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December 21, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. -- While some Tri-State residents continued on Monday to dig out from the weekend's powerful storm, some took to the hills for some sledding fun on the first official day of winter.
NEWS
January 26, 2005
Gabby Gulla, left, Seth Kunkle, center, and Tyler Martin seem to enjoy the sledding Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Park in Waynesboro, Pa.
NEWS
March 25, 2013
Energy savings from a milder winter than expected, vacant positions, and vacancies being filled by people with lower salaries contributed to second-quarter savings that increased Washington County Public Schools' fund balance by $1.6 million, Chief Financial Officer Chris South said. The fund balance, which is built up through annual surpluses and savings throughout the year, was $12.5 million as of March 19, when the school board approved second-quarter budget adjustments, according to an online video of the March 19 Board of Education meeting.
LIFESTYLE
December 17, 2012
The Washington County Interfaith Coalition presents a winter day retreat from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Shepherd's Spring, 16869 Taylor's Landing Road, Sharpsburg. The title of the retreat is "Beauty - the Invisible Presence. " Drawing on the theme of beauty, participants will focus on its classical and contemporary expressions, its relation to goodness, and its ability to unite us with the Divine and with each other. Participants will explore and share the many ways that we experience "the beautiful" in our lives.
NEWS
January 5, 2007
Hagersown TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) No. 77 members collected 563 gloves, mittens and hats for distribution to Head Start and Washington County Schools. Some of the women involved with the effort were Donna Blackowitz, Mary Jo Cunningham, Millie Toms and Pat Saunders, Trudy Heather, Debbie Hardin, Mary Jane Auxt, Linda Lemon, Eileene Mason, Darla Hartley, Bonnie McMullan, Edna Naylor, Mary Reid, Emma Jean Robertson, Marie Harshman, Louise Cline and Rosemary Gill.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | September 9, 2013
Heavier snowfall and colder-than-normal temperatures are expected to hit the mid-Atlantic region this winter, according to J. Gruber's 2014 Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack, which landed on newsstands Sept. 3.   The 218th edition of the almanac, which covers the 16-month period from September 2013 to December 2014, predicts the first snow in the region could fall from Nov. 4 to 6. But according to Jerry Spessard, business and sales manager for the almanac, the prediction indicates the southern mid-Atlantic region likely will experience only rainfall during those days.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 20, 2013
Changing regulations about shoveling and sledding in the Borough of Waynesboro likely will not go into effect this winter. The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday tabled its decisions about sledding at Memorial Park and fines for sidewalks that are not shoveled after snowstorms. On Jan. 2, the council enacted a temporary ban on sledding at Memorial Park because a new fence there was creating a hazard. Borough officials said they wanted to protect sledders and their investment in the new fence.
NEWS
December 12, 2005
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd University Scarborough Library will observe the following hours for winter break and the spring semester: Winter break: Through Dec. 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 17-18, closed; Dec. 19 to 22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 23 to Jan. 2, closed; Jan. 3 to 6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Jan. 7-8, closed; Jan. 9, begin spring schedule. Spring semester: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 2 to 11 p.m.
NEWS
October 10, 2008
A story on page A1 of Thursday's Herald-Mail reported that Hagerstown residents could receive financial aid to help pay their utility bills this winter. To learn more about the program, residents may call the Washington County Community Action Council at 301-797-4161.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | September 9, 2013
Heavier snowfall and colder-than-normal temperatures are expected to hit the mid-Atlantic region this winter, according to J. Gruber's 2014 Hagers-Town Town and Country Almanack, which landed on newsstands Sept. 3.   The 218th edition of the almanac, which covers the 16-month period from September 2013 to December 2014, predicts the first snow in the region could fall from Nov. 4 to 6. But according to Jerry Spessard, business and sales manager for the almanac, the prediction indicates the southern mid-Atlantic region likely will experience only rainfall during those days.
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OBITUARIES
August 4, 2013
Winter Daniel “Danny” Williams Jr., 69, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Berkeley Medical Center. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, W.Va. The service will be  Wednesday at 11 a.m.at the funeral home with Evangelist Tommy England officiating. Burial will be in Needmore Cemetery.
EDUCATION
July 10, 2013
Matt Semler, who was principal at Winter Street Elementary School in Hagerstown for seven years, was recently named director of elementary education for Washington County Public Schools. He succeeds Steve Wernick, who left the school system this summer to take a job as an elementary school principal in Carroll County, Md. Semler's annual salary increases from $97,695 to $108,693 with the promotion, according to the school system. Semler, who lives in Hagerstown, said he grew up in the city and is a 1994 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School.
EDUCATION
June 30, 2013
Winter Street Elementary School named its star athletes for the Month of April. They are Precious Valentine, Cash Justice, Jabari Gray, Aaliyah Bullard, Kymmie Swartz, Quincy Johnson  and Amber Kegarise. Students chosen to be star athletes of the month have demonstrated great abilities in all physical education activities and sports. They always try their best, have a good attitude, show good sportsmanship and are respectful and responsible.
NEWS
March 25, 2013
Energy savings from a milder winter than expected, vacant positions, and vacancies being filled by people with lower salaries contributed to second-quarter savings that increased Washington County Public Schools' fund balance by $1.6 million, Chief Financial Officer Chris South said. The fund balance, which is built up through annual surpluses and savings throughout the year, was $12.5 million as of March 19, when the school board approved second-quarter budget adjustments, according to an online video of the March 19 Board of Education meeting.
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Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | March 20, 2013
The Winter Street Elementary PTA is holding a pizza fundraiser. Stop by CiCi's Pizza on Wesel Boulevard Thursday between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. and mention Winter Street Elementary School at the register. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of the net sales to the PTA.  The offer is good for eat in and take out orders.  Easter events at Hager's Crossing The Salem Avenue PTA, Gateway Ministries, and the Hager's Crossing Social Committee are holding Easter activities Saturday at the Hager's Crossing Community Center, behind the Walmart shopping center.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 6, 2013
A late-winter storm caused a lot of cancellations but few problems Wednesday, and in some areas, accumulations were a lot lower than predicted. Weather forecasters said Tuesday that eight to 12 inches of snow could fall in the area but Hagerstown only received 2.7 inches, Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer said at his website www.i4weather.net . The storm also moved through the area faster than expected, said Kevin Witt, a meteorologist with...
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Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown | February 27, 2013
The Winter Street School Alumni Association visited Bedford Springs (Pa.) Hotel and Shanksville, Pa., which is the site of the Flight 93 Memorial on Oct. 9. Those on the trip were Carletta and Tim Sprecher, Charles and Lois Lumm, Gloria Hutzell, Pat Chaney, Terry and Arlene Mose, Anna Stup, Joyce Henicle, Thelma Butts, Janet Hull, Ev Grove, Linda Rasko, Beverly and Nick Wolfe, Irene Owens, Phyllis Zittle, Becky Ernst, Pat Hicks, Betty and Durbin College,...
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | February 20, 2013
Changing regulations about shoveling and sledding in the Borough of Waynesboro likely will not go into effect this winter. The Waynesboro Borough Council on Wednesday tabled its decisions about sledding at Memorial Park and fines for sidewalks that are not shoveled after snowstorms. On Jan. 2, the council enacted a temporary ban on sledding at Memorial Park because a new fence there was creating a hazard. Borough officials said they wanted to protect sledders and their investment in the new fence.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | February 9, 2013
Some might have seen just a pile of snow. But Amanda Hawbecker and her snow-sculpting team saw a computer. So Amanda, 7, of Hagerstown, her sister, Kayla Hawbecker, 5, and their friend, Alexandra Smith, 7, of Hancock, set to work, carving out a monitor, a keyboard, a chair and even a slide from the chair from an easy dismount from the sculpture. The sculpture won a first-place prize for the team known as Rock Star Snow Girls on Saturday at the Hancock Winter Festival at Widmeyer Park.
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