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Boonsboro briefs

March 13, 2013

U.S. Navy Country Current band performance canceled
BOONSBORO - A scheduled performance in Boonsboro by the U.S. Navy Country Current band has been canceled, according to Boonsboro Town Manager Debra Smith.
Boonsboro Town Council member Cynthia Kauffman said during a March 4 council meeting that the band, which played in town last year, was scheduled to play in town again on June 12.
The band has since been forced to cancel the Boonsboro show due to budget cuts, Smith said Monday.

Boonsboro Pharmacy owners to be honored
BOONSBORO — Boonsboro Town Council members said they plan to present a resolution to former owners of Boonsboro Pharmacy next month to honor the couple for their years running the business.
Gary and Sally Haas started Boonsboro Pharmacy in 1976 and they sold the business in April of last year, said Town Manager Debra Smith
The pharmacy is along U.S. 40 but at one time it was in the center of town. Council members discussed the resolution during their regular meeting Monday night.

200 trees to be planted in Shafer Park
BOONSBORO — Boonsboro Town Council member Cynthia Kauffman said 200 trees will be planted in Shafer Park next month.
The trees will be planted along the stream bed in the park and are part of ongoing plans to expand the park, town officials said.
Twenty of the trees will be donated and the remaining ones will be purchased from a local nursery, officials said.
The tree plantings are being funded by a Chesapeake Bay Foundation grant and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources is helping on the project, said Town Manager Debra Smith.

Stream cleanup set
BOONSBORO — A stream cleanup has been scheduled for March 23 in Shafer Park.
An environmental organization from Boonsboro Middle School and town officials are expected to be among the people helping in the clean up, which will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Town council expected to hear speed camera proposal
BOONSBORO — Boonsboro Town Manager Debra Smith said she has been in contact with a speed camera firm about possibly installing a speed camera in town, and a possible location for the camera is at the town’s cluster of public schools.
Smith said she has contacted Optotraffic about a speed camera and she plans to present a proposal to Boonsboro Town Council members soon.

Easter egg hunt set for March 30
BOONSBORO — An Easter egg hunt will be held in Boonsboro’s Shafer Park on Saturday, March 30, officials said during a Boonsboro Town Council meeting Monday night.
The hunt will begin at 1 p.m.

Memorial Day parade scheduled for May 26
BOONSBORO — Boonsboro’s annual Memorial Day parade will be held Sunday, May 26.
The parade starts at 2 p.m. at Boonsboro High School and proceeds down Main Street to Reeders Alley, officials said at the Boonsboro Town Council meeting Monday night. The event also includes a wreath laying ceremony at Town Hall on Main Street at 1 p.m.

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— Dave McMillion

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