Community briefs

August 10, 2005

Business will host health program today

Ryan Physical Therapy Associates will present the next in a continuing health seminar program, "Helping You Help Yourself," today from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 1190 Mount Aetna Road.

The subject will be "Pain Relief Through Simple Yoga." The workshop, designed to provide information on how yoga can help alleviate pain, will show techniques to help people relax.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. To reserve a space or for more information, call 301-797-4572.

Foundation sets record for donations

The Community Foundation of Washington County, Md., Inc. realized record growth in philanthropic donations, as well as record grant distributions for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005, according to a foundation press release.

Donations to existing funds and creation of new funds brought in more than $2.4 million and grants from funds at the foundation to nonprofit organizations totaled $617,730, according to the release. The foundation has 117 funds with total assets of just less than $9 million.


The foundation promotes philanthropy in Washington County by encouraging donors to create endowed or nonendowed funds. The foundation can accept a variety of assets but most funds are created using appreciated assets, such as stocks, because of the tax benefits to the donor.

For information, call the foundation at 301-745-5210 or e-mail

W.Va. teens to host benefit bake sale

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two Berkeley County, W.Va., teens will hold their third annual "Kids Making a Difference" bake sale, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12 and 13, to benefit Hospice of the Panhandle's special needs fund.

The bake sale will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at Wal-Mart at Martinsburg Mall.

Lauren Taylor and Melanie Springer have held two prior bake sales at a different location.

Baked goods offered will include cookies, cakes, pies, breads, muffins, fudge and potato candy, with all proceeds benefiting Hospice of the Panhandle.

For more information, contact Lauren at 304-263-9912, Melanie at 304-267-7989 or Kathie Campbell at Hospice of the Panhandle at 304-264-0406.

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