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June 24, 2008|By SUSIE HOFFMAN

Good morning

Could someone please tell me where June has gone?

The mild temperatures have made for some fabulous days and evenings. We have been truly blessed. Take advantage of this not-so-miserable weather and find time to do some fishing or play some tennis.

The area pools are a great way to fill your afternoons and wear the kids out! A friend recently noted that there doesn't seem to be much going on in Funkstown ... hence the brevity of my column. I can attribute that to two things. Primarily, ours is a small quiet town and yes the pace is as pleasant as the neighbors. ... and second, I fear that I am not always getting the scoop. The very best way to reach me is by e-mail at funkstownsusie@aol.com. Wow would that make my week to get a few e-mails with anniversaries and birthdays ... summer adventures. So to quote a famous actor ... "go ahead, make my day" 

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Scouting

I can tell you something exciting has been happening and it has taken a while for me to get the details. I can blame that on a blown computer modem directly attributed to a recent storm. Apparently everyone, and I do mean everyone, with the exception of me, knows that a power surge strip is a necessity when you have a computer. Hmmm ... imagine my embarrassment! After a quick trip to Ted's Place, a most capable and friendly guy Ted is, my computer is up and running again. And yes, I did get the power surge strip ... don't ask if I attached it yet ... it's on my now defunct "to do" list. I digressed, didn't I? I was on the verge of telling you about something new and exciting in town ... well, without further ado ...

Scouting for young men is now back in town! Every Thursday at 7 p.m., you can find boys ages 11 to 18 meeting at St. Paul's Church on Baltimore Street.

The very adventurous and skill-building activities are in full swing. Boy Scouts is such a remarkable way for young men to grow and learn and all done in a most positive way! Don't waste any more time getting involved. Call Scott Paddack at the Mason-Dixon Council at 301-988-7800 for more information.

Remote-control racing

If you are older than 18, don't fret (not that men older than 18 often fret, I just like the word.) There is a group meeting on Thursdays at the NextGen Hobby Shop in town, also on Baltimore Street.

The Venture Crew will spend time working with remote-controlled vehicles, such as airplanes, boats, cars, tanks and rockets. If this sounds like something you could really enjoy, then call Scott Paddack at 301-998-7800 or Mark Gaylor at NexGen Hobby at 301-739-6071.

Exercise class

If you are looking for a new way to stay fit and reap the benefits of summer and fresh air, then you need to check out the Adult Summer Water Fitness Classes at Beaver Creek Country Club.

Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:15 to 11:15. The next session starts July 8 and runs through July 31. The last session of the summer will run from Aug. 5 to 28. The classes are open to members and nonmembers.

If this sounds like something you could really dive into, call Anita Binder at 301-393-0884 for more information.

Until next week...

All righty friends, my front porch swing is calling and my hanging baskets need to be dead headed, so until we chat again next week ... be kind, and be helpful!

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