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January 23, 2009
Coming Saturday Hip hop on tap: A Gateway Ministries group sponsors a hip hop music program designed to give young people an alternative musical experience.
By MARIE GILBERT | | February 20, 2012
It was a single flip on her parents' mattress that determined her future. Never mind that she was 3 years old. The talent already was there. But Dominique Dawes had no way of knowing at such a tender age that she would one day vault into the spotlight as an elite gymnast. "I was just a child who liked to tumble and roll around," she said. Dawes said her mother remembers that first flip on the bed - a move by the toddler that was self-taught. "I was an active kid," she said.
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | | April 21, 2012
For young people to succeed, they need to know the possibilities. That is the idea that drove Deborah Addo Samuels, chief operating officer at Meritus Medical Center, to become active in the Hagerstown YMCA's Achievers program. “If only think you can only do a or b, that's what you are programmed to do,” Samuels said. “But if you think you can do a through z, then that really motivates you.” Adults and young people gathered Saturday night to celebrate a commitment to exploring and achieving goals at the Hagerstown YMCA Achievers Scholarship Banquet at Bridge of Life.
February 22, 2009
Hagerstown businessman Jonathan Burrs kicked off the Skate Don't Smoke program Feb. 7 at Turner's Skate Palace on Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown. The free, late-night skate is a program funded by the Washington County Health Department's Cigarette Restitution Fund program. Burrs asked the county to fund the program to give young people and their families an alternative activity that would be free from exposure to second-hand smoke. The event was opened by guest speaker Andy Smith, who also provided tobacco health education exhibits and held several tobacco education sessions that went on during the two-hour event.
March 17, 2008
Last week's question: Is the plan to have a new Washington County Senior Center share space with Girls Inc. a good idea or is there a better site to be considered? Poll results · I don't care. - 10 votes (71 percent) · I'd rather make a comment. - four votes (29 percent) One comment: "I think this is a great idea! Especially with Student Service Learning hours still being a graduation requirement, giving these young people an opportunity to volunteer at the senior center - seeing as how they're there anyway - is great.
July 12, 2003
The Hagerstown Area Police Athletic League is looking for young people to participate in a football camp. Registration will be held at Fairgrounds Park on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The camp will run July 21-25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Police Athletic League has asked that anyone interested call 301-797-2085 for more information.
October 29, 2012
What are the biggest challenges to agriculture today? I get asked that question a lot and I find that while the orders of the answer change, the primary answers don't. When I say the order, I mean the order of importance. For instance, a few years ago when the building boom was in full swing, urban sprawl would have been much higher on the list in the Mid-Atlantic region than it is today. That is not to say the urban sprawl is still not a concern. At last glance, they aren't making any more land, and for some reason, prime farm land is also prime development land.
By MADGE MILES / 301-791-7647 | July 16, 2008
Youth club to expand, change its name The No Smoking Youth Club will change its name to the Neighborhood Youth Club and expand the services offered by Brothers United Who Dare To Care for young people and their families. The club had a successful program year and concluded it with the distribution of a tobacco education book. The new club will be designed to empower young people through life skills activities and events to help them become successful members of the community.
June 24, 2003
Brian Robinson has a dream for the Jonathan Street neighborhood that includes a mentoring program for young people and restoration of some of the historic properties there. Perhaps the Hagerstown city government can find a way to help him make these dreams a reality. At the African-American Heritage Program this past Saturday at Wheaton Park, Robinson talked about what he hopes to accomplish. With the help of the children, he said, the neighborhood that's the spiritual heart of Hagerstown's black community can be preserved and improved.
October 31, 2007
A mix and mingle for agencies serving youth will be held Thursday at the Hagerstown YMCA multipurpose room from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Washington County 4-H Youth Development, the program will be devoted to issues in serving youth and how agencies can best work together for the young people in the area. For information, contact Beth Bubacz, extension educator for 4-H Youth Development, at 301-791-1404 or .
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