Community notes

Volunteers needed: Hospice of the Panhandle is looking for volunteers. New volunteer training is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and Aug. 23 in the main office of Hospice of the Panhandle in Martinsburg. Contact Tricia Lawrence at 304-267-1870, ext. 211 for more information.


Training class: A re-certification class for EMTs taught by RESA 8 will be held at Friendship Fire Company in Harpers Ferry Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. starting Tuesday. For more information or to register for the 27-hour class, visit, call 304-267-3595, ext. 112 or email

Volunteers needed: Jefferson County Homeland Security and Emergency Management seeks volunteers to help at its booth at the Jefferson County Fair. For more information, call 304-728-3329 or email


Donations needed: Meals on Wheels of Jefferson County is seeking support due to budget cuts. Contributions can be mailed to Meals on Wheels of Jefferson County, P.O. Box 565, Charles Town 25414. For more information, call 304-725-1601.


Low-cost vet service: Spay Today offers reduced-cost spay and neuter program for dogs and cats. To find vets and more information, go to or call 304-728-8330.


Electronics to dollars: CraftWorks at Cool Spring in Charles Town has a new program that allows used electronic items to be recycled with the funds going to support the local art and nature community.

Participants can collect used toner and printer cartridges, cell phones, and other laptops and electronics and either drop them off in the large collection box in front of the CraftWorks studio or contact CraftWorks for a local area pickup.

For more information about this initiative or CraftWorks, visit the, email or call 304-728-6233.


Reunion: The Jefferson High School Class of 2000 will host a reunion at the Skyline Ballroom at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Sept. 14. Cost is $30 per person — one guest allowed per classmate. Checks should be mailed to Jefferson Class of 2000, 5425 Middleway Pike, Kearneysville 25430.


Book study: Asbury United Methodist Church in Charles Town invites the community to the men’s summer book study and dinner at 6 p.m. every Thursday. Call 304-725-5513 or visit for more information.


Group seeks new members: The Gardeners Exchange Group is an informal network of area avid gardeners. GEG members share information, resources, expertise, labor, plants, and experiences through monthly meetings, garden visits, and special events. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month. For more information, visit or call 240-405-7013.


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