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NEWS
February 9, 2011
One of the jets that carries President Obama was flying over Hagerstown Regional Airport Wednesday morning to practice approaches, said David Pence, air traffic manager at Hagerstown Regional Airport. Pence said the plane started flying over the airport at about 11 a.m. He said he didn’t know how long the plane would be in the area. The presidential flights are routine at airports that are used by Air Force One. A plane is not designated Air Force One unless the president is on board.
NEWS
March 20, 2013
The Continuing Education and Business Services Division at Hagerstown Community College will offer a two-day notary public course, “Notary Public Principles and Practices,” April 8 and 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. each day, at HCC's Valley Mall Center. The course will cover the principles of notary public appointment, as well as the correct practices and procedures required to operate within Maryland notary law. Topics include the history of notary publics, definitions, responsibilities and duties, and professional organizations available for career advancement.
NEWS
May 29, 2013
Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Business Services Division will offer “Real Estate Principles and Practices,” on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning June 18 and ending Aug. 29. Approved by the State of Maryland Real Estate Commission, the 60-hour course will teach participants everything they need to know to pass the Maryland Real Estate Licensing Examination. Students must attend all classes and receive a 70 percent or better on the final examination in order to receive their certificate, which will allow them to take the state examination.
NEWS
March 28, 2012
The Washington County Senior Softball will begin practice Monday at 6 p.m. for its senior co-ed softball league. Registration forms can picked up at Hagerstown City Park. The registration fee is $30. Practices are Monday through Thursday during April, and the league expects to begin playing two games a week in May. All teams are formed through a draft system by age groups, and the practice allows team managers to evaluate players. Men (50 and older) and women (40 and older)
NEWS
August 16, 2006
Autumn is more than a month away, but public school athletes in Washington County have started their preparations for the fall season in earnest. While most teams participate in conditioning programs throughout the summer, Tuesday marked the first day organized practices could be held. Despite the heat and humidity, football, soccer and cross country teams hit the fields to prepare for the new season. The first official event of the 2006-07 season for Washington County public schools will be played today, as Black Rock Golf Course hosts the Washington County Golf Championships at 9 a.m.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | January 31, 1998
City's hiring practices to be reviewed Several Hagerstown officials agree the city's hiring practices and history need to be reviewed, but aren't as certain about how to address general concerns about discrimination in the community. Those issues were raised at the end of Tuesday's regular session when some black community members told them of difficulties blacks have getting jobs in Washington County. City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman said a council work session will be scheduled by early March to review the city's hiring experiences, practices and procedures.
NEWS
November 14, 2006
Attention, farmers - It's time to apply for financial aid for conservation practices through the USDA's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). If interested, contact the local Natural Resources Conservaton Service or Soil Conservation District office at 1260 Maryland Ave., Suite 101, in Hagerstown for more info. Although the application period for EQIP is continuous, NRCS sets dates to rank received applications based on environmental benefits. The first ranking period will cover all fiscal 2007 applications received by Dec. 15, 2006.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | March 13, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - "We're homeless. " Doug Andree, president of the Waynesboro Stallions Football Association, walked into a meeting Wednesday prepared to sacrifice holding the team's four annual home games at Pine Hill Regional Recreation Area as a way to appease neighbors. By the time Andree left, the Washington Township Supervisors had said he only might be permitted to hold two practices there a week during the three-month fall season. "We're homeless without a place to play," Andree said.
NEWS
by Ric Dugan | January 11, 2006
Charlie Oppliger practices a "wall ride" Tuesday afternoon at a BMX park in Greencastle, Pa.
NEWS
August 27, 2008
Williamsport High School senior and indoor/outdoor track runner Rehema Emanuel practices her start from the blocks Tuesday afternoon on the school's track.
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EDUCATION
August 21, 2013
Graduation for the students of the August class of Franklin County Career and Technology Center's practical nursing program was held Aug. 8 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg. It was the 109th graduating class of the nursing program, which has served the citizens of the area for more than 54 years. Welcoming comments were given by Keith Yohn, administrative director of Career Tech. The graduation address was given by Dr. Paul Orange, who challenged the graduates to make full use of their senses - light, hearing and smell - to better understand a patient.
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LIFESTYLE
June 11, 2013
“Becoming Bay-wise: Creating Healthy Sustainable Gardens” will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Funkstown Town Hall on Baltimore Street in Funkstown. Annette Ipsan, horticulture educator for the University of Maryland Extension in Washington County, will discuss how to improve water quality and conserve natural resources with environmentally smart gardening practices; explore best practices for planting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and mowing; and understand how to manage pests and wildlife, recycle waste and protect our waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.
NEWS
May 29, 2013
Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Business Services Division will offer “Real Estate Principles and Practices,” on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning June 18 and ending Aug. 29. Approved by the State of Maryland Real Estate Commission, the 60-hour course will teach participants everything they need to know to pass the Maryland Real Estate Licensing Examination. Students must attend all classes and receive a 70 percent or better on the final examination in order to receive their certificate, which will allow them to take the state examination.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | April 14, 2013
Seven Washington County Public Schools - including Bester and E. Russell Hicks - are named for people or families, but at least one board member wants that practice to stop. School board member Karen Harshman raised questions about the practice during an April 2 board meeting. One of her concerns, she said, is a belief that many people, especially over time, don't have any knowledge of the person for whom a school was named. Harshman also questioned how the board can determine that one person is more deserving than others for the honor, and noted that at one time, it appears that if a group raised enough money to be the main contributor for a facility, it could get naming rights.
NEWS
April 9, 2013
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, recently extended conservation practices funding under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative to April 19. Funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year, with the next round of funding cycle deadlines set for May 17. Applications are accepted, ranked and prioritized based...
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | March 28, 2013
A Washington County delegation bill that would allow a county board of education to begin fall high school sports practice season two weeks earlier than the date set by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association remains stalled in the Maryland General Assembly and will not make any further progress. The MPSSAA had objections to the bill because it wasn't fair or equitable, said Executive Director Ned Sparks on Thursday. Instead, the association has proposed that fall sports teams be allowed to begin their practice season three days early this year.
NEWS
March 20, 2013
The Continuing Education and Business Services Division at Hagerstown Community College will offer a two-day notary public course, “Notary Public Principles and Practices,” April 8 and 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. each day, at HCC's Valley Mall Center. The course will cover the principles of notary public appointment, as well as the correct practices and procedures required to operate within Maryland notary law. Topics include the history of notary publics, definitions, responsibilities and duties, and professional organizations available for career advancement.
SPORTS
March 13, 2013
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association is proposing to its Board of Control this Saturday that fall sports teams be allowed to start practice three days earlier this year, the association's executive director said Wednesday. The recommendation is in response to concerns about lost practice time due to new heat acclimatization regulations that took effect last year, Executive Director Ned Sparks said. If the Board of Control approves the recommendation, there are more steps the proposed change would need to go through, Sparks said.
SPORTS
By BOB PARASILITI | bobp@herald-mail.com | March 1, 2013
A year ago, Thomas Burge decided to try something new when he started working with the Hagerstown Community College softball team. Now, HCC has decided to try something new with Burge. After spending a season as a volunteer coach for the Hawks, Burge has become the Hawks' head coach after Amy Sterner decided to step down after four years running the program. Now he's going from raising his hand to raising HCC's expectations. “HCC is a strong program and it is a tradition that will be carried on,” Burge said.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | February 20, 2013
A bill that seeks to allow a county board of education to begin fall high school sports practice season two weeks earlier than the date set by the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association was discussed before the House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday. Wayne Ridenour, a Washington County school board member, testified at the hearing. “What we are looking for is just an opportunity for flexibility so that we can work with our coaches … and allow them an opportunity to make a decision on the amount of time they need to properly prepare our kids to compete and be safe,” Ridenour said later.
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