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January 10, 2008
Jan. 14: ddictions and mental health services at Hancock Community Center, assessments available by calling 240-313-3310 for appointment; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., pending assessment (sliding scale, Maryland residents only). Jan. 14: Bingo, VFW Post 10502, 7 p.m. Jan. 15: Hancock Rotary Club meeting, Park-n-Dine, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 15: Big Pool Ruritan Club, Big Pool Community Building, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16: Preschool story time for ages 3 to 5, Hancock War Memorial branch of the Washington County Free Library, 1 p.m. Call 301-678-5300.
NEWS
October 29, 2006
Jasmine Lesky, 8, won a beautiful quilt in a drawing held Aug. 31 at Villa Maria of Washington County. The quilt was made by several women of St. Augustine's Parish in Williamsport. Marie Wilkes, organizer of the quilt project, reports that 45 children also assisted in the stitching. Jasmine is the daughter of Matthew Lesky. She is a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Halfway. The raffle helped to raise more than $800, which will benefit Villa Maria of Washington County, a behavioral health program of Catholic Charities.
NEWS
February 27, 2008
The Washington County Community Action Council will apply for a three-year grant to help low-income residents after the Washington County Commissioners approved the application Tuesday. If awarded, the state grant would provide $214,917 from 2009 through 2011 to pay for two case management workers, CAC Deputy Director Sherry L. Neil said. The workers would help low-income residents find mental health services, job training, health care, budget counseling, substance abuse treatment and other services, Neil said.
NEWS
May 10, 2005
Tuesday, May 10 9 p.m. on CBS "The Amazing Race 7" Just three teams remain, and tonight we'll have a winner. Give CBS some credit for not letting this go on longer than necessary just because the May "sweeps" aren't over. (Next week: The Academy of Country Music Awards.) 9 p.m. on PBS "Frontline" The idea of keeping mentally ill people in huge asylums was discredited years ago. But now almost 500,000 people with mental disorders are said to have wound up in jails and prisons that generally are ill-equipped to help them.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 26, 2011
Construction on the new wellness center at Boonsboro High School was completed in time for the new school year but there isn't enough money to staff it, Washington County Health Department and Washington County Public Schools officials said. After learning from the health department that there was no funding for the wellness center's staff, Boonsboro High Principal Peggy Pugh said she made a plea in January to local health organizations in an effort to get more health services into the wellness center.
NEWS
by ERIN CUNNINGHAM | April 27, 2006
Poverty, transportation, drug and alcohol abuse, and housing are just a few of the obstacles facing some Washington County residents. Members of various nonprofit agencies assembled Wednesday at Hagerstown Community College to discuss these issues during the first Community Needs Assessment Forum. The Community Foundation of Washington County and the United Way co-hosted the event. It was the first time the two organizations had come together to assess the needs of the county's nonprofit community in this way. "When you have organizations like Community Foundation and United Way seeking information from those organizations on the front lines, we can determine where the most crucial needs are," United Way Executive Director Dale Bannon said.
NEWS
By BRENDAN KIRBY | July 14, 1998
For years, the Washington County Mental Health Authority has employed case managers to meet with mental health consumers and refer them to various services. Soon that will change. When Phillip Dukes took over as executive director of the agency in March, one of the first goals he set was to get out of the business of providing direct services. Now, if a troubled teenager, for instance, is in need of treatment for emotional or psychological problems, he or she is assigned a case manager at the authority.
NEWS
December 28, 2007
Today Sunrise Rotary meets at Always Ron's Restaurant, 29 N. Burhans Blvd., 7:30 a.m. Washington County Health Department Health Clinic, Hancock Community Center, 126 W. High St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Preschool story time for ages 3 to 5, Central Library of Washington County Free Library, 11 a.m. Story time for ages 3 and older, Smithsburg Library, 11 a.m. Preschool story time featuring stories and films for ages 3 to...
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July 17, 2013
State gives county nearly $707,000 for children's programs The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously accepted an award of $706,675 for eight programs funded by the Governor's Office for Children. The programs, and their chosen vendors, with allocations over $100,000 included: Juvenile Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Initiative (Pressley Ridge), $174,625 Regional Family Navigation Program (MD Coalition for Families), $134,474 Rural Out of School Time Initiative (Boys & Girls Club)
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OPINION
By LEAH GAYMAN and BRAD SELL | March 25, 2012
The United Way and Community Foundation of Washington County are submitting monthly editorials to keep the Strategic Community Impact Plan (SCIP) process in the forefront of the minds of those in our community and to report on progress that is being made toward the SCIP goals. We are excited to share a productive conversation that has been taking place amongst many community partners around the topic of hunger. This Food Program Collaborative has been discussing issues, such as distribution of available resources, programs and eligibility, nutrition and gaps that need to be filled moving forward.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | September 26, 2011
Construction on the new wellness center at Boonsboro High School was completed in time for the new school year but there isn't enough money to staff it, Washington County Health Department and Washington County Public Schools officials said. After learning from the health department that there was no funding for the wellness center's staff, Boonsboro High Principal Peggy Pugh said she made a plea in January to local health organizations in an effort to get more health services into the wellness center.
NEWS
February 1, 2011
To submit a weather-related cancellation or postponement, send an e-mail to webupdate@herald-mail.com . Fort Ritchie Community Center to close early Tuesday Fort Ritchie Community Center in Cascade will close at 6 p.m. today because of the potential for icing conditions this evening. All p.m. classes and activities are cancelled for today. Information Night at HCC postponed to Feb. 8 The Biotechnology Summer Institute Information Night hosted by Hagerstown Community College's Mathematics and Science Division scheduled for tonight has been postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 8, beginning at 6 p.m., in HCC's Career Programs Building, room 125. Washington County Government meetings canceled Technical Advisory Committee and Interstate Council meetings scheduled for Wednesday have been canceled due to possible inclement weather.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | December 19, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- When former Brook Lane chaplain Deryl Fleming left last February after 16 years at the post, he said he wanted to experience a more traditional congregation. Now his replacement, Chaplain Ron Shank, is doing just the opposite. After 24 years as youth pastor at Maranatha Brethren Church in Hagerstown, Shank has taken on the rather unique congregation at Brook Lane - patients, youth and staff. "This is my first venue of this kind," Shank said. "The people I minister to here are constantly changing.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | August 10, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Where were the warning signs? Jeff Volansky has asked himself that question every day since his heart attack two years ago. There was some dizziness, but nothing that set off alarms. It came suddenly and left Volansky a changed man. "I've learned to take better care of myself," the Hagerstown resident said. "That was a promise I made to my family - and to myself. " Saturday morning, Volansky, 63, stayed true to his word by having his blood pressure and cholesterol checked.
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By MARIE GILBERT | August 9, 2008
Where were the warning signs? Jeff Volansky has asked himself that question every day since his heart attack two years ago. There was some dizziness, but nothing that set off alarms. No numbness, no slurred speech. It came suddenly and left Volansky a changed man. "I've learned to take better care of myself," the Hagerstown resident said. "That was a promise I made to my family - and to myself. " Saturday morning, Volansky, 63, stayed true to his word by having his blood pressure and cholesterol checked.
NEWS
By JOSHUA BOWMAN | February 27, 2008
911 center renovations reveal problems Moisture in the attic and failed waterproofing in the basement of the county's 911 center on Elliott Parkway will require almost $200,000 in repairs, Washington County Public Works Director Joseph Kroboth III said Tuesday. The problems were found during renovations at the building, which was constructed in 1990 under the former Washington County Sanitary District, Kroboth said. He said the building's original contractor installed the wrong kind of insulation and vents in the ceiling, causing it to trap moisture.
NEWS
February 27, 2008
The Washington County Community Action Council will apply for a three-year grant to help low-income residents after the Washington County Commissioners approved the application Tuesday. If awarded, the state grant would provide $214,917 from 2009 through 2011 to pay for two case management workers, CAC Deputy Director Sherry L. Neil said. The workers would help low-income residents find mental health services, job training, health care, budget counseling, substance abuse treatment and other services, Neil said.
NEWS
January 10, 2008
Jan. 14: ddictions and mental health services at Hancock Community Center, assessments available by calling 240-313-3310 for appointment; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., pending assessment (sliding scale, Maryland residents only). Jan. 14: Bingo, VFW Post 10502, 7 p.m. Jan. 15: Hancock Rotary Club meeting, Park-n-Dine, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 15: Big Pool Ruritan Club, Big Pool Community Building, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16: Preschool story time for ages 3 to 5, Hancock War Memorial branch of the Washington County Free Library, 1 p.m. Call 301-678-5300.
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