February 17, 2013
The National Society of High School Scholars announced that Smithsburg High School senior Devon Martell of Hagerstown has been selected for membership. The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence. He is the son of Michael and Renée Martell of Hagerstown.
March 28, 2012
The second annual Mad Hatters' Ball Celebration and Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, at Fountain Head Country Club. This year's theme is a “Taste of the Titanic,” featuring dishes from the famous ship's menu. The RMS Titanic offered fantastic meals and hosted opulent parties. When it set sail, it was said to be the largest and most luxurious ship ever built. The ill-fated ship sunk after striking an iceberg on April 14, 1912 - 100 years ago. The Washington County Historical Society is hosting the ball, and amid ice sculptures and fanciful headwear, attendees can mingle, dance and sample meals offered from the ship's menu.
September 6, 2000
Pa. historical society leader to step down By DON AINES / Staff Writer, Chambersburg CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Kittochtinny Historical Society is making big plans for the near future, but the woman who led it through the end of its first century and into the new millennium says she'll be stepping down as president at the end of this year. continued "We're interested in the John Brown House and we're interested in this school," Lillian Colletta said recently while sitting in the Brown's Mill school, the only restored one-room schoolhouse in Franklin County.
November 4, 1999
The discovery of the body of Martinsburg, W. Va. resident Deborah Grove last Monday in an apple orchard brings to three the number of woman slain in the Eastern Panhandle since July. In each case, the bodies were dumped in fairly remote locations. But justice officials say there's no link between the three cases, except perhaps that they all took place in a society that's becoming more violent - and among citizens who are becoming more complacent about it. Citizens ought to care for humanitarian reasons; every life is unique and precious and not a piece of property to be discarded or destroyed on a whim or in a moment of anger.
March 5, 2011
In the "lock 'em up and throw away the key" '90s, a few lone voices in the wilderness asked lawmakers to consider the long-range consequences of legislation that was ultimately designed more for positive re-election campaigns than positive policy effects. They didn't, of course. No one could see past the next election, so tough-on-crime initiatives such as "three strikes and you're out" and mandatory sentences, which took judging out of the hands of the judges, swept the nation. It got so weird that in California, prison guards formed an effective lobbying coalition to pressure the legislature to pass tougher sentences — thus guaranteeing not just their own employment, but the need for more corrections officers down the road.
June 14, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- To be clear, it's not a Renaissance fair. It's an educational experience. The Society for Creative Anachronism's Barony of Highland Foorde held its annual public gathering in Hagerstown Saturday on the grounds of the Jonathan Hager House. Although the event features tunics, surcoats and minstrels by the dozens, it differs from Renaissance fairs in that many of its participants have spent years researching their craft or skill. "It's not about entertaining, it's about educating," said Sherri Fabic, who helped put on this year's event.
August 16, 1998
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer photo: RIC DUGAN / staff photographer [ enlarge ] MARION, Pa. - Two little boys were playing with a dozen toy tractors on the living room carpet at Charlene Gingrich's home on Lighthouse Road. The choice of toys was natural for boys whose mothers belong to the Society of Farm Women of Pennsylvania. Gingrich, 37, is president of Farm Women No. 15, one of 10 groups making up the Franklin County Farm Women.
February 1, 2013
Does government consider how slashing affects society? To the editor: It seems to me that we already have a model for what needs to be done - not Simpson-Bowles, but the auto industry bailout. When the government supplied capital to rebuild the auto industry, it required that the industry reorganize itself by shedding legacy costs (pension and health care for retirees, etc.) and eliminating marginal or unprofitable units, reducing the number of dealers supported by the industry, etc. The controlled bankruptcies spread the cost of the industry's mismanagement on to the businesses that profited from the industry in the first place.
December 22, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania honored donors and volunteers who are members of the Society of Good Samaritans at an Oct. 27 reception at the Fleck Center in Luther Ridge Retirement Community in Chambersburg. The society was established by the Lutheran Social Services Foundation to recognize donors and volunteers who exercise leadership support of the ministries of LSS. In 2008, LSS served more than 10,000 people. "The generosity and caring of donors and volunteers enabled LSS to distribute $6.97 million of benevolent care to those unable to pay for the full cost of the services they received," said Vicki Thompson, regional gift officer of the LSS Foundation.
February 29, 2008
The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 20, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Homewood Suites, 1650 Pullman Lane, Hagerstown. The program this month will be "Comprehensive Retirement Income Solutions," presented by Jim Ade, a retirement plan consultant for Merrill Lynch. The chapter offers the opportunity for HR professionals to improve their skills through monthly programs, networking and the exchange of ideas with other HR professionals.