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'Time's Crossroads' receives Emmy Award

Congratulations to Frank Batavick, the New Windsor Heritage Committee member who wrote, produced and directed the Emmy Award-winning DVD, "Time's Crossroads: The History of New Windsor, MD."

Batavick was presented with the Emmy Award at the 54th Annual Emmy Awards of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter, held June 16 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

The 49-minute production chronicles New Windsor's history from the wilderness of 1790 to modern times. Of the 10 entries in the documentary-historical category, seven were nominated for the award.

Before being named winner of the Emmy, Batavick wrote in an online communication: "Competition is pretty stiff ... but just to be nominated is an honor." After winning, Batavick thanked supporters and contributors and acknowledged them "and especially the memory of Julia Cairns, to whom I dedicated the award."

Julia Ann Roop Cairns was a charter member of the New Windsor Heritage Committee. The Cairns Gallery in the New Windsor Museum is named in her memory.

"Time's Crossroads" is available for $29.95 from the Fountain Shoppe at the New Windsor Museum, 207 Main St., New Windsor, from 9 a..m. to noon Saturdays or by mail.

Call 410-635-2602 or visit http://www.newwindsorheritage.org to learn more.

Sandwiches for sale

The Union Bridge fire company will sell pit beef and pit turkey sandwiches on Sunday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Sandwiches are $6 each and french fries will be offered at $3.50. The fire hall is at 8 W. Locust St. For more details, call 410-775-7422.

The New Windsor fire company resumes monthly sales of pit beef sandwiches on July 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the firehouse, 101 High St. Sandwiches are $5 each. Pit beef sales will also be held on Aug. 4 and Sept. 1. Call 410-635-6373 for additional information.

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Monthly Bingo

The ladies auxiliary to the Union Bridge fire company will sponsor Monthly Bingo on July 9 and Aug. 13 at the fire hall. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo will begin at 7 p.m.

There will be 20 regular games, five early bird games, three specials, two split-the-pots and a jackpot. Jar and pull-tab tickets will also be offered. Food will be for sale, too.

The fire hall is at 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge.

For more details, call 410-775-7891.

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