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by KEVIN G. GILBERT / Staff Photographer | May 9, 2007
Kathie Sandifer of Waynesboro, Pa., instructs sign language Tuesday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Waynesboro.
NEWS
August 26, 2009
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will offer sign language courses geared toward helping students master the necessary skills needed for communicating with hearing-impaired individuals. The first course in the series, "Sign Language: Basic I," will be offered Mondays from Sept. 14 to Nov. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. The course is a beginning level course designed to help students build vocabulary as they learn the manual alphabet and standard signing techniques.
NEWS
September 28, 2006
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will offer an intermediate sign language course for ages 12 to 16. The class will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Thursday, Oct. 5. For information, go to www.hagerstowncc.edu/coned .
NEWS
September 14, 2008
This fall, Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering sign language courses geared toward helping students master the necessary skills needed for communicating with hearing-impaired individuals. The first course in the series, "Sign Language: Basic I," is offered on Tuesdays, from Sept. 16 through Dec. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. This course is a beginning level course designed to help students build vocabulary as they learn the manual alphabet and standard signing techniques.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | June 5, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Blues Fest regulars who attend the show year after year probably would recognize Nancy Verdier if she passed them on the street, but they might not immediately be able to place her. Unless, that is, she was moving her hands. For 10 years, Verdier has been using sign language to interpret the musical acts at the Western Maryland Blues Fest, which ends today. A sign language interpreter uses his or her hands to convey what is being said to the hearing-impaired, but facial expressions and body language also play a role, Verdier said.
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September 29, 2006
Monday, Oct. 2 Japanese calligraphy class Five weeks. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. For students and children. Limited to 12 students per class. Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. $75. Call 301-791-0191, e-mail ronlytle3@netzero.net , or go to www.csagi.org . Thursday, Oct. 5 Sign language for ages 12 to 16 Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will offer an intermediate sign language course for ages 12 to 16. 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays.
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By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | April 10, 2000
Something as routine as being pulled over by a police officer for a traffic violation can be an intimidating experience, especially for people who cannot hear, according to Anita Bussard of the Deafnet Association of Hagerstown. cont. from front page Bussard said deaf people may fear their actions could be misinterpreted by police, and could result in them being arrested or even shot. An officer could misinterpret the action of reaching for a notepad as going for a gun, or might not believe a person is deaf, she said.
LIFESTYLE
February 24, 2012
Name:  Felicia Age: 3 years old Color: White Breed: American pit bull mix ID: A15081401 Felicia's tail never stops wagging. This happy dog might be hearing-impaired, so she needs an understanding owner to teach her sign language. Felicia should not be in a home with children under the age of 8. Felicia and many other animals are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, north of Hagerstown.
NEWS
September 19, 2008
Consignment fair SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. --Child Spirit Consignment will hold a consignment fair at The Orchard House at Trinity Center, 4599 Shepherdstown Road, between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg, W.Va. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26; 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 28. For information, go to www.childspiritconsignment.com . Family support classes The Family Support Resource Center in Hagerstown has scheduled fall workshops and classes: The schedule is: Sign language - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | October 6, 2006
Noelle Robinson and her classmates were being tested by instructors at the All Star Karate and Kickboxing Gym in Hagerstown. To earn a red belt, Noelle, 11, of Hagerstown, had to break a board by doing a swiveling back kick on one leg. She watched as a few of her fellow purple belts were unsuccessful on their initial attempts at breaking the board, but Noelle wasn't nervous. Her parents told her through sign language that her turn had arrived. Noelle has been deaf since birth.
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By TERESA DUNHAM CAVAGNARO | Special to The Herald-Mail | June 13, 2013
Change the diaper. Feed the baby. Burp. Hold. Sleepy time. After babies are born, fussing often is a way of communicating some basic needs.  When they get a little older, it's not always that simple. Babies can point, or they can make some more insistent noise, but they might not get the message across every time. Then, when they do start talking, some of the words come out like gibberish. For Donna Day, 50, who reads lips and uses a hearing aid, she was uncertain how she would communicate with her grandchildren when they came into the world.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2012
The center lawn of Camp Tohiglo is a hub of activity as children play soccer, laugh with friends, run back from the shooting range and line up for lunch. “It's really fun, and I love it,” Sophia Ridge, 9, said as she darted off to a cabin. Ninety-two campers ages 9 and 10 are participating in the Christian camp's junior week through Friday. Other ages will be participating in camps throughout the summer at the 54-acre campus, which hosts retreats in other seasons. Founded in 1978, Camp Tohiglo (short for “To His Glory”)
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | May 27, 2012
In a few days, Cindy Mease will stand on stage and sign the blues. She'll capture the emotions, the wrenching soulfulness, the rollicking rhythm and liquid notes that seem to melt into each other. There will be songs echoing joy and pain, triumph and sorrow, with a message that is worn but deep. Because that's the blues. But instead of her voice, the music will flow through Mease's hands. Since the Western Maryland Blues Fest first took up residence in Hagerstown 16 years ago, Mease has been a part of what she calls “the Blues Fest family.” While performers energize the crowd with vocals and guitar riffs, Mease also is on stage, but playing a unique role.
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Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro | February 27, 2012
On Friday, Read Across America Day will take place at Boonsboro Library.  Dr. Seuss books will be available to read to children. Winter yard sale St. James Church of the Brethren, 17718 Lappans Road, will hold its annual indoor winter yard sale Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be available, and lots of bargains will be available. Oyster dinner Benevola United Methodist Church will hold an oyster dinner Saturday, beginning at noon.  Tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for those ages 10 and younger.
LIFESTYLE
February 24, 2012
Name:  Felicia Age: 3 years old Color: White Breed: American pit bull mix ID: A15081401 Felicia's tail never stops wagging. This happy dog might be hearing-impaired, so she needs an understanding owner to teach her sign language. Felicia should not be in a home with children under the age of 8. Felicia and many other animals are available for adoption at The Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, north of Hagerstown.
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Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | September 13, 2011
Have you ever wanted to learn sign language skills?   On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m., participants can take a free beginner's class at the Smithsburg Library. Experienced signer Mary Jo Palmer will teach participants basic American Sign Language skills, such as finger spelling, numbers, holidays and other items. The class is for all ages - no experience required.   Registration is required. To register, call 301-824-7722.     Pen Mar Park Variety will perform Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. as the summer concert series continues at Pen Mar Park.    Ice cream social An old-fashioned ice cream social will be held Sunday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11833 Greenhill Drive in Hagerstown (off Jefferson Boulevard between Robinwood Drive and Eastern Boulevard)
NEWS
September 11, 2009
Sunday, Sept. 13 Junior dance classes Mary Crowell-Smith will teach fox trot, swing, waltz, tango, rumba, cha-cha and other couples-circle dances to students in grades six through nine.6 p.m. The Women's Club, South Prospect Street, Hagerstown. For information or to register, call 301-739-0870 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Monday, Sept. 14 Sign Language: Basics I Beginner-level course designed to help students build vocabulary as they learn the manual alphabet and standard signing techniques.
NEWS
August 26, 2009
Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education will offer sign language courses geared toward helping students master the necessary skills needed for communicating with hearing-impaired individuals. The first course in the series, "Sign Language: Basic I," will be offered Mondays from Sept. 14 to Nov. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. The course is a beginning level course designed to help students build vocabulary as they learn the manual alphabet and standard signing techniques.
NEWS
June 5, 2009
Saturday barbecue to benefit Crime Solvers CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The fifth annual Franklin County Crime Solvers barbecue will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Dilly's Restaurant on U.S. 30. Tickets may be purchased for $6.50 each. Proceeds are used as reward money for Crime Solvers cases. Dinner includes half a chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and butter. For tickets, call Pennsylvania State Police trooper Ed Asbury at 717-264-5161, ext. 107, or easbury@state.
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September 19, 2008
Consignment fair SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. --Child Spirit Consignment will hold a consignment fair at The Orchard House at Trinity Center, 4599 Shepherdstown Road, between Shepherdstown and Martinsburg, W.Va. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26; 9 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 28. For information, go to www.childspiritconsignment.com . Family support classes The Family Support Resource Center in Hagerstown has scheduled fall workshops and classes: The schedule is: Sign language - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept.
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