Sharpsburg LL to host state softball tournament

July 06, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville

Sharpsburg Little League will host the 2012 Maryland State Softball Tournament beginning Saturday at noon.

Five District Little Leagues from Maryland will compete for a spot to go to Bristol, Conn., for the Softball Little League World Series.

The Halfway Little League team will play at 2 p.m. Sunday, followed by an elimination game at 5 p.m.

Teams will play Monday at 5 and 8 p.m. with single games Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

O’Connor to speak

Local author Bob O’Connor will talk about his book, “A House Divided Against Itself” Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m. at Sharpsburg Library.

The book is an historical fiction account of the lives of Wesley and William Culp, Jack Skelly and Virginia Wade, all of Gettysburg, Pa.

O’Connor, the author of six books about the Civil War, will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase after his talk.

For more information, call the library 301-432-8825 for more information. 

Knight suffers fall  

After breaking her hip from a fall, longtime Dargan resident Whylemenia Knight is recuperating at Fahrney-Keedy Home near Boonsboro.

Friends and family can send cards and flowers to Whylemenia in Room 124 at Fahrney-Keedy, 8507 Mapleville Road, Boonsboro, MD  21713.

St. Mark’s to hold yard sale

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, at 18313 Lappans Road, will host a summer yard sale of household items, furniture, children’s items, jewelry, and gently used treasures Saturday, July 14.

Profits from the sale will go to the 2013 Workcamp Mission trip. 

Big Cork Vineyard plans farm stand

Big Cork Vineyards will open a farm stand in Rohrersville, five miles south of Boonsboro on Md. 67.    

Dave Collins, farm and winery manager, has an abundant supply of local vegetables, all grown on the premises.

Biodynamic farming methods are used in all aspects of the farming, including the production of vegetables, pumpkins, raspberries and wine grapes.

The stand will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

For more information, call Collins at 301-302-8166 or  send an mail to

Navy Band to perform at Boonsboro’s Shafer Park

The U.S. Navy’s country-bluegrass band Country Current will perform at the Shafer Park bandshell in Boonsboro Saturday, July 14 at 7 p.m.

The band is the Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble. 

Under the direction of Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson, the band is nationally renowned for its versatility and musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and bluegrass.

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