Country store relocates to museum village

December 27, 2012|Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville
  • Cranes placed the roof on a country store Monday, Dec. 17, when it was relocated from near Clear Spring to the Rural Heritage Museum Village near Sharpsburg.
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An original country store, the sixth building in the Rural Heritage Museum Village, was moved to its new permanent home Monday, Dec. 17, at the village.

The building, donated by Mr. and Mrs. Donald Spickler, is a two-story structure built in 1833 on Fairview Road, near Clear Spring. It served as a country store and post office from 1833 to 1951. The building and roof traveled on separate trailers for the 25-mile trip to the village, and were both set in place by 11 a.m.

Antietam Train Station to open Dec. 30

The Antietam Station at 17230 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg, will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30. Club members of the Hagerstown Model Railroad Museum will run and display four sizes of model trains.

Admission is by donation.

Keedysville to collect Christmas trees

Christmas tree collection within the Keedysville corporate limits will take place Tuesdays, Jan. 8 and 15. Place the tree curbside Monday evening. Be sure all ornaments and tinsel are removed, and do not wrap the tree in plastic or a bag.

Town suspends yard waste pick-up

Yard waste collection for the Town of Keedysville will be suspended for the months of January, February and March.

Church reschedules Christmas Eve program

The Antietam Church of God, 4605 Harper’s Ferry Road, Sharpsburg, has rescheduled their Christmas Eve program for 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, during Sunday school.

Everyone is invited.

Martz offers Zumba at Rockland Woods

Instructor Liz Martz will offer Zumba fitness classes through the Washington County Recreation Deptartment 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 14 through April 3.

There will be no class Monday, Jan. 21. The cost is $40 for county residents and $50 for out-of-county residents; $32 for county resident seniors ages 55 and older, and $40 for out-of-county seniors.

For registration information, call the recreation office at 240-313-2805, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., or go to, and select “Recreation,” then select “Activities Brochure.”

Peacable Paws offers classes

Peaceable Paws, 17816 Spielman Road, Fairplay, offers puppy and adult basic good manners, puppy social evenings, Real Life and Super Dog classes, games nights and more. Small group classes ensure individualized attention in a force-free, modern, positive reinforcement-based training programs.

A free two-hour “Find Your Inner Lassie” seminar is offered every month. For more information, call 301-582-9420 or email A list of winter and spring classes and seminars is available at

Class of 77 to hold dinner

The Boonsboro High Class of 1977 will hold a Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday Jan. 5, at Dan’s Restaurant & Tap House in Boonsboro. Gifts of $10 will be exchanged.

RSVP to Terri Hollingshead at 301-491-2024 or or Kim (Labrush) Wachtel at 301-992-6837 or

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