March 6, 2012
Officers of Hagerstown Masonic Lodge 217 were installed Jan. 11 by the Grand Line of Maryland.
June 4, 2012
Mary Louise Cole, 89, a resident of Glade Valley Nursing and Rehab Center in Walkersville, Md., passed away peacefully Monday morning, June 4, 2012, at the nursing home. Born Oct. 8, 1922, in Cotton, W.Va., she was the first of four children of Noah C. and Flora A. (Litton) Young. She graduated from Walton High School as the salutatorian of her class. She attended business school in Charleston, W.Va. Her first husband, Walter A. Power, whom she married in Michigan in 1943, died in November 1944 during World War II. She remained in Michigan, where she later met Melville H. Cole, and the two married in Boston, Mass., in April 1948.
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.
July 31, 2011
Richard Franklin Vining Sr., 78, of Falling Waters, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at home. Born Monday, March 6, 1933, in Star City, Ark., he was the son of the late Homer T. Vining Sr. and the late Neva Dale McGregor Vining. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman. He enjoyed square dancing, socializing, playing cards and traveling. He also loved to read and cook. He is survived by his four daughters, Kim Bishop of Pennsylvania, Michelle Vining of Maryland, Diana Vining of Maryland and Tana Barnes of Maryland; son, Gregory Vining of California; three sisters, Esther Kent of Mississippi, Fanny Carpenter of Mississippi and Sissy Mercer of Florida; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
August 11, 2011
Ashley and Danny Brugh II of Hagerstown announce the birth of a daughter, Cheyenne Marie Brugh , July 10, 2011. Maternal grandparents are Keith and Tina Harshman of Hagerstown. Paternal grandparents are Darrell and Marsha Ryan and Daniel Brugh of Hagerstown. Maternal great-grandparents are Isabelle Hostler of West Virginia and Nevin and Kendra Harshman of Maryland. Paternal great-grandparents are Bonnie Martin of Maryland and Donald Brugh of Florida. Paternal great-great-grandmother is Reba Martin of Maryland.
September 19, 2010
It's not too late. Voter registration in Maryland reopens Sept. 27 and closes Oct. 12. The general election is Nov. 2.
June 24, 2012
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