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August 18, 2009|By PAULA GREEN SHUPP / 301-302-3878

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Elaine Cline turns 82

Lifelong Williamsport resident Elaine Cline turned 82 Tuesday.

Born and raised in Williamsport, Cline recently celebrated her birthday with a party at the home of her son, Michael.

In attendance were her husband, Buck, and many of her family members, including her granddaughters, Alexis and Mikayla.

Elaine is the daughter of the late Bruce L. Cole and Anna May Cole of Williamsport.

Springfield Middle School news

Grade-seven orientation will be Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and grade eight from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. at Springfield Middle School.

Please refrain from parking on the cemetery grounds or in the fire lane. Due to limited parking, please be prompt.

On Friday, Aug. 28, there will be a WEB dance in the school cafeteria from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; and on Monday, Aug. 31, vision screening will be conducted for eighth-graders.


Williamsport Days schedule of events

The Williamsport Days celebration starts today and is packed with events through Sunday:

o Today at 7 p.m., the Williamsport Community Band kicks off the festivities with its summer concert at Byron Memorial Park. Bring folding chairs.

o On Thursday, from 6 to 10 p.m., the town picnic and pool party with music by Rockin' DJ - T&T will be held at the swimming pool and adjoining pavilion.

o On Friday, the Lions Club's ox roast will be held at the Improved Order of Red Men Pavilion, 16129 Lappans Road, starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $9 and can be obtained from any Lions Club member or at the event. For more information, call Randy Taylor at 240-520-8985.

o On Friday, from 6 to 10 p.m., a street dance will be held on East Salisbury Street between Tony's Pizza and Jewells & Jewells Appliance Sales, featuring Rockin' DJ - T&T.

o On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from10 a.m. to 5 p.m., an arts and crafts festival will be in Byron Memorial Park. Food will be available. The Lions Club will sell funnel cakes and country ham sandwiches, with proceeds benefiting the community. Rockin' DJ T&T will entertain both days.

o On Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be trolley rides to the C&O Canal Visitors Center at Cushwa Basin and Trolley Barn. There will be displays, talks and tours, including a hands-on "Build a Canal" display and tour of Lock House 44. Also, the National Park Service will be in Byron Memorial Park, near the Pavilion 2 playground, with canal displays. Matthew Dodd will share stories and songs of the C&O Canal Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.

o On Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Town Museum, in the historic Springfield Farm Barn, lower level, will have displays, including "Radios! Radios! Radios!" (a collection from the 1930s, '40s and '50s), a whiskey decanter display, a canal boat built by Bill Shank and "Rosie the Riveter" (picture collection of "Rosie"). All WHS graduates are asked to sign the alumni board in the WHS Room. The "River Rat Nickname Book" will be available for sale.

o On Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m., American Legion Auxiliary Unit Potomac Post 202 will hold a yard sale at the American Legion post home on South Conococheague Street. The auxiliary will sell doughnuts, coffee, hot dogs, country ham sandwiches and sodas. Funds raised will go toward veterans, children and the community.

o On Sunday, at 1 and 3 p.m., local magician Dean Burkett will hold his Magic Mystique Show in the Springfield Farm Barn. The public is welcome.

o On Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m., the classic car cruise-in will be set up behind the Springfield Farm Barn.

o The farmers market will be open with fresh produce at Springfield Farm Barn Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

o The Williamsport Memorial Library will hold its annual book sale in the library's lower level Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. DVDs, audio/video items, hardcover and paperback books, and puzzles will be available. Prices begin at 25 cents. Proceeds and donations from the book sale provide funds for two scholarships and assist with library programs and upgrades. For more information, call the library at 301-223-7027.

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If you have news of events, activities or announcements for Williamsport and the surrounding area, contact Paula Green Shupp at 301-302-3878 or e-mail

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