Maryland Big Tree Nomination

Members of the Friendsville Tree Committee, Mayor Spencer R. Schlosnagle, and Maryland State Forester Becky Wilson, gathered to measure a White Oak tree on the property of Dennis and Rachel Deigert. It was previously entered in 2008 with a circumference of 14 feet 3 inches; a height of 97 feet and average crown width of 110 feet. We are anxiously awaiting its new statistics!

Pictured left to right are Jennifer Pletta, Forester Becky Wilson, Mayor Spencer Schlosnagle and (hidden) Dred Lowdermilk. Unable to attend were Dennis and Rachel Deigert.

Big Tree Nominations

Members of the Friendsville Tree Committee, Mayor Spencer R. Schlosnagle, Maryland State Forester Becky Wilson, Mike and Sandy Robinson representing Western Maryland Christian Center, owners of the White Oak Tree, gathered to measure the tree to be re-nominated for the Big Tree for the state of Maryland. Currently, the White Oak is registered as the Garrett County Champion with a circumference of 15.6″; height of 98′ and average crown width of 81.5. We are waiting to receive the new measurements!
Pictured left to right are Mayor Spencer Schlosnagle, Mike Robinson, Dred Lowdermilk, Forester Becky Wilson, Sandy Robinson, Carol Calhoun, Julia Sines and Jennifer Pletta.

Thank you to all who helped light up Friendsville this holiday season

We want to take the time to thank everyone who helped make Friendsville look festive this Holiday season.

Robin Sines, Vernon and Freda Sines, owners of S & S Market, and the Friend Family Association for plugging in Christmas ornaments in front of their home or business.

Brad Friend, owner of Brad’s Auto Repair, for plugging in our Christmas tree and nativity scene in the town center parklet.

Roger and Nancy Zbel and Glen Jordan for lighting up the lights on the Yough Bridge.

The Anchor Church, Mike and Sandy Robinson and congregation for putting the lights on and hanging the roping that was put on the Yough Bridge.

We could not have had a bright Christmas without your help.

2017 Home Decorating Contest

Merry Christmas!

Annual Holiday 2017

Decorating Contest Winners

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First Place Residential, $40

Terry Spear

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Second Place Residential, $30.00

Getty & Wilma Keefer

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Third Place Residential, $20

Mary Coddington

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First Place Business, $25

Water Street Café

Chris Stewart

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Merry Christmas from the Mayor and Town Council

Petition for Election

Any resident of the Town of Friendsville who is registered with the County Board of Elections or the Town of Friendsville Election Board may file a Petition for Office for the position of Mayor or one of three Town Council Members positions in the February 13, 2018 municipal election They must submit a Petition for Office with the Clerk/Treasurer by 12:00 noon on Monday, January 8, 2018

The Clerk/Treasurer will be available at Town Hall on Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Members of the current Town Government who are eligible to seek re-election are Council Members Pamela S. Humberson, Julia V. Sines and Jerry C. Fike. Mayor Spencer R. Schlosnagle is also eligible to seek re-election. The term runs for a period of two years, expiring in March 2020.

If additional information is required, please contact the Clerk/Treasurer at 301-746-5919 or 301.746.5773.

Karen S. Benedict
Clerk/Treasurer

Annual Christmas Decorating Contest

The Mayor and Town Council will again sponsor the Annual Holiday Decorating Contest for town residences and businesses. The Cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

First Place Residential, $40.00

Second Place Residential, $30.00

Third Place Residential, $20.00

First Place Business, $25.00

Independent judging will take place starting at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017. Winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. that evening. No residence is eligible to win First Place two consecutive years.

Merry Christmas,
Mayor and Town Council

9/11 Honor and Remembrance

Join us on September 11th for the annual Honor and Remembrance service to honor the victims and heroes of September 11, 2001 and to recognize and thank those who continue to give of their lives to help others everyday.  Woodmen Life Chapter #45 is sponsoring a special dedication ceremony called, “In Honor and Remembrance – Woodmen Salutes America’s Heroes”.

The service will be held in the Friendsville Community Fire Hall at 122 Walnut Street beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Floatilla update!!

The Floatilla that was originally scheduled for July 29th will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.  Registration is from 1 p.m to 2p.m. at Precision Rafting.  Entry line-up starts at 4:45p.m.   There will be some great prizes and a no cost registration fee. Any questions please call 301.746.5290 or 301.501.6543.

Movie in the Park

Friendsville Community Watch, Friendsville Fire and Rescue Department and the Friendsville Days Committee are sponsoring  a “movie in the park” this Saturday, August 12th beginning at 8:00 p.m. (the movie will begin at dusk) in the Community Park in front of the stage.  The movie will be “Baby Boss”.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.  There will be free popcorn, cookies and school supplies!!  Food will also be available for purchase at the Friendsville Lion’s Club concession stand.

Fireworks will follow the movie.