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NEWS
January 30, 1998
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department overtime budget is nearly depleted with five months left to go in the fiscal year, Sheriff Bill Senseney told the County Commission Thursday. The sheriff's department has spent about $24,000 in overtime and has about $1,000 left in the budget, Senseney said. The department will make changes in the way overtime and holiday pay is handled in an attempt to get the overtime spending under control.
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NEWS
December 26, 2000
Holiday closings of county agencies listed The following agencies and services in Washington County will be closed for the upcoming New Year's Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 1, only: HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> United Way of Washington County HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> State and county offices in the Washington County Courthouse and office buildings HEIGHT="6" ALT=" "> Washington County Health Department HEIGHT="6" ALT=" ...
NEWS
November 10, 2009
Second show added to children's reception The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will offer a second performance by Reptile World Inc. for its annual Children's Holiday Reception. The encore presentation will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance and cost $5 per person. The morning performance sold out in 15 hours, so call early as seating for the second show is also limited. Santa Claus arrives at 11:45 a.m. and refreshments will be served until 12:45 p.m. Professional reptile handler and renowned speaker Michael Shwedick of Reptile World Inc. will present information on the reptile's general characteristics, habitat, roles in the balance of nature, present status in the world today, conservation and value to humans.
NEWS
By DANIEL J. SERNOVITZ | December 11, 2005
daniels@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Is there such a thing as a holiday tree? At least one area resident said yes. Nikki Fuss, an interior designer at Neikirk's of Hagerstown, said a friend of hers would buy a potted tree every December that she would decorate for Christmas. Then, Fuss said, her friend would redecorate the tree for the holidays that come after Christmas, such as St. Patrick's Day, and buy a new tree the following December. "That was a holiday tree," Fuss said.
NEWS
December 23, 1998
Make sure you're well rested, buckle up and brace yourself for delays by factoring in extra time, experts advise the millions of people who'll be hitting the highways for holiday trips over the next two weeks. The American Automobile Association and state police officials in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania offer the following tips for safe and enjoyable holiday travel: Plan your route ahead, avoiding the congestion around major shopping malls and airports.
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Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville | December 23, 2011
The Polar Bear Plunge is just a few days away, and as the town of Williamsport is preparing for the New Year's Day festivities, two local businesses are making preparations of their own.   Jimmy Jewells, owner of Jewells & Jewells of Williamsport,  and Kathryn Meyers, owner of K&R Engraving in Hagerstown, have created a special trophy for the event called the Our Gang Did It! Hoping to bring added attention to the Williamsport Polar Bear Plunge, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Washington County, Jewells and Meyers created the trophy that will be awarded to the largest team of polar bears at the event.
NEWS
By DON AINES | December 7, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - 'Tis the season to be jolly, but for many the period between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is a time when they are overwhelmed by holiday shopping and social and family obligations. "We need to give ourselves a Christmas gift, and that gift is time," said Julie Marker, a staff nurse in the behavioral health unit at Chambersburg Hospital. She was the guest speaker Wednesday at St. John's United Church of Christ. Marker spoke to a group of about a dozen women on the subject of holiday depression and stress.
NEWS
December 20, 2010
The following is a list of holiday closings: City of Hagerstown Hagerstown offices will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Thursday, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 24. The offices also will be closed in observance of New Year's on Friday, Dec. 31. City offices also will be closed on Monday, Jan. 3 for the third of three work-stop days included in the city's fiscal 2011 budget. The work-stop days were set up to reduce expenditures. However, city officials note that emergency and continuous operations will function at all times.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | December 27, 2011
Will 2012 be the year that you brave the icy waters of the Potomac River and become a member of the Polar Bear Club? The community is invited to join the fun and “get freezin' for a reason” at the annual Polar Bear Plunge, beginning at noon on New Year's Day at Williamsport's River Bottom Park. To register, go to www.hswcmd.org . You can also register at the event on New Year's Day. Onlookers are also welcome. It's free to come out and cheer for your favorite participants.
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