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January 10, 2013
The Maugansville Ruritan Club will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year in May. In 1968, the club built its existing blue building on Maugans Avenue. For the past 45 years, the building has been home to the club, and has served the Maugansville area well as a community center. This week, the club begins a major restroom renovation project that will enlarge and improve the restroom facilities, and make them handicapped-accessible. It will also add needed storage space on the west side of the building.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | July 11, 2011
Lynne Jackson and her husband were on their way to Deep Creek, Md., when they stopped Monday morning at the Sideling Hill Rest Area on Interstate 68 to use the restroom. The restrooms were closed, however. “We were very disappointed to find out we couldn’t use these restrooms,” she said. “We noticed on the map there are not a lot of rest areas on the way, so we were excited when we saw this one.” Jackson, who is from Camp Hill, Pa., said she decided to use a portable toilet placed at the rest stop for the convenience of travelers, instead of going to another rest stop.
NEWS
July 8, 2011
Restrooms at the Sideling Hill rest area along Interstate 68 have been temporarily closed due to a lack of water pressure, the Maryland State Highway Administration said Friday. Temporary restroom units have been placed at the rest area until the water problem can be resolved, the highway administration said in a news release. It is not known when the situation will be corrected, the release said.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | December 16, 2009
HANCOCK -- A Maryland State Highway Administration official said Wednesday the restrooms at the Sideling Hill Exhibit Center on Interstate 68 west of Hancock will close Jan. 5 and reopen by the end of April. Sideling Hill is one of several rest areas and welcome centers at which the state intends to modify or eliminate services, State Highway Administration spokesman David Buck said Wednesday. The restroom closure at Sideling Hill will save the state about $114,000 in water, electricity and other costs, Buck said.
NEWS
March 7, 1997
By KATE COLEMAN Staff Writer Are you sitting down? Should you sit down - on toilets in public restrooms? Are you still reading? It may not be the most pleasant or socially acceptable topic of conversation, but you have to admit it's crossed your mind once or twice when you've been out and about. Are the hazards associated with public restrooms something to be concerned about? "There is always a risk of contracting gastro-intestinal illnesses," according to Dr. Robert Parker, Health Officer for Washington County Health Department.
NEWS
June 13, 2013
Trash was found strewn around Funkstown Community Park Thursday morning and the restrooms were flooded after the newer section of the park was vandalized, according to a town official. A Washington County Sheriff's deputy discovered the damage while patrolling the park Thursday morning, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said. The town's maintenance supervisor arrived shortly afterward while making his rounds and was spending the morning cleaning it up, Haynes said. As a result of the vandalism, the restrooms will be closed until Saturday, when the pavilions are booked, she said.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | July 24, 2003
Ordinance would restrict peddling The Hagerstown City Council on Tuesday introduced an ordinance that would place restrictions on people peddling in public places. Under the ordinance, peddlers selling from a vehicle going from place to place must not: Sell from the same location for more than 30 minutes at one time. Sell from the same location more than once a day. Sell within 300 feet of a permanent store, restaurant or other business location offering for sale similar or competing products to those of the licensed peddler.
NEWS
September 24, 2006
Camp Harding Park Between Clear Spring and Hancock on Pecktonville Road, this 19-acre park has two pavilions, picnic tables, grills, play equipment, a softball field, volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoes, parking a boat ramp and restrooms. Trout fishing and canoeing are available on Licking Creek. The park opened on May 19, 1974. Chestnut Grove Park On Chestnut Grove Road in southern Washington County, this 16-acre park has a baseball and softball field, pavilion, restrooms, concession stand, play equipment, volleyball courts and horseshoe pits.
NEWS
September 19, 2005
Funkhouser Park - On Jefferson Boulevard. Home of the Hagerstown PONY League and a basketball court. Hager Park - Intersection of Memorial Boulevard and Frederick Street. Playgrounds, pavilion. Home of the American Little League. Hamilton Playground - On Fairview Road. Playground equipment, volleyball court, half of a basketball court. Hellane Park - On Park Avenue and next to Hagers-town's reservoir in the West End. Restrooms, basketball courts, pavilion, playground equipment.
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NEWS
June 13, 2013
Trash was found strewn around Funkstown Community Park Thursday morning and the restrooms were flooded after the newer section of the park was vandalized, according to a town official. A Washington County Sheriff's deputy discovered the damage while patrolling the park Thursday morning, Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes said. The town's maintenance supervisor arrived shortly afterward while making his rounds and was spending the morning cleaning it up, Haynes said. As a result of the vandalism, the restrooms will be closed until Saturday, when the pavilions are booked, she said.
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NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | January 26, 2013
An architect's plans for installing restrooms at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad roundhouse and shops in Martinsburg are about ready to be put out for bid. The Berkeley County Roundhouse Authority on Saturday authorized architect Matthew Grove to advertise the project to contractors after board members reviewed drawings and various material options. Grove said the work could take between 75 and 150 days to complete. Grove told board members he indicated the project could be put out to bid next month.
NEWS
January 10, 2013
The Maugansville Ruritan Club will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year in May. In 1968, the club built its existing blue building on Maugans Avenue. For the past 45 years, the building has been home to the club, and has served the Maugansville area well as a community center. This week, the club begins a major restroom renovation project that will enlarge and improve the restroom facilities, and make them handicapped-accessible. It will also add needed storage space on the west side of the building.
NEWS
June 21, 2012
The Episcopal Motorcycle Ministry will hold a Motorcycle Mass Saturday at 6 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Lappans Road. The newly-formed ministry, titled “Taking the Church Out on the Road,” invites all motorcycle enthusiasts, family members and the public to a Saturday Motorcycle Mass at 6 p.m. The informal outdoor service (in case of rain, it will be held indoors), includes readings from scripture, a short sermon, prayers and Holy Communion. The Rev. Steve McCarty, vicar of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Clear Spring, is the organizer and will preside at the service.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | March 18, 2012
Budgets are tight, but badly needed improvements proposed at Ambrose Park in Martinsburg are still possible thanks to federal funding available through the City of Martinsburg's Community Development Block Grant program. The proposed project includes replacement of the four-acre park's pavilion, which is missing a section of roof, renovation of bathrooms, an additional playground area and improved access to the green space along Mall Drive and Porter Avenue for the disabled. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, ultimately must agree that the city's proposal to allocate $160,390 for the park improvements meets CDBG guidelines, according to Patricia E. “Pat” McMillan, the city's CDBG program administrator.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | July 11, 2011
Lynne Jackson and her husband were on their way to Deep Creek, Md., when they stopped Monday morning at the Sideling Hill Rest Area on Interstate 68 to use the restroom. The restrooms were closed, however. “We were very disappointed to find out we couldn’t use these restrooms,” she said. “We noticed on the map there are not a lot of rest areas on the way, so we were excited when we saw this one.” Jackson, who is from Camp Hill, Pa., said she decided to use a portable toilet placed at the rest stop for the convenience of travelers, instead of going to another rest stop.
NEWS
July 8, 2011
Restrooms at the Sideling Hill rest area along Interstate 68 have been temporarily closed due to a lack of water pressure, the Maryland State Highway Administration said Friday. Temporary restroom units have been placed at the rest area until the water problem can be resolved, the highway administration said in a news release. It is not known when the situation will be corrected, the release said.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | December 15, 2010
State officials had some fun during a ribbon-cutting Wednesday morning for the newly reopened South Mountain Welcome Centers, acknowledging that for many travelers, the main attraction is also its least glamorous. “They wanted me to talk about the restrooms,” said Dominick Murray, deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, who wondered out loud why he was assigned that part of the program. “It’s really easy, you know.
NEWS
By CHRIS COPLEY | September 26, 2010
Editor's note: This is the third in a four-part series of walking tours in Hagerstown. o Part one: Downtown to fairgrounds o Part two: Dry Bridge to lakeshore Today's walk covers some familiar routes in the West End, traditionally a working class neighborhood in Hagerstown. The walk is about 2.7 miles long and should take no more than a couple hours. There are no public restrooms along the tour, but several facilities offer restrooms for patrons. Start your walk near Washington Square.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | September 2, 2010
ROUZERVILLE, Pa. - As a new community service project, the Rouzerville Lions Club and Rouzerville Business Association will build restrooms at Red Run Park in Washington Township, Pa. Lions Club representatives shared preliminary plans for the restrooms Wednesday with the Washington Township Supervisors. They asked the supervisors for permission to move forward with the project in the township-owned park. "I think they're needed. I've heard complaints for a few years about the restrooms down there," Supervisor Elaine Gladhill said.
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