September 14, 2009
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Shepherdstown Day Care celebrated the official opening of its new playgrounds Monday afternoon with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community party. Features of the newly renovated outdoor space include separate age-specific playgrounds, climbing equipment, landscaped tricycle paths, a climbing berm for toddlers and trees peppered throughout. A preschool climber, funded by a grant from Ronald McDonald House Charities, Washington, D.C., is the centerpiece of the center's new outside space.
May 5, 2008
Associates, guests and more gathered April 25 at Roy Rogers for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the new Hagerstown Roy Rogers at 1719 Massey Blvd. From left are District Manager Dave Roach; Darlene Teach, principal of Lincolnshire Elementary School, accompanied by two students; co-owner Jim Plamondon; General Manager Mary Harshman; co-owner Pete Plamondon Jr.; Greg Brown of Waynesboro Construction; and Roxanne Yutzy, general manager of the Cumberland (Md.) Roy Rogers.
November 25, 2012
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Nov. 15 for Perfect Stitch Upholstery, more than a year after the business opened at 60 E. Washington St. in Hagerstown, to showcase the renovated building. Washington County and Hagerstown officials attended, along with a representative from the office of U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md. Owner John Cress said he opened the business in Hagerstown in August 2011, after moving from Frederick, Md., in July of that year. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was not held until recently because Cress said the building he moved into was an “older, abandoned place” when he moved in, and he had to make it look presentable.
June 9, 2009
Suicide prevention workshop announced MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --Â The West Virginia Council for the Prevention of Suicide will host a suicide-prevention workshop Friday, June 26, in Martinsburg. The workshop to educate the community and increase awareness about the "silent epidemic" of suicide is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn at 301 Foxcroft Ave., according to a news release from the suicide-prevention organization. West Virginia ranks 16th in the nation for suicide as of 2005, and was the state's second-leading cause of death in those ages 14 to 25, according to the American Association of Suicidology.
October 15, 2007
The ribbon was cut Sept. 26 on new playground equipment at Old Forge Elementary School, highlighting the effort it took students and staff to raise money for the new equipment. Principal Dana Peake, above, performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which culminated fundraising totaling $11,500 from a walk-a-thon last school year. This school year's walk-a-thon was scheduled for Friday and Mrs. Peake challenged students to reach a $13,000 goal. If the goal is reached or surpassed, she promised the students she would perform a "dare" to honor their success.
August 24, 2007
The City of Hagerstown held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new downtown Hagerstown business on Thursday. Wyatt & Mychaela's Attic Treasures, Inc. is a new store at 32 E. Washington St. This country boutique offers one-of-a-kind handmade wood crafts by Michael Hoover, who owns the store along with his wife, Diana Hoover, and daughter, Spring Roth. It also carries a large selection of wreaths, garland, candles, linens, pictures, paintings and Webkinz animals. The store is named for Roth's children, Wyatt, 6, and Mychaela, 4. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
September 23, 2005
Broadfording Bridge over the Conococheague Creek will reopen to traffic Tuesday, Sept. 27, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5:30 p.m., according to a Washington County Commission press release. One of a number of historic stone arch bridges spanning creeks and streams in Washington County, the bridge was built in 1829. It was closed in 2003 for repairs and has remained closed except for a period between January and June of this year. Repairs included the forming and pouring of concrete collars, repointing of spandrel walls, reconstruction of piers, reconstruction of parapet caps and portions of the parapet walls, repointing of the arches and repointing of other portions of the structure.
September 30, 2002
The First National Bank of Greencastle officially opened its first Washington County branch office in Maugansville on Sept. 23. The new office is at 18233 Maugans Ave., off Exit 9 of Interstate 81. Laura Lowry will serve as office manager at the new office, and Linda Warren will be the branch's loan officer. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. A grand opening will be the week of Oct. 21 through 26, with door prizes and special discounts. The First National Bank of Greencastle has seven Franklin County locations, including Greencastle, Chambersburg, Laurich Estates, Quincy, Shady Grove, Mercersburg and Waynesboro.
August 31, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The First National Bank of Greencastle celebrated the completion of a new location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony July 23. At the ceremony, President and CEO Jeff Shank announced the contribution of the $1,000 money ribbon to Women In Need. Brechbill and Helman of Chambersburg built the office at 488 Gateway Ave. The full-service office includes two drive-up service lanes, an ATM, a night depository and expanded hours. The First National Bank of Greencastle is the oldest, independent bank in Franklin County.
May 27, 2010
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park will open a new Hancock visitors center Friday along the towpath by Lock 52. The visitors center in the historic Bowles House will hopefully attract more towpath users because of its location along the trail, park officials said. The Bowles House is a historic farmhouse dating to the 1780s. This past winter, park officials rehabilitated the house to prepare it for its new use as a visitors center, according to a news release.