Washington County Senior Stars fall to Frederick County in Roundball Classic

Local Sports News 3/26/2023 – The Frederick County Senior Stars finished the game strong to win the 2023 Roundball Classic’s South Mountain Showdown, 90-86, over the Washington County Senior Stars.

St. Maria Goretti senior Tristan Cook led the Washington County squad with 23 points, South Hagerstown’s Sayvion Mobley had 10 points and eight rebounds and Boonsboro’s Gavin Blair and Eb Manhiya had eight points each.

Goretti’s Jarvis Wright and Williamsport’s Manny Acquah added six points each. Acquah also added six rebounds in the loss.

C&O Canal Towpath Reopens After Rehabilitation Project

WILLIAMSPORT, MD News (3/22/2023) – After several months of hard work, the C&O Canal towpath between McMahon’s Mill (mile 88) and Lock 42 (mile 89) has finally been reopened. The contractor responsible for the rehabilitation project has been busy stabilizing the towpath, replacing drainage culverts, and repairing the historic stone retaining walls that had suffered damage due to river flooding and overgrowth.

Maryland Businesses Receiving Fake “2023 Certificate of Good Standing Request Form” Letter

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General has received information that businesses in Maryland have been receiving a letter entitled “2023 Certificate of Good Standing Request Form” that requests a fee in exchange for a letter of good standing with an “official seal of the Secretary of State.” This letter is a SCAM. This same scam letter was circulated in 2019 and 2020.

Urbana Man Dies After Being Accidentally Backed Over by Car

FREDERICK, MD News (3/17/2023) – A tragic incident occurred on March 16, 2023, near the 4200 block of Araby Church Road in Urbana, Maryland, where a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe backed over a man in his driveway. The man, whose name is being withheld at the request of his family, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene by Frederick County Fire & Rescue.

Big News For School Lunches

Popular food manufacturing brand Kraft Heinz is going back to school, offering a popular item to school cafeterias. Most parents are probably familiar with the popular Lunchables product line, a historically kid-friendly and convenient way to pack a lunch. Now, Lunchables will be offered to students from the school cafeteria- with a caveat.

MARC Brunswick Line Study – Conversation shifts to tourism, bus service, and opposition to B&O Line

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (3/10/2023) – The first virtual meeting regarding the MARC Brunswick line study shifted the conversation away from commuting and more towards tourism, with the possibilities of trains travelling on weekends or in reverse of traditional commuting patterns. A strong opposition was also voiced against the B&O rail option, during the meeting and through follow-up emails to elected representatives.

Local Salon Plans “Soup-er” Event to Benefit Area’s Hungry

SMITHSBURG, MD News (3/10/2023) – Recently, federal food assistance programs decreased recipients’ benefit amounts to pre-pandemic amounts. For years, recipients had been receiving an extra amount to help families have access to nutritious food during the Covid-19 pandemic. Beginning in March 2023, many households received hundreds of dollars less than their previous allotment of SNAP benefits, and unfortunately, this comes at a time when inflation and other factors have sent grocery prices ever climbing. More and more families are turning to food banks and other community outreach programs to make sure that their families have food. The good news is, members of our community, like The Artist’s Pallette Hair Salon and Gallery are stepping up to help!