Tri-State briefs

March 10, 2013

Architectural Chambersburg’s North End to be showcased with tour
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Retired educator George Fries II will lead a Victorian stroll of unique architectural sites in Chambersburg’s North End on April 18.
The tour will include Norland Hall, the original Wilson College building. There will be examples of Queen Anne, Italianate, Second Empire and Collegiate Gothic architecture. Fries will discuss the architectural style and distinctive features of each building.
The tour will begin at 1 p.m. in front of Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 125 Park Ave. Tickets cost $5 per person and registration is required. Call the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce at 717-264-7101 to register. The rain date is April 19.
Fries retired from Carlisle (Pa.) Area Senior High School and is a volunteer at the Chambersburg Heritage Center, 100 Lincoln Way East. His hobbies include architecture, horticulture and travel.
He serves on the Penn State Cooperative Extension Board and the Franklin County Agricultural Preservation Board. Fries is an active Penn State master gardener and the director of carriage driving at the Franklin County Therapeutic Riding Center. He also teaches carriage driving.

Waynesboro talent show audtions scheduled
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — Makeup auditions for the Waynesboro: You Have Talent Show will be Monday, March 18, beginning at 6 p.m. in Harbaugh Hall at Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St.
Original auditions were postponed because of the March 6 snowstorm.
Auditions are on a first-come basis and are only for students in the Waynesboro Area School District.
Each audition will be three to five minutes. A CD player will be available for use, but no accompanist will be available. Each applicant must provide his or her own music.
Each applicant, group or individual will pay a $10 entrance fee if chosen to participate in the talent show, which will be Saturday, April 13.
All proceeds will go toward programming for Waynesboro Communities That Care, which uses assets within the community, schools, family and peer groups to develop strategies to prevent problem behaviors among the community’s youth.
Applications are available at any Waynesboro school or at For more information, call 717-709-4755.

OWLS event to teach how to age healthfully
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — No matter your age, it’s not too late to start living healthfully to achieve your optimal health.
The sixth annual OWLS (Older, Wiser, Living Stronger) Event on Tuesday, March 26, is open to all who want to age healthfully.
The OWLS program originally targeted seniors 55 and older to encourage physical activity and staying strong throughout life. The event is open to all ages and will offer opportunities to learn about various health issues, take part in free screenings and see exercise demonstrations.
The program is a collaborative effort of West Virginia University Hospitals-East, The Wellness Center at City Hospital, Hospice of the Panhandle, Berkeley County Health Department, Eastern Panhandle Medical Reserve Corps, Berkeley Senior Services and the American Cancer Society.
The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the WVU Health Sciences Building on the campus of City Hospital.
Presentations will include “Pills and Parts” with Dr. Cathy Funk of WVUH-East; “Don’t Miss a Beat: Heart-Smart Tips for Lowering Your LDL, Total Cholesterol and Triglycerides” with Joan Starliper of WVUH-East; and “Mental Wellness for Seniors” with Dr. Christopher Murphy, psychiatrist, and Angela Porturica of Gateway Behavioral Health Services.
The program is free and open to all. Registration is not required.
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