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By MARLO BARNHART | August 11, 2009
WILLIAMSPORT -- Not all of the activities associated with the upcoming Williamsport Days celebration are fun and frolic. Some are more cerebral. For instance, the Williamsport Library in Byron Memorial Park will be the setting for a used book sale Thursday, Aug. 20, to Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 23, from noon to 5 p.m. "We have a number of books that have been donated," including hundreds of paperbacks, said Librarian Susan Schnebly. Ralph and Dottie Young are co-chairs of the book sale, and have been for a number of years.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | June 28, 2009
BOONSBORO -- Even Katie Wennick's mother, Linda, wasn't allowed to read the short story that won a $30,000 scholarship from romance writer Nora Roberts' foundation. Wennick, who graduated from Boonsboro High School this month, showed her story only to four friends, for reactions and editing, and to Roberts. "It has more me in it than I wanted to (have)," Wennick said, "and that kind of made it more private. " She said she's thrilled to get affirmation from Roberts, a world-famous author who lives in Keedysville, and plans to go to Roberts' next book signing.
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By HEATHER KEELS | May 12, 2009
Author Nora Roberts and her husband, Bruce Wilder, were honored Tuesday with Washington County's John Frye Historic Preservation Award for their dedication to restoring a historic inn and other buildings in downtown Boonsboro. The Washington County Commissioners and Historic Advisory Committee chair Ralph Young presented the award to Wilder. Roberts was working and could not attend the presentation, Wilder said. Roberts and Wilder made a major contribution to preserving the county's heritage when they proceeded with restoration of the Historic Eagle Hotel on Boonsboro's Main Street even after it was destroyed by fire in February 2008, Young said.
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By ERIN JULIUS | February 13, 2009
View the slideshow BOONSBORO -- The smell of baking oatmeal and brown sugar muffins wafted throughout the first floor of Inn BoonsBoro Friday morning as workers painted a chair rail molding and installed the final touches in a bathroom. After a seven-month delay caused by a February 2008 fire that severely damaged the building, the inn is set to open its doors to guests Tuesday. Nora Roberts, inn owner and romance novelist who has lived in the Boonsboro area for more than 30 years, said she used to see what then was an old, rundown inn on the square when she visited town.
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By MARLO BARNHART | February 6, 2009
BOONSBORO -- When Inn BoonsBoro officially opens the doors of its romantic-themed rooms to guests Feb. 17, they might want to hear from Kayla Aufdem-Brinke about her night in the Westley and Buttercup room two days earlier. The 6-year-old granddaughter of inn owner and romance novelist Nora Roberts and her husband, Bruce Wilder, chose that room because of the youngster's fondness for anything to do with princesses such as the lead character from "The Princess Bride. " "Kayla's really excited," said her mother, Stacie Aufdem-Brinke, who will stay with her along with Kayla's father.
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By MARLO BARNHART | October 14, 2008
FUNKSTOWN - The Between the Covers book club began about a year ago as the brainchild of the activities and fellowship committee at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Funkstown. "We have about six to 10 members now," said Dru McNamee, one of those literary devotees. Most are women but hopes are that will change as the word spreads about the club. The group meets on the fourth Monday of every month at the church, usually starting its one-to-two-hour sessions around 6:30 p.m. In September, the club kicked off its fall season with a chance to meet Robert W. Brannon, a local and first-time author.
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October 3, 2008
Arbor Day poster contest under way in W.Va. CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Officials at the Division of Forestry are now accepting submissions for the 2009 West Virginia Arbor Day Poster Contest. This year's theme is "Trees are Terrific . . . in Cities and Towns!" The contest is open to all public, private and home-schooled fifth-grade students in West Virginia. The first-place poster will automatically be a finalist in the national competition, and the artist will receive a $100 U. S. Savings Bond from the West Virginia Forestry Association and have a tree planted in his or her honor at the school.
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By JANET HEIM | July 28, 2008
KNOXVILLE -- When Tyler Austin's parents received an invitation to Boonsboro High School's awards ceremony, they knew their son was being recognized in some way. What they, and Tyler, didn't know was that he would be named the recipient of the Nora Roberts Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship, which has been awarded since 1994 to one Boonsboro High senior, will provide Tyler, 18, with $20,000 for his education. The scholarship is open to students who plan to major in journalism, education, creative writing or English.
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By KRISTY SMITH | June 3, 2008
Hi, neighbors! Welcome home to all freshly returned college students! Enjoy your summer. Worship center The Boonsboro Family Worship Center at 7605 Old National Pike in Boonsboro has a busy weekend planned! On Friday, it will host an evening of gospel music from the Antietam Gospel Trio. Reunion will also be singing in this service. For information, call 301-432-0707, ext. 100. On Saturday, the Worship Center invites you to a flea market/yard sale on from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a food stand with sandwiches, homemade cakes, pies, goodies and much more.
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By JANET HEIM | May 6, 2008
BOONSBORO -- Janeen Solberg's love of books led her on a path - first as a high school English teacher, then as a Boonsboro Library board member and to a job with Turn the Page Bookstore in town. To Solberg, going to the library and finding just the book you're looking for or finding an unexpected read is like finding treasure. Solberg, 40, taught at Frederick High School when she and her husband of 14 years, Greg Solberg, moved to Boonsboro. She earned her undergraduate degree from Millersville (Pa.)
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