Around Boonsboro

May 12, 2009|By KRISTY SMITH / 301-432-8615

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Greetings, neighbors

Hope all is well with you. We were treated to a lovely weekend, for sure.

Library to offer gardening seminar

Boonsboro Free Library will host "Vegetable Gardening Basics - Grow it! Eat it! & Plant Swap" Thursday at 6 p.m. in the community room.

Learn the basics of vegetable gardening from Washington County Master Gardeners Karen Greeley and Judy Kofoet.

You will learn how to grow the top-10 easiest vegetables successfully.

The class will also teach you how to improve your soil, pick the perfect garden site and style, and grow vegetables from seeds and small plants.

For extra fun, bring a plant or plants to swap. Registration is requested at 301-432-5723.

Lions Club to hold barbecue Saturday

The Boonsboro Lions Club will hold its spring chicken barbecue Saturday in the lot next to Hagerstown Trust on North Main Street in town. They will be using the "private blend" of spices that the club has used the last several years. Chicken will be available from 9:30 a.m. until sold out.


Reeders celebrates Nursing Home Week

Local jazz musician and educator Bob Sykes kicked off a series of musicians celebrating National Nursing Home Week Monday by playing jazz piano for residents of Reeders Home. Bob and his family are members of Salem United Methodist Church.

The Reeders staff has planned a full week of music in appreciation of the residents and volunteers:

o Today - Country with John Wayne

o Wednesday - Talent show by the staff

o Thursday - Folk music

o Friday - The Harmonizers singing group

Each performance will be from 2 to 3 p.m. and is open to the public.

For more information, call Mary Chaney at 301-432-5457.

BHS service club to hold car wash

The service club at BHS will hold a car wash Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school. There is no set cost, but donations of clothing for Children In Need Inc. will be accepted.

BAAA holding registration

Boonsboro Area Athletic Association announces registration for the fall season.

Signups for the youth football league is under way. Players in kindergarten through eighth grade can register at the high school track May 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and May 30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Fees and forms are at, or you can contact Rodney Menas at 301-432-6931 or Jack Hardy at 301-432-8562 for more information.

History competition

Five Boonsboro Middle School eighth-graders competed April 25 in the Junior Group Documentary c ategory at the Maryland State National History Day competition.

Advancing from the county competition in March, the students fine-tuned their presentation about the expedition mounted by explorers Merriweather Lewis and William Clark to find the Pacific Ocean. Their four-minute documentary contained images and maps from various research sources, as well as originally produced footage of re-enactments. Despite their efforts, they did not get selected to move to the next level of competition. BMS administration and faculty, as well as parents of these students, are very proud of their achievements.

Yearbooks from 2007-08 school year available

Mrs. Shingleton, yearbook adviser at Boonsboro High School, announced there are a number of yearbooks from the 2007-08 school year available in her room.

Additionally, there are about 25 books that have been paid for but not retrieved. If you are interested in one of the extras, or have one already reserved, contact Shingleton to make arrangements to pick up your yearbook.

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That's all folks. Keep in touch via e-mail at or by calling 301-432-8615. Have a great week.

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