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by MARLO BARNHART | May 31, 2007
Since the whole point of the Red Hat Society is to bring women together to have fun, Laura Binau didn't know why that philosophy wouldn't apply to her and others just because they happen to be patients at the Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown. And so the chapter was started in January. "We call ourselves the Western Maryland Red Hat Girls," Laura said. The chapter's April meeting in the hospital's auditorium attracted about a dozen women. Dressed in their colorful finery, the members didn't seem to be hampered by their wheelchairs, oxygen tanks or other medical apparatus.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | September 6, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com One chapter put together a singing group while another produced its own calendar of club members. A Shepherdstown, W.Va., version of the Red Hat Society got under way in June, and the group treated itself to a local garden tour as its first function. Whatever the activity, it seems there is a common bond in every Red Hat Society that is formed: a license to have fun. "We only have one rule, and that's the way we dress," said Joyce Entremont, who heads a chapter of the Red Hat Society in Prince William County, Va. The Red Hat Society began after a few women decided to approach middle age with "verve, humor and lan. " Members of the club who are 50 years old and older are given the right to wear the "royal colors," which are red and purple.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | November 2, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Cynthia Greenly said she's moved "about a hundred times," but wherever she goes she finds friends - even "sisters" - who all seem to have a penchant for wearing red and purple. Greenly and about 75 other area Red Hat Society members gathered Monday at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg for a luncheon and annual charity event. They came from West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia carrying bags of clothes. Each woman was asked to bring three to five articles of clothing to be sold in Greenly's Hedgesville, W.Va.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | September 12, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, PA. - Things were serendipitous and elegance ruled Thursday at TranquiliTEA. Seven members of the Rambling Wrecks, a Red Hat Society chapter in Fayetteville, Pa., chose TranquiliTEA, a new tearoom that opened Wednesday at 117 W. Main St., as the site of its September luncheon meeting. Darlene Fowler, the chapter's queen mother, touted the surroundings for her fellow hatters. "I went to a high tea at Harrods in London and this place is head and shoulders above that in food, service and atmosphere," Fowler said.
NEWS
February 10, 2009
MAY 27, 1939-FEB. 8, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Delores "Jean" Gardenhour Biesecker, 69, of 308 Northfield Ave., died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Waynesboro Hospital. Born May 27, 1939 ,in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of Stanley Benton and Sylvia Mary Welty Gardenhour of Waynesboro. She was a 1957 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School. She was employed by TAB Books, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Waynesboro, where she taught first-grade Sunday school, and was a member of Alpha and Omega Sunday school class.
OBITUARIES
January 3, 2012
Margaret S. Plume (nee Donegan), died Dec. 15, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph S. Plume; devoted mother of Joseph M. Plume, Brenda Plume Witt, Christopher B. Plume, Timothy D. Plume and their spouses; loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and is also survived by an extended family. She was the daughter of the late Michael L. and Mary B. Donegan.   She was predeceased by family members Mary Donegan Howe, Thomas Donegan, Michael E. Donegan, Jane Donegan, Martha Donegan Ahern, Charles P. Donegan and brother-in-law Lester Plume and wife, Ruth Plume.
NEWS
May 20, 2009
MAY 29, 1930-MAY 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ethel Mayetta Hull, age 78, of Chambersburg, Pa., died unexpectedly at Providence Place Senior Care Home. Born May 29, 1930, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Duffield Atherton and Hazel Bowers Atherton. Mrs. Hull was employed as a seamstress by the former Stanley Co. She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church, AARP Falling Spring Chapter 2840, NARFE (life member), Red Hat Society and the Moose Lodge.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | March 14, 2009
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back -- through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others -- at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Laura "Sis" Binau, who died March 7 at the age of 58. Her obituary was published in the March 8 edition of The Herald-Mail. The mood Thursday at Laura Binau's funeral was respectful, but far from somber. Many of those attending shunned traditional dark attire for the bright reds and deep purples of the Red Hat Society.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | September 10, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Pharmacist Deke McLaughlin of Mercersburg filled a prescription for success in The Herald-Mail's Pet Dress-Alike Contest - one Dalmatian, two red ties and a spotted mask. McLaughlin mimicked his 7-month-old Dalmatian, Rosie, with a Dalmatian face mask. Rosie mirrored her owner in a matching red striped necktie. "Since I don't have spots, I figured the only thing I could do was wear a mask," said McLaughlin, 67, who often wears a red striped tie to work as a pharmacist at Wal-Mart in Hagerstown.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | December 13, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Dozens of people streamed into the historic Springfield Barn Sunday evening in Williamsport for a new Christmas celebration that exceeded the expectations of organizers and spectators. Williamsport Town Council member Joan Knode came up with the idea of collecting unwanted artificial Christmas trees for a celebration. On Sunday night, dozens of those trees stood decorated on the floor of the barn for the town's first Charlie Brown Christmas. The only lights in the cavernous barn were those on the trees and strands of tiny white lights looped along beams inside the building.
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January 3, 2012
Margaret S. Plume (nee Donegan), died Dec. 15, 2011. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph S. Plume; devoted mother of Joseph M. Plume, Brenda Plume Witt, Christopher B. Plume, Timothy D. Plume and their spouses; loving grandmother of seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and is also survived by an extended family. She was the daughter of the late Michael L. and Mary B. Donegan.   She was predeceased by family members Mary Donegan Howe, Thomas Donegan, Michael E. Donegan, Jane Donegan, Martha Donegan Ahern, Charles P. Donegan and brother-in-law Lester Plume and wife, Ruth Plume.
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NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | December 13, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Dozens of people streamed into the historic Springfield Barn Sunday evening in Williamsport for a new Christmas celebration that exceeded the expectations of organizers and spectators. Williamsport Town Council member Joan Knode came up with the idea of collecting unwanted artificial Christmas trees for a celebration. On Sunday night, dozens of those trees stood decorated on the floor of the barn for the town's first Charlie Brown Christmas. The only lights in the cavernous barn were those on the trees and strands of tiny white lights looped along beams inside the building.
NEWS
May 20, 2009
MAY 29, 1930-MAY 2009 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Ethel Mayetta Hull, age 78, of Chambersburg, Pa., died unexpectedly at Providence Place Senior Care Home. Born May 29, 1930, in Mercersburg, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Duffield Atherton and Hazel Bowers Atherton. Mrs. Hull was employed as a seamstress by the former Stanley Co. She was a member of King Street United Brethren Church, AARP Falling Spring Chapter 2840, NARFE (life member), Red Hat Society and the Moose Lodge.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | March 14, 2009
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back -- through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others -- at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Laura "Sis" Binau, who died March 7 at the age of 58. Her obituary was published in the March 8 edition of The Herald-Mail. The mood Thursday at Laura Binau's funeral was respectful, but far from somber. Many of those attending shunned traditional dark attire for the bright reds and deep purples of the Red Hat Society.
NEWS
February 10, 2009
MAY 27, 1939-FEB. 8, 2009 WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Delores "Jean" Gardenhour Biesecker, 69, of 308 Northfield Ave., died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at Waynesboro Hospital. Born May 27, 1939 ,in Waynesboro, she was the daughter of Stanley Benton and Sylvia Mary Welty Gardenhour of Waynesboro. She was a 1957 graduate of Waynesboro Area Senior High School. She was employed by TAB Books, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Waynesboro, where she taught first-grade Sunday school, and was a member of Alpha and Omega Sunday school class.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | May 31, 2007
Since the whole point of the Red Hat Society is to bring women together to have fun, Laura Binau didn't know why that philosophy wouldn't apply to her and others just because they happen to be patients at the Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown. And so the chapter was started in January. "We call ourselves the Western Maryland Red Hat Girls," Laura said. The chapter's April meeting in the hospital's auditorium attracted about a dozen women. Dressed in their colorful finery, the members didn't seem to be hampered by their wheelchairs, oxygen tanks or other medical apparatus.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | November 2, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Cynthia Greenly said she's moved "about a hundred times," but wherever she goes she finds friends - even "sisters" - who all seem to have a penchant for wearing red and purple. Greenly and about 75 other area Red Hat Society members gathered Monday at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg for a luncheon and annual charity event. They came from West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia carrying bags of clothes. Each woman was asked to bring three to five articles of clothing to be sold in Greenly's Hedgesville, W.Va.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | September 12, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, PA. - Things were serendipitous and elegance ruled Thursday at TranquiliTEA. Seven members of the Rambling Wrecks, a Red Hat Society chapter in Fayetteville, Pa., chose TranquiliTEA, a new tearoom that opened Wednesday at 117 W. Main St., as the site of its September luncheon meeting. Darlene Fowler, the chapter's queen mother, touted the surroundings for her fellow hatters. "I went to a high tea at Harrods in London and this place is head and shoulders above that in food, service and atmosphere," Fowler said.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | September 10, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Pharmacist Deke McLaughlin of Mercersburg filled a prescription for success in The Herald-Mail's Pet Dress-Alike Contest - one Dalmatian, two red ties and a spotted mask. McLaughlin mimicked his 7-month-old Dalmatian, Rosie, with a Dalmatian face mask. Rosie mirrored her owner in a matching red striped necktie. "Since I don't have spots, I figured the only thing I could do was wear a mask," said McLaughlin, 67, who often wears a red striped tie to work as a pharmacist at Wal-Mart in Hagerstown.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | September 6, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com One chapter put together a singing group while another produced its own calendar of club members. A Shepherdstown, W.Va., version of the Red Hat Society got under way in June, and the group treated itself to a local garden tour as its first function. Whatever the activity, it seems there is a common bond in every Red Hat Society that is formed: a license to have fun. "We only have one rule, and that's the way we dress," said Joyce Entremont, who heads a chapter of the Red Hat Society in Prince William County, Va. The Red Hat Society began after a few women decided to approach middle age with "verve, humor and lan. " Members of the club who are 50 years old and older are given the right to wear the "royal colors," which are red and purple.
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