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Tri-State briefs

August 18, 2010

Lonely London Lad frontman to hold meet and greet



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Alternative rock band Lonely London Lad front man Robert Savage will hold a 12-hour meet and greet Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown.

The band has released two albums and have a third in production.

The meet and greet will include informal activities throughout the day; raffles for LLL merchandise; and a free screening of music videos at 9 pm.

The event is free and open to the public. More information is available at the band's website, http://www.lonelylondonlad.com.

Walking tour of historic sites postponed until fall



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A walking tour of historic sites in downtown Chambersburg, which was scheduled for Aug. 21, has been postponed until fall, according to a news release.

The Heritage Center will announce the new tour date when it is scheduled, the news release stated.

Vision 2020 series session scheduled for Sept. 23



MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners will continue their Vision 2020 series with a session in Mercersburg at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.

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The commissioners will host the meeting in The Star Theater, 23 W. Seminary Ave.

County officials will share information about current and future programs.

For further information, contact Tracey Schroder at 717-267-4371 or trschroder@co.franklin.pa.us">trschroder@co.franklin.pa.us.

Colonial Fair scheduled for Sept. 11 and 12



WELSH RUN, Pa. -- Conococheague Institute will hold its annual Colonial Fair on Sept. 11 and 12.

On Saturday, the institute will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured will be American Indian dancers and a fleece-to-shawl demonstration.

On Sunday, the institute will host a period church service at noon. There also will be a Ferguson Rifle talk and demonstration.

Sunday's hours are noon to 4 p.m.

Parking is $5 per vehicle, and the event is held rain or shine.

The Colonial Fair also includes an archaeological display, flax processing, speakers, wagon rides, children's games, music, food, artisans, and re-enactors focusing on both military and American Indians.

For more information, call the institute at 717-328-3467.

Records management office opened in Franklin County



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Franklin County government opened a new records management office recently on Franklin Farm Lane.

Workers will be processing, scanning and microfilming records for seven county offices, including the prothonotary and public defender.

The effort is part of the records management initiative the commissioners said is designed to achieve greater efficiencies and reduce costs associated with records retention and storage.

Endowment fund created



SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- The Shepherd University Foundation has announced the creation of an endowment funded by the Shepherd University Alumni Association.

Funds will be used to provide financial assistance to full-time students, or part-time or full-time graduate studies students.

For more information, contact Monica Lingenfelter at 304-876-5397 or mlingenf@shepherd.edu">mlingenf@shepherd.edu.

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