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September 15, 2007
Help us honor county's unsung heroes To the editor: The Eighth Annual People's Choice Awards, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Washington County MD Inc., will take place on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Four Points Sheraton. This prestigious award honors the behind-the-scene unsung heroes in our communities. We are asking for your support in identifying who these deserving individuals are and what they have done to improve the quality of life here in Washington County.
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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 6, 2007
'Forever Plaid' Washington County Playhouse will present "Forever Plaid," featuring four young and eager male singers (killed on the way to their first concert) are miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform "the show that never was" for the audience. Continues through Saturday, Sept. 15. Washington County Playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Tickets cost $30; $26, seniors and students; and $17.50, ages 12 and younger. Call 301-739-7469, or go to www.washingtoncountyplayhouse.
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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.
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by JANET HEIM | September 8, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - There are many unsung heroes in Washington County. The county's chapter of the American Red Cross made sure some of their heroes were recognized at a luncheon on Aug. 31 at the chapter's Conrad Court headquarters. At the "Heroes for the American Red Cross" Celebration Lunch, businesses and individuals were honored for their participation in the chapter's first "Heroes" campaign. More than $27,700 was raised by the end of the campaign. Julie Barr-Strasburg, director for the Washington County Red Cross chapter, said the effort was a "huge victory.
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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.
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by Guy Altieri | July 15, 2006
Last week, just seven and half hours short of his 98th birthday, John Baer died. He was one of Washington County's finest citizens. Throughout his long and productive life in the county, he amassed a record of civic service few can equal. He unselfishly gave decades of service to many local groups and organizations, including the Boy Scouts, Chamber of Commerce, Board of Education, Maryland Sympathy Orchestra, Washington County Hospital, Downtown Rotary, United Way, Greater Hagerstown Committee and Hagerstown Community College.
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By TAMELA BAKER | September 18, 2005
tammyb@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN While growing up in Smithsburg, Thomas C. Newcomer would help his grandparents with their farm. While he was working in a field one day, his grandfather, who once served in the General Assembly, asked a simple question. "What do you want to do with yourself?" Newcomer talked about his ambitions and how he wanted to see the world. Then, his grandfather asked another question. "And after you've done all that, what are you gonna do for your fellow man?"
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