Community briefs

May 07, 2010

Retirement community to hold open house

BOONSBORO - Fahrney-Keedy Home & Village, 8507 Mapleville Road, will host a spring open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 15. Fahrney-Keedy is a continuing care retirement community.

Guests will receive tours of the village and community, meet the staff and several residents. Entertainment and an informational seminar will be presented by residents and business partners from the community. Gourmet refreshments will be provided.

For reservations or more information, call 301-671-5015 or 301-671-5016 or go to

Geology and birding field trip offered

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - The Potomac Audubon Society will sponsor a geology and birding field trip to Western Maryland and Mineral County, W.Va., Saturday, May 15. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Berkeley Springs Food Lion. They will carpool from there and visit sites near Hancock and Cumberland, Md., and Keyser, W.Va. The trip will last until about noon. The trip is free and open to the public.


Dennis Coskren will lead the trip.

Many geological features will be observed and discussed.

The birding will include a stop at Sideling Hill to attempt to see ravens which are nesting in the area.

For information, call Peter Smith at 304-876-1139 or e-mail">

Vendors wanted

The Arc of Washington County is sponsoring a fundraising yard and craft sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 5, with a rain date of Saturday, June 12. The sale will be at 840 Florida Ave. in Hagerstown.

Vendor tables cost $10 and tables may be rented for $5 each. To reserve a space, call Natalie or Teresa at 301-797-2392 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reservations are payment are due by Friday, May 21.

Spaying and neutering assistance available

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Spay Today is a local low-cost, nonprofit spay and neuter program. It works with area veterinarians and clinics to obtain lower fees to have cats and dogs spayed and neutered. Initial tests and shots can also be obtained at lower rates at the time of surgery. For information, call 304-728-8330 or go to

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