Bikle honored for work on veterans history project

January 09, 2012|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro

Josef Bikle, a longtime resident of Boonsboro and now living at Robinwood Assisted Living, was recognized recently by U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett at a reception held at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., for his participation in the Veterans History Program. Over the past year, he shared experiences, as well as artifacts, which will be kept for future generations to read and view at the library.

Class of 1954 meets for lunch

A reminder that the BHS Class of 1954 meets every other month for an informal lunch and catch-up conversation. The group gathers at the Western Sizzlin’ steakhouse on York Road in Halfway. The next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 11:30 a.m.

BHS yearbooks for sale at school

BHS yearbooks for the current school year can now be ordered. The initial yearbook sale will run through Jan. 27.

Order forms have gone out to students, but extras are available from the BHS front office. Prices range from $70 to $82, and will go up after each sale. Orders can also be placed at the order center at 1-866-287-3096 (Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; order No. 14303) or online through the website using the same order number.

Green Fest gearing up

The fourth annual Boonsboro Green Fest might be five months away, but vendors should start planning now if they want to participate in the event slated for May 12 in Shafer Park.  

The official website ( will direct vendors to the application form. The registration fee again this year is $20 for a 10-foot-square space. Additional 10-foot-square spaces cost $20 each. Vendors must provide their own tables and canopies. Registration fees and sponsorships help defray the cost of printing, advertisements and materials.

The festival, along with parking, is free to attendees. More than 2,200 people attended the event last year.

The registration application deadline is April 2. However, the Green Fest committee urges vendors to apply as soon as possible.

The Mother’s Day weekend festival is sponsored by the Boonsboro Recycling Task Force, whose mission is to promote recycling and conservation through service and education.

Library news

 The Boonsboro branch of Washington County Free Library is offering the following programs next week:  

  • Dr. Bodenheimer is in. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Dr. B. will discuss diabetes from 6 to 7 p.m.  No registration is required.
  • On Wednesday, Jan. 18, celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with a preschool story time beginning at 3 p.m. Winnie the Pooh will make a special appearance. No registration is required.

Class of 1977

 The Boonsboro High School Class of 1977 is brainstorming for its 35th class reunion. The next planning meeting will be Sunday, Jan. 29, at 5 p.m. at the home of  Sherry (Reeder) Bingaman on Appletown Road in Boonsboro.

The reunion is set for Oct. 20 at Fairplay Fire Hall.

For more information, call Sherry at 240-217-0514. No RSVP is necessary.

Cemetery update

 Due the request of many area residents, a new area in the Boonsboro Cemetery has been opened that allows for a two-grave plot with an upright monument. For more information, call 301-432-5660 or 301-432-6028 or go to

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