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by KRISTIN WILSON | April 28, 2006
When you think summer vacation with your kids, do you think sandy beaches and palm fronds, or do you envision camping out and taking hikes? Does your family feel more comfortable on the beaten path, or do you look for an adventurous destination? Whatever your dream retreat, with the summer vacation season less than two months away, it's time for families who plan to get away from it all to be thinking what, when and where they want to vacation and how much they want to spend, say local travel agents.
NEWS
June 21, 2013
It's finally summer time after a lame, dreary spring. Vacation season is in full swing and that means possibly missing workouts. You don't have to stress out if you've been making progress and wondering how to keep it moving while off the grid.  Most hotel “gyms” are nothing more than a closet with a treadmill, so that gives you a good reason to change things up, lighten your load and stay on pace while having fun on vacation. Here are some ideas.   Frisbee Yes, a game of Frisbee can be pretty athletic as you jump, and dive all over the place trying to catch those terrible passes your friend keeps throwing.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 5, 2013
Students and teachers exchanged hugs outside Hancock Elementary School Wednesday morning as the lyrics “What time is it? Summertime. It's our vacation,” blared from the school. Some students already on their buses waved and shouted out “Love you” and “See you in the summer” to teachers who had lined up on the sidewalk to wave goodbye to students leaving in buses, cars and sports utility vehicles for the summer. Except for seniors, whose school year ended earlier, Wednesday's early dismissal was the last school day of the academic year for Washington County Public Schools.
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by LAURA BELL/Pulse Correspondent | July 18, 2007
Put yourself in my shoes. The air is hot and humid, the breeze cool and refreshing. The sounds of seagulls overhead and waves crashing nearby mean one thing: We're near the beach. But this isn't just any beach, this is Edisto Island, S.C., where the salt marshes swell come high tide and dolphins are often seen swimming near the shore. Here you live in "Edis-Slow Time" and the nearest thing to the hustle and bustle of regular life is shopping in the Piggly Wiggly supermarket. This was part of my summer vacation - one week of lying on the beach, collecting seashells and avoiding seaweed in the warm ocean.
NEWS
By EVA NIESSNER | August 21, 2007
Summer seems like heaven when that last bell rings and you leave the teachers behind while they have to sit there, sharpening their teeth and finishing your grades. But after awhile, the days get so stale. Ice cream! Sleeping until noon! Sleepovers every night! That is nice for about a month. But it doesn't last. You sit on your couch, which by now has a permanent groove from your long hours of sitting, and you watch some show about how one of the former members of 'N Sync bought a house with a grotto and bowling alley in it. Or if you're actually out doing something - sports, shopping, etc. - it still feels like you've done it a million times.
NEWS
by LYDIA HADFIELD | June 27, 2006
Summer has arrived! With the season return fond memories of beach-going and poolside lounging. For me, the picture of summer wouldn't be complete without recollections of climbing into the back of the family minivan and heading off to a gig. My dad is a physical comedian. He performs three shows: Spats the Lost Vaudevillian, General Foolishness, and The Funny Guy. For more than 10 years, my two brothers and I have been his occasional roadies. My mom sometimes comes along to weekend shows, but during summer weekdays, it's usually just me and the boys.
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June 21, 2013
It's finally summer time after a lame, dreary spring. Vacation season is in full swing and that means possibly missing workouts. You don't have to stress out if you've been making progress and wondering how to keep it moving while off the grid.  Most hotel “gyms” are nothing more than a closet with a treadmill, so that gives you a good reason to change things up, lighten your load and stay on pace while having fun on vacation. Here are some ideas.   Frisbee Yes, a game of Frisbee can be pretty athletic as you jump, and dive all over the place trying to catch those terrible passes your friend keeps throwing.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | June 5, 2013
Students and teachers exchanged hugs outside Hancock Elementary School Wednesday morning as the lyrics “What time is it? Summertime. It's our vacation,” blared from the school. Some students already on their buses waved and shouted out “Love you” and “See you in the summer” to teachers who had lined up on the sidewalk to wave goodbye to students leaving in buses, cars and sports utility vehicles for the summer. Except for seniors, whose school year ended earlier, Wednesday's early dismissal was the last school day of the academic year for Washington County Public Schools.
OBITUARIES
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | October 6, 2012
John “Jack” Ewald's life was full of interesting coincidences and connections through his work as a Methodist pastor and his community involvement. There were many times when things seemed to come full circle, said his wife, Barbara Ewald. Things such as Jack's connection to Hagerstown. He was born in Hagerstown and lived there for the first decades of his life, later served the congregation of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church at two different times, then returned to Hagerstown three years ago. Two of the Ewalds' children were born in Hagerstown.
SPORTS
July 22, 2012
It's hard to admit, but boy, am I getting old. I need glasses to read. Fiber isn't just the threads that make my clothes anymore. My idea of partying is now hitting a buffet line or waiting with the masses at Sonic. My greatest fear has also come true. You know this one. You say something and then stop in your tracks. You realize you sounded just like your parents. And then you cringe. One of the topics my elders would always discuss was the future of our country.
SPORTS
By MARK KELLER | keller@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2011
What did the North Hagerstown football team do on its summer vacation? The Hubs rediscovered their passing game. North had successful runs in several 7-on-7 showcases this summer, a sign that the Hubs will at least take a more balanced offensive approach in 2011 than they did last season. “Without a doubt, we have to be more balanced than we were last year,” said Dan Cunningham, who is entering his 11th season as North's coach. “We have a lot of special athletes and we have to find ways to get the ball to the kids on the outside and let them make plays.” The Hubs passed for just 700 yards last season, well below average for teams under Cunningham, who was a North quarterback himself about 20 years ago. Cunningham expects to get a lot more production from the passing game this year as J.T. Root assumes the starting quarterback role after seeing some action under center last season.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 28, 2011
Ask 7-year-old Jordan Williams about the differences between Manhattan and Chambersburg, and she'll point out the latter has fewer taxi cabs. But the differences are even greater than that, as the child has learned in two trips to Franklin County, Pa., through the Fresh Air Fund. With her host family in Chambersburg, Jordan can swim, sleep in a tent and run barefoot through the grass. She said she most enjoys spending time with her hosts' son and daughter. The Fresh Air Fund is a not-for-profit agency that provides free summer vacations each year for nearly 10,000 New York City children from low-income communities.
NEWS
July 31, 2010
"I agree with Barry Martin in his letter to the editor. People should remember who was there first. ... If you don't like it, go back to where you was before moving here. " -- Boonsboro "I want to complain about President Obama. Ever since he's been in office I've been unemployed. And times are rough, and all the stress and everything. I think it's because of the unemployment issues, and I go out every day, I go on the Internet every day, and still no job ... I submit my resume and I never hear nothing back, and I wait for months and months, and I just think something's wrong there.
NEWS
By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413 | August 25, 2009
First week So, how did it go? The first few days of school, were they OK? I know it went very well in our house. No one got lost in the halls or had issues with opening their locker. Teachers are A-OK. All the things that could really stress out a student seemed to be non issues. Keep checking your child's backpack and binders for papers that need to be filled out and returned to school. They seem to trickle home during the first few weeks as do new school supply lists.
NEWS
By LISA PREJEAN | June 12, 2009
The father of one of my students asked if his son could follow up with me about something after school ended. I told him I'd be glad to help his son and that I would be at school the following week. "Really? Teachers will be at school the week after school ends?" the father said. I smiled and explained to him that there is quite a bit of record-keeping to do at the end of the school year. Most of us are in and out of our classrooms all summer long, too. We might not have students, but we are still working.
NEWS
By ANNE WEATHERHOLT / 301-678-6888 | June 4, 2009
Schools take well-earned break Summer vacation from school is beginning this week. It's early this year because there were very few snow days to extend the academic year. Kids are ready, parents are well, maybe ready. They are looking for opportunities for fun and education over the summer, arranging child care with relatives and friends, and making plans for vacations. I have already mentioned the day camp sponsored through the Washington County Recreation Department and openings at the Good Shepherd Preschool at the United Methodist Church on Main Street.
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