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September 24, 2008|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

Pen Mar

The Yorkers will be the featured entertainment Sunday at Pen Mar Park as the summer concert series continues to wind down for the season. This will be the second-to-last concert at the park this season.

The Yorkers performed at the park last year and for many years performed with the Dave Baker Quartet. This group has played throughout the area, providing big band-era ballroom dance music. The concert will be from 2 to 5 p.m.

Senior site

Smithsburg Senior Site Calendar for this week:

Wednesday - "Alcohol in Older People: Good and Bad" and exercise with Helen House, 10:15 a.m.

Thursday - Birthday luncheon, 11:30 a.m.

Friday - Dominoes, 10 a.m.

Monday - UNO, 10 a.m.

Tuesday - Coupon clipping for military families, 10 a.m.


TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 462 in Smithsburg held its weekly meeting Thursday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church at 51 S. Main St.


Ola led the program titled "The Joy of Walking."

Next week's program will be led by Dale. On Oct. 9, the group will host Lisa McCoy as its guest speaker. She is a diabetic dietitian from Washington County Health Services. Visitors are always welcome. Weigh-in starts at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m. For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650 or go to on the Web.

Cascade Elementary

The Washington County Bookmobile will visit the school the first Friday of each month, weather permitting, from 9 a.m. to noon for students, staff and the community to enjoy making their reading selections.

Smithsburg Middle

Smithsburg Middle School welcomes the following staff members:

Darrell Marriott, assistant principal; Amber Madigan, grade six math; Donna Rishell, grade eight science; Kimberly Lu, vocal/general music; Shanda Eyler, para-professional; and Jennifer Long, grade seven math.

Once again, the ELA Staff is challenging students to read 25 books during the school year. Each teacher has devised their own classroom system. Additionally, in an effort to promote the importance of reading, students in each grade will have a 15-minute block of silent sustained reading each day.


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