Neighborhood news for July 24

July 23, 2000

Neighborhood news for July 24


Franklin picnic is Saturday

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Coalition, an association comprised of 15 Franklin County nonprofit community organizations and more than 30 locally owned businesses, will hold its second annual coalition picnic from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 29.

The picnic is open to members of the coalition and the general public. It will feature all locally grown foods and spotlight area farmers who are involved in community- supported agriculture.

The picnic will be at a private home in Southampton Township. Those interested in attending are asked by organizers to contact the coalition by July 27.

Frederick wants all 5 schools

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick County Board of Education has chosen to move ahead as scheduled with all five school projects: Gov. Thomas Johnson High renovation, new Oakdale Elementary and Middle schools, Thurmont Primary and renovations at Thurmont Middle School.


The board of education and school system administrators recently alerted the Frederick County commissioners that construction bids for the five projects have come in at 20 percent higher cost than anticipated. In light of that, the Frederick Board of Education decided to push back Central County High School one year and will now phase in renovations at Valley Elementary School. The Oakdale Middle School could open in January of 2002.

Bids are being prepared for board approval for a special meeting at 3 p.m., Thursday, July 27. Another meeting on schools is planned for 2 p.m., Aug. 9. Both meetings will be held at 115 East Church St., Frederick.

Legal seminar at Mercersburg

Beth Gabler, in conjunction with the Franklin County Area on Aging will hold a legal seminar for Franklin County residents 60 years old or older entitled, "An Update on Inheritance Tax Rate and Powers of Attorney," at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 27, at the Tuscarora Senior Activity Center, 11300 Fort Loudon Road, Route 75 South, Mercersburg, Pa.

Organizers note that those attending and wanting more information should contact the Franklin County Senior Activity Center Office at 717-264-3202 or the Tuscarora Senior Activity Center at 717-328-4744.

Camp SuperLungs set for Tuesday

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Camp SuperLungs, sponsored by the American Lung Association of Pennsylvania and the Cumberland Valley Asthma Alliance, will be Tuesday, July 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Family Life Center of the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring.

Gym time, a Tai Chi lesson and craft projects are scheduled along with lessons on asthma medications.

Selection of principal on agenda

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 25, beginning at 8:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the central office, 110 Mordington Ave., Charles Town, W.Va.

The selection of a new principal at Jefferson High School is on the agenda. The meeting is open to the public.

Summer counselor is available

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A summer counselor is available at Jefferson High School each week day to provide students an opportunity to review their schedules for the 2000-2001 school year.

A counselor will be at the school on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until noon, noted head counselor Susan Wall. Students will be able to review their schedules and make corrections if necessary. No appointments are necessary, officials said.

Shepherd Foundation announces donation

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Shepherd College Foundation has announced a $5,000 donation from Citizens Communications.

The donation will provide $3,000 in scholarship funds in support of women's athletics and $2,000 in scholarship awards for technology and business students during the 2000-2001 academic year, officials said.

The donation marks the second consecutive year in which Citizens Communications has funded Shepherd College scholarships in the amount of $5,000. During the 1999-2000 academic year, the award funds provided support for the women's athletics program.

Potomac State board members named

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Members of the Potomac State College of West Virginia University advisory board include two Eastern Panhandle residents and a Maryland resident, WVU announced.

S. Diane Kradel of Jefferson County joins Steven L. Payne of Berkeley County and W. Robert Grafton of Potomac, Md., on the Potomac State board.

The appointments are for one year until the WVU Board of Advisors becomes the WVU Board of Governors in July 2001. At that time, the regional campus institutional boards will be appointed by the WVU Board of Governors.

"I am enthusiastic about the recent appointments to our board of advisors for the 2000-2001 academic year," noted Mary Rittling, Potomac State College of WVU president. "We anticipate if will be an excellent year, which includes the 100th anniversary celebration."

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