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By MARIE GILBERT | | May 18, 2013
He'll remember the small towns along America's rural roads - hidden corners far beyond the sprawl of urbanization. He'll talk about pedaling his bicycle under a blazing sun, riding up mountains and across windy plains, surrounded by an endless expanse of earth and sky. He'll tell stories of the tapestry of people he met from east coast to west and all points in between. But, most importantly, Emory Rowland will recall the rewarding feeling of spending about two months of his young life helping to fight multiple sclerosis.
May 16, 2013
Karl Kristofer Werder, 55, of Williamsport, Md., passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center Hagerstown, Md., and gave the gift of life to Living Legacy Foundation. Born Aug. 21, 1957, in Washington, D.C., to Dr. Richard H. Werder of Williamsport and the late Dorothy Elizabeth Sennett Werder. He was a 1975 graduate of Williamsport High School and received his bachelor's degree in business administration from George Washington University. Karl was employed by the CIA for more than 20 years until his retirement.
May 13, 2013
William Sherman “Jack” Mellott, 96, of Williamsport, Md., passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md. Born Aug. 18, 1916, in Downsville, Md., to the late Russell Sherman and Lillie Estelle Davis Mellott. He was a 1934 graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Columbia College in Hagerstown. He was the postmaster at the Williamsport Post Office until his retirement. He was employed with the Postal Service for 35 years. He was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. He was a founding member of the Downsville Christian Church and helped to construct the church.
May 6, 2013
Carlee Myers of Hagerstown, a  2010 graduate of Williamsport High School, was awarded the Fox Internship Fellowship Award from Moore College of Art Design in Philadelphia. She is the daughter of Cathy Myers of Williamsport, and Charles and Polly Myers of Hagerstown. BREVARD, N.C.  - Brevard College recently recognized outstanding student achievement in academics, leadership and athletics for the 2012-13 academic year. Teresa Musick of Hagerstown received the Great Promise in Professional Psychology Award and was recognized for her inclusion in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
By DAVE McMILLION | | May 5, 2013
Since her daughter's death a year ago, Jonna Vinci said she has been hearing stories about what a wonderful person Samantha Kelly was. “I've been proud all year,” Vinci said Sunday afternoon during an event at The Improved Order of Red Men Tribe 84 in Williamsport to raise money for a scholarship program in Kelly's honor. Members of the championship Williamsport High School girls volleyball team made the memories even sweeter for Vinci. Members of the team - of which Kelly once served as the captain - presented Vinci with a ring that had Kelly's name, team number and “in memory of” inscribed on it. Vinci showed the silver ring as she and her husband, Brian, checked people in at the fundraiser.
Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway | May 2, 2013
Grandparents of students who attend Hickory Elementary School are invited to Grandparents Day. Grandparents are invited to visit the school Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m.   Spring band concert Fifth-graders at Hickory Elementary School will participate in a spring concert Thursday, May 9, at 7 p.m. in the Williamsport High School auditorium.   Deaf awareness event planned at mall May 10  Approximately 30 community organizations and businesses will be on hand to provide services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community Friday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4  p.m. near JC Penney at Valley Mall.
By TIM KOELBLE | | April 25, 2013
Zach Lucas will celebrate his 19th birthday today. It's a birthday that he hopes will be one of many, many more in his life - a life he nearly lost. A freshman at Salisbury University and a former baseball star at Williamsport High School, Lucas never expected to experience his own brush with death at such a young age. Lucas and his teammates were at the pitcher's mound shaking hands with Virginia Wesleyan players following their season opener on Feb. 12. Suddenly, Lucas dropped to the ground and lost consciousness.
April 17, 2013
Tracy Lynn Crist, 49, of Williamsport, Md., passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Born Jan. 8, 1964, in Baltimore, Md., to Joseph Raymond III and Marilyn Lee Sodergren Miller of Hagerstown, Md. She was a 1982 graduate of Williamsport High School and attended Hagerstown Junior College. She was a stay-at-home Mom and home schooled her children. She was a member of Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Williamsport, where she served her Lord and Savior and taught Sunday School and was involved in Children's Ministries.
April 16, 2013
1. Search is over for Survivor Survivor will perform at 9 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races H Lounge, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, W.Va. Free. Go to . 2. 'Cats' continues Williamsport High School Choral Department will present Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical “Cats.” Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Williamsport High School auditorium, 5 S. Clifton Drive, Williamsport.
Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | April 10, 2013
Williamsport High School will present Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical “Cats” Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 p.m. Other upcoming performances are Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, April 20, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. All performances will be in the school auditorium. Concessions will be sold during intermission. Proceeds benefit the Williamsport High School Choral Boosters. General admission tickets cost $10; students and seniors pay $7. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting the box office at 301-766-8433.
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