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May 3, 2010
The Hagerstown YMCA will conduct a review of CPR/AED for lifeguards Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This is a requirement for lifeguards. For more information, call Teddy Newman at 301-739-3990, ext. 4222, or 304-279-9372.
By JOE CROCETTA/staff photographer | February 16, 2009
Black history forms future milestones
by ANDREW SCHOTZ | August 9, 2003
The Hagerstown YMCA has raised $600,000 out of its goal of $1 million for an expansion project, Executive Director Michael Flicek said Friday. The money will pay for a new youth and family gym and a teen activity center. Also, the current fitness facilities will be expanded. Flicek said none of the work will begin until all of the money is raised. The YMCA would like to reach its goal by the end of the year so plans can be drawn up for the work, he said. Contributions have come from three areas - individuals, companies and corporate foundations.
by DON AINES | September 24, 2004 CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - With less than a month before the dedication of its $1.5 million expansion and renovation project, Chambersburg YMCA Executive Director Dave Matthews said Thursday, "everyone is working real hard to get it done. " A ribbon-cutting and open house is scheduled for Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m., according to Carla Haller, the YMCA's membership services director. Several crews were working on the 1,500-square-foot addition to the building on McKinley Street, originally built in 1956.
By DAN DEARTH | April 7, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The City of Hagerstown will transfer the management of Claude M. Potterfield Pool to the YMCA. The City Council voted 5-0 during a special session Tuesday to enter into a contract that will allow the YMCA to run the pool for the 2009 season. Although the city's financial obligation is not listed specifically in the contract, the city likely will pay the YMCA between $12,000 and $15,000, said Lewie Thomas, recreation facilities manager for the City of Hagerstown.
September 20, 1997
By DAVE McMILLION Staff Writer The director of the YMCA in Hagerstown said he believes his staff acted in a "proper and professional manner" when 7-year-old Kari Trumpower was found in at least four feet of water at the pool on Sept. 11. YMCA executive director Michael Flicek initially would not comment on Trumpower's death Thursday, but he released a one-page statement Friday defending the Y's safety record. "We believe that our staff reacted to this emergency in a proper and professional manner and acted in an appropriate manner to save this child's life.
By DAN KAUFFMAN | June 17, 2000
Khayr, Webb lead HCC sweep in the men's, women's 5K What was supposed to be the 8th Annual Vince Tantillo Memorial YMCA 5K race turned into an Hagerstown Community College track reunion instead, as two former Hawks won the men's and women's races on a humid Saturday afternoon. Mo Khayr, who ran at HCC from 1995 to 1997 and earned three All-American honors before heading to Eastern Kentucky, took the lead late and claimed the men's race in 16 minutes, 9 seconds, beating last year's winner, Brian Ferrari, by seven seconds.
November 30, 1999
Gov. Robert Ehrlich's proposed 2007 capital budget includes $8.8 million for Hagerstown Community College and $400,000 for YMCA of Hagerstown. Read the full story in Tuesday's Herald-Mail newspapers.
By SCOTT BUTKI | December 14, 1999
The Hagerstown YMCA's executive director asked the Washington County Commissioners Tuesday for a $750,000 donation over three years for a planned $8.8 million building north of Hagerstown. The County Commissioners took no action on the request. Commissioners President Gregory I. Snook said the commissioners heard earlier in the morning about another community project, the proposed baseball stadium for the Hagerstown Suns. The commissioners voted 3-2 to fund the stadium by seeking General Assembly approval to increase the county's hotel-motel tax from 3 percent to 5 percent.
Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | September 5, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA Achievers will host its annual program kickoff/open house Sunday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the YMCA's multipurpose room. The program's goal is to encourage educational and career goals for students in grades six to 12. Registration is available at the YMCA front desk, or students can register at the event.  The program costs $50 for YMCA members and $75 for nonmembers. Financial scholarships are available for those who qualify. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
May 19, 2013
Meritus Health Meritus Healthcare Foundation recently welcomed two new managers: • Donor Relations Manager Allison Anderson is working with internal audiences including board members, physicians, planned giving and programs for Meritus Health's employee giving campaign, the Lifesaver Giving Club. She received her Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University. She worked at the Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg, Md., where she served as development manager. There, she designed individual and corporate giving programs, secured grant support and implemented social media strategies.
May 1, 2013
The Waynesboro Area YMCA's second annual Choose to Lose weight-loss competition concluded recently with 34 having weighed out, losing a combined 492.9 pounds. The winning team was Steve and Shae Marvich, who lost a combined 12.7 percent body weight. For winning, they'll each receive one-year YMCA memberships and a $100 cash prize, according to a news release from the YMCA. The team of Karen Shaffer and Michelle Zeigler took second place, losing a combined 12 percent body weight.
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | | April 13, 2013
Twice a month, a group of 29 minority students in grades six through 12 meets at the Hagerstown YMCA for support and encouragement to achieve education and career goals. Through interest-related cluster groups, featured speakers and field trips, the young people learn to make “wise decisions,” Deborah Phillips said. Phillips, Achiever program director for the Hagerstown YMCA, said last year, all four of the program's graduating seniors went on to college. “We track our students and keep in touch with their families,” she said.
March 28, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA's Achievers Banquet will be Saturday, April 13, starting at 6 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel's Hager Hall on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. This year's theme is “Be, Believe, Become.” The guest speaker will be Michael Markoe, associate superintendent for educational improvement and innovation for Washington County Public Schools.  Markoe leads system-wide initiatives that prepare schools and students to achieve maximum success in the 21st century. In addition, the following Adult Achievers will be honored: Octavia Harris, director of human services at Volvo Truck Operations  in Hagerstown and Brenda Thiam, autism specialist with Washington County Public Schools.
March 16, 2013
Hagerstown YMCA swimmers competed at the YMCA 8U championship meet at Towson University on March 3. Swimmers who scored points for Hagerstown include: Jackson Hoang: 8U Boys 100 IM (7th, 1:49.62); 7 Boys 25 Freestyle (6th, 19.06); 7 Boys 25 Butterfly (2nd, 21.42). Ana Mooney: 8 Girls 25 Breaststroke (16th, 26.45). Rachael Mullins: 8 Girls 25 Butterfly (7th, 20.12). Charity Parrott: 8 Girls 25 Backstroke (12th, 21.91). Neilson Parrott: 6U Boys 25 Freestyle (6th, 20.88)
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | | February 23, 2013
Judy Greenwald was hoping that what awakened her in the night was not just a dream, but a premonition. Her car was totaled last week in an accident. The Greenwalds had been planning to attend the Hagerstown YMCA 2013 Fundraiser “Toasting the Twenties” at which the grand prize was 2013 Volkswagen Passat or $20,000. “I woke up Thursday during the night and I told my husband, 'I'm gonna win the car,'” Greenwald said. She and her husband were among the 350 people who waited with anticipation throughout Saturday evening at Hager Hall Conference & Event Center as attendees' tickets were pulled from the running one by one to eventually reveal the winner.
Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown | February 18, 2013
The Hagerstown YMCA's gala fundraiser, “A Toast to the Twenties,” will be Saturday at Hager Hall Conference and Event Center on Dual Highway in Hagerstown. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m. Tickets cost $295 per couple and include cocktail hour, dinner for two, dancing and a chance at winning the grand prize, a 2013 Volkswagen Passat or $20,000 cash prize.  Other prizes from local establishments will be given away throughout the evening.
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