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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | July 22, 2011
After considerable painting and wallpaper removal and a "blitz" of volunteer home improvements, the Children's Home Society of West Virginia's new permanent home in Martinsburg was celebrated Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house. "We are still working on the building, and we are still working on covering the expense of the building and, hopefully, we'll be free and clear sometime in the near future ...," Deborah Barthlow, Region 3 director of the society, told a crowd of about 30 people before ribbons stretched across the front steps were cut.  The nonprofit child-welfare organization purchased the century-old Tudor-style home at 653 Winchester Ave. from City Hospital Foundation Inc. in 2010.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 1, 2011
As early as next month, the Franklin County Career and Technology Center will offer a new mechanical-assembly training program created through a partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment designed to give students an edge in today's tough job market. Career Center Director Keith Yohn said students selected for the new course "will have an advantage in the labor market over other students they graduate with. " As the need for workers with assembly-related skills continues to grow, Yohn said this partnership would provide a ready-made workforce.
NEWS
June 8, 1999
BOONSBORO - The public is invited to a June 14 ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new offices of Del. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington. The event will be from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at his office at 9 St. Paul St., on the first floor of the Boonsboro Medical Building. The office is staffed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is 301-432-6200.
NEWS
May 10, 2009
The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 27 at the new Hagerstown office of Worx Graphic Design and Contempro Cards at 2 Public Square, Suite 205. Laura Wallace of Worx and Amber Buhrman of Contempro were joined by Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II, Chamber Executive Director Bill Gour, and representatives from Tower Bank and the Chamber's membership committee and board of directors.
NEWS
April 16, 2006
The 15th branch of Orrstown Bank officially has opened for business at 201 S. Cleveland Ave. in Hagerstown The doors at the new location were officially opened by Rachel Grimm, branch executive officer, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 30. The branch is a full-service facility with a 24-hour drive-up ATM. The office will be open Monday through Saturday. Taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Orrstown Bank's branch in Hagerstown are, from left, Mary Anne Burke, Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Marketing & Membership; Brien Poffenberger, Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce president; Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II; Grimm, Orrstown Bank, branch executive officer; Kenneth Shoemaker, Orrstown Bank president and CEO; Deborah Everhart, Hagerstown director of Economic Development; Ruth Anne Callaham, Food Resources Inc. director; and Washington County Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook.
NEWS
September 14, 2010
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for a Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit and Visitor Center at the historic Newcomer House on Antietam National Battlefield. The center is dedicated to promoting visitor opportunities in the three Maryland counties of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area -- Carroll, Frederick and Washington. The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit & Visitor Center will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31. In April and November, the center will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The grand-opening weekend of the new center will be held Saturday and Sunday, coinciding with Antietam's battle anniversary weekend and Saturday's Sharpsburg Heritage Festival.
NEWS
December 5, 2000
City Hall lobby's renovation complete The approximately $200,000 renovation of the lobby in Hagerstown City Hall is almost complete, and now plans are being made to redo the adjacent hallway. City Engineer Bruce Johnston told the Mayor and City Council Tuesday that the lobby renovations have "turned out beautifully. It makes the hallway look dark and shabby by comparison. " Johnston said renovating the hall would cost about $28,000. The council agreed to have Johnston move forward with hall-renovation plans.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | March 1, 2005
Kohl's quietly opened its doors for business near Hagerstown on Sunday, but a grand opening is scheduled for Thursday morning. Kohl's Public Relations Manager Lori Sansoucie said Monday the purpose of Sunday's "soft opening" was to give the store's employees a chance to work with customers and "work out the kinks" before Thursday's grand opening. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 7:45 a.m. Thursday, and the store will open at 8 a.m., Sansoucie said. The approximately 88,000-square-foot store, in the Crosspoint Shopping Center on Cole Road near Target in Halfway, has about 150 employees, Sansoucie said.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2012
Elected officials, and business and community leaders joined with the staff and management of the Best Western Grand Venice Hotel on June 13 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the hotel's newly constructed swimming pool, Jacuzzi and outdoor reception area. The hotel, at 431 Dual Highway in Hagerstown, has 86 newly remodeled rooms, a fitness center, business services, and is the closest hotel to downtown Hagerstown. It offers meeting space for up to 450 people. Filming was done at the hotel for the newly released “Lovely Molly.” The movie was a project by Haxan Films, and directed and produced by the team that gained fame for “The Blair Witch Project.” Demolition of the former motel part of the property is planned for September.
NEWS
May 18, 2011
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School on Tuesday, and dozens of people turned out for the celebration and for tours through the school on Yale Drive.   The school, which will serve students in prekindergarten through second grade, has been admired for its green construction. First-grade students from Eastern Elementary School came to the new facility and led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance. Ellen Hayes, who will be principal of the school, said 150 chairs were put out in the school for the ceremony.  Even with the chairs, people were standing.
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July 5, 2013
 Residents and staff of Western Maryland Hospital Center were joined by members of the community for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Fletcher Fitness Trail on Wednesday, June 5.   Started in the fall of 2012, the trail consists of five stations, each with exercise equipment suitable for able-bodied and wheelchair accessibility.   The Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Foundation provided funding for all of the equipment,...
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NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 30, 2013
A nearly 240-year-old building next to Hagerstown Speedway east of Clear Spring is housing a new bar and restaurant that is scheduled to open Saturday. A luncheon and ribbon-cutting ceremony were held at Thunder Road Bar and Grille, at 15124 National Pike on Tuesday. The Washington County Commissioners and other county officials attended. The restaurant is in a building that opened in 1778 as a hotel for people traveling by horseback and has since served as a hospital, nursing home, and various other restaurants, said Jim Mills, director of marketing and events for the restaurant.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 4, 2013
Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter's new home at 5051 Letterkenny Road West officially was dedicated Thursday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The move from the former shelter at 2325 Country Road to the new $3 million, state-of-the-art facility at Letterkenny Army Depot was complete on Jan. 31. More than 100 people, including elected officials as well as community and business leaders, gathered outside the shelter's new home for its formal dedication....
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | October 13, 2012
It was a sore amid the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park's towpath. The Big Slackwater section of the popular 184.5-mile hiking and biking trail was closed after flooding in 1996 and deteriorated into a treacherous ridge overrun with brambles, thistles and poisonous plants. The 2.7-mile stretch along the Potomac River near Williamsport was the sole disruption in the path that runs from Cumberland, Md., to Washington, D.C. Towpath visitors were detoured off the trail and onto a dangerous route with no shoulders following 4.5 miles along Dam 4, Dellinger and Avis Mill roads.
NEWS
October 9, 2012
The Big Slackwater boat ramp along the C&O Canal will be closed from dusk Friday to 3 p.m. on Saturday to accommodate a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the restoration of the area of towpath known as Big Slackwater.   The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Saturday. Park Superintendent Kevin D. Brandt will lead a tour of the newly restored towpath from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parking for the event is at the Bowman Farm fields at 15910 Cheneys Neck Road in Sharpsburg Free shuttles will operate from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | July 18, 2012
The 1.3 million-square-foot fulfillment center that Macy's Inc. built in Berkeley County for its fast-growing online business “redefines big,” the retail giant's CEO said Wednesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the company's $150 million investment. “This is so big, this facility, that we actually had to take into consideration the curvature of the Earth when we poured the foundation,” Terry J. Lundgren said, prompting laughter among a large crowd that included Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, several other prominent state and local officials, and company employees.
BUSINESS
July 8, 2012
Elected officials, and business and community leaders joined with the staff and management of the Best Western Grand Venice Hotel on June 13 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the hotel's newly constructed swimming pool, Jacuzzi and outdoor reception area. The hotel, at 431 Dual Highway in Hagerstown, has 86 newly remodeled rooms, a fitness center, business services, and is the closest hotel to downtown Hagerstown. It offers meeting space for up to 450 people. Filming was done at the hotel for the newly released “Lovely Molly.” The movie was a project by Haxan Films, and directed and produced by the team that gained fame for “The Blair Witch Project.” Demolition of the former motel part of the property is planned for September.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 24, 2012
The history and local impact of the Moller Organ Co., which built pipe organs in Hagerstown for more than 100 years, can now be traced at the Discovery Station in the city. “This is an indelible part of Hagerstown that is irreplaceable,” said Williamsport resident Allen Swope, co-chairman of the Moller Historic Organ Exhibit, during a ceremony Tuesday at the Discovery Station at 101 W. Washington St. “This is the legacy M.P. Moller has left.” A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at noon to unveil the exhibit, which recognizes what once was one of the largest pipe-organ manufacturers in the world.
NEWS
January 31, 2012
The Hagerstown City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a resolution to rename an alley in honor of local TV and radio personality, Lou Scally. “Lou Scally Alley,” which was previously Alley 5-30 and 5-32, runs parallel to the 1300 block of Oak Hill Avenue and Hamilton Boulevard between Country Club Road and Magnolia Avenue. “It's an honor to Lou Scally and his years of commitment to this community, both on TV and on the radio,” said Mayor Robert Bruchey II, also highlighting his years of volunteer work around Hagerstown.” City officials surveyed nearby property owners, as well as fire and rescue agencies, none of whom opposed the proposal, according to City Engineer Rodney Tissue.
NEWS
November 18, 2011
A new U.S. Cellular retail store at 17163 Cole Road at Crosspoint Shopping Center opened Friday. The store opened for business at 10 a.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, including company officials, employees and members of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, was held at noon. The nearly 5,000-square-foot facility is the company's second retail store in Washington County. The new store will add eight associates and features consulting stations, product information displays and interactive phone demonstration stations, according to a company news release.
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