July 13, 2012
AARP is offering its driver safety course to those who are employed or retired from the education field. The course this month and in August will be offered at a reduced cost of $5. The offer is for teachers, professors, principals, guidance counselors, school secretaries, administrators, cafeteria workers, maintenance and janitorial personnel, bus drivers and anyone else who is retired from or is working for any private or public education institution....
June 20, 2012
AARP and the Washington County Commission on Aging has announced the AARP Driver Safety's 2012 Educator Appreciation program. Starting July 1, all current and retired educators and school personnel are eligible to take the AARP driver safety classroom course for $5. Class dates and locations are as follows. Thursday, July 19 - Somerford Assisted Living, 10114 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 - Fahrney-Keedy Retirement Village, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program is offered to those individuals who have been an educator, or have worked for a school district or university in any capacity.
May 2, 2012
AARP Chapter 623 of Washington County will meet Tuesday, May 8, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Western Maryland Hospital Center, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. The speaker will be Hilary Lowe, community educator with the Washington County Commission on Aging. She will show a recently made video showing local seniors involved in activities at the senior center. For more information, call Donna Souders at 301-797-3578. Ballroom dancing Jim Powers will hold his ballroom dance party Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Building.
March 25, 2012
The Washington County Commission on Aging will hold an AARP driver-safety program Wednesday, April 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Reeders Nursing Home, 141 S. Main St. in Boonsboro. The instructor is William Baschke Jr. The class is designed to help drivers improve their skills. The course costs $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Checks should be made payable to AARP. For more information, call Judy Brewer at 301-790-0275, ext. 220.
January 12, 2012
The Washington County Commission on Aging will hold an AARP driver safety program Thursday, Feb. 16, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Somerford Assisted Living, 10114 Sharpsburg Pike. The instructor is William Baschke Jr. The class is designed to help drivers improve their skills. The course costs $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Checks should be made payable to AARP. For more information, call Judy Brewer at 301-790-0275, ext. 220.
December 7, 2011
The 30-member chorus of the Falling Spring Chapter No. 2840 of AARP will perform around the area. Under the direction of John Shearer, the singing group will present a one-hour variety show of religious and secular music. Each year the chorus puts together two singing programs, one for spring and one for Christmas - and presents these programs to residents of area nursing homes, senior centers, and retirement villages. 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at the Shook Home, 55 S. Second St., Chambersburg 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehab Center, 210 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Chambersburg Senior Center 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Menno Haven Thursday, Dec. 22, at Manor Care.
September 27, 2011
In West Virginia's special election for governor, both Republican Bill Maloney and acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, the Democratic nominee, favor cutting some property taxes. Either winner would face several hurdles, including the state constitution and the schools and local governments that now rely on the revenue. Tomblin and Maloney have talked about ending property taxes on business inventory. Maloney, a Morgantown business owner, has also targeted taxes on commercial machinery and equipment.