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May 2, 2012
Students in Lincolnshire Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Ann Mathena's H-OWL 4 Hope group recently held a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Washington County.  The students presented their donation at the school Friday to Katherine Cooker, the animal shelter's manager of development and community relations. Students held a Pennies for Pups drive and put on a play for other students in an effort to spread the word about their project.  “The kids did this all on their own,” Mathena said.
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Lisa Prejean | November 3, 2011
"We constructed our lives around a misunderstanding, and if ever I tried to pull it out and fix it now I would fall down flat. Misunderstanding is my cornerstone. It's everyone's, come to think of it. Illusions mistaken for truth are the pavement under our feet. They are what we call civilization. " Such is the lament of Adah in Barbara Kingsolver's "The Poisonwood Bible. " Adah's struggle in repairing a lifelong rift with her twin sister culminates in her decision to accept things the way they are. It's so much easier and yet much more difficult.
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by SCOTT BUTKI | June 6, 2003
scottb@herald-mail.com Maria Procopio has resigned as executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County, effective June 13. In April 2001, Procopio filled the vacancy left by Shelly Moore's resignation in February 2001. Procopio said she always planned to stay in the job for only two to four years. "It has been over two years. It is time to move on. The animal shelter industry has a real high burnout rate," she said. Procopio, 46, said she and her husband plan to move to the Savannah, Ga., area.
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August 31, 2008
Johnny Strouth, right, the top pledge collector for the fifth annual Bone to Be Wild, the 2008 Dave Alderson Memorial Motorcycle Ride, is congratulated by Paul Smith, executive director of the animal shelter. The ride, to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County, was held July 20 with a record number of riders in attendance. By the time the engines started, 215 riders were registered and 140 motorcycles thundered out of the Harley-Davidson: Buell of Williamsport parking lot at Bowman Industrial Park.
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By HEATHER KEELS and JOSHUA BOWMAN | September 20, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The Humane Society of Washington County plans to reopen its dog adoption kennels today after closing them Aug. 31 in response to an outbreak of canine Parvovirus, Humane Society spokeswoman Katherine Cooker said. The shelter has not had a case of the potentially-deadly disease since Sept. 5, and staff feel it will be safe to reopen, Cooker said. The dogs had been confined to their kennels to prevent the spread of the disease, which is transmitted through dogs' fecal matter, she said.
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By EMILY NELSON | June 26, 2007
CD review Society Ills, a band of four guys - two 18 and two 19 - from Frederick, Md., kicks off its second self-produced album, "Transmission," with melodic keys and intricate guitar riffs on the track "The Aftermath. " This song sounds like it could be a Pearl Jam song. Society Ills' second and more emotional track, "Cutthroat Romance," has heavier guitar sounds than the other songs on the album. It has an alternative rock feel with catchy melodies, and it's outro includes a piano solo.
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By DANIELLE CINTRON | June 11, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- High notes of the past year were applauded Thursday during the Jell-O Jubilee, the end-of-the-year luncheon for the Singer Society, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts' volunteer organization. The luncheon in the Bowman Gallery at the museum included a musical performance by 18 high school students, with conductor Matthew Albright, vocal director of the Advanced Music Studies, Arts and Communication Academy in Frederick, Md. "The Singer Society asked us if we would come sing 'Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine' at their luncheon about a year ago," Albright said.
NEWS
September 22, 2005
The Washington County Historical Society in downtown Hagerstown is home to the Simms B. Jamieson Genealogical Library and research materials about local history, old homes and past events. Genealogical information at the library includes church records, cemetery records and 900 files of individual family histories. The library's collection includes old city directories and census data for Washington County dating to 1790. There are maps, photographs, documents and vertical files on events, people and places.
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by JULIE E. GREENE | January 29, 2003
julieg@herald-mail.com Washington County religious leaders are trying to determine how to respond to a series of vandalism acts against the Islamic Society of Western Maryland in the wake of the most recent incident. The society announced Tuesday it is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for vandalizing or stealing their sign at the intersection of Day Road and Landis Road. Last Friday, the sign was found to have been cut off with a chain saw, Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Greg Woelfel has said.
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May 12, 2006
The Humane Society of Washington County will conduct an orientation for potential volunteers from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13. There are opportunities for volunteers to walk and bathe dogs, socialize cats, clean animal housing units, serve customers and help with laundry and dishes, as well as to provide foster care for special-needs animals. Volunteers are asked to commit to four hours a month for six months. Current openings are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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