December 13, 2012
Thursday evening at LJ's & The Kat Lounge was both a reward for a year of participation and a lesson in etiquette for a group of young women and a young man from the Boys & Girls Club at Noland Village. The group arrived at LJ's in style, pulling up in a limousine provided by E.G. Specialized Limo Service. Once inside, they sat down for their seven-course meal with each setting having a dozen knives, forks and spoons on a wine-colored linen tablecloth. As each course is served, LJ's owner Alex Tiches told them before dinner, the diner goes from the outside utensil inward as the meal progresses.
September 7, 2012
The Blossom School of Etiquette will begin new classes starting on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, 20 South Prospect St. Young ladies ages 7 to 17 are invited to participate in free workshops. which include a variety of topics such as poise, assertiveness, social skills, table manners, manners, self-confidence, self-esteem and more. For more information, contact Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676 or email@example.com. Food sale at Second Christian Church There will be a Mix/Match Food Blow Out Sale at Second Christian Church, 65 W. North Ave., on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Choose from several menus.
September 6, 2012
Blossom School of Etiquette will host a program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. Participants learn manners, poise and self-confidence. For girls ages 7 to 17. Free. Call Blossom School of Etiquette, 240-520-5676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
April 12, 2012
Blossom School of Etiquette will have a graduation ceremony for the first class of 2012 from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Homewood Suite by Hilton Hotel, 1650 Pullman Lane, Hagerstown.
April 5, 2012
Next on the agenda for the ladies of Ebenezer is a Good Friday fish dinner sale, beginning at 11 am at Ebenezer AME Church, 26 West Bethel St. The menu includes fried fish, fried potatoes and onions, cole slaw and cornbread. The cost is $8. Eat in, take out or request delivery by calling 301-797-6123 on Friday. Spring jump-off dance planned at VFW hall The “OTB” has planned a spring jump-off dance on Saturday, April 14, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall, 70 East Washington Street.
February 19, 2012
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about our nation's “Pledge of Allegiance” to our flag. I received several kind and supportive comments about the column. Some asked for my reference sources, to which I admit most of the information came from searching the Internet. I usually look at two or three different reference sources to ensure the information is essentially the same before I use it in my column. I was pleased that others found the information contained in my column interesting and informative.
April 14, 2011
New classes for the Blossom School of Etiquette will start Saturday April 23, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hagerstown Presbyterian Church, 20 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown. Classes are for girls ages 7 to 17. The classes are free. The classes teach poise, assertiveness, social skills (home and school) table manners, manners, self-confidence, self-esteem, etc. For more information, call Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676 or email email@example.com. Fitness program meets at Fairgrounds Park Walking and fitness programs are held three days a week at 6:30 p.m. at Fairgrounds Park.
August 21, 2010
There were no blue jeans or T-shirts, no sneakers or flip-flops and not a single exposed midriff in sight. Even the music was unexpected -- a choreographed waltz performed before an audience of friends and family. It was a night of elegance, complete with white gowns and tuxedos, pearls and shiny shoes. But the 15 young couples who were introduced at the Blossom School of Etiquette's 2010 Cotillion Ball added their own touch to the evening before heading to their tables for dinner.