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Waynesboro briefs

December 21, 2006

Borough tree pickup is week of Jan. 8



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Waynesboro Christmas tree pickup for this year will be the week of Jan. 8, according to Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger.

Hamberger said Waste Management will collect trees only on normal trash days and residents should not put trees out before their scheduled day. Trees set out before or after collection days that week will not be picked up, he said.

He said residents planning to take advantage of tree collection this year should place their tree on the curb by 6 a.m. trash day.




First Data sponsors Renfrew program



WAYNESBORO, Pa. - First Data Merchant Services Inc. of Hagerstown has underwritten the farmstead program for second-graders at Renfrew Institute.

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In "FourSquares: The Pennsylvania German Garden," children are introduced to the four-square garden and its importance as a source of food and medicines for Pennsylvania Germans in the 1800s.

More than 1,100 students learned about the seasonal garden tasks in 2006 with hands-on activities.

Concepts in historic preservation, farmstead culture, folklore, plant biology, natural history, ecology and environmental awareness are included in the program.




Acacia Lodge #155 supports local library



BLUE RIDGE SUMMIT, Pa. - The Blue Ridge Summit Library recently received a $300 donation from Acacia Lodge #155 of Thurmont, Md.

Warren Grove, a lodge member, presented the check to Melodie Anderson-Smith, library president, during the library's holiday open house and hanging of the greens on Dec. 9.

The free library serves patrons in four counties: Franklin and Adams in Pennsylvania and Washington and Frederick in Maryland.

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