Around South End

February 13, 2006|by Staci Clipp


Here we are in the middle of February already! It seems as if it just started! It'll soon be time to start doing yard work already - or so it seems!

Feb. 17 is National PTA Founders Day; Feb. 18 through Feb. 25 is National Future Farmers of America Week; Feb. 20 is Presidents Day and that also means for those in Washington County, there will be no school. So, don't forget to make plans for your children if you have to!

Happy Valentine's

Happy Valentine's Day to my husband, Richard. I love you very much and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Special service

Hagerstown Grace Brethren Church, at the corner of First and Spruce streets in Hagerstown, will feature the Gudgeon Family from Chambersburg, Pa.


This musical family with five children ministers in a variety of ways, including singing and drama and will be at the church on Sunday, Feb. 19, at the 10:15 a.m. worship service. Child care is provided. All are invited.

Indoor yard sale

St. James Brethern Church, at 17718 Lappans Road (Md. 68) St. James, (between Lappans Crossroads and Downsville Pike) will be holding an indoor yard sale, breakfast, lunch and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Niagara Movement

Park Ranger Kim Biggs from Harpers Ferry National Park will be at Washington County Free Library on Wednesday, Feb 15, at 7 p.m. to present a lecture on the Niagara Movement. A mobile timeline will be on display several days prior to and following the lecture.

Led by Atlanta University professor W. E. B. DuBois, the organization was founded to focus attention on the plight of African Americans. The Niagara Movement held annual meetings and issued statements focusing on civil rights issues.

In existence from 1905-1910, the organization once had 30 branches in various cities throughout the United States. Although the Niagara Movement lasted for only a few years, it paved the way for the creation of the NAACP in 1910. The Niagara Movement was disbanded in 1911.

The library strives to make all of its programs accessible. Please call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, for more information.

Lions Club

The Hagerstown Lions Club monthly board meeting will be held at the Boys and Girls Club on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m.

Emma K. Doub

Feb. 21 - Grade 5 students to Fairview Outdoor School, 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Feb. 23 - Grade 3 to The Maryland Theatre to see "Charlotte's Web," 9:15 to 11:15 a.m.

Students at EKD recently raised $2,646.38 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Students participated in the St. Jude's math-a-thon. St. Jude's uses the proceeds to fund research and treatment that will cure killer diseases such as childhood cancer.

Congratulations to the following Geography Bee contestants:

Brett Snodderly, Leah Harrell, Joshua Rivera, Eric Wirfs, Serge Aleshine-Guendel, Joe Murdock, Samanthe Rossiter, Antonia Decastro, Andrew Rose and Clyde Staley.

The winner was Serge Aleshin-Guendel and the runner-up was Leah Harrell. Congratulations to all!

National LL signups

National Little League will hold registration on Thursday, Feb. 16 and Friday, Feb. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration is for players between the ages of 5 through 12. Tryouts for ages 9-12 will be held March 11 and March 12 at 11 a.m. at National Little League's Staley Park behind Potterfield Pool on Frederick Street in Hagerstown.

Returning players must also register and a $25 registration fee is required. You must provide an original copy of your child's birth certificate and three proofs of address. Please call 301- 223-4344 or 301-223-7332 for additional information.

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If you have any news or information you'd like to share please give me a call at 301 393 5871 or by email at May you have a terrific week!

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