Around Williamsport

March 24, 2009|By Paula Green Shupp

A brief look back

Thirty-one years ago, my family attended an event in Williamsport. The event was held on the street, beneath a canopy of giant river maples. This was the first time we saw the old house that soon became the family homestead.

Over the years, we have attended and participated in many of the festivities "around Williamsport" and have enjoyed this column as a convenient planning source.

I am Paula Green Shupp, your new correspondent for Williamsport and the surrounding area. I am delighted to join this community partnership with The Herald-Mail. Please call me at 301-302-3878 or e-mail Paula Green Shupp with details of your upcoming events, activities and announcements.

A special thanks to Joan Knode

On behalf of the residents and her dedicated readers, we would like to thank Joan Knode for her outstanding work on this column.


"It has been exactly three years and I have really enjoyed it," said Joan, as she reflected on her time as community correspondent.

We wish her continued success as she assumes new responsibilities on the Town Council. Thank you, Joan, for a job well done! See you "around Williamsport."

Public meeting

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority will hold a public meeting tonight at Williamsport Town Hall, 2 N. Conococheague St. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a proposal to expand the boundaries of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area to include Williamsport. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

Vendors invited to Earth Day event

Vendor space is available at the Earth Day celebration planned for Saturday, April 18, from noon to 5 p.m. The street fair will focus on environmental conservation, animal conservation and healthy living.

Setup will be on the first block of North Conococheague Street. Vendor space is free of charge. Interested vendors should call Bruce Logan at 240-329-4286 to apply.

Passport fair

The Williamsport Post Office is hosting a passport fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Representatives plan to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and accept passport applications. The Postal Service is joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA, a national passport acceptance and outreach event.

Call Joni Britner at 301-223-7007 for additional information. The post office is at 28 W. Salisbury St.

Dessert Theater production

St. James Brethren Church will present a Dessert Theater Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 7 p.m. each day. This year's production tells the story of Easter in a series of vignettes with music and choreography. A variety of desserts will be available during intermission.

Tickets are on sale now. Call St. James Brethren Church at 301-582-3333 if you are interested in attending. The church is at 17718 Lappans Road, St. James. Proceeds will benefit the St. James general fund.

'Radios, Radios, Radios' at the Town Museum

Plan to visit the Town Museum on Sundays in March, April and May for "Radios, Radios, Radios" from the 1920s, '30s and '40s. The radios are from collections of Tim Ibost, Kim Bowers and Ronald Kline.

The Town Museum is open Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. and is in the historic Springfield Farm Barn, lower level.

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