Happy New Year

January 03, 2012|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood

2012 is very exciting for me. I welcomed to our family a new baby grandson, Kamden Gregory Ford, son of Christopher and Bethany, brother of Zachery. He arrived a little over a month early. All is well. I want to wish everyone who reads my column a very Happy 2012 New Year. May your dreams become reality.

Ballroom dancing

Jim Powers will hold his ballroom dance party Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Maugansville Ruritan Club building. Admission costs $4 per person.

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar:  

  • Wednesday — "Winter Time Health Care Issues," with Ita Kavanaugh, 10 a.m.  
  • Friday — Uno and trivia, 10 a.m.  
  • Monday — "Vitamins That Can Keep Us Well," 10 a.m.

AARP meeting

Washington County AARP Chapter 623 will meet Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Western Maryland Hospital Center on Pennsylvania Avenue in Hagerstown.

Wayne Taylor, a certified fraud examiner, will talk about scams. Yearly dues of $5 will be collected. Prospective members are always welcome. For more information, call Donna Souders at 301-797-3578.

Fitness classes

The Washington County Recreation Department will offer fitness classes at Hagerstown Community College in the ARCC in January.

For more information, call 240-313-2805 or go to

Girls softball

The Washington County Girls Softball League will hold registration for the 2012 season.  

Signup will be at Dick's Sporting Goods on Feb. 4, 5, 18 and 19 from noon to 6 p.m. If you can't make those days, Extra Innings of Hagerstown has a few more dates for you —  from 5 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 10 and 24, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 11 and 25. For more information, call 301-223-9078 or go to

TOPS 0462

TOPS, or Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 0462 in Smithsburg had a good year with most of the chapter members getting closer to their personal weight-loss goals.

Dale reached his goal for the year and Mack was able to maintain his goal weight all year long.

The group meets Thursdays at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Smithsburg. Weigh-in starts at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m.

 For more information, call Ola at 301-824-7650 or John at 717-749-3023 or go to

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