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By STACI CLIPP / 301-582-8057 | December 21, 2009
Merry Christmas To all my readers, family and friends - may you have a very Merry Christmas. Local pageants seeking contestants The Board of Directors of the Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation is extending an invitation to area young women between the ages of 13 and 24 to compete in their upcoming annual production and competition. Many scholarships and gifts will be awarded. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at Kepler Theater on the campus of Hagerstown Community College.
April 2, 2010
A warm, sunny weekend is forecast. It sounds ideal for some playtime in the park, a walk in the neighborhood or pickup game at a community ballpark. It has been a long, cold winter, and it's time to get moving outside. We especially need to encourage our children to get away from their computers, TVs and cell phones -- we may have to text them with this message -- so they can get some fresh air. These thoughts were occurring to me as my daughter shared about the physical fitness activities in her gym class.
By JULIE E. GREENE | February 8, 2009
Miss America - Miss Indiana Katie Stam - was crowned just two weeks and a night ago and already it's time to start the entire process all over again. Eight contestants will compete for Miss Washington County and Miss Western Maryland crowns this Saturday night at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater. The evening also will include the competitions for Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen and Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen. After only awarding two crowns last year due to financial concerns and lack of manpower, pageant officials will award four crowns at this year's Washington County event.
By BOB POOR | August 28, 2008
Q: Your article on sarcopenia and the need for weight training for seniors stirred me to start exercising again. Now, I am hearing that we also need to practice "brain fitness. " Can you enlighten us? A: Glad you asked I need a little brain fitness myself. If you explore the Wikipedia Web site, brain fitness is described as the capacity for a person to meet the various cognitive demands of life. A major hypothesis is that improvement in cognitive abilities through brain exercise represents brain fitness, in an analogy with how physical exercise produces physical fitness.
by JULIE E. GREENE | August 7, 2006
Nicole Teasley knows what a workout it is to push her children around in a stroller. "Sometimes I take them to the mall for a workout," says Teasley, of Martinsburg, W.Va. Counting Gracie, 4; Dylan, 2 1/2; and the stroller she says she's pushing around more than 100 pounds at least a mile a day. Some days it's a lot more than a mile. Pushing a stroller 1 1/2 miles for 30 minutes can burn 150 calories, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
September 7, 2006
Callaham: I'll sort the good ideas from the not-so-good To the editor: John Colson's Aug. 27 letter, "Tuition is not the pressing problem," contains questions that give us several reasons to ponder the focus of education in Washington County. Most notable in Colson's letter is the challenge to "Vote for ideas. " The task of an elected school board member is in part to be a source of creative ideas, and also to be the champion of ideas that make sense and deserve study by subject matter experts.
July 8, 2012
Physical fitness has been an important part of the overall development of Mother Seton School students.  This year, 43 students were awarded the Presidential Physical Fitness Award and 113 students received the National Physical Fitness Award during the annual field day events ceremony.  “I am so proud of all of the students' efforts and achievements this year,” said Danielle Kirby, physical education teacher. “I was particularly impressed by many students who were determined to achieve this level of fitness, and their commitment to keep trying throughout the year until they finally reached their goal.
November 13, 1996
11/13/96 Kelli Martin, a Springfield Middle School sixth-grader, was named Youth of the Month by the Washington County Commissioners Tuesday. Kelli, 11, of 13702 Woodland Heights Drive, is a member of the chorus at her school. She was named a good citizen last December and has received both the president's and the governor's awards for physical fitness for 1995 and 1996. Kelli's hobbies are horseback riding, gymnastics, roller skating, ice skating and reading, and she one day would like to be a veterinarian or horse trainer.
November 18, 2002
Ion Design FREDERICK, Md. - Ion Design, a graphic design firm in Frederick, designed the new poster for the 2002 President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. The poster is geared toward youths from first grade to high school. Ion Design also is making a donation to Waverly Elementary School's fitness program. Thomas Automotive McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Thomas Automotive in McConnellesburg, Pa., was recently presented the General Motors Mark of Excellence award.
November 5, 2009
HANCOCK - A Boys & Girls Club Fun Night will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at Hancock Middle-High School Cafeteria. Events are particularly suitable for middle school students. Events include an obstacle course, basketball spot shot, physical fitness challenge, putt putt golf, a coloring contest and more. The free event is open to the public. Registration is encouraged. The first 25 children to register will receive a Boys & Girls Club T-shirt. To register or for more information, call 301-733-5422.
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