May 8, 2010
BOONSBORO -- Cynthia Kauffman said she hopes to keep her town council seat and help strike a fair balance between town spending and services. Kauffman, 57, of 416 N. Main St., is one of four candidates for four council seats in Tuesday's election. She ran unsuccessfully in 2008, then was appointed to a vacant council seat last year. Incumbents Kevin Chambers and Natalie Mose also are running for council seats along with first-time candidate Janeen Solberg. Assistant Mayor Howard W. Long is running unopposed for re-election.
August 30, 2011
Name of business: Country Zen Massage Studio Owner: Betsy Schoonover Address: 14 S. Main St., Boonsboro Opening date: July 1, 2011 Products and services: Jane Iredale skin-care products, which are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation; Bioelements Professional Skin Care products; destressing facials; Swedish massage; deep-tissue massage; hot-stone massage; wedding makeup; makeup application; manicures;...
September 8, 2011
Cronise Market Place at 312 S. Main St. plans to expand. The Boonsboro Town Council agreed Tuesday to rezone an adjacent property, at 310 S. Main St., from residential to commercial. Owners Bonnie and Cliff Pereschuk requested the change so the business could expand into an adjacent building, which they also own. Bonnie Pereschuk said the move would help Cronise Market Place operate year-round. The market sells produce, flowers, crafts, jellies and furniture. Currently, the business is outside and closes in the winter.
August 27, 2010
Christian music singer Vaughn Thompson Jr. is heading home to continue spreading his message of diversity, only this time he'll be bridging cultural gaps from the Maryland Theatre stage. Thompson will open for Kirk Cameron, who will be speaking at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown on Friday, Sept. 3. The 34-year-old Boonsboro native said his life's work is to encourage multiculturalism in religion. He has served as a worship pastor in Los Angeles. Today, he and his wife, Irene Thompson, travel the country spreading what they call "Third Culture Worship.
April 27, 2012
Cara Ferguson did a lot of everything for the Smithsburg softball team on Friday. The junior pitched a two-hit shutout with no walks and three strikeouts, and she had two hits, three RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Leopards to a 10-0 victory over Boonsboro in an MVAL Antietam game that was stopped after 4 1/2 innings because of the 10-run rule. Ferguson improved to 14-1 for the Leopards (14-1, 10-1). For the season, Ferguson has struck out 77 batters and has given up only 10 earned runs in 93 innings pitched for a sparkling 0.74 earned run average.
October 15, 2012
A Washington County food cooperative and a church near Boonsboro have formed a partnership to help each other grow. George Snyder, pastor of the Church at the Crossroads, said his congregation recently opened its doors to the Valley Co-op to give the blossoming organization more room to store and distribute food. “From what I've heard, they've grown in leaps and bounds,” Snyder said. “The co-op is a good way to advertise the church. It's a good partnership. It doesn't put us out and it gives them a better place.” Co-op volunteer Susan Simonson said the group has grown from six members in 2010 to 150 members today.
November 9, 2011
Perhaps it's no surprise that the Boonsboro football team has enjoyed a complete turnaround from its disappointing 2010 season. That turnaround was basically part of the players' school curriculum. Not long after the last school year ended in June, Boonsboro's returning players were - in a sense - hitting the books in an effort to put a 2-8 season well behind them. “We knew what it was like to lose,” said quarterback Ryan Ruiz. “It was a frustrating year and we didn't want to have another year like that.” The offseason work paid huge dividends for the Warriors, who won their first eight games and finished 9-1 to find their way back to the Maryland Class 1A West playoffs after a one-year absence.
September 13, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 GIRLS SOCCER BOONSBORO - Abby Duncan recorded a hat trick as Boonsboro picked up its first win of the season Tuesday with a 5-0 shutout of Walkersville. Leah Cadigan scored twice for Boonsboro (1-2) while Rachael Holmes, Jordy Bingaman, Kortney Cunningham, Amber Smith and Ella Hawkins each had an assist. Bree Springer made three saves for Boonsboro, which outshot Walkersville, 19-2. JV: Boonsboro, 2-0. BOYS SOCCER Goretti 6, Bishop Walsh 4 CUMBERLAND, Md. - Rodrigo Reyna, Kevin Proctor and Thomas Blake had two goals each for St. Maria Goretti in a win over Bishop Walsh.
December 8, 2010
December 8, 2010 BOYS BASKETBALL BOONSBORO — The Boonsboro boys felt like they achieved the ultimate on Wednesday night, defeating Liberty 52-51, giving new coach Skip Chambers his first victory. In a total rebuilding year, the Warriors (1-1) pulled away from a 19-19 halftime tie to take a 42-34 lead after three quarters, only to have Liberty surge back. However, three free throws by Justin Lewis gave the Warriors a 52-50 lead with 16 seconds left to play.
July 8, 2011
Three naturally raised hens will lay about a dozen eggs or more a week — more in summer, less in winter. For many people, three hens in the backyard would fully supplant their need to buy factory-raised eggs from the supermarket. A hen will squawk when she's getting ready to lay, and chatter proudly after she has produced. Other than that, they're mostly quiet, unless alarmed. A hen will make far less noise than your average car-driving, lawn-mowing, music-playing, leaf-blowing, TV-blasting human.