April 13, 1998
In one day, Susan Woda gave up one crown in exchange for another and will compete for the second time in the Miss Maryland contest in June. Woda, 22, of Crofton, Md., was crowned Miss Potomac Valley on Saturday night at the Ramada Inn in Hagerstown. She received a $200 scholarship. Earlier that day, she crowned Hagerstown resident Amanda Hartman as the next Miss Central Valley, a title Woda won last year. Woda sang "I Still Believe," from the musical "Miss Saigon" in the talent portion of the scholarship pageant which she'll also perform as a contestant in the Miss Maryland competition at the Maryland Theater in June.
February 25, 2002
Danielle McGarvey was crowned Miss Washington County and Nikki Gouker was crowned Miss Western Maryland on Saturday night at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater. McGarvey, 18, of Hagerstown, a freshman at the College of Charleston (S.C.), performed ballet en pointe to "Kitrie Variations" from "Don Quixote. " She is the daughter of Brenda and Jim Dalton and Anthony and Martina McGarvey. "I'm very honored to have this position," she said immediately after the crowning.
September 17, 2007
The City of Hagerstown recently initiated an award program known as "Highlight Hagerstown," aimed at encouraging residents and business owners to improve the curb appeal of their properties. The Hagerstown Beautification Advisory Committee, promoting the new program, asked individuals in the community to help find neighbors who deserve recognition by nominating homeowners and business owners who have beautified their residential or commercial property in various ways, ranging from landscaping to facade improvements.
February 25, 2007
Editor's note: The following story, which originally was published in the Feb. 18 edition of The Herald-Mail, is being republished to correct multiple errors. Two sisters walked away with crowns Feb. 17 at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater, the site of the Miss Washington County, Miss Western Maryland and Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen competitions. Whitney Colombo, 17, of Hagerstown, was named Miss Washington County. Her sister, Audreanna Colombo, 13, of Hagerstown, was named Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen.
July 17, 2006
EASTLAKE, Ohio - Lake County's Tom Cowley and Matt Loberg combined for a one-hitter Sunday in a 4-0 victory over the Hagerstown Suns, who've lost nine straight games. Cowley (3-4) worked the first seven innings, allowing only a bunt single by Jose Castro leading off the fourth. The only other runner to reach base for the Suns was Nick Evans, who was walked twice by Cowley. No Suns runner reached second base. Loberg entered the game in the eighth and retired all six hitters he faced to complete the shutout.
September 28, 2012
The City of Hagerstown Parks and Recreation Division will hold a Fall Night 5K and a Zombie Run Saturday, Oct. 13. The Fall Night 5K race will be completed on a lighted course entirely within Fairgrounds Park and Pangborn Park beginning at 6 p.m. Registration will be from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Hagerstown Ice & Sports Complex parking lot off Security Road. Register as a zombie or runner. The runner registration fee is $25; $20 before Oct. 5. The zombie registration fee is $25. For more information and rules, go to the Parks and Recreation website at www.hagerstownmd.org .
February 25, 2011
The Maryland State Senior Idol competition is set for 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at The Chesapeake Theatre in Brooklyn Park, Md. Washington County winner Edward G. Harne and runner-up Rebecca A. Mills will compete against winners and runner-ups from eight other counties. Harne will perform “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” while Mills will sing “From Heaven’s Point of View.” Tickets cost $6 and available at the Washington County Commission on Aging Inc., 140 W. Franklin St., 4th Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21740 and the Senior Center at Girls Inc., 626 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.
November 24, 2011
Former Hagerstown Community College runners led the way at HCC's 11th annual Turkey Trot 5K on Thursday morning. Tony Clement, 24, won the 3.1-mile race in 14 minutes, 41 seconds, while Wade Miller, 21, was second in 15:00 and Justin Cole, 23, took third in 15:45. All three ran track and cross country for HCC. North Hagerstown graduate Taryn Shank, 20, was the top female for the second straight year, finishing in 18:35. Lauren Johnson, 17, a senior at Smithsburg, was the runner-up in 19:37, and former Smithsburg runner Stephanie Breen, 19, was third in 19:41.
July 1, 2007
Miss Allegany County Shana Powell was crowned the new Miss Maryland on Saturday during the 72nd annual Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant at The Maryland Theatre. As the new Miss Maryland, Powell, of Bowie, Md., will receive a $9,000 scholarship and other gifts. She also will represent the state at the upcoming Miss America pageant. For her talent, Powell performed "Glitter and Be Gay" from the operetta "Candide" - the same performance that earned her the $200 Newcomer Talent prize at Wednesday's preliminary competition.
April 29, 2010
The Martinsburg (W.Va.) City Schools' Third-Grade Spelling Bee was held at Winchester Avenue Elementary School in Martinsburg. Thirty-three students from Berkeley Heights, Burke Street, Opequon, Rosemont, Tuscarora and Winchester Avenue elementary schools competed. The winner was John Partington from Rosemont Elementary School, who correctly spelled "punctual" and "narrate" to win. The runner-up was Sara Brown from Berkeley Heights Elementary School.