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Tri-State briefs

February 18, 2013

Open house to provide information on bridge replacement

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will hold an open house with a display of plans to inform the public of the proposed bridge replacement of Pa. 928 (Big Cove Tannery Road) in Fulton County.

The meeting will be Monday at the Ayr Township Municipal Building, 5844 Cito Road, near McConnellsburg. The public is invited to attend from 6 to 7 p.m.

The plans display will introduce the project and allow the public an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed project and traffic control, as well as to comment on potential environmental and community effects.

Anyone with knowledge of historic resources in the project area is encouraged to attend this meeting. Representatives from PennDOT will be available to answer questions and to receive input on the project.

Huyett Road to be closed at railroad bridge

SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. — Huyett Road in Jefferson County will be closed to through traffic Feb. 24 from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., according to a news release from the West Virginia Division of Highways.

The road will be closed at the railroad bridge about 1.3 miles west of the intersection with Augustine Avenue, the release said.

This closure is necessary for Norfolk Southern to work on the bridge. A signed detour will be in place on U.S. 340, Wheatland Road, Lloyd Road and Summit Point Road.

Group to discuss walking, hiking, biking trails in Mercersburg area

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The next meeting of the Franklin County, Pa.-based Citizens for Responsible Government will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church, 2509 Black Gap Road (Pa. 997), south of Scotland, Pa.

Topics of discussion include: walking, biking and hiking trails in the Mercersburg, Pa., area; security issues in the Chambersburg (Pa.) Area School District; and smart meters.

For more information, call Allen Piper, president of Citizens for Responsible Government, at 717-369-3242.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy to celebrate 88th birthday with cake-baking contest

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. — The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is hosting a cake-baking contest in honor of its 88th birthday on March 2 from noon to 5 p.m. at the ATC Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry.

Last year, more than 100 local residents and business owners attended. This event is free and open to the public.

This year’s contest will be judged in three categories: best Appalachian Trail (A.T.) design, best tasting and most creative cake. The entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges and the most creative cake will be judged by the public. Prizes, including ATC gear and apparel, will be awarded to the top submissions. 

Cakes will be on display from noon to 1 p.m. and will be served to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Judging will begin at 1 p.m. and the winners of the contest will be announced at 2 p.m.

To enter a cake for this contest, email Claire Hobbs by Feb. 28 at chobbs@appalachiantrail.org with your name, type of cake and cake dimensions, as well as any relevant information such as possible allergens.

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