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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | March 11, 2011
It may have been the first time that the three-day Franklin County Builders Show was held outside the Chambersburg area, but that didn't keep the crowds away. "I'm just tickled to death. It's just wall-to-wall people. I just think it's wonderful," said Tom Hanks, executive officer of the Franklin County Builders Association. Now in its 28th year, the show, sponsored by the association, continues to draw between 13,000 to 15,000 visitors eager to research landscaping, remodeling and financial management.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | March 6, 2011
Debbie Hackley and Dennis Sullivan want to add a shed to their Funkstown property, but the shed has to be built on-site because there isn’t enough access to their yard to move a shed there, she said. “We just moved into a house that’s very, very tiny and we need the storage. I think it’s the smallest house in Funkstown,” said Hackley, 54. Hackley and Sullivan, her fiance, aren’t sure whether they will buy a shed or build one themselves, but they went to the Home Show at Hagerstown Community College’s Athletic, Recreation and Community Center on Sunday to scout for information.
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By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | September 25, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- The activity Saturday morning at Fairgrounds Park was the picture of efficiency. More than 1,200 volunteers for Hagerstown Convoy of Hope descended on the park at 7 a.m., registering and gathering for cheerful direction from their leaders. Within minutes, they had split with precision into groups to serve areas designated for providing free haircuts, family portraits, meals, information on community resources, medical screening, children's entertainment and more. A contingent of more than 100 people charged with preparing bags of groceries fell into a moving assembly line.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 16, 2010
The only thing standing between thousands of yearly disease-related deaths and better health may be an adult's decision to get a shot in the arm. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, thousands of people die from vaccine-preventable deaths "I think influenza is an excellent example," said Dr. Gary L. Euler, an epidemiologist at the CDC. He works at national center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases in the Immunization...
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By DON AINES | July 5, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- Under an uninterrupted sun and cloudless sky, canopies sprang up above the crunching brown grass Sunday as vendors and early birds set up for the Fourth of July fireworks at Fairgrounds Park. By 5 p.m., as the pace of people entering the park began to pick up, the temperature was 96 degrees, but several families had been set up for hours. "This is the best thing Hagerstown does for free," said Donna Thompson, who was with a couple dozen family members under four canopies.
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By DON AINES | July 2, 2010
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- James Carroll Midgette had a drug case against him placed on the inactive docket Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court, but he was made to forfeit thousands of dollars, some of which was falling out of his pockets the day he was arrested. Midgette, 32, of District Heights, Md., was taken into custody Oct. 15, 2009, at a house on Medway Road after a standoff with police. Roger L. Prophet, 36, also of District Heights, was arrested in the same incident.
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By DAN DEARTH | April 20, 2010
HAGERSTOWN -- The Washington County Board of Education is considering whether to adopt a policy amendment that would allow system officials to use the same blueprint to construct multiple schools. The policy change was introduced during a board meeting Tuesday. The proposed amendment requires one more reading before it becomes official. Board member Ruth Anne Callaham, chair of the board's policy committee, said the proposal could save hundreds of thousands of dollars in design costs.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | December 7, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A recent statewide expansion of health care has led to coverage for about 2,000 more Washington County residents, the leader of an advocacy group said Monday. Vincent DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, said more than 52,000 adults benefited from the Working Families and Small Business Health Coverage Act. The Maryland General Assembly passed the act in 2007, and it went into effect last year. DeMarco -- whose nonprofit organization advocates affordable health care for all adult residents and coverage for all children -- said the 2007 expansion helped boost Maryland from 44th in the nation to 16th in coverage for adults.
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November 21, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- People snaked their way through a maize of plastic poles and yellow caution tape. At times, they were 400 deep Friday and Saturday outside the building serving as a temporary clinic for H1N1 vaccinations. More will be back today. There were older couples and singles. About half were families with children. They came mostly from Franklin County and the three counties that abut it -- Fulton, Adams and Cumberland -- for free swine flu vaccinations. Depending on their age and medical condition, the medicine was administered through needles or nose spray, said Sharon Smith, district nurse administrator with the Pennsylvania Department of Health's South Central District Office in Harrisburg.
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November 5, 2009
Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15 percent of sales on Saturday to the Valor Resource Center. The store, at 13625 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown, is open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Women of Valor Ministries is a nonprofit organization that offers resources, skills training and support services to those in need in the community. They are working on opening their first Valor Resource Center soon. To learn more, go to www.wovministries.org. For more information about Ten Thousand Villages, call store manager Naomi Byler at 301-797-3020 or go to www.hagerstown.
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