Community briefs

August 26, 2004

Applications accepted for training classes

The Cumberland Valley Technology Center, the Education Division of the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors, is accepting applications for apprenticeship training classes in carpentry, electrical, HVAC-R and plumbing.

The program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Apprenticeship & Training Councils and the Veterans Administration.

Interested persons must be at least 16 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, be physically able to perform the work required and have a means of transportation.

Those interested may contact the chapter at 319 W. Howard St. in Hagerstown, or call 301-739-1190 or 301-416-7247 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Free Clinic moving to larger facility

The Community Free Clinic will relocate to a larger, more modern facility at 249 Mill St. on Oct. 4. The clinic now occupies 18 W. Franklin St.

The move was made possible with help from an anonymous donor, according to a clinic press release.

The Mill Street medical facility is less than 10 years old and offers the clinic more than 5,000-square-feet of clinic and office space, the press release said.

The clinic serves more than 10,000 patient visits per year and dispenses more than $4 million worth of medication annually.

Recycling bins are still available

The City of Hagerstown Engineering Department still has about 100 recycling bins available for customers of the City's refuse collection program.

The bins are free of charge and the city will deliver the bins to residents. There is a limit of one bin per customer.

Materials that can be recycled include magazines, office paper, phone books, newspapers, colored paper, catalogs, envelopes, computer paper, cardboard, mail, adhesive notes and folders.

Residents should set out the material curb-side on Wednesdays after 4 p.m. for Thursday morning collections, the city said.

For information or to request a bin, call 301-739-8577 ext. 106.

Back to school message to air

Washington County Public Schools' annual "Back to School" video message is scheduled to air on Antietam Cable Channel 99 at the top of each hour through Sunday, Aug. 29.

The video was presented to all staff members in advance of the opening of school and has replaced the former opening convocation event for the school system.

It begins with the "Beliefs" public service announcement that was produced jointly by the Public Information Office and the Digital Communications program at Washington County Technical High School.

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