Community briefs

June 21, 2002

Smithsburg High class of '97 holding reunion

Smithsburg High School class of 1997 will hold a reunion Saturday, July 6, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Elks Picnic Grounds near Clear Spring. The cost is $20 and includes food and drink.

For information, call 410-499-5741 or email

Families needed to host French students

Area families are needed to host French students for three-week visits in July and August.

LEC (Loisirs Culturels A l'Etranger) is a Paris-based nonprofit organization searching for host families to provide room, board and friendship. Host families are compensated $80 per week.

The students range in age from 15 to 19 years, speak English, are fully insured/and bring their own spending money.

Interested families may contact Jackie Brewer at 301-790-1657. For information visit the LEC Web site at

Insurance representative will speak at library

A representative of the Maryland Insurance Administration, an independent agency of the State of Maryland, will be available to answer consumer insurance questions Wednesday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St.


The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) regulates Maryland's life, health automobile and homeowners insurance industry, protects consumers by ensuring that insurance companies and health plans act in accordance with insurance laws, and investigates and resolves consumer complaints of insurance companies operating in Maryland.

For information, call MIA at 1-800-492-6116.

County Commuter gets new phone numbers

The Washington County Commuter's telephone numbers have changed. The new numbers are: Phone: 240-313-2750; and fax: 301-791-3343.

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