Training program to offer informational sessions The...


June 04, 2000

Training program to offer informational sessions

The Renew Program at Carroll Community College provides assistance with training and employment services to adult single parents; divorced, separated or widowed women and men; and single pregnant women who have lost their primary means of support.

Susan Martin, Renew coordinator, has scheduled a series of one-hour informational sessions about the program.

Participants also will learn about the college and other resources to help them plan their futures.

Programs will be held at the college. Registration is required, as space is limited.

The schedule is: 10:30 a.m. June 13; 5:30 p.m. July 26; 1 p.m. Aug. 15; 6 p.m. Sept. 18; 11 a.m. Oct. 24; and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29.

Renew also will provide tuition assistance for summer classes to qualified students. Single parents, displaced homemakers and teens who are pregnant or have children may be eligible. The application deadline is June 30.

Other financial aid is available for transportation, childcare and textbooks. Summer classes are offered as one-, two-, three-, four-, six-, seven-, nine- and 10-week courses on a staggered schedule. Classes start tomorrow.

Information: 410-386-8420.

Group for the aging honors employees of long standing

Episcopal Ministries to the Aging recently honored its employees at a recognition dinner that included workers from Fairhaven and Copper Ridge in Sykesville.

Carolyn Kerzel Colson of Westminster was honored on her retirement.

Five year awards went to: Carmel Roques of Columbia; Judith Flynn, KarunaPramilaand George Sinnott Jr. of Eldersburg; Elizabeth Galikof Ellicott City; Marie Dunnigan of Finksburg; Michelle Spenceof Manchester; Kimberly Mason of Pasadena; Mary T. Browne, Lynn Burk, Dennis Haslinger, Diana Osgood, Jennifer Vance and DaneaneWilson of Sykesville; the Rev. FielderIsrael of Taneytown; and Suzanna King and Shelley Turner of Westminster.

Ten-year honorees were: Carole Haines of Finksburg; Tammy Witkowski of Littlestown, Pa.; Mary Boyer of New Windsor; Harvey Waters of Pikesville; Barbara Bolard, Donna Goldman, Elizabeth Imbraguglioand Judith Irons of Sykesville; and Mary Hawkins of Westminster.

Fifteen-year employees were: Elsie Huffman of Finksburg; Doug Wehland of Manchester; Donna Alder, Julianna Howes and Marilyn Pittinger of Sykesville; Melody Brightful and MelvaDamewood of Westminster; and Susan Wetzel of Union Bridge.

Cactus Willie's Restaurant opens for Sunday brunch

Cactus Willie's Restaurant has announced that it is now open for brunch from 9 a.m. to noon every Sunday.

The menu includes sirloin steak, eggs, omelets, waffles, bacon, sausages, hot cakes, French toast and fruit. A buffet also is available.

Cactus Willie's is in the 140 Village Shopping Center.

Information: 410-876-3488.

Chef at Rudy's 2900 raises funds for Meals on Wheels

Rudy Speckamp, co-owner of and executive chef at Rudy's 2900 in Finksburg, joined 16 other prominent chefs at the Meals on Wheels' Culinary Extravaganza May 18 in Baltimore.

The chefs donated their time and creative talent to raise money for Meals on Wheels, which provides nutritious meals to the home-bound in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Speckamp prepared duck breast with mushroom duxelles in puff pastry, celeriac salad and lingonberry sauce.

The event raised more than $94,000 for Meals on Wheels, which served 184 clients in Carroll County last year.

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