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March 10, 2006|by JOAN KNODE

Spaghetti dinner to be held March 11

Williamsport Cub Scout Pack 17 will be serving an all-you-care-to-eat spaghetti dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday March 11, at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St. They will be assisted by the Williamsport United Methodist Men. Tickets are $6 for adults; $3 for children 6-12; and free for children under 6. Tickets are available in advance from Cub Scouts, United Methodist Men or by calling the church office at 301-223-7040 or by purchase at door.

Shawl ministry follow up meeting

Warm up those knitting needles and crochet hooks, there is still time to be part of the new shawl ministry forming at Williamsport United Methodist Church. This Saturday, March 11, at 10 a.m. in the Church Parlor, at 25 E. Church St., Connie Sanders will share patterns and help get you started.

When the shawl is completed, it is blessed before being sent on its way to warm that new baby, comfort someone going through an illness, or welcome a new neighbor. The list is endless. The question is, who receives a blessing - the receiver or the giver? You know - it is in giving that we receive!


TOPS plans special program

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will meet on Tuesday, March 14, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. Angela Kershner of the Washington County Health Department will present "Heart Truths for Women." Visitors and new members are always welcome. For more information, call Kendra Grove at 301-223-8902.

Keller uncovers new information

Roger Keller has uncovered new information about "Gen. Otho Holland Williams: Revolutionary War Hero" and will include it in his lecture on Tuesday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at the Williamsport Library lower level. The talk is part of the Robert McCauley Historical Lecture series.

Historical note

From "Rise and Fall of the Canal Building Era" - did you know that most of the workers on the C&O Canal were Irish, brought over specifically to build the canal?

They did remarkable work. Their stone locks and graceful arched bridges stand today as a testimony to a lost art. They carved the Paw Paw tunnel through 3,118 feet of rock to avoid a 6-mile twist in the river. They worked carving out the tunnel from both sides meeting precisely in the center; would you call that the luck of the Irish!

Happy 85th birthday to Clara

It was steak, taters and lots of love for Clara Pryor on her 85th birthday last Saturday. Her daughter, Diane, and son- and daughter-in-law, Gary and Cherie, along with granddaughters and grandson and five great-grandchildren enjoyed dinner at the Red Horse Steak House.

Baby watch - waiting for Juliette!

Let's join with Scott and Kristin Bragunier as they say, "Juliette, Juliette, wherefore art thou, baby girl, Juliette!"

Junior League All-Stars named

Congratulations to the Williamsport area boys who will be playing in the Hagerstown Junior League All-Star Basketball Tournament.

Junior Division - Grades 7-8 - All-Stars from Springfield Middle include:

A Red Division - Peter Martin, Sefer Pllana and Steven Cristy.

A Blue Division - Casey McKendrick, Kyle Lamont, Dylan Zimmerman and Trey Malott.

B Blue Division - Aaron Purdham.

St. James School:

B Team Division All-Stars - Joey Spuch.

Elementary Division - Grades 4, 5, and 6 - All- Stars from Williamsport Elementary include:

Red Division - Brent Barr, Ryan Butts.

Blue Division - Tyler Wise.

The All-Star games will be played at St. Maria Goretti High School, Oak Hill Avenue in Hagerstown, on Saturday, March 18, starting at 1 p.m. with Junior Division B Teams followed by Elementary games with the Junior Division A Teams ending the day's event.

The games will be broadcast on Antietam Cable Channel 19, on Saturday, March 25, at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m.; and Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. For more information, check out the league Web site at

Potomac Garden Club plans meeting

The Potomac Garden Club meeting will be held March 21, at 12:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 35 W. Potomac St. Marion James, garden therapy chairperson, will lead the group in creating an Easter project for the Williamsport Nursing Home. Visitors are welcome.

Bowman's classic cars featured

Check out the latest issue of Hagerstown Magazine for a grand feature article about Don Bowman's classic cars collection. We are proud to have Don and Jone and their family as part of our community.

Golf tournament set for May 22

The deadline to sign up for the Lions 13th annual golf tournament is April 20.

The tournament will be held on Monday, May 22. The cost is $70 per golfer; $280 per team and includes a gourmet lunch. Make checks payable to Williamsport Lions Club and mail to 2006 Golf Tournament, P.O. Box 333, Williamsport MD 21795-0333. Greens/tees sponsors, call Scott Shipe at 301-790-7912.

NASCAR trip planned

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