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December 23, 2012|Ellen Rowland | Around North Hagerstown
  • On Dec. 3, Hagerstown City Councilman Don Munson was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Long Meadows meeting. He talked about improving the parks in the area around the American Legion on Northern Avenue. He said publicly accessible parks are conducive to improved public health, since they provide residents an area to exercise, recreate and play. The Rotary Club of Long Meadows maintains the park on Northern Avenue as part of its community service that Rotary Clubs provide to the communities in which they are a part. A committee is studying the feasibility of connecting Mills Park and the Rotary Club Park through the American Legion property. Improvements to the area might include exercise trails, walking bridges over Hamilton Run and improved lighting and signage.
Photo courtesy of Magnus Dahlgren

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

Preschool to hold open house Jan. 6

Northern Cross Preschool will hold an open house Sunday, Jan. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. The preschool is for 3- and 4-year-olds. It meets Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to  11:30 a.m. from September until mid-May.

It is at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown.

Children are welcome to attend the open house with their parents. 

For more information, call Beth Adams at 301-797-3114 or go to

TOPS 0077  

Losses for the week totaled 29 3/4 pounds for TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 0077.

Linda Baker and Dottie Zimmerman were the best TOPS losers, while the KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sensibly) leaders were Mildred Hluchy and Joan Budny.

Louise Cline won the ha-ha prize.

There won’t be a no-no food for the remainder of the month because the weekly meetings will be limited to weighs-in only.


The group was treated to a humorous skit titled  “I’m Gettin’ Nothin’ for Christmas,” presented by the officers and members.

Kathy Freese presented the program, “Fatty Liver Disease.” She said the liver captures and stores excess fat circulating in the blood. She said this can lead to many health issues, including prediabetes, heart disease and cancer. A few causes include obesity, a passive lifestyle and medication. Symptoms might not show up for years, but some include skin discoloration, fatigue, pain in the abdomen or back and forgetfulness. Prevention and treatment include weight loss and exercise.

Zimmerman gave a pound puppy to Freese.

There will be weigh-ins only Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 from 7 to 9 a.m.

The group meets Monday mornings at First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave. in Hagerstown. 

For more information, call Patsy P. at 301-582-2292 or Patsy M. at 301-842-3615.

Repeat Performance in need of microwave

Repeat Performance Thrift Shop’s request for a used vacuum cleaner was promptly answered.

Now the shop is in need of a replacement microwave oven. If you get a new one for Christmas, the shop would gladly take a donation of your old one.

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