September 30, 2012
Kaden Anders has a crush on Justin Bieber. A big crush. She thinks "his music is the best," loves to watch him dance and, if dreams come true, hopes to one day meet him face to face. "If I do," the 7-year-old said, "I'll tell him I love him. " Kaden is no different than millions of young girls around the world who will blush at the mere mention of the heart-throbbing, chart-topping singer's name. But Kaden's love of Bieber "is probably the most typical thing about her," said her mother, Sarah Anders.
January 22, 2007
Brian Jensen, director of the area Young Life Program, addressed the Hagerstown Kiwanis Club recently. Jensen, who noted the Kiwanis emphasis on "Serving the Children of the World," gave some "frightening" statistics, according to a press release from the club. Jensen said that every day in America, one person younger than 25 dies from HIV infection; five individuals younger than 20 commit suicide; nine youths younger than 20 are homicide victims; 367 children are arrested for drug abuse; 1,329 babies are born to teen mothers; 2,861 high school students drop out; 4,248 children are arrested, 180 for violent crimes.
March 6, 2007
BOONSBORO - Wyldlife, a club for middle school youngsters, will be at the gym at Benevola United Methodist Church on Friday, March 23, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. A branch of Young Life International, Wyldlife is a nonprofit organization designed to make a positive impact on the lives of young people. Young Life reaches out to high school students and Wyldlife is geared toward middle school students. All middle schoolers in grades six through eight are invited to join Wyldlife for a free evening of music, entertainment, extreme games, and other activities.
February 24, 2000
Armory to host circus Royal Palace Circus will perform at National Guard Armory on Roxbury Road in Hagerstown Friday, March 3, at 5:30 and 7:45 p.m. The show features animals, trapeze artists, handbalancers, clowns and alligators. Before the show, children can meet clowns, have their faces painted or try the moonwalk, games, pony rides and cotton candy. In this year's lineup, Alex Gomez of Argentina "wrestles" alligators by placing his hands and even his face inside the 6-foot reptile's snapping jaws.
May 23, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Twenty-five years ago, soccer was a sport trying to get a foothold in the United States. That didn't stop Rich Daughtridge from setting up a soccer goal in his Hagerstown backyard, where, as a youngster, he practiced the game's fundamentals every day. While his friends were playing other sports, Daughtridge wanted to play soccer. "I don't think I was ever ridiculed," he recalled. "But even if I was, I didn't care. I loved soccer. " Daughtridge was back on the field Saturday, joined by hundreds of other players who participated in the first Rich Daughtridge/Young Life 4v4 Soccer Tournament at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown.
November 18, 2012
W. Brad Distad of Yuba City, Calif., received the alumni community service award from McDaniel College. He earned a bachelor's degree from McDaniel in 2004. Presented annually during McDaniel's homecoming, the award is given to a graduate who has performed outstanding voluntary service to his or her community beyond normal business or professional obligations. Distad received a bachelor's degree in geography with a minor in architecture from the University of Maryland, College Park, before enrolling at McDaniel, where he graduated with a second bachelor's degree in theatre.
June 14, 2004
The dog will be missed To the editor: On Monday, May 24, Lucille, a 13-year-old golden retriever died. There would seem to be nothing remarkable about this event except for the amazing response of the neighbors on this street. Lucille was an acquaintance of ours. We saw her every day as my daughter and I waited for the Head Start bus. I used Lucille to teach my daughter to respect dogs inside fences and to respect other people's property. When Lucille died, it did not take long for the neighbors to pull together.
November 2, 2005
SMITHSBURG - The community is rallying around a Smithsburg High School teacher as he copes with the diagnosis of kidney cancer in his 4-year-old son, Asher. Aaron Hopkins, the art teacher and Young Life leader at the school, has been commuting to the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore as a result of his son's illness. A drive has been launched to help the family by collecting cash, gas cards, MasterCard debit cards, gift certificates to restaurants, grocery stores or Toys R Us. Contributions may be sent to Robin Daughtridge at Smithsburg High School, 66 N. Main St., Smithsburg, MD 21783.
February 7, 2007
Morgan Keplinger Williamsport Indoor Track Sophomore What do you like best about your sport? "The level of competition. " Your greatest accomplishment in your sport? "Winning states last year in outdoor track. " Toughest individual opponent you have faced? Shannon Fowkes Toughest team you have faced? Boonsboro Other sports? Outdoor Track, Soccer Other activities in school you are involved in? Young Life Pregame rituals?