Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsSpruce
IN THE NEWS

Spruce

FEATURED ARTICLES
LIFESTYLE
February 27, 2011
Residents of Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village were treated like movie stars, pampered by hairdressers and makeup artists. They selected their wardrobes and got to bask in their moment in the spotlight. This was the scene as about 15 residents prepared to pose for portrait-style “Pretty Pictures,” as the event was titled on the activities calendar. Sharron Smith, activities aide, and Kathy Neville, assistant director of activities at Fahrney-Keedy, came up with the idea.
NEWS
May 31, 2007
For the third consecutive year, the girls of Shawnee Girl Scout Troop 282 (St. Andrew Presbyterian Church) performed a community service project at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport. The Scouts, pictured above and below, with their leaders, weeded, planted and mulched the area surrounding the park gazebo.
LIFESTYLE
November 14, 2012
As part of the annual United Way of Washington County's Day of Caring, volunteers from Citicorp and Potomac Edison worked on the grounds of Potomac Center, off Marshall Street in Hagerstown. The volunteers trimmed bushes, pulled weeds, raked leaves, installed a volleyball net, cleaned out rain spouts and did other jobs. Potomac Center officials said they were grateful to the United Way and the volunteers for their service to the community.    
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 29, 2011
To celebrate Earth Day, businesses on Elliott Parkway came out on Friday to clean up the street. “As a father of four, I really want to leave my kids a clean environment,” says Jason Clark, who works in the warehouse and the freezer at Dot Foods. “Everybody wants their community to be clean.” The event is hosted by Dot Foods, which is a distribution company. Once a year they get all the businesses in the area to go out and clean up the street they work on, and then they have a cookout afterward.
NEWS
March 30, 2007
SHARPSBURG - On Saturday, April 7, volunteers will team up with the Civil War Preservation Trust to clean and restore America's historic battlefields, cemeteries and shrines. Antietam National Battlefield is participating in this year's Park Day activities from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 7. A special interpretive program will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to clean up trails and stream banks, clear vegetation and assist with other restoration projects.
NEWS
By Kevin Gilbert | October 6, 2005
William Carbaugh, left, and Marshall Bailey paint curbs Tuesday in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., to spruce up the town for this weekend's Apple Butter festival.
NEWS
March 3, 2007
One Way Cafe, a Christian coffeehouse program, will be held today at Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church, corner of First and Spruce streets in Hagerstown. Doors open at 6 p.m., hot food will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the music begins at 7 p.m. The band, Common Clay, will provide music. The coffeehouse was started to provide families an evening of fellowship, food and entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere. For information, go to www.hagerstowngrace.com .
NEWS
July 30, 2006
Wednesday, Aug. 2 - Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church, corner of First and Spruce streets, Hagerstown, 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3 - Berkeley Springs American Legion, 527 N. Washington St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va., 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8 - Calvary United Methodist Church, 220 W. Burke St., Martinsburg, W.Va., noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10 - Moler Avenue Church of the Brethren, 136 E. Moler Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va., 2 to 6 p.m.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | November 23, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- Jeanie Gossard said she and her husband, William, planted a blue spruce in the yard of their Overbrook Road home about 17 years ago. They enjoyed the tree for many years, but after awhile, its growth began to encroach on their house. Jeanie said William wanted to cut down the tree but relented because she wanted to keep it. "I thought it was so pretty," Jeanie said. Jeanie, 74, said she finally decided to let the tree go when William died last February.
NEWS
February 27, 2001
City Council briefs A law that would make it illegal to possess or consume alcohol at Hagerstown's parks and playgrounds, and to be at a city park or playground after the posted hours, was unanimously endorsed by the City Council on Tuesday. A final vote on the law is expected March 27. Council members have said the new law would make it easier for police to enforce the park rules. Under the proposal, the city could waive the rules for specific events. City Council approves new stop signs New stop signs for the intersections of Howard and Spruce streets and North Mulberry Street and Fairgrounds Avenue, both in Hagerstown, were approved Tuesday by the City Council.
ARTICLES BY DATE
LIFESTYLE
By GARRETT SINGER | Special to The Herald-Mail | July 23, 2013
Area Boy Scouts attending the National Jamboree took advantage of an opportunity to give back to the community on July 18. National Jamboree Troop B404, which is comprised of Hagerstown area Scouts, participated in the Messengers of Peace Day of Service, a program designed to benefit both Scouts and organizations throughout the surrounding community. Troop B404 members were bused from Mount Hope, W.Va., site of the jamboree, to Hinton, W.Va., to assist the Summers County Council on Aging Inc. in the renovation of a senior center.
Advertisement
NEWS
February 6, 2013
Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone in Maryland who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm.  The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign. The Tree City USA program has supported community forestry throughout the country for more than 35 years. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions.
LIFESTYLE
November 14, 2012
As part of the annual United Way of Washington County's Day of Caring, volunteers from Citicorp and Potomac Edison worked on the grounds of Potomac Center, off Marshall Street in Hagerstown. The volunteers trimmed bushes, pulled weeds, raked leaves, installed a volleyball net, cleaned out rain spouts and did other jobs. Potomac Center officials said they were grateful to the United Way and the volunteers for their service to the community.    
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | October 10, 2012
United Way took its Day of Caring to private homes Wednesday. As part of the United Way of Washington County Day of Caring, workers from Triad Engineering, Inc., helped install a railing on a front porch for Maugansville resident Paulette Wright to keep her disabled child, Hailey, from running off. “She loves the outside, and I've been wanting a porch so that Hailey can enjoy the outside but be contained so that she does not run into the street,”...
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 30, 2011
Crews are working feverishly to make the construction zone that is Mercersburg Elementary School presentable for the approximately 280 students in kindergarten through fifth grade who will start school in less than a week. Mercersburg Principal Lura Hanks said the school off Park Avenue in Mercersburg was inspected and approved for occupancy on Tuesday. The main doors at the front of the building have been removed and replaced by particleboard to be replaced with a new, secure entrance in several weeks, Hanks said.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | June 8, 2011
Firefighters battled a blaze on the second floor of a house at 738 Spruce St. in Hagerstown Wednesday morning. Capt. Adam Hopkins of the Hagerstown Fire Department said the blaze started on the second floor and spread to the attic by the time he arrived on the scene at 8:58 a.m. "When we got here we saw smoke and fire coming from the back corner of the house," he said. "We were able to contain it so it didn't spread. " Hopkins said that two adults and four children live on the second floor of the house.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 29, 2011
To celebrate Earth Day, businesses on Elliott Parkway came out on Friday to clean up the street. “As a father of four, I really want to leave my kids a clean environment,” says Jason Clark, who works in the warehouse and the freezer at Dot Foods. “Everybody wants their community to be clean.” The event is hosted by Dot Foods, which is a distribution company. Once a year they get all the businesses in the area to go out and clean up the street they work on, and then they have a cookout afterward.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 20, 2011
Kasandra Green, a third-grader at Winter Street Elementary School in Hagerstown, did not mince words when talking about the importance of Earth Day and protecting the environment. “If we don’t help the Earth it will become a big dump,” she said. “I want it to be pretty and not so ugly.” Green, along with other students and faculty members, took part in Winter Street’s celebration of Earth Day Wednesday by planting flowers, weeding, and mulching around the school. The school only had a half day, and students from each grade except prekindergarten went outside at one point to help work on the lawn.
OBITUARIES
March 24, 2011
OCT. 2, 1939-MARCH 23, 2011 Paul Lawrence Spruce Sr., 71, of Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. Born Oct. 2, 1939, in Mallory, W.Va., he was the son of the late Elmore Spruce and Evelyn (Godfrey) Wright. He was the husband of 46 years to Vernice Rozella (Younker) Spruce. Paul was a cook at the Red Horse and later retired as a machine operator from Mack Trucks. In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by two sons, Fred D. Younker of Frederick and Paul L. Spruce Jr. of Hagerstown; three daughters, Cynthia L. Watkins and Charlene V. Spruce, both of Hagerstown, and Kimberly K. Smith of Baltimore; four brothers; six sisters; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
LIFESTYLE
February 27, 2011
Residents of Fahrney-Keedy Home and Village were treated like movie stars, pampered by hairdressers and makeup artists. They selected their wardrobes and got to bask in their moment in the spotlight. This was the scene as about 15 residents prepared to pose for portrait-style “Pretty Pictures,” as the event was titled on the activities calendar. Sharron Smith, activities aide, and Kathy Neville, assistant director of activities at Fahrney-Keedy, came up with the idea.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|