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Return to Retail: Part Three – The New Normal

This holiday season, retailers are committed to serving the customer, despite inventory hardships. By Angela Niessner

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Return to Retail: Part Two – Re-engagment

A few months after heavy COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, area retailers are back to work and it’s “Full steam ahead!” By Angela Niessner and photos by Turner Photography Studio

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Blueberry Dreams

Frog Eye Farm is the place to go to pick-your-own delicious blueberries. By Karen Gardner Deep in the heart of Pleasant Valley is a blueberry farm, where you can pick blueberries surrounded by a slice of rural paradise. Sandwiched between Elk Ridge and South Mountain, Frog Eye Farm offers pick-your-own (PYO) blue-berries throughout blueberry growing season.

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Hot List 2021 Winners

The Hottest Restaurants, Businesses and Professionals! Whatever you’re looking for in and around Washington County, we have the scoop on where to find it. We asked the experts. You voted, HM readers, and we listened. Dining Asian Restaurant House of Kobe Hong Kong Chinese Pho Viet Thai

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"How Do You Like Them Apples?"

Antietam Blush Apple – Maryland Grown By Karen Gardner and photos by Turner Photography Studio  Fall in Maryland means visits to apple orchards and pumpkin patches. But getting those apple trees to produce just the right apple at the right time can be tricky. That’s where Chris Walsh, University of Maryland plant science professor, comes in.

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On the Front Lines

Local Health Care Workers Offer Help During New York City Pandemic. By Lisa Gregory and photos by Turner Photography Studio The elderly man was sitting in the chaotic ER at a New York City hospital begging for his life. 

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Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s Disease

Rock Steady Boxing at Hagerstown a Big Hit with Participants. By Jane Schmidt and photos by Turner Photography Studio

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Counting Washington County

Looking at the 2020 Census and what it means for residents of our community. By James Rada Jr. The Washington County Commission on Aging delivers freshly prepared lunches to medically homebound seniors daily. It also serves meals to mobile seniors at various locations around the county. In all, last year the commission served more than 47,000 meals.

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One Step at a Time

Dan Hawthorne takes control of his attitude about food By Crystal Schelle At his heaviest, Dan Hawthorne guesses he weighed around 615 pounds. He uses “guesses” because he wasn’t sure how much he weighed since most home scales don’t read past 350 pounds.

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A Beautiful Friendship

How a man called T.J. and his dog Malachi are living their best life. Story and photos by Angela Niessner

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