Tri-state briefs

October 08, 2003

Open house set at Citizens Fire Co.

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Citizens and Independent Fire companies invite the public to attend an open house to be held at the new Citizens Fire Co. off U.S. 340 in Charles Town on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. as part of National Fire Prevention Week.

Oct. 5 to 11 is National Fire Prevention Week.

The theme is "When Fire Strikes: Get Out! Stay Out!" According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record.

The fire companies will display their equipment and simulate a house fire with escape instructions for the public.

The open house will feature Medstar Helicopter, the primary helicopter service used in serious accidents throughout Jefferson County, in addition to a demonstration of the Jaws of Life and other extraction tools during a simulated automobile accident.


Stream work event set for Saturday

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - As part of ongoing restoration efforts of Antietam Creek and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Farm Stewardship program, volunteers are needed to help plant trees and shrubs this weekend along Marsh Run, an Antietam tributary.

The event, sponsored by the Antietam Watershed Association, will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rebuck Farm on Fort Stouffer Road near Waynecastle.

The plantings will absorb and filter runoff and provide additional habitat. Volunteers also will plant live willow stakes and install coconut fiber logs along the stream banks as natural protection against erosion.

More than 500 native trees and shrubs will be planted.

Families are encouraged to volunteer.

Refreshments, supplies and tools will be provided, but volunteers are asked to bring work gloves and shovels.

To sign up, contact Rob Schnabel at 443-482-2175, ext. 2175, or e-mail to Schnabel at

Barbecue to raise money for complex

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - A chicken barbecue and bake sale will be held Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. in the Hedgesville High School parking lot.

Proceeds from the chicken barbecue and the bake sale will benefit the Hedgesville High School sports complex. The school's National Honor Society is hosting the bake sale.

To make advance orders on chicken, call 304-274-6629.

City offices closed on Columbus Day

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - City of Martinsburg offices will be closed on Monday and garbage will not be collected in observance of Columbus Day.

Monday's garbage will be collected on Tuesday, and Tuesday's will be picked up on Wednesday.

Trick-or-treat hours set in Berkeley County

MARTINSBURG, W.Va - The Berkeley County Commission has set Halloween Trick-or-treat hours for county residents.

Trick-or-treat will be held Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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