Around Boonsboro

October 14, 2008|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Dogs escape from fenced area

Greetings, neighbors. I hope all is well. We have a little crisis at our house. While we were away last week, our dogs escaped from the fenced yard of their babysitter on Ford Avenue. Jemma is a white Jack Russell terrier with a pink collar. She is full of personality. Jolie is a brindle coat mixed-breed terrier with a blue collar. Jolie is skittish and timid of men. If you have seen them, or know anything about their travels, call me at 240-285-8894 or 301-432-8615.

Girls basketball signups under way

Basketball signups for girls in middle and elementary school opened Monday and will continue today.

Boonsboro Lady Warriors will hold signups for girls interested in playing middle school basketball tonight from 6 to 8 at BMS.

The Boonsboro Elementary Girls Basketball League will also hold signups from 6 to 8 at BMS for girls in grades 3 to 5. If you missed out, or need more information, e-mail


Recycling task force to host guest speaker

The Boonsboro Recycling Task Force is offering an interesting program at its Wednesday meeting, beginning at 7 p.m.

Shannon Moore, the founder of Maryland's Carbon Reduction Action Group, will discuss the group's mission to voluntarily reduce its carbon footprint by saving energy on vehicle fuel, home heating fuel, electricity and flights.

"Footprint" means how much carbon dioxide an individual is personally responsible for releasing into the atmosphere through daily life. It's about 26,000 pounds (or 13 tons) a year for the average American, according to Moore, whose group aims to be 10 percent below that by year's end.

Moore, an environmental manager with the Frederick County government, will also discuss the impact of household waste and recycling on carbon emissions.

This meeting, in the Community Center in Shafer Park in Boonsboro, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 301-416-2750.

Chicken barbecue last one for the season

The Boonsboro Ambulance and Rescue Co. will hold a chicken barbeque with a soup and bake sale on Saturday at the ambulance station on Old National Pike. Hours are 9 a.m. until sold out. Chicken will be sold as halves only, and dinners with baked beans, applesauce and roll. Tables will be set up to eat. This is the last barbeque for the year.

Oyster supper set for Saturday

On Saturday, you can enjoy the Rohrersville Ruritan oyster, ham and turkey supper from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Rohrersville Ruritan School off Md. 67 south of Boonsboro. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $7 for those 6 to 12. If you would like to carry your meal out, please bring a container.

Library happenings

Some cool things coming up at the library this week: On Friday, from 6 to 7 p.m., come get some tips on getting in shape for the holidays. Sarah Lefler, Body and Soul fitness instructor, will present a gentle exercise program for all ages. Anyone can join in as she demonstrates exercises that can be done from a chair or a standing position. She will also give tips on healthy living.

President Abraham Lincoln exhibit

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, Doug Bast, owner/director of the Boonsborough Museum of History, will present a collection of President Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. The collection opens at 4 p.m., and at 6 p.m., he will discuss the objects and answer questions. Included in the display are original photographs, rare books, a flower plucked from the coffin of the president, a personal diary that discusses the assassination, and a rare Belter chair that was in the White House during the Lincoln administration.

Basket bingo

Pleasant Valley and Keedysville Ruritan Clubs will hold a basket bingo on Nov. 1. The bingo will be held at the Boonsboro American Legion. Tickets cost $20 at the door. Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo begins at 6 p.m. Baskets will be filled and there will be games of chance, chance baskets, mini raffles, door prizes and 50/50s. No one under the age of 18 will be allowed to play bingo or play games of chance. There will be a mixture of retired, current and new 2008 baskets. For more information, call 301-432-2650.

Ta-ta for this week. I hope you'll share your news by calling 301-432-8615 or via e-mail at Have a great week!

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