Around West Hagerstown

April 10, 2008|By JESS WEST / 301-988-0435

Greenhouse opens at Technical High

The Washington County Technical High School Greenhouse officially opens Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

It will be closed on Sundays, but will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

The senior entrepreneurship classes have been busy planting seeds, transplanting plugs and cuttings, and all of the other activities involved in making a school-based business successful.

A wide selection of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and pouches are waiting to be purchased. Many vegetable plants, such as eggplants, peppers, cantaloupes, and tomatoes, including heirloom varieties like Oxheart, German Johnson, and Mr. Stripey will be available for sale.


Some plants are in short supply and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Call the school at 301-766-8050 for more information or log onto for details.

Come see what is growing and blooming at the Washington County Technical High School Greenhouse at 50 W, Oak Ridge Drive in Hagerstown near the side entrance to Prime Outlets.

Winter Street students turning their TVs off

Winter Street Elementary School students are participating in TV-Turnoff Week this week.

This is a nationwide event celebrated by schools, families and community groups each year.

In the course of a year, American children spend more time in front of the television than in school. Turning off the TV also allows for more family time. During TV-Turnoff Week, millions of children and adults pledge to spend their week doing screen-free activities. Instead of watching TV, they read, exercise, work in their communities or spend time with family and friends.

This week, students at Winter Street are asked to participate by making a pledge to turn off the TV.

Many families choose to join their children by keeping the TV turned off all week long. This kind of support is the best thing you can do to ensure that your child will have a successful and beneficial experience. The Winter Street staff thinks that TV-Turnoff Week is a great way to jump-start your kids into more reading, learning and active play. It's also a lot of fun!

Pork and sauerkraut dinner planned

The Adult Choir of Washington Square United Methodist Church will sponsor their annual pork and sauerkraut family dinner on Saturday, April 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Washington Square United Methodist Church, 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown.

An all-you-can-eat dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce, rolls, drink and dessert will be served in LeFew Fellowship Hall.

Tickets cost $7.50 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 3 to 12 and free for children 2 and younger. Advance tickets and reservations are available from choir members or by contacting the church at 301-739-2653 between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There will be a 50 cents discount on tickets purchased in advance. Tickets will be available at the door, but reservations are recommended.

The meal will be available for eat-in or carryout.

The church fellowship hall is accessible from the parking lot at the rear of the church and is handicapped accessible.

West Hagerstown Senior Citizens Club

Please note that the meeting for today has been canceled.

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