Around North Hagerstown

October 20, 2008|By ELLEN ROWLAND / 240-217-5051

Hub City Cruisers donates money from cruise-ins

Hub City Cruisers, a local nonprofit car club, raised $4,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and $350 for Broadfording Christian Academy.

The money was raised from the club's cruise-ins at Long Meadow Shopping Center, which are held the first and third Saturdays from April through October, and the annual car and truck show.

Thanks to all for helping to make this year a successful one again. Thanks also to the sponsors for their time and generosity.

St. Maria Goretti news

St. Maria Goretti High School will host the 26th annual Mid-Atlantic Invitational Basketball Tournament (MAIT) Nov. 28 and 29.


The MAIT, played in the Gael Center, will inaugurate the 2008-09 basketball season.

If interested in becoming a sponsor or placing an advertisement in the MAIT program, contact Chris Shaper at 301-665-1177 or the school at 301-739-4266.

Basketball tryouts

Tryouts will be held for the Junior Hubs girls basketball team Oct. 27 and 29 at Northern Middle School from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

All girls attending Northern Middle and Western Heights Middle School and living in the North Hagerstown High School district are encouraged to attend.

Mid-Maryland and Washington County Recreation Department teams will be chosen. Players need only attend one session.

For more information, contact Daren Hamilton at or Kim Fitzgerald at

TOPS 446

At its last meeting, Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter 446 heard Betty Jo talk about some of the many types of whole grains from which to choose.

She gave members a printout of her favorite recipes.

There will be information on the Glycemic Index at Wednesday's meeting.

The group meets Wednesdays at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 19731 Shiloh Church Road, Hagerstown, with weigh-in at 8:45 a.m. and the meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call Tom or Mary at 301-797-2547 or call Judy at 301-739-9279.


TOPS Chapter 77 gave out its monthly awards for September at its Oct. 13 meeting.

The chapter had 79 members weigh in and the group showed a loss for the month.

Thirty-five members had perfect attendance and three members, Emma Jean Robertson, Maida Law and Imogene Foltz, had no gains.

Division I winner was Gordana Ritchie with a 7 3/4-pound loss and Division II winner was Bea Myers with a 8 1/4-pound loss. The Shining Stars for the month were Emma Jean Robertson and Pauline McAfee.

Linda Lemen presented walking charms and exercise charms. Members were presented charms for the September contest titled, "My House."

The "Get-R-Done" contest was won by Edna Jones who had a 4 1/2-pound loss for the week. Donna, the group leader, presented awards for the chapter's summer challenges.

Today, Bea Myers will present the program on interesting low-calorie foods.

The group meets Mondays at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. For more information, call Donna at 301-223-8143 or Patsy at 301-582-2292.

Valley Art Association

Valley Art Association will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Mansion House Art Gallery in City Park.

After the business meeting, artist Janet Salter will give a demonstration. She teaches art history at Hagerstown Community College, and drawing, painting and portraiture for Common Ground On The Hill at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. She also mentors artists in her home studio.

She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She shows her work in the Baltimore-Washington area, with the Artist's Gallery in Frederick, Md., and at Tara's Wild Women of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

For more information, call Lucy Ecker at 301-733-5320.

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