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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | May 27, 1998
by Richard T. Meagher / staff photographer see the enlargement Government walks a fine line when it gets involved in a project like the new community meeting room at Frostburg State University's Hagerstown center, said Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II. There's always the threat that once it has a stake in a project, it will take it over, Bruchey said. Fortunately, the City of Hagerstown stayed on the right side of the line with this project by helping to get it under way with funding then stepping aside, he said following a dedication ceremony Tuesday for the project.
June 24, 2009
CASCADE -- The community meeting room at the Fort Ritchie Community Center will be dedicated Saturday at 11:45 a.m. in memory of Bob Davis, a driving force behind the redevelopment of Fort Ritchie and, specifically, the construction of the community center. The naming of the meeting room was requested by the board of directors of PenMar Development Corporation as a way to honor Davis' memory and his dedication to the people in Cascade and Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Davis, who died in 2005, was one of the founders of the One Mountain Foundation, an organization that works to unite the four mountaintop communities near Fort Ritchie and improve the mountain for the benefit of all through historic preservation and education, promoting culture, hosting mountainwide events and improving the general quality of life for the residents of the mountain, according to a press release from the PenMar Development Corporation.
By LAURA ERNDE | December 19, 1998
Instead of a $69,000 renovation, the Washington County Board of Education's meeting room will get new carpet. The School Board voted this week to replace the carpet in the 38-year-old central office auditorium. Standard Acoustical of Hagerstown, which bid the low price of $18,300, was awarded the contract. In October, Director of Facilities Management Dennis McGee had recommended a total makeover for the room, including drywall and ceiling tiles. McGee recommended enlarging the elevated podium for the School Board, which expanded from five to seven members this month.
February 22, 1999
The Washington County Commissioners are considering buying 104 acres of land at the Hagerstown Regional Airport. Tuesday, March 2 10 a.m. Washington County Commissioners meeting room 100 W. Washington St., Room 227, Hagerstown
October 5, 2000
Commissioners say they weren't told of plan for new room By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer Three Washington County Commissioners said Thursday they were not told of county plans to spend $325,000 to build a meeting room at a county annex building that is less than two blocks from an existing meeting room at the County Administration Building. continued But County Administrator Rodney Shoop said the plan was shared with the commissioners and the money was in the capital program budget, which the commissioners approved.
By DAVE McMILLION | February 29, 2008
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Designers working on a proposed $13 million judicial annex behind the Jefferson County Courthouse downtown now have phased a community meeting room into the building's design, and officials said Thursday they could be ready to search for bids to build the facility by July. Although county officials said last week that the annex could be open by late next year, they said Thursday it likely will be 2010 before it is opened. County officials have talked for years about building a court facility to meet the county government's growing space needs, and there have been several proposals.
February 12, 2004
HANCOCK - This winter's snow, ice and rain are believed to be the cause of damage to the roof of the Hancock Town Hall and Community Center, Town Manager Larry Logan said at Wednesday's Town Council meeting. The damage was over a section of the Town Council's meeting room, in which a hole in a ceiling tile and water damage to a few tiles were visible. Logan said he thought the damage was localized to that spot. "That's good news, because it'll probably make the repair much easier," Logan said.
by SCOTT BUTKI | February 5, 2003
The Boonsboro Town Council on Monday voted to introduce a resolution to increase its tapping fee for some future property owners. The fee is charged when the town connects a property to the town's water system, Town Manager John Kendall said. The town is proposing increasing the tapping fee for townhouses from $3,750 to $5,000, he said. A public hearing on the proposal is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. March 3 at the council's meeting room at Shafer Park. The change, if approved that day, will take effect that day.
December 29, 2009
Washington County Free Library holds Fridays at the Library for home- schooled children and their caregivers. The Jan. 8 session will feature "Animals at the Library. " The elementary students will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. The high school students will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. Middle school students can attend either session. The group will meet in the B/C meeting room at the Central Library, at 100 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. For more information, call Marsha Fuller at 301-739-3250, ext. 176.
July 11, 2006
The Washington County Commissioners' meetings will be moved in the next two weeks while elevator maintenance is completed in the County Administration Building. Today's meeting will be in the conference room of the County Administration Annex, 80 W. Baltimore St. in Hagerstown. The public session begins at 9:30 a.m. On July 18, the meeting will be at the Department of Water Quality Building, 16232 Elliott Parkway, in the public meeting room. Open session is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. There will be no meeting July 25. Meetings will resume Aug. 1 in the commissioners' meeting room, on the second floor of the Administration Building, 100 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown.
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | June 6, 2013
Citizens for the Protection of Washington County will hold its monthly meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Halfway Fire Co., Lexington Avenue. The agenda will include approval of proposed changes in bylaws, recycling and landfill fees, petition signatures, airport, Boonsboro Greenfest and results of petition drive. The meeting is open to the public.      Mall show features motorized products The Valley Mall will be showcasing all things motorized at the Get Your Motor Runnin' mallwide show on Thursday, June 13. Businesses that feature cars, trucks, campers, motorcycles, scooters, all-terrain vehicles, lawn mowers, boats, tractors, hauling trailers and other products are invited to display their wares from June 13 to 24. For information and/or to register for the event, call 301-582-0701 or email or
Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | May 26, 2013
ABC Cumberland Valley Chapter will hold a money bonanza Saturday, June 22, at Williamsport Fire Hall. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. and food will be served at 6 p.m. The grand prize will be $1,000, and the first and every 10th ticket drawn wins $40. Tickets cost $40 for two. Participants must be 21 or older to play. In addition to the drawings, there will be 50/50, music and beverages. For tickets, call 301-739-1190. Hagerstown Lions Club Tuesday - Richard Humbert, health inspector for the Washington County Health Department, will talk about what's involved with a public health inspection.
By DON AINES | | May 17, 2013
Franklin County Commissioner Robert L. "Bob" Thomas, who has been a commissioner since 1995, announced Friday that he will be able to continue serving in the post even as he undergoes treatment for the blood and bone marrow disease myelodysplastic syndrome. He made the announcement Friday in the commissioners meeting room, in the presence of his wife, Sherryl, daugthers Bobbie and Kelly, other family members, friends and fellow Commissioners David Keller and Bob Ziobrowski. Thomas said he will spend much of the next two to three months undergoing treatment, including a bone marrow transplant, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
By ROXANN MILLER | | October 24, 2012
The Chambersburg Area School Board failed to approve a districtwide dress code policy, deciding late Wednesday to send the policy back to committee. The vote was unanimous. It is scheduled to be back on the board's agenda for the Nov. 14 meeting. Several hundred people poured into the board's meeting room in the school district's administration building to weigh in on the controversial dress and grooming policy. The original policy banned shorts and jeans, but after dissension from many in the community, those are now permitted with some restrictions.
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | | June 21, 2012
People with strong opinions for and against a possible 23-mile bike trail packed steamy Boonsboro's fire hall Thursday night. The proposal is in its early, formative stage. Joseph Kroboth III, Washington County's public works director, said there's no local, state or federal money committed to the project, which has been estimated to cost about $16 million. Some at the meeting spoke in favor of the appeal of a new avenue for healthy exercise, and the possible tourism and economic development draw that a trail might have.
Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | June 11, 2012
LuHowl fundraiser to be held Saturday LuHowl, the annual Hawaiian-themed fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County, will be Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the home of Don and Jone Bowman in Williamsport.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the animal shelter's dog spay and neuter programs. Sponsors include Hagerstown Honda and Kia, Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, RBC Wealth Management, Sir Angus and Eleanor Lakin, Valley Pet Cemetery, AFLAC and Younger Toyota.  The evening will feature dinner by Bulls & Bears catering and entertainment by jazz vocalist Kerensa Gray.
Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | April 23, 2012
On May 5 and 6, the  Mansion House Art Center will participate in the annual Washington County Museum Ramble. The event is free. The art center will be open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. From May 4 to 27, Valley Art Association photography members will exhibit “Shoot the Civil War” in the North Gallery of the Mansion House Art Center. Discovery Station to unveil Moller exhibit Discovery Station will have a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday at noon for the opening of its Moller organ exhibit.
Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | January 15, 2012
Wells selected president of Locust Point group Perrin Wells has been selected as the new president of the Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point group. The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.  in the meeting room at Congregation B'Nai Abraham on Baltimore Street in Hagerstown. All are welcome. Lions Club Tuesday -   Business and administrative meeting, including a report on recycled glasses for Third World countries. Discovery Station Discovery Station will have a Titanic cabin, built to scale, on display Saturday at 2 p.m. as part of its Saturday Plus program.
By TIM ROWLAND | September 24, 2011
Many, many years ago in a land (sort of) far away, there was a state where the three commissioners - when faced with a tough agenda item - would adjourn to the men's room, hash out the gory details in private and then return to the meeting room, where they would calmly vote on the matter without comment or controversy. There was never any dissension, at least not in public. Everything passed or was rejected unanimously. At one point, this paper published a story about how the commission had met for something like two years or more without a single 2-1 vote.
Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | July 18, 2011
The Hagerstown Lions Club will hold a board meeting Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Legion before the regular meeting. Lions Club members are needed to help with parking at Ag Expo Wednesday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sign-up sheets will be available Tuesday.                                                   Jazz trio concert                                       The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present in concert a jazz trio consisting of Lydia Lewis, drums, Caleb Nei, piano, and Dan Zarcone, bass, Sunday at 2:30 p.m. A reception hosted by members of the museum's volunteer organization, the Singer Society, will follow the performance.
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