Around Smithsburg and Robinwood

October 01, 2008|By DARYLENE MOWEN / 301-331-5683

Pen Mar Park concerts ending

Pen Mar Park's summer concert series ends Sunday. 

The Martinsburg (W.Va.) Jazz Orchestra will perform from 2 to 5 p.m. The orchestra's 17 members, under the direction of Steve Hawkings and musical director Scott Silbert, have become regulars at the park.

For more information, call 301-791-1551. 


Chewsville Lions to meet Oct. 7

The next meeting  of the Chewsville Lions Club  will be Tuesday, Oct. 7. At  that meeting, District Gov. Lion Susan Timmons  will make her official visit  to the club. Call before Friday to make reservations  at 301-739- 7925.

Also, the club will soon have available for sale its Benson fruitcakes and other seasonal items. You can place orders by  calling Lion Warren Middlekauff at 301-739-3298.


TOPS Chapter 462 had successful meeting

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter 462, Smithsburg, had a great meeting this past week with a net loss for the group, which is still working on a no-gain week.

Dale led the program on the exchange system.

TOPS, a nonprofit weight-loss support group, meets Thursdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St., Smithsburg, with weigh-ins from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m.

For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650.


Cascade Elementary

From the principal's desk:

"Cascade is continuing to direct its focus in reading and mathematics. Our academic goal will be to increase the instructional rigor and learning expectations by increasing our advanced student scores by 10 percent. 

"Our school climate goal will be to decrease the number of student referrals by 10 percent and increase our student attendance more than 96 percent. 

"We plan to introduce concepts toward becoming a green school, which will help teach children responsible behaviors."


Smithsburg Middle

In order to reward the students who read 25 books, the school is asking for donations for Borders gift cards or the gift cards themselves.

Please contact Mrs. Smith at if you are interested in helping celebrate the success of the students. 

The school would like to offer a special thanks to the individuals and businesses who provided donations last year, including Jamie Weinberg and family; Emily Lowen and family; Jenna Simane and family; Smithsburg School Improvement Team; Vicki Reed; Food Lion; My Favorite Place; BJ Builders; Smithsburg PRSA; Allegheny Dental; Cavetown Planing; and Hagerstown Trust.

Smithsburg High

The Smithsburg High School PTSA will conduct its annual fundraiser through the remainder of 2008.

The students will be selling the "2009 Bonus Book" as the fundraiser. The cost of the book will be $30, which includes coupons for businesses in Washington County and Franklin County, Pa.  

The coupons are good through Dec .31, 2009. Call the school at 301-766-8337 to place an order.  

The junior class advisers at Smithsburg High School are seeking Leopard Band alumni to play at a fundraising event planned for Friday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. If interested in helping, call Ruth Osik at 301-766-8337 or 301-797-7548.

Senior site calendar

Smithsburg Senior site calendar for this week:

Today -- "Senior Information and Assistance" with Tom Day, 10 a.m.

Thursday -- Bingo, 10 a.m.

Friday -- UNO or Dominoes, 10 a.m.

Monday -- Trivial Pursuit, 10 a.m.

Tuesday -- "BP Screening" with Mery Gehr, 9:30 a.m.; "Brown Bag Your Medications" with Ita Kavanuagh, 10 a.m.


Call 301-331-5683, fax 301-582-3047 or e-mail 

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