Community briefs

November 03, 2006

HBC graduation practice canceled

Hagerstown Business College has canceled tonight's graduation practice at North Hagerstown High School.

The college made the decision because of the limited parking available at the school, where the football team will be hosting its first home football game at the new Mike Callas Stadium.

Part of county road to be reopened today

The Harpers Ferry Road culvert crossing between Pleasantville and Morgan's Pines roads will be reopened to traffic today, according to a press release from the Washington County Engineering Department.

The Lanes Run Road culvert crossing was closed Thursday, and will remain closed until mid-December due to reconstruction of the creek crossing, according to the release.


Lanes Run Road is near Indian Springs Road, north of Indian Springs.

Energy-efficient car show starts today

U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md., will open an energy-efficient car showcase today at 11 a.m. at Valley Mall.

The event will feature energy-efficient vehicles that are available from Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda and Toyota.

Bartlett will be at the mall until 2 p.m. to visit with the public and answer questions, according to a press release issued by his office.

The cars will remain on display at the mall through Saturday.

Military miniatures will be on display

In honor of Chuck Young, the National Capitol Model Soldier Society will exhibit a display of military miniatures on the Civil War and American military from the American Revolution to the present war on terror.

The exhibit will be on display Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Antietam National Battlefield Visitors Center.

For information, call Antietam National Battlefield at 301-432-5124.

Treasure Sale scheduled for Nov. 11

The seventh annual Treasure Sale to benefit the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will be Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be many treasures for sale at bargain prices. China, silver, paintings and furniture are among the items.

The preview reception will be Nov. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. The reception will serve as an opportunity for buyers to look over the items for sale and enjoy refreshments.

Admission to the reception costs $10.

There is no admission charge for the sale, which is sponsored by the Singer Society, the museum's volunteer organization.

Talk on trees slated for Nov. 15 at library

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources-Forest Service will offer a talk titled "Identifying Hazardous Trees Around Your Home" on Nov. 15 at the Washington County Free Library.

The talk, which will be given by Forest Ranger John Leaf, will begin at 7 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of the library at 100 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. The event is scheduled to end about 8:30 p.m.

There is no fee, but registration is required.

To register, call 301-739-3250, ext. 123 or 136.

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