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February 05, 2002

Community briefs 1/5

Hagerstown street closings announced

Traffic on North Potomac Street between Franklin and Washington streets in Hagerstown will be closed to all traffic today beginning at 11 p.m. through Wednesday at 6 a.m. while a crane is used to remove a large antenna from the roof of City Hall.

For more information, contact the Engineering and Inspections Department at City Hall at 301-739-8577, ext. 125.

Honor Guard training meeting set for Feb. 15

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A training meeting for all new members of the Veterans Combined Honor Guard will be Friday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. at the VFW at 241 N. Queen St. in Martinsburg.

In order for a veteran to be recognized as a Veterans Authorized Provider, he or she must be trained in providing military funeral honors.

Veterans interested in the training should contact the commander of the Veterans Combined Honor Guard at 1-304-229-8813. Applications for membership in the Veterans Combined Honor Guard will be available at the training session.

Fahrney-Keedy director meeting the public

The Family Council of Fahrney-Keedy on Wednesday will sponsor a meeting to introduce Dr. Vincent Cantone, the new medical director.

Those attending will have an opportunity to meet some of the other physicians who are on staff.

The agenda also will include information on residents' rights.

Fahrney-Keedy Memorial Home offers independent living, assisted living, dementia assisted living and nursing care.

This meeting is for people who live in the Fahrney-Keedy community, are family members of residents or may be interested in coming to Fahrney-Keedy.

Park bridge closed while deck is replaced

C&O Canal National Historical Park will temporarily close the vehicular access bridge to Fifteenmile Creek campground and boat ramp (Milepost 140) in Little Orleans, Md., through Sunday to facilitate deck replacement.

The bridge will be closed so that the existing wooden deck can be removed and replaced with a new nail-laminated wooden deck. The new deck will increase the load-carrying capacity of the bridge in an effort to better facilitate visitors.

Hospice volunteer training programs set

Hospice of Washington County, which provides one of the therapies available to people who are living with a life-limiting illness, has scheduled two spring volunteer training programs.

The classes will be on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon or from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. from March 5 through April 2.

The program is designed to provide an understanding of the dying patient and his/her family and to direct the trainees' attention to their own feelings and attitudes toward death and loss.

The training program is required for those who work with Hospice patients. Those interested may call the Hospice office at 301-791-6360.

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