Neighborhood news

March 15, 1998

Domestic violence counselors, advocates and victims in Franklin County, Pa., will join state Rep. Jeffrey Coy, D-Franklin, at a Harrisburg, Pa., rally via satellite today to kick off the fourth annual Women and Addictions Awareness Week.

Women In Need (WIN), Catholic charities, which provides an educational treatment program for batterers and a domestic violence counseling group from Shippensburg University, will downlink with the Capitol event from 11 a.m. to noon at the Chambersburg Public Library, 102 N. Main St.

Alisha Sanbower, WIN's education coordinator, will speak via satellite to the rally in Harrisburg.

Women and Addictions Awareness Week in Pennsylvania is observed March 15-20 to raise awareness about issues of addiction and recovery as they relate to women.

Frederick County, Md., Public Schools employees will have the opportunity to get some personal financial planning tips at a seminar from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gov. Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Md.


Titled "Money Management for Life Events," the seminar will also feature presentations by the Maryland pension agency and information about the county school system's tax-deferred annuity programs.

For more information, call Mark Farley at 1-301-694-1325 or Colette Baker at 1-301-694-1037.

The main Frederick, Md., and Hagerstown post offices are joining post offices throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area in extending their daily hours of operation to meet customers' requests.

The Frederick and Hagerstown post offices are now open until 7 p.m. on weekdays and 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

A $262,827 Berkeley County, W.Va., contract was awarded to Union Equipment Co. of New Enterprise, Pa., for the realignment of an intersection from a "Y" to a "T" configuration at the junction of W.Va. 45, Rosedale Cemetery Road and Eagle School Road in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Work also will include installation of a traffic signal to facilitate left turns from Rosedale Cemetery Road onto W.Va. 45, according to a press release from the West Virginia Department of Transportation.

County Traditions, Inc. of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., was recently awarded a $58,725 grant from the West Virginia Economic Development Authority to purchase and renovate a building for an expansion/relocation.

Established in 1987, the company is a manufacturer of bedroom and dining room furniture.

The expansion project will increase the company's total work force to 17 during the next three years.

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