Tri-State briefs

April 12, 2005

Chamber to honor Groves in scrapbook

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce has commissioned a scrapbook to be compiled on the lives of John L. and Cora I. Grove.

The scrapbook will be housed at the Chamber in the John L. and Cora I. Grove Community Room.

Beth Lutz, a local Creative Memories Consultant, has accepted the responsibility of compiling the scrapbook, which will document the Groves' personal lives, as well as John L. Grove's extensive career and his contributions to local economic development.

Many donations have been received from Cora Grove, as well as several others from the community. Anyone who has pictures, newspaper or magazine articles, or other memorabilia from the Groves is asked to contact Lutz at 717-593-9086 or by e-mail at Donations will be accepted until April 20.

For more information on the project, contact Dana M. Given, executive director of the Chamber 717-597-4610.

Auditions set for 'Steel Magnolias'

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Auditions for the production of "Steel Magnolias," a joint venture of the Ice House Theater Project and the H-Street Playhouse, are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday at 6 and 7:30 p.m. at the Ice House in Berkeley Springs.

All roles are open to the community at large. The cast requires six women ranging in ages from 20s to 70s.

The first-ever collaboration between the Morgan Arts Council's Ice House Theater and a professional theater company is providing experienced artists from the H-Street Playhouse's Theater Alliance to work with local actors and technicians.

Shirley Serotsky, who has an extensive resume as a director in the Washington, D.C., area, is directing "Steel Magnolias."

The play opens on Saturday, June 4, for Hey, Girlfriend! weekend and continues two more weekends for a total of 15 performances at the Ice House. The Ice House is on the corner of Independence and Mercer streets in downtown Berkeley Springs.

A complete rehearsal schedule will be available at the auditions.

Public hearing set for proposed 911 fee hike

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Jefferson County Commission will hold a public hearing on April 28 to hear public comment on the proposed increase in the emergency 911 wireline fee.

The emergency 911 fee is proposed to increase from $1.90 a month to $2.90 per month.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Jefferson County meeting room on the ground floor of the Old Charles Town Library, 200 E. Washington St.

Battlefield group to meet Thursday

SPRING MILLS, W.Va. - The Falling Waters Battlefield Association will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the new Spring Mills Middle School.

The association is dedicated to the preservation of the land and history surrounding the Civil War battle fought in the Falling Waters area on July 2, 1861.

Spring Mills school is off Exit 20 of Interstate 81.

For more information, call 304-754-7529.

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