August 29, 2009
The Hagerstown Kiwanis Club presented a $400 check to Children's Village for a beautification project at the safety education campus on Mount Aetna Road. A donation of $1,000 was previously made to Children's Village to support its life-safety education program which is available free to all county second-grade students. o Members of the Kiwanis Club of Hagerstown recently participated in the club's semi-annual cleanup project along the C&O Canal towpath near Cushwa Basin.
February 4, 2013
The United Way will hold a family fun and fitness fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Robinwood Professional Center atrium, 11110 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown. Interactive stations include kid-friendly cooking demonstrations, games, health and legal information, bike safety and fire safety drills, child fingerprinting and a Zumbathon. A Cycle United bike ride will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the event. To register, go to www.unitedwaywashcounty.org .
July 28, 2013
“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional” is the advice I heard someone once say. As I look around me, it seems like everyone is growing a bit older, even me. Last week, I had another birthday - the conclusion of my 365-day orbit around the sun. Feels like warp speed! Shucks, I still remember the days of swimming in the pond next to the old John Brown house. When I look back at all the bends on life's path, I tend to remember some people who were there to influence me during those 65 years.
December 23, 2007
State Farm Insurance presented a check for $5,000 to the Boonsboro Police Department to help re-establish and support its Police Canine Program. This money was provided through a Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant, which enables State Farm to support community development and safety.
October 18, 1998
Mom is keeping kids safe By TERRY TALBERT / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer Kim Buchanan has turned her kids into "little safety terrorists. " The 29-year-old mother of four is obsessed with preventing kids from getting hurt, and it has rubbed off on them. "We have a stick with a sign that says 'Buckle Up!' on it, and the kids hold it up in the car when we see someone without their seat belt on," she said. "I told them there are probably times when that isn't such a good thing to do. Some people get upset.
May 16, 1997
A series of free educational life safety programs will be offered during Emergency Medical Services Week, May 18-24 at the Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway. Tuesday, May 20 - the American Heart Association will hold a citizens CPR course from 8 a.m. to noon. Wednesday, May 21 - when and how to call 911, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 22 - child safety seat education program, 2 to 3 p.m. Child seats will be checked during the program. Friday, May 23 - drug recognition education program, 2 to 3 p.m. Members of the public can attend the classes at 11114 Lincoln Ave. Call 301-582-2223 to register.
May 12, 2009
The ramp from southbound Interstate 81 to eastbound Interstate 70 near Hagerstown will be reopened to traffic Thursday -- a week ahead of schedule -- the State Highway Administration announced Tuesday. The ramp has been closed since April 14 as part of a $3.4 million project to improve safety at the interchange. The closure was necessary to facilitate construction as crews improved the bank elevation of the curve to enhance safety along the ramp, SHA said in a news release.
November 22, 2007
Toy industry group launches Web site WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Toy Industry Association has launched a Web site and toll-free phone number designed to provide up-to-date information about toy safety and toy recalls, U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., said Tuesday in a press release. "As a parent, I am troubled by the number of recent news reports concerning toy recalls from China," Shuster said. "Friday marks the launch of the Christmas shopping season and no parent should fear buying a toy for their child.
February 11, 2005
email@example.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The WVU Extension Service in Morgan County wants to offer an all-terrain vehicle safety course, the county agent said Thursday. Bob Knight told the Morgan County Commission on Thursday that additional education for ATV safety was offered in Berkeley Springs last year and was well received. Knight said his office worked with the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, law enforcement and health officials. Knight said new ATV licensing regulations became effective Jan. 1. The new state regulation provides that riders younger than 18 must pass free, state-certified safety courses.
May 20, 2007
Heroes are defined by their brave actions, not their age. Consider, for instance, Timothy Heidtke and Jared Morgan. The two 8-year-old boys took control of medical emergencies that occurred at each of their homes. They stayed calm, followed the proper procedures and came to the aid of two people they loved - their parents. On Saturday, Timothy and Jared were honored for their efforts by being inducted into the Children's Village Life Safety Hall of Fame. Children's Village of Washington County Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing free life-safety education to elementary school children.