Last chance to win Ben Jones painting

May 16, 2012|Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood
  • Cascade Elementary School's Character Counts! celebration was April 26. The students celebrated the character pillar of responsibility with a luncheon. Each student received a pin, pencil, sticker and certificate. Front row, from left, Giovanni Rosati, John Breitschwerdt, Patrick Orlando, Mackenna Mantz, Timothy Caudill and Masten Rosensteel. Back row, Katelynn Scott, Cortny Smith, Tiffany Ohler, Terry Coblentz, Reed Conrey and Abby McDougal.
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Last chance to win Ben Jones painting

Covenant Presbyterian Church is raffling off one of local artist Ben Jones’ paintings titled, “Nesting.” 

Raffle tickes cost $20. Call the church at 301-790-2758 if you would like an email picture of the painting. 

The church thanks Jones for donating the painting in commemoration of the church’s 50th anniversary.

TOPS 0462

TOPS, or Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Chapter 0462 in Smithsburg had a good weigh-in with each member recording a loss.

Sally was the thinner winner with a 2.2-pound loss. John was back on track with a 3-pound loss.

John led the program on never giving up in reaching your goal weight. He said people fall down, but winners get up. He said gold medal winners get up faster. He said just because you slip on your weight-loss goal, never give up; get back up.

The chapter meets Thursdays at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 51 S. Main St. in Smithsburg. Weigh-in starts at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 6 to 7 p.m.


For more information, call John at 717-749-3023 or go to

Senior site

Smithsburg senior site calendar: 

  • Today — Bingo and crafts, 10 a.m. 
  • Friday — “Colorectal Cancer Awareness,” 10 a.m. 
  • Monday, May 21 — “Low Vision Resources,” with Ita Adkins, 10 a.m.

Breakfast planned

Smithsburg Community Volunteer Fire Co., at 22 N. Main St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday from 7 to 10 a.m.

Tickets cost $7 for adults and $5 for those ages 6 to 12. Those ages 5 and younger will be admitted free. Senior citizens pay $6.

Pride Days this weekend

This year’s Smithsburg Pride Days will be held Saturday and Sunday at Veterans Park.

Activities include an all-you-can-eat breakfast, crafts and food vendors, parade, music and entertainment throughout the day, street dance and fireworks.

Applications for craft vendors, food vendors and parade participation are available at 

For additional information, call the town office at 301-824-7234.

Curves of Hagerstown

In celebration of National Women’s Health Week, Curves of Hagerstown will have an open house Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be free weight and body fat checks, free blood pressure checks done by a registered nurse and free 10-minute massages. 

Attendees will receive a free 30-day Curves membership. 

At 6 p.m., there will be a talk on osteoporosis prevention.

Curves is at 13331 Pennsylvania Ave. in Hagerstown. For more information, call 301-733-3777.

Star Community

Star Community and Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce invites the community to enjoy a time of networking, food and drinks.

The event will take place Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Star Community, 13757 Broadfording Church Road in Hagerstown. 

For more information, call Tracie Donahue at 301-791-0011, ext. 308, or send an email to

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