Tri-State briefs

February 19, 2007

Berkeley County Schools open today

Berkeley County Schools will be open for a full day of instruction for students and employees today.

The Instructional Support Day originally scheduled for today was moved to Friday, Berkeley County Schools director of communications Jaimee Borger said.

Due to the number of days missed because of inclement weather, today was converted to a full day of instruction for students and employees, Borger said.

Students will not be in class in the other Eastern Panhandle school districts. Today remains an instructional support day in Jefferson and Morgan counties. Only students and staff should report.


Shepherd taking part in RecycleMania

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd University is participating in RecycleMania, a national university recycling program, though Saturday, April 7.

Bins have been set up around campus for students to place bottles, cans, glass, paper, and cardboard in.

In 2001, RecycleMania was created to address the fact that at most major universities more than 80 percent of what is thrown in the trash is recyclable material.

Stacy Edmonds of Miami University and Ed Newman of Ohio University teamed together to turn their recycling into a national competition for colleges and universities with 37 states and more than 139 schools now participating.

Shuster to host open house Thursday

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster will hold open office hours for his constituents in Franklin County on Thursday.

The House will be in recess all week for the President's Day holiday, enabling the congressman to return to the district to meet with his constituents.

The public is encouraged to stop by to say hello, or discuss the issues that are important to them in regards to the federal government.

Shuster's Chambersburg District Office is at 100 Lincoln Way East. Hours for the open house are 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Goose Route fundraiser slated

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Goose Route Arts Collaborative is hosting a February Fete and Silent Auction on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

The benefit cocktail party will take place at the home of Lisa & Paul Welch, 209 W. German St., Shepherdstown.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the upcoming programs of the Goose Route Arts Collaborative, including the Seventh Annual Goose Route Dance Festival July 12 to 22.

Single tickets cost $20 each, February Fete Donor tickets cost $100 (admits 2) and February Fete Sponsor tickets cost $250 (admits 4).

Music and dance will accompany partygoers during the silent auction.

For tickets and more information, contact GRAC at 304-876-6751 or at

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