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March 30, 2012
The Washington County Women, Infants and Children program held an open house Friday afternoon to show the public its new home on Burhans Boulevard in Hagerstown. Janice Besecker, local WIC agency coordinator, said the new site, which used to house the Giant Eagle supermarket at 947 N. Burhans Blvd., was needed to accommodate an increasing number of clients. Among other things, WIC offers nutrition advice and assistance to help needy mothers buy milk, eggs, cheese and other essential food items for their children.
NEWS
By DON AINES | May 4, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A program that has helped feed mothers and young children in Franklin County for two decades is being honored this month by the County Commissioners. The commissioners on Tuesday approved a proclamation declaring May Women, Infants and Children Month. The local WIC program serves 4,800 people a month, according to Maria Keyes, an outreach coordinator. WIC will hold an open house at its offices at 450 Cleveland Ave. today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Women, Infants and Children provides supplemental foods to women who are pregnant, breast feeding, postpartum mothers, infants and children up to the age of 5," according to Angie Peck, another outreach coordinator.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 30, 1999
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Nine mothers-to-be heard valuable advice about child rearing from a family doctor and were shown how to save money by making their own baby food Friday during a baby shower sponsored by the WIC program in Waynesboro. WIC, for Women, Infants and Children, is a national special supplemental food program established in 1975. The regional office covers Adams and Franklin counties with offices in Chambersburg and Waynesboro. At first the program served low-income mothers.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | May 20, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com In a continuing effort to secure more food for more people, Food Resources Inc. of Washington County is aligning its Brown Bag program income eligibility guidelines with those of the federal Women, Infants and Children program. Starting in July, the income guidelines for Food Resources will go from $16,391 to $16,613 for a family of one, matching the WIC program. "It makes perfect sense," said Food Resources Director Ruth Anne Callaham. "And especially now that school is about to end and so many school-age children will not be able to participate in the school breakfast/lunch program.
NEWS
December 23, 2002
Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236 . You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "I was at the Western Maryland Sportsmen's Club two Saturdays ago and they had a Christmas Party for the children, with Santa and gifts.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | May 20, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - The Washington County Commission on Aging celebrated its move from the Alexander House on Hagerstown's Public Square to the Aspiring to Serve building, home of the REACH Cold Weather Shelter, on West Franklin Street Friday with a special program and ribbon-cutting ceremony. "We're thrilled to be in a place that truly honors those whom we serve," said Susan MacDonald, executive director of the commission, which offers help to senior citizens through a variety of programs, including meal, accounting and housekeeping services.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | March 11, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Although temperatures "soared" into the 50s on Saturday in the Eastern Panhandle, many winter-weary parents opted to head to Martinsburg Mall for some indoor Children's Day activities. "I made a mask," Alex Simmons said. The 4-year-old proudly displayed the work of art, which transformed a white paper plate into a mask decorated with feathers, paint and glitter. Alex was nearly breathless as she told how she also got to create a penguin book, color a picture and leave with a free plant to take home and put in her yard.
NEWS
December 5, 1997
"Hi. I'm just calling to make a comment. Somebody put a comment in there today about needing sani-pots downtown and they said to put them around the tree. Well, there is already one. Apparently you don't drive down through town. There's a little wood shanty and I suppose that's what it's there for. It's been sitting there while the construction's been going on and by the way, if you're down there you might go ahead and want to try and use it unless they're planning on making it an office for the mayor or one of the City Council.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | December 26, 2012
It's been five years since Baby Basics of Greater Hagerstown Inc. was founded. In that time, the economy has taken a downturn and unemployment has risen, making it even harder for working families to make ends meet. The local nonprofit group was created by Charles “Charlie” Brown of Hagerstown, after he heard a news story on NPR by the founder of the national organization. Jean Ann Lynch explained that many working families struggle to afford disposable diapers for their babies and toddlers.
NEWS
By SALLY CLOPPER and ARLEEN SHUSTER | March 3, 1998
WIC program encourages kids to grow vegetables Eat more vegetables - this is a common message during March, National Nutrition Month, and for good reason. The benefits of a vegetable-rich diet are many. Vegetables add bright colors, interesting shapes and varied textures to our meals. Vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals. Many of them are critical for growth and development and are especially important for our children. However, many children are not huge fans of vegetables.
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By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | December 26, 2012
It's been five years since Baby Basics of Greater Hagerstown Inc. was founded. In that time, the economy has taken a downturn and unemployment has risen, making it even harder for working families to make ends meet. The local nonprofit group was created by Charles “Charlie” Brown of Hagerstown, after he heard a news story on NPR by the founder of the national organization. Jean Ann Lynch explained that many working families struggle to afford disposable diapers for their babies and toddlers.
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NEWS
March 30, 2012
The Washington County Women, Infants and Children program held an open house Friday afternoon to show the public its new home on Burhans Boulevard in Hagerstown. Janice Besecker, local WIC agency coordinator, said the new site, which used to house the Giant Eagle supermarket at 947 N. Burhans Blvd., was needed to accommodate an increasing number of clients. Among other things, WIC offers nutrition advice and assistance to help needy mothers buy milk, eggs, cheese and other essential food items for their children.
LIFESTYLE
March 23, 2012
Washington County Health Department is hosting an open house for the new location of its WIC Program at 2 p.m. Friday, March 30, at 947 N. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. RSVP to 240-313-3337.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | August 6, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. --Tammy Schmidt knows that her 3- and 4-year-old boys "will definitely say yes to the peach pie. " They also would say "yes" to Teddy Grahams, but the Hedgesville mother said she would rather replace that snack with more nutritious food made from locally grown fruits and vegetables. At Orr's Farm Market on Friday morning, Schmidt took advantage of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Farmers' Market Nutrition Program. "For us, it means a lot," Schmidt said.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | March 11, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Although temperatures "soared" into the 50s on Saturday in the Eastern Panhandle, many winter-weary parents opted to head to Martinsburg Mall for some indoor Children's Day activities. "I made a mask," Alex Simmons said. The 4-year-old proudly displayed the work of art, which transformed a white paper plate into a mask decorated with feathers, paint and glitter. Alex was nearly breathless as she told how she also got to create a penguin book, color a picture and leave with a free plant to take home and put in her yard.
NEWS
by PEPPER BALLARD | May 20, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - The Washington County Commission on Aging celebrated its move from the Alexander House on Hagerstown's Public Square to the Aspiring to Serve building, home of the REACH Cold Weather Shelter, on West Franklin Street Friday with a special program and ribbon-cutting ceremony. "We're thrilled to be in a place that truly honors those whom we serve," said Susan MacDonald, executive director of the commission, which offers help to senior citizens through a variety of programs, including meal, accounting and housekeeping services.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | May 20, 2003
marlob@herald-mail.com In a continuing effort to secure more food for more people, Food Resources Inc. of Washington County is aligning its Brown Bag program income eligibility guidelines with those of the federal Women, Infants and Children program. Starting in July, the income guidelines for Food Resources will go from $16,391 to $16,613 for a family of one, matching the WIC program. "It makes perfect sense," said Food Resources Director Ruth Anne Callaham. "And especially now that school is about to end and so many school-age children will not be able to participate in the school breakfast/lunch program.
NEWS
December 23, 2002
Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236 . You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "I was at the Western Maryland Sportsmen's Club two Saturdays ago and they had a Christmas Party for the children, with Santa and gifts.
NEWS
By DON AINES | May 4, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A program that has helped feed mothers and young children in Franklin County for two decades is being honored this month by the County Commissioners. The commissioners on Tuesday approved a proclamation declaring May Women, Infants and Children Month. The local WIC program serves 4,800 people a month, according to Maria Keyes, an outreach coordinator. WIC will hold an open house at its offices at 450 Cleveland Ave. today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Women, Infants and Children provides supplemental foods to women who are pregnant, breast feeding, postpartum mothers, infants and children up to the age of 5," according to Angie Peck, another outreach coordinator.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | April 30, 1999
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Nine mothers-to-be heard valuable advice about child rearing from a family doctor and were shown how to save money by making their own baby food Friday during a baby shower sponsored by the WIC program in Waynesboro. WIC, for Women, Infants and Children, is a national special supplemental food program established in 1975. The regional office covers Adams and Franklin counties with offices in Chambersburg and Waynesboro. At first the program served low-income mothers.
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