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July 27, 2000
Two City Council members voice objections to new park sign A planned sign for new park space near the intersection of Northern Avenue and The Terrace in Hagerstown will read "Rotary Club of Long Meadows Park" despite the objections of two Hagerstown City Council members. In a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the council approved the sign, which acknowledges the improvements to the space being done by the Rotary Club. Council members J. Wallace McClure and Susan Saum-Wicklein voted against the measure, even though they both said they appreciated the club's work.
NEWS
by RICHARD BELISLE | March 17, 2005
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Work will begin soon on a new park to be built by the Waynesboro Rotary Club on 91/2 acres of borough-owned land near the Wayne Gardens subdivision, club members said. The Borough Council gave the $200,000 project its official blessing Wednesday. Jim Rock, a Rotary Club member, said the work could be done as soon as midsummer. The council also announced that state Rep. Pat Fleagle, R-Franklin, secured a $35,000 grant to build a pavilion in the park.
NEWS
April 22, 1998
WILLIAMSPORT - A public meeting will be held today at 7 p.m. at Byron Park in Williamsport on plans for a new park in Kemp's Mill bordering the Washington County Rubble Landfill.
NEWS
August 29, 1999
NEW MARKET - An area woman died in a Baltimore hospital Sunday after her car collided with a pickup truck in Frederick County, Maryland State Police said. Carol Elaine Abell, 31, of New Market, Md., was pronounced dead at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Baltimore, at 12:10 p.m., police said. The collision occurred about 1:35 p.m. Saturday at Boyers Mill Road near New Market Court. The driver of the pickup truck, James R. McGinnis, 41, of New Park, Pa., was released after treatment at Shock Trauma.
NEWS
September 21, 2000
Pa. firm wins road contract By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Franklin County construction company won the contract to start building a road into the Wharf Road Industrial Park being developed by the Waynesboro Industrial Development Corp., paving the way for the first tenants to move in early next year, WIDC officials said Thursday. The corporation will spend all of a $900,000 state grant putting in the road and utilities for the park's 12 lots.
NEWS
January 31, 2012
The Hagerstown City Council Tuesday took the next step toward constructing a new minipark in the downtown area by unanimously approving a demolition contract to raze two buildings at the corner of North Locust Street and East Avenue. The vote gives city officials the go-ahead to enter a $29,600 contract with Allegany Wrecking & Salvage of Hagerstown. Allegany will tear down the two vacant buildings at 101 East Ave. and 144 N. Locust St. to make room for a “pocket park” that will be accessible to the general public and add green space to the downtown neighborhood.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 3, 2012
Patriot Federal Credit Union presented a $25,000 check Monday for the Sept. 11, 2001, memorial fund for Franklin County (Pa.) Veterans' Memorial Park. The park being planned adjacent to Letterkenny Chapel will honor all veterans, but the centerpiece will be steel beams from the rubble at Ground Zero in New York City. That site was one of three terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Patriot Federal Credit Union will sponsor the American flag at the memorial park. “This donation gives us tremendous momentum for helping people understand the reason why we're seeking to do what we're doing with this project,” the Rev. Bill Harter said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 2, 2012
Patriot Federal Credit Union presented a $25,000 check Monday for the Sept. 11, 2001, memorial fund for Franklin County (Pa.) Veterans' Memorial Park. The park being planned adjacent to Letterkenny Chapel will honor all veterans, but the centerpiece will be steel beams from the rubble at Ground Zero in New York City. That site was one of three terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Patriot Federal Credit Union will sponsor the American flag at the memorial park. “This donation gives us tremendous momentum for helping people understand the reason why we're seeking to do what we're doing with this project,” the Rev. Bill Harter said.
NEWS
October 30, 2012
Despite a brief stoppage due to the inclement weather over the past few days, work is progressing at two City of Hagerstown parks, a Parks and Recreation official said Tuesday. Parks Superintendent Junior Mason said Greenawalt Park, a new downtown “pocket park” located at the corner North Locust Street and East Avenue, is expected to be completed within the next three to four weeks. Mason said the city is in the process of installing lights and electrical conduits at the site, which began as an old abandoned building that the city purchased and demolished earlier this year.
OBITUARIES
March 4, 2012
Ida A. Steele, 91, a resident of Menno Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Shade Gap, Pa., passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Menno Haven Nursing Home, Chambersburg, Pa. Ida was born in Thompson Township, Pa., on Nov. 21, 1920, the daughter of the late Dennis and Sarah (Gregory) Everts. She was the widow of William  Steele, whom she married Jan. 19, 1958, and who passed away April 9, 2000. She was a member of the Fair Ridge Assembly of God Church, Shade Gap, worked as a waitress at the Toll House Restaurant in Fort Littleton, Pa., for several years, and was a cook and well-known pie baker at Sunny Ridge Restaurant in Shade Gap, upon retiring at age 68. Her joys in life were fulfilled in being a homemaker, gardening, yard work, canning and filling special requests for her baked goods.
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NEWS
October 30, 2012
Despite a brief stoppage due to the inclement weather over the past few days, work is progressing at two City of Hagerstown parks, a Parks and Recreation official said Tuesday. Parks Superintendent Junior Mason said Greenawalt Park, a new downtown “pocket park” located at the corner North Locust Street and East Avenue, is expected to be completed within the next three to four weeks. Mason said the city is in the process of installing lights and electrical conduits at the site, which began as an old abandoned building that the city purchased and demolished earlier this year.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 3, 2012
Patriot Federal Credit Union presented a $25,000 check Monday for the Sept. 11, 2001, memorial fund for Franklin County (Pa.) Veterans' Memorial Park. The park being planned adjacent to Letterkenny Chapel will honor all veterans, but the centerpiece will be steel beams from the rubble at Ground Zero in New York City. That site was one of three terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Patriot Federal Credit Union will sponsor the American flag at the memorial park. “This donation gives us tremendous momentum for helping people understand the reason why we're seeking to do what we're doing with this project,” the Rev. Bill Harter said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | April 2, 2012
Patriot Federal Credit Union presented a $25,000 check Monday for the Sept. 11, 2001, memorial fund for Franklin County (Pa.) Veterans' Memorial Park. The park being planned adjacent to Letterkenny Chapel will honor all veterans, but the centerpiece will be steel beams from the rubble at Ground Zero in New York City. That site was one of three terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Patriot Federal Credit Union will sponsor the American flag at the memorial park. “This donation gives us tremendous momentum for helping people understand the reason why we're seeking to do what we're doing with this project,” the Rev. Bill Harter said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | March 7, 2012
A new lease unanimously approved by the Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday will keep the Trinity United Church of Christ parking lot available for public use. The borough council and church off North Potomac Street spent months negotiating a new contract to allow parking on the otherwise private church property. Leasing the lot for downtown business and special events parking will cost the municipality $150 a month, officials said. That is the same rate as used in previous years.
OBITUARIES
March 4, 2012
Ida A. Steele, 91, a resident of Menno Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Shade Gap, Pa., passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Menno Haven Nursing Home, Chambersburg, Pa. Ida was born in Thompson Township, Pa., on Nov. 21, 1920, the daughter of the late Dennis and Sarah (Gregory) Everts. She was the widow of William  Steele, whom she married Jan. 19, 1958, and who passed away April 9, 2000. She was a member of the Fair Ridge Assembly of God Church, Shade Gap, worked as a waitress at the Toll House Restaurant in Fort Littleton, Pa., for several years, and was a cook and well-known pie baker at Sunny Ridge Restaurant in Shade Gap, upon retiring at age 68. Her joys in life were fulfilled in being a homemaker, gardening, yard work, canning and filling special requests for her baked goods.
NEWS
January 31, 2012
The Hagerstown City Council Tuesday took the next step toward constructing a new minipark in the downtown area by unanimously approving a demolition contract to raze two buildings at the corner of North Locust Street and East Avenue. The vote gives city officials the go-ahead to enter a $29,600 contract with Allegany Wrecking & Salvage of Hagerstown. Allegany will tear down the two vacant buildings at 101 East Ave. and 144 N. Locust St. to make room for a “pocket park” that will be accessible to the general public and add green space to the downtown neighborhood.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | July 7, 2010
BOONSBORO, Md. -- New signs at Shafer Memorial Park will give the Boonsboro Police Department more leverage for enforcing trespassing laws, officials said. Recent loitering by juveniles and suspected related vandalism prompted police to post the signs on all six pavilions at the park, Chief Jeff Hewett said Tuesday at the regular meeting of the mayor and town council. The new signs read: "Shafer Park pavilions are for group use by lease only. Prior leasing arrangements must be made through town hall.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | February 15, 2009
RANSON, W.Va. -- "We need to protect this place," said a determined Jimmy Pierson as he stood on a crumbling cattle bridge over Flowing Springs. "Twenty years from now, this will all be surrounded by houses. We need to protect it now. " Pierson, 57, who manages parks for the City of Ranson, has his attention these days focused on nearly 40 acres of what a few decades ago was working farmland pinched between Flowing Springs Road and the new W.Va. 9.  It's bordered on the east by Flowing Springs Road and on the west by the Home Depot store property in The Marketplace at Potomac Towne Center.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | June 11, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Jim Rock feels the stone seating area around the flagpole at Rotary Park at Wayne Gardens serves many purposes, not the least of which is "to look over this beautiful park, our gift to the people of Waynesboro. " Rock, the president of Rotary Club of Waynesboro, joined about 60 other people to dedicate the park during a picnic lunch Tuesday. The club raised $195,000 and spent three years creating the 10-acre park in the south end of town. Donated labor, borrowed equipment and the efforts of special work days probably equate to another $100,000 worth of contributions, Rock said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | January 29, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The borough of Chambersburg has about $300,000 to spend on first phase improvements to Mike Waters Memorial Park and an equal amount of money to begin work on a new park, but plans for two others are unfunded at this point. Money for the South Second Street park named after the late community activist comes from state grants and local matching funds, Recreation Department Superintendent Herb Dolaway said Monday night. The initial funds for the Mill Creek Acres on the borough's South End is cash contributed by a developer in lieu of land, he said.
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