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December 23, 2012
The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber on Monday revealed a new corporate brand identity and redesigned website. “Our new brand tells the world that the our business community is thriving, and that means more customers for chamber members, and more jobs for Washington County,” Brien Poffenberger, president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, said in a news release. “Our community will be the next generation of prosperity in Maryland, and the chamber is helping to make that happen.” Working in conjunction with Hagerstown marketing firm and chamber member Power Marketing, the chamber completed a comprehensive series of brand strategy meetings, member surveys, competitor analysis and market research.
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Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | March 29, 2011
Cascade Elementary School's technology team has worked this year on providing a customized website for the school . The website is a work in progress and the school hopes to have teacher pages added in the future. A schedule of events, PTA information, staff listings, newsletters and links to websites that students can access from home are available. Don’t forget that students can access Study Island from home to practice reading and math in a fun way. Smithsburg Middle School Help support the 25 Book Challenge.
NEWS
July 4, 2012
The 2012 Maryland Farmers Market Directory listing locations and hours of each of the state's markets is available through the Maryland Department of Agriculture website.  This year, some 138 markets will be open with at least one in every county and Baltimore City. Many of the markets are open and offering produce and plants such as salad greens, spinach, asparagus, strawberries, blueberries and bedding plants. Farmers market locations, hours and producer/vendor and product listings are available at www.marylandsbest.net.
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Liz Thompson | September 5, 2010
In the next few months, The Herald-Mail's online site will be changing. Regular visitors to herald-mail.com probably already are rolling their eyes and muttering things like "Why? Why? Why?" The site is easy to navigate. The site does look good. The feedback from users is predominantly positive. So ... why, why, why? We can make it even better. The Herald-Mail launched its online site around 1996. It was a very simple website to visit, but a very complicated website to produce.
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | January 23, 2012
On Jan. 31, The Herald-Mail will begin charging for some of the content on its website, www.herald-mail.com , Publisher Andy Bruns said. The website will have a "meter" that allows each user 15 premium page views for free every 30 days. After passing the limit of 15 page views, the user will be asked to purchase an online subscription to view additional premium content. The subscription will grant unlimited access to content on www.herald-mail.com . "Simply put, I don't know what business can spend millions of dollars doing something and then give that product away for free, and survive," Bruns said.
LIFESTYLE
November 7, 2012
The Western Maryland Regional Library and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts are looking for items created between 1859 and 1867 that reflect life around the time of the Civil War and early Reconstruction periods. On Saturday, Nov. 17, items that tell your family's stories can be scanned for inclusion in the statewide collection of Civil War material online at the Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage website, www.mdch.org/civilwar The Hagerstown event is part of an effort by the Maryland history libraries and museums to make available to the public Civil War material owned by individuals.
LIFESTYLE
By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | September 22, 2011
It might be the digital age, but when it comes to pinching pennies, Stephanie Brandt does it the old-fashioned way. She clips paper coupons. That's not to say she doesn't find discounts on the Internet, too. She leaves no page - or site - unturned in an effort to save money. Brandt has always been concerned about how to get the most for her dollar, she said, but more so after she and her husband adopted their 6-year-old son from Guatemala. "You have to make serious financial sacrifices to adopt and this forces you to learn other ways of saving," she noted.
NEWS
May 2, 2012
An ongoing wastewater pipeline-replacement project will cause some interruptions in service for Hagerstown residents, according to the city's website. Work was taking place in the area of the MELP plant on Wednesday, the website said. When contacted for comment, city Utilities Director Michael S. Spiker responded via email, citing information from the website. Many of Hagerstown's wastewater pipes are made of clay and are more than 50 years old, which has led to  disrepair and structural defects.
NEWS
May 13, 2011
Here isthe list of road closures for Friday, May 13: •  The shoulder lanes on Md. 68 are still closed in both directions in Williamsport at the bridge over railroad tracks southeast of Interstate 81, the Maryland State Highway Administration's (SHA) website is reporting. According to the website, today is the last day it will be closed. The lanes are being closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. •  Md. 550 in Thurmont, Md., is still closed in both directions between Eylers Valley Flint Road and Kelbaugh Road due to a mudslide that occurred April 17. The Maryland State Highway Administration says it is still unsure when it will reopen.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | July 2, 2010
It's official: June 2010 in Hagerstown was the hottest June on record. And brace yourself, because another heat wave is on the way, according to the National Weather Service. The average temperature for the month in the city was 76 degrees, topping the previous hottest June by one degree, according to Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer's website, i4weather.net . In 1899, the average temperature for the month was 75 degrees, according to the website. This past June saw three days in which the city tied or set a record for a high temperature, including June 27, when the mercury reached 98 degrees, according to Keefer's website.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | September 9, 2013
Herald-Mail Media this week is launching a new website that combines the content of The Herald-Mail newspaper and HMTV6 Cable Channel 6, according to Digital Media Director Liz Thompson. The new website at www.heraldmailmedia.com will include all the local content people could have found at www.herald-mail.com or at HMTV6.com, Thompson said.  Regular users of the newspaper's website should find the transition to the new site to be fairly seamless, she said. Those who have bookmarked certain sections, such as sports or obituaries, will be redirected to the new website sections, Thompson said.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | August 29, 2013
Parents of students in Berkeley County Schools can check on their children's grades in real time with their smartphone by using Engrade, a new web-based program the school district is offering this year. The program, which also provides teachers with a gradebook, attendance, seating chart, discipline information in one user-friendly “interface,” is being used by many West Virginia counties, according to Assistant Superintendent Margaret Kursey, who is in charge of curriculum and instruction.
NEWS
August 28, 2013
The board of directors for the Washington County Community Action Council Inc. announced Wednesday that Executive Director Dave Jordan is no longer with the organization. A brief news release from the board did not give a reason for Jordan's departure. Attempts Wednesday night to reach Jordan and Peggy Martin, the president of the organization's board of directors, were unsuccessful. Jordan has guided the organization for 11 years, the release said. Lisa Davis, director of administration, has been named interim executive director, the release said.
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BY KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2013
A list on a news and opinion website that ranked Hagerstown among the 15 worst cities to have a baby is rankling local leaders, who called the survey flawed and meaningless. They aren't alone. Sean Mussenden, a lecturer at the University of Maryland at College Park who is an expert on digital journalism, said such surveys are “Facebook bait.” The Daily Beast featured the list titled “The 15 worst cities to have a baby, from New York to Miami,” with Hagerstown ranked fourth on the list.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
Hagerstown officials on Tuesday morning will announce the new owners of the former Unilever ice-cream plant during a ceremony at the factory site, according to a city news release. The plant, also known as the Good Humor-Breyers ice-cream plant, at 1100 Frederick St. in Hagerstown, was purchased by two investment firms - New Mill Capital LLC of Los Angeles and the M. Davis Group LLC of Pittsburgh - earlier this year, city officials announced in May, with an eye toward selling it to a food-processing company.
BUSINESS
By BOB POOR | r.poor@myactv.net | July 14, 2013
Q: We are a local small business  - with five employees - totally confused by what we are hearing about Obamacare. Where can we turn for help in trying to understand what is in store for us? A: SCORE Hagerstown has a couple of suggestions you can take advantage of quite conveniently. One is live and local; the other involves working online. • SCORE small-business roundtable. You can join other small businesses in attending SCORE Hagerstown's July 18 roundtable event from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Always Ron's restaurant's function room, 29 N. Burhans Blvd.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | July 14, 2013
 In today's world, money and time are tight, but you still want the chance to feel like you actually did something this summer. Why not try a vacation throwback and plan a daytrip? We've rounded up a small list with a limit of three hours travel time from Hagerstown. We used MapQuest to give us approximate times.  So pack the car, put on the tunes and have an adventure.   Baltimore Museum of Industry Address : 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore Phone : 410-727-4808 Website : www.thebmi.org Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | June 8, 2013
Heather Gayle of Hedgesville, W.Va., believes that music can bring people together. That's why Gayle, 19, and her group were selected to perform today at the Capital Pride event in Washington, D.C. The event is a celebration for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Gayle, who's a singer and rapper, is known as 1 Luv. Joining her onstage are her dancers, the 1 Luv Crew, younger sister Hope Gayle, and longtime friend Charice Washington of Shepherdstown, W.Va. “We go every year.
NEWS
June 7, 2013
Friday night's graduation at Chambersburg Area Senior High School was postponed due to rain, according to school officials. Commencement will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Trojan Stadium. Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. Parents and students can check the district's website for additional updates at www.chambersburg.k12.pa.us . Meanwhile, Greencastle-Antrim High School will decide early Saturday whether the Class of 2013 will graduate on Kaley Field or in the gymnasium. District Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover said a decision about the commencement ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday for at the football stadium will be made at 7:30 a.m. and posted on the district's website at www.greencastle.k12.pa.us . Hoover said the starting time could be 10 a.m., 11 a.m. or noon.
NEWS
April 28, 2013
Have you filed your tax returns and not received your refunds in a timely manner? Still wondering when your refunds will arrive? Peggy Riley, spokeswoman for the Internal Revenue Service, said a resource is available on the IRS website to easily check the status of your federal refund and find out when it is scheduled to arrive. After logging on to www.irs.gov , users can click on a link toward the right of the page that reads: “Where's My Refund?” There, tax filers need to input their Social Security number, filing status (i.e.
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