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December 18, 2007
Hagerstown's last citywide yard waste collection for 2007 will be Wednesday. Residents should set their yard waste on the curb after 4 p.m. today. Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, branches and small sticks. Residents are required to bundle branches and sticks in lengths of 3 feet or less and no larger than 2 inches in diameter. The waste has to be placed in reusable containers, such as bins, paper bags, yard waste bags, leaf bags or garbage cans. Plastic bags will not be taken.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | November 27, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The long-awaited self-service Charles R. Biggs Recycling Center officially will open Monday, Dec. 15, said Bennett Lentczner, who chairs the Morgan County Solid Waste Authority. A test run will take place Dec. 13 from noon to 3 p.m., he said. Residents can bring their recyclables, including plastic, directly to the new recycling center on U.S. 522 at 2990 Valley Road, which is between Herb's Auto Sales and Eddie's Tire. It will be open Monday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., said Bill Pechumer, authority recycling coordinator.
NEWS
May 18, 2007
Put smoking issue on ballot To the editor: To all the people in Maryland and the nation trying to ban smoking: If you all believe we all have the same rights, then in Maryland, and everywhere, put the right to smoke or not to smoke in bars, restaurants on the voting ballot and let the people decide - not groups or politicians. As far as I know, we all still have the right to vote. A point to ponder: Until now I haven't seen a death certificate or an obituary that said "Cause of death: Secondhand smoke.
NEWS
By BRIDGET DiCOSMO | December 5, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- When Ron Nosalik and a handful of Boy Scouts from his troop in Upper Marlboro, Md., visited Antietam National Battlefield in December some 21 years ago, it was to earn a merit badge. They arrived to see hundreds of people arranging brown paper bags and lighting candles in the fields, preparing for what was the first Annual National Battlefield Memorial Illumination. "We were wondering what all these people were doing putting lunch bags down on the field," Nosalik said Saturday at this year's event.
NEWS
June 13, 2003
Stuffed Fish Newspaper Paper bags Markers or crayons Scrap paper and glue (optional) Unfold the paper bag into one large sheet. Fold it in half and draw the shape of a fish. Cut out the folded paper. Draw a fish eye, gill, mouth and fin on each side. Color the fish with bright colors and patterns. Add scrap paper with glue for more decorations. Staple the two fish together on the outside edge and leave an opening. Stuff the fish with newspaper and staple it shut.
NEWS
By LYNN LITTLE | September 12, 2007
September marks National Food Safety Education Month and the early part of the school year. As kids go back to school, parents have many things to worry about, including the safety of food their children carry to school in their lunchboxes or brown bags. It's a good time to review the following steps for packing a safe lunch: Keep everything clean. Start with clean hands. Wash with soap under running water, and clean food preparation surfaces and utensils. Bacteria that can cause illness might be on the outside of fresh fruits and vegetables.
NEWS
By TAMELA BAKER | August 28, 2005
tammyb@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY One potato, two potato, three potato - more! Potatoes were everywhere Saturday during the third annual Spudfest at the Washington County Agricultural Educational Center on Sharpsburg Pike. Potatoes were being harvested. They were being sliced and deep-fried for chips. And they were being used by children to stamp designs on paper bags. "We wanted to do something for the kids," said Frank Artz, president of the Friends of the Rural Heritage Museum at the ag center.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | November 10, 2012
It might have been an effort to feed the masses. Hundreds, then thousands of small brown paper bags were filled by busy workers, then loaded into boxes and onto a tractor-trailer. But this effort was not one to feed the hungry. The paper sacks were filled not with food, but with sand and candles, the light of which would represent and bring honor to the memory of the dead. About 220 volunteers gathered Saturday morning under a spacious pavilion at the Washington Country Agricultural Education Center filling luminarias for three separate illumination events.
NEWS
by KEVIN CLAPP | December 5, 2002
kevinc@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY - For up to two hours, in a parade of headlights snaking along Md. 34, the vehicles will wait to begin a silent vigil in honor of fallen heroes. Barring poor weather, the 14th annual Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. For five miles, more than 2,000 cars will pass through the Sharpsburg historical site, quietly making their way amongst more than 20,000 candles. Each representing someone killed, wounded or gone missing during the single bloodiest day in U.S. history - Sept.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | December 3, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Six-year-old Joseph Wolfe brought his festive Christmas spirit to the right place Saturday night. The Hagerstown resident attended the annual City Park Lighting wearing antlers and a red, blinking nose. "I'm Rudolph," said Joseph, who was persistent in making it clear he was there as Santa's lead reindeer. Joseph also had an opinion of the newly lighted park. "I like best ... the panda bear skating," he said. "It's cute. I like that. " Hagerstown Community Affairs Director Karen M. Giffin said the city has been lighting the park for at least 14 years.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | November 10, 2012
It might have been an effort to feed the masses. Hundreds, then thousands of small brown paper bags were filled by busy workers, then loaded into boxes and onto a tractor-trailer. But this effort was not one to feed the hungry. The paper sacks were filled not with food, but with sand and candles, the light of which would represent and bring honor to the memory of the dead. About 220 volunteers gathered Saturday morning under a spacious pavilion at the Washington Country Agricultural Education Center filling luminarias for three separate illumination events.
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By BRIDGET DiCOSMO | December 5, 2009
SHARPSBURG -- When Ron Nosalik and a handful of Boy Scouts from his troop in Upper Marlboro, Md., visited Antietam National Battlefield in December some 21 years ago, it was to earn a merit badge. They arrived to see hundreds of people arranging brown paper bags and lighting candles in the fields, preparing for what was the first Annual National Battlefield Memorial Illumination. "We were wondering what all these people were doing putting lunch bags down on the field," Nosalik said Saturday at this year's event.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | December 4, 2008
SHARPSBURG -- It's a sight tens of thousands of people travel from all over the country to see: The site of the bloodiest day in American history aglow with a spot of light for every soldier dead, wounded or missing. But where does one get 23,110 candles? And what keeps them burning throughout the six-hour event? The answers lie within a Medina, Ohio, company almost as old as the battle itself. Root Candles, which grew out of a beekeeping operation founded in 1869, has been supplying candles for Antietam National Battlefield's Memorial Illumination throughout its 20-year history, event founder Georgene Charles said.
NEWS
By TRISH RUDDER | November 27, 2008
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The long-awaited self-service Charles R. Biggs Recycling Center officially will open Monday, Dec. 15, said Bennett Lentczner, who chairs the Morgan County Solid Waste Authority. A test run will take place Dec. 13 from noon to 3 p.m., he said. Residents can bring their recyclables, including plastic, directly to the new recycling center on U.S. 522 at 2990 Valley Road, which is between Herb's Auto Sales and Eddie's Tire. It will be open Monday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., said Bill Pechumer, authority recycling coordinator.
NEWS
December 18, 2007
Hagerstown's last citywide yard waste collection for 2007 will be Wednesday. Residents should set their yard waste on the curb after 4 p.m. today. Yard waste includes leaves, grass clippings, branches and small sticks. Residents are required to bundle branches and sticks in lengths of 3 feet or less and no larger than 2 inches in diameter. The waste has to be placed in reusable containers, such as bins, paper bags, yard waste bags, leaf bags or garbage cans. Plastic bags will not be taken.
NEWS
By LYNN LITTLE | September 12, 2007
September marks National Food Safety Education Month and the early part of the school year. As kids go back to school, parents have many things to worry about, including the safety of food their children carry to school in their lunchboxes or brown bags. It's a good time to review the following steps for packing a safe lunch: Keep everything clean. Start with clean hands. Wash with soap under running water, and clean food preparation surfaces and utensils. Bacteria that can cause illness might be on the outside of fresh fruits and vegetables.
NEWS
May 31, 2007
"Church doesn't really do anything except for your belief in God. " What else did you want church to do? "Try being hit by a car and wondering how that would feel. " No, thank you. "Hagerstown has grown a lot in the last few years, and I feel that we need a L.A. Weight Loss program back here again. Does anyone who reads Mail Call know how you go about that and where you would go to to see about getting another weight loss place back in this town?"
NEWS
May 18, 2007
Put smoking issue on ballot To the editor: To all the people in Maryland and the nation trying to ban smoking: If you all believe we all have the same rights, then in Maryland, and everywhere, put the right to smoke or not to smoke in bars, restaurants on the voting ballot and let the people decide - not groups or politicians. As far as I know, we all still have the right to vote. A point to ponder: Until now I haven't seen a death certificate or an obituary that said "Cause of death: Secondhand smoke.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | December 3, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Six-year-old Joseph Wolfe brought his festive Christmas spirit to the right place Saturday night. The Hagerstown resident attended the annual City Park Lighting wearing antlers and a red, blinking nose. "I'm Rudolph," said Joseph, who was persistent in making it clear he was there as Santa's lead reindeer. Joseph also had an opinion of the newly lighted park. "I like best ... the panda bear skating," he said. "It's cute. I like that. " Hagerstown Community Affairs Director Karen M. Giffin said the city has been lighting the park for at least 14 years.
NEWS
By TAMELA BAKER | August 28, 2005
tammyb@herald-mail.com WASHINGTON COUNTY One potato, two potato, three potato - more! Potatoes were everywhere Saturday during the third annual Spudfest at the Washington County Agricultural Educational Center on Sharpsburg Pike. Potatoes were being harvested. They were being sliced and deep-fried for chips. And they were being used by children to stamp designs on paper bags. "We wanted to do something for the kids," said Frank Artz, president of the Friends of the Rural Heritage Museum at the ag center.
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