Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

September 17, 2008

Pen Mar

The Pen Mar summer concert series continues Sunday with Saxy as the featured band. The Mechanicsburg, Pa., band has performed for many years at the park. Band Leader Mike Coulter has a distinguished musical background, having performed in Las Vegas for 15 years, where he accompanied Wayne Newton, Freddy Fender and BB King. For many years, he performed with Ronnie Dove in Baltimore. Saxy will perform from 2 to 5 p.m.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar for this week:

Wednesday - Movie, Part II, 10 a.m.

Thursday - Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday - Mind games, 10 a.m.

Monday - Trivial Pursuit, 10 a.m.

Tuesday - Van stop at shopping center, 9:30 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.

Win a four-wheeler

The Smithsburg Fire Co. is offering chances to win a four-wheeler. On Oct 11, doors open at 5 p.m. at the fire hall. Tickets cost $40 per couple, and include a buffet dinner of pit beef, baked beans, baked macaroni and cheese, Barb's famous chili, coleslaw, dessert, drinks and firewater. The drawing will be for a Suzuki King Quad.


For more information, call 301-824-2888 or 301-797-9356.


Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering two courses for lead paint abatement certification this fall.

The first course, "Lead Paint Supervisor Refresher Course," will be offered Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at HCC's Valley Mall Center. Topics covered include new abatement technologies and products. This course meets the training requirements to maintain a Maryland Certification as a lead paint abatement supervisor, and the course has been approved for both maintenance and repainting supervisors as well as demolition supervisors. Members of the Washington County Landlord and Property Owners Association will receive a $10 discount.

The second course, "Lead Paint M & R Supervisor Training for Maryland," will be offered on Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at HCC's Valley Mall Center. Taught by Chris Gunther of ECTC, this course meets the most recent training guidelines for certification as a lead paint abatement maintenance and repainting supervisor by the Maryland Department of the Environment.

All rental property owners and licensed contractors that remove lead paint must be certified by the Maryland Department of the Environment in order to do so. More details on who must be certified to remove lead paint can me found on the Maryland Department of the Environment Web site at For more information about these courses or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236, or go to


Call 301-331-5683, fax 301-582-3047, or e-mail DAMowen Thanks for this week's input.

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