Around South Hagerstown

July 14, 2008|By STACI CLIPP / 240-625-7416


Here we are in the middle of July already! It's just unbelievable how fast time flies!

Class of 1961

The South Hagerstown High School Class of 1961 will hold its annual picnic Saturday starting at 11 a.m. at Doub's Woods Park in the pavilion across from Big Lots.

Lunch will be served at noon. Please bring a covered dish; the reunion committee will provide fried chicken, soft drinks and paper products. The class is also inviting those who were on the faculty from 1957 to 1961 to come to the picnic.

Class of 1988

The South Hagerstown High School Class of 1988 is looking for the following classmates: 

Juanita Adkins, Kimberly Adomnik, Kelli Albright, Dorothy Barnard, Robert Barton, Jeff Buchanan, Jose Cortez, Nora Fitzgerald, Douglas Hayle, Brian Hoffman, Paul Hull, Thomas Kline, Roland Langford, Dawn Lewis, Tina McCleary, Jennifer Miller, Jeffrey L. Moats, Rodney Mose, Tina Meuller, James Oldham, Tony Reed, James Ridenour, Lorena Ritter, Teresa Sauer, Tami Steele, Todd Metz, Jeffrey W. Moats, Stephanie Nicholson, Lorah Nye, Crystal Poole and Jackie Socks.


The reunion committee would appreciate any addresses for those who are missing.

Class reunion plans have been set for the weekend of Aug. 16 with a dinner and dance; and a picnic on Aug. 17.

For more details and reservation form (which is due by Aug. 7), e-mail Michelle (Walters) Lewis at  or call 301-766-4289. Also check out the class Web site at

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday - The July business and administrative meeting will be conducted at Tuesday's luncheon.

The Sight and Hearing Committee reported the following eyeglass-related donations to the IMA World Health organization:

4,600 eye lenses; 1,180 pairs of eyeglasses; 689 eyeglass cases; 20 eyeglass frames

According to IMA, this donation represents a dollarvalue of $5,969.

IMA World Health extends medical assistance to more than 400 hospitals and numerous clinics in more than 60 developing countries.

Discovery Station

Saturday - Hugh Brandenburg, bird photographer - "The Birds of Washington County," 2 p.m. Discovery Station is on West Washington Street.

Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point

The Neighborhoods 1st Locust Point group will be conducting a weekly poll.

This week's poll is: How can we improve the next block party? Select one or more of the following: location, time of day, music, more children's activities, a clown or bathrooms. Sign onto to participate.

The Neighborhoods 1st networking meeting will be July 21 at 5 p.m. at City Hall, room 407. Members from all Neighborhoods 1st groups are encouraged to attend.

As part of the regularly scheduled meeting, Officer Jerry Kendle, who is trained in crime prevention through Environmental Design, will be leading the group on a neighborhood walk-through to make recommendations for preventing crime in the area.

The area is divided into six sections, so this is the first of six. Fingerprinting for children will also be available.

The next group meeting will be July 22 at 7 p.m. at the Full Life Family Ministries building at 80 W. Lee St. For more information, call Lois DeLisi at 703-861-8189 or sign onto

Good bugs, bad bugs

Insects can be found in almost every corner of the world.

Whether you have a fear of or a fascination with them, bugs are part of our everyday lives. Although they can be real pests - after all, we don't call them bugs for nothing - some bugs are in reality beneficial. The trick is to determine which bugs are "good" bugs, and which are "bad" bugs.

Join Maryland Cooperative Extension Educator Annette Ipsan Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown and learn which bugs are good ones and which ones are bad. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, to reserve a seat.

The library strives to make all programs accessible. Please inform the library of special needs two weeks prior to the program.

New business

There is a new business on Oak Ridge Drive that is directed toward children.

The name is Distractions, and it is a family entertainment center with a play area and games. It also has private party rooms.

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Have a great week.

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