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by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | April 21, 2004
Volunteers are being sought to help with spring cleaning along Jonathan Street and West North Avenue in Hagerstown for two hours on Saturday, May 8. "This cleanup is being sponsored by C-SAFE, formerly known as HotSpots," program coordinator Carolyn Brooks said Tuesday. Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement, or C-SAFE, is a state-funded, community-based crime prevention program based in the Martin Luther King Center on North Avenue. All ages are welcome to pick up trash, cut grass and do some light landscaping, Brooks said.
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NEWS
by WANDA T. WILLIAMS | April 13, 2004
Spring cleaning set for April 26 to 29 CLEAR SPRING - The Town of Clear Spring has scheduled spring cleaning for April 26 to 29. On those days, residents can place bulk trash and recyclable items at regular trash pick-up sites. Bulk trash items include televisions, furniture, carpeting and computers. Recyclable items include metal appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, dishwashers), lawn mowers, glass bottles, corrugated cardboard, newspapers and magazines.
NEWS
by Lynn F. Little | May 29, 2002
Spring is here! Along with the many wonders of spring comes the dubious task of spring-cleaning. Whether you're spring-cleaning is a top to bottom thorough cleaning or just a light cleaning, be sure to include your kitchen cupboards, the refrigerator and the freezer. In cupboards and pantries: -- Organize your canned goods and other non-perishable foods so that the older products are in front. Check expiration and use-by dates and discard any food that has expired or is past its prime.
NEWS
June 1, 2000
The fruits of spring cleaning are for sale on roadside tables, blankets and racks throughout the Tri-State area. Signs advertising yard sales are everywhere - tacked on poles, taped under road signs, staked in fields. Just lug your stuff out and they will come, it seems. But having a successful yard sale requires more than that, say yard sale veterans. Here's a 12-step guide to success based on their advice: 1. Check the rules. Residents of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia can have a yard sale or two every year without worrying about collecting sales tax. But there are some restrictions, which vary by state.
NEWS
May 15, 1997
Spring cleaning Work in steps This time of year, good intentions about creating a spotless home often get shelved. Trying to clean the whole house at once leaves many people frustrated, says Curtis Pietro, owner of Merry Maids in Hagerstown. He advises people to divide the process into tasks that are manageable. "It's better to work in steps," Pietro says. "Concentrate on one room at a time, and you'll feel like you've accomplished something. " Before you throw in the towel, consider these hints: - Clean up clutter.
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