chesapeake Bay retriever and the state song is "Maryland, My Maryland. " Although I've never competed in the state sport of jousting, I have on several occasions sampled the sweet meat of Maryland blue crabs. But Maryland food consists of more than just blue crabs laden in salt and Old Bay seasonings or served as a soup.
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March 23, 2009
Today, March 23 Young artists show Artwork by middle and high school students from Washington County Public Schools. Exhibit continues through Tuesday, March 31. On display at the library of University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, 32 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Call 240-527-2722. Tuesday, March 24 School budget and vicious animals on agenda Washington County public school officials will present their proposed budget to the Washington County Commissioners at the commissioners' regular meeting at the County Administration Building, 100 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown.
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