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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 30, 2013
A nearly 240-year-old building next to Hagerstown Speedway east of Clear Spring is housing a new bar and restaurant that is scheduled to open Saturday. A luncheon and ribbon-cutting ceremony were held at Thunder Road Bar and Grille, at 15124 National Pike on Tuesday. The Washington County Commissioners and other county officials attended. The restaurant is in a building that opened in 1778 as a hotel for people traveling by horseback and has since served as a hospital, nursing home, and various other restaurants, said Jim Mills, director of marketing and events for the restaurant.
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NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | November 29, 2012
Franklin County, Pa., property owners are facing a possible tax increase as the county commissioners hammer out the details of a 2013 budget that reflects increased spending at the 911 center and county-owned nursing home. On Thursday, the county's fiscal director presented a $107.3 million spending plan for the general fund. She and the county administrator cautioned that draft included all requests from department managers and would be subject to trimming. “This is an all-requests budget,” County Administrator John Hart said.
LIFESTYLE
July 16, 2012
Coffman Nursing Home, 1304 Pennsylvania Ave., will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday July 21. The community is invited to listen to local dignitaries Kelly Eakle and Ted Reeder. Entertainment and light refreshments will be provided. Tours of recent facility upgrades will be given. The tour will include the recently remodeled Rehabilitation Center, which includes state-of-the-art treatment programs and the newly added activities room, which is designed to promote the physical, social and mental well-being of the residents.
OBITUARIES
June 24, 2012
Julie A. (Troupe) Stone, 87, a resident of the Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville, Pa., and formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, June 22, 2012, at the nursing home. The service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro. Pastor Dirk Small will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Frederick, Md.
NEWS
June 14, 2012
Friday, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Washington County Commission on Aging ombudsman staff hopes to increase public understanding of elder abuse and let Washington County residents know where to get help if they have questions or concerns. To report suspected abuse in a nursing home or long-term care facility, call the commission's ombudsman staff at 301-790-0275, ext. 238, a confidential line. To report suspected abuse in the community, call Washington County Adult Protective Services at 240-420-2155.
OBITUARIES
June 11, 2012
Frances Elizabeth (Baker) Coulter, 90, a resident of Julia Manor Health Care Center in Hagerstown, Md., passed away peacefully on Monday morning, June 11, 2012, at the nursing home, surrounded by her loving family. Born Sept. 14, 1921, in Benevola, Md., she was the daughter of the late Hubert N. and Mary M. (Easterday) Baker. Her husband, Austin M. Coulter Sr. preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1995. Frances was a 1939 graduate of Boonsboro High School. She was a lifetime member of Benevola United Methodist Church in Boonsboro, where she served as a former Sunday school teacher and on the United Methodist Women's Guild.
OBITUARIES
June 8, 2012
Lucette Jeanne Flegier Kline died Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Manor Care Rehab and Nursing Home, Dallastown, Pa. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Lochstampfor Funeral Home, Inc., Waynesboro, Pa. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | trishr@herald-mail.com | June 8, 2012
The 2012 James Rumsey Technical Institute graduation ceremony was held Friday night in the Hedgesville High School auditorium. This is a “particularly good class,” school Principal/Director Vicki Jenkins said. “They came with a purpose.” About 110 full-time students graduated this year, Jenkins said. Clifford Arntz, the electromechanical technology I instructor, said that many of the older students are displaced workers. Dale Collene Scully, 57, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., was the top student of the Culinary Arts program.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 15, 2012
Evelyn Shaull, 89, of Boonsboro, competed Tuesday with her ex-boyfriend from more than 60 years ago in the Golden Age Olympics at The American Legion in Boonsboro. “Things between us haven't changed a lot,” she said. “I can't complain.” Shaull represented Reeders Memorial Nursing Home in Boonsboro at the event with her ex-boyfriend, Huffer Leon Young, 90. Reeders competed against seven other nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in the area. However, Shaull said the event was not about winning and losing.
OBITUARIES
April 26, 2012
Maurice L. "Mac" McCarney, 88, of Gearhart Road, Greencastle, Pa., and Quincy (Pa.) Retirement Home, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the nursing home. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Otterbein United Brethren Church, Greencastle. A memorial service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow the service in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle. Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle.
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