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by MEG H. PARTINGTON | April 20, 2003
megp@herald-mail.com Cloaked in white coveralls with veils over their faces are the hobbyists who may be saving our food supply. Since parasitic mites were introduced in the states around the mid-1980s, beekeeping has become an essential avocation, according to area apiarists, or beekeepers. When the mites, believed to be from Southeast Asia, came to the United States, 70 percent to 90 percent of the natural wild honeybee colonies in North America were destroyed, says John Seets, owner of Seets Apiaries in Catonsville, Md. Most of the current bee population is cared for by beekeepers with colonies in their back yards, he says.
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by MARLO BARNHART | August 12, 2003
The Washington County Community Foundation is accepting nominations of unsung heroes for The People's Choice award. For the fourth 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. 3. Last year's winners were William McLean for his 50 years on the board at the Washington County Association for Retarded Citizens; Vivian Hackman, who volunteered more than 43,000 hours for the Washington County Hospital Auxiliary; and Ralph Stottlemyer Jr., a Washington County teacher and veteran coach.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | October 16, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com Outstanding fire and police personnel who "consistently put their lives on the line" for Jefferson County residents were honored at an annual banquet at Charles Town Races & Slots on Tuesday night. The top rescue and police personnel were chosen in four categories: law enforcement, career medical service providers, voluntary emergency medical services providers and fire service providers. Supervisors from the various police, fire and ambulance companies in the county nominate a member of their force as an outstanding officer.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | November 10, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - An "angel," a veteran and a feeder of the hungry are the newest members of a select club of Washington County volunteers. At a dinner reception Thursday, the Community Foundation of Washington County honored three people - Sharon Mattingly, 50, of Hagerstown, Robert McCusker, 80, of Hancock, and Mary Anna Kline, 56 - as the newest recipients of its People's Choice Awards. To the children Mattingly serves, she said, she is known as Ms. Sharon. Adults call her something else.
NEWS
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | September 8, 2006
WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Community Foundation of Washington County MD plans to continue its annual tradition of rewarding three devoted, tireless, unheralded volunteers. First, the foundation needs nominees. For the seventh straight year, the foundation will pick three People's Choice Award winners. Each will get a $5,000 endowment fund to designate for a nonprofit organization. The foundation - which gives grants to nonprofit organizations and manages charitable endowment funds - wants to "root out the real unsung heroes in the community," Executive Director Brad Sell said.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | October 14, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Fifteen police, fire and emergency medical personnel were honored Wednesday night during the Public Service Recognition Banquet at Charles Town Races & Slots for outstanding accomplishments in their fields. Ed Smith, operations manager for the Jefferson County Ambulance Authority, was recognized in the career emergency medical services category. The Jefferson County Ambulance Authority was established in 1999 after volunteer ambulance crews said they were having trouble responding to a growing number of calls in the county, which totalled about 3,000 a year at the time.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | October 23, 2003
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County's fire, police and emergency medical personnel who provide outstanding service and act as "our homeland security" were honored during a banquet at Charles Town Races & Slots Wednesday night. It is the third year the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the track have teamed up to sponsor the banquet. "This is a wonderful event and we just hope it grows and grows and grows every year," said master of ceremonies Edward "Pat" Dockeney.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 11, 1998
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer A Washington County teacher has been recognized as one of 100 outstanding educators in the United States. Paul Engle, assistant principal at Smithsburg Middle School, was honored for his work to develop Project P.A.S.S. at the school. P.A.S.S. involves rewarding students for improving their grades. More than 500 students at the school have been taken to skating parties, movies and other activities after showing improvements in grades, school officials said.
OPINION
May 22, 2013
Big Brothers Big Sisters thanks Turner's Dual Lanes To the editor: Todd Smith, manager of Turner's Dual Lanes, has been hosting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County's (BBBS) annual Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser for more than 30 years. There are many unsung heroes in the community, and Mr. Smith and Turner's Dual Lanes are certainly among them. Each year, Turner's Dual Lanes has generously opened the entire bowling alley during hours they are normally closed for BBBS' largest fundraiser.
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