Community briefs

October 05, 2006

MIHI Fishin' Frenzy slated for Saturday

The MIHI Fishin' Frenzy will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Star Community at 13674 Greencastle Pike near Cearfoss.

Children 12 and younger, seniors older than 65 and individuals with a disability may participate in the event.

The Star Community pond will be stocked with rainbow trout courtesy of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Albert M. Powell Fish Hatchery, according to a press release. No fishing license will be required, and trophies will be awarded to the anglers catching the largest trout, the five trout that weigh the most and for the smallest catch of the day.

The event is part of Star Community's two-day Barnyard Jamboree that includes a Model Horse Show on Sunday, crafts, an antique tractor show, equestrian riding and a petting zoo.

For information, call 301-766-9155.

Doctor to conduct free vision screenings

Dr. Erik Bergman of Bergman Eye Associates in Hagerstown will be conducting free vision screenings Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Discovery Station of Hagerstown at 101 W. Washington St.


Reservations are not needed, and participants will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.

The event is being hosted in celebration of the National Institutes of Health's "Vision" exhibit featured at Discovery Station through January. The 50-panel exhibit features a number of hands-on activities that demonstrate how the eye focuses light, how people perceive motion and color, and how the brain processes this information.

For information, call 301-790-0076 or go to

PTA to host event with BOE candidates

PTA organizations in Washington County will host Washington County Board of Education candidates Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the library at South Hagerstown High School.

Those attending the event will have the opportunity to speak informally with the six candidates and submit written questions to the candidates.

Light refreshments will be served.

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