Around Boonsboro

March 10, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

Almost spring

Greetings, and welcome to "almost spring!" I have crocuses, but have yet to see a robin.

Middle School show

Talented artists in many mediums held a show at Boonsboro Middle School Thursday. Under the direction of art teacher Ragan Windsor, panels of two-dimensional work and other sculptures were on display throughout the art and music area of the school.

Student musicians provided music in solos, duets and ensembles throughout the evening. The environmental club set up artwork made from recycled materials. Parents provided light refreshments, and the halls were abuzz with appreciation for work well done. All participants received a certificate of participation.

Roundball Classic

Two Boonsboro High senior basketball players have been selected to the 2009 McDonald's Roundball Classic. Boonsboro's Brynn Arnone and Shane Zbir were selected this season.


The Roundball Classic will be played Sunday, March 22, at Hagerstown Community College. It will feature five games with more than 160 top senior basketball players from 95 schools in five states. Proceeds will benefit pediatric congenital heart disease and the Katie Stains cancer fund. For more information, go to on the Web.

Pancake breakfast

The Boonsboro Lions Club will hold its annual spring pancake and sausage breakfast Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro.

Donations will be accepted at the door. Patrons are also asked to bring used eyeglasses and items for the food bank. A bake table is planned and eggs will be available for 50 cents each.

Vendors sought

Applications for vendor participation in Boonsboro's Independence Day Celebration in Shafer Memorial Park are now being accepted.

This year's event will be on Friday, July 3, from 5 p.m. to dusk. For an application, call 301-432-5141. The deadline to apply is May 22.

Wrestling news

Some local wrestlers impressed recently in county and regional mat action. At the county level, the team took fourth place overall, with John Best (171-pound weight class) placing first, and second place finishes from Nathaniel Proce (103), T.J. Boreni (112), Joseph Mignolio (119), Dustin Williams (135), Bucky Miller (152) and Scott Haupt (189).

After advancing to regionals, Scott Haupt finished sixth and John Best finished sixth.

Bridge players

Attention all bridge players or those who want to learn. The Hagerstown Bridge Club meets Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. at the South End Fire Hall. For more information, call 301-582-4552.


Janeen Solberg, Boonsboro Recycling Task Force chairperson, will be at the Boonsboro Library today at 6 p.m. to share simple techniques for cleaning your home without harmful toxins. Participants will receive recipes for everyday household products that are inexpensive and easy to make at home with a few simple ingredients. Take home labels for your new nontoxic cleaners as well as a homemade laundry powder sample.

Membership meeting

Citizens for the Preservation of Pleasant Valley will hold a membership meeting Tuesday, March 17, at the Rohrersville Ruritan Schoolhouse. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The agenda will cover the specifics of the organization, how to become a member, discussion regarding the South County tower of Keep Tryst Road, and how to best communicate with citizens of the South County area.

CPPV is a nonprofit corporation set up by a group of citizens who are interested in preserving the quality of life in the Pleasant Valley and surrounding areas. Refreshments will be served.

Share your news

That's it for this week. Keep in touch at or call 301-432-8615.

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