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March 26, 2012
Page Jackson Elementary School, in conjunction with WVU Hospitals-East Jefferson Memorial Hospital, will hold a family health and wellness fair from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the school, 370 Page Jackson Road, Charles Town, W.Va. The fair will include displays from local businesses and health professionals as well as health screenings. Families will have the opportunity to learn about services offered locally from medical, dental, fitness providers and others that have a health or wellness focus.
LIFESTYLE
February 15, 2013
Representatives from Lutheran Home Care & Hospice will give a health and wellness talk and free blood pressure clinic at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Diakon Senior Living, Robinwood Room, 19800 Tranquility Circle, east of Hagerstown, across from Meritus Medical Center. The topic is Love Your Heart. The program is free of charge and open to anyone in the community. No registration is required. For more information about home care services, call 800-840-9081.
LIFESTYLE
March 22, 2013
Penn State Extension's certified food and wellness volunteer training program is in its second year. The course offers 40 hours of training, using online training modules for much of the education and ending with a full day of training at Penn State University in State College, tentatively planned for Wednesday, May 29. The cost for the training program and certification is $125. Partial scholarships are available for those with financial need. Upon completing the program, volunteers must give back 40 hours of service to Penn State Extension Programs in nutrition and wellness.
NEWS
by JANET HEIM | May 12, 2006
WILLIAMSPORT - The Williamsport High School track will be a destination for people of all athletic abilities on Saturday, when the power of the heart will mean more than the participants' speed. Instead of athletes competing against each other, those on the track will be part of a team effort to raise money for the families of two Williamsport High School students who are fighting cancer - senior Collin Jackson, son of Larry and Glenda Jackson of Boonsboro, and sophomore Eugene Harris, son of Ted and JoEllen Harris of Pinesburg.
NEWS
By Kate Coleman | August 14, 1998
I've been talking about having a massage for years, but haven't taken the time. You know how it is when you're busy - working full time, being a mom, keeping up with the laundry. It's hard for me to justify taking an hour for myself - just to relax. Finally, I had a legitimate excuse. It's for work: A story about massage. I could write it better if I had the experience, right? I put myself in the hands of Eugenia "Jeanie" Keller, a person I've known and trusted for a long time.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | November 30, 1999
WILLIAMSPORT ? This Saturday, the Williamsport High School track will be a destination for people of all athletic abilities, where the power of the heart will mean more than the participants' speed. Instead of athletes competing against each other, those on the track will be part of a team effort to raise money for the families of two Williamsport High School students who are fighting cancer. Senior Collin Jackson is the son of Larry and Glenda Jackson of Boonsboro. Sophomore Eugene Harris is the son of Ted and JoEllen Harris of Pinesburg.
NEWS
by TRISH RUDDER | July 31, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Rankin Physical Therapy is growing into a new building and expanding to include a wellness and recreation center. Built on 2 1/2 acres on Southridge Drive behind the West Virginia State Police barrack in Berkeley Springs, the facility is expected to open in early January. Owner Kelly Rankin said he saw the need for a preventive-care and comprehensive wellness program in Berkeley Springs. The 17,890-square-foot building will include a gym, regulation-size basketball court for intramural sports, space for recreational dance classes and yoga and exercise classes, "and a lot more," Rankin said.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | April 10, 2004
Approximately 100 people applied to become the next president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Chairman Tim Henry said.Interviews will begin this month, Henry said. The deadline to apply was March 15. President Fred K. Teeter Jr. announced in January that he was stepping down to work at his wife's growing international health and wellness company. Chamber officials hope to have the executive position filled by July 1. Teeter's last day is April 30. After Teeter leaves, the chamber's staff and Executive Committee members will handle the president's duties until a successor is chosen, Henry said.
NEWS
December 7, 2008
Charles Gaush, a 79-year-old Korean War veteran, was a resident of Golden Living Center in Hagerstown from October 2007 to December 2007 after breaking his leg and requiring occupational and physical therapy. Upon his discharge from the facility, Gaush was able to return home and resume independent living. Since then, he has returned to Golden Living Center where he participates in the wellness program three days a week. The facility, at 750 Dual Highway, has been part of the Hagerstown community for 38 years.
NEWS
April 9, 2007
Health Department names employee of the month Cindy Dwyer is the Washington County Health Department's Employee of the Month for March. Dwyer has been employed by the Health Department since July 1997 and during that time has worked with the school health program. She began her career at Salem Avenue Elementary School as a school nurse's assistant and in 2001 transferred to the wellness center at Western Heights Middle School. Currently, Dwyer, who is a certified nursing assistant and medication technician, works with the assigned nurse practitioner in wellness centers at Western Heights, South Hagerstown High School and Williamsport High School.
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NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | September 9, 2013
Some visitors to Hagerstown's City Park are startled when they come across a metal beam from the World Trade Center in New York City in one corner of the park. Kurt Sorsdal, a Frederick, Md., resident, was on his way to Hager House on a recent Wednesday after visiting the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts when he saw the beam. He stopped. He peered at the inscription at the base. He fished out his camera and took a few photographs. “I didn't pay any attention to it until I saw Sept.
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OBITUARIES
August 24, 2013
Ann “Pixie” Gilroy Wells, 65, of Auburn, Ga., passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.  Ann lived in Hagerstown, Md., for 50 years, then moved to Auburn.  She was a member of Lawrenceville (Ga.) First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Virginia Gilroy. She is survived by her husband, Vaughn Wells of Auburn; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Terri Poffenberger of Dacula, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Nick Ridgely of Sugar Hill, Ga.; brother, Patrick Gilroy of York, Pa.; sister, Sharon Brown of Buford, Ga.; grandchildren, Sammie, Andrew, Nicholas, Nathan and Victoria; and several nieces and nephews.
NEWS
August 21, 2013
Steve Catlett, executive director of the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation board, told board members Tuesday that he has received “nothing but positive” feedback on a proposal to implement a swipe-card system and user fee for the community's first dog park. No action was taken by the board on the proposal Tuesday, but Catlett said low-voltage electricity service is being extended to the dog park area to accommodate a swipe-card system, should it be approved. Water service also is being extended for drinking fountains.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | August 17, 2013
A young girl poked at a small pink model of a brain on the eraser end of her pencil. She had picked it up at a vendor table Saturday at the Healthy Family Expo at the Fort Ritchie Community Center in Cascade. “Is this the color of my brain?” she asked her mother. It was a sign to Bev Coyle, the community center's public relations manager, that things were going as planned - that both adults and children were engaged in thinking about their bodies, their health and their wellness.
NEWS
Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown | July 15, 2013
The Washington County Living Well Coalition will hold the first of a series of Living Well workshops Friday, July 26, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the senior center at Western Maryland Hospital Center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. The workshops help those with chronic diseases learn skills to manage their symptoms and get the most out of life. The workshops are designed for those who have a chronic disease such as diabetes, arthritis, depression, chronic lung disease or heart disease.
NEWS
Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | July 9, 2013
The Washington County Living Well Coalition will hold the first of a series of Living Well workshops Friday, July 26, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the senior center at Western Maryland Hospital Center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. The workshops help those with chronic diseases learn skills to manage their symptoms and get the most out of life. The workshops are designed for those who have a chronic disease such as diabetes, arthritis, depression, chronic lung disease and heart disease.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | July 7, 2013
Whether they were standing with their open hands by their sides or pointing toward the ceiling as they sang, a Sweet Adelines chorus filled the Bowman Concert Hall at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Sunday with some well-known patriotic tunes, Broadway songs and pop hits. The 24 women in the Heart of Maryland Chorus were really good, said Hagerstown resident Donna Souders, who added that she considers herself a “good critic” because she sang barbershop harmony with a Sweet Adelines group for 20 years.
EDUCATION
May 26, 2013
About 550 middle and high students, along with their parents and teachers, converged on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on April 27 to compete in the Maryland History Day competition.  Several Washington County students received prizes at the awards ceremony.  Jade Lee of Smithsburg Middle School won the Award for Excellence in Civic Action and Engagement in the junior paper category for her topic, “Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and the Growth of the Environmental Movement.” Her teacher is Jesse Smith.  The award was sponsored by the Maryland Council for Social Studies.
OPINION
May 21, 2013
Valuable life lessons never seem particularly valuable at the time. More likely, they are the source of pain, heartbreak and discouragement. Yet something deep inside some people causes them to regroup and carry on, despite the difficulty or the odds. At the annual True Grit Awards banquet, Mike Spinnler recounted some his own struggles before stating this simple but difficult truth: “When you get your teeth kicked in, you have to get back up.” It is the message behind the True Grit awards, which honor student-athletes who have overcome sometimes multiple setbacks.
EDUCATION
May 5, 2013
Members of the Clear Spring High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America participated in the 57th annual Maryland FBLA State Leadership Conference April 18 to 20 in Hunt Valley, Md.   The conference is the culmination of a year's worth of work and effort producing chapter reports, studying and qualifying for individual and team performance events, online testing and community service in their efforts to “Ignite Innovation” in...
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