Cascade, Maryland News (6/1/2023) – The much-anticipated grand opening of the Ritchie History Museum is set to take place on June 9th, 2023, marking a significant milestone in preserving the legacy of Fort Ritchie and honoring the contributions of World War II veterans. The museum, located in the heart of Cascade, aims to educate the public about the historical significance of the fort and its impact on the local community and the nation.
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Hagerstown’s Unsung Role in the Space Program
HAGERSTOWN, MD – While many local aviation enthusiasts are familiar with the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar, fewer know the importance of the aircraft and its contributions to the space program. The Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar is primarily thought of as a military transport aircraft, but it also made a significant contribution to the United States’ space program and the Corona spy satellite program. Manufactured in Hagerstown, Maryland, the C-119 played a critical role in the successful retrieval of the exposed film canisters dropped from the Corona satellites.
Maryland State Police Hosting State of Maryland Career Expo
Maryland News (6/1/2023) – The Maryland State Police, in partnership with other State of Maryland agencies, are hosting a Career Expo, set to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Maryland State Police Training Academy, located at 6852 4th Street in Sykesville, Maryland.
Hagerstown Man Arrested for Attempting to Sell Venomous Snake in Violation of Maryland Law
HAGERSTOWN, MD News (5/30/2023) In a recent incident, the Natural Resources Police in Washington County arrested a Hagerstown man for attempting to sell a venomous snake in direct violation of Maryland state law. The individual, identified as 36-year-old Joshua Lee Roberts, now faces legal consequences and a maximum fine of $1,000.
Good Sleep is Key to Heart Health
Sleep is crucial to your heart health and your overall health, said a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The study, published on Feb. 15, 2023, found that adults 45 and older who fall asleep at different times and don’t sleep a regular number of hours per night are at higher risk for hardening of the arteries and heart attack or stroke.
Washington County Veterans Memorial Garden hosts moving Joint Veterans Council event
HAGERSTOWN, MD News (5/30/2023) – Today the Washington County Veterans Memorial Garden at Marty Snook Park served as the solemn backdrop for a heartfelt Joint Veterans Council event. The gathering brought together approximately 35-40 individuals, including government officials, veterans’ organizations, and members of the community, all united in honoring the sacrifices of the county’s servicemen and women.
Marty Snook Pool Scheduled to Open May 27th, 2023
HAGERSTOWN, MD News (May 25, 2023) – Washington County Parks and Recreation announces Marty Snook Pool will open to the public starting Saturday, May 27, 2023. The pool will offer a wide range of amenities and exciting activities for visitors of all ages.
Washington County Preserves 241-Acre Farm
Hagerstown, MD News (5/26/2023) – The Washington County Department of Planning & Zoning is thrilled to announce the successful preservation of a 241-acre farm in Washington County, Maryland.
Smithsburg Memorial Day Ceremony Details
Smithsburg, MD News (5/26/2023) – On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, the Town of Smithsburg will be conducting its Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park beginning at 2:00 P.M.
Police Investigating Homicide at Jonathan Hager House
HAGERSTOWN, MD News (5/26/2023) – On 5/26/23 at about 5:50am, Officers of the Hagerstown Police Department responded to the Hagerstown City Park at the Jonathan Hager House for a report of a deceased person. A 37 year old female from Hagerstown was located inside a stone alcove beneath the porch of the house. She was pronounced deceased at the scene and the incident is being investigated as an apparent homicide.