Students get First Night admission


December 31, 2006|By Marcia Cephus

All 33,000 students in Anne Arundel County's public elementary schools will be able to attend First Night Annapolis today for free, courtesy of M&T Bank.

Each student received a voucher that can be redeemed for a free children's admission button at any Ledo Pizza store, M&T Bank or First Night box office. The button will allow the child, when accompanied by a paying adult, into any of the events at the New Year's Eve celebration of the arts.

"First Act," a children's program, will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. The evening's activities begin at 6 p.m. in venues downtown and end with midnight fireworks at City Dock.

Button prices are $22 for adults, $14 for seniors and teens ages 13 to 17, $10 for children, and free for children 5 and under.

Information: 410-268-8553 or

Funds donated to needy families

Mark Woods, a property owner at Severn Townhomes, donated funds to help 78 needy families in the West County community.

Property manager Rita Lynch and several volunteers distributed food baskets and toys to the families.

Economic meeting scheduled Thursday

The City of Annapolis and CommerceFirst Bank will host the winter meeting of the Maryland Economic Development Association, where legislative leaders will review their vision for economic growth.

It will be held Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Governor Calvert House on State Circle in Annapolis. The cost is $65 for MEDA members and $80 for nonmembers, including continental breakfast and lunch. Information:

Stock dividends announced

Glen Burnie Bancorp's board of directors declared a regular dividend of 12 cents, as well as a bonus dividend of 6 cents per share of common stock.

The regular dividend is payable Jan. 8, and the bonus dividend is payable January 11, to shareholders of record at the close of business last Friday.

Glen Burnie Bancorp is the parent company of the Bank of Glen Burnie.

Chef to mark restaurant opening

Certified executive chef Michael J. Wagner will hold a ribbon cutting with refreshments to mark the opening of his new restaurant, M.J. Wagner's Via Mia, at 4 p.m. Jan. 9 at 8 N. Crain Highway in Glen Burnie. A fundraising dinner for Hospice of the Chesapeake will follow at 5 p.m.

Information: 410-760-9333.

Real estate seminar offered

Long and Foster Realtors will hold a seminar, "A Career in Real Estate," at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 at its office at 5544 Muddy Creek Road in West River.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Information: 410-867-1000.

Fred Jorgensen joins Crosby

Fred Jorgensen has joined Crosby Marketing Communications as its director of interactive marketing. He will serve as the lead strategic adviser in creating e-marketing strategies, incorporating Web site development, online advertising, e-mail promotion, and a variety of Web-related and mobile applications.

Before joining Crosby, Jorgensen worked for Sylvan Learning.

Financial firms celebrate new office

Liberty Tax Service/Edsel M. Brown Jr. Advisors will celebrate its opening at its new Annapolis office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 13 at 2303 Forest Drive in the Festival at Riva shopping center.

Liberty Tax Service offers tax preparation services, while Edsel M. Brown Jr. Advisors offers financial services with investments and insurance.

Council slates panel discussions

The Maryland Modeling, Simulation and Analysis Council will hold a series of panel discussions from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Doubletree Hotel, 210 Holiday Court in Annapolis.

Registration is due by Tuesday. The event is free. Information: 443-717-1431 or smahaf

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