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November 12, 1998
When my 6-year-old son left the house for school the other morning, I did something only a mother would do. I spit on my hand, then used my wet, slimy fingers as a comb. Later that day, I caught myself licking my fingers then using them to wipe off the tootsie roll ring around my 3-year-old's mouth. I firmly believe the military was not the originator of the term "spit shine. " Moms began the concept. We spit on everything to clean it. Mother's spit contains a unique formula.
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BY SARAH MULLIN | April 26, 2002
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County Commissioner John Wright said Thursday the county needs to get "bitter on litter. Wright said he hopes a committee created by a county resident to deal with the problem will come up with some "new, creative and innovative ways" to deal with it. Commission President Howard Strauss said the committee spearheaded by Bill Stubblefield, who is a member of the Berkeley County Public Service District, will hold its first meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. at the water district offices, 71 Monroe St. Stubblefield has asked a number of county, state and federal organizations to participate and join the committee.
NEWS
July 27, 2008
Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail. Last week there were three poll questions. The first question was: Are you more likely to go to Washington County's Ag Expo now that it offers both rides and agricultural exhibits? "No. It's too hot!
NEWS
April 5, 2009
The Humane Society of Washington County is almost out of adult dog food and is asking the public for help. The shelter is asking for donations of Pedigree Adult Dog Food in the yellow bag. "We used to receive numerous donations of ripped and torn bags of food from large retailers," said Paul Miller, executive director of the shelter. "In order to reduce waste, the pet food companies are changing from paper to plastic bags. That means we are no longer receiving the donations we used to and our supply for the dogs at the shelter is really dwindling.
NEWS
December 20, 2008
Master Gardener classes to begin Maryland Cooperative Extension is accepting applications for the Master Gardener class of 2009. Training will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, from Feb. 11 to April 8, at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Class size is limited. For information or an application, call Annette Ipsan at 301-791-1604 or e-mail aipsan@umd.edu . Christmas tree drop-off announced FREDERICK, Md. - The City of Frederick Christmas tree drop off and recycling program begins Friday, Jan. 2, 2009 and continues through Friday, Jan. 23, 2009.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | October 29, 2012
Steffey & Findlay usually sells sandbags for use in mortar for the bricks it also sells, but on Monday it was selling them for reasons related to Hurricane Sandy, said Phil Adams, president of the company. “We normally sell sandbags for building material purposes,” said Adams. “Today we're selling them in order to help with flood control.” Customers who want sandbags to keep their homes or workplaces from flooding can purchase them from Steffey & Findlay, at 177 S. Burhans Blvd.
NEWS
February 4, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Police in Martinsburg seized more than half of a pound of marijuana from a vehicle stopped Thursday night by an officer who first noticed the car had a broken taillight and expired tag, according to Berkeley County Magistrate Court records. Jesse Levi Wood, 20, of 43 Hobart Circle in Berkeley County, was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver by Martinsburg Police Department Patrolman J.E. Darby. Wood was arraigned Friday morning by Magistrate Sandra L. Miller, who set a $15,000 bond for the case, according to court records.
NEWS
October 8, 2008
Have you ever had the munchies and wished for a little something to snack on without blowing your day's calories? A new trend in food marketing is the 100-calorie snack pack. These are a nice option, and all the math is done for you. Rather than bringing home the big bag of chips that offers no stopping once it's opened, you get a fixed number of items pre-portioned into 100-calorie packages, assuming you stop after eating only one package. In some cases, food manufacturers might simply be putting 100 calories' worth of the original product into a smaller package, much like you could do at home using little plastic bags.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | January 14, 2008
What kinds of plastic and paper do local governments accept in their recycling programs? Hagerstown Hagerstown's curbside recycling program accepts a variety of paper and some plastic. Acceptable paper products are newspapers, magazines, office paper, phone books, colored paper, catalogs, envelopes, computer paper, cardboard, mail, adhesive notes and folders. Among the items the city will not accept are pesticide or hazardous chemical containers, medical waste containers, oil containers, food wrappers or waxed paper.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | July 14, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHANNONDALE, W.Va. - The view from the spot on the Blue Ridge Mountain was exceptional, allowing motorists along W.Va. 9 to stop for a peek that allowed them to see all the way into Berkeley County. A gaze over the valley at the scenic overlook just below Chestnut Hill Road reveals light green-colored farmland winding through darker green forested areas. The Shenandoah River follows its winding path below and the misty blue mountains off in the distance actually are the mountains on the west side of Interstate 81 in Berkeley County, said Fred Blackmer, president of Keep Jefferson Beautiful.
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