September 8, 2012
Dorothy Byron (Lane) Campbell, 88, daughter of the late Gov. William Preston Lane Jr. and Dorothy (Byron) Lane, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at The Sylvestery in McLean, Va. Born March 12, 1924, in Hagerstown, Md., she was married for more than 50 years to the Rev. Worthington Campbell Jr., who died Sept. 7, 2004. Mrs. Campbell attended Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield, Mass., and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in religion from Vassar College in 1945. She went on to earn a Master of Science in social work from Columbia University in 1954.
August 17, 2012
Honesty requires the admission of neglect for the deserved recognition of many progressive women who have contributed so much to our nation. I was inspired to read the life of Frances Perkins as a result of getting so many thrilling bits and pieces from my wife, Joanie, as she read about her life as the first cabinet-level woman appointee of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In “The Woman Behind The New Deal,” author Kirstin Downey has given a very readable account of Perkins' most creative life and legacy as Secretary of Labor.
January 12, 2012
Vera Darlene Harris Biser Bolden, 50, passed away at her home in Ocala, Fla., on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011. Born Oct. 22, 1961, she was the daughter of Argie Lee Harris of Hagerstown, Md., and the late Elbert Otis Harris, and the granddaughter of the late Charlie and Bobbie Harris of Smithsburg, Md. Her current companion, Jack “BJ” Vanderberg, will be spreading part of Darlene's ashes in Key West, Fla., at her request....
October 7, 2011
Hospice of Washington County Inc., a Medicare certified, JCAHO accredited, licensed program of nursing, certified nursing aide, social work, chaplain and volunteer support services for patients and families who need end-of-life care, has scheduled a Fall Volunteer Training Program. The course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, Wednesday, Oct. 19, and Friday, Oct. 21. For more information or to apply, call Lindsay Anderson at 301-791-6360, one week prior to the training start date.
September 18, 2011
National Private Duty Association The nonprofit National Private Duty Association, along with the Maryland Chapter, will host a consumer- education Web conference titled “Addressing Legal Issues that Impact Seniors” Thursday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. The live and interactive program will provide advice on elder-law matters, including pinpointing when you need to address legal issues, what the implications are, and how to ensure that you and your family are protected.
May 21, 2011
FORT COLLINS, Col. — Alicia Domsky graduated magna cum laude with a degree in human development and family studies from the honors program at Colorado State University. Domsky is a 2008 graduate of Williamsport High School. She took college courses during high school through the ESSENCE program at Hagerstown Community College, which helped her to graduate in three years. Domsky is taking a year off to ski in Colorado before returning to graduate school to earn her doctorate in physical therapy.
May 29, 2010
View all of the photos for purchase! SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Kenny Roberts implored fellow graduates of Martinsburg High School's class of 2010 Friday evening to thank those loved ones who helped them along the way and challenged classmates to achieve even greater goals in the years to come. "It is our turn to ... truly make our mark on the world," the senior class president said at the school's 132nd commencement exercise at Shepherd University. Diplomas were awarded to 363 graduates this year, according to principal Regina Phillips, who lauded the academic achievements and academic prowess of the graduating class.
May 27, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- They already have graduated from their respective schools. On Thursday, University System of Maryland at Hagerstown students celebrated. Out of 161 graduates from four USM schools in Hagerstown, about 70 attended a dinner and awards program, spokeswoman Erin Harman said. The Herald-Mail spoke with one from each school -- students of different ages, circumstances and plans. Francine Ngongang, 31, of Hagerstown Ngongang received a bachelor's in business administration from Frostburg State University.
December 17, 2009
SEPT. 25, 1953-DEC. 14, 2009 Pamela Ann "Sweet P" Sager, 56, of Hagerstown, was taken by her angel to be in the presence of God from her home at 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. Born Sept. 25, 1953, in Lebanon, Pa., she was the daughter of Irene Elizabeth Smith Pryor of Hagerstown and the late Earl Richard Pryor. She graduated from North Hagerstown High School in 1971 and in 1976 as a graduate of Salisbury State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work, where she was a member of Phi Beta Gamma Society.
October 31, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Dr. Mohammad Haq said there is a common concern expressed among the Muslim community. "The media choose a representative for Muslims who actually do not represent them," said Haq, of Hagerstown. "We feel very frustrated," That fallacious representative, he said, is the Taliban. In an effort to promote a better understanding of Islam, Haq said, the Islamic Society of Western Maryland hosted an interfaith event. Nearly 100 people with varying ideas on faith gathered Saturday at Beaver Creek Country Club for breakfast, a lecture and a question-and-answer session.