Boy Scouts deserve thanks

Boy Scouts deserve thanks

December 30, 2011|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

Margaret Schwartz and other residents of Sharpsburg express their thanks to Boy Scout Troop 67 for singing carols and delivering cookies to shut-ins and other residents of Sharpsburg during the holiday season for the last four years.   

Samples Manor Church sets candlelight service  

Samples Manor Church of God, at 2128 Harpers Ferry Road near Dargan, will hold a candlelight memorial service Sunday at 7 p.m.  The Rev. Kenny Johnson will preach and play music for the service. The service is being held to remember loved ones. The community is invited.

Keedysville begins year with changes   

Keedysville will begin 2012 with curbside recycling the week of Jan. 23. The town also has a new 300,000-gallon water storage tower, a new booster station pumping water to the reservoir in Boonsboro and approximately 6,000 feet of new water line on Main Street.

Residents can register for a Washington County Emergency Notification System that will alert residents about emergencies and other  community news. Go to and click the "Citizen Alert" button.

Sandy Ferris offers fitness classes in Keedysville  

Certified instructor Sandy Ferris offers a variety of fitness classes at the Little Antietam Community Center in Keedysville.

Pilates mat classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Basic mat exercises improve core strength, posture, flexibility and tone muscles.

Thursday evening classes, from 6 to 7 p.m., vary and may include aerobics, strength training, Pilates, yoga or a combination of those formats.

Saturday morning yoga begins Jan. 7 from 9 to 10 a.m. A class geared to the young at heart is offered on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. This class, which begins Jan. 11, includes simple low-impact aerobic moves, strength training, flexibility and balance training. Additional information on all classes and their cost is available by calling 301-432-5320.

Join Anita for Zumba in January  

January is a great month to try Zumba — a heart-pounding, body-toning cardio fitness party done to Latin rhythms and rhythms from around the world that makes burning calories fun.

The winter 13-week session at St. Mark's Parish Hall, 18313 Lappans Rd., Boonsboro, begins Jan. 9, 10 and 11 (first class at 5:30 p.m.; second at 6:45). New to Zumba? Call Anita Binder at 301-393-0884 after today and find out how you can try your first class for free.

Those ages 13-17 need to be accompanied by a parent and a signed waiver is required to participate. (Child care is not provided at the Parish Hall.) Saturday morning Zumba fitness classes begin Jan. 21 at the Parish Hall with Melissa and Irene.  

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