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Poll question

June 11, 2006

Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will appear in The Herald-Mail.

Last week's poll question was: Have you been to Discovery Station in Hagerstown?

As of Saturday at 4:30 p.m., 33 voters (11.7 percent) said they had been to Discovery Station, while 206 people (72.8 percent) said they had not been there. Another 44 voters (15.5 percent) said they had not been to Discovery Station, but plan to go there at some point.

"I never heard of the place."

"I have no kids, so what's the point? I have better things to do with my time and money."

"I didn't know we had a Discovery Station, but I am interested in taking my daughter!"

"When did they open the Discovery Station? Next time I come back home, I'd like to take my kids to it. I am sure they'd have a blast."

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"Downtown??? HHHmmmmmm ... don't think so!!! Sorry."

"It really is a wonderful place, not just for kids, and the times are early Saturdays around 10 a.m., so it's pretty safe then. I encourage everyone to go - the lady that runs the place is wonderful! Downtown is really shaping up - give it a chance!"

"Maybe if the Discovery Station would advertise, some of us might like to go. Where is that place at?"

"Hagerstown is fortunate to have a science-technology learning center like Discovery Station. There are exhibits there that have (been) shown to thousands in big cities. There is parking on-site across from the courthouse on Summit Avenue, and free curbside parking on weekends. The museum is at 101 W. Washington St. in the marble-faced former Nicodemus Bank Building. It's for all ages. Go there. Learn something. It's been featured in local and regional publications, including this newspaper. Don't you people read? Go to www.discoverystation.org. It's a great site. Downtown is looking up ... some good delis, University Park, etc. Some of the prior comments indicate a lot of people have a lot to learn. Discovery Station is a good place to start. The dinosaur films are great, and it's also the home of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum. There are interesting programs most Saturdays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Check the Web site."

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