Tri-State briefs

November 13, 2006

Local businesses go smoke-free for a day

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Seven area businesses and three local restaurants are participating in the Great American Smoke Out on Thursday.

Staying Tobacco Free, coordinated by Summit Health in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, urged area employers and restaurants to become "smoke-free" for the day, in hopes that they will implement a smoke-free policy every day of the year.

Participants are encouraging their employees to not smoke on Thursday. Businesses will be providing those employees who smoke with survival kits. Restaurants will be protecting the health of their employees and the residents of Franklin County with a smoke-free atmosphere.

Businesses handing out survival kits are as follows:

· Ingersoll-Rand, Shippensburg, Pa.

· Martin's Famous Pastry Shoppe, Chambersburg

· Olympic Steel, Chambersburg

· Public Opinion, Chambersburg

· Summit Health

· Sunny Hill Properties, Chambersburg


· World Kitchen, Greencastle, Pa.

Restaurants agreeing to go smoke-free for the day are:

· China King Buffet, Waynesboro, Pa.

· Red Run Grill, Waynesboro

· Starbucks, Chambersburg

The Red Run Grill will be featuring a "cold turkey" special on menu for the day.

Green design plan to be presented

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Conservation Fund will present the results of its proposed Green Infrastructure Network Design for Jefferson County on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown.

The evening will include a discussion on possible implementation strategies that can be included in a report to the Jefferson County Commission. Earlier this year, the County Commission of Jefferson County commissioned The Conservation Fund to conduct a Green Infrastructure Assessment.

As part of the Green Infrastructure Assessment, data layers depicting open spaces, cultural areas, working lands and ecologically sensitive areas are compiled into a network design that can be used to inform county decision-making processes.

This will be the third and final forum organized by The Conservation Fund on this assessment process.

The forum is free and open to the public and will be in Salon A of the Clarion Hotel. No tickets or reservations are required. For more information, contact Michael Schwartz at 304-876-2815.

Hospital Senior Supper Club to meet

RANSON, W.Va. - The Senior Supper Club at Jefferson Memorial Hospital will meet Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the first-floor conference room.

The program will focus on volunteer opportunities at WVU Hospitals-East.

Jefferson Memorial's Senior Supper Club is open to area residents 55 and older. The cost for dinner and the program is $7 per person.

For more information or to register for the dinner program, call 304-264-1223.

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