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March 12, 2006
FREDERICK, Md. A workshop designed to provide all the tools needed by historical interpreters, docents, teachers and living history presenters in the interpretation of Civil War medicine is being offered Saturday, March 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St. in Frederick. The topics will include medicine in the Navy, nutrition and food preparation. The workshop is limited to the first 40 applicants. The cost is $50 per person.
March 29, 2006
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Robert C. Byrd Center for Legislative Studies at Shepherd University will host Belle Boyd: Confederate Spy on Wednesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Patty Sue Cooper portrays Martinsburg, W.Va., native and Confederate spy Belle Boyd as a service of History Alive! a West Virginia Humanities Council program through which presenters bring a historical figure to life. Cooper performs, answers questions, and leads a discussion as Belle Boyd. Boyd is presented in conjunction with the Born of Rebellion: The Story of West Virginia Statehood exhibit which is on display Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Byrd Center through April 20.
By CHRIS COPLEY | | June 21, 2013
When organizers of this year's Literary Arts Summit began lining up presenters, they looked for well-known names. Right away, they landed a big fish. “Generally, we start real big: 'Gee, if we could get ...' This year, the first person we were able to sign on was (James) Grady, a novelist, a journalist, an investigative reporter,” said Marty Potash, common core writing project coordinator for Washington County Public Schools. “Mr. Grady's first book, 'Six Days of the Condor,' was turned into (the 1975 movie)
September 6, 2005
ANNAPOLIS - Agriculture is entering the age of computers and geo-spatial imaging, seeking better yields, lower costs and environmental enhancement. Whether Maryland farm operators will gain by costly investment in these new technologies is the subject being explored Sept. 21 at the Precision Agriculture Forum, sponsored by the Nutrient Management Program of the Maryland Department of Agriculture. "The volume of information and rate of technological change in agriculture today presents many opportunities and often confusion for farmers," said Agriculture Secretary Lewis R. Riley.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | December 13, 2009
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va.-- Three black men -- James Tolbert, James Taylor and George Rutherford, published a book this summer titled "African Americans in Jefferson County. " This fall, the three men, founders of the Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society, followed up with a video, "Road Trip to History: African Americans in Jefferson County, WV. " The video had its premiere showing Sunday afternoon in the Wright Denny Intermediate School auditorium before an audience of nearly 200. Taylor, the last of the video's presenters, ended the production saying: "We believe there is more African- American history in Jefferson County, W.Va.
March 26, 2012
1. Civil War seminar Seminar presenters include Tom Clemens, shown at right, “Antietam Like You've Never Heard It”; Dennis Frye, “September Suspense: The Union Uncertain”; Stephen Recker, “Rare Images of Antietam”; and Daniel Toomey, “The War Came by Train.” 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Hagerstown Community College's Elliott Center, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. $61; $55 for senior citizens, includes lunch, materials and registration. Call 240-500-2236.
by BOB MAGINNIS | April 6, 2005
William Emanuel teaches algebra at Hagerstown and Frederick community colleges, but this educator says the most important thing he does is to teach boys how to become men. As part of the work he does at the Faith of Jesus Center on Hagerstown's Marion Street, Emanuel and other presenters will hold a Manhood Training Retreat from April 22 to 24 at the Mount Aetna Camp and Retreat Center on Mount Aetna Road, just off Md. 66. "This is our...
July 13, 2008
Seminar on government contracting SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - On Tuesday, Jackson Kelly will host a seminar called Government Contracting Done Right: Managing Risk When Selling to Federal Agencies. The event will be at the Clarion Conference Center in Shepherdstown, from 8 a.m. to noon. Topics will include federal procurement, false statements, special rules and taking control of risk. Presenters will include Jackson Kelly attorneys Eric Whytsell, Lindsay Simmons, Pete Hoffman and Bill Powell.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 13, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- White nose syndrome in bats, water dowsing and sinkhole mapping are among the topics that will be presented this week at the Growing Communities on Karst Conference near Shepherdstown. "There's always new issues to deal with," said Rebecca MacLeod, coordinator for the Potomac Headwaters Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council. The RC&D council, which is comprised of representatives from eight eastern West Virginia counties, and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection are sponsoring the conference, which begins at 8:15 a.m. Monday with registration at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Conservation Training Center.
By CHRIS COPLEY | | September 3, 2013
Americans know different European countries specialize in different foods - pasta from Italy, sausages from Germany, sauces from France, fish and chips from Great Britain. The same is true of countries in Central America and South America, said Hagers-town resident Liliana Robeson. “We all have all different kinds of empanadas (filled, folded, fried dough). Also, different kind of tortillas, such as arepas (flatbreads) - these are more South American, like Venezuela and Colombia,” Robeson said.
By C.J. LOVELACE | | August 27, 2013
The Fredericksburg (Va.) City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to endorse a proposal that could bring the Hagerstown Suns to the Virginia city, according to an elected official there. The proposal - a revised version of a concept recently presented by the Suns and a group of partnering investors - will now be sent to the team for their approval, Fredericksburg City Councilman Fred Howe said. “I am excited we have made this very important decision” to begin the process of bringing professional baseball to Fredericksburg, Howe wrote in an email late Tuesday night.
By CALEB CALHOUN | | August 26, 2013
When Schuster Concrete driver Ginger Zirkle takes her concrete mixer on the road, she is doing her job and raising awareness about something she has spent the past year fighting. Zirkle, who was diagnosed with breast cancer that is now in remission, was presented with a pink mixer truck earlier this month with the words “Breast Cancer Awareness: Help Fight for the Cure” inscribed on the side. In front of the windshield, the mixer has a customized screen with the word “Firecracker,” which is Zirkle's nickname and came to the pink mixer from the one she previously drove.
August 25, 2013
University Healthcare's Jefferson Medical Center recently announced its Jewel Award winners for the second quarter of 2013.  The Ruby Award was presented to Tonya Newlin, registration specialist. The Ruby Award represents richness and warmth in the delivery of care. The recipient demonstrates a willingness to assist patients, staff and others with knowledge and experience. He or she is open to new ideas and ways of providing exceptional service.   The Diamond Award was presented to Janice Earp, environmental assistant.
Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | August 22, 2013
Antietam Unit 236, Sharpsburg American Legion Auxiliary President Ava Gift presented a Blue Star Banner to Keedysville residents Michael and Teresa Swiger and son Kevin during the unit's Aug. 13 meeting. Their son Christopher Swiger is stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., as an unmanned aircraft system repairer, with the United States Army “Big Red One” 1st Division. Christopher graduated from Boonsboro High in 2004. Christopher comes from a military background. His father was a member of the Martinsburg Air National Guard; maternal grandfather, Gene Milburn, was a member of the Army National Guard; and paternal grandfather, Frank Shiflett, was an Air Force veteran who served in the Korean War. Created in 1917, Blue Star Banners were a common site during World War I and World War II.  Resurrected by the Legion in 2001, the banner is displayed to show that a family member is currently serving in the armed forces.
August 18, 2013
Meritus Health recently presented its EMS Excellence in Care 2013 awards to providers at Community Rescue Service in Hagerstown. Meritus Health trauma and emergency services staff recognized awardees with certificates and polo shirts. Recognized were Drew Dehaven, emergency medical technician-basic with CRS; Jonas Zeigler, paramedic with CRS; and Capt. Dennis Browne, paramedic with CRS. Nominations for the awards were made by doctors and fellow EMS providers. The team of CRS first responders was recognized for initiating lifesaving measures for a trauma-arrest patient that resulted in positive resuscitation efforts.
By DAN DEARTH | | August 6, 2013
Pvt. Heren Blevins met the beginning of his end on Dec. 2, 1950, when the former Hagerstown resident was captured at the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. Military records indicate Blevins was wounded in the arm and taken prisoner when elements of the 7th Infantry Division were overrun by Chinese communists. The 19-year-old soldier was taken to a prison camp that the captives dubbed “Death Valley.” Some of his fellow prisoners of war who were repatriated after the war told military officials that Blevins died of malnutrition in January 1951.
August 3, 2013
Meritus Health recently presented its EMS Excellence in Care 2013 awards to providers in Frederick County, Md. Meritus Health trauma and emergency services staff recognized award winners with certificates and polo shirts, including Scott Six, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic; Casandra Brown, EMTB; Derek Hartman, paramedic; and Benjamin McGinnis, EMTB. Nominations for the awards were made by doctors and fellow EMS providers. The team of Frederick County first responders was recognized for accurately assessing a patient who had fallen and correctly using the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System trauma decision tree to triage the patient to Meritus Medical Center's trauma center based on co-morbidities.
July 28, 2013
On July 14, two nursing scholarships worth $500 each were given to Elisabeth Sharpe of Hagerstown and April Gearhart of Thurmont, Md. Sharpe is enrolled in the nursing program at Hagerstown Community College. Gearhart attends Frederick (Md.) Community College. Both women are working in area hospitals. Presenting the checks were Almost Saddest Sad Sack Mike Mahoney and AMVETS Department Commander Harold Karn. Sad Sacks is the honor group of AMVETS.
July 14, 2013
Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, or MDESGR, a Department of Defense agency, announced recently that Gary Kerns, warehouse manager for Pepsi Co. in Williamsport, was honored with a Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of Staff Sgt. Daniel Myers, an employee serving in the Maryland Army National Guard. “The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation's call to serve,” Ron Pitts, Western Maryland Area chairman for MDESGR, said in a news release.
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