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firstname.lastname@example.orgIn the year since the first Childhood Literacy Summit was held, there are more programs available in Washington County to boost children’s reading skills, and the numbers show they need the help. Across Maryland, 82 percent of kindergarten...
Thumbs up to all those who leaped into action Monday to help the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon. We expect and acknowledge heroics from first responders who regularly put their lives on the line for others, but were impressed by the actions...
email@example.comWashington County Board of education member Karen Harshman has questioned the practice of naming schools after individuals or families. One of her concerns, she said, was that over time, people no longer would remember who the person was, or why a...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe United Way of Washington County held its campaign finale Thursday morning, announcing that the agency’s 2012 fund drive raised $1.69 million. That is 97 percent of the United Way’s goal of $1.75 million, said Executive Director Melissa...
Editor’s note: United Way and the Community Foundation of Washington County are writing monthly columns in The Herald-Mail to keep the Strategic Community Impact Plan (SCIP) process in the forefront of the community’s conscience and to...
United Way of Washington County is requesting proposals for Round 2 Community Impact Funds for the 2013 Program year. Funding is available for programs designed to meet education, income, and health needs within Washington County. Any 501(C)3, health and...
email@example.comWith the Boy Scouts of America’s longtime membership policy burning under the heat of the national spotlight, the debate about whether or not to allow openly gay people to participate in the organization took the local stage Monday night. Close...
firstname.lastname@example.orgPublic school meals won’t be affected by the federal spending cuts known as sequestration, but several local agencies that depend on federal funding are awaiting word on how the gridlock between President Obama and Congress will affect local...
email@example.comOrganizers announced the cancellation of the Thunder Over the Blue Ridge air show Monday, citing the loss of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds’ performance as the reason for the decision. The air show was scheduled May 11-12 on the civilian side of...
VWC thanks restaurant for gift certificates To the editor: On Feb. 8, during the Washington County Arts Council’s Annual Art Educators Exhibit, Volunteer Washington County (VWC) held a reception to honor the winners of this year’s MLK Day of...
More than $26,000 was raised at the third annual Cycle United, a fundraising event for United Way of Washington County. The event, which was founded by Dave Ruff of Ruff Fitness Training Center, was held Feb. 9 at Robinwood Professional Center in...
firstname.lastname@example.orgMore than 1,000 children under school age in Washington County will receive one free book a month under the Imagination Library program started by country music singer Dolly Parton. Washington County Public Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox,...
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