August 5, 2013
Several people showed up at a Boonsboro Town Council meeting Monday night to express concerns about the use of “smart meters” to measure electric use in buildings. One of the people who spoke, Mary Schanno, said smart meters emit microwave radiation and is worried that their use is associated with health complications like insomnia and migraine headaches. Although Schanno said she fears the meters are being used throughout the county, a Potomac Edison official said last week that the local provider is not installing smart meters in its Western Maryland service area.
March 21, 2006
Maryland was banking on its savings account. The Terrapins men's basketball team figured it had a nice little nest egg of respect built up after all the years of success it had enjoyed under coach Gary Williams. But when it came down to it, Maryland's respect check bounced. It's no secret that Maryland's men's basketball team was upset by being bypassed for an NCAA Tournament bid. In fact, the Terrapins wore their pouts on their sleeves (they would have if their shirts had any)
July 28, 2013
Benjamin M. Seibert of Williamsport High School and Sean G. Kreps of Clear Spring High School were awarded $1,000 scholarships by Medairy Lodge No. 140 AF&AM Temple Association. Seibert will attend the University of Maryland and major in environmental engineering. Kreps plans to attend West Chester University and major in premed-anesthesiology.
August 20, 2013
A workshop on “Using Franchising as an Effective Strategy to Small Business Ownership” will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at University System of Maryland at Hagerstown on West Washington Street. The workshop is free, but registration is required. To register, go to www.westernmdsbdc.org , click on “Training Calendar” and the date of the event.
August 12, 2011
Students in the Church School Primary Class of St. John's Episcopal Church in Hagerstown won the Bishop's Choice Award for the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland in the annual All God's Peeps contest. The children designed and built a diorama with leftover Easter candy. Pictured with their diorama are Nathanael Mummert, Adam Hebb, Rachel Hebb, Mary Miller, Matthew Mummert, Liam Happel, Brent Martin, C.J. Sealing, and Elizabeth Happel.
May 11, 2009
Hagerstown Community College staff and students took part in the annual Walk MS on April 18 at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. HCC academic adviser Monica Hutchins first formed her team, "Baby Steps 4 Mommy," in 2004. This year, Hutchins' team consisted of more than 35 participants, which included HCC staff and students, as well as Hutchins' friends and family. Hutchins and her team raised more than $2,000 for Walk MS, a feat that earned them the Top Fundraising Team award for 2009.
March 9, 2013
University System could move to clear way for BOE To the editor: The downtown University System of Maryland at Hagerstown is needing more space. The Board of Education needs a new home. The University System of Maryland occupies a recently renovated building that is likely to be in a mostly move-in condition. The Allegheny Energy building, currently being considered for the BOE, could be suitable for the University System of Maryland due to its anticipated expansion.
December 23, 2012
Residents of Maryland can ring in the New Year with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January. By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two white flowering dogwoods, two flowering crabapples, two Washington hawthorns, two American redbuds and two goldenraintrees. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Feb. 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions.
June 29, 2009
The Hagerstown Lions Club recently presented $1,000 Massey H. Roe Youth Foundation Scholarships to eight local students. The scholarship winners are: o Lauren Metz, who graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 2008 and is attending St. Mary's College of Maryland o Robert Mothershed, who graduated from North High in 2007 and attends the University of Maryland o Elizabeth Sager, who graduated from North High in 2007 and attends...
December 5, 2012
Same-sex couples in Maryland should be able to start getting marriage licenses on Thursday for weddings to be held on or after Jan. 1. On Thursday morning, Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to sign a proclamation certifying the Nov. 6 election results, including a referendum that affirmed Maryland's new law allowing same-sex marriage. Raquel Guillory, a spokeswoman for O'Malley, wrote in an email on Wednesday that clerks of the circuit court in Maryland's 23 counties and Baltimore City, who issue marriage licenses, will be notified after the proclamation is signed.