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July 11, 2011
Tristan Andre Prejean, 16, a junior at Heritage Academy, was selected to participate in the National Rifle Association’s annual National Youth Leadership Education Summit (Y.E.S.) June 20 to 26. The summit was a seven-day, expenses-paid educational experience in Washington, D.C., for outstanding high school sophomores and juniors. While in the nation’s capital, Tristan learned about the significance of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights while developing an understanding of government and the importance of actively participating in it. Tristan was one of 45 students selected from applicants throughout the United States.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | June 27, 2012
Author Tim Wendel said one of the keys to being a successful writer is having friends who push you to the limit. Wendel is the author of “Summer of '68: The Season When Baseball, and America, Changed Forever,” a nonfiction book about the extraordinary 1968 baseball season when the game was played to perfection while the nation was being rocked by tragedies like the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Wendel was participating Wednesday...
NEWS
April 21, 1999
Healthy Communities summit set Healthy Communities 2000 Summit will be held on Wednesday, April 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Four Points Hotel on Hagerstown's Dual Highway. The summit is sponsored by the Coalition for a Healthier Washington County, which is chaired by Dr. Robert Parker and Tom Jimerfield. It is comprised of health, education, business and community agency representatives. The goals of the summit are to review progress and promote current and new actions to meet the county's health needs.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | May 17, 2012
Organizations ranging from the Hagerstown Police Department to St. Joseph Church were represented Thursday at the Comunidad Latina de Washington County Summit, designed to give service-oriented entities a chance to discuss issues facing the Latino community in Washington County. “We want to share experiences and, hopefully, come up with some plans and new ideas,” said Tony Dahbura, president of the board of Comunidad Latina de Washington County, at the event held at Hagerstown Community College.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | June 27, 2013
The second question Hagerstown native turned Brooklyn-based writer and theater artist Maggie-Kate Coleman said she is most often asked by inquiring minds regarding her profession is: “What comes first, the music or lyrics?” To which her answer is “Yes,” and “Neither,” Coleman said. But the first question the curious ask her is: “Why do you write musicals?” To which she does not yet have an answer. It's fitting that Coleman - one of four authors featured during the third annual Washington County Literary Arts Summit held Thursday night at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown - commenced her discussion with questions, because she  begins the writing process with a question.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | April 25, 2013
Top Democrats from the state will converge in Hagerstown on Saturday for an annual summit of Western Maryland Democrats. And although Western Maryland hasn't been a Democrat stronghold in recent years, party leaders said they were buoyed by significant gains made in the 2012 election such as a strong showing by U.S. Congressman John Delaney. “It is a good time to take stock, and talk about the session (the 2013 session of the Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis) that just concluded,” said Del. John P. Donoghue, D-Washington.
NEWS
June 13, 2003
Hagerstown Councilman Lewis Metzner's call for a summit on the city's homeless population - and how to deal with it - is a good thing. But more will be accomplished if all the relevant agencies are included. Metzner surprised some recently when he said that the construction of a homeless shelter in downtown Hagerstown was "unacceptable. " The location of the current cold-weather shelter run by REACH - Religious Effort to Assist and Care for the Homeless - rotates among local churches.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | July 3, 2007
CASCADE - Most of the players assembled on the field Sunday were not original members of The Summiteers, yet they gathered in the spirit that kept the semi-pro baseball team active for nearly two decades in postwar America. With borrowed gloves and a couple of bats between them, three generations of guys divided into two teams with what seemed to be dual purposes - to laugh and to play ball. The five original members of The Summiteers in attendance were given an opportunity to speak before the game, sharing their memories with some mountain residents who had never before seen them play and others who remembered them well.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | May 3, 2012
The adult illiteracy rate in Washington County is estimated to be at 17 percent, which poses economic and cultural problems for the community's future, the director of the Washington County Free Library said Thursday. Library Director Mary Baykan was speaking at the Summit on Childhood Literacy at Hagerstown Community College, where more than 100 people from education, government, civic and other organizations had gathered to discuss how to prevent the county's children from joining that illiterate adult demographic.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | November 10, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - About 370 state and federal government officials and members of emergency response companies from the Eastern Panhandle and across the state kicked off a two-day meeting at a training center near Shepherdstown Sunday to determine the best way to protect state residents from possible terrorist attacks. The West Virginia Summit on Homeland Security will feature respected experts in the terrorism field, including FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, who is expected to speak at the summit this afternoon.
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NEWS
September 10, 2013
Blue Ridge Summit Free Library will celebrate its 55th year of service in a former train station during a special event Saturday, Sept. 14. Western Maryland Railway gave the station to the library with the stipulation that it must always be used as a library, according to a news release. The library is planning a birthday bash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It includes a used book sale with thousands of selections, including items recently weeded from the library's collection. A cake-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. with free refreshments.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | September 5, 2013
The Franklin County (Pa.) Area Development Corp.'s annual industry appreciation dinner held Thursday was all about hospital administrators and hospital gowns. The organization recognized former Summit Health President and Chief Executive Officer Norman B. Epstein with its top award just a half hour after a spoof about medical procedures. L. Michael Ross, FCADC president, took the stage wearing a gown and carrying a catheter bag to poke fun at his recent health issues. He cracked jokes about his urologists and tests, generating hearty laughter from a capacity crowd at Green Grove Gardens.
NEWS
August 30, 2013
A Summit Point, W.Va., salvage and recycling business repeatedly cited for allowing an open dump and failing to clean up oil-based spills has agreed to pay a $8,130 penalty, according to a public notice released Thursday. The penalty to be paid by Remac Inc./Summit Point Salvage & Recycling for the violations is part of a proposed settlement outlined in an administrative consent order to resolve state permit violations, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection notice said.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 20, 2013
Summit Health is moving forward with plans to build a medical office building beside Waynesboro Hospital. Seven houses just east of the hospital have demolition notices posted in their front yards. Summit Health spokeswoman Karlee Brown said the medical office building will be next to the hospital, along Enterprise Avenue and Pa. 16, on the emergency department side of the hospital campus. “We expect to clear seven lots for the medical office building project. All of these properties are owned by Waynesboro Hospital,” Brown said.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 31, 2013
The Friends of Monterey Pass Battlefield Inc. and Washington Township (Pa.) Supervisors are working on a lease agreement for the Civil War battlefield land where an interpretive center will be built. The municipality owns the property off Pa. 16 in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Site work is under way leading to construction of the 38-foot by 28-foot visitors center there. Drafts of the lease agreement call for the Friends of Monterey Pass Battlefield Inc. to pay the township $1 a year for the first 20 years, followed by extensions after that.
NEWS
July 9, 2013
Eight grants were awarded to area programs from Summit Endowment to aid them in implementing or continuing programs to benefit the community. Organizations receiving grants included CONTACT Helpline, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, Mercersburg (Pa.) Area Council for Wellness, Waynesboro (Pa.) Community & Human Services, Lutheran Home Care & Hospice, Shippensburg (Pa.) Community Resource Coalition, Chambersburg Hospital and Adams County Children's Advocacy Center. • The grant awarded to Harrisburg, Pa.-based CONTACT Helpline will be used to help expand services into Franklin County.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | July 5, 2013
Before 2008, few people knew about the Battle of Monterey Pass in Blue Ridge Summit. Washington Township, Pa., historian John Miller said the Gettysburg campaign has received all of the attention over the years, but the Battle of Monterey, fought on July 4 and 5, 1863, is no less important. On Friday, Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield Inc. members, and state and local dignitaries dedicated a marker to commemorate the second-largest Civil War battle in Pennsylvania. “This is a milestone in the community,” Miller said.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | June 27, 2013
The second question Hagerstown native turned Brooklyn-based writer and theater artist Maggie-Kate Coleman said she is most often asked by inquiring minds regarding her profession is: “What comes first, the music or lyrics?” To which her answer is “Yes,” and “Neither,” Coleman said. But the first question the curious ask her is: “Why do you write musicals?” To which she does not yet have an answer. It's fitting that Coleman - one of four authors featured during the third annual Washington County Literary Arts Summit held Thursday night at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown - commenced her discussion with questions, because she  begins the writing process with a question.
NEWS
By CHRIS COPLEY | chrisc@herald-mail.com | June 21, 2013
When organizers of this year's Literary Arts Summit began lining up presenters, they looked for well-known names. Right away, they landed a big fish. “Generally, we start real big: 'Gee, if we could get ...' This year, the first person we were able to sign on was (James) Grady, a novelist, a journalist, an investigative reporter,” said Marty Potash, common core writing project coordinator for Washington County Public Schools. “Mr. Grady's first book, 'Six Days of the Condor,' was turned into (the 1975 movie)
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | June 20, 2013
A former Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., man convicted of voluntary manslaughter in 2011 appeared in the Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas again Thursday to ask for a new trial. Michael Harrigan, 32, fatally shot his neighbor, Steven Wetzel, on May 27, 2010. Wetzel walked toward Harrigan's home about an hour after the two men had argued about noise. Harrigan is serving a five-year sentence in state prison. On Thursday, David J. Foster, Harrigan's appeals attorney, questioned him about issues that are the basis of a Post Conviction Relief Act petition.
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