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September 10, 2002
The Washington County Community Foundation is accepting nominations of unsung heroes for The People's Choice Award. For the third year in a row, the foundation will honor three people in the community who work behind the scenes to make life better for others in Washington County. The People's Choice Award nominations are due by Oct. 7, and can be mailed to Community Foundation of Washington County, 14606 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742. For more information, call the offices of the Community Foundation at 301-745-5210; Joe Tischer, chairman, People's Choice committee, at 301-733-3801 or Heather Myers, co-chairman, People Choice committee, at 301-791-8474.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | September 10, 2007
WASHINGTON COUNTY - Day after day, they devote their time and talents to improving the community, expecting little or nothing in return. Often, they don't even see their service as anything special. Over the past seven years, the Community Foundation of Washington County has honored 21 such "unsung heroes," and foundation director Brad Sell thinks that's barely scratched the surface. That's why he's calling on everyone in the community to consider nominating someone they know for the People's Choice Awards, which honor three community servants each year with a $5,000 endowment fund established for the nonprofit organization of their choice.
NEWS
September 14, 2008
The Community Foundation of Washington County MD Inc. is calling on the public to identify unsung heroes in the community. Nomination forms are being accepted through Friday, Oct. 24, for the ninth annual People's Choice Awards. The Community Foundation is seeking nominations of people "who give generously and unselfishly of their time, talents and abilities to improve the quality of life in Washington County," according to a release from the organization. An independent panel of judges will review the nominations and select the three winners, who will be honored at the ninth annual People's Choice Awards Banquet on Nov. 18. In addition to being honored at the dinner, a $5,000 endowment fund will be established at the Foundation on behalf of each winner, to benefit the nonprofit organization of his or her choice.
NEWS
August 12, 2002
Joe Tischer is not what you'd call an unsung hero. The Hagerstown businessman has been the target of a roast at Hagerstown Community College, spearheaded the fund-raiser for the new Humane Society shelter and even participated in the Chesapeake Bay Bridge swim years ago. When he was younger, he ran marathons and sweat his way through triathlons. He's out there. Lovin' life. And yet Joe gives back to the community. A few weeks ago I was at a Sunday Mass at St. Ann's Catholic Church when Joe got up in front of the congregation and asked parishioners to volunteer an hour a week at the Adoration Chapel, which is in the former convent, adjacent to St. Maria Goretti High School.
NEWS
By BILL KOHLER | December 31, 2007
2007 has been a tough year. Not just for me or you, but for everyone. A lot of things have pushed our buttons the past 12 months - and some of them have been the panic type. No Staples' Easy Buttons for a lot of people. The world is on fire, the economy is slumping, 19 gazillion Orioles were named in the Mitchell Report on drugs in baseball, the housing bubble has burst, gas is three bucks a gallon, my escrow's going up, there's a hole in the ozone level and overall, we've been pretty mean to each other.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | April 10, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com For 30 years, the late William Edward McKinley conducted church services on the last Friday of each month at the Hagerstown Union Rescue Mission. His family is commemorating that devotion by dedicating the new recreation hall at the mission to his memory. "Dad saw this as his ministry," said his son, Bill McKinley. "The last seven years he was on oxygen but he still went the last Friday of the month. " William Edward McKinley died in April 1999 at the age of 74. He worked at Mack Trucks, Cushwa Brick and retired from General Motors in Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
September 14, 2008
Letter to the Editor: The Ninth Annual People's Choice Awards, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Washington County MD inc., will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Fountain Head Country Club. This prestigious award honors the behind-the-scenes, unsung heroes in our communities. We are asking for your support in identifying these deserving individuals and what they have done to improve the quality of life here in Washington County. We depend on the public to nominate these worthy individuals.
NEWS
by SCOTT BUTKI | August 31, 2004
If you know unsung heroes in Washington County who give selflessly of their time, the Community Foundation of Washington County, MD, Inc. wants to hear from you, Executive Director Brad Sell said Monday. For the fifth year, the organization is taking nominations for its People's Choice Awards, Sell said. The awards are a way to honor people who normally are not recognized for their good deeds, Sell said. About 40 to 60 people usually are nominated for the award and a panel of judges chooses three winners, he said.
NEWS
by RYAN C. TUCK | August 2, 2004
What makes a person a "wonderful citizen?" Anyone can suggest an answer by nominating a Washington County resident as one of Washington County's Most Wonderful Citizens. The Washington County Commissioners are accepting nominations for the program and plan to recognize all nominees in the fall in a ceremony sponsored by Citicorp Credit Services Inc. A panel of judges will select a grand winner who will represent the county at a ceremony given by Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich at the State House and St. John's College in Annapolis in November.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 17, 2013
Smithsburg Emergency Medical Service provided lunch to the staff at the Washington County 911 Center as a token of appreciation for National Public Safety Telecommunications Week on Wednesday, but workers had no time to relax. Dispatchers grabbed food, went back to their desks and continued working as they ate. Washington County Emergency Communications Center Assistant Supervisor Tina Bowers described a lunch in the call center room as “one of the best things” the staff could get. “There are a lot of times during the day we get busy, and people don't even have time to step out and go to the bathroom, much less eat,” Bowers said.
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NEWS
March 12, 2012
Letterkenny Army Depot recently celebrated its Aviation Ground Power Unit with a ribbon cutting for its build-to-assemble and first-article testing programs. The depot commander, Col. Cheri A. Provancha, was joined by representatives from Headquarters Aviation, Aviation Ground Support Equipment, and Aviation Field Maintenance Division. Provancha provided a brief history of the Aviation Ground Power Unit program, which began in December 2005 when the depot was tasked by U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command to induct assets into a service life extension program.
NEWS
October 24, 2009
Thanks to those who made WWII Weekend a success To the editor: The second annual Williamsport World War II Weekend was successful beyond all expectations. Implementing the plans for an event such as this is possible due to the efforts of many who work behind the scenes, often unnoticed. In an effort to correct this, I would like to mention the following: - Joan and Gerry Knode, who were largely responsible for the ceremony honoring our veterans, and for the organization of the various bands and music groups.
NEWS
September 14, 2008
The Community Foundation of Washington County MD Inc. is calling on the public to identify unsung heroes in the community. Nomination forms are being accepted through Friday, Oct. 24, for the ninth annual People's Choice Awards. The Community Foundation is seeking nominations of people "who give generously and unselfishly of their time, talents and abilities to improve the quality of life in Washington County," according to a release from the organization. An independent panel of judges will review the nominations and select the three winners, who will be honored at the ninth annual People's Choice Awards Banquet on Nov. 18. In addition to being honored at the dinner, a $5,000 endowment fund will be established at the Foundation on behalf of each winner, to benefit the nonprofit organization of his or her choice.
NEWS
September 14, 2008
Letter to the Editor: The Ninth Annual People's Choice Awards, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Washington County MD inc., will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Fountain Head Country Club. This prestigious award honors the behind-the-scenes, unsung heroes in our communities. We are asking for your support in identifying these deserving individuals and what they have done to improve the quality of life here in Washington County. We depend on the public to nominate these worthy individuals.
NEWS
By BILL KOHLER | December 31, 2007
2007 has been a tough year. Not just for me or you, but for everyone. A lot of things have pushed our buttons the past 12 months - and some of them have been the panic type. No Staples' Easy Buttons for a lot of people. The world is on fire, the economy is slumping, 19 gazillion Orioles were named in the Mitchell Report on drugs in baseball, the housing bubble has burst, gas is three bucks a gallon, my escrow's going up, there's a hole in the ozone level and overall, we've been pretty mean to each other.
NEWS
November 1, 2007
Tammy Wynette story in song BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. - "Stand by Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story" follows the early country singer from the cotton fields of Itawamba, Miss., to international superstardom. Concludes Saturday, Nov. 3. Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse, 1559 Boiling Springs Road. For tickets, show times and information, call 717-258-3211 or 800-430-5468 or go to www.allenberry.com . 'A Chorus Line' FREDERICK, Md. -- This classic musical focuses on the stories of Broadway's unsung heroes - the dancers on stage behind the stars of the show.
NEWS
October 12, 2007
Tammy Wynette story in song BOILING SPRINGS, Pa. - "Stand by Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story" follows the late country singer from the cotton fields of Itawamba, Miss., to international superstardom. Concludes Saturday, Nov. 3. Allenberry Resort Inn & Playhouse, 1559 Boiling Springs Road. For tickets, show times and information, call 717-258-3211 or 800-430-5468 or go to www.allen berry.com . 'Deathtrap' GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Village Theatre of Gettysburg will present Ira Levin's "Deathtrap.
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