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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 6, 2013
Nora Dickey, 7, was one of several children participating in the “Tale Waggin' Tutors” program at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library in Waynesboro on Wednesday. The shelter brings an adoptable dog to the library once a month, and children can sign up to read to the dog on a one-on-one basis. Antietam Humane Society Executive Director Andrea Haugh brought Sassy, a puggle, to the library on Wednesday. “The idea is that it is supposed to improve their skills in reading because the dog isn't going to judge them if they miss a word,” said Lori Milach, youth services coordinator for the library.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | March 21, 2004
martinsburg@herald-mail.com Dolores "Dory" Howell graduated from high school even though she could not read. On Saturday afternoon, Howell spoke to a group of about 30 tutors with the Literacy Council of Washington County for Tutor Appreciation Day. She also signed copies of her book, "Stand Straight and Grow Tall," during the event at Trinity Lutheran Church. It was a tutor named Jean Temple, Howell said, who turned her life around. Howell, 67, was born in Terra Alta, W.Va.
LIFESTYLE
By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | February 28, 2013
Christy Mundey had many struggles in her life. The Silver Spring, Md., native was told many years ago that she read on a fourth-grade level, and could do math on a fifth-grade level. She had depression and a learning disability, both of which went undiagnosed for years. But these days, things are looking up. The 57-year-old Hagerstown resident is honing her reading and math skills, thanks to the Literacy Council of Washington County, and her volunteer tutor, Brenda Horsch. The pair has met for about an hour nearly every week since May 2012, and on Tuesday, Horsch presented Mundey with a certificate for completing her first book.
NEWS
June 18, 2006
Literacy Council of Washington County graduated 13 new volunteer tutors from its Tutor-Training Workshop May 13 and 20. They are: from Frederick County: David Baker; from Hagerstown: Sharon Bowler, Mildred Heimer, Richard Hunnisette, Karol Kennedy, Zaimah and James Mouzon, Steven Palla, Debbie Simerlink and Anne Smith; from Greencastle, Pa.: Carol Smith and the Rev. Len Smith; from Mercersburg, Pa.: Teresa Smith. Trainers Caroline Gaver and Joyce Routzahn from the Literacy Council of Frederick County, and Barbara Creager and Becky Hein from the Literacy Council of Washington County, conducted the two-day workshop at Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown.
NEWS
August 6, 1997
By CLYDE FORD Staff Writer, Charles Town RANSON, W.Va. - Freckled-faced Allen Wight, 9, does not look like the kind of boy who would spend his summer with his nose buried in books. He looks more like the type who would hang out at the river or talk his friends into painting his aunt's back fence. But Wight, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., has been taking part in Energy Express, a state program designed to keep youngsters reading and eating properly while school is out for the summer.
EDUCATION
By MEGAN MOWEN | megan.mowen@herald-mail.com | October 14, 2011
Maritza Montano's native language is Spanish, giving her a first-hand understanding of the challenges posed by learning to read a new language. Montano, 47, of Hagerstown volunteers as a tutor for the Literacy Council of Washington County, teaching others to read the English. She graduated from the training workshop for tutors in May. "I wanted to make it an easier experience for others," she said. "I wanted others to have the opportunity to read. " Montano's mother couldn't read, inspiring her to become involved with the literacy council as a tutor.
NEWS
by LISA TEDRICK PREJEAN | November 29, 2002
Got homework? Get Live Homework Help - online. That's the message being sent by Maryland Public Libraries to students in fourth through 12th grade. The online service from Tutor.com connects students to tutors in math, science, social studies and English via the Internet. The tutors, who are available every day from 2 p.m. to midnight, are certified teachers, college professors, professional tutors and graduate school students from across the country. You can connect to the service at Washington County Free Library, at any branch library site in the county or at home by accessing the library's Web site at www.wc-link.
NEWS
July 31, 2000
Creager lobbies reader leaders By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBET / staff photographer Barbara Creager relishes reading, but she's poised to close the book on one chapter of her life. "I read everything," said Creager, 61. "I can't believe how awful it must be not to be able to read something. " Her passion for reading prompted Creager in 1996 to attend a Frederick County Literacy Council training workshop to become a reading tutor.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | May 28, 1998
by Ric Dugan / staff photographer see the enlargement Along with paper, pencils and books, some Salem Avenue Elementary School students got something extra this year. Students who showed tendencies of losing interest in school or of not reaching their academic potential were paired with 22 adult volunteers. On Wednesday, the students threw a picnic for the volunteers who had worked with them during the year. As participants in the Children and Adults Reaching Excellence program, known as CARE, the mentors helped students with math lessons, reading and other class assignments.
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LIFESTYLE
By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | February 28, 2013
Christy Mundey had many struggles in her life. The Silver Spring, Md., native was told many years ago that she read on a fourth-grade level, and could do math on a fifth-grade level. She had depression and a learning disability, both of which went undiagnosed for years. But these days, things are looking up. The 57-year-old Hagerstown resident is honing her reading and math skills, thanks to the Literacy Council of Washington County, and her volunteer tutor, Brenda Horsch. The pair has met for about an hour nearly every week since May 2012, and on Tuesday, Horsch presented Mundey with a certificate for completing her first book.
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NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 6, 2013
Nora Dickey, 7, was one of several children participating in the “Tale Waggin' Tutors” program at Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library in Waynesboro on Wednesday. The shelter brings an adoptable dog to the library once a month, and children can sign up to read to the dog on a one-on-one basis. Antietam Humane Society Executive Director Andrea Haugh brought Sassy, a puggle, to the library on Wednesday. “The idea is that it is supposed to improve their skills in reading because the dog isn't going to judge them if they miss a word,” said Lori Milach, youth services coordinator for the library.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | June 14, 2012
Virginia Wilson's life has been about education. In the latest chapter, she and her daughter, Leesa Mercer, started a year-round program at Life House West Church to help people prepare for the General Education Development, or GED, tests. The program is also for English as a Second Language, or ESL, students and to tutor children after school. “I feel that it's important to invest in people, the person,” Wilson said. The nonprofit program, called Community Life Institute, has grown exponentially by word-of-mouth.
EDUCATION
By MEGAN MOWEN | megan.mowen@herald-mail.com | October 14, 2011
Maritza Montano's native language is Spanish, giving her a first-hand understanding of the challenges posed by learning to read a new language. Montano, 47, of Hagerstown volunteers as a tutor for the Literacy Council of Washington County, teaching others to read the English. She graduated from the training workshop for tutors in May. "I wanted to make it an easier experience for others," she said. "I wanted others to have the opportunity to read. " Montano's mother couldn't read, inspiring her to become involved with the literacy council as a tutor.
NEWS
April 16, 2010
The Literacy Council of Washington County will conduct a free tutor-training workshop, Part I and II, at 8:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Saturdays, April 17 and 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church, North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue in Hagerstown. There is ample parking behind the church with easy access to the Fellowship Hall. No prior teaching experience is necessary. Training also will include the teaching of English as a second language (ESL). There are more than 30 prospective adult students still on the council's waiting list for instruction by new tutors who wish to share their love of reading.
NEWS
April 13, 2010
The Literacy Council of Washington County will hold a free tutor training workshop, Parts I and II, on Saturdays, April 17 and 24, at Trinity Lutheran Church, North Potomac Street and Randolph Avenue in Hagerstown, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. No prior teaching experience is necessary. Training will include the teaching of English as a second language (ESL). There are more than 30 prospective adult students on the council's waiting list. Beverages will be provided, but participants should bring their own bagged lunch.
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