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March 17, 2009|BY SUSIE HOFFMAN/301-790-2413

Wear green today for St. Patrick's Day



Happy St. Patrick's Day! Are you wearing green? With all the talk of green, I can't help but look outside and appreciate that Mother Nature has started to don a bit of green lately and I could not be more pleased.

Serve up a healthy portion of corned beef today and let's all bring out a bit of Irish in us.

Good news, bad news about town happenings

OK, do you want the good news or the bad news first?

Personally, I would prefer the bad news and then the good news.

The town picnic in Funkstown will not be held this year.

Bummer, right? OK, hold on, the focus instead will be on the re-enactment during Funkstown Town Days in July.

July 10 to 12 will be fun-filled and packed with events and happenings at the park, including fireworks that Saturday. So no picnic, but we do get three days of town celebrations.

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Bridge, anyone?



I adore games. Not the mental kind, but the board and card kind. One game I never learned but have always been a bit curious about is bridge. I know, I know, the Funkstown bridge. Thought you had heard the last of the bridge issue in Funkstown, but honestly this is a totally different kind of bridge; the kind that people get together and play.

Tom Janus is the Hagerstown Bridge Club manager and he is curious to see if there are people in the area who might be interested in playing some bridge. Whether an expert or novice, you are nvited. The club plays Wednesdays at the South End Fire Hall at 12:30 p.m.

Towels needed



I have told you about the new spring lambs that I adore seeing just outside Funsktown ... what can be more cute? Well, how about kittens? Oh my goodness - think they just might be the single most adorable newborn creatures ever.

The Humane Society of Washington County is in need of towels for the animals at the shelter and with it being spring the need is even greater. Foster care for the new cats and kittens is beginning to fill up and as this happens the supply of towels is beginning to dwindle.

If you have the desire to become a foster parent to these new litters, contact the humane society and let them know you can help.

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