2017-12-13 / School News

Round The Town

—PUNSTER JOKED: What do you call a Christmas wreath that’s so big it blocks the entire front door? The Great Barrier Wreath.

—There are the Halcyon Days – the seven days before and seven days after the shortest day of the year. It was said the sea was continuously calm during this period. According to ancient lore, this was the time when the halcyon, or kingfishers, nested.

—OLD WEATHER LORE: The river will freeze over as many times after Christmas as it does before.

—The Christmas Countdown is under way, in case you haven’t noticed. Still time to shop local.

—Sometimes the best gift is of your time and talent. Look for ways to help your fellow person.

—There will be a free swing dance class and dancing at the New Earth Granary on Mercer Street today, Wednesday, December 13 at 7 p.m. This event is scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month.

—The monthly meeting of the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 10 a.m. in the conference room of the USDA Service Center, 151 Aikens Center, Martinsburg. Agenda will be posted at the office three business days prior to meeting. Note change in meeting time.

—The “Old Dogs” Duplicate Bridge Club winners for December 5 were: First: Jim Arbogast and Tony Verge. Second: Dan Putnam and Jan Weinberg.

—The “Keep Minds Sharp” Bridge Club winners for December 7 were: First: Rebekah Metzler and Jay Russell. Second: Lynn Ryburn and Siri Sophar. This club plays at the Senior Center and donated their dues this week to the Senior Center and MCIEC.

—The Berkeley Springs Duplicate Bridge Club winners for December 8 were: First: Jim Arbogast and Mary Gardner. Second: Frank Doub and Chuck Meister.

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