Earth Day, 2012

April 25, 2012|Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown

As we celebrated Earth Day on Sunday, I was reminded of this Native American proverb: “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

Salem students celebrate Earth Day

Students at Salem Avenue Elementary School in Hagerstown celebrated Earth Day April 20 by cleaning up the school grounds.

Teachers in each grade level discussed how important it is to keep the Earth clean and what each of us can do each day to keep it that way.

Then, during recess time, all Salem students walked around the school grounds with their teachers picking up litter.

Randi Nash’s second-grade class also decided they would become more Earth-friendly by trading the plastic trash bags they use for their breakfast trash for reusable plastic buckets, which will help reduce the number of plastic bags sent to the landfill.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church hosts events

St Mark’s Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown, will host a preventive health screening Friday, May 4.

Life Line Screening will perform screenings for carotid artery blockage (stroke), peripheral arterial disease, atrial fibrillation, osteoporosis (bone loss) and abdominal aortic aneurysm.

The screenings are recommended for those 50 and older, or 40 and older with cardiovascular risk factors.

The screenings are noninvasive, painless, and take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. The results, which are mailed directly to the participant, will help them and their doctor protect their health.

The stroke, vascular and heart rhythm package ranges from $129 to $159.

For more information, call 1-888-653-6441 or go to

• On Saturday, May 5, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Michael Barry will present a seminar titled “Release! The Healing Power of Forgiveness.”

The three-hour seminar is free and begins at 9 a.m. in the church auditorium.

RSVP to the church at 301-733-7550 or send an email to (put re: “Release!” in the subject line).

Spaghetti dinner set

The West Hagerstown Lions Club will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Girl’s Inc., 626 Washington St. in Hagerstown.

The meal cost $7. It will be free for those younger than 5.

The meal includes one serving of tossed salad, bread, beverage and dessert with the all-you-can-eat spaghetti with meat sauce.

Proceeds will benefit the local community.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their used eyeglasses and hearing aids for donation. The Lions Club collects those items for the needy around the world.

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