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December 19, 2008

Turning Points support group



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Turning Points, a bereavement support group, will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, in the conference room of Lutheran Home Care Services, Pa. 997, south of Chambersburg Mall. There is no charge to attend. For information, call Kim McCurdy at 717-217-3527 or 800-840-9081.




Theater collectionfor Toys for Tots and Humane Society



Regal Valley Mall Stadium 16 has donation boxes for Toys for Tots and the Washington County Humane Society. Donations will be accepted through Saturday, Jan. 17.




The Maryland Theater names new board members



The MarylandTheatre has named its new board members.

Sam Young, the executive director of planning and facilities at Frederick Community College, has been named as the board of directors president. Other officers include: Jay Wandalowski, vice president; Scott Draper, secretary/treasurer; Dori Nipps, Elizabeth Morgan, Benito Vattelana, Jamie Cannon, Dana Moylan-Wright, Donald M.Bowman, Dick Hershey, Mack Davis, Ron Bowers, Greg Murray, BruceZimmerman, Lou Scally and Don Hoffman.

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For information, go to www.mdtheatre.org.




Future Harvest conference planned



ELDERSBURG, Md. -Nina Planck, farmers' market maven and "real" food enthusiast, will present the keynote speech at the 10th annual conference of Future Harvest - A Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture Friday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Jan. 17, in Frederick, Md.

The 2009 conference theme, "Connect Locally: Food, Farms and Communities," emphasizes making and sustaining connections between producers and consumers. Aspiring, transitioning and experienced farmers will come together with regional buyers, backyard gardeners, parents, students and other consumers interested in local foods to share information and learn about sustainable agriculture.

Seminars, panels and roundtable discussion groups on Friday will cover agri-tourism, soil fertility, farm-to-school and hospital programs, and raising healthy food. Saturday's workshops will cover the nuts and bolts of sustainable agriculture, specialty crops, cultivating new farmers through mentorships, grass-based systems, profitable grain production, and market gardening. Meals will feature locally-grown food, showcasing the region's great local food options.

For information, go to www.futureharvestcasa.org.

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