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.
November 23, 2012
Hagerstown native Fred Jones, 82, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson, Md., surrounded by his wife and children. Mr. Jones grew up on Guilford Avenue and graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1948. He was a 1956 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and a member of Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and later the Army Reserves. He was born and raised in Hagerstown, and married Sola Jean Rogers of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., in 1965.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
December 14, 2007
Hagerstown Kiwanis Club and other Kiwanis Clubs across the country are collecting playable or repairable musical instruments to deliver to young people in the New Orleans area. Local pick-up of instruments can be arranged by contact Hagerstown Kiwanians, Fred Nugent at 301-739-9325 or e-mail email@example.com ; or Kevin Collins at 301-733-2371, ext. 100, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Money donations to help off-set the cost of this project is also appreciated.
October 26, 2003
email@example.com District Justice Larry Pentz said Friday that not a week goes by in his Waynesboro office that he doesn't deal with a heroin-related incident. "It saddens me," he said. Pentz was one of more than a dozen Franklin County government and social service agency officials at a press conference in the Waynesboro Area School District office to announce a $435,000 state grant aimed at reducing drug and alcohol abuse among young people in Waynesboro.
February 19, 1997
By GUY FLETCHER Staff Writer ANNAPOLIS - A proposal aimed at increasing the number of trained trades workers in Maryland is drawing attention both for its goals and for a taxpayer price tag of more than $500,000. Under the proposed legislation, the state would pay for potential plumbers, electricians and other crafts people to go through on-the-job apprenticeship training. Contractors told the House Economic Matters Committee Tuesday that the legislation is needed because too few young people are choosing careers in the trades.