July 31, 2005
In response to Ruth Anne Callaham's letter on the "need for another version of reality around here" relating to the hospital move - and the editor's response by interjecting a needed parcel of accuracy on this subject - what we need is more honesty. To publicly express an opinion on important community projects without first investigating the facts or the established record erodes credibility. There is a substantial public record on the hospital issue and it is easily accessible to Callaham.
April 24, 2002
Ravenwood Lutheran Village and The Village at Robinwood recently held a reception to welcome a new executive director and director of residential services. As executive director, William G. Boyer Jr., of Aberdeen, Md., is responsible for the daily operations of both retirement facilities. Boyer, who holds a master's degree in public administration, is a former senior vice president at Roland Park Place. William G. Plavcan Jr., of Hagerstown, is responsible for daily operations of the retirement community's assisted and independent living residences.
June 17, 2005
Now that the Maryland Health Care Commission has approved the Washington Hospital's Certificate of Need - and its plan to move to Robinwood - it is time for the community to come together to make this project work. That is essentially what happened with the issue of where to locate the Washington County campus of the University System of Maryland. There was much disagreement about whether a downtown site was appropriate, but when the decision was made, the community's leaders joined ranks to support it. On the hospital issue, several issues need resolution.
November 30, 2006
· Alzheimer's & Related Dementia Support Group, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Somerford House. For information, call Sheri Evans at 301-791-9221, ext. 213. · Caregivers Support Group, Washington County CARES, Thursday, Dec. 7, 10 to 11 a.m., at Somerford House. For information, call Sheri Evans at 301-791-9221, ext. 213. The above calendar items were provided by Eric VanMetre, director of Marketing & Sales, Ravenwood Lutheran Village and The Village at Robinwood.
February 20, 2008
Springtime in Colonial Williamsburg, Va., is a bus trip specifically designed for seniors to get a chance to see the birthplace of the nation. Activities include: Day 1 - Guided tours of the Capitol and Governor's Palace; dinner at the Whaling Company (old English-style dining); overnight accommodations. Day 2 - Continental breakfast; free time; lunch at the Charles City Tavern Berkley Plantation (site of the first Thanksgiving in 1619.) Mark your calendars for March 27-28.
April 10, 2008
As the bingo wheel spins and the players watch their bingo cards - some keeping track of as many as five cards - the anticipation of a win is in the air. What makes tonight's session of bingo at The Village at Robinwood different are the young faces in the room. The first Tuesday of every month, residents look forward to the activity more than usual, thanks to some South Hagerstown High School students. "The last time we were here, we had applause and a standing ovation," said Emily Forrester, a junior who is a member of South High's National Honor Society and Key Club, the school's service organization.
January 15, 2012
U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., formally presented the books with the personal histories of nine constituents into the collection of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project. Robert W. Patrick, director of the project, accepted the submissions during a ceremony with the veterans and their family members Dec. 15 in the Members Room of the Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. This is the third ceremony at the library that Bartlett has organized on behalf of his constituents who are contributors to the project.
July 10, 2013
Lawrence Hanna Middleton, 91, of Hagerstown, Md., passed away Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Village of Robinwood. Born Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1921, in Frostburg, Md., he was the son of the late Floyd S. Middleton and the late Vera E. Daley. He retired from the Washington County Board of Education as a teacher. He was a member of First Christian Church. He was very proud of being able to donate more 30 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Doris Marshall Middleton; daughter, Patricia L. Whittier and husband, Timothy L. Whittier, of Columbia, Md.; son, Lawrence M. Middleton and wife, Kerry Middleton, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Betty Harden of Frostburg; grandchildren, Timothy L. Whittier Jr. of Silver Spring, Md., Catherine L. Finman of Pasadena, Md., Jennifer L. Wilkie of Columbia, Md., and Zachary Middleton and Roxanne Patik, both of Colorado Springs; and 12 great-grandchildren, Max, Charlotte, Charlie, Hannah, Jack, Nick, Jordan, Liam, Keira, Aiden, Roman and Bear.
January 21, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The former Mt. Aetna Farms has been sold to the Lutheran organization that operates two retirement communities east of Hagerstown. Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, which operates The Village at Robinwood and Ravenwood Lutheran Village, purchased the 222-acre parcel for an undisclosed amount of money. A representative from the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation said Wednesday that the purchase price wouldn't be made public until the deed is recorded.