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Community briefs

July 26, 2006

National Night Out scheduled for Aug. 1



C-SAFE, Memorial Recreation Center and Bethel Gardens will sponsor a National Nigh Out event Tuesday, Aug. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the parking lot next to the Martin Luther King Center in Hagerstown.

Food and activities are planned, and will include vendor displays. A neighborhood walk will begin at 8 p.m.




One bridge reopens, another to close



Catholic Church Bridge over Rattle Run Creek, 3.5 miles from Indian Springs Road, will reopen to traffic Friday, according to a press release from the Washington County Engineering Department.

Indian Springs Bridge over an unnamed tributary to Little Cove Creek, approximately 5 miles north of Indian Springs, will be closed to traffic from Friday to Sept. 6 due to reconstruction of the creek crossing.

Detours will be posted and public notices will be made.




Volunteers sought for Team In Training



The Maryland Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training (TNT) program is recruiting volunteers to help in the fight against blood cancers by raising funds for the society as members train to walk or run in honor of local patients.

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Informational sessions will be held at the Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. and at the C. Burr Artz branch of the Frederick County Public Libraries on Aug. 16 at 6 p.m.

Beginning in mid-August, the Maryland Chapter will train teams to participate Jan. 6 and 7, in the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in Orlando, Fla., and the P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon Jan. 14 in Phoenix.

The TNT program includes weekly training sessions, team training events, past participant mentors, and training clinics on nutrition, shoes and equipment, injury prevention and safety. In four months of training under the guidance of a certified coach, team members will be prepared to walk or run a marathon (26.2 miles) or half marathon (13.1 miles).

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