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By C.J. LOVELACE | | February 2, 2013
With each passing day, the population of living World War II veterans continues to dwindle across the nation, and with them go stories about one of the most earthshaking periods in history. Since this past June, a group called Friends of the National World War II Memorial has been seeking out the country's remaining WWII veterans and interviewing them, cataloging audio and video accounts to serve as an educational and cultural tool for generations to come, according to James Percoco, director of education for the group based in Washington, D.C. “It doesn't matter where they're from because we are losing between 600 and 1,000 World War II veterans a day as the generation passes from us very quickly,” Percoco said.
Paula Wolber | Around Maugansville | February 1, 2013
The Country Western Dance Association offers line dance lessons each Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, corner of Halfway Boulevard and Virginia Avenue.  The classes will be each Tuesday through March 19. The classes cost $5 per session.  Also, there will be a Valentine's line dance for singles and couples Saturday, Feb. 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the former Quincy Gym, 7888 Anthony Highway in Waynesboro, Pa.  Admission costs...
By DAN DEARTH | | January 28, 2013
The Potomac Highlands World War II Roundtable is seeking veterans who want to tell their stories of serving in the military as part of a preservation project sponsored by the Friends of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Potomac Highlands board member Justin Mayhue said World War II veterans who wish to participate need to contact him before the interviews are held on Feb. 2 at Morris Frock American Legion Post 42 at 405 Northern...
January 27, 2013
A veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars has announced his candidacy for mayor of Chambersburg. Darren Brown, 32, said he wants to review police operations to ensure the most efficient use of tax money, ensure transparency for government operations, and establish and strengthen partnerships with nonprofit organizations. Chambersburg's mayor oversees its borough police department. That position is just one of many that will appear on ballots in the May 21 primary election and Nov. 5 municipal election.
By ROXANN MILLER | | January 26, 2013
Winebrenner Theological Seminary announced the finalization of a $1.8 million deal to purchase the former Scotland School for Veterans Children on Friday. Settlement of the property between Winebrenner, of Findlay, Ohio, and the state of Pennsylvania's Department of General Services, which manages the property, will take place in late May or early June. Winebrenner Vice President and Director of the Pennsylvania Campus David Newell said not only will the Ohio seminary be opening a satellite campus in Scotland, Pa., but also the school will partner with other groups to utilize the 185-acre campus.
By LLOYD WATERS | January 13, 2013
When a young man or woman makes a decision to enter military service, they do so for a lot of reasons. They know, however, that this commitment means protecting American freedoms like many generations before them have done. Some of them might sacrifice their lives; some might experience lifetime injuries; and some might suffer mental scars. Thirty years ago, while working at a prison south of Hagerstown, I met a correctional officer named Jack E. Padgett. Jack was a tall, lanky and likeable fellow from South Carolina.
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | | January 6, 2013
Jessica Lord of Martinsburg, W.Va., isn't a model. She's a Marine. But it is because of her service with the Marine Corps that Lord was selected to be part of Lifetime's “Project Runway All Stars” as part of the show's “All Stars and Stripes” episode on Jan. 3. That deserves a Marine “ooh-rah!” The episode selected four female veterans to have outfits created for them by the final four all-stars  - Uli Herzner, Joshua McKinley, Anthony Ryan Auld and Emilio Sosa - as part of the Real Women Challenge.
December 23, 2012
Waynesboro VFW Post 695 recently made a donation of $700 in support of Renfrew Institute's biannual newsletter, Streamside. Richard Hovis, commander of VFW Post 695, and VFW member Dennis Carbaugh presented the check to Renfrew Institute's Membership Committee Chairman Jason Levick.  Renfrew Institute provides environmental and cultural programs to area schoolchildren, as well as sponsoring several community events, workshops, classes and...
December 20, 2012
Submitted photo World War II veterans and a number of others attended a Roundtable Christmas party were dressed in uniform in honor of the occasion. The Potomac Highlands World War II Roundtable held its fourth annual Christmas Party honoring World War II veterans Dec. 5 at the Robinhood Retirement Community in Hagerstown. Fifty-three guests attended, including 14 WWII Army, Air Corps and Navy veterans, and those who served in Korea and Vietnam. Family members and friends of veterans also celebrated the dinner and entertainment.
December 16, 2012
Maryland schools were asked to create winter holiday ornaments paying tribute to men and women in uniform, veterans and their families. Smithsburg Middle School art students in Ms. Maginnis' class designed and created patriotic winter holiday ornaments using flags and camouflage, as well as honoring their own families who served.  Student participants were Trystin Smithwick, Isabella Statler, Anna Wilt, Lindsey Draheim, David Johnson, Joey Clem,...
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