Around Sharpsburg and Keedsville

August 08, 2008|By HARRY NOGLE

Silberts open Mary Hill House

After nearly 1 1/2 years of restoration and remodeling work, Sharpsburg residents Scott and Jennifer Silbert are opening the Mary Hill House at Antietam, 211 E. Main St. in Sharpsburg, a historic circa 1780s log house.

Mary Hill House is a guest house, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a full kitchen.

Named after the first documented owner of this 1780s, two-story log structure, the Mary Hill House is one of the oldest homes in Sharpsburg.

This house was used as a field hospital following the Civil War. Mrs. Emory Smith, a Sharpsburg resident at the time of the battle, reported that two soldiers occupying the house were killed by an explosion during the Battle of Antietam. Photographs of the house and information are available at

Lions to hold basket bingo

The Sharpsburg Lions will hold a basket bingo to benefit Campaign SightFirst II Saturday, Aug. 16, at the American Legion Post 211 building in Funkstown.


Doors open at 4 p.m. Games begin at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $15 per person in advance; $20 at the door. Food will be available. Call 301-739-8245 or 301-790-0632 for tickets.

BHS picnic canceled

The Boonsboro High class of 1977 family picnic scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 17, has been canceled due to lack of interest. Any questions or concerns, please contact Terri (Tracey) Hollingshead at or at 301-491-2024 or 301-416-2373.

Church offers Parents Day Out

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 1020 Maryland Ave., will offer a Parents Day Out program Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from September through May. Children learn through fun and games with this program. Call 301-739-7431 for more information.

Ita Kavanagh to speak at senior site

Ita Kavanagh will speak on "Deep Vein Thrombosis" Monday at the senior site in Keedysville at the Little Antietam Community Center, 40 Mt. Vernon Drive. Call manager Martha Drennen at 301-432-5624 for more details.

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Information concerning churches, clubs, schools, organizations and activities in the Sharpsburg/Keedysville area may be sent to Harry Nogle at or 301-432-2437.

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