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March 12, 1999
Shirley Harris of Warfordsburg, Pa., offered some ideas of what she would call a "fun date" if she could find the "secret meeting" place of single people and actually meet a "real-life single person:" An afternoon of browsing through antique shops. Going to an antique and muscle car show. A leisurely hike on the C&O Canal. Drag races - Harris has attended races in Hagerstown and York, Pa. Harris would like to mountain bike at Whitetail Ski Resort. Although she's never tried it, she thinks it would be fun. She also proposes any activity related to the Civil War. "As for the dining out, forget the big meals.
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July 23, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Michele Drapeau loves getting on her mountain bike and heading down a trail with the trees racing past. Sometimes the obstetrics nurse at Jefferson Memorial Hospital rides not just for fun, but for a good cause. Drapeau plans to take her bike to Colorado in September to participate in a fund-raising event for the Jimmy Heuga Center to help those with multiple sclerosis. Drapeau, 29, of Shepherdstown, W.Va.
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | May 22, 2011
Dark clouds rolled over Greenbrier State Park Sunday afternoon, raindrops splattering helmets and leaving streaks down muddy calves, but the racers at the starting line didn’t seem to notice. In a mountain bike race, mud is just another obstacle, said pro racer Wes Schempf, 34, of Rockville, Md. Schempf was one of hundreds of mountain bike racers from throughout the region to participate in the eighth annual Greenbrier Challenge, a major cycling event organized by the Potomac Velo Club and sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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September 19, 2008
No injuries reported in fire at Paramount Feed Firefighters responded Friday morning to a fire at Paramount Feed on Longmeadow Road, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. No injuries were reported, she said. Firefighters were at the scene until 8:04 a.m. One person taken to hospital following Berkeley County, W.Va., accident MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- West Virginia State Police responded this morning to an accident in the area of U.S. 11 and W.Va.
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By GUY FLETCHER | September 6, 1998
MERCERSBURG, Pa. - When he was growing up in Middletown, Md., John Kee loved the outdoors, especially the mountains, and he knew someday he would make a career there. Recently, as he took in the picturesque view of Whitetail Ski Resort and Mountain Biking Center from atop his bike, Kee was beaming when he spoke about realizing his dream. "It's definitely not a bad place to spend my day," said Kee, 28, of Hagerstown. Kee is the mountain bike school director at Whitetail, as well as the resort's mountain bike events coordinator.
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by DAVE McMILLION | August 7, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com There's no sign or fancy lights directing you in. The only hint that bicycles are for sale is when they appear in Wallace Reynolds' yard along W.Va. 9 west of Martinsburg. They're parked single file in several rows, and come in all shapes and sizes: three-wheelers, dirt bikes, cruisers and tandems. It's not a big deal, but people in the area know to go to Reynolds for bikes. The retired federal government worker said he has sold about 700 bikes since he began restoring them about nine years ago. Reynolds said he began restoring bikes after a friend told him about bicycling at the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
NEWS
July 25, 1997
To Michele Drapeau, an obstetrics nurse at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, who's taking her mountain bike to Colorado to ride in a fund-raiser for a multiple sclerosis center there. To South Mountain's Little League team, for the work that won them a spot in state tourney competition for the first time in the league's 27-year history. They play tonight at 6 p.m. at Hagerstown's Staley Park. To Maryland officials, for their welcome (if belated) decision to include Jonathan Street residents in discussions of how to spend $221,000 in funds to combat crime in their neighborhood.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | July 22, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MONT ALTO, Pa. - Drive by 306 Park St. and it's not hard to learn who Curt and Tawnya Finney idolize as their hero. White sheets hang on either side of the Finneys' front porch proclaiming their support for Lance Armstrong, five-time winner of the Tour de France, now under way in Europe. Five pillowcase-size sheets hang over the porch roof from upstairs windows, each noting the consecutive years from 1999 through 2003 that the Texan has won the international bike race.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | January 3, 2013
It's been more than five years since Michael Tomlin was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The diagnosis, made just before his 30th birthday, was two years in coming as other medical conditions were ruled out. Tomlin said it's a hard disease to diagnose as the symptoms are similar to Lyme disease and lupus. He said in 2005 his eyes “started acting up,” then the right side of his body went numb. It took four MRIs before the telltale MS lesions showed up. In some ways, the diagnosis was a positive turning point for Tomlin, 35. Since then, he's lost 50 pounds by eating healthier and making exercise a priority.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 29, 2012
On a downhill section of the course, mountain bikers whizzed by, their bikes kicking out stones as the machines rounded a curve by Greenbrier State Park's lake. On a wooded hillside on another part of the course, riders pumped their pedals to make it up the steep terrain. One racer expressed exasperation as he experienced equipment failure. Those were the scenes Sunday afternoon as about 500 mountain bike riders turned out in picture-perfect weather conditions to compete in the ninth Greenbrier Challenge.
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | May 22, 2011
Dark clouds rolled over Greenbrier State Park Sunday afternoon, raindrops splattering helmets and leaving streaks down muddy calves, but the racers at the starting line didn’t seem to notice. In a mountain bike race, mud is just another obstacle, said pro racer Wes Schempf, 34, of Rockville, Md. Schempf was one of hundreds of mountain bike racers from throughout the region to participate in the eighth annual Greenbrier Challenge, a major cycling event organized by the Potomac Velo Club and sponsored by the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 13, 2011
The latest designs for a pumptrack proposed at Pine Hill Regional Recreation Area in Washington Township, Pa., would not only have a course for smaller bicycles, but it would also be surrounded by an obstacle track for mountain bikes, township officials said Wednesday. Pumptracks require bicyclists to use their upper body to navigate a dirt track with various berms and bumps. An area where the proposed pumptrack would be established at the Mentzer Gap Road park is about 100 feet by 200 feet.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | April 5, 2010
Roger Elliott was home alone Christmas Day when he had his first stroke. The year was 1997 and Elliott was 29. But because of a rare untreatable genetic illness, it wouldn't be Elliott's last stroke. He has survived four strokes before he turned 40. "I have moyamoya," said Elliott, who's now 41 and living in Potomac Towers in Hagerstown. People with moyamoya disease have malformed blood vessels, making them more susceptible to strokes, said Dr. Marian LaMonte, who's chief of neurology at Saint Agnes Hospital Center in Baltimore and oversees Elliott's case.
NEWS
September 19, 2008
No injuries reported in fire at Paramount Feed Firefighters responded Friday morning to a fire at Paramount Feed on Longmeadow Road, a Washington County Emergency Services dispatcher said. No injuries were reported, she said. Firefighters were at the scene until 8:04 a.m. One person taken to hospital following Berkeley County, W.Va., accident MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- West Virginia State Police responded this morning to an accident in the area of U.S. 11 and W.Va.
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by JANET HEIM | December 27, 2006
Editor's note: There are a lot of people you see around town that you recognize, but don't know anything about. People like ... Meghan Neumann Age: 27 Hometown: Hagerstown Where would you see Neumann? The 1996 North Hagerstown High School graduate grew up in the North End and has been on the go since. She earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Eastern Mennonite University in 2000, is working toward a master's degree in health care and will graduate from medical school at St. Matthew's University in Grand Cayman in August 2008.
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by RICHARD F. BELISLE | July 22, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MONT ALTO, Pa. - Drive by 306 Park St. and it's not hard to learn who Curt and Tawnya Finney idolize as their hero. White sheets hang on either side of the Finneys' front porch proclaiming their support for Lance Armstrong, five-time winner of the Tour de France, now under way in Europe. Five pillowcase-size sheets hang over the porch roof from upstairs windows, each noting the consecutive years from 1999 through 2003 that the Texan has won the international bike race.
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