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By DAVE McMILLION | August 29, 2010
HAGERSTOWN --Steve Gatz showed a crowd a chameleon, a bull frog, a lizard and other animals during a block party at the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church on Robinwood Drive Sunday afternoon. Then he needed some help. He looked around for youths who could help him lift a snake out of a plastic box. But this was no small specimen. It was a 14-foot, 130-pound Burmese python, and Gatz and several other people worked to stretch the snake out for spectators to see. "And he's half-grown.
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August 6, 1998
Hagerstown City Council members said Tuesday they will attempt to hold public meetings in city neighborhoods when an issue arises that affects a particular neighborhood. City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman broached the topic of neighborhood meetings because elected officials had said in the past they were interested. Councilwoman Susan Saum-Wicklein said she would favor having neighborhood meetings if they were rotated among neighborhoods and were extra meetings so the council could still hold work sessions at City Hall.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | January 12, 2013
When she still was in middle school, Ashley Jeter went with a group of girls from her church to serve at the REACH Cold Weather Shelter. By the time she left, she had decided she was going to open a homeless shelter of her own. In the words of her mother, Sandy Jeter, 49, of Smithsburg, “She was hooked.” “As a parent, you don't want to discourage your kids, but you need to make them realize that you can't just do something like that,” Sandy...
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | July 27, 2013
About 150 people attended Kaplan University's first Community Outreach and Public Safety Day in Hagerstown on Saturday. The event, hosted primarily on the lawns of the local Kaplan campus, featured more than a dozen area organizations, including the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Long Meadow Volunteer Fire Co. and Humane Society of Washington County, event coordinator Heather Guessford said.  “Everybody's offering a different niche of...
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July 25, 2005
Artists are invited to teach classes and display their artwork at Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. Teachers for the fall outreach art program are needed. Programs run about one hour once or twice a week. For information, call Ron Lytle at 301-791-6191.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | January 20, 2011
Luncheon planned Greater Campher Temple will hold a luncheon Saturday at Bethel Gardens Community Center, 356 Henry Drive in Hagerstown. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu includes fried chicken, green beans, potato salad, cake and drinks. The lunch costs $8. It will be eat in or carry out. To have the food delivered, call 240-217-9581. The event is sponsored by the Pastor's Aide Committee. Community outreach On Thursday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Commission on Aging will host an outreach event at the Bethel Gardens Community Center.
LIFESTYLE
September 16, 2011
The Alzheimer's Association presents "Alzheimer's Action Day on the Square" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, on Public Square in Hagerstown. A community outreach table will be on the square and anyone touched by Alzheimer's disease is can stop by to learn more about Alzheimer's Association programs and services. For information about Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, call 800-272-3900 or go to alz.org/maryland .
LIFESTYLE
May 6, 2011
The Bowl for the Cure Committe recently presented a $10,667 check to Alexandra Lee, community outreach advocate volunteer for the Susan G. Komen organization. On Feb. 27, the second annual Bowl for the Cure event was held at Southside Bowl in Halfway. The bowl attracted 111 bowlers to the event, which raises money for Susan G. Komen organization, an international organization dedicated to breast cancer awareness, education and research.  For more information about the event go to www.hagerstownbowlforthecure.co m or call Judi Quelland at 301-582-1499 or 301-223-6366.
NEWS
February 6, 2012
Members of the community are invited to apply by Feb. 10 to become Maryland Woodland Stewards, a program of University of Maryland Extension. The training process teaches participants how sound woodland management practices can be used to make wildlife healthier, more diverse and abundant, while enhancing other forest benefits. Each year, a select group of 25 woodland owners, managers and/or environmentally concerned citizens are chosen from applicants to participate in a 3 1/2-day seminar that emphasizes education through demonstration.
NEWS
March 14, 2001
Pageant winner takes wing By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY andreabh@herald-mail.com Photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer WILLIAMSPORT - To Miss Western Maryland Christina McAllister, beauty is ageless. The Williamsport High School graduate said her passion for building relationships between young people and senior citizens prompted her, in part, to participate Feb. 24 in the Miss Washington County and Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Pageant in Hagerstown.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | September 10, 2013
Dollie Wendel didn't know how many children in the community might be feeling the pangs of hunger until she began volunteering with the Berkeley County BackPack Program. “I didn't realize it was this bad until I came here to help,” Wendel said Tuesday morning at Hedgesville Church. Wendel is among a group of volunteers who come together each week to sort and package bags of groceries for hundreds of school-age children in need in Berkeley County. The nonperishable food bagged Tuesday was for 417 students from Berkeley County Schools to eat this coming weekend, said Jennifer Yeater, president of the county BackPack Program.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 3, 2013
People started lining up Saturday at 4:45 a.m. at the Mont Alto Carnival Grounds, but it wasn't for a chance to win tickets to the Super Bowl or see a sold-out concert. By 9 a.m., a line of more than 2,000 people wrapped around the carnival grounds waiting for Project Big Love to make good on its promise of a new pair of sneakers and school supplies for Franklin County children. Project Big Love, started by Waynesboro, Pa., businessman Shon Duty and his wife, Tammy, of the nonprofit Kaimon's Call, launched its first communitywide outreach Saturday.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 1, 2013
Shon Duty knows what it feels like to go back to school wearing last year's tattered sneakers held together with a prayer and some Shoe Goo. “I grew up a kid in California in a poor family,” Duty said on Wednesday. “I can remember going back to school with shoes that were from last year that either didn't quite fit or had holes in them,” he said. But times have changed for Duty as he and his wife, Tammy, are Waynesboro business owners who want to make a difference.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | July 27, 2013
About 150 people attended Kaplan University's first Community Outreach and Public Safety Day in Hagerstown on Saturday. The event, hosted primarily on the lawns of the local Kaplan campus, featured more than a dozen area organizations, including the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Long Meadow Volunteer Fire Co. and Humane Society of Washington County, event coordinator Heather Guessford said.  “Everybody's offering a different niche of...
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | January 12, 2013
When she still was in middle school, Ashley Jeter went with a group of girls from her church to serve at the REACH Cold Weather Shelter. By the time she left, she had decided she was going to open a homeless shelter of her own. In the words of her mother, Sandy Jeter, 49, of Smithsburg, “She was hooked.” “As a parent, you don't want to discourage your kids, but you need to make them realize that you can't just do something like that,” Sandy...
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | September 21, 2012
Friday night lights. Gridiron glory. With the start of a new school year comes another fall ritual - the return of football. But as teams step onto the field, coaches are chalking more than Xs and Os. Concussions are now part of their play books. There was a time when head traumas were called dingers and playing with injury was a sign of toughness. You got your bell rung, you sat out a play and then went right back into the huddle. But with former National Football League players bringing more public attention to the topic, the affects of concussions are being addressed at all levels of athletics, including youth programs.
NEWS
February 6, 2012
Members of the community are invited to apply by Feb. 10 to become Maryland Woodland Stewards, a program of University of Maryland Extension. The training process teaches participants how sound woodland management practices can be used to make wildlife healthier, more diverse and abundant, while enhancing other forest benefits. Each year, a select group of 25 woodland owners, managers and/or environmentally concerned citizens are chosen from applicants to participate in a 3 1/2-day seminar that emphasizes education through demonstration.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | January 6, 2012
For years, every time Winston and Susan Herbst would pass by an abandoned building in Hagerstown, they could only see the potential. "We'd say, 'That would make a good youth center,'" Winston said during a telephone interview. The Herbsts, who had spent nearly 30 years as youth directors at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, wanted a place where tweens to young adults could come, hang out in a drug- and alcohol-free environment, be safe and be surrounded by basic Christian values.
LIFESTYLE
September 16, 2011
The Alzheimer's Association presents "Alzheimer's Action Day on the Square" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, on Public Square in Hagerstown. A community outreach table will be on the square and anyone touched by Alzheimer's disease is can stop by to learn more about Alzheimer's Association programs and services. For information about Alzheimer's disease or related dementias, call 800-272-3900 or go to alz.org/maryland .
LIFESTYLE
May 6, 2011
The Bowl for the Cure Committe recently presented a $10,667 check to Alexandra Lee, community outreach advocate volunteer for the Susan G. Komen organization. On Feb. 27, the second annual Bowl for the Cure event was held at Southside Bowl in Halfway. The bowl attracted 111 bowlers to the event, which raises money for Susan G. Komen organization, an international organization dedicated to breast cancer awareness, education and research.  For more information about the event go to www.hagerstownbowlforthecure.co m or call Judi Quelland at 301-582-1499 or 301-223-6366.
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