Neighborhood news

September 28, 1998

West Virginia Gov. Cecil H. Underwood will join officials from Jefferson Memorial Hospital and West Virginia University at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to break ground on the new Bolivar Medical Center, corner of Jackson and Taylor Streets in Bolivar, W.Va.

The $1.4 million structure is a joint project between the hospital and university.

The center will serve as the Eastern Panhandle's site for WVU's Rural Family Medicine Training Program and will house four local family practitioners - Dr. Konrad C. Nau, Dr. Rosemarie Canneralla, Dr. Linda Shields and Dr. Robert Sammel. A pharmacy will be housed in the center.

The Franklin County Literacy Council will offer classes to non-English-speaking adult residents of Franklin County, Pa., beginning Monday, Oct. 5.

Classes will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. The classes and child care are free and no registration is required.


Volunteers are needed to help with the classes. For information or to volunteer, call the council at 1-717-267-2212 or Migrant EvenStart at 1-717-267-1485.

A ground-breaking ceremony will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Patriot Federal Credit Union's Waynesboro Financial Services Center, corner of Old Forge Road and Pa. 16 in Washington Township, Pa.

Dr. Donald Goldsmith, a noted astronomer and science writer, will present a lecture titled "Life in the Universe" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in Mara Auditorium in Masters Hall at Gettysburg (Pa.) College.

The lecture will outline the possibilities that life exists elsewhere in the universe, evidence of extraterrestrial life and the methods scientists are using to search for it.

Goldsmith is the author of more than a dozen science books, including "Einstein's Greatest Blunder," "The Hunt for Life on Mars" and "The Search for Life in the Universe."

He also authored "The Astronomers," a companion book to the Public Broadcasting Service's series of the same name.

The 16th annual Apple Festival and Antique Engine Display will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Tayamentasachta in Greencastle, Pa.

The festival will include food, crafts, displays and demonstrations.

An exhibit of antique engines and farm equipment by the C.V. Antique Engine and Machinery Association will be featured, including a Geiser engine made by Greencastle Works in the early 1900s, a walk grain cradle and barn-making tools.

The Environmental Education Advisory Committee is sponsoring an apple pie and apple recipe baking contest. Contestants must reside in the Greencastle-Antrim School District. A silent auction of the baked goods will be between 9 and 11:15 a.m. that day on the porch of the farmhouse. For information about the contest, call Sue Miller at 1-717-597-9196.

The event will also feature face-painting, a petting zoo, crafts demonstrations and the chance to make a scarecrow.

The free event will be held rain or shine.

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