April 23, 2013
The Humane Society of Washington County rescued a brown and white Australian cattle dog mix Saturday. The female dog was hit by a car and was found on North Locust and West North Avenue in Hagerstown at 3:58 p.m. Anyone with information about the dog is encouraged to contact the shelter at 301-733-2060. The dog has been treated for its injuries and is waiting to go home. “She is a very well behaved, friendly dog. We hope to...
April 15, 2013
The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the State Line Ruritan Building off Pa. 11 at State Line (Pa.) Community Park. The guest speaker will be Bob O'Connor, an author and historian from Charles Town, W.Va. His program, titled “A House Divided Against Itself,” is based on his book of the same title about the Culp brothers who fought in the Civil War. Originally from Gettysburg, Pa., the brothers fought against each other in different areas on the same battlefield, one for the 2nd Virginia Infantry, CSA, and the other for the 87th Pennsylvania, USA. Both also spent time together in Chambersburg, Pa. The public is invited to the free event.
April 14, 2013
Greenbrier Elementary School students recently presented $1,020 to the Humane Society of Washington County, the nonprofit organization of student choice after a presentation in a Gifted and Talented Education, or GATE, enrichment class of fourth- and fifth-grade students. Students researched 10 charities and gave a PowerPoint presentation, which led to a student vote in which the humane society was selected as the beneficiary of a fundraising effort. The “Make a Difference” coin drive coordinated by the class was conducted schoolwide.
April 9, 2013
The Humane Society of Washington County will participate in the Community Foundation's inaugural 24-hour Web-based giving promotion called Day of Giving on Thursday, May 2, from 12:01 a.m. to 12:59 p.m. Donations will be taken online throughout the day on a specially designed website. For more information, call 301-733-2060 or go to www.hswcmd.org.
April 7, 2013
The fifth annual Cinderella's Closet fundraiser to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County raised $2,316 for the animal shelter. Shoppers began gathering at the doors to the Health Occupations classroom at Washington County Technical High School waiting for doors to open. Held March 8 at Tech High on Oak Ridge Drive, the fundraiser was hosted and run by the Tech High's Skills USA students. The event was such a success that...
April 2, 2013
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society is now accepting registrations for a nature photography workshop it is sponsoring the weekend of Friday, April 12, to Sunday, April 14. The workshop will be held at the National Conservation Training Center near Shepherds-town. It will be led by Wil and Donna Hershberger, and aimed at beginners but will also be useful for more experienced photographers. The cost to participate will be $150 for the entire weekend. The workshop begins with a 6:30 to 9 p.m. session Friday; continue with 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. sessions Saturday; and concludes with a 6:30 a.m. to noon session on Sunday.
March 29, 2013
For the third year in a row, the Washington County branches of Susquehanna Bank will hold a two-week pet supply drive for the Humane Society of Washington County. On Monday, April 8, each of the 12 branches will begin collecting a variety of items for the animals in big blue boxes that will be prominently displayed in their lobbies. Participating branches are Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Dual Highway, Hagerstown Financial Center, Paramount, Eastern Boulevard, Fountain Head, Salem Avenue, Halfway, Frederick Street, Hancock and Valley Mall. Paramount branch manager Cindy Helman led the donation drive. “We are looking forward to hosting this event for the third year,” Helman said.
March 28, 2013
McCrae Nicole Wright has been selected to represent the West Virginia Horticulture Society at the 86th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Wright is a 2012 graduate of Martinsburg (W.Va.) High School, where she participated in Key Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also was the historian of DECA and a cheerleader. Wright is a freshman majoring in general studies at Shepherd University. Wright was a princess at the 33rd Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival and has participated in dance since the age of 5. Wright is the daughter of Brenda and Brett Wright of Martinsburg and the granddaughter of Canna Crowell of Martinsburg and the late Robert Wright and Jean and John Phillips of Boonsboro.
March 26, 2013
Andrew Potts is determined to become a cancer doctor no matter how many sleepless nights it takes. After staying awake for 24 hours at a time at seven American Cancer Society Relay for Life events, Hedgesville High School's senior class president should be ready for late night study sessions for medical school. “I'm sure it's taken years off my life, but it's well worth it for Relay for Life,” said Potts, 18, of Falling Waters, W.Va. Potts, who was recently recognized by the American Cancer Society for outstanding student leadership, said he hopes to get other young people to stay up with him at this year's relay, which is slated for June 1 at Martinsburg High School.
March 24, 2013
Grace Academy recently held its third annual National Honor Society induction ceremony. The chapter had one current member, in addition to seven former members who have graduated from Grace Academy. The purpose of the induction ceremony was to add three students to the Grace Academy chapter of the National Honor Society. The students honored were senior Marley Weagly, and juniors Allison Lehman and Brooke Morgan. Their membership was earned by the effective demonstration of the four qualities held in high esteem by the National Honor Society and the school. Those qualities are scholarship, service, leadership and character. At Grace Academy, juniors and seniors with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher are offered an opportunity to apply for membership in the National Honor Society. Candidates must provide evidence of their service, leadership and character, and only after the selection committee is satisfied that the students meet these requirements are they invited to become members. The committee considers the areas of service, leadership and character just as important as academics.