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July 5, 2013
 Residents and staff of Western Maryland Hospital Center were joined by members of the community for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Fletcher Fitness Trail on Wednesday, June 5.   Started in the fall of 2012, the trail consists of five stations, each with exercise equipment suitable for able-bodied and wheelchair accessibility.   The Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Foundation provided funding for all of the equipment,...
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By CHAD SMITH | March 30, 2009
Changes proposed to 29-year-old Federal Trade Commission guidelines will, if implemented, more strictly regulate the way advertising companies are allowed to sell endorsed products. The FTC is scheduled to consider new guidelines that will require advertising and marketing companies that use endorsements to prove that alleged results are actually valid. Also, the companies that use endorsements that promote a celebrity user's dramatic results have to show that ordinary users will have similar results or describe in the ad what results can "typically" be expected.
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August 22, 2012
The Fort Ritchie Community Center and Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services Inc. have entered into a partnership that will allow emergency medical personnel to have access to the community center's fitness area. Since the Fort Ritchie Community Center opened in 2008, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services has placed medical personnel on standby at the center's events, according to a news release from the organizations. The Fort Ritchie Community Center returned the favor by allowing Smithsburg medical personnel to have free access to the community center's fitness area, according to the release.
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December 23, 2006
Maryland Francis Murphy Site 240-313-9300 Closed Christmas Day - Monday. Crafts - Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. Bingo - Wednesday, 9:45 a.m. "Are You Ready for an Emergency?" and exercise with Helen House - Thursday, 9:45 a.m. Potomac Towers 301-991-5168 Closed Christmas Day - Monday. Coffee and conversation - daily, 9 a.m. Exercise - Tuesday with Lisa Bennett, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday and Thursday with Argie Harris, 9 a.m. Blood pressure screening with Argie Harris - Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m. Bingo - Wednesday, 10 a.m. Nutro bingo - Thursday, 10 a.m. Walnut Towers 301-797-8446 Closed Christmas Day - Monday.
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February 17, 2007
Maryland Francis Murphy 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Closed for Presidents Day -Monday. Coffee and conversation -daily. PACE with Helen House -Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m. Bingo - Tuesday and Friday, 9:45 a.m. Singalong with Ron Cowell -Wednesday, 10 a.m. "Do You Know the Symptoms of a Heart Attack?" and Exercise with Helen House - Thursday, 9:45 a.m. Potomac Towers 301-991-5168 Closed for Presidents Day -Monday. Tenant Association Lunch -Monday, 11 a.m. Exercises with Lisa Bennett -Tuesday, 9 a.m. Cards - Tuesday, 10 a.m. Blood pressure screening with Argie Harris - Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m. Exercises with Argie Harris -Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. Regular Weekly Bingo -Wednesday, 10 a.m. Bingo Tenant Association -Wednesday, 6 p.m. Winter Wonderland Rom Dance with Kathy Fisher - Thursday, 9:15 a.m. Nutrition Handout - Thursday, 10:30 a.m. "You Be the Judge" with Jackie Willison - Friday, 10 a.m. Walnut Towers 301-790-0275, ext. 206 Closed for Presidents Day -Monday.
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LIFESTYLE
July 5, 2013
 Residents and staff of Western Maryland Hospital Center were joined by members of the community for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Fletcher Fitness Trail on Wednesday, June 5.   Started in the fall of 2012, the trail consists of five stations, each with exercise equipment suitable for able-bodied and wheelchair accessibility.   The Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Foundation provided funding for all of the equipment,...
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August 22, 2012
The Fort Ritchie Community Center and Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services Inc. have entered into a partnership that will allow emergency medical personnel to have access to the community center's fitness area. Since the Fort Ritchie Community Center opened in 2008, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services has placed medical personnel on standby at the center's events, according to a news release from the organizations. The Fort Ritchie Community Center returned the favor by allowing Smithsburg medical personnel to have free access to the community center's fitness area, according to the release.
NEWS
By CHAD SMITH | March 30, 2009
Changes proposed to 29-year-old Federal Trade Commission guidelines will, if implemented, more strictly regulate the way advertising companies are allowed to sell endorsed products. The FTC is scheduled to consider new guidelines that will require advertising and marketing companies that use endorsements to prove that alleged results are actually valid. Also, the companies that use endorsements that promote a celebrity user's dramatic results have to show that ordinary users will have similar results or describe in the ad what results can "typically" be expected.
NEWS
March 17, 2007
Maryland Francis Murphy 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Coffee and conversation - daily. Bingo - Monday and Friday, 9:45 a.m. Crafts - Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. PACE with Helen House - Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 to 2 p.m. Dominoes - Wednesday, 9:45 a.m. "Women Can Make a Difference" and Exercise with Helen House - Thursday, 9:45 a.m. Potomac Towers 301-991-5168 Coffee, conversation and seek-n-find -...
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March 3, 2007
Maryland Francis Murphy 240-313-9300, ext. 154 Coffee and conversation - daily. Seniors and Driving with Jackie Willison - Monday, 10:30 a.m. Nutritional screening with Lisa McCoy - Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. PACE with Helen House - Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 2 p.m. Exercise - Wednesday, 9:45 a.m. Happy Birthday Nancy - Wednesday. Allergy Relief with Ita Kavanagh - Thursday, 10 a.m. Bingo - Friday, 9:45 a.m. Potomac Towers 301-991-5168 Coffee conversation and seek-n-find - daily, 9 a.m. Health fair with HCC Student Nursing - Monday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Senior Citizen Club meeting - Monday, 6 p.m. Exercises with Lisa Bennett - Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. Blood pressure check with Argie Harris - Tuesday, 12 to 1 p.m. Exercises with Argie Harris - Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.; Thursday, 9:15 a.m. Bingo - Wednesday, 10 a.m. Bingo Tenant Association - Wednesday, 6 p.m. Cards - Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. Singalong with Eva Weigle - Thursday, 12:30 p.m. Brown bag day - Thursday Dance Tenant Association - Friday, 7 p.m. Walnut Towers 301-491-5933 Health fair with HCC Student Nursing - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Video: "Mystery" with Lucille and Bobby - Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. Chair exercise - Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. Senior Driving with Jackie Willison - Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Bingo with Lorraine or Connie - Thursday, 9:30 a.m. Trivia Time with...
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