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NEWS
January 27, 2011
"A sincere thank you to our snow angel, Kenny, on Distant View Drive in Maugansville. He's always there for us, and we really appreciate it very much. " — Maugansville "I'd like to really thank my two snow angels, A and B at Edward Place, and the paper angels. Thank you very much. " — Hagerstown "My snow angels are my neighbors, Ronny and Doug. Thank you for all your help during hard times. " — Williamsport "I have three snow angels this evening.
NEWS
December 28, 2009
"I would like to just thank my snow angels, Betty and Junebug, for shoveling my pavement off and digging my car out. I am 68 years old, and my fiancé broke his foot in three places, and they ... come over and shoveled about every hour and dug my car out so I could get him back and forth to the doctors. It is so nice to have good neighbors like them. " -- Hagerstown "I would like to thank my daughter Tina for shoveling my walk on George Street and my porch on a very freezing day. " -- Hagerstown "I would like to thank two very special snow angels, Bill Smith and Donnie ..., who both live on the Sharpsburg Pike.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | October 6, 2007
The City of Hagerstown is seeking volunteers to shovel snow this winter for residents who aren't able to do so, said Cindy Blackstock, the city's community development coordinator. The program, known as Snow Angels, is in its third year, she said. "It's neighbors helping neighbors," Blackstock said. "I'm just hoping we have enough volunteers waiting in the wings to help. " Blackstock said the program was developed to ensure that residents comply with the city's snow-removal ordinance, which states, in part, that all sidewalks in the city must be kept free of snow and ice. According to the ordinance, sidewalks outside of Hagerstown's business district have to be cleared within 10 hours after a winter storm subsides.
OPINION
Jake Womer | February 5, 2011
I don't mind bad weather because it can bring out the best in people. It gives us a chance to help our neighbors, or sometimes just to meet them. During the late January snow, I met two neighbors who were shoveling snow from around other people's vehicles. They cleared their own spots and put their excess energy to good use. I pitched in. With our work done, we stood and talked awhile. It was a worthwhile conversation after some good hard work. It was rewarding to get to know my neighbors.
NEWS
February 4, 2000
"I want to thank my neighbor for being so kind to me. He not only got my car out of a snow drift, but is letting me keep my car in his driveway with his car, so I don't have any problem getting out now. God bless you, Chuck, for being so concerned and helpful. " "This is for the person who needed to know what to do about ringworm. There is an ointment that you can buy at any drug store called BlueStar and it works great on it. " "To the two snow angels at Edgewood Hill Circle who always clean the cars and parking spaces when it snows, we really appreciate it. Thank you, very much.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | February 15, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Wade Shaffer emphasizes that he knows he is fortunate to be in good health. That's why on Wednesday, as area children enjoyed a day off from school, the 77-year-old Maugansville resident was outside shoveling snow. "Well, I'm fortunate enough to have good health so I can do it, and I'd like to do it as long as I can," said Shaffer, who volunteers as part of a City of Hagerstown volunteer shoveling program. Cindy Blackstock, community development coordinator for the City Hagerstown, said Wednesday that about a dozen people have volunteered to shovel the sidewalks of property owners who are unable to clear their own properties, as required by the city.
NEWS
March 25, 1999
Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call weekdays at 301-791-6236. Readers are welcome to leave their recorded message on any topic they choose, but some calls are screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "I want to thank my neighbor, Nelson Cloutus, and the other neighbors who helped with removing the snow from my driveway and around my spruce trees and bushes.
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NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | December 9, 2012
While last winter was rather mild, City of Hagerstown officials are reminding residents of its volunteer snow-removal program that aims to help those who might not have the means to clear their own sidewalks if wintry conditions arise. The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Snow Angel program is designed to assist eligible homeowners in maintaining clear public walkways as required by city code through the help of volunteers, according to Karen Giffin, the city's community affairs manager.
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LIFESTYLE
December 5, 2011
 The City of Hagerstown is coordinating the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Snow Angels Program for eligible city residents. This program is designed to assist homeowners in maintaining clear public walkways as required by the city code.  To be considered eligible for this program the following criteria must be met:  Be the actual property owner of a home within the city limits  Live in the residence at which assistance is...
OPINION
Jake Womer | February 5, 2011
I don't mind bad weather because it can bring out the best in people. It gives us a chance to help our neighbors, or sometimes just to meet them. During the late January snow, I met two neighbors who were shoveling snow from around other people's vehicles. They cleared their own spots and put their excess energy to good use. I pitched in. With our work done, we stood and talked awhile. It was a worthwhile conversation after some good hard work. It was rewarding to get to know my neighbors.
NEWS
February 1, 2011
"I am so blessed to have a snow angel, Tim, on Halifax Drive. Miraculously, he appears with every snow. " — Hagerstown "On Thursday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m., my husband, who's in his 70s, had to shovel out our long driveway on Route 67, which is Rohrersville Road, to get to work. When he was halfway done, a white Chevy pulled over and a young guy 21 years old got out with a shovel and helped him finish, and even cleaned out around our mailboxes. We didn't get his name, but he was not only a snow angel, he was a blessing to us. His kindness was overwhelming, and we want to God bless him. Thank you. " — Boonsboro "I'd like to thank my snow angel, who is a neighbor.
OPINION
January 25, 2011
"I would like to say I think it's time that we realize that when somebody shoots somebody, their way out is pleading insanity. I'm saying, if they're 100 percent guilty, take them out and give them the death penalty. We feed these people three days, three meals a day. " — Hagerstown "I wanted to know if anybody out there can give me any advice on people making comments that aren't true about somebody, and making threats to harm people. I was wondering if there was anything I could get for them, like for slander of the person's name or something.
NEWS
December 20, 2010
In anticipation of the season's inclement weather, Hagerstown is again offering the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Snow Angels Program for eligible residents. The program is designed to assist homeowners in maintaining clear public walkways as required by the City Code. Under the program, the city arranges for the exchange of contact information, matching volunteers with individuals who need of help in keeping their sidewalks clear. The Snow Angels program is designed to aid city homeowners who have no resources available to them to keep sidewalks open after a snowfall.
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