Around Halfway

August 26, 2009|By JAMIE SHEKELS

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Labor Day

Parents of Washington County students, please note the following: There will be no prekindergarten classes Friday, Sept. 4. Schools will be closed Monday, Sept. 7. in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Arts fest

Hagerstown City Park will host its annual Autumn Arts Festival Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event will include Appalachian-style music, craft vendors, food and tours of the Jonathan Hager House.

Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information, go to

Book signing

Author Charbel Moussa will be at the Waldenbooks store at Valley Mall Saturday, Sept. 12, for a book signing from 1 to 4 p.m.


Moussa is the author of "The Ultimate Peace: America's Challenge in the Middle East."

Best wishes

Our thoughts and prayers go out to my sister-in-law, Jennifer Shekels, who entered the military and traveled to boot camp this week. Jen, we wish you much success as you serve our country proudly.

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