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April 08, 2010|By JAMIE SHEKELS / 301-331-4885

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Blue Band fundraiser to be held April 14



The Williamsport High School Blue Band will hold Blue Band Night at Chick-fil-A on Wesel Boulevard on Wednesday, April 14, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The restaurant will donate a portion of orders to the Blue Band Uniform Fund. For more information, call Missy at 301-667-9660 or send e-mail to missy@nashhomes4u.com">missy@nashhomes4u.com.

Mother's Day preview to be on display at mall



Get an early chance to celebrate mom at Valley Mall on Saturday, April 17.

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A "Celebrating Moms!" event will feature Tri-State vendors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mother's Day gifts, services and ideas will be available. A "Toon Takeover" is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (courtesy of Antietam Cable and Cartoon Network). Demonstrations, presentations and special activities are also going to be held at the mall's center court.

AAUW used book sale set for April 21 to 25



The Hagerstown Branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its used book sale April 21 to 25 at Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike.

More than 50,000 books in good condition will be offered in 60 categories, including collectibles, special finds, current and choice. Tapes, CDs and DVDs will also be available. Most hardback books are priced from $1 to $3, and small paperbacks cost 50 cents. Saturday, April 24, will be half-price day. On the final day, books will be $5 per bag or six bags for $25.

Sale hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food will be available for purchase Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Proceeds from the sale go toward scholarships for local students.

For more information, call 301-733-2007.

In memoriam



My extended family and I said goodbye to a dear family member, Ned "Rick" Taylor this past week. Ned, also known fondly as "Reggie" to many friends and family members, passed away March 30 from complications from a stroke.

May you rest in peace, dear Uncle Rick, and may love and comfort surround. His daughter, Lindsey, and the Taylor family all say goodbye and bid farewell to our dear father, brother and uncle.

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