May 21, 2013
A “celebrate women” event was held May 5 at the Women's Club in Hagerstown. The event was sponsored by the Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation Inc.'s board of directors. Princesses and titleholders of the organization invited their mothers, grandmothers and special women in their lives. Also attending were girls from Blossom School of Etiquette and their director. Mary Teal Mulligan, Miss Washington County 2012, was the mistress of ceremonies. Tap dancers from Ballet and All That Jazz entertained, as well as the current titleholders.
May 20, 2013
Two Waynesboro women were killed early Sunday when their vehicle hit a guardrail on Interstate 81 north of Harrisburg, Pa. Molly K. Kever, 20, and Sara J. Ballard, 21, died after a 1996 Dodge Neon driven by Kever entered a grass median off a curve, slid through the grass and back onto the southbound section of the road, and hit a guardrail at about 1:20 a.m. near Bow Creek Road in Dauphin County, Pa., Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release....
May 19, 2013
An interim final rule published in the Federal Register and effective immediately will amend regulations to the U.S. Small Business Administration's Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program, allowing for greater access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 signed in January. The interim final rule removes the anticipated award price of the contract thresholds for women-owned small businesses, or WOSB, and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses, or EDWOSB, to allow them greater access to federal contracting opportunities without limitations to the size of the contract. The rule can be accessed at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-07/html/2013-10841.htm , and comments can be submitted on or before June 6 at www.regulations.gov , identified by the code RIN 3245-AG55.
May 19, 2013
The inaugural award of the Women's Club of Hagerstown Foundation Scholarship was made during the club's annual meeting May 9 at the club on South Prospect Street. The recipient, Delrose Jackson of Hagerstown, is studying graphic design at Hagerstown Community College, and hopes to complete her education and continue to be a productive member of the community. The $500 scholarship was created to provide tuition assistance to women having experienced a life-altering event who seek to further their education and broaden their career skills. The Community Foundation of Washington County administers thescholarship fund.
May 5, 2013
Sunday, May 6, 2013 COLLEGE SOFTBALL WYE MILLS, Md. - Hagerstown Community College went 3-2 in the Region XX Tournament at Chesapeake Community College. HCC, closing the year out at 23-16, lost to Chesapeake on Sunday, 11-10, in the losers' bracket finals. Chesapeake rallied to score three runs in the bottom of the seventh to knock out the Hawks, taking advantage of two errors and a game-ending walk. Kayla Ewing had four hits with three RBIs, Jenna Crunkleton had three hits and Morgan Purdham had two hits and three RBIs.
May 1, 2013
A shelter for domestic abuse and sexual assault victims in Washington County run by Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused, or CASA, has temporarily closed as the result of a bedbug infestation. Five women and seven children were affected by the closure, said Vicki Sadehvandi, executive director of CASA. She said they either moved in with friends or families, or found permanent housing. “It affected the safety and security of the shelter ... the whole shelter had to be shut down,” Sadehvandi said.
April 24, 2013
The Shepherd University Foundation officially launched its new initiative, Women for Shepherd University, on April 13 with a Women and Wellness workshop held at Shepherd's Wellness Center. The event was the first of a series of women-centered programs offering opportunities to learn about life issues facing women today. Women for Shepherd University plans to hold at least two events per year with a focus on matters pertaining to health, finance, technology and life change. The Women and Wellness workshop offered attendees the choice of three 40-minute sessions along five tracks.
April 19, 2013
The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital is accepting nominations from individuals, community leaders, business owners and the government sector for the 2013 Women of Distinction. This honor recognizes women from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia whose outstanding work distinguishes them as excellent leaders and role models for girls. The honorees will be recognized at a luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. Nomination applications can be found at www.gscnc.org or by calling the Girl Scout office at 304-263-8833.
April 18, 2013
Women volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Washington County during the sixth annual National Women Build Week can get a head start on learning construction skills and tips. Lowe's at Shank Farm Way will host a free “how-to” clinic for women in preparation of National Women Build Week, an initiative of Habitat's Women Build program developed in partnership with Lowe's. Habitat's Women Build program empowers women to get involved with Habitat's mission to help families in need of affordable housing. The clinic will take place at Lowe's across from Longmeadow Shopping Center on Monday at noon. The clinic, called How to Finish Interior with Paint and Trim is free and women can sign up to attend by contacting Program Director Jessica Scott at Habitat for Humanity of Washington County at 301-791-9009.
April 18, 2013
Local author Mary Rubin of Hagerstown had two bags full of books and had her mom fill up two more bags so she could take home as many books as possible from the American Association of University Women book sale Thursday. “I like history, travel, biography, mystery,” Rubin, 45, said. “I really go through all the tables.” She said she was looking to add to her 6,000-book collection. Her mom, Kay, 84, said that they have been going to the sale for more than 25 years.