Cross Keys is well-known as a place to have a "power" breakfast, so it was a natural location for an early-morning meal to honor Sister Kathleen Feeley.
Darielle Linehan and Pattie Batza, board members of Marian House for homeless women, chaired the event, which celebrated the 10th anniversary of the shelter, while honoring Sister Kathleen as the Marian House volunteer of the decade.
Marian House, which is led by another dynamic nun, Sister Augusta Reilly, opened its doors in 1982. For four to eight months women live at Marian House, where they receive much needed love, counseling and training to help them become productive, happy women.
And much of that love came from Sister Kathleen, who was at the house on weekends when her duties as president of the College of Notre Dame allowed. Marian House has established a Sister Kathleen Feeley Scholarship Fund for all her work.
Among those chatting with the honoree at the breakfast were Earl Linehan, a founding member of the Marian House; Susan Gauvey, chair of the Marian House board of directors; Dr. Mildred Otenasek; Margaret Riehl; Susan Knott; Mike Batza; Sally Michel; Carol McGowan; Marti Head; Hallie and Virginia Rice; Hope Quackenbush; Edie House and Dr. Nikki Carozza.
It was a stimulating morning, even if we did run out of coffee.
Around town: Roger King, owner of King World Distributors, the syndicate that has television's biggies like the "Oprah Winfrey Show," "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune" as clients, will be here for the Preakness with his very special star, Oprah Winfrey . . .
Marketing exec and new president of the Jewish National Fund David Nevins proudly announces the arrival of two grand ladies: first came Freddi Jaclyn Nevins, who was born last week to David and his wife, Sharon; then came the call that Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister, had agreed to be the featured guest at the Jewish National Fund's 20th Blue and White Ball Sept. 20. Other honorees will be Steve Burch, David Zinman and Zanvyl Krieger. For ticket information, call (410) 486-3317.
Skipjacks, fireworks, good music and a full moon are just a few of the attractions being offered at "Maritime Magic" May 15. The dress is festive casual for this Lady Maryland Foundation fund-raiser, which will be held on the Lady Maryland Maritime Institute's pier at Caroline and Lancaster streets.
Some who are serving on the Navigator's Steering Committee are James and Patty Bond, Parker Rockefeller, Andy and Weeder Obrecht, John and Kari Mutscheller, Mark and Linda Caplan, Richard and Lynne Sutton, Lydia and Steve Weiss, Tommy Kane, Jimmy and Susan Pew, Warren Ingersoll, Bill and Cathy Tipper, Hoppy Hopkins, Andy Murray and Lori Hand.
Tickets are only $35 and may be reserved by calling (410) 685-0295. Proceeds will benefit disadvantaged youth through the foundation's job training and education programs.
Rumors were hot and heavy that Rite Aid might be moving its corporate headquarters to Maryland from Pennsylvania. But I hear that's just not so. Perhaps the rumor began when Martin Grass, president of Rite Aid and son of mogul Alex Grass, began looking for a home in Greenspring Valley. I'm told he'll commute to Pennsylvania, because he prefers to live here.
How's this for a guest of honor -- RoboCop, the robot used by the FBI for its "Say No to Drugs" and crime promos, will be here tomorrow, thanks to Bobby Gillham, regional special agent for FBI. RoboCop will join 150 members of the Flag House Court and Claremont Homes Boys and Girls Clubs for a steak and burger dinner on the Spirit of Baltimore. If you'd like $100 tickets, call (410) 539-1465. Oh, yes, the adults get burgers and the youngsters get steaks.
Good news for former Baltimore Sun reporter Peter A. Osterlund, who recently sold a screenplay he co-authored with Amy Brooke Baker, to Touchstone Pictures, a division of the Walt Disney Co, for $750,000. Stunned is the best way to describe Osterlund and Baker.