May 25, 2012
Claude M. Potterfield Pool at Staley Park will open for the season from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28, and Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. Beginning Monday, June 4, the pool will operate with regular swim times, 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Potterfield Pool is at 730 Frederick St, Hagerstown. Season passes and daily rates are available for swimmers in addition to passes exclusively for the evening swim.
October 6, 2012
Nancy J. Poole, 72, of McConnellsburg, Pa., died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at Harrisburg (Pa.) Hospital. Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg. Service and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
January 17, 2013
Theodore C. Poole, 74, of Clear Spring, Md., died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. There will be no viewing or visitation. A graveside service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Blairsvalley Cemetery, Clear Spring. Arrangements are by Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring.
February 14, 2013
Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Business Services Division will offer two courses for certified pool operators this winter. The first course, “Certified Pool Operator,” will be held Mondays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning March 4 and ending March 25. The course prepares students to take the Maryland State Health Department exam to become a certified pool operator. Fee is $125. Participants must be 16 years or older to take the course. The second course, “Certified Pool Operator Update,” will be offered Wednesday, March 20, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., and will provide existing certified pool and spa operators with updated information regarding the same operation of public swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.
August 1, 1997
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer Del. D. Bruce Poole said Friday he will seek a judgeship appointment to the Washington County Circuit Court bench - a move that would end his 10-year career in the Maryland General Assembly. "I think it would be very interesting work, and I think I would have a profound effect on people at a closer lever than I might have in Annapolis," said Poole, 38, a Beaver Creek Democrat who represents the southern and eastern parts of the county in the legislature.
September 16, 1998
Christopher B. Shank, former aide to Washington County's legislative delegation to the General Assembly, easily won the Republican nomination for the Maryland House of Delegates District 2B seat in Tuesday's primary election, according to complete but unofficial results. Shank will face three-term incumbent Democrat D. Bruce Poole in the Nov. 3 general election. Poole was unopposed in the primary. Shank, with 1,385 votes, was the top vote-getter of three GOP candidates. David M. Russo, 46, came in second with 483 votes, while Seth Edward Wilson, 27, was third with 263 votes.
June 28, 2012
The Edward P. Thomas swimming pool on Flemming Avenue was immediately closed Thursday after broken glass was found in it, the Frederick Police Department said. It is unclear if the broken glass was a deliberate act or if it was accidental, a news release said. The pool will be closed for the weekend while it is cleaned and drained, according to police, who responded to the pool at 8:50 a.m. The pool will be closed as the region endures a heat wave with temperatures expected to be in the 90s.
June 13, 2012
The L. Beard Miller Memorial Swimming Pool in Byron Memorial Park is open each day from noon to 6 p.m., unless otherwise posted. The individual cost per visit is $3 for those ages 4 to 12 and those 60 and older; and $4 for those ages 13 to 59. Those younger than 4 will be admitted free. A family of five seasonal membership costs $200; each additional member of the family costs $30. There is still time to sign up for Red Cross swimming lessons. For more information, call 301-223-5983.
August 3, 1997
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer The possible departure of Del. D. Bruce Poole from the Maryland General Assembly could provide a politically attractive opportunity for someone seeking a high-profile elected office without having to receive a single vote to secure the prestige. "You have nothing really to lose by doing it," said Washington County Democratic Central Committee Chairman Richard L. Hemphill, himself pondering a bid for Poole's seat. On Friday Poole, a Beaver Creek Democrat, said he would seek an appointment to a judgeship on the county Circuit Court bench, a move that would end his 10-year career in the state legislature.
May 25, 2000
Draping your towel over a lounge chair at a public pool should hold it while you go for a swim or visit the bathroom. cont. from lifestyle It may not be posted on the official pool rules, but "first come, first serve" is the rule when it comes to chairs and blanket space at public pools and parks, according to officials from Tri-State park and recreation departments. It's also the rule for open picnic tables and grills, they say. But there are no squatters' rights when it comes to using park pavilions or the grills that go along with them, park officials say. Though rules for use vary depending on the park system, it's universal that the person with the reservation gets the pavilion, regardless of whether someone else stakes it out before they arrive.