Tri-state briefs

October 30, 2002

Town named as favorite in Southern magazine

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Southern Living magazine has listed Shepherdstown as one of its favorite small towns of the south.

The mention of Shepherdstown appears in the magazine's special issue of Southern Living favorites.

"A welcome departure from their glamorous big-sister cities, small towns carry a refreshing and inviting quality, reminiscent of a tall glass of iced tea on a hot afternoon," the magazine says.

Shepherdstown was mentioned because of its "pastoral hills of rolling green grass." The town is a good place to relax, eat a hearty meal and enjoy a film at the Shepherdstown Opera House, the magazine said.

Other towns mentioned are Eureka Springs, Ark., Ocean Springs, Miss., and Muskogee, Okla.

Pa. Germans focus of historical lecture

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Kittochtinny Historical Society will host a lecture by Dr. John B. Frantz on the Pennsylvania Germans, "A Persistent Minority," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.


The lecture, at the Lighthouse Restaurant at 4301 Philadelphia Ave. in Chambersburg, is free and open to the public.

Frantz will focus on the background of German and Swiss emigration, the settlers' development in Pennsylvania and the preservation of Pennsylvania German culture.

Frantz, a Commonwealth speaker for the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, has extensively researched Pennsylvania history and taught courses on the history of Colonial America at Penn State University.

He has had several books and papers on the Germans settlers published.

His presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Pa. church hosts ham and beef potpie supper

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Trinity United Church of Christ at Fort Loudon will host an all-you-can-eat Ham and Beef PotPie Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Loudon Community Center.

The menu also includes pepper slaw, applesauce, cake, coffee and punch.

Dinner is $6 for adults and $3 for ages 12 and under.

The dinner will benefit the church.

Auxiliary to sponsor holiday book fair

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Area Hospital Auxiliary will hold a "Books are Fun" Holiday Book Fair Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 13 from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Heritage Hall, adjacent to the main lobby at the hospital.

Hundreds of high-quality books and gift items will be available at up to 70 percent off retail.

A basket of books will be raffled off during the fair.

Proceeds will be used for the Women's Healthy Heart Program at the Rhonda Brake Shreiner Women's Center.

I-81 widening contract added to bid opening

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Another contract for six-lane widening of Interstate 81 in Berkeley County, W.Va., has been added to the state Division of Highway's Nov. 19 bid opening, Gov. Bob Wise said Tuesday in a news release.

"This is the next-to-last project for upgrading I-81 from Martinsburg to the Maryland line,"the governor said, citing a 3.45-mile segment that will be bid in the future.

Wise said $40 million in work is currently under way to provide six lanes in the heavily traveled stretch of highway.

The contract calls for widening the bridge carrying the interstate over W.Va. 45.

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