Around Boonsboro

February 03, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Greetings, neighbors!

I am trusting you survived the ice with no lasting problems. It was a comedy at my house watching the puppies try to get around on the rink that was our yard. When you have a minute, take the time to wonder at the beautiful new facade at Inn BoonsBoro. What a wonderful addition to our little downtown.

All County Band

You might have read that on Saturday evening, the All County Band performed at North High. What an amazing concert put on by musicians whose rehearsal time was cut short due to bad weather. Twenty-seven musicians from our middle school band program, under the direction of J. Michael Beeler and Amanda Kline, were selected by their band directors to represent the community.

Eight instrumentalists from the high school band were selected through an audition process. The students, under the direction of band director Micah Socks, are: Sean Clark (trombone), Casey Clark (trombone), Matt Howe (French horn), Nicole McLaughlin (clarinet), Jake Zimmerman (trombone, euphonium), Matt Detora (trumpet), David Adams (bass trombone, trombone) and Laurin Smith (bassoon). Adams, DeTora and Zimmerman also participated in the All County jazz band.



Boonsboro Free Library will hold a workshop on how to find your ancestor's military records. The workshop will be led by Marsha L. Fuller, certified genealogist. The group will explore resources, both online and in hard copy, for records of U.S. personnel in wars from the Revolution to the Vietnam War. The workshop will be Thursday at 7 p.m. in the community room. For more information, call the library at 301-432-5723.

Oyster dinner

Benevola United Methodist Church, at 19925 Benevola Church Road, will host an oyster, ham and turkey dinner Saturday at the church from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $6 for ages 10 and younger.

Youth group

The youth at Trinity Reformed UCC, 33 Potomac St. in Boonsboro, will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Feb. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the youth group as it raises funds to attend the UCC's national gathering this summer. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $4 for children 3 to 12. Children 2 and younger will be admitted free. For reservations, call the church office at 301-432-2247 and leave a message with your name and phone number.

Class of 1977

The BHS Class of 1977 is planning an August cruise to celebrate 50th birthdays. Diana (Ritenour) Ratliff is organizing the cruise details. If you have any suggestions or ideas, forward them to her at Watch for details for a monthly meeting toward the end of February.

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Ta-ta for this week. Keep in touch at or by calling 301-432-8615.

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