Hello winter

January 21, 2013|Susie Hoffman | Around Funkstown

I knew Old Man Winter would eventually find us. Make sure to bundle up and keep an eye on your elderly neighbors and furry friends. 

Classes resume

Schools are back in session Wednesday so be sure to drive with caution as bus stops will be busy once again.

Second semester

Tonight is the second semester Meet the Teacher Night at South Hagerstown High School, beginning at 6:30 p.m. 

Spelling bee

On Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., students at E. Russell Hicks Middle School will put their spelling skills to the test with a spelling bee. 


Thursday is orientation for incoming freshmen at South Hagerstown High School.

The scheduling and orientation meeting for parents and students will be in the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

National Little League to hold registration

National Little League will hold registration for the upcoming season on the following dates:

Thursday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Little League press box.

The field is at 728 Frederick St., behind Potterfield Pool.

To help speed up registration, bring completed forms with you. Forms are available at under the “handouts” menu. 

The league is for players ages 4 to 12, based on age as of April 30, 2013.

Please bring your child’s birth certificate and three proofs of residency to registration.

Opening Day will be Saturday, April 13.

For more information, call 301-991-4692 or 301-393-8847.

Retired educational group gives $900 to Holly Place

Members of Washington County Retired Educational Personnel Association collected approximately $900 for Holly Place at the group’s December luncheon.
Holly Place is a nonprofit organization that strives to provide care for seniors in a safe home-like setting.

Association co-presidents Ann Marie Downey and Tenna Lane recently presented the $900 donation to Melanie Davis, Holly Place executive director.

Master gardener classes offered

If your green thumb is itching to try something new, join the Master Gardeners Program.

Master gardeners teach people good gardening techniques through talks, plant clinics, demonstration gardens and more. 

If you love to learn and share what you know, apply today for the Master Gardener Class of 2013.  Pick up an application at the Ag Center in Boonsboro or call Annette at the University of Maryland Extension office at 301-791-1604.

Rules clinic

As hard as it is to imagine, it is only a few short months until baseball season for area little leaguers.  Umpire in chief for District I little league, Denny Hockensmith, is offering a free rules clinic for umpires, coaches, managers and league officers. The meetings will take place at the Church of Christ on Leitersburg Pike on Tuesdays starting Feb. 5 and running until March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.


For more information, call Hockensmith at 301-416-2841 or Dave Grams at 301-791-1687.

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