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August 7, 2013
The City of Hagerstown and the Rotary Club of Long Meadows hosted a rededication ceremony July 1 for the Rotary Club of Long Meadows Park. Rotarians, Antietam Garden Club, Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion members, city officials, Boy Scout Troop 103, Cub Pack 103 and community neighbors assembled for the ceremony. The rededication celebrated the successful public-private partnership that has contributed to the park's success throughout the last several years. The Rotary Club of Long Meadows Park was approved by the mayor and city council in July 2000 under the city's previous Adopt-A-Park program.
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | May 12, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com Edith Sweigert retired from her post as head of the Washington County Parks and Recreation Department a decade ago, but she never stopped working to better her community and improve the quality of life for its citizens. Sweigert, a woman known as much for her kindness and humility as for her award-winning stewardship of the county's parks system, started volunteering for various causes soon after she retired in early 1993. She does volunteer office work once a week at the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office in Frederick, Md., where her daughter is employed as a counselor.
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by RICHARD BELISLE | February 25, 2003
waynesboro@herald-mail.com The WAYZ Summer Fun Fest, Washington Township's most popular annual event, is looking for a new home, its promoter said Monday. The festival, which brings in headline country music stars along with local talent for free concerts, has been held at Red Run Park in Rouzerville, Pa., for the last 14 years, a venue no longer open to its promoter, radio station WAYZ in Greencastle. Marge Martin, general manager of WAYZ, said she's looking for another site in Franklin County to hold this year's event.
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By DANA BROWN | September 6, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Close to 500 people gathered for a longstanding Labor Day community breakfast to benefit War Memorial Park in Martinsburg early Monday. "It's kind of the unofficial end-of-summer event," Parks and Recreation Director Steve Catlett said. "You get a good meal, but you are contributing back to the improvement of the park. " The Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Association hoped to raise about $10,000 from the traditional breakfast of grilled steak, country ham, scrambled eggs, toast, juice and coffee.
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by TRISH RUDDER | July 27, 2005
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - More special events like wedding functions and wine and cheese receptions could be held on the grounds of Cacapon State Park if a rule change being considered by the state is approved. At the Morgan County park, and in most West Virginia state parks, events at which alcohol are served are allowed only in the conference centers or in restaurants. The Parks and Recreation Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR)
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By DAVE McMILLION | September 23, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- About 45 people attended a preview Wednesday night of a new Ken Burns documentary about the country's national parks in the Bridge of Life church auditorium on South Potomac Street. The six-episode television series, which begins Sunday on PBS, traces the start of the country's national park system in the mid-1800s and follows its development for nearly 150 years. Burns' film tells the story of the national park system using archival photographs, first-person accounts of historical characters and analysis from more than 40 interviews, according to a press release from the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, which sponsored Wednesday's speak peek of the film.
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By Dave McMillion | February 26, 2006
HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. - A National Park Service facility in Harpers Ferry that produces and designs media for national parks across the country will face about $400,000 in budget cuts next year, the facility's director told the Jefferson County Commission Thursday. The Harpers Ferry Center employs about 173 workers who earn an average of about $80,000 per year, Gary Candelaria said. Candelaria said one possible way to offset the budget cuts is to have workers who are eligible for retirement consider retiring from the center.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 9, 2013
Will Manning knew nothing of the Battle of Monterey Pass before he started his Eagle Scout project, but 80 hours of work on an informational sign for the battlefield filled in the blanks. Will, 15, built a wooden sign with informative text and images to help visitors understand what happened during the mountaintop Civil War battle. The 4-by-8-foot sign at Monterey Pass Battlefield Park off Pa. 16 in Blue Ridge Summit describes what happened there on the night of July 4, 1863. Last week, Will joined his father, John, and Washington Township, Pa., officials in commemorating his contribution to the municipal-owned battlefield park.
NEWS
March 6, 2009
Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed effective today at about 7 a.m. through Sunday at about 3 p.m. Park Central Road is closed between the Camp Misty Mount Entrance and Camp Greentop. Reservations for Poplar Grove, Camp Misty Mount, Camp Greentop and Camp Round Meadow will be honored. Hikers may access trails to Thurmont Vista, Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock as well as the Falls Nature Trail from the Visitor Center Trailheads. The Catoctin Trail will be open.
NEWS
January 15, 2009
Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park will be closed from Friday at about 10:30 a.m. through Sunday at about 2 p.m. Park Central Road is closed between the Camp Misty Mount Entrance and Camp Greentop. Reservations for Poplar Grove, Camp Misty Mount, Camp Greentop and Camp Round Meadow will be honored. Hikers may access trails to Thurmont Vista, Wolf Rock and Chimney Rock as well as the Falls Nature Trail from the Visitor Center Trailheads. The Catoctin Trail will be open.
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