August 31, 2013
When it comes to the world of comedic acting today, the sweetest words to hear are “the video has just gone viral.” Smithsburg native Ryan Williams experienced just that when he appeared in the Official Comedy's parody movie trailer, “Gates: The Official Movie Trailer.” Williams plays Bill Gates, who along with his trusty pal Clippy (the talking paperclip helper from the old Windows versions), follows a fictional account of the Microsoft founder from dropping out of Harvard to creating Windows, and beyond.
August 29, 2013
Margaret Eleanor Rossiter, 95, of Edgemont Road in Smithsburg, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at her home. Born Aug. 14, 1918, in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late James F. Wallace Sr. and Theresa (Haug) Wallace. She was preceded in death by her husband, retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Charles Melvin Rossiter, on Jan. 27, 1986. They were married July 16, 1941. She was a member of St. Rita's Catholic Church in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.; American Legion Post 239 Ladies Auxiliary in Cascade, Md., since 1975; and Women of the Moose in Waynesboro, Pa., since 1977.
August 29, 2013
About 100 people showed up at Smithsburg Town Hall Thursday night to ask questions similar to those raised in three previous meetings about how proposed county land-use regulations would affect them as property owners. Land-use changes are being proposed for areas around Smithsburg, Boonsboro, Clear Spring and Hancock, because county officials anticipate those towns will see growth in the future. County planner Jill Baker - who has led the four informational meetings in the towns to explain the proposed law changes - said previously that the proposed rezonings would affect areas differently.
August 28, 2013
Three people were taken to the hospital on Wednesday morning after a minivan struck a utility pole in the 21700 block of Leitersburg Smithsburg Road near Leitersburg, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Two adults and a 2-year-old child were taken to Meritus Medical Center east of Hagerstown with what were believed to be nonlife-threatening injuries, said Deputy 1st Class David Haugh of the sheriff's office. The road remained closed until about 11:15 a.m., after a towtruck the minivan from the accident scene.
August 28, 2013
Descendants of the late George and Laura (Dubel) Kline held their 48th annual family reunion July 28 at Smithsburg Lions Community Park. There were 60 family members in attendance. The 2014 officers will be: Raymond Kline, president; Jaye Kline, treasurer; and Joann Willard, secretary. Mary Kline will be in charge of children's games. Prizes were awarded to the oldest woman: Hilda (Kline) Cartee, 86; oldest man, Albert Kline (86); longest distance traveled (596 miles), Tony and Jessica Kline and Natalie from Maine; youngest baby, Samuel James Smith, son of David and Julie (Angle)
August 27, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 PREP GOLF Goretti 179, Broadfording 249 at Beaver Creek, Par 36 Goretti (1-1): Niklas Steiner 38, Vince Steiner 45, Jacob Moats 45, Zachary Brode 51. Broadfording: Owen Niel 58, Austin Fogle 60, Kyle Kehr 65, Tyler Mackley 66. Middletown 176, Francis Scott Key 194, Winters Mill 197, Smithsburg 220 at Links of Gettysburg, par 36 Smithsburg: Nathan Redmond 51, Jared Hill 54, Ryan...
August 26, 2013
Birthdays Aug. 24 - Garrett Michael McCauley, Cearfoss Pike, Hagerstown, turned 11. Aug. 26 - Rocky Lynn Bishop Jr., Basalt Way, Hagerstown, turned 35. Aug. 27 - Linda Knight, Dargan School Road, Dargan, turns 66; Terica Welch, Williamsport, turns 51; Gloria J. Bowman, Ritchie Road, Smithsburg, turns 71. Anniversaries Aug. 26 - Gabby and Mary Hess, South Burhans Boulevard East, Hagerstown, celebrated their 52nd anniversary....
August 25, 2013
The Washington County Commission on Aging offers noon lunches to anyone 60 years and older at six locations - Smithsburg, Keedysville, Williamsport and three in Hagerstown. Smithsburg, Keedysville and Williamsport are open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Potomac Towers, Walnut Towers and Francis Murphy are open Monday through Friday. The hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the days they are open. The agency requires that you call by 11:30 a.m. to give them a two-working-days reservation notice.
August 20, 2013
Frederick H. Kegarise Jr., 42, of Apple Blossom Court in Hagerstown, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center. Born Feb. 26, 1971, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Melodie Ann Pryor of Maugansville and the late Frederick H. Kegarise Sr. He attended South Hagerstown High School. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Temple. He was a restaurant manager by trade. He is survived by his wife, Kelly Lee (Bear) Kegarise; children, Katelynn Lee Kegarise and Frederick Harold Kegarise III; half brothers, Tyson Kegarise and Timmy Kegarise, both of Hagerstown; maternal grandmother, Violet Toms of Hagerstown; and stepmother, Debra Kegarise of Hagerstown.