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November 17, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP

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New restaurant opens in town

Shorty's Kitchen is now open at 2 E. Potomac St. (corner of Conococheague and Potomac). Owners Towanda Thomas and Morris "Shorty" Anderson welcome the community to try their soul food recipes, homemade southern desserts and homemade ice cream.

"If we don't have it on the menu, please ask," Shorty said.

The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Delivery is available in a 10-mile radius. Minimum delivery order is $20.

For more information, call 301-223-5555.

Legion Riders chapter forming

A Legion Riders chapter is forming at Williamsport American Legion Post 202. Legion members, Sons of Legion and Auxiliary are invited to join. For more information, call Gary at 301-393-9287.


Butchering event to be held at Ag Center

An old-fashioned butchering demonstration will be held at the Washington County Rural Heritage Museum Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m. The demonstration includes cutting and portioning pork, making of sausage, pon haus, lard and puddin.

There is no registration. The free event will be held rain or shine. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather. Picnic tables will be available for seating or bring your own chairs. This is a demonstration only; no meat will be sold.

The Rural Heritage Cabins will be open with volunteers discussing life in the 1800s. Fresh apple dumplings and apple cider will be available for purchase. For more information, call 240-420-1714 or go to

The museum is at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike.

Thanksgiving Day dinner planned

Thanksgiving Day dinner will be served Thursday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Williamsport United Methodist Church, 25 E. Church St., in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited. There is no charge.

Christmas parade scheduled in town

The Williamsport Christmas Parade will be held Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. Any groups wanting to participate should contact Town Hall at 301-223-7711 to register. Line up will start at 6 p.m. at the water tower.

Clothes of Hope schedule

Williamsport United Methodist Church's Clothes of Hope will be open on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon; Monday, 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; and on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is no charge for the clothing. Donations are always appreciated. Everyone is welcome.

Artificial trees sought for display

If you have an artificial tree that you no longer use, consider donating it to the Town Museum for a holiday display. You can bring your tree to the Town Museum in the lower level of Springfield Farm Barn on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or call 301-223-7229 to arrange pickup.

Groups and organizations interested in decorating a tree for the "Charlie Brown Christmas" holiday event planned for Sunday, Dec. 13, should call Tearza Knode at 301-223-4048 or e-mail

Cookie sale planned to help child care center

Kinder Haven Child Care Center, 35 W. Potomac St., invites everyone to its second annual Christmas cookie sale Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The sale will be in the fellowship hall of Zion Lutheran Church.

Dozens of homemade Christmas cookies will be for sale. All proceeds go to Kinder Haven Child Care Center.

Annual craft show offers SSL hours

High school students in need of student service learning hours can volunteer for the 26th annual Kris Kringle Holiday Craft Show Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hagerstown Community College.

The show features more than 250 hand crafters and free door prizes all day. Admission is $1. Donations of a nonperishable food item or new toy will be accepted for Trinity Lutheran Church for distribution to local families.

There are many ways students can assist, including setting up, working at the free gift wrapping station or package holding area, and carrying packages. Interested students should contact Linda Williams at 301-582-1233 or 301-331-1233.

Proceeds from the event benefit Hospice of Washington County, Inc.

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