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December 10, 2009
In the spirit of the holidays, one reader has expressed a desire to give $500 each to local nonprofit organizations to help people in Washington County. This reader has asked that leaders from local charities write a letter to the editor explaining how the $500 would be used to help people here. The money must be directed toward helping those in need and not redirected into operating budgets. Anyone else who would like to join this reader by donating may call Susan Snyder at The Herald-Mail at 301-791-7375.
NEWS
by | October 15, 2003
Rick Curd reads a book and puffs on a cigar under a pavilion Tuesday at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro, Pa. The shelter provided a dry spot away from the afternoon drizzle. Curd, who has homes in Michigan and Florida, was visiting relatives in the area.
NEWS
September 22, 2008
Brett Guessford receives a certificate from Miss Donna at the Williamsport Library. He was the top reader and read 83 books over the summer.
LIFESTYLE
By Yvette May/Staff Photographer | February 15, 2013
Age: 46 City in which you reside: Hagerstown Day job: Sales director for What's NXT Book title: "The Funniest Political Emails I Read While My Boss Thought I Was Working" Genre: Humor Synopsis of book: This book is a collection of laugh-out-loud stories, jokes and artwork that have been created by everyday folks and distributed through email. This collection - my second book - focuses strictly on the politicians who run our government. Publisher: www.kengarberbooks.com (self-published through Book Baby)
NEWS
By TERRY HEADLEE | October 9, 2005
During the next two weeks, we will be introducing a new brainteasing number puzzle and also will add a new feature to our popular reader call-in lines known as Mail Call and You Said It. I know you're all probably anxious to learn more about the change to the phone line, but I'll get to that in a minute. I want to first talk about sudoku - a Japanese logic game that is sweeping the country and getting a lot of attention in the process. We plan to introduce the sudoku (pronounced sue-DOE-koo)
NEWS
February 4, 1999
As part of The Herald-Mail Co.'s countdown to the year 2000, Lifestyle will be asking readers to help us spotlight the finer points of the last century and look forward to the next. Our first endeavor is to gather a list of 100 songs our readers consider their favorites of the 20th century. Tell us the title of your favorite song or songs. Please include your name and daytime phone number. We'll run the list Sunday, Feb. 21, in Lifestyle. Contact us in one of the following ways: Call 301-733-5131 or 1-800-626-6397, ext. 2343, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 16, 2013
Reader's Digest, still around after all these years, was out Sunday being part of Americana. As part of the Reader's Digest Best of America tour, representatives of the magazine were at the Hagerstown Suns game at Municipal Stadium for a little fun. Copies of the July issue were being handed out, enlightening people on subjects including “13 Things Farmers Won't Tell You,” and several Reader's Digest books were spread out on a table....
OBITUARIES
May 25, 2011
MAY 9, 1957-MAY 22, 2011 Lee Ann (Carey) Henson, 54, of Williamsport, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center. Born May 9, 1957, in Hagerstown, but raised in Smithsburg, she was the daughter of Joyce (Eyler) Carey of Smithsburg and the late Robert Carey. Lee Ann was of the Methodist faith. She was a 1975 graduate of Smithsburg High School, during which time she participated in the Olympic tryouts in California for the high jump. She was a proof reader at Double Day Publishing and had also worked at Moore Business Forms and at Sam's Club.
NEWS
July 9, 2008
A Herald-Mail reader in the North End sent in this photo of a clematis plant that covers the lamp post at her home. She said it is beautiful, along with the other variety of flowers.
NEWS
April 24, 2008
No, gas has not risen to $8.88 per gallon - yet. Herald-Mail reader Larry Black took this photo of the new Weis Markets gas station's gas prices sign before it was set to the correct price per gallon. The new Weis is at Stonehouse Square along Leitersburg Pike in Hagerstown.
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NEWS
September 1, 2013
The top readers in Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library's summer reading program grabbed plastic shovels and turned dirt in a recent groundbreaking ceremony for a project that will add 9,200 square feet to the East Main Street library. The children who read the most books in their age category were accorded the honor. They ranged in age from 1 to 12. “The children are our future, so it was only appropriate that they be up front and center,” Pat Groff, president of the library's board of trustees, said in a news release.
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LIFESTYLE
August 8, 2013
Names: Amanda Hart Miller and Grant Miller Ages : Amanda is 38; Grant is 34 City in which you reside: Hagerstown Day jobs: Amanda is an English professor at Hagerstown Community College; Grant is a mechanical engineer at TA Engineering Inc. in Baltimore Book title: “SuperDylan and the Powers of Just Right” Genre: Early reader (ages 4 to 8) chapter book Synopsis of book: When 5-year-old Dylan's younger brother dons a cape and threatens Dylan's self-proclaimed position as the family superhero, Dylan panics.
NEWS
July 28, 2013
A Hagerstown reader recently asked a question through Mail Call about the types of people who are permitted to live in the Potomac Towers high-rise complex on West Baltimore Street. “I used to think that (Potomac Towers) was a housing unit for low-income senior citizens,” the reader said. “I don't know if it's just for low-income people now.” The reader expressed concern about seeing a number of “20-something-year-olds” living in the apartments there. “Somebody needs to look into that,” the reader said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 16, 2013
Reader's Digest, still around after all these years, was out Sunday being part of Americana. As part of the Reader's Digest Best of America tour, representatives of the magazine were at the Hagerstown Suns game at Municipal Stadium for a little fun. Copies of the July issue were being handed out, enlightening people on subjects including “13 Things Farmers Won't Tell You,” and several Reader's Digest books were spread out on a table....
NEWS
By RAYCHEL HARVEY-JONES | Raychel.Harvey-Jones@herald-mail.com | April 29, 2013
The Washington County Free Library will launch a free magazine subscription service Wednesday. Zinio is a free online magazine service to which the library is subscribing for Washington County residents. Anyone with a library card can access the service free of charge. “We are excited to be able to offer this new service to our customers,” said Bill Taylor, reference librarian at the library. “It gives the reader a selection of online magazines to chose from that can be read on a laptop, a desktop computer a tablet or even a smart-phone.” There are 55 different publications from which to choose, ranging from Bloomberg Business week, PC magazines, and food publications to celebrity gossip magazines such as US. “The Zinio interface is very well designed with a table of contents, allowing the reader to maximize their reading experience,” Taylor said.
LIFESTYLE
By Yvette May/Staff Photographer | February 15, 2013
Age: 46 City in which you reside: Hagerstown Day job: Sales director for What's NXT Book title: "The Funniest Political Emails I Read While My Boss Thought I Was Working" Genre: Humor Synopsis of book: This book is a collection of laugh-out-loud stories, jokes and artwork that have been created by everyday folks and distributed through email. This collection - my second book - focuses strictly on the politicians who run our government. Publisher: www.kengarberbooks.com (self-published through Book Baby)
LIFESTYLE
December 23, 2012
Ornaments are more than decorations on a Christmas tree. With each hook, they hold a memory. They could be a store-bought ornament that was given to mark a milestone in your life. Or maybe it was a handmade item made by your babies who are now grown-up and have babies of their own. Maybe it was a gift from your grandmother who loved you unconditionally, but sadly passed away years ago. We asked our readers to share with us their stories and a photo about their favorite ornaments and we had a wonderful response.
NEWS
December 2, 2012
The Herald-Mail is expanding “What's Wrong With This Picture?” Since 2009, the feature has provided a weekly look at safety problems, major annoyances and pet peeves under the direct control of local, county or state government. The new feature, now known as “Monday Breakdown,” will have a broader scope. We will continue to welcome the same types of submissions from readers as before. But now, we also will seek answers to questions of many more types. Any question that starts with “Why...?
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | June 1, 2012
Potomac Edison, the electric provider for Western Maryland, has had difficulty retaining an adequate workforce of meter readers, a company official said Friday. The shortage has caused complaints from some customers that they are being overcharged because Potomac Edison has failed to read meters as often as required. A formal complaint filed over the issue on May 21 by the Sugarloaf Conservancy of Frederick County, Md., will be heard by the Maryland Public Service Commission on June 20, according to the PSC's tentative agenda.
NEWS
Lisa Prejean | April 12, 2012
What do the movie "Avatar" and John Bunyan's book "Pilgrim's Progress" have in common? If you say both focus on man's journey to understand life and the world around him, you would be correct. If you say that both are allegorical accounts - one focusing on current cultural and political concerns and the other focusing on a faith-based journey through life - you would also be correct. Allegory uses objects, persons, and actions in a story so a reader can understand a related concept.
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