Schools are back in session

August 22, 2012|Linda Murray | Around West Hagerstown

Today is the first day of classes for Washington County Public Schools. Remember to drive safely, watching out for children going to and from school. Also, do not pass school buses when their lights are flashing. Let’s all have a safe and happy school year.

Salem Avenue plans meet the teacher night

A meet the teacher night is planned Thursday at Salem Avenue Elementary School.

Students in kindergarten through second grade will meet their teachers from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Families are then asked to join the staff in the back parking area for a hot dog barbecue from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Students in third through fifth grades can visit their classrooms from 6:30 to 7 p.m.


Maggie Cunningham celebrates her 90th birthday on Aug. 27. She is a member of Washington Square United Methodist Church on Washington Avenue. 

If you see Maggie, wish her a happy day.

Ridge Avenue to hold neighborhood reunion

If you grew up in the Ridge Avenue area in Hagerstown, you have an opportunity to meet up with old friends and neighbors on Saturday.

A reunion will be held at the Ridge Avenue playground from 1 to 6 p.m.  Bring your picnic basket, some lawn chairs and join the fun.

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