Conservancy plans tribute to Ruth and Frances Brown

Western Howard

February 18, 2007

The Howard County Conservancy is searching for friends and former students of Ruth and Frances Brown, longtime Howard County schoolteachers who lived at Mount Pleasant Farm on Old Frederick Road in Woodstock. The farmhouse is now the site of the conservancy's headquarters.

The Brown sisters designated the 232-acre farm for preservation. It is now a land trust and environmental education center.

Those who knew the Browns are invited to meet from 10 a.m. to noon March 3 or 7 at the farm, 10520 Old Frederick Road, to share memories, photographs and other memorabilia for a conservancy project intended to preserve the Browns' legacy.

Registration is requested. Anyone who is unable to attend but would like to contribute to the project should call the Conservancy: 410-465-8877.

Teens can work on online newsletter

The Glenwood library branch, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, invites teens ages 13 to 18 to add their voices to an online newsletter.

Teens will meet from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 1 and the first Thursday of each month.

Information: 410-313-5577 To see a sample of "Teen 'Zine," go to


Graduates -- Air Force Airman Abigail R. Wright, daughter of Lonnie M. Wright Sr. of Mount Airy and Patricia A. Ranneberger of Nottingham, has graduated from the Financial Management and Comptroller Apprentice Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss.

Around Town

Fruit sale -- The Glenelg High School Marching Unit is holding its citrus fruit sale fundraiser. Pink grapefruit, navel oranges and temple oranges are being offered this month. Orders are due by Tuesday for fruit to be picked up March 10. Order forms are available at www.; click on the "Fruit Sale Web site" link, or call Danita Kinnison, 410-489-5260. Order forms are also available at the school.

Principal -- Carl Perkins, principal of Folly Quarter Middle School, will continue his "Coffee and Conversation" series from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 22 and May 22. 410-313-1506.

La Leche -- La Leche League of Western Howard County, a chapter of the international organization, meets from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, 12101 Linden-Linthicum Lane, Clarksville. The group offers information, guidance and support to breast-feeding mothers. Toddlers and pregnant women are welcome. 410-864-8080 or 410-905-5208.

First novel -- College sophomore Drew Bowling will speak about the publication of his first novel, The Tower of Shadows, which he began writing in high school, at 7 p.m. March 6 at the Glenwood library branch, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville. Copies of the fantasy novel will be available for purchase and signing. Registration, which is required, begins Tuesday.

The Western Howard County Seniors Book Club meets the first Wednesday of each month.

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