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July 28, 2010|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP
  • New bicycle racks are popular as bicyclists stop for lunch in downtown Williamsport.
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Williamsport to hold National Night Out event

National Night Out will be held at Byron Memorial Park on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Deputy 1st Class Carl D. Witmer has organized an event the entire family will enjoy.

This unique crime and drug prevention evening features free food, ice cream, swimming and petting zoo. On-site displays such as a police cruiser, tow trucks, fire and EMS units, and a SWAT truck will be on hand.

Magician Dean Burkett will make balloon figures for children, and Jimmy Kindle will display his pulling tractor with twin helicopter engines. Life Net 81 and the DEA plan to land helicopters.

Activities for a fee include rock climbing and monster truck rides.

The event is sponsored by Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Town of Williamsport, Target, Good Humor and Leiters' Fine Catering.

WHS coach announces sechedule for football

Williamsport High School head coach Randy Longnecker has issued the following schedule for football:


o Monday, Aug. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., max lifting day and dinner.

o Thursday, Aug. 5, 7:30 to 9 a.m., speed and agility testing.

o Tuesday, Aug. 10, conditioning test on the track - 11th and 12th grade at 5 p.m.; ninth and 10th grade at 6:30 p.m.

o Wednesday, Aug. 11, equipment issue in the gym - 12th grade at 5:30 p.m.; 11th grade at 6:30 p.m.

o Thursday, Aug. 12, equipment issue in the gym - 10th grade at 5:30 p.m.; ninth grade at 6:30 p.m.

o Saturday, Aug. 14, first day of football practice; sessions will run 7:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Free gymnastics, dance classes planned

Are you looking for a fun way for your child to get more exercise?

4-Star Athletic Complex, Milestone Terrace, will offer free gymnastics and dance classes to youth every Saturday in August.

o 3-to 5-year-olds will meet from 9 to 10 a.m.

o 6-year-olds and up from 10 to 11 a.m.

Participants and parents will receive discounts for fall classes and the pro shop.

For more information, call Nica Sutch at 301-223-6116.

Bicycle racks are a friendly welcome to bicyclists

There's a new look to town parking and bicyclists are in for a treat. They now can securely park their bikes while they have lunch and check out downtown shops. The bright yellow racks, sporting matching attention flags, have been added to each side of the first block of North Conococheague Street.

Bicycle lanes were recently painted on Potomac Street from Cushwa Basin to Byron Memorial Park and in the first block of North Conococheague Street. Michael Sparks, town economic developer, said the bike lanes and racks are part of the town's revitalization plan.

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