Tri-state briefs

June 14, 2007

Martinsburg offices to close Wednesday

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The City of Martinsburg offices will be closed June 20 in observance of West Virginia Day, the city said in a news release.

Normal business hours will resume on June 21.

Garbage pickup will remain on schedule for the week. The only change will be that recycling will be collected on June 19, according to the release.

n The city also announced that Ehrlich, under contract with the city, will conduct ground fogging for mosquito control on Saturday at about 4:30 a.m. at War Memorial, Lambert and P.O. Faulkner parks, weather permitting.

The rain date for the fogging is June 23.

Mosquito dunks will be placed in the Tuscarora and Dry Run creeks on Saturday also, the release states.

Window decorating back at Old Home Week

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The window decorating contest, a popular event from Greencastle's past Old Home Weeks, will be returning as part of the 36th triennial Old Home Week celebration in August.


Businesses along Baltimore and Carlisle streets will have their storefront windows decorated by the business owners or various organizations.

The five categories are clothing; furniture, dishes and other household items; memorabilia (booklets, papers, scrapbooks and other collectibles); toys; and war-related items (from or about the French and Indian War; the Revolution; the Civil War; World War I and World War II).

Judging for cash prizes will take place at 9 a.m. Aug. 4. Participants must register by July 27.

Registration forms, and a list of participating businesses, are available from the Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, contact Bill Gour at 717-597-4610 or

Renfrew Institute supper set for June 29

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Renfrew Institute will hold its 10th annual fundraiser supper on Friday, June 29, at the Waynesboro Country Club. Hors d'oeuvres will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m., and dinner is set for 7:00.

Proceeds from the event, which is open to the public, will benefit the nonprofit organization that provides environmental education and early farmstead life programs to area school children.

The menu has Maryland blue crabs, steamed clams, Assateague clam chowder, mixed greens salad, barbecue chicken, Skipjack pasta salad, dinner rolls and "sundaes by the shore" ice cream dessert.

The cost is $45 per single, $60 single patron, $90 per couple or $110 couple patron. Patrons will be listed in the program.

Organizers anticipate a wide variety of items for a live auction, as well as several items offered in a silent auction.

For reservations or information, call Pat Heefner at 717-762-9417 or the institute at 717-762-0373. Reservation deadline is June 16. More information is available at

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