Local briefs

March 29, 2006

Conservation program tonight

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Canyons of the Ancients manager LouAnn Jacobson will present "Beyond Mesa Verde - the Rest of the Archaeological Iceberg in Southwest Colorado" at 7 p.m. tonight in Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center. The program is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. For information, call Mark Madison at 1-304-876-7276, e-mail, or go to

Sausage gravy and biscuit breakfast

Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a sausage gravy and biscuit breakfast fundraiser from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company. The cost is $5.50; $4.50, ages 55 and older; $3.50, ages 6 to 12; free for ages 5 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the fire company. Call Phil Ridenour at 301-797-6770.

Prediabetes program

Washington County Health Department will offer a program for individuals who are at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. The program will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, at Gateway Crossing Community Room, 40 Elgin Blvd., Hagerstown. The program will continue through May 22.


The STOP program is designed to assist people with prediabetes in making important lifestyle changes. The program is free. For information and to register, call Lisa McCoy at 240-313-3300.

Support program for coping with infant's death

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Hospice of the Panhandle will offer a program to provide support to those who are coming to terms with the loss of an infant. The program will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court. The program is free; registration is required. To register or for information, call Larry Crawley-Woods at 1-304-267-1870 or 1-304-264-0406.

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