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October 4, 2012
Maryland offices Maryland state offices will be closed Oct. 8 in observance of Columbus Day. MVA Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration offices and VEIP locations are closed on Saturday, Oct. 6, and Monday, Oct. 8. PennDOT The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, Pa., from Saturday, Oct. 6 through Monday, Oct. 8 in observance of...
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | October 5, 2012
On Monday, Federal Employees will be off work and other U.S. citizens will have the day free as well, all because of an accident. “When I was in school, Columbus Day was a day off,” Hagerstown resident Emily Ricketts, 23, said. “Schools should give a little more history on the holiday. It established the country, even though he landed in the Bahamas.” Columbus Day, which is Monday, does indeed commemorate when Christopher Columbus landed in the New World, at San Salvador Island in the Bahamas.
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October 7, 2012
Activities and programs scheduled for Monday, Oct. 8, through Friday, Oct. 12, at senior citizens centers in Washington County, Md., and Franklin County, Pa.: Maryland Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Closed for Columbus Day - Monday Blood pressure screening with Meritus Home Health Care - Tuesday, 10 a.m. Cards or games - Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Crafts -...
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October 3, 2005
Oct. 5 - Oct. 11 The Washington County Commission on Aging offers noon lunches to anyone 60 years and older at seven locations - Hancock, Smithsburg, Keedysville, Williamsport and three in Hagerstown. A two-day reservation notice is required and a donation is asked per meal. For information, call 301-790-0275. Weekly menu Wednesday - Minestrone soup, turkey sub with lettuce, tomato and onions, Waldorf salad, mixed fruit and milk. Thursday - Spaghetti with meat sauce and meatballs, garden salad with chickpeas, Texas toast, banana and milk.
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October 5, 2009
Oct. 7 to Oct. 13 The Washington County Commission on Aging offers noon lunches to anyone 60 years and older at seven locations - Hancock, Smithsburg, Keedysville, Williamsport and three in Hagerstown. A two-day reservation notice is required and a donation is asked per meal. For information, call 301-790-0275. Weekly menu o Wednesday - Chili con carne, brown rice, creamy lettuce, mixed fruit, corn muffin and milk. o Thursday - White bean and potato soup with crackers, cold-cut sub with lettuce, tomato and onion, pepper slaw, banana and milk.
NEWS
October 7, 2006
Maryland Francis Murphy Site 240-313-9300 Closed for Columbus Day - Monday. Blood pressure check - Tuesday, 10 a.m. PACE with Helen House - Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m. Indoor games: Trivia - Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. "Osteoporosis" with Ita Kavanagh - Thursday, 10 a.m. Magic show with Dean Burkett -Friday, 10 a.m. Potomac Towers 301-991-5168 Closed for Columbus Day - Monday....
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October 5, 2005
Smithsburg Senior Site 29 Blue Mountain Estates, Smithsburg Exercise - Today, Wednesday, Oct. 19, and every Friday, 9:30 a.m. Spelling bee prizes awarded - Today, 10 a.m. Bingo - Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13 and 20; Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. Uno or dominoes - Fridays, Oct. 7, 14 and 28, 10 a.m. Closed for Columbus Day - Monday, Oct. 10. Van stop at shopping center - Oct. 11 and 25, 9:30 a.m....
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October 7, 2012
Activities and programs scheduled for Monday, Oct. 8, through Friday, Oct. 12, at senior citizens centers in Washington County, Md., and Franklin County, Pa.: Maryland Francis Murphy 20014 Rosebank Way, Hagerstown 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Closed for Columbus Day - Monday Blood pressure screening with Meritus Home Health Care - Tuesday, 10 a.m. Cards or games - Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. Crafts -...
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | October 5, 2012
On Monday, Federal Employees will be off work and other U.S. citizens will have the day free as well, all because of an accident. “When I was in school, Columbus Day was a day off,” Hagerstown resident Emily Ricketts, 23, said. “Schools should give a little more history on the holiday. It established the country, even though he landed in the Bahamas.” Columbus Day, which is Monday, does indeed commemorate when Christopher Columbus landed in the New World, at San Salvador Island in the Bahamas.
NEWS
October 4, 2012
Maryland offices Maryland state offices will be closed Oct. 8 in observance of Columbus Day. MVA Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration offices and VEIP locations are closed on Saturday, Oct. 6, and Monday, Oct. 8. PennDOT The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, Pa., from Saturday, Oct. 6 through Monday, Oct. 8 in observance of...
NEWS
October 5, 2009
Oct. 7 to Oct. 13 The Washington County Commission on Aging offers noon lunches to anyone 60 years and older at seven locations - Hancock, Smithsburg, Keedysville, Williamsport and three in Hagerstown. A two-day reservation notice is required and a donation is asked per meal. For information, call 301-790-0275. Weekly menu o Wednesday - Chili con carne, brown rice, creamy lettuce, mixed fruit, corn muffin and milk. o Thursday - White bean and potato soup with crackers, cold-cut sub with lettuce, tomato and onion, pepper slaw, banana and milk.
NEWS
October 5, 2009
Mentzer Gap Road speed limit changing WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Washington Township Supervisors have started the process to set the speed limit on Mentzer Gap Road at 25 mph between Beartown Road and Old Forge Road. Currently, the speed limit changes from 25 mph to 35 mph and 45 mph several times, Supervisor Elaine Gladhill said. On Monday, the supervisors accepted results of a traffic study that justified the 25-mph rate. They must incorporate the change into an ordinance in coming months.
NEWS
October 7, 2008
Oct. 9 - Alpaca Club Meeting, Millstone Manor, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 - Washington County Horse Council meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 - Tailwaggers Club meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 2 p.m. Oct. 13 - Columbus Day, Washington County Extension Office closed. Oct. 13 - Dairy Goat Club meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 - Apian Society meeting, Washington County Extension Office, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 - Certified Tractor Safety Instructor training, University of Maryland, College Park.
NEWS
November 19, 2007
"To the person from Hagerstown complaining about paying taxes on a house that was purchased in 1948 for $2,300: Why are you complaining? Your house was paid for by your grandparents and now you live in it for free, except for property tax. Most of us wish we only had to pay the taxes on our houses and not mortgages for the next 30 years. I'll tell you what, I'll pay your taxes and you pay my mortgage for the year. How does that sound?" - Smithsburg retired military "Why is there work being done on every road in Hagerstown?
NEWS
October 3, 2007
Smithsburg Senior Site 29 Blue Mountain Estates, Smithsburg, MD 21783 Dottie Smith, Manager 301-824-2183 Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 - Spelling Bee, prizes awarded, 10 a.m. Oct. 4 - Bingo, 10 a.m. Oct. 5 - Exercise, 9:30 a.m.; UNO or dominoes, 10 a.m. Oct. 8 - Closed for Columbus Day. Oct. 9 - Van stop at shopping center, 9:30 a.m.; Stroke video with Q & A and fall prevention with Ita Kavanagh,...
NEWS
October 3, 2007
Maryland Francis Murphy 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Closed for Columbus Day - Monday. Sign language with Lois Pettit - Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. Blood pressure screening - Tuesday, 10 a.m. Bookmobile - Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. Bingo - Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Dominoes - Tuesday, 8 p.m. Crafts - Wednesday, 9:40 a.m. Stroke video with Q & A and Fall Prevention with Ita Kavanagh - Thursday, 10 a.m. Happy birthday, Pat...
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