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2014-02-20 23:00:36

Runners and walkers can register online at raceit.com. Hagerstown, MD (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Will the luck of the Irish carry you to the finish during the Saint Patrick’s Day Run for Your Luck 5k? Open to runners and walkers of all ages, the annual event sponsored by the Washington County Recreation Department, City of Hagerstown and the Washington County Community Free Clinic will take place Saturday, March 15, 2014, beginning at 8:30 a.m. For highlights from last year’s race,...

2012-09-17 02:23:53

Marking the 150(th) Anniversary of Antietam, The Maryland Historical Society presents special lectures, living-history performances, and the launch of a new book on Maryland's Civil War photographs BALTIMORE, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Antietam, Sharpsburg, whatever you want to call it - September 17, 1862 was one of the worst days in American history," says Burton Kummerow, President of the Maryland Historical Society. During the Battle of Antietam, "tens of thousands...

2012-09-16 18:20:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17: BATTLE OF ANTIETAM 150TH Profile America -- Monday, September 17th. When dark days in U.S. history are remembered, they usually include Pearl Harbor and the September 11 terrorist attacks, which killed about 2,400 and 3,000 people, respectively. But the single bloodiest day...

2012-09-11 06:24:38

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show will make a special appearance at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland, Sept. 14-17 as it joins with Virginia's Civil War 150 HistoryMobile as part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to tour both traveling exhibits to explore the Civil War's impact on two states, one north and one south of...

2012-08-16 23:01:55

Event kicks off an impressive series of fall activities taking place during the 150th Commemoration of the American Civil War´s 1862 Maryland Campaign. Frederick, Maryland (PRWEB) August 17, 2012 On September 4, 2012 the world premiere of the documentary film "Maryland´s Heart of the Civil War" debuts during “Frederick Occupied: Civil War Comes to Maryland,” a special event at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland. This kicks off an impressive series...

2011-10-24 18:22:00

FREDERICK, Md., Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Antietam Technologies LLC. announced that Antietam has been awarded a subcontract as part of ASM Research's Veterans Affairs Transformation 21 Total Technology (T4) winning team. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111024/CG92350) Antietam Technologies LLC. will provide information assurance and cyber security related professional services in support of this contract. "Antietam Technologies is proud to be teamed with ASM...

2011-09-14 08:08:00

WILLIAMSPORT, Md., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced today that more than a dozen area contractors have started work to transform the building housing its Potomac Edison subsidiary's regional headquarters into a modern facility featuring newly installed operational systems and energy-efficient technology. The company's former Williamsport Service Center and central distribution center on Bower Avenue is undergoing a $3 million renovation project...

2011-05-16 17:21:00

CLEVELAND, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Later this week, Cleveland students will travel to the showroom of HGR Industrial Surplus (www.hgrinc.com) to investigate industrial machinery as a part of a science project to build catapults. Teams of students from Robert Jameson Elementary will scour the showroom looking at how the machines were made and how the machines make things hoping to find clues to help them build a catapult. In addition, they will select parts and pieces of the machinery...

2010-06-29 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded $125 million in grants to 41 community colleges and organizations. This round is the fifth and final of Community-Based Job Training Grant awards. Awardees were chosen from among 323 applications received in response to a competition first announced on March 15. Of the full amount, nearly $74 million is dedicated to applicants that have never received a Community-Based Job Training Grant. "The $125...

2008-09-19 00:00:22

By Andy Rosen Hagerstown Regional Airport is adding flights to Orlando, Fla., giving the airport a vacation-oriented service that officials say they have coveted since before commercial service ended there altogether nearly a year ago. Allegiant Travel Co., based in Las Vegas, announced Wednesday that it will begin twice-weekly flights from the Washington County- owned airport to Orlando on Nov. 14. Though Airport Director Carolyn Motz said she is still seeking a commuter flight like...