| May 22, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Grant would pay for $800,000 in ADA improvements
Washington County is planning to bring its administration building on West Washington Street in Hagerstown into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act regulations.
The county Board of...
| May 25, 2013
| 4:00 AM
With Memorial Day approaching, Anna and James M. Harnish of Fairview this week decorated their son’s grave at St. Paul’s Church Cemetery near Clear Spring.
The couple placed flowers, a cross and a pinwheel in memory of their son, James L....
| May 24, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Sharpsburg Elementary School fifth-grader Kahlin Stydinger said placing American flags on the graves at Antietam National Cemetery was a way to reward the Civil War soldiers buried there because of what they fought for.
“That’s the only...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 2:11 PM
On the surface, Jennifer Poffenberger's life seems fairly normal.
She has been married for 22 years, is the mother of two teenage boys and has a full-time job.
Like other parents, she's involved in her children's activities and finds time to volunteer...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 3:23 PM
A boom bellowed and black smoke poured from the barrel’s mouth, but the caliber of sound the cannon made was only narrowly louder than the subsequent shrieks and gasps from the 12-and-younger crowd on Saturday at Antietam National Battlefield....
| Apr 29, 2013
Battlefield superintendent thanks volunteers
To the editor:
On Saturday, April 6, Antietam National Battlefield participated in both the Civil War Preservation Trust’s Park Day and the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s Potomac Watershed Cleanup....
| Apr 7, 2013
| 1:39 PM
The Key Club at Heritage Academy was awarded the Best New Club Award at the Capital Key Club District Leadership Conference March 8 to 10 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor.
The club, which has 24 members, was formed last year under the sponsorship of the...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:51 PM
A Sharpsburg man planting trees at his Powell Road home Thursday unearthed a live Civil War-era shell that authorities later disposed of by setting it off at a neighboring farm.
“When I saw it I knew what it was,” J.D. Taylor Jr. said....
| Mar 24, 2013
Frederick, Seibert and Associates Inc.
Doug Hutzell, of Frederick, Seibert and Associates Inc. in Hagerstown, recently was named a Hero of Conservation by Field & Stream magazine.
The award is for those who spend their time working to create, improve or...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Antietam National Battlefield will host Junior Ranger Day Saturday, April 20, at the battlefield, off Md. 65, Sharpsburg.
Those ages 12 and younger will be able to participate in special programs, interact with volunteers portraying Civil War soldiers,...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 3:22 PM
TriState Astronomers will have telescopes set up near the visitors center at Antietam National Battlefield Friday and Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. for the public to observe the wonders of the spring night sky.
Attendees can visit any time throughout the...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 10:58 AM
The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will sponsor a birding trip in the Snavely Ford section of the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, on Saturday, April 13. The trip will begin at 8 a.m. and last about three hours.
It is free and open to...