Community briefs

April 21, 1998

FCC offering 2 new courses

FREDERICK,Md. - Frederick Community College, in cooperation with the American Management Association, will offer two new manufacturing technology courses this spring.

Statistical Process Control Fundamentals will present a cost-effective way to produce defective-free products and improve customer satisfaction. The course runs today through May 14 and meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Gaining the Competitive Edge with Just-In-Time will demonstrate how JIT can streamline and improve the manufacturing process and product quality. The course runs from June 1 to 24 and meets from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.


For more information, call Richard Squires in FCC's adult and continuing education/customized training office at 1-301-846-2680.

Internet lesson, tour at library

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library is offering tours and an introduction to the Internet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today and from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Sign up for either date by calling the library at 1-304-267-8933.

Wildflower walk set for today

In celebration of National Park Week, Antietam National Battlefield will conduct a wildflower walk at 11 a.m. today along Snavely Ford Trail.

The 2.5-mile trail is in the southern third of the battlefield and parallels Antietam Creek for much of its route.

Participants should meet at Burnside Bridge. The hike will take place rain or shine, and walkers should wear comfortable boots and dress for the weather.

There is no charge for this program other than the entrance fee of $2 per person or $4 per family.

For more information, call Antietam National Battlefield, Division of Natural Resources Management, at 301-432-2243.

CROP Walk meeting today

A planning meeting for the 1998 Crop Walk will be at 7:30 p.m. today at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown.

Villa open house Sunday in Pa.

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Inn at Luther Ridge will host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Chambersburg, showcasing plans for 11 new villas.

The villas, when completed, will increase the size of the residential living community at Luther Ridge in Chambersburg to 76 homes to meet the needs of active, mature adults.

For more information, call 1-717-264-5700.

Frederick roads to be closed

FREDERICK, Md. - Kemp Lane in Frederick will be closed from Wednesday through May 13 to allow steel beams to be placed and redecking work to be done on the bridges, according to the Frederick County Department of Public Works.

On or about Thursday, New Design Road from Lime Kiln Road to 1/4 mile south of Elmer Derr Road will be closed until further notice, according to the Frederick County Department of Public Works.

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