Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

July 21, 2010|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

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Spectrum to play at Pen Mar Park Sunday

The local band Spectrum will perform Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pen Mar Park as the summer music series continues.

For more information, call 301-791-1551.

Cascade Elementary

Summer 2010 Challenge: In order to maintain academic fitness during the summer break, the school will be challenging students:

1.) Study Island (kindergarten to fifth grade) - Students continue their use of Study Island (web-based program). The challenge will be to total 80 percent of overall scores.

2.) Reading Challenge (kindergarten to fifth grade) - Students will read 10 or more books. Materials and directions were sent home.


Congratulations to the school's 24-Game finalists from fifth grade: Joshua Dwyer, Cameron Scott, Casey Wishard and Adam Dundee. The students competed in the Washington County Public Schools' 24-Game Challenge. They raced to be the first to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers to equal 24.

HCC students complete pet grooming course

Hagerstown Community College's Continuing Education and Community Services Division recently awarded completion certificates to 10 students from the professional pet grooming program during a July 6 ceremony in the Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center.

Completion certificates were presented to Isle-Marie Bramson of Chewsville; Cathy Garling, Julie Nicodemus, Stash Nicodemus and Jamie Yingling, all of Hagerstown; Kellie Koons of Greencastle, Pa.; Jackie Kuempel of Martinsburg, W.Va.; Hannah Nealis of Keedysville; Debra Wachter of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; and Traci Walizer of Waynesboro, Pa.

To receive their certificates, students in the program had to complete three training courses: professional pet groomer principles, professional pet groomer practices, part I and professional pet groomer practices, part II.

Courses teach the fundamentals and terminology of pet grooming for dogs and cats and feature more than 23 hours of hands-on practice by the end of the program.

Students work on site at Central Dawgma Pet Grooming in Hagerstown for the majority of their training.

The next course starts in September.

For more information, call Cindi Hull at 301-790-2800, ext. 520, or e-mail To register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:

o Today - "Balancing Your Budget," and exercise with Helen Stevens, 10:15 a.m.

o Thursday - Birthday luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

o Friday - Ice cream cone day.

o Monday - Dominoes, 10 a.m.

o Tuesday - Craft day, 10 a.m.

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