Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

June 11, 2008|By DARYLENE MOWEN

Car show

The Mason-Dixon Region Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its annual Antique Car and Truck and Motorcycle show, including car corral, flea market, food and bake sale, at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65) Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 vehicles registered. First- and second-place awards for each class, best of show and the longest traveled entry will be given. Special awards will be given for the AACA National first-place winners and HPOF vehicle.

Registration costs $10 at the gate. To register and for more information, call 301-582-1430.

Pen Mar Park

The Bill Krantz Combo will provide big band-era ballroom music Sunday at Pen Mar Park.

This Frederick, Md., band from has performed at Pen Mar Park for many years. The band will play from 2 to 5 p.m.

Friends Day

Friends Day will be at the Welty Church of the Brethren on Sunday, June 22. More details will be included next week.


Smithsburg Middle School

Parent news from the ICARE Team -- DYK? Do you know what your kids are saying online? You might be shocked.

One of the most important things you can do as a parent is to learn the lingo of online chatting. Teens can be expected to be chatting with 3 to 10 people at the same time. For this reason, they have developed acronyms for commonly used phrases in order to save time and to hide inappropriate behavior from parents.

Your teens could be engaging in risky, not to mention risque, behavior, right under your nose.

The following is a list of commonly used and dangerous acronyms that you should watch for, courtesy of

Acronyms to look for:

AITR = Adult in the room;

P911 = Parent Emergency;

PAW = Parents are watching;

PIR = Parent in room;

POS = Parent over shoulder;

PLOS = Parents looking over shoulder;

PRW = Parents are watching;

MOS = Mom over shoulder;MIRL = Meet in real life;

S2R = Send to receive (pictures);

LMIRL = (Let's) meet in real life;

CD9 = Code 9 (means parents are around);

E or X = Ecstasy (the drug);

ASL = Age Sex Location (Race/Picture);

TDTM = Talk Dirty to Me.

General chat terms commonly used:

BF/GF = Boyfriend/Girlfriend;

BRB = Be Right Back;WB = Welcome Back;

GTG = Got to Go;

IDK = I Don't Know;

LOL = Laugh out loud;

MorF = Male or Female;

Naob/Newbie = Somebody who doesn't know much about something;

NMU = Not much, you?;

Warez = Pirated Software;

W/E = Whatever.

Red, White and Blue concert

The U.S. Air Force Heritage Brass Quintet will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday as part of the fourth annual Red, White and Blue Summer Concert Series, sponsored by the Hagerstown Community College Alumni Association.

All concerts are free and open to the public, and will be held in HCC's Alumni Amphitheater.

The HCC Alumni Association will sell concessions. No outside food is permitted on the amphitheater grounds. Military concerts are subject to change or cancellation by the U.S. government. For more information, contact HCC Alumni Coordinator Lisa Stewart at 301-790-2800, ext. 346.


Call 301-331-5683, fax 301-582-3047. or e-mail Thanks for the input for this week!

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