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November 29, 1999
Washington County will commemorate World AIDS Day on Wednesday with a candlelight vigil in Hagerstown's Public Square. The vigil will begin at 8 p.m. in front of Frostburg State University, but organizers will set up at 5 p.m. to sell baked goods and carnations to raise money for people with AIDS. Tax-free donations can be made at that time to the nonprofit Washington County AIDS Coalition. Participants are asked to bring candles for the vigil, which will remember those who have died of the disease and give hope for a cure to survivors, said organizer Tim Miller of the Concerned Citizens of Washington County.
NEWS
November 30, 2004
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - AIDS Network will have a display Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Martinsburg Mall. Staff members will distribute information and red ribbon cookies. Various groups and individuals will perform. A floral arrangement will be given to the winning ticket holder at 6 p.m. The winner need not be present to win. The top four winners of the middle school poster contest will be on display with the winners announced at 4 p.m. Call 1-304-263-0738 for information.
NEWS
November 27, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer A candlelight walk Monday at 6:30 p.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue will launch local observances of World AIDS Day. Candles for the 10-minute walk will be provided to participants at the Washington County Health Department as they journey to the adjacent campus of North Hagerstown High School. At North High, exhibitors from 17 different organizations will have information and displays pertaining to AIDS, testing, medical treatment, home health care, support groups and assisted living.
NEWS
December 1, 1998
By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer For those who think AIDS is far removed from the Tri-State area, several groups are reminding people this week that the problem can, and does, hit home. "AIDS is still here, and it's more visible now in the rural areas," said Thom Martin, who was diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in 1984. [cont. from front page ] In Washington County, 110 AIDS cases have been reported since the Maryland AIDS Administration began keeping records in 1981.
NEWS
December 1, 1996
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY Staff Writer Wet and windy weather didn't stop more than 200 people from making a four-block candle-lit walk around downtown Hagerstown Sunday night during the city's fourth annual observance of World AIDS Day. The walk, which began at the Public Square, started about 15 minutes late. And many participants were unable to shield their candle flames from the gusting wind. Still, the overall mood was upbeat in keeping with the event's "A Celebration of Life" theme.
NEWS
November 19, 2004
Phi Theta Kappa, the honors society at Hagerstown Community College, will auction a quilt to raise funds for World Aids Day on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The quilt front shows caring hands of HCC students, faculty and staff. Bids can be made by e-mailing thornhilll@hagerstowncc.edu. The winner will be announced Dec. 1. Proceeds go to Doctors of the World, an international health and human rights organization.
NEWS
November 25, 1997
Community briefs VAhosting exhibit for World AIDS Day MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will sponsor a World AIDS Day exhibit Monday, Dec. 1 in the main lobby. This year's theme is "Give Children Hope in a World With AIDS. " Literature will be available. Part of the display will feature a quilt done by students at Tuscarora Elementary School in Martinsburg. For more information, call Joan Piemme at 1-304-263-0811, Ext. 3511.
NEWS
December 1, 1997
AIDS victims remembered By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer Some people feel public awareness of AIDS has improved, but the tragedy it wreaks remains constant, leaving children without parents and destroying marriages. That was the message of a candlelight vigil in Hagerstown on Monday night in recognition of World AIDS Day. Anthony Henson is only 17, and he has already lost his mother and 2-year-old brother to AIDS. Henson said his brother died in 1993 after contracting the disease from his mother, who died this year.
NEWS
November 27, 1998
Family seeks to educate others about HIV and AIDS [ world AIDS day ] By MEG H. PARTINGTON / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - For Ian Gibson-Smith, testing positive for HIV was not a death sentence, but a stepping stone for educating others about the dangers of unprotected sex and drug abuse. Gibson-Smith, 36, of Martinsburg, W.Va., has been living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus for 12 years.
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NEWS
November 30, 2004
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - AIDS Network will have a display Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Martinsburg Mall. Staff members will distribute information and red ribbon cookies. Various groups and individuals will perform. A floral arrangement will be given to the winning ticket holder at 6 p.m. The winner need not be present to win. The top four winners of the middle school poster contest will be on display with the winners announced at 4 p.m. Call 1-304-263-0738 for information.
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NEWS
November 19, 2004
Phi Theta Kappa, the honors society at Hagerstown Community College, will auction a quilt to raise funds for World Aids Day on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The quilt front shows caring hands of HCC students, faculty and staff. Bids can be made by e-mailing thornhilll@hagerstowncc.edu. The winner will be announced Dec. 1. Proceeds go to Doctors of the World, an international health and human rights organization.
NEWS
December 1, 1999
By SCOTT BUTKI / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer About 40 people gathered at Hagerstown's Public Square in chilly weather Wednesday night for the seventh annual candlelight vigil for World AIDS Day. cont. from front page "We gather to remember friends, loved ones, husbands and wives," said Robert Griffin, pastor of New Life Metropolitan Community Church, who led the group in prayer. At his urging, some of those attending stated the names of friends and loved ones who have died of the disease.
NEWS
November 29, 1999
Washington County will commemorate World AIDS Day on Wednesday with a candlelight vigil in Hagerstown's Public Square. The vigil will begin at 8 p.m. in front of Frostburg State University, but organizers will set up at 5 p.m. to sell baked goods and carnations to raise money for people with AIDS. Tax-free donations can be made at that time to the nonprofit Washington County AIDS Coalition. Participants are asked to bring candles for the vigil, which will remember those who have died of the disease and give hope for a cure to survivors, said organizer Tim Miller of the Concerned Citizens of Washington County.
NEWS
December 1, 1998
By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer For those who think AIDS is far removed from the Tri-State area, several groups are reminding people this week that the problem can, and does, hit home. "AIDS is still here, and it's more visible now in the rural areas," said Thom Martin, who was diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in 1984. [cont. from front page ] In Washington County, 110 AIDS cases have been reported since the Maryland AIDS Administration began keeping records in 1981.
NEWS
November 27, 1998
Family seeks to educate others about HIV and AIDS [ world AIDS day ] By MEG H. PARTINGTON / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - For Ian Gibson-Smith, testing positive for HIV was not a death sentence, but a stepping stone for educating others about the dangers of unprotected sex and drug abuse. Gibson-Smith, 36, of Martinsburg, W.Va., has been living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus for 12 years.
NEWS
December 1, 1997
AIDS victims remembered By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer Some people feel public awareness of AIDS has improved, but the tragedy it wreaks remains constant, leaving children without parents and destroying marriages. That was the message of a candlelight vigil in Hagerstown on Monday night in recognition of World AIDS Day. Anthony Henson is only 17, and he has already lost his mother and 2-year-old brother to AIDS. Henson said his brother died in 1993 after contracting the disease from his mother, who died this year.
NEWS
November 27, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer A candlelight walk Monday at 6:30 p.m. on Pennsylvania Avenue will launch local observances of World AIDS Day. Candles for the 10-minute walk will be provided to participants at the Washington County Health Department as they journey to the adjacent campus of North Hagerstown High School. At North High, exhibitors from 17 different organizations will have information and displays pertaining to AIDS, testing, medical treatment, home health care, support groups and assisted living.
NEWS
November 25, 1997
Community briefs VAhosting exhibit for World AIDS Day MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center will sponsor a World AIDS Day exhibit Monday, Dec. 1 in the main lobby. This year's theme is "Give Children Hope in a World With AIDS. " Literature will be available. Part of the display will feature a quilt done by students at Tuscarora Elementary School in Martinsburg. For more information, call Joan Piemme at 1-304-263-0811, Ext. 3511.
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