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February 26, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Community comes together

Hi, neighbors.

How sad for our little town last Friday when fire ravaged our downtown yet again.

How uplifting, though, the support and encouragement offered by our community. I, for one, am grateful for the commitment and vision of the property owners to restore and improve our square.

Some dresses still available

The dress swap and sale Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church was a moderate success, in spite of closed streets and limited access.

There are, however, still many cute short and long dresses available.

If you would like to take an after-sale look for some beautiful bargains, please call me at 240-285-8894 to set up an appointment to do so. We will hold on to the dresses for 10 to 14 days.

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Volleyball team takes third place

The Hub City Volleyball Club U-16 Hornets placed third on Saturday in a tournament at Washington Bible College.

Seven of the eight girls playing this past weekend are Boonsboro sophomores. The team is coached by Wendi Smith and managed by Brian Smith. Congratulations to the Hornets.

Recycling news

Janeen Solberg with the Boonsboro Recycling Task Force has shared some interesting information.

Boonsboro residents filled up our recycle bin six times in January, recycling household waste at a 10.6-ton clip for the month. January was the first full month of operation for the bin in its new location at the State Highway Administration's park 'n' ride lot on Md. 67, near the intersection of Alternate U.S. 40.

There was no recycling bin in Boonsboro from July until Dec. 20, when the bin was placed at the new site. Previously, a bin was behind the Gesac building on Old Orchard Drive, but the service was discontinued by the mayor and council when the site was being used as a dumping ground for nonrecyclable materials.

The average weight of each emptied Dumpster in January was 1.77 tons, down from previous years, due to more mixed paper and less glass being recycled, according to Harvey Hoch, county recycling coordinator.

In January 2007, the Boonsboro bin at the former site collected a total of 12.21 tons. Thanks for doing your part.

Share your news

Ta-ta for this week. Don't forget to share your scoop at kristyathome@hotmail.com or by calling 301-432-8615.

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