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By JULIE E. GREENE | June 15, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Washington County businesses are missing opportunities for work at Fort Detrick, some local business officials said Tuesday during a networking event hosted by the Fort Detrick Alliance. Before people commute to Washington, D.C., they should stop at Fort Detrick in Frederick County, Md., and see if they can work directly or contractually for the fort, said Kervin R. Spivey, a retired soldier who worked at the fort and is owner of Jen-esis, a telecommunications company in Hagerstown.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | October 25, 2012
Chris Weller will never put a price on her career. From her perspective, it has had inherent value, which is something she knew from the start. “There weren't many opportunities when I got started,” Weller said. “When I told my dad what I wanted to do, he told me that I 'was committing financial suicide.' I said I was never in it for the money.” Chris Weller is best known for putting the University of Maryland women's basketball program on the map. She has stacks of honors and accomplishments from her 27 years on the Terrapins' bench.
NEWS
March 8, 1997
Service Learning opportunities Mount Lena Recreation Club Greenbrier Road Boonsboro Contact person: Colette Rupert, 739-2935 Opportunities available: Several buildings, a fence and the inside of the pool need to be painted. Also, there is a need for help with landscaping of the property. Williamsport Retirement Village 154 N. Artizan St. Williamsport Contact person: Laurie Gauthier, director of volunteer services, 223-7971 Opportunities available: reading to residents, taking residents for walks, ice-water distribution, sharing talents and hobbies with residents - musical instruments, singing, dancing, juggling
NEWS
May 19, 2004
Possible naming opportunities for the proposed stadium at North Hagerstown High School: - North High Stadium - $1 million. - Athletic field - $500,000. - Field house - $250,000. - Track - $250,000. - Press box - $100,000. - Scoreboard - $100,000. - Concession - $100,000. - Lights - $100,000. Source: The North High Boosters Club Inc.
NEWS
July 21, 2008
The Bright Futures Program through the Maryland State Department of Education is offering an opportunity for childcare providers or people interested in becoming senior staff childcare providers. Candidates may enroll in up to three pre-service training courses (credit or noncredit at Hagerstown Community College) at no cost to the participant. Candidates must live in Maryland or work in a licensed child care/preschool program in the state of Maryland. Prerequisites are high school diploma, G.E.D.
NEWS
by BOB PARASILITI | May 24, 2005
bobp@herald-mail.com Like most minor leaguers, the Hagerstown Suns want to be where the action is. Unfortunately, the Suns' actions allowed the real action to pass them by on Monday. The Suns' version of the motion offense ran a little amuck as the aggressive style ran Hagerstown out of late-inning scoring opportunities in a 2-1 loss the the Legends. "When you want to play Major League Baseball, that's when all the action is," Suns manager Gene Richards said.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | October 5, 2003
tarar@herald-mail.com Women interested in getting tips on managing their families and their careers, improving their image or gaining leadership skills could find that information and more Saturday at Hagerstown Community College. The college hosted the first Washington County Women's Business Expo. Event Chairwoman Donna Smith said she hopes the expo, which featured more than 70 exhibitors, will become an annual event. Workshops at the expo included topics such as gender and communication, wardrobe building and figure enhancement, marketing businesses on a shoestring budget and domestic violence.
NEWS
by TIM KOELBLE | September 11, 2004
koelble@herald-mail.com INWOOD, W.Va. - Musselman's rate of success at turning turnovers into points wouldn't knock anyone's socks off. The Applemen intercepted a pass and pounced on two loose footballs in the first period of Friday's game against Sherando, but the opportunities blew away like Hurricane Frances as they failed to put any points on the scoreboard. Conversely, Sherando made the most of its conversion opportunities, turning two interceptions into touchdowns as the Warriors blanked Musselman for the second straight time at Waldeck Field, 21-0.
NEWS
January 28, 2003
SAT opportunitites available to Tri-State students So maybe you slept in last Saturday. Weren't up for the SAT test. Don't worry. There are three remaining opportunities to take the SAT in the Tri-State area this spring: Saturday, April 5 (Regular registration deadline is Feb. 28.) Maryland: Williamsport High School, Williamsport Pennsylvania: Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Chambersburg Saturday, May 3 (Regular registration deadline is March 28.)
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OPINION
September 4, 2013
Will the irony of Syria be lost on liberals? To the editor: Does anyone else find it ironic that President Obama is thinking of going to war with Syria over “weapons of mass destruction?” It appears that we are very close to taking military action against Syria over reports that they used chemical weapons on their own people. Ten years ago, liberals were saying, “Bush lied; people died,” when they thought no WMDs were found in Iraq. Those of us who are clear thinkers saw the satellite photos of convoys heading to Syria and suspected that Saddam Hussein was shipping his chemical weapons there.
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SPORTS
By MARK KELLER | keller@herald-mail.com | September 4, 2013
It's been an offseason of change for the Williamsport football program. New head coach and coaching staff. New offensive schemes. New look in the locker room. Vince Ahearn knows all of that change also means new opportunities. “We're trying to build off what's been done in the past and continue to build this program,” said Ahearn, who took the head coaching position at Williamsport in February after 17 seasons at Frederick. “The kids, they're excited. Change means new opportunities and there's a lot of excitement and a lot of potential here.” All the same, Ahearn is cautious about going overboard.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | koelble@herald-mail.com | September 1, 2013
One thing is for certain in 2013: There will be a new Herald-Mail Washington County Golfer of the Year when it comes time for postseason awards. Gone from the county's prep golf scene is three-time player of the year Aaron Staley, a North Hagerstown graduate now at McDaniel College. A couple of golfers are likely candidates for the honors as the season begins. That said, there are not many players returning who earned all-county first team or honorable mention honors in 2012. North Hagerstown senior Drew Miguel is the lone individual on last year's first team returning in 2013, and he'll be the top Hub as the team attempts to earn a trip to the Maryland Class 4A/3A state finals.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | August 31, 2013
From the time Bill Dietrich formed the Two Top Mountain Adaptive Sports Foundation in 2007, his mission has included teaching those with physical disabilities how to ski. Doing so is not much different than teaching someone without disabilities to take to the slopes, Dietrich said this week. “Skiing being a gravity sport, it's how the person approaches it, whether they're disabled or not,” he said. “Gravity doesn't care if you're standing up or on a mono-ski. “We are really just teaching skiing and adapting it to them with their disability,” said Dietrich, the program's executive director.
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | August 25, 2013
An interesting scene plays out fairly frequently at Discovery Station in downtown Hagerstown. Parents bring their children to see the exhibits, then sneak back on their own to take in the show in more detail. Discovery Station is one of the inner city's success stories. Established in 2005, the interactive museum attracts 12,000 people a year, many of whom are from other states. It has become a crucible for local lore, with donations coming from area sources who aren't sure what to do with, for example, an antique M.P. Moller pipe organ.
NEWS
August 22, 2013
The executive director of the Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council has resigned, Berkeley County Councilman Jim Barnhart announced Thursday at the council's weekly meeting. Carol A. Goolsby, whose resignation is effective today, said she is taking an opportunity to return to her passion in higher education and plans to teach.  Goolsby, who tendered her resignation Monday, is leaving after more than seven years in the position. In her tenure, the council's staff has grown from one full-time and one part-time position to seven full-time positions, she said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2013
A new chapter in education in Franklin County, Pa., began Monday when Winebrenner Theological Seminary officially opened its doors at the home of the former Scotland School for Veterans Children. The school begins seminary classes this fall. “The way we are going to measure our success is not by the number of graduates, not by the money (the school) generates, but is the world a better place,” said David Draper, president of Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The Ohio-based seminary is affiliated with the Church of God denomination, but recruits students from other backgrounds.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 3, 2013
For 10 years, Ray Lizarraga displayed in his home a Confederate-style kepi that he obtained when he first started participating in Civil War re-enactments. He placed it on the head of an 11-year-old stranger Wednesday during a commemorative march on the 150th anniversary of Pickett's Charge. “I just wanted to have it here as a peace offering,” Lizarraga said of the hat. Eric Jackson of North Carolina grinned as he donned the kepi. He and his 13-year-old brother, Drew Jackson, walked a mile with thousands of other people on the same ground crossed by Confederate soldiers on the Battle of Gettysburg's last day. The crowd made its way up Cemetery Ridge to the so-called “high-water mark” reached by the Confederacy.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 26, 2013
A new policy concerning naming rights for Waynesboro Area School District facilities provides opportunities for a community foundation planning to launch a capital campaign. The Waynesboro Area Business, Education and Community, or WABEC, Foundation requested the naming policy be in place as it explores launching a capital campaign focused on athletic facilities, particularly the high school track and football field surface. “We're still engaging now in a feasibility study,” said Rita Sterner-Hine, principal of Summitview Elementary School and operations director for WABEC.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | June 7, 2013
North Hagerstown High School graduates stepped into the future Friday at a commencement ceremony marked by happiness, nostalgia, tears and laughter. There was loud applause for the 286 graduates and more than a few whoops of delight from the assorted parents and families cheering them on. Valedictorian Caroline R. Bradford told the graduates to “remember that North High is always with you.” “Remember that, at one point, tying our shoes or learning the alphabet was once a challenge .... ,” she said.
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