October 5, 2007
Hagerstown will host 150 members of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society for their annual fall meeting on Saturday. The theme for the meeting is "Putting the Family Puzzle Together: Research and Writing. " The group is a genealogical society founded in 1982. Its mission is to stimulate and facilitate research on Germanic genealogy and heritage in the mid-Atlantic region and to promote genealogical research of Germanic ancestors who settled in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
March 27, 2006
College student Aja Moore has made the most of her Saturday nights. She does school work. The 21-year-old, who likes to create "sequential art" - in the form of graphic novels - in her spare time, said she spends parts of her weekends pulling all-nighters. "Yeah, I don't go out. I have no social life," Moore admitted. She was among dozens of Hagerstown Community College students who officially joined Phi Theta Kappa, the international honorary society for two-year colleges, during an induction ceremony Sunday.
June 6, 2003
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
October 16, 1997
Society's fondness for thinness everywhere Messages feed eating disorders By Teri Johnson Staff Writer It's hard to pass a magazine rack or flip through the channels on television without a reed-slim model staring you in the face. The social emphasis on thinness is one factor that leads to eating disorders, says Dr. Harry Brandt, director of The Center for Eating Disorders at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md. The late Princess Diana's admission that she suffered from bulimia nervosa was a comfort to many with eating disorders, says Brandt, who also heads the psychiatry department at St. Joseph Medical Center.
February 17, 2001
Violence in society By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer On-the-job homicides, road rage and school shootings aren't new phenomena in the United States. They may not even be on the rise. But each time there's another incident, many people wonder if society has gone over the edge. There's probably no single cause provoking these acts of anger. But we might start by looking at fax machines, beepers, pagers and e-mail - anything that makes us addicted to instant results and gratification, said John Witmer, a clinical social worker at Brook Lane Health Services in Hagerstown.
June 3, 2012
A fight filmed on the steps of the historic Berkeley County Courthouse played out on televisions across the country Sunday night as part of TLC's “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.” Two young Romanichal gypsy women shoved and punched each other following a wedding in the reality series that depicts the everyday lives of families like Mellie Stanley's. She was charged with disorderly conduct after the brawl. Cameras caught Mellie and the maid of honor, Diamond, in what Mellie called “a huge argument.” It centered around comments allegedly made about the bride's mother-in-law.
August 19, 2012
The Pi Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Hagerstown Community College recently received recognition for fulfilling all requirements to be named a Five Star Chapter. The distinction came during the regional convention of the Middle States Region, which encompasses Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Washington, D.C. HCC earned the five-star level through successive achievement of items defined in the Five Star Chapter Development Plan.