Little League registration

February 02, 2012|Jamie Shekels | Around Halfway

Halfway Little League will host registration for T-ball, softball and baseball on several dates in February.

Softball will be open to girls in the Halfway, Conococheague and Clear Spring Little League districts. Those interested in participating in any of these spring sports are invited to register on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m,; Friday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Hotel on Underpass Way in Halfway. 

T-ball is available for those ages 4 and older. Softball and baseball are available for those ages 7 to 12.

Those registering are asked to bring their child’s birth certificate and three proofs of residency.

Registration costs $100 per player, or $125 for families with more than one player registering.

For more information, go to

Story time with Mr. Jeff 

Mr. Jeff, from the Washington County Free Library, will hold story time today from 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Valley Mall.   


Those children who attend will receive a free book while supplies last. Mr. Jeff will be in the rear of the Food Court area.

Senior Idol Contest

The Washington County Commission on Aging will host its Senior Idol Contest Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. at Broadfording Church of The Brethren Fellowship, at 14010 Greencastle Pike, Hagerstown.

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be Saturday, Feb. 25.

There will be gift bags for each contestant, and cash prizes for the winner and runner-up, who will represent the county at the Maryland State Senior Idol contest on April 4 in Prince George’s County, Md., at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts in Bowie, Md.

Tickets cost $5 and are available at the Washington County Commission on Aging Inc., 140 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown.

The guest emcee will be Lou Scally; along with guest appearances from Sterling Dorn, 2011 Maryland State Senior Idol winner; Edward Harne, 2011 local winner; and Tim Moffit, 2007 Country Colgate showdown winner with WAYC Radio station.

For more information, call Ruth Brown at 301-790-0275, ext. 205.

Happy birthday 

Our dear little nephew, Alexander, will celebrate a milestone birthday on Feb. 5. Little Alexander will be turning 1 on Sunday. Wishing you a very happy birthday, Alexander. With much love, from the Shekels and Willett families.

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