Tri-State briefs

April 25, 2007

Early dismissal is Friday in Berkeley Co.

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Berkeley County Schools will be dismissing early on Friday for required Faculty Senate meetings, according to a news release by Jaimee Borger, the school district's director of communications.

All middle and high schools will dismiss students at 12:15 p.m. and elementary and intermediate schools will dismiss at 1:15 p.m., but breakfast and lunch still will be served at each school, Borger said.

Pa. Dems to hold annual spring dinner

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Democratic Party will hold its annual spring dinner on May 10 at the AMVETS in Chambersburg.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social time and basket raffle. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m., with the program to follow.


A county commissioner candidate's forum will be moderated by Dr. Alison Dagnes, assistant professor of political science at Shippensburg (Pa.) University.

The Democrats running for Franklin County Commissioner are Bob Ziobrowski, Jim Zeger, Cheryl Stearn, Don Richards and Clint Barkdoll.

Tickets cost $25 for regular admission, $50 for patrons and $15 for students. To make a reservation, contact Jere Perry at 717-532-9161 or

Lifeguards needed for Waynesboro pool

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Additional applicants are needed to fill lifeguard vacancies for the summer season of Waynesboro's Northside Pool, Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said.

Pay starts at $7.25 an hour, he said.

"You cannot be a lifeguard unless you're certified," Hamberger said.

The pool opens May 26 for the Memorial Day Weekend, closes for about a week and re-opens at the end of the school year. The pool house will have a new roof, the kiddie pool has been improved and the floors have been coated, Hamberger said.

Applications, which are available at, can be sent to Hamberger at 57 E. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. 17268. He can be contacted at 717-762-2101.

Vizzie Awards exhibit features student work

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Arts Centre will host the award-winning work of local students in graphic design, graphic communications, journalism and photography.

An exhibit of the entries in the 2007 Vizzie Awards will be on display at The Arts Centre from May 18 to June 9. The exhibit - in conjunction with The Arts Centre's regular programming - will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Vizzie Awards recognize outstanding student achievement in the visual arts.

All high school and home schooled students in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties are eligible to enter.

Winners are chosen in eight categories - ad design, page layout, printed piece, tri-fold brochure, news story, feature story, black and white photography, and color photography. In addition, a Best of Show award is granted to the outstanding entry among all categories. A trophy, cash award and scholarship for a three-credit class at Blue Ridge CTC is presented to each winner.

Winners are chosen by judges who are professionals in the appropriate fields and are appointed by James Rumsey Technical Institute. After an awards ceremony at the Holiday Inn on May 15, all entries will be displayed at The Arts Centre through June 9.

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