March 14, 2011
Elections have consequences To the editor: Newly elected Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) is proposing to cut wages and benefits for state workers and also to limit the power of their unions to bargain on behalf of it members (state employees). Wisconsin is a test case for the GOP’s ideological agendas. If successful, it will set a precedent that can only be overturned by the courts or the ballot box. As states grapple with budget deficits, you will see more states doing what Wisconsin is proposing.
March 19, 1999
What: "Changing Times: Safe Kids in Safe Communities," 11th annual conference on Child Abuse and Neglect When: Thursday, March 25, 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Ramada Inn, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown Details: Keynote speaker is Joanne Cantor, professor of communication arts at University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will discuss "Confronting the Monster: Understanding the Media's Impact on Our Children. " Workshops will be about children who witness domestic violence and experience physical abuse; cultural diversity; learning to preview programming through a child's eye; parenting; and addicted families.
July 31, 2012
Bradley Joseph Christman, 28, of Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Hagerstown, Md. He was born Friday, Dec. 9, 1983, in Menomonee Falls, Wis. He served as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy for eight years. He is survived by his mother, Linda Christman of Menomonee Falls; father, Roger Christman of Menomonee Falls; brother, Brian Christman of Milwaukee, Wis.; and maternal grandmother, MaryEllen Stelpflug. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Elvin and Laura Christman; and maternal grandfather, Cyril Stelpflug.
March 8, 2009
Emily Michelle Usow and Andrew Harris Kerstein were married Saturday, March 2, 2008, at Temple Judea in Coral Gables, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Allen Usow and Janice Harwood Usow of Boca Raton, Fla. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kerstein of Hagerstown. The bride is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wis., and earned a juris doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Fla. She is a partner in the commercial real estate department of Adorno & Yoss LLP, in Miami.
July 28, 2012
Wisconsin-native Jordan Zimmermann pitched his first game against Milwaukee, and his teammates hit three home runs in the Washington Nationals' 4-1 victory over the Brewers on Saturday night. Zimmermann (8-6) struck out six and gave up five hits in six innings. The right-hander, who was born in Auburndale and played at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has not allowed more than one earned run in each of his last seven starts. Drew Storen and Sean Burnett each threw an inning of relief and Tyler Clippard pitched the ninth for his 19th save.
April 18, 2010
The General Grant sandwich was born of the Civil War. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant could have only dreamed of a sandwich so grand and delicious as he chased Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee across northern Virginia during the Civil War. No less than 10 years separated his second term as president of the United States from the devastation of the war and the overabundance of food at his 1873 Inauguration. - Scott C. Anderson is associate food service director and chef with Shepherd University dining services in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
May 8, 2010
Grilling is often a misunderstood art form. People often think of Dad in the backyard grilling up hot dogs and hamburgers till they are charcoal black and tasteless. This recipe takes the grill and elevates it to the level of high accord and really works well for carnivores and vegetarians alike. The secret to great grilling is to fire up the grill, get it nice and hot and then turn it the temperature you desire. Leaving it smoking hot will cook the outside and leave the inside cold, or char the outside and ruin the flavor through out the vegetable.
October 28, 2011
The traditional British pub lunch sandwich, the Ploughman's Sandwich, is quite simple. Start with hearty, rustic bread such as 7 grain, pumpernickel or seeded rye. Stay away from the traditional soft and squishy breads that you buy on the grocery store shelf. I like to go to the local bakery or to the fresh breads section to pick up some fresh-baked loaves. What you are looking for is a nice bread with chewiness and great aroma and texture. This sandwich is created with three basic ingredients - bread, cheese and chutney.
May 26, 2011
MARCH 7, 1931-MAY 26, 2011 Robert "Bud" Turfle, 80 of Gypsy Hill, Westminster, died Thursday, May 26, 2011. Born March 7, 1931, at Frizzleburg, Westminster, he was the son of the late Julia and George Turfle. He was the husband of Dorothy Lee Pickett Turfle of Westminster, his wife of 55 years. He had been a truck driver for Roadway of Westminster and a part-time farmer. Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Donald Turfle, Bryon and Kathy, Robert and Debbie of Hampstead, Kenny and Sue of Westminster, daughter, Penny Shelton and son-in-law, Paul, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; sisters, Julia Pickett of Woodbine, and Betty Lambert of Maugansville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Dorothy Mae Pickett of Sykesville; grandchildren, Roby Turfle of Wisconsin, David of Hampstead, Eric and Ryan of Westminster, Sean Kelly of Tennessee, and Amber, Kenny, Benny Turfle of Westminster; great-grandchildren, Lilly, Damian and Taylor of Wisconsin; caregiver, Brenda Stephens, and many nieces and nephews.
April 5, 2013
The Washington County Arts Council has announced its April exhibits, including “A Maryland Decade by Patrick Hiatt” and “The Eye Test 2: Photographs by Benita Keller's Advanced Photography Class Hagerstown Community College.” Patrick Hiatt studied art at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the American Academy of Art in Chicago during the 1960s. After serving in the army, he worked as an engineer and graphic illustrator. Later he enjoyed a successful career as an IT consultant which brought him to the Washington area.