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NEWS
April 27, 2012
A vehicle pulling another vehicle on Interstate 81 flipped over Friday evening, sending one person to the hospital and clogging traffic, a Berkeley County 911 dispatcher said. One person in the crash was taken to Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. The crash, which happened around 7 p.m., slowed traffic in the northbound lanes, near the Maryland state line, the dispatcher said.
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LIFESTYLE
October 15, 2012
Author, physician and Maryland legislator Dan Morhaim will give a presentation and sign his book "The Better End," from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Ramada Plaza Hotel, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown. "The Better End" is about hope, empowerment, and inspiration at the end of life. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, contact Judy Ranieli at 301-739-1500 or judy@serafinifinancial.com .
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | November 17, 2005
bobp@herald-mail.com COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Milton Harris is a product of guidance and direction. Listening to both influences has made him the person and the football player he is today. When it comes to direction, the University of Maryland defensive back has looked to his parents, his cousin - former Maryland defensive back Madieu Williams - and coach Ralph Friedgen. It has turned Harris from walk-on transfer into impact starter in the Terrapins' secondary. But when it comes to direction, Harris gets his game plan from a higher power.
NEWS
September 18, 2009
Ron Ballard named Senior Poet Laureate for Maryland
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 11, 2013
In the 1950 comedy “Kill the Umpire,” Bill “Two Call” Johnson (played by William Bendix) is chased by a vengeance-seeking mob of fans after he made what they believed to be a bad call in a minor league baseball game. Calling balls, strikes and checked swings could be a thing of the past in amateur ball if the Eagle Eye Electronic Home Plate is all that inventor Jerry Spessard claims. He has enough faith in the product to begin construction of a plant in Hancock this June, with production expected to begin by fall.
NEWS
March 6, 2012
Officers of Hagerstown Masonic Lodge 217 were installed Jan. 11 by the Grand Line of Maryland.
EDUCATION
May 2, 2012
The Maryland State Grange has announced the availability of a scholarship for the deaf for the 2012-13 school year.  Individuals who are hearing-impaired or preparing to work with the hearing-impaired are urged to apply. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: be a Maryland resident, a Maryland high school graduate, or attend college in Maryland.  Complete applications must be received by June 1. Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 1. To request an application, call Donna Rowland at 301-582-3268.
NEWS
February 6, 2013
The Maryland State Grange has announced the availability of a deaf scholarship for the 2013-14 school year.  Individuals who are  hearing impaired or preparing to work with the hearing impaired are  urged to apply. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: be a Maryland resident; a Maryland high school graduate; or attend a  college in Maryland.  Applications must be received by June 1. Scholarship  recipients will be notified by July 1. To receive an application, call Donna Rowland at 301-582-3268.
LIFESTYLE
September 3, 2013
Antietam Tours will operate guided tours and transportation to four of the five wineries on the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail in Western Maryland. Tours will begin Saturday, Sept. 7. There are six tours scheduled for September and October, and groups of at least six may create custom tour packages for other dates.  “This is the best way I can think of to tour our region's wine offerings. Not only will participants experience most of our wonderful wineries, they'll get expert tour guide service from the experienced staff at Antietam Tours. This is an extraordinary journey combining agro-tourism, history and heritage tales, and unmatched Maryland scenic beauty,” said Tom Riford, president and chief executive officer of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
NEWS
February 6, 2013
Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone in Maryland who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm.  The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign. The Tree City USA program has supported community forestry throughout the country for more than 35 years. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions.
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