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By JOSHUA BOWMAN | November 18, 2007
Each summer, county government officials from across Maryland head to Ocean City for the Maryland Association of Counties' Summer Conference. The four-day event offers dozens of seminars designed to educate officials on topics ranging from public safety to financial planning. It is held every year in Ocean City when hotels are charging in-season rates. For Washington County officials, the conference represents the biggest travel expense of the year. The county paid $16,669.
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NEWS
November 11, 2008
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Independent Church of God, on W.Va. 9 west, is hosting a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pleasant View Community Center, about 1 1/2 miles from the Berkeley County/Morgan County line. The event is being held by the church's youth group to raise money so the group can go to a three-day Christian concert in Ocean City, Md., in February. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted for the dinner. For more information, call 304-258-4865 or 304-268-8815.
NEWS
August 23, 2004
521,837. That's how many miles Funkstown resident Thomas "Woody" McDonald had on his work van as of 8 a.m. Friday. That's enough to: - Get to the moon and back with miles left over. The maximum distance from the Earth to the moon is 252,020 miles. (Source: The World Almanac) - Make almost 21 trips around the earth's equator, which has a circumference of 24,901.55 miles. (Source: World Book Encyclopedia and geography.about.com ) - Take 210 cross-country trips.
NEWS
August 8, 2003
The Maryland State Dental Association named Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington, House Legislator of the Year for 2003. Donoghue sponsored legislation that will help dentists in pediatric residency programs and help new dental graduates throughout the country who wish to practice in Maryland, the association said. Donoghue will receive a plaque and get to choose a Maryland dental student to receive a $500 stipend. The award ceremony will be Sept. 19, during the Chesapeake Dental Conference in Ocean City, Md. Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington, will receive the Legislator of the Year Award for 2003 from the Maryland Retailers Association.
NEWS
December 22, 2009
OCEAN CITY, Md. - Jamie Beckley of Washington County was the winner of the Collegiate Discussion Meet at the 94th Maryland Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and Convention at the Clarion Resort Hotel in Ocean City recently. Her national competition will take place at the AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference in Tulsa, Okla., in February. The winners of the 2009 Young Farmer Achievement Award were Brooks and Katie Long of Washington County. Jason Watt of Carroll County captured the Excellence in Agriculture honor.
NEWS
July 20, 2008
Name of business: Alekos 2 Go Owners: Steve and Kiki Kontos Address: 511 Northern Ave., Hagerstown Opening date: April 2008 Products and services: Overstuffed subs and sandwiches, hand-carved gyros off rotisserie, souvlaki, spanakopita (spinach pie), tiropita (cheese pie), angus burgers, angus steak and cheese, low-fat soft-serve ice cream, fresh romaine leaf lettuce salads and other sandwiches and subs. Market area: Hagerstown How did you get into business, or what motivated you to start it?
NEWS
November 26, 2007
OCEAN CITY, Md. - Nine members of the Clear Spring High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter traveled to Ocean City for the 2007 Maryland DECA/FBLA Fall Leadership Conference on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The Clarion Resort Fontainebleau was the host site for this event. Members participated in the Leadership Academy and six workshops throughout the two days. The workshops helped members improve goal setting, recruitment, membership involvement, attitude, communication skills, responsibilities as officers, and knowledge of DECA and FBLA.
OBITUARIES
June 17, 2011
In loving memory of Heather Harris, June 23, 1973, to June 14, 2011. She is survived by Brenda MacBride Cole, mother; Heath Bates, brother, of Ocean City, Md.; Lisa Fletcher, sister, of Ohio; Gary MacBride, uncle, of Ocean City; Richard MacBride, uncle, of Gainsville, Fla.; Linda MacBride, aunt, of Bradenton, Fla.; Christy Kester, aunt, of Wilmington, S.C.; Adam Self, cousin, of Wilmington; Dana Self, cousin, of Bradenton; Lewis Campbell, cousin, of...
NEWS
February 5, 2008
Youth for Christ plans trip to Ocean City in March Metro-Maryland Youth For Christ will hold IMPACT 2008: Roadtrip youth conference for high school students Friday, March 28, through Sunday, March 30, at Ocean City, Md., Conference Center. The weekend will feature live music by national recording artists including Kutless, The Robbie Seay Band and others. Speakers include Fred Lynch and KP Westmoreland. Skit Guys will provide comedy. Adult training will be available with Ruth Haley Barton and Chris Folmsbee.
NEWS
September 21, 2009
JUNE 27, 1931-SEPT. 18, 2009 Robert Llewelyn "Bob" Whittington Sr., 78, of Hagerstown, Md., died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at home with his family. Born June 27, 1931, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Llewelyn Whittington of Hagerstown and the late Ethel McLucas Whittington. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired in 1993 from Eastalco Aluminum Company in Frederick, Md., with 17 years of service. He was previously employed with Brandt Cabinet Works.
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