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May 29, 2004
As pools open this Memorial Day weekend, the Washington County Health Department wants to ensure that the public understands the importance of water safety.The department provided the following tips for those venturing out on the waters this summer: n Do not leave a child alone in or around water in the home. Empty water containers and place them out of the reach of children. Do not leave a child alone at a pool or spa - not even for a minute. Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation and keep rescue equipment and emergency phone numbers by the pool.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | June 25, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Keiana Hardman was stuck in a current Monday, losing strength as she struggled to keep her head above water and to avoid being drawn into the churning water near a dam on Antietam Creek. Then, she saw Hagerstown Fire Department Capt. Mark Cleck swimming toward her. "I knew that I would be alive," when she saw Cleck heading for her, Keiana said Thursday morning as she stood on the bank near the spot where she struggled in the turbulent water below the dam off Memorial Boulevard where it meets Eastern Boulevard.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | March 14, 2007
Editor's note: There are a lot of people you see around town that you recognize, but don't know anything about. People like... Karen Meinelschmidt Age: 60. Occupation: Aquatic director at Hagerstown YMCA. Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y. Where would you see Meinelschmidt? Karen Meinelschmidt spends her days in and out of the pool at the Hagerstown YMCA. Her history with the Y dates back to 1962, when she worked as a lifeguard at the Staten Island YMCA.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | March 27, 2007
Editor's note: There are a lot of people you see around town that you recognize, but don't know anything about. People like ... Karen Meinelschmidt Age: 60. Occupation: Aquatic director at Hagerstown YMCA. Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y. Where would you see Meinelschmidt? Karen Meinelschmidt spends her days in and out of the pool at the Hagerstown YMCA. Her history with the Y dates back to 1962, when she worked as a lifeguard at the Staten Island YMCA.
NEWS
March 28, 2005
A free health and safety fair is scheduled Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagerstown Elks Lodge No. 378. The health and safety fair is being coordinated by Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Catoctin Mountain Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The fair, at 11063 Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown, is for the public, employees of the National Park Service, other governmental agencies and members of the Tri-State Safety Council. A variety of organizations will provide exhibits that address health and safety concerns in the home and workplace.
NEWS
June 5, 1997
The sixth annual Kids Alive Fest is set for Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Children's Village of Washington County. In addition to safety and injury prevention demonstrations every half hour, there will be fire, police and Emergency Medical Services displays. A big highlight of the afternoon will be the Dunk-A-Cop Booth, which this year will feature Washington County Sheriff Charles Mades; Hagerstown Police Chief Dale Jones, Lt. Bob Frick and Officer Randy Rourke; Hancock Police Chief Donald Gossage; Lt. Bruce Tanner and Trooper 1st Class Russ Plante of Maryland State Police.
NEWS
BY MARLO BARNHART | April 29, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com For 12 years, Children's Village of Washington County has been teaching youngsters how to be safe at home, at school and in the community. Now the program is being offered to disabled young adults ages 14 to 21 and their families, said Rochelle Morrell, director of development for Children's Village. "We are looking for a class size of 25 to 30 people plus their families," Morrell said. The first class is scheduled for Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the village, 1546 Mt. Aetna Road.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | August 28, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com The police/safety curriculum taught to second-graders since Children's Village of Washington County opened in 1991 has been overhauled. "We decided it was high time we reworked that part of the educational program here," said Allen Swope, president and member of the education committee at Children's Village. Swope has been meeting with Russell Boback, a ranger with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and educator Patricia Leonard, who chairs the education committee at Children's Village.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | June 6, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com Out of respect for all police officers and firefighters, the organizers of the 11th annual Kids Alive Fest at Children's Village of Washington County are departing from tradition Saturday to honor them. "It's appropriate that we do this, especially after Sept. 11," said Rochelle Morrell, director for development. "We are so proud of their efforts here locally to keep us safe. " This Saturday fund-raiser and open house will begin at noon and continue until 4 p.m. at 1546 Mount Aetna Road with activities, tours, food, displays and fun for all ages, Morrell said.
NEWS
July 5, 1997
By KAREN MASTERSON Staff Writer WILLIAMSPORT - "Ya'll should get out 'til that boat gets in," shouted Derby Wolfe to four boys wrestling around an inner tube. "Why?" came a defiant response. "Just do it. Get up on the deck 'til they get in," Wolfe demanded. The boys, ages 10 to 15, begrudgingly lifted out themselves and the tube to make way for a docking speedboat. This Fourth of July scene at Dam No. 4 was typical. The waters were speckled with swimmers, tubers, boaters and jet skiers, enjoying the breezy, sunny day. But so many aquatic fun-seekers at the same boat ramp can be lethal, according the Patty Manown of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
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By ERIN JULIUS | June 25, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Keiana Hardman was stuck in a current Monday, losing strength as she struggled to keep her head above water and to avoid being drawn into the churning water near a dam on Antietam Creek. Then, she saw Hagerstown Fire Department Capt. Mark Cleck swimming toward her. "I knew that I would be alive," when she saw Cleck heading for her, Keiana said Thursday morning as she stood on the bank near the spot where she struggled in the turbulent water below the dam off Memorial Boulevard where it meets Eastern Boulevard.
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NEWS
June 8, 2007
Museum art classes: For adults and teens Landscapes in watercolor, summer workshop - 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 11, through Thursday, June 14. Instructor is Kent Roberts. For children Introduction to watercolor for kids for ages 10 to 13 - 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, through Friday, June 15. Instructor is Kent Roberts. Classes will be held at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. For information or to register, call 301-739-5727 or go to www.wcmfa.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | March 27, 2007
Editor's note: There are a lot of people you see around town that you recognize, but don't know anything about. People like ... Karen Meinelschmidt Age: 60. Occupation: Aquatic director at Hagerstown YMCA. Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y. Where would you see Meinelschmidt? Karen Meinelschmidt spends her days in and out of the pool at the Hagerstown YMCA. Her history with the Y dates back to 1962, when she worked as a lifeguard at the Staten Island YMCA.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | March 14, 2007
Editor's note: There are a lot of people you see around town that you recognize, but don't know anything about. People like... Karen Meinelschmidt Age: 60. Occupation: Aquatic director at Hagerstown YMCA. Hometown: Staten Island, N.Y. Where would you see Meinelschmidt? Karen Meinelschmidt spends her days in and out of the pool at the Hagerstown YMCA. Her history with the Y dates back to 1962, when she worked as a lifeguard at the Staten Island YMCA.
NEWS
March 28, 2005
A free health and safety fair is scheduled Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hagerstown Elks Lodge No. 378. The health and safety fair is being coordinated by Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Catoctin Mountain Park and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The fair, at 11063 Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown, is for the public, employees of the National Park Service, other governmental agencies and members of the Tri-State Safety Council. A variety of organizations will provide exhibits that address health and safety concerns in the home and workplace.
NEWS
May 29, 2004
As pools open this Memorial Day weekend, the Washington County Health Department wants to ensure that the public understands the importance of water safety.The department provided the following tips for those venturing out on the waters this summer: n Do not leave a child alone in or around water in the home. Empty water containers and place them out of the reach of children. Do not leave a child alone at a pool or spa - not even for a minute. Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation and keep rescue equipment and emergency phone numbers by the pool.
NEWS
by Allen E. Swope, President | November 3, 2003
To the editor: For the past 13 years, Children's Village of Washington County Inc. has addressed safety issues in the community by providing a free life-safety education program for all second-grade students in Washington County. Students attending Children's Village come from public, private and home schools. Our program has been responsible for many success stories. To date, there have been 12 documented cases where children saved themselves or others using skills they learned at Children's Village.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | August 28, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com The police/safety curriculum taught to second-graders since Children's Village of Washington County opened in 1991 has been overhauled. "We decided it was high time we reworked that part of the educational program here," said Allen Swope, president and member of the education committee at Children's Village. Swope has been meeting with Russell Boback, a ranger with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and educator Patricia Leonard, who chairs the education committee at Children's Village.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | June 6, 2002
marlob@herald-mail.com Out of respect for all police officers and firefighters, the organizers of the 11th annual Kids Alive Fest at Children's Village of Washington County are departing from tradition Saturday to honor them. "It's appropriate that we do this, especially after Sept. 11," said Rochelle Morrell, director for development. "We are so proud of their efforts here locally to keep us safe. " This Saturday fund-raiser and open house will begin at noon and continue until 4 p.m. at 1546 Mount Aetna Road with activities, tours, food, displays and fun for all ages, Morrell said.
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