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By DANA BROWN | July 21, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Eleven-year-old Quinn Wandalowski learned how to hand-craft a basket and learned something about herself in the process. "I'm sort of actually surprising myself I can do this," Wandalowski said as she held up her handiwork. Wandalowski was one of nine young people trying their hand at basketry during the Renfrew Institute's Heritage Crafts Workshop on Wednesday in Waynesboro. Instructor and professional basket maker Sue Matson led students through the four-hour-long workshop teaching them to gently weave water-softened reeds into a functional, Williamsburg-style basket they could take home.
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By DANA BROWN | July 2, 2010
Editor's note: Starting today and continuing the next three Fridays, The Herald-Mail will run a special column of news, features and upcoming events for Greencastle's Old Home Week, which runs July 31 through Aug. 7. Please forward any story ideas to reporter Dana Brown at dana.brown@herald-mail.com . GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- The lineup of events for Greencastle's Old Home Week keeps getting longer. A 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is the most recently added event. The tournament will take place -- in conjunction with the Fun Fair -- on Aug. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the basketball courts at Jerome R. King Playground.
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By MARIE GILBERT | May 22, 2010
WILLIAMSPORT -- Julianne Baker didn't eat Friday night. She didn't sit in front of a computer or go to the movies with her friends. Instead, she slept in a cardboard box. It was a far cry from the 13-year-old's warm, comfortable bedroom. And that was precisely the point. About 20 teenagers got a taste of hunger and homelessness Friday and Saturday by participating in a 30-hour famine. In addition to going without food, the group spent the night curled up in boxes set up near the Springfield Farm barn at Byron Memorial Park.
NEWS
November 25, 2009
Reader's letter should ring true to most voters To the editor: If you are concerned with the actions of our elected political leaders please read "Health care bill is a problem of cause and effect" by Raymond Bielicki on The Herald-Mail Opinion page on Nov. 13 (letter to the editor, page A4). This letter is a brief, concise statement that should ring true to most rational voters. I would only add that our leaders' actions are not misguided, but are only directed to enhance the pursuit of personal and party wealth and power.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | October 9, 2009
GREENCASTLE, PA. -- The Borough of Greencastle will not send volunteers door-to-door in town with information about H1N1, or the swine flu virus, as it originally planned. Emergency Management Coordinator Ben Thomas Jr. said he decided against his plan to take information around to residents because daylight is rapidly fading. He said he plans instead to have the information available around town. "I am canceling the door-to-door campaign for H1N1 handout distribution due to the fall season's arrival and lack of daylight for the safety of the young people who would be volunteering," he said.
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By ARNOLD PLATOU | August 22, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Overrun this summer by youths from low-income families seeking jobs, a Hagerstown-based agency is trying to squeeze out enough dollars to do more. The Western Maryland Consortium, which was granted federal economic stimulus money to help youths, hired 144 of them in Washington County for seven weeks this summer. Now, it's focusing on about 30 of the young people who had no school, training or job plans for this fall, but are willing to try, said Peter P. Thomas, the consortium's executive director.
NEWS
August 13, 2009
HANCOCK - Widmeyer Park was the scene of Hancock's annual National Night Out Against Crime event on Aug. 4. The 10th annual National Night Out included a free swim at the pool, free food prepared by Hancock Lions Club members and lots of local community organizations with information, handouts and demonstrations. Face painting was, as always, popular with the young people. Spearheading the event were the Hancock Police Department and the Interfaith Service Coalition. There was also music, patriotism and prayer for the National Night Out. Attendance was estimated at 750.
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By DAN DEARTH | August 2, 2009
HANCOCK -- Stephen Weatherholt is spending much of his summer working with young people. When Weatherholt, a 21-year-old Frostburg State University junior, isn't working as a mentor for after school-programs for Frostburg's youth, he's directing the Hancock Youth Camp -- a summer job he hopes will help prime him for a career as a health and physical education teacher. "I thought it would be a good fit," said Weatherholt, a 2006 Hancock High School graduate. "It's so much fun getting paid and to hang out with the kids all day. " Weatherholt said he started working at the camp as a youth counselor last year.
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By MARIE GILBERT | June 13, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Her earlobes sparkle with small pearl studs, a gold chain hangs around her neck and her hair is pulled into a ponytail beneath a baseball cap. But there is one unexpected accessory in this teenager's right hand -- a muzzleloading firearm. Shelby Stevens, 16, of Westminster, Md., was one of 77 young people from across Maryland who gathered Saturday at the Potomac Fish and Game Club near Williamsport to test their hunting skills during the annual Maryland Youth Hunter Education Challenge.
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