Tri-State briefs

August 14, 2007

Free events planned at Cowan's Gap park

FORT LOUDON, Pa. - Cowans Gap State Park in Fulton County, Pa., announces the following free events:

· Friday, Aug. 24: Who's visiting your backyard? You might be surprised. Participants will uncover clues left by backyard visitors, and then discover ways of attracting wildlife to your property. Meet at the Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. for "Backyard Wildlife."

· Saturday, Aug. 25: Chatting with fireflies, watching bats and lots more. This program features a variety of activities to help us understand and appreciate some of the amazing things that go on after dark. Meet at the Amphitheater at 8 p.m. for "Creatures of the Night."

· Sunday, Aug. 26: Stop by the display table near the lifeguard station to learn about the "Snakes of PA." The Park Naturalist will be on hand from 3 to 4:30 p.m. to explain the unique adaptations of these important creatures.


For more information, see parks/parks/cowansgap.

Rumsey Radio Hour on stage next month

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Rumsey Radio Hour will perform its annual radio show in Shepherdstown at Shepherd University's Reynolds Hall, across from Town Hall on King Street.

The show will be taped live on stage Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. Two matinees also will be offered: Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. and Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.

The Rumsey Radio Hour is a local twist on "A Prairie Home Companion" and includes a program of music, drama, and comedy with a full array of old-time radio sound effects.

The show's ensemble includes Ethan Fischer as Johnny Dime the Poet of Crime, impressionist Mark Kraham, songster Clissy Funkhouser, Nina Geiger, Phil Bufithis as Dr. Lucas, pianist Larry Drechsler and guitarist John Bardi.

The Saturday evening performance will be preceded by an Indian dinner at the Shepherdstown Men's Club on German Street at 6 p.m. Tickets for the dinner, which includes admission to the Saturday evening performance, cost $35 per person.

CDs of the live show can be ordered from the library for $10 each. Proceeds from the sale of these CDs will also go to benefit the Shepherdstown Library's programs. Tickets for the performances are available for $10 at the door or at the Shepherdstown Public Library, the Sweet Shop Bakery and Four Seasons Books on German Street in Shepherdstown.

For more information, visit or call the Shepherdstown Public Library at 304-876-2783.

Bridging generations is theme of workshop

MONT ALTO, Pa. - Penn State Mont Alto will host a workshop called "Connecting Across the Generations" on Aug. 23 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Franklin County Career and Technology Center. This event is sponsored by the Franklin County Area Development Corp.

The workshop will address the challenges and opportunities faced by companies who employee individuals from many different generations, including baby boomers and generation X.

The workshop will be led by Annette Cremo, who has taught workshops on workplace diversity throughout the state.

The cost for the workshop is $10 and includes breakfast. To register, call 717-709-0778. The deadline to register is Aug. 20.

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