Around North Hagerstown

February 11, 2008|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Vote on Tuesday

Please remember to vote Tuesday. It is your right and one of the few we still have!

Longmeadow Lions Club

The Longmeadow Lions Club's Wednesday meeting will be a spouses/guests night at American Legion Post 42 home on Northern Avenue.

Local author Justin Mayhue will be portraying a Civil War soldier from his latest book, "A Civil War Journey: The Letters of John W. Brendel." Those interested in attending should call the club secretary at 301-729-2815 for reservations.

The Feb. 28 meeting will be the official visit of District 22W Gov. Barbara McKenney and will be held at the residence of Lions Susan and Rodney Timmons. Lions are reminded that this will be a spouse's night.


The Longmeadow Lions membership thanks all those within the community who helped in making the January ham and turkey sandwich sale a success.

St. Maria Goretti news

Bonanza: Save the date, Saturday, March 8. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Open house: Mark your calendar and plan to join the Goretti family for its next open house on Thursday, April 24, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All are welcome!

Bus service: Starting this fall, bus service will be provided for Goretti students in the Martinsburg and Shepherdstown, W.Va., areas. Call the school to inquire about bus service to other locations.

Feeder School Days: Goretti invites eighth-grade students from its feeder schools to the girls basketball game on Saturday. The junior varsity plays at 1 p.m. and the varsity at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free with your student ID.

St. Maria Goretti is accepting applications for the 2008-09 school year. Shadow Days are also being scheduled.

Please phone the school at 301-739-4266 with any questions. Also, check out on the Web for more information.

TOPS No. 446

The Wednesday morning TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) 446 group did it yet again!

It has now been five weeks in a row that members have had a great "show and tell" at the scales. There have been "Happy Losing Winners" coming in the door these weeks since the beginning of this New Year.

Betty Jo Luther presented a very informative program on how she lost her weight and is keeping it off. Thank you, Betty Joe.

Wednesday's meeting will be awards day for the group. Visitors are welcome to come see what TOPS is all about.

The group meets each Wednesday for weigh-in from 9 to 9:20 a.m., with the meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown.

Call Tom or Mary at 301-797-2547 or Judy at 301-797-9279; or go to the group's Web site at

Curves-North Village

Curves Fitness Center at the North Village Shopping Center is collecting diapers for the Parent Child Center during February.

Donate diapers of any size and receive a free week at Curves. For more information, call 301-733-3777.

TOPS No. 77

Last week, Pam Peitz of the Cardiac Rehab Department of Washington County Hospital was the special speaker at the TOPS No. 77 meeting. She had a very interesting and informative program.

Peitz said we need to eat more fruits and vegetables than anything. She said one of the mottos of her department is "The whiter the bread, the sooner you're dead." White foods are highly processed, therefore causing the food to metabolize quickly. It's just like eating sugar. This was a good eye-opener.

Today's meeting will be the group's monthly awards and TOPS T-shirt day. The club wishes everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day on Thursday.

The group meets every Monday at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. Weigh-in is from 7:15 to 9:20 a.m., exercise or line dancing is at 8:30 a.m., and the meeting is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to visit and see what TOPS is all about. For more information, contact Donna at 301-223-8l43 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

Spread the word about the North End

Send me your news, birthdays, anniversaries and pictures to or call 240-217-5051.

Have a great week!

The Herald-Mail Articles