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by John Schnebly | August 22, 2004
In a few short weeks, the summer of 2004 will be winding down. This being the case, it's not too early to talk about one of Washington County's important fall projects, the annual United Way campaign. United Way is a key player in supporting a core of 21 critical charities in our community. Some of its member agencies are organizations such as the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club, Food Resources and the Red Cross. This small sample of member agencies gives you a flavor for what United Way organizations do for the community.
By BRUCE HAMILTON | December 7, 1999
The Washington County Board of Education endorsed a plan Tuesday to build a 5,000-square-foot addition to serve as an auxiliary gymnasium at Hancock Middle/Senior High School. The School Board agreed to give $80,000 toward the project, which is expected to cost $450,000 with equipment included. The Washington County Commissioners are contributing and Hancock has raised money through private donations. Currently, one gym serves about 336 students in seven grade levels. It is used for boys' and girls' sports, including junior varsity and varsity wrestling and basketball, at all times of the day. Hancock is 15 miles west of Clear Spring and 25 miles from a YMCA, according to School Board Director of Facilities Management Dennis McGee.
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | October 30, 1999
Saturday night's clear 60-degree weather brought out a huge crowd to line the streets of downtown Hagerstown to watch the 75th Alsatia Mummers' Parade. "It's a perfect night for a parade. We think we'll have 150,000 people tonight," said Joseph Stouffer, chairman for the Alsatia Club's last Mummers' Parade of the 20th century. The 3 1/2-hour parade has been a Hagerstown tradition since 1921, canceled only for three years during World War II, Stouffer said. He said it is the largest nighttime parade east of the Mississippi.
April 29, 1999
By KATE COLEMAN / Staff Writer photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer They were friends at Hagerstown High School in the mid-1940s, and they are friends today. All have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversaries. Four couples - Dean and Madeline "Matt" McNamee, Raymond "Moe" and Betty Rinehart, Russ and Jean Hartle and Richard "Dick" and Betty Myers - are living proof of the power of friendship and long-lasting love. [cont. from lifestyle ]
October 8, 1997
With just a few more days remaining before the deadline in our annual Hagerstown's Favorite Sandwich Contest, I have a grand total of three entries, even though I've upped this year's prize to $20. It's not that tough to win. Just describe your favorite sandwich in 100 words or less and get that description to me by the close of business at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13. There are some rules: I'm the sole judge and will make my decision...
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.
by AL WUNDERLICH | January 2, 2007
I have only one New Year's resolution: Never make a New Year's resolution. Although I am fairly anti-New Year's resolution, I am very pro-resolution. I just don't understand why people wait for Jan. 1 to resolve to improve themselves. Also, often times those resolutions are soon forgotten. Take a common example of a New Year's resolution: "This year, I will get my body back in shape. " I remember I went to the YMCA one day soon after New Year's, and the entire place was packed with people.
April 2, 1999
Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line. Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call weekdays at 301-791-6236. Readers are welcome to leave their recorded message on any topic they choose, but some calls are screened out. Here are some of the calls we have received lately: "As a taxpayer and former veteran, I am not complaining about the wall at Marty Snook Park.
by BILL KOHLER | August 29, 2006
Dear world, Today is the day I share with you my most precious possession - my daughter. Today is her first official day of kindergarten and Daddy is a little shaky. Mommy seems to be handling it all OK, but she, too, is a little nervous about Madison's first real day of school. Oh, she's been away before. She went to preschool for the past year and a half and she's traveled with her mother to Florida, Wisconsin and Massachusetts. But this is something totally different.
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