West Carroll: Silver Oak Academy SGA to celebrate Black History Month

The Student Government Association of Silver Oak Academy is sponsoring the annual celebration to commemorate Black History Month, Tuesday, February 26, 6 to 8 p.m. on the school grounds, 999 Crouse Mill Road, Keymar. Members of the community are welcome to attend.

The program will include several guest speakers. Musical performers include Scott Ambush, Isaac Hayes, Angela Spencer and Marvin Miles. Obie Chinemere, regional director of constitutional services and community outreach, through Sen.Chris Van Hollen’s office, will present a citation to the Silver Oak Academy Student Government Association for accomplishments in the school and their community.


Students in the Culinary Arts program will serve refreshments in the lobby.

Donations graciously accepted at the door. For more information, contact Sheila Leatherby 410-775-1745 ext. 6243.

History museum seeks WWII artifacts and stories

I have always delighted in the exhibits the Taneytown History Museum has featured over the years especially the 2017 display, Story Quilts from around Taneytown, and the 2018 display, Century of Toys 1890-1990.

The 2019 featured exhibit is titled World War II Impacts Hometown. It will reflect the far-reaching effects World War II had on Taneytown. Elaine Hoover, publicity chair for the Taneytown Heritage and Museum Association said, “The committee plans to create an exhibit that reflects what times were like in the local communities during World War II.”

The museum is looking to the community to help with the display. If you, family members or friends served, or have stories to tell about rationing, “blackouts” or how you started a Victory Garden, consider contacting the museum with your story. If you have a scrapbook of the era, old newspaper clippings or letters home, consider contacting the museum. If you have a Victory Pin collection, or Maryland Minute Men memorabilia, please consider loaning these items to the museum to be a part of the display. Contributions of members of the community will be recognized.

For more information or to share your WWII stories, memories, memorabilia, contact the History Museum at 443-918-8687 or email at You can also contact exhibit coordinator, Nancy Eyler, at 410-756-2170 or email at

The Taneytown History Museum will open for the 2019 season on April 7.

Terra Rubra Lions to sponsor Daytona 500 Party

Diehard racing fans will not want to miss the opportunity to cheer their favorite driver on to victory when the Terra Rubra Lions sponsor their annual Daytona 500 Party, Sunday, February 17, at the Terra Rubra ballpark, 6300 Middleburg Road, Keymar. The hot buffet includes fried shrimp, steamed shrimp, fried chicken, beef, hotdogs, sauerkraut, coleslaw, crab soup, baked beans, potatoes, cheese, chips, pretzels, bologna, rolls, dessert, beer, and soda. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Pregame race ceremonies and driver introductions begin at 2 p.m.

You can enjoy the race on two 8-foot big-screen projector televisions. In addition to the race, there will be race pools, games of chance, door prizes, silent auction, 50/50 raffles, and more. Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 per person at the door (if event is not sold out).

If you would like to sponsor or contribute to this event, or purchase tickets in advance, contact Larry Stambaugh at 443-918-8566 or 410-202-4360. All proceeds benefit Terra Rubra Lions Youth Programs and Lions Club Building Fund.

New Windsor Auxiliary taking orders for subs

The auxiliary of the New Windsor fire Company is currently taking orders as part of their annual sub sale. Subs available include American cold cut, Italian cold cut, roast beef, ham and cheese, pretzel ham and cheese, and pretzel turkey and cheese. The price for each 7-inch sub is $5.50. Chips and condiments on the side are included.

Orders are due by Thursday, Feb. 14. Pickup date is Wednesday, February 27, Windsor Station, 101 High Street, New Windsor. To place your order call Barbara Misenar at 410-635-2470.