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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | July 13, 1994
An old friend is back in Bryant Woods.The neighborhood center, destroyed by arson last summer, has been rebuilt and reopens tomorrow night.The Columbia Association, which rebuilt the center, will sponsor a reception from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the Wilde Lake Village Board, the Columbia Council and Wilde Lake residents."
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Monday marked the return of public schools staff in Howard County before next week's opening of school for students, and teachers were greeted with pulsating Motown music and call-and-response chanting. The Elementary School Model Kick-off, a pep rally-style event at Jim Rouse Theatre in Columbia was a precursor to the district's much-discussed new approach to students' early years. School officials announced the new elementary school model in the spring; it's intended to close achievement gaps and foster physical, social and emotional development.
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NEWS
August 4, 1993
An arson fire in the Bryant Woods neighborhood of Columbia has caused at least $250,000 in damage to the neighborhood center and an adjacent pool building. Yet that's just the material loss. It does not speak to the mental and emotional scarring that such an act inflicts on a community.Bryant Woods is part of Wilde Lake, the oldest village in Columbia. It has ties to the community going back more than two decades.To understand the connection between communities and their neighborhood centers and villages is to realize James W. Rouse's original design for Howard County's planned city.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2013
Waterfront homes, particularly those competitively priced and in excellent condition, rarely stay long on the market. Such was the case with 10737 Catterskill Court, located on the banks of Columbia's Wilde Lake. The transitional-style rancher sold for its asking price of $675,000 only five days after it was listed. "There were multiple offers on this home," said listing agent Bob Lucido, of RE/MAX Advantage Realty. "We did an open house, and it sold on the same day. " Located on a cul-de-sac in the Bryant Woods neighborhood of Columbia, the home's open floor plan offers views of the lake and foliage from every window.
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By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 28, 1997
FIRST-GRADERS at Bryant Woods Elementary School -- who met the challenge of reading 21 books in 10 weeks -- will celebrate their success at a breakfast tomorrow morning.The challenge was part of Running Start, a reading-motivation program created by Reading Is Fundamental, sponsored by the Chrysler Foundation.Bryant Woods was awarded a grant for the program.Reading specialist Fran Clay said the program "is designed to ensure family involvement in encouraging first-graders to develop a lifetime love of reading."
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | August 3, 1993
Investigators say a two-alarm fire that caused extensive structural damage to the Bryant Woods Neighborhood Center and an adjacent pool building early yesterday was set."We've determined the cause to be arson," said Bob Thomas, deputy chief state fire marshal. "At this point, we have no suspects for the arson fire, nor do we have a clear motive."State fire officers removed evidence from the scene yesterday and sent it to the State Police Crime Laboratory in Pikesville for analysis, Mr. Thomas said.
NEWS
January 29, 2003
Alison Matuskey, vocal music teacher at Bryant Woods Elementary School, is running as fast as she can. Named Music Educator of the Year for 2002-2003 by Howard County Parents for School Music, she has generated a cascade of musical activities. Matuskey, who is trained as a concert pianist and sings opera, organized a song-writing project with songwriter Sue Trainor for children in grades one through five. Her students sang their compositions in the school's winter concert Jan. 15 to help raise money for Spenser's Hope, a nonprofit founded by Gretchen Miller, a parent at Bryant Woods, to help families experiencing pre-term labor or premature birth.
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By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 27, 1997
CHILDREN ARE first here," says new Principal Orrester Shaw of Bryant Woods Elementary School.On the job since July 1, Shaw said he is already finding his new position "an exhilarating, delightful experience."
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By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,SUN STAFF | June 29, 2005
In the latest round of principal assignments, Howard County school officials announced that Jason McCoy, principal at Bryant Woods Elementary School, will take over Cradlerock School, a prekindergarten-through-eighth-grade school, on Friday. McCoy, 35, replaces Stephen Zagami, who is taking a job as Montgomery County school system's director of student services. "They made a good offer, and it's a very exciting position to take," said Zagami, who began his teaching career in 1980 as teacher at Phelps Luck Elementary School.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff Writer | November 3, 1993
The Columbia Association plans to rebuild the Bryant Woods Neighborhood Center, destroyed by a still-unsolved arson fire last summer, for an estimated $60,000 more than the $250,000 insurance coverage reimbursement.The razing and construction project will include the replacement of the adjoining Bryant Woods pool bath house and pump house.The association aims to start construction early next year and complete it in time for the pool opening in late May, said Dennis Mattey, the association construction manager.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
It was an opportunity no kid could pass up: a rare permission to spray-paint school property - with grown-ups watching, no less. Students at Bryant Woods Elementary weren't creating graffiti. Instead, they stenciled "DON'T DUMP, CHESAPEAKE BAY DRAINAGE" in green lettering on a white background atop a storm drain - part of the school's efforts to educate Howard County residents about ways to protect the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary. Bryant Woods' entire student body, as well as teachers, administrators and guests, gathered at one of the schools concrete-and-metal drains last week and cheered as a group of fifth-graders kicked off the Columbia school's Storm Drain Stenciling Project.
EXPLORE
March 6, 2013
A juvenile Cooper's hawk with a broken wing was running along the fences backing to Windstream Drive on March 5. I made several unsuccessful attempts to rescue the youngster with the help of some neighbors I had never met and a close friend. It was very cold and getting dark but I was determined to save this beautiful bird from certain death. In desperation I hesitantly called 911, fearful of being accused of (and possibly fined for) inappropriately calling. I was surprised and elated when the woman who answered kindly offered to call Animal Control directly since they were closed.
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September 14, 2012
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit volunteer items, mail to Volunteers, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com ; or fax 410-332-6336. Alcohol and Drug Abuse Advisory Board - Seeking board members to serve five-year terms, and help review services and need for services relating to alcohol or drug abuse education, treatment and prevention in Howard County.
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December 15, 2011
Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit volunteer items, mail to Volunteers, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com ; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497. Howard County Library Board of Trustees - Seeking applicants for two board positions: one representing County Council District 5 (Western Howard County)
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2011
Bryant Woods Elementary School third-grader Ramal West, who recently moved to Columbia from Frederick, wasn't about to let Hurricane Irene dampen his spirits on the first day of school. "The hurricane was big, but now school's ready; everybody has brand-new clothes. I'm happy," said Ramal, who joined other Howard County students beginning the school year on Tuesday, one day later than scheduled because of power outages and other damage left in Irene's wake. However, 10 county schools did not have power and were not open.
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By Liz Lean and Liz Lean,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 27, 1996
What they lacked in flamboyance, they made up for in heart.The men of Bryant Woods Elementary School took to the stage last Friday, belting out "R-E-A-D," their version of the Village People's disco hit, "YMCA."Billed as the Bryant Woods Boys were Assistant Principal John Hammett, teachers Jon Wray and Charles Tompkins, student teacher Chris McCloin and Robert Blaze, a rather surprised substitute teacher who was tapped at the last minute.The number was a highlight of Friday's assembly kicking off the school's Reading for the Gold program that challenges students to earn bronze, silver and gold medals for reading books.
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By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 8, 1997
FIFTH-GRADERS from Bryant Woods Elementary School crossed a lake on a wire bridge and crawled through a suspended net, during what they described as "the best field trip in the world."The 62 students were continuing a school tradition with their visit Sept. 24 to the Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center near Parkton.Accompanying the students were fifth-grade teachers Carol Hahn and Tom Stroh, Assistant Principal John Hammett and several parents.The students were divided into small groups, each led by a counselor from the learning center.
NEWS
July 29, 2011
'Volunteer of the Year' Nomination forms for Howard County's Volunteer of the Year are available at howardcountymd.gov. Program recognizes individuals (youth and adults), nonprofit groups and agencies, or businesses that have demonstrated commitment and dedication to the community. Deadline is Friday, Sept. 16. To qualify, nominees must be either residents of Howard County or do their volunteer work in Howard County. In addition, their efforts should have an impact on an individual or the community.
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