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October 09, 2002

Traditional, folk art workshop offered



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts will host a workshop aimed at supporting folk and traditional artists at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 22 at its office, 75 S. Main St., Chambersburg.

The workshop is sponsored by Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania and will explore ways folklore and traditional arts can become valued artistic, cultural and economic resources for organizations and communities.

The session will include hands-on activities, open dialog and brainstorming ideas to design programs that share and conserve these art forms and tips and resources on how to fund them.

Registration for the workshop is $15 for members of Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania and $25 for non-members.

For more information, or to pre-register, call 717-264-6883 or 717-234-0959.

Contracts awarded for I-81 rest areas



CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Gov. Bob Wise said Tuesday that work will begin soon on three additional interstate rest-area facilities in Cabell and Berkeley counties, following an award of $2.7 million in contracts by the state's Division of Highways.

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The new rest area buildings will feature a hip roof, cut-stone exterior and glass foyer, according to a news release.

W. Harley Miller Contractors Inc. of Martinsburg, W.Va., was awarded the $1,782,839 Berkeley County contract for the Marlowe area near the Maryland border and the Bunker Hill area near the Virginia border on Interstate 81.

City garbage pickup to change next week



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City of Martinsburg offices will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day.

The closing will alter garbage collection in the city. Monday's garbage will be picked up Tuesday, while Tuesday's garbage will be picked up Wednesday.

Recycling will be unchanged.

Gas station gets OK from county planners



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A gas fueling station will be built at the Martin's Food Market store in the Jefferson Crossing shopping plaza on Flowing Springs Road, county planning officials said Tuesday.

The Jefferson County Planning Commission issued a building permit to the company to build four fuel pump stations and a sales kiosk, planning commission members said.

Mini storage facility plans gain approval



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A site plan and an improvement location permit have been approved for a mini storage facility at the intersection of U.S. 340 and Keyes Ferry Road.

The proposed Charles Town Self Storage will consist of two buildings that will house individual storage units, although the number of units is unclear, said Jefferson County Planning Commission member Dean Hockensmith.

The business, which will be located on 3.2 acres, is owned by Joseph D. and Eugenia A Rinaldi.

Roper named delegate to Ranson commission



CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Planning Commission member Russell Roper was named the commission's delegate to the Ranson Planning Commission Tuesday night.

Members of the planning commission sit on city planning commissions to allow the county planning commission to stay up to date on planning issues facing the county's cities.

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