December 10, 2010
Who's losing faith in the direction of the Catholic Church? To the editor: I was surprised and alarmed to read the column that appeared in the Dec. 1 Herald-Mail titled "Losing faith in direction of the Catholic Church," written by Bonnie Erbe. Erbe unfairly and erroneously attacked a broad spectrum of issues concerning the Catholic Church. Her statement that more educated parishioners have left the church is totally false. That the church has receded as a religious and cultural force is also false.
March 26, 1998
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: "This is for the person that called in about the billiards parlor in Halfway. I think you need to take a hard look and realize that Halfway really needs something to do because there's a lot of kids out there that have nothing to do and getting in trouble.
August 10, 2007
While pursuing other careers, both Robin Graves and Jeff Casto realized their lives needed a change in direction which led them to join the ministry staff of The Good Shepherd Ministries. Graves grew up in Hagerstown and graduated with a bachelor of education degree from Frostburg University. She went into teaching, most recently in Santo Tomas, El Salvador, where she taught English in a school affiliated with a church home for orphans. "But it seems God was leading me in a different direction," said Graves, who had also spent time as a department manager at a bank in Kalamazoo, Mich.
October 10, 2008
DEAR DR. FOURNIER: Someone asked for advice to give a young person leaving the nest. It can be found in Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Act I, Scene iii. Lord Polonius' son, Laertes is going to France, but this applies even for a move across town: Yet here, Laertes! aboard, aboard, for shame! The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail, And you are stay'd for. There; my blessing with thee! And these few precepts in thy memory See thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue, Nor any unproportioned thought his act. Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
May 20, 2012
Name of business: A&T Athletic Training Owners: Tony Allen and John Custer Address: 120 Commerce Circle, Kearneysville, W.Va. Opening date: March 1, 2012 Products and services: Health and fitness, personal training, small-group training and team training. The business also is working contracts with The Woods in Hedgesville, W.Va., for personal training and fitness classes, and a personal-training contract with Total Fitness in Inwood, W.Va.
March 23, 2009
Diane Hamilton recently took a group of children and young adults from the Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery Inc. to the Blacks In Wax Museum in Baltimore. The trip was sponsored by the Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Krumpe's Donuts, Canteen Food Service, board members and friends of the art gallery.
July 8, 2011
Youth M.O.V.E. Washington County is hosting a picnic for young adults ages 16 to 25, who are supported in the child serving systems such as mental health, special education, child welfare and juvenile services. The picnic will be at 3 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Hagerstown City Park. To register, call Kathleen at 240-313-2086 or text 240-818-3537.
November 30, 2007
EurAupair, a nonprofit intercultural childcare program, is seeking local volunteers to administer the program in Hagerstown. Au pairs come from France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Finland, Estonia, South Africa, Japan, and Australia with local program support. Local volunteers interview potential host families, plan orientations for host families and au pairs, meet with au pairs once a month, organize cultural events and provide support for participants throughout the program year.
December 13, 2003
Federal education officials are warning college students to watch out for identity theft amid concern that it could land young adults in huge debt. Education Department leaders today unveiled a Web site, www.ed.gov/misused, that offers advice on how to prevent identity theft - the stealing of personal information - and how to respond to it. The department has created several ways for people to report trouble, including a hot line, 1-800-MIS-USED, and an e-mail address, oig.hotline@ed.
October 7, 1999
Hagerstown reader Lori Schiano called us in the midst of a laundry crisis. With an infant at home, she has plenty of stains to treat. The Spray 'n Wash stick she was using worked well. Then she switched to Clorox 2 Bleach-Free and the stains from the baby's clothes transferred to those of the young adults and adults in her home. [cont. from lifestyle ] Jim Campbell, vice president of sales for Mary Ellen Home Care Products in Minneapolis, has two suggestions: Mix Borax with enough water to make a pasty consistency.