Around Boonsboro

November 08, 2005|by Kristi Smith

Great weekend

Greetings, neighbors! What beautiful scenery we have this week! We had guests from near and far this weekend, in town for a wedding, and several people stayed over a day to enjoy the area.

CAC welcomes guests

The Boonsboro High School CAC will host two speakers from the Board of Education on Wednesday at its November meeting. Paul Rudolf, safety security specialist and risk manager, will discuss school safety and violence prevention. In conjunction with this discussion, Director of Transportation Chris Carter will address problems on buses in the area of violence and behavior. The meeting is open to all interested parties and will be held in the first portable behind Boonsboro High School beginning at 7 p.m.

Willow Brook church hosts concert

This Friday, Willow Brook Church on Mapleville Road, just south of U.S. 40, will present a sacred classical concert featuring vocalist Robin Froelich and harpist Cheryl Roeske.

Robin Froelich is a graduate of Columbia Union College and American University. After finishing her degrees in music education and business management and M.B.A. in marketing, she has pursued music as a hobby as a church pianist/accompanist, preschool music teacher, choir member and vocal soloist. She was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Cheryl Roeske immigrated to the United States with her parents when she was 4 years old. At that tender age, she started her musical training with piano and violin lessons. Two years later, while attending her first harp concert, she fell in love with the harp. As guest artist with the Washington Philharmonic, Japanese Philharmonic, Washington Choral Society and the Maryland Opera Theater, Cheryl has performed throughout Europe and the USA. Under the direction of Momo Kadous, she toured Germany as solo harpist with internationally renowned Arabeska dance theater.

The concert begins at 7 p.m.

Class of 2008 bake sale

The Sophomore Class Council at BHS will host a bake sale at the Warriors home football game this Friday evening, Nov. 11, beginning at 7 p.m. The proceeds will go toward the class prom budget.

Lions serving hotcakes

The Boonsboro Lions Club will host its annual fall pancake breakfast this Saturday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 11 a.m. There is no cost for tickets, but monetary contributions and donations of used eyeglasses will be accepted at the door. Eyeglasses will be recycled for Lions' "Sight for the Needy." See a Lion for tickets or more information. Baked goods will also be available for sale.

Treasure Sale Saturday

Plan ahead to attend the 6th annual Treasure Sale at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Singer Society is busy pricing a "treasure trove" of exciting merchandise such as carpets, furniture, gift items, pottery, glassware, silver, linens, pictures, jewelry, and garden accessories, all at extraordinary prices. There will something for everyone, including many items that will appeal to children. Additionally, there will be numerous gift certificates donated by local merchants which will be sold at a 25 percent discount, making them an exceptional buy.

A Preview Reception will be held on Friday, Nov. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. Hors d'oeurves and liquid refreshments will be served, all for a $10 donation. This will give you a chance to view the merchandise before the actual sale begins.

This is an excellent way to support the museum.

Herbs for the holidays

Are you looking for some new ideas for your holiday cooking? Next Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Washington County Free Library, 100 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown Master Gardener Lori Young visits. Young will follow her introduction to the Master Gardener program with a demonstration of the proper way to harvest and dry herbs and some suggestions for using herbs for your holiday cooking and entertaining. Recipes will be available for people to take home with them. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 136, for information or to reserve a seat.

Local athletes step up to Division I

The fall soccer season was a busy one for a new girls U-14 team that competed in the Division I level of the Baltimore Beltway Soccer League. The girls were coached by Boonsboroans Sam Lind and Scott Eslick, and Williamsport resident Dick Sullivan. Team members representing the Boonsboro, Williamsport, Hagerstown and Clear Spring communities stepped up to play in this very competitive league. League play was made possible through the generous sponsorships of Capital Source Finance LLC, Brethren Mutual Insurance Company, Hamilton Nissan, Hagerstown Ford, Sharrett, Inc., Kane Warehousing, Reliable Builders and Echelon Appraisals.

Team members include Sara Alick, McKenzie Barr, Erin Eslick, Heather Frost, Heather Johnsson, Trisha Leigh, Alyssa Morningstar, Amber Morris, Anna Olszewski, Morgan Overacker, Paige Shirk, Becky Smith, Shannon Sullivan, Annie Thacher, Kayla Walsh, Brittany Weaver, Amber Wright and Kayla Walsh.

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