School's out, so be extra careful

June 04, 2012|Kristy Smith | Around Boonsboro

Greetings, neighbors. I want to remind you to watch for excited youngsters newly released from school for the summer.  I have had a close call or two with some young bicyclists this week.

Boonsboro schools finish with successes

Grace Li, an eighth-grade student at Boonsboro Middle School, represented the county in the national spelling bee in Washington, D.C. She made it to the third round before bowing out and really enjoyed the total experience.

At the elementary school, Christina Hammer-Atkins, Boonsboro Elementary School teacher, was selected as Washington County’s Teacher of the Year, which was no surprise to her students and their parents.

Hats off to her for all of her hard work.

Allen Haines, Boonsboro Middle School physical education teacher, also was among the nominees.

Boonsboro High School track teams compete strong at state tournament

Boonsboro High School track teams continued their legacy with a third-place finish by the boys team at states, and a repeat state title for the girls. Outstanding individual and teamwork.

Language classes offered by friends of library

Foreign language/culture classes for students entering third through sixth grades will be offered by the Friends of the Washington County Free Library in June and July.

The classes are free and are for students with limited knowledge of foreign languages. Offered this year at Boonsboro are German, Japanese and Russian/Armenian/Arabic.

Classes are usually two hours long, and are held on four consecutive days, either in the morning or afternoon.

Register for these classes after today at the branch where the class is held. For more information, call the specific branch or A. Frushour at 301-416-0677.

Events planned at Boonsboro Library

In the mood for a movie tonight? Enjoy a showing of “Iron Lady” (PG-13, 105 minutes) at the Boonsboro branch of the Washington County Free Library beginning at 6 p.m.

Also at the library this week is the summer reading kickoff for children and teens. Younger readers can “Reach for the Stars” beginning at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday with a kickoff event and craft opportunity. “Own the Night” is the theme for teens, and their kickoff is Thursday at 5 p.m.

Chicken barbecue planned Saturday

The Boonsboro Lions will hold a chicken barbecue on Saturday, June 9, in the lot next to Columbia Bank on North Main Street.

Enjoy the same blend of spices. Chickens will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. until sold out.

All proceeds are used to benefit the local community, youth groups, college scholarships, preschool vision screening, eyeglasses, etc. The Boonsboro Lions motto is “We Serve.”

Book club to discuss ‘Before I Go to Sleep’

The book club at Turn the Page Bookstore will meet Wednesday, June 13, to discuss “Before I Go to Sleep” by S.J. Watson. This thriller should be quite interesting.

The July book is “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. Both are in stock and available at a 20 percent book club discount.

Call the store with any questions at 301-432-4588.

Rohrersville Ruritan Strawberry Festival

The Rohrersville Ruritan will be holding its annual Strawberry Festival June 9 and 10 in the Rohrersville Ruritan Community Park from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

There will be great food, music, kids’ games and tractor displays, as well as numerous craft vendors and yard sale vendors.

On Saturday, the Rohrersville Band will perform. On Sunday, a community church service is planned, followed by a performance by The Heaveners.

There will also be a garden tractor pull on Sunday.

There is still time to reserve a vendor space. Call JR for more information 240-818-1038.

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