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August 26, 1998
Hurricane Bonnie will have "no effect whatsoever on Hagerstown," according to the National Weather Service. According to the latest computer projections, the hurricane was expected to hit the Outer Banks of North Carolina this morning or this afternoon and then move northeast back out to sea, said meteorologist Barry Goldsmith. Goldsmith said the most Washington County could expect is winds of 10 to 15 mph. As for the rest of the weather? "Lots of sun, then there will be lots of heat.
OBITUARIES
May 12, 2013
Nicholas “Nick” S. Frobouck, 62, of Sharpsburg, Md., and formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., passed away Friday, May 10, 2013. Born Nov. 10, 1950, in McKeesport, Pa., he was the son of Anne Stevenson of Bath, N.C., and the late Nicholas Frobouck. He was a 1968 graduate of South Allegheny High School in Glassport, Pa. Upon graduation, he attended California University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in geography. Nick owned and operated the Tall Timber Co. in Sharpsburg since 1985.
NEWS
February 1, 2008
Dave and Vicki (McClain) Danfelt of Hagerstown announce the birth of a son, Trevor Caden Danfelt, Dec. 17, 2007. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Barbara McClain of Hagerstown. Paternal grandparents are Thomas (Randy) and Linda McCrone of Outer Banks, N.C. Maternal great-grandparents are Warren and Caroline Grove of Highfield, Md., Nellie McClain of Boonsboro and the late Victor McClain. Paternal great-grandparents are F.G. (Happy) and Isabelle Miller of Maugansville. Luke and Amanda Distefano of Hagerstown announce the birth of their first son, Benjamin Ryan Distefano, Dec. 5, 2007.
OBITUARIES
August 16, 2011
JAN. 19, 1943-AUG. 13, 2011 Joseph P. Barnes, 68, of Crystal Falls Drive in Hagerstown, Md., entered eternal peace on Aug. 13, 2011. Born Jan. 19, 1943, in Hagerstown, he was the son of late John P. and Jane C. (Miller) Barnes. He was a graduate of South Hagerstown High School in 1960, where he played baseball. He was a Minor League baseball coach at National Little League. Joe retired from the automotive business after a long and successful career as an automotive salesman and manager from Hoffman Automotive and Younger Motorcars.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | January 23, 2013
It's nighttime on the fabled Outer Banks of North Carolina and a stretch of road from Frisco to Hatteras is swathed in darkness. A few yards from the asphalt are sea oats, sand dunes and half-buried wood-and-wire fences. But in these late hours, nothing is visible. During the day, soft clouds burn pink above the water and, in certain spots, wild mustangs graze on sea grass. This narrow band of sand known as the Outer Banks is a place of serenity and natural beauty - the kind of setting that beckons artists and photographers.
OBITUARIES
July 15, 2013
Gertrude W. “Gertie” Zeger, 94, of Mercersburg, Pa., passed away peacefully July 12, 2013, at her home. Born June 16, 1919, at Little Cove, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Chester T. and Gertrude Williams. Gertie worked at the former Jack's Drugstore for 35 years, and for 36 years, she was employed by Modnur Pharmacy, both of Mercersburg. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, as well as mother-in-law, she enjoyed participating in community events such as the Mercersburg Bicentennial Celebration, the 225th celebration and the 250th celebration, as well.
OBITUARIES
September 14, 2012
JoAnn Cheryl Schaeffer (nee Blickenstaff) of 206 Mustang Court, Gambrills, Md., passed away at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, surrounded by family. She had just celebrated her 69th birthday. JoAnn was born to Anna Mary and Joseph Maynard Blickenstaff on Sept. 4, 1943, in Hagerstown, Md.  She graduated from North Hagerstown High in 1961 and received her undergraduate degree from Frostburg State University in 1965. She also attended University of Maryland and Loyola College for graduate work.
NEWS
October 7, 2007
Welcome back, Jason, from basic training for the U.S. Marine Corps To the editor: This past week we got to see Jason Waybright, a son, a brother, a nephew, an uncle, a cousin and a friend, come home, all too briefly, from basic training in the United States Marine Corps. He made it through, beginning to end, the marching, the swimming, the Crucible, the hell - to be known as one of the few, the proud, the Marines. Jason happens to be this author's nephew and a wonderful kid. I still call him that, although seeing him in his fatigues, standing straight and tall, above even his father, I can't really say he is a child anymore.
NEWS
September 10, 2006
My family had rented a house in the Outer Banks (N.C.) for vacation. It was my sister-in-law's birthday and we had plans to rent a boat and go out for the day. Several of us were in the kitchen fixing something to eat when my brother came running up the stairs and told us to turn the television on. We watched in horror as they showed the footage from the Twin Towers. We sat there for a few hours in disbelief as we saw what was happening in NYC. Almost everything around was closed down that day. We weren't permitted to go out on the boat.
NEWS
September 3, 2010
MIAMI (AP) -- Earl is weakening on its way toward New England, and the once powerful hurricane is now a tropical storm. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say the storm is still expected to bring strong winds and rain to portions of New England. Earl is expected to pass offshore of Cape Cod overnight and reach the coast of Nova Scotia on Saturday. The storm has swirled up the Eastern Seaboard after sideswiping North Carolina's Outer Banks, where it caused flooding but no injuries and little damage.
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OBITUARIES
July 15, 2013
Gertrude W. “Gertie” Zeger, 94, of Mercersburg, Pa., passed away peacefully July 12, 2013, at her home. Born June 16, 1919, at Little Cove, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Chester T. and Gertrude Williams. Gertie worked at the former Jack's Drugstore for 35 years, and for 36 years, she was employed by Modnur Pharmacy, both of Mercersburg. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, as well as mother-in-law, she enjoyed participating in community events such as the Mercersburg Bicentennial Celebration, the 225th celebration and the 250th celebration, as well.
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OBITUARIES
May 12, 2013
Nicholas “Nick” S. Frobouck, 62, of Sharpsburg, Md., and formerly of Pittsburgh, Pa., passed away Friday, May 10, 2013. Born Nov. 10, 1950, in McKeesport, Pa., he was the son of Anne Stevenson of Bath, N.C., and the late Nicholas Frobouck. He was a 1968 graduate of South Allegheny High School in Glassport, Pa. Upon graduation, he attended California University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in geography. Nick owned and operated the Tall Timber Co. in Sharpsburg since 1985.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | January 23, 2013
It's nighttime on the fabled Outer Banks of North Carolina and a stretch of road from Frisco to Hatteras is swathed in darkness. A few yards from the asphalt are sea oats, sand dunes and half-buried wood-and-wire fences. But in these late hours, nothing is visible. During the day, soft clouds burn pink above the water and, in certain spots, wild mustangs graze on sea grass. This narrow band of sand known as the Outer Banks is a place of serenity and natural beauty - the kind of setting that beckons artists and photographers.
OBITUARIES
September 14, 2012
JoAnn Cheryl Schaeffer (nee Blickenstaff) of 206 Mustang Court, Gambrills, Md., passed away at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, surrounded by family. She had just celebrated her 69th birthday. JoAnn was born to Anna Mary and Joseph Maynard Blickenstaff on Sept. 4, 1943, in Hagerstown, Md.  She graduated from North Hagerstown High in 1961 and received her undergraduate degree from Frostburg State University in 1965. She also attended University of Maryland and Loyola College for graduate work.
OBITUARIES
August 16, 2011
JAN. 19, 1943-AUG. 13, 2011 Joseph P. Barnes, 68, of Crystal Falls Drive in Hagerstown, Md., entered eternal peace on Aug. 13, 2011. Born Jan. 19, 1943, in Hagerstown, he was the son of late John P. and Jane C. (Miller) Barnes. He was a graduate of South Hagerstown High School in 1960, where he played baseball. He was a Minor League baseball coach at National Little League. Joe retired from the automotive business after a long and successful career as an automotive salesman and manager from Hoffman Automotive and Younger Motorcars.
NEWS
February 1, 2008
Dave and Vicki (McClain) Danfelt of Hagerstown announce the birth of a son, Trevor Caden Danfelt, Dec. 17, 2007. Maternal grandparents are Robert and Barbara McClain of Hagerstown. Paternal grandparents are Thomas (Randy) and Linda McCrone of Outer Banks, N.C. Maternal great-grandparents are Warren and Caroline Grove of Highfield, Md., Nellie McClain of Boonsboro and the late Victor McClain. Paternal great-grandparents are F.G. (Happy) and Isabelle Miller of Maugansville. Luke and Amanda Distefano of Hagerstown announce the birth of their first son, Benjamin Ryan Distefano, Dec. 5, 2007.
NEWS
October 7, 2007
Welcome back, Jason, from basic training for the U.S. Marine Corps To the editor: This past week we got to see Jason Waybright, a son, a brother, a nephew, an uncle, a cousin and a friend, come home, all too briefly, from basic training in the United States Marine Corps. He made it through, beginning to end, the marching, the swimming, the Crucible, the hell - to be known as one of the few, the proud, the Marines. Jason happens to be this author's nephew and a wonderful kid. I still call him that, although seeing him in his fatigues, standing straight and tall, above even his father, I can't really say he is a child anymore.
NEWS
September 10, 2006
My family had rented a house in the Outer Banks (N.C.) for vacation. It was my sister-in-law's birthday and we had plans to rent a boat and go out for the day. Several of us were in the kitchen fixing something to eat when my brother came running up the stairs and told us to turn the television on. We watched in horror as they showed the footage from the Twin Towers. We sat there for a few hours in disbelief as we saw what was happening in NYC. Almost everything around was closed down that day. We weren't permitted to go out on the boat.
NEWS
August 26, 1998
Hurricane Bonnie will have "no effect whatsoever on Hagerstown," according to the National Weather Service. According to the latest computer projections, the hurricane was expected to hit the Outer Banks of North Carolina this morning or this afternoon and then move northeast back out to sea, said meteorologist Barry Goldsmith. Goldsmith said the most Washington County could expect is winds of 10 to 15 mph. As for the rest of the weather? "Lots of sun, then there will be lots of heat.
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