August 20, 2013
During the month of August, the American Alliance of Museums encourages member organizations to invite their representatives and senators to visit. On Aug. 15, representatives from U.S. Rep. John K. Delaney's 6th District office; Maryland U.S. Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin's office; and Maryland U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski's office were hosted by Museum Director Rebecca Massie Lane and Board of Trustees Member Al Martin. A behind-the-scenes tour included the museum's founding, history, educational programs, permanent collections and marketing.
August 15, 2013
Letterkenny Army Depot is holding its regularly scheduled Restoration Advisory Board meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Building 14 Public Works Conference Room. Building 14 is at the intersection of Michigan and Overcash avenues. Access to Building 14 does not require driving through the Letterkenny security gate. Updates will be presented on current environmental issues regarding the Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, program and the Installation Restoration Program.
August 13, 2013
Stephanie Jones and Sarah Burgan both knew they wanted to be teachers when they graduated from South Hagerstown High School and headed to Frostburg State University. Now Jones and Burgan, both 22, have come home to become teachers. The two were among about 120 new Washington County Public School teachers who attended a Tuesday reception sponsored by the business community. The Greater Hagerstown Committee and the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the Michael G. Callas New Educators Reception at North Hagerstown High in the middle of a three-day academy to help new educators.
August 13, 2013
Martinsburg Sunrise Rotary Club will sponsor its third annual Crab Feast on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Whitacre Farm. The event will feature all-you-can-eat crabs, shrimp, chicken and fixins for $40 per adult, $20 for kids younger than 10, and free for ages 3 and yunger. Live music will be provided by Drew Stevyns. Crab Feast sponsors include Dr. B's premium microbrewed tea, Orsini's Appliances, QuadGraphics and State Farm agents Kay Lewis, Pam Neely and Dawn Newland.
August 8, 2013
Washington County Master Gardeners teach participants techniques for stretching the growing season into November and December. The class reviews cold-hardy crops, planting dates and various methods for protecting crops from the cold including cold frames, row covers and plastic covers. Class will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. Free. Advance registration required. Call 301-791-1304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
July 27, 2013
The Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association will host its annual Alumni and Friends Cruise in January 2014. The 11-day, 10-night cruise will be held from Jan. 11 to 21, 2014, aboard Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship. Port stops include Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman Islands; Jamaica; and Labadee, Haiti. The cruise is open to the public. Rates start at $1,123.50 per person/double occupancy. The cruise fee includes accommodations for 10 nights on the ship, all government taxes and fees, all meals and entertainment, and round-trip transportation from HCC to the departure port.
July 26, 2013
Alzheimer's Association will host “Making Sense of Memory Loss” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at Edenton Retirement Community Library, 5800 Genesis Lane, Frederick. The program is for anyone concerned about memory problems or who is caring for someone with Alzheimer's or dementia. Cathy Hanson, program coordinator for Alzheimer's Association, will lead the discussion. Admission is free and is open to the public. To RSVP, call Hannah Wilson, chaplain at Edenton Retirement Community, 301-694-3100
July 25, 2013
Due to increased security measures, portions of Catoctin Mountain Park west of Thurmont will be closed Friday from about 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., the National Park Service said. President Obama is hosting members of his Cabinet and their families at Camp David on Friday, according to the Associated Press. First lady Michelle Obama is also expected to attend the gathering at the presidential retreat in the Maryland mountains near Thurmont, the wire service said. Park Central Road will be closed between the Camp Misty Mount Entrance and Camp Greentop.
July 24, 2013
The Washington County Playhouse will host auditions for “They're Playing Our Song” at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the playhouse, 44 N. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Use the rear entrance from Central Parking Lot. Bring a song to reflect your singing style and skills. Also, bring a CD to use as accompaniment, or accompany yourself on the piano, or sing unaccompanied. Also be prepared to move a bit. The show will run in October and November. Both parts are open, plus there are two Greek choruses; one of three males, the other of three females. It is being directed by Terry Moore. Callbacks at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30. If you cannot make the audition, but would like to be considered, call the playhouse at 301-739-7469, or go to www.wcpdt.com .
July 19, 2013
University Healthcare Jefferson Medical Center will hold its third annual Big Latch On event at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3. The event will be held in the medical center's first floor conference room, and all area women who are breastfeeding their babies or children are invited to attend. Each year, to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action organises World Breastfeeding Week from Aug. 1 to 7. Breastfeeding women and their babies gather in their communities on Aug. 2 and 3 to take part in the Big Latch On, a synchronized breastfeeding event.