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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | October 22, 2012
A malfunction in a wall-mounted heater caused a fire Sunday that destroyed a model home/office in the Ridges of Tuscarora development off Lost Road, Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Nichols said Monday A woman who worked at the home off Soaring Eagle Way suffered first and second-degree burns on her right hand while trying to put the fire out, Nichols said. She was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg for treatment, Nichols said. A Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department firefighter also was taken to the emergency room for an ankle injury that Nichols said he did not believe was major at this time.
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June 28, 2005
HAGERSTOWN - Drees Homes, a national builder with over 75 years of experience in building award-winning custom homes, has opened a new furnished model at Westfields in Washington County. Westfields is located south of Hagerstown on the Sharpsburg Pike (Rt. 65) just minutes from Interstate 70. Drees selected the spacious Princeton plan as the model, a brick front two-story home with a two-car garage. This elegant home features four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. The Princeton has many amenities including a dramatic two-story foyer, a luxurious custom kitchen with a gourmet cooking island and a bright morning room.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | August 13, 2008
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A lawsuit filed recently in federal court claims that Montgomery Township, Pa., officials paid interest payments on a private developer's loan for 11 months, something that the developer says cost the township $3,000 to $6,000 a month. A Harrisburg, Pa., attorney representing the municipality acknowledged the payments and said they were made to help Winter Greenes Joint Ventures LLC while both sides dealt with the fallout of a decertified sewage enforcement officer.
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by Harry Nogle for HomeSource | November 11, 2006
Planners for the new Westfields residential community in Washington County believe its location is a "breath of fresh air. " David Wilcox, sales manager for Westfields, says the community offers convenience, quality, wide-open spaces, tranquility and planned recreational activities. Westfields is located less than two miles south of interstate I-70 on the Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65). When completed, the community may have as many as 750 homes. From Westfields, commuters can reach Frederick in less than 30 minutes.
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by PENNY GOLDSTEIN of HomeSource | May 20, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - This week's feature home is a model home in Warm Spring Ridge, a new community west of Chambersburg developed by Hanover, Pa.-based builder JA Myers. Nineteen single-family home plans are offered here, ranging from 1,688 to 2,770 square feet, and priced from the mid to high $200,000s. Floor plans include traditional two-story homes, two-story with a first-floor master bedroom and ranchers. All have poured concrete foundations, public sewer, and well water. JA Myers has been building homes for 35 years and prides itself on the degree of customization it offers.
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by MALINDA SHAVER of HomeSource | April 18, 2005
Prospective home buyers are invited to visit Fairchild Heights, where R & J Builders has opened sales in a second group of new three-level townhomes. The development has a prime location, near Route 11 and convenient to primary roads and to schools. Each home includes a garage on the lower level. Large living rooms and country kitchens are just the beginning. Prices will start in the $220,000's. Floor plan variations range from finished recreation rooms on the lower level, to vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom, with morning rooms and sunrooms in some units.
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by DAVE THOMPSON / for HomeSource | March 19, 2007
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Look out from the model home at Oliver Homes' new Winter Greenes community, and you'll see either the ski slopes of Whitetail Resort or wooded, rolling Pennsylvania hills. "You'll always have a great view from every window here," said Oliver Homes President Taylor Oliver. The new development is north of Clear Spring, Md. and a short distance southeast of Mercersburg. The recently built two-story model home sits on one of 23 lots rising off Blairs Valley Road.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | June 21, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Among the more than 150 people who gathered Friday for a grand opening celebration of the $73.5 million Gateway Crossing development and to tour a recently completed model home was Greg Baker, who plans to move into the development. Earlier this year, contractors finished demolition of the 50-year-old Westview Homes public housing project and started construction on the replacement community, Gateway Crossing, which Hagerstown Housing Authority officials hope will reinvigorate that part of the city's West End. Like the 600 others who lived in Westview Homes, Baker had to move out of the housing project while it was demolished and replaced.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | May 14, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Contractors have finished demolition of the 50-year-old Westview Homes public housing project and started construction of a replacement community that Hagerstown Housing Authority officials hope will reinvigorate that part of the West End. The new homes under construction for the $73.5 million Gateway Crossing development are designed to blend in with existing homes, Authority Executive Director Ted Shankle said...
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 2, 2013
More than 50 cases of unsightly, if not also unsafe, properties have been presented to Berkeley County's Safe & Clean Agency for mediation since it was formed in 2010. “It's a never-ending cycle,” said Donna Seiler, who, as a litter control officer and code enforcement official for the county, has fielded hundreds of complaints about excessive debris and condemned structures. The latest case to trigger action by Berkeley County Council on Thursday involves a mobile home park near Martinsburg Mall at the west end of Mall Drive.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | March 2, 2013
More than 50 cases of unsightly, if not also unsafe, properties have been presented to Berkeley County's Safe & Clean Agency for mediation since it was formed in 2010. “It's a never-ending cycle,” said Donna Seiler, who, as a litter control officer and code enforcement official for the county, has fielded hundreds of complaints about excessive debris and condemned structures. The latest case to trigger action by Berkeley County Council on Thursday involves a mobile home park near Martinsburg Mall at the west end of Mall Drive.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | October 22, 2012
A malfunction in a wall-mounted heater caused a fire Sunday that destroyed a model home/office in the Ridges of Tuscarora development off Lost Road, Hedgesville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Nichols said Monday A woman who worked at the home off Soaring Eagle Way suffered first and second-degree burns on her right hand while trying to put the fire out, Nichols said. She was taken to City Hospital in Martinsburg for treatment, Nichols said. A Baker Heights Volunteer Fire Department firefighter also was taken to the emergency room for an ankle injury that Nichols said he did not believe was major at this time.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | August 13, 2008
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- A lawsuit filed recently in federal court claims that Montgomery Township, Pa., officials paid interest payments on a private developer's loan for 11 months, something that the developer says cost the township $3,000 to $6,000 a month. A Harrisburg, Pa., attorney representing the municipality acknowledged the payments and said they were made to help Winter Greenes Joint Ventures LLC while both sides dealt with the fallout of a decertified sewage enforcement officer.
NEWS
by DAVE THOMPSON / for HomeSource | March 19, 2007
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Look out from the model home at Oliver Homes' new Winter Greenes community, and you'll see either the ski slopes of Whitetail Resort or wooded, rolling Pennsylvania hills. "You'll always have a great view from every window here," said Oliver Homes President Taylor Oliver. The new development is north of Clear Spring, Md. and a short distance southeast of Mercersburg. The recently built two-story model home sits on one of 23 lots rising off Blairs Valley Road.
NEWS
by Harry Nogle for HomeSource | November 11, 2006
Planners for the new Westfields residential community in Washington County believe its location is a "breath of fresh air. " David Wilcox, sales manager for Westfields, says the community offers convenience, quality, wide-open spaces, tranquility and planned recreational activities. Westfields is located less than two miles south of interstate I-70 on the Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65). When completed, the community may have as many as 750 homes. From Westfields, commuters can reach Frederick in less than 30 minutes.
NEWS
by PENNY GOLDSTEIN of HomeSource | May 20, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - This week's feature home is a model home in Warm Spring Ridge, a new community west of Chambersburg developed by Hanover, Pa.-based builder JA Myers. Nineteen single-family home plans are offered here, ranging from 1,688 to 2,770 square feet, and priced from the mid to high $200,000s. Floor plans include traditional two-story homes, two-story with a first-floor master bedroom and ranchers. All have poured concrete foundations, public sewer, and well water. JA Myers has been building homes for 35 years and prides itself on the degree of customization it offers.
NEWS
June 28, 2005
HAGERSTOWN - Drees Homes, a national builder with over 75 years of experience in building award-winning custom homes, has opened a new furnished model at Westfields in Washington County. Westfields is located south of Hagerstown on the Sharpsburg Pike (Rt. 65) just minutes from Interstate 70. Drees selected the spacious Princeton plan as the model, a brick front two-story home with a two-car garage. This elegant home features four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. The Princeton has many amenities including a dramatic two-story foyer, a luxurious custom kitchen with a gourmet cooking island and a bright morning room.
NEWS
by MALINDA SHAVER of HomeSource | April 18, 2005
Prospective home buyers are invited to visit Fairchild Heights, where R & J Builders has opened sales in a second group of new three-level townhomes. The development has a prime location, near Route 11 and convenient to primary roads and to schools. Each home includes a garage on the lower level. Large living rooms and country kitchens are just the beginning. Prices will start in the $220,000's. Floor plan variations range from finished recreation rooms on the lower level, to vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom, with morning rooms and sunrooms in some units.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | June 21, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Among the more than 150 people who gathered Friday for a grand opening celebration of the $73.5 million Gateway Crossing development and to tour a recently completed model home was Greg Baker, who plans to move into the development. Earlier this year, contractors finished demolition of the 50-year-old Westview Homes public housing project and started construction on the replacement community, Gateway Crossing, which Hagerstown Housing Authority officials hope will reinvigorate that part of the city's West End. Like the 600 others who lived in Westview Homes, Baker had to move out of the housing project while it was demolished and replaced.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | May 14, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Contractors have finished demolition of the 50-year-old Westview Homes public housing project and started construction of a replacement community that Hagerstown Housing Authority officials hope will reinvigorate that part of the West End. The new homes under construction for the $73.5 million Gateway Crossing development are designed to blend in with existing homes, Authority Executive Director Ted Shankle said...
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