July 17, 2013
Smithsburg restaurant's liquor license transferred Washington County liquor officials on Wednesday allowed the owners of an Italian restaurant in Smithsburg to transfer their liquor license to a new location on Virginia Avenue in Halfway. The Board of License Commissioners for Washington County voted 3-0 during the hearing to transfer the liquor license of Carmine's Italian Restaurant at the Village Plaza in Smithsburg to 17102 Virginia Ave. Carmine's co-owner Rhonda Schiano Moriello told the liquor board that the new site still has to pass a few inspections, but if everything goes well, the Virginia Avenue location could open in a few weeks.
July 15, 2013
Marjorie I. Lucassen, 84, of Smithsburg, Md., went to be with her lord and savior on Sunday, July 14, 2013, from her home. Born Jan. 14, 1929, in Capon Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Joshua and Gertrude (Orndorff) Elliott. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. “Bud” Lucassen, on Nov. 24, 2011. She attended Musselman High School. She was employed over the years by National Fruit Co., Musselman Fruit Co., Two Guys, Robert Halls and Optic Binder Book Co. of Baltimore.
July 15, 2013
Richard “Rick” L. Breeze, 49, of Myersville, Md., passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at his home. He was the husband of Carol S. Breeze for 24 years. Born June 25, 1964, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Kathleen Peles Breeze of Middetown, Md., and the late Benjamin L. Breeze Jr. Rick was a 1986 graduate of Towson State University, receiving his Bachelor of Science in business. He was recently the CEO of HHPS. Rick was a member of Middletown United Methodist Church.
July 14, 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.
July 13, 2013
Wilfred (Billy) Odell Saunders, 79, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, July 8, 2013. He was a United States Marine and served in the Korean War. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was the husband of Charlene M. Saunders of Sarasota; and former wife, Harriet A. Saunders, of Sarasota, with whom he remained very close. He is survived by his brother, Joe Saunders of Hagerstown; brother, Mark (Merdy) Saunders of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sister, Joyce (Sis)
July 10, 2013
Stanley Matthew McCarter, 83, of Smithsburg, Md., died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his home. Born June 14, 1930, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he was the son of the late John McCarter and Emily Trakimas McCarter Grohowski. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Teresa McCarter. He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc. for 35 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by two daughters, Mary-Jo Cunningham of Smithsburg, and Ann Riker and husband, Bill, of Smithsburg; two sons, James McCarter and wife, Jan, of Smithsburg, and Michael McCarter and wife, Judi, of San Diego, Calif.; one brother, John Grohowski of Wilkes-Barre; and six grandchildren, Staish McCarter, Todd McCarter, Patrick Riker, Danny Riker, Brian Plume and Lisa Harvey.
July 9, 2013
The Smithsburg Volunteer Fire Co. carnival will be held Monday, Aug. 5, to Saturday, Aug. 10. There will be new rides and amusements by Sherwood Amusements. Tickets to ride all night cost $12 in advance and $20 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased at AC&T in Smithsburg, Debbie's Soft Serve, H&M Hair Salon, Total Lube, Cavetown Liquors, Ace Hardware, Phil and Jerry's Meats and More, Susquehanna Bank, Smithsburg branch, Smithsburg Market, Skeeter's Gun Shop, Dixie Eatery, First Impressions Hair Salon, Rocky's Pizza in Smithsburg, Food Lion in Smithsburg and First United Bank and Trust of Smithsburg.
July 8, 2013
Ashley Haller of Smithsburg recently received a MacBook Pro from WWEG, 106.9 The Eagle and Best Buy of Hagerstown. She was selected from all of the Fantastic Scholastic students recognized by 106.9 The Eagle, Best Buy of Hagerstown, Embroid Me of Frederick, Md., and McDonald's for efforts outside of the classroom. She is a sophomore at Smithsburg High School. Ashley works with a local horse stable to care for abused horses that have been rescued. She plans to continue with a career in equine studies or equine medicine.
July 4, 2013
Smithsburg High School's Class of 2013 included 11 Eagle Scouts. Ten of these Scouts are from BSA Troop 62 in Chewsville and have been in Scouting together since 2006, when they started in Boy Scouts. Boy Scout statistics show that out of 100 Scouts, only two will achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. The 10 Scouts began their Boy Scouting journey with Troop 62 in February 2006. All 10 have become Eagle Scouts. The 10 young men have been on many adventures together and have served the community in many capacities.