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Waynesboro briefs

August 19, 2009

Local man promoted to brigadier general in the U.S. Air Force



WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Dwyer L. Dennis, of Waynesboro, was promoted to brigadier general in a U.S. Air Force ceremony on July 2.

Dennis commands the 551st Electronic Systems Wing. He is responsible for more than 900 personnel and $25.1 billion in programs, according to a submitted biography.

Dennis graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School in 1978. He continued his education in the U.S. Air Force Academy, Air Force Institute of Technology, Defense System Management College, Air Command and Staff College, Boston University and Center for Creative Leadership.

He is the son of Louanna Dennis Sturm and the late Donald L. Dennis, and the stepson of Carroll Sturm. His wife, Tammy, is also a native of Waynesboro.

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Dennis's responsibilities include focusing on battle management command, control and communications systems.

Northside to be open on limited schedule after this weekend



WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The borough-run Northside Pool will be open for its regular hours of operation through Sunday, according to a news release.

For the following two weeks, the pool will be closed on weekdays, but open on weekends. It will be open Labor Day.

The modified schedule was due to a lack of lifeguards and staff, many of whom are returning to school, the news release stated.

Salon to host speaker Saturday to talk about breast cancer awareness



WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Finishing Touch Beauty Salon, at 1622 E. Main St., will host an open house at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Motivational speaker Julie Gaver has been scheduled to talk about breast cancer awareness. The salon will offer refreshments and giveaways.

For more information, call 717-387-5139.

Local quilter featured at dinner meeting



WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Lorraine Mishler, a local quilter, will discuss "Quilts and the Underground Railroad" at the Thursday, Sept. 10, dinner meeting of the Waynesboro Historical Society.

Mishler will review the various quilt blocks that many believe sent "codes" to slaves who were escaping their masters in the South via the Underground Railroad, a network of anti-slavery sympathizers who helped slaves along the road to freedom.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 in the Hess Room of Minnich Manor at Quincy United Methodist Home, followed by the program at 7:30. Those who wish to attend only the program are welcome to do so at no charge.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by Sept. 3. To make reservations, people may drop off a check at the Oller House or call 717-762-1747.

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