May 10, 2006
A Boonsboro Middle School seventh-grader and South Hagerstown High School freshman were honored as Youths of the Month at Tuesday's Washington County Commissioners meeting. Sarah Hull, the daughter of Matthew and Sarah Hull, has been on the honor roll in sixth- and seventh-grades at Boonsboro Middle School. A Girl Scout, Sarah participates in her church youth group and digital photo club at her school. She has received the Citizenship Award, Success through Academic Recognition.
November 3, 2004
Church youth group plans breakfast The youth group of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 11 a.m. The cost is $5 for those 12 and older, $2.50 for ages 5-11, and free for children 4 and younger. In addition to pancakes, the breakfast will include sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and milk. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the youth mission projects. Mount Nebo is at 134 S. Main St. For more information, contact Rob & Toni Wetzel at 301-432-5763.
September 11, 2005
While Christmas is months away, the youth group at the Charles Town (W.Va.) Church of Christ is already working hard to make the holidays happier in several areas of the world. They are busily preparing Magi boxes for needy children in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and collecting bandages and toothbrushes for a hospital and orphanage in Malawi. The Magi boxes are filled with toys, school supplies, candies and clothing. The youth financially sponsor and write to a boy in Nigeria and a girl in the Dominican Republic through a Christian relief fund.
May 1, 2006
CLEAR SPRING A 16-year-old Clear Spring boy who died in a car accident Friday night dreamed of joining the Marine Corps, according to his pastor. "He loved his country, and he wanted to serve our government," the Rev. Robert Stone said Sunday. William "Danny" Bynaker, 16, a junior at Clear Spring High School, died from injuries sustained in an accident on U.S. 40 west of Ashton Road. He was well-liked and generous with hugs, two members of Blairs Valley First Church of God said Sunday.
November 19, 2006
First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, a four-part video series, Fundamentalism and Violence, will conclude Monday at 7 p.m. Participants will view the videos presented by Karen Armstrong, Susannah Heschel, the Rev. Jim Wallis and Imam Feisal Abdul Raul and then break into small discussion groups. Led by Phil Poffenberger, retired school guidance counselor, the programs will conclude with refreshments. Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, the youth group will host a pancake breakfast today from 7 to 11 a.m. Tickets for adults cost $6, for children 5 to 11 years old, $3, and for children 4 and younger free.
December 22, 2000
Time capsule copped By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer A time capsule buried in 1976 at Hagerstown's City Park was opened earlier than expected, but not by members of the youth group that placed it there. Thieves used two metal bars to pry open a rock enclosure containing the capsule near the entrance to Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. The time capsule was placed at the park by a Community Action Council youth group who planned for it to be opened after 50 years.
February 19, 2013
Boonsboro cook Marilyn Hembrock has years of experience in making chocolate candies, dating back to before her husband's tour as an Army chaplain in Germany in the 1970s. Hembrock said German chocolates are different from American chocolates. "They have (candy bars) like Toblerone, and they have lots of molded chocolates," she said. "They had molded rabbits and they also had molded pigs, which were for one of their celebrations. Different candies for different celebrations. " This month, Hembrock shared her chocolate-making experience with the youth group at Trinity Lutheran Church in Smithsburg.
August 24, 2007
Fourteen youths poured out their sweat and energy earlier this month, working in the more than 90-degree weather to help with construction of a Habitat for Humanity house in Hagerstown. This is the third year in a row that St. John the Baptist Church of Silver Spring, Md., has brought its youth group to Washington County to participate in a Habitat house. Led by Youth Pastor Denis Guma, the group brings its enthusiasm and desire to help others, doing jobs such as shoveling gravel with a smile.
October 25, 2005
Movies opening this week "The Legend of Zorro" (PG) - Antonio Banderas dons the mask of Zorro again, with Catherine Zeta-Jones as his sword-fighting wife Elena. Set several years after the previous adventure, he and Elena are now the parents of a 10-year-old son. He soon runs headlong into a crisis that threatens his life and the safety of his family. Rufus Sewell, Nick Chinlund and Julio Oscar Mechoso also star. "The Weather Man" (R) - Popular Chicago weatherman, Dave Spirtz, has a shot at the big time when a national morning television show calls him for an audition.