June 30, 1998
Canned food, clothing, furniture, blankets and other items to be distributed to the needy were stolen over the weekend from a West Baltimore warehouse operated by activist Bea Gaddy, police said yesterday.A volunteer discovered the break-in about 2 p.m. yesterday when he opened the one-story warehouse in the 2400 block of W. Baltimore St.A spokeswoman for Bea Gaddy's Women and Children Center Inc. in the 100 block of N. Collington Ave. said the stolen items included new shoes and purses.Pub Date: 6/30/98
June 5, 1996
Four fifth-graders at Atholton Elementary School this week donated more than $225 and a truckload of school supplies, clothing and canned food to Grassroots Inc., a nonprofit social service agency in Howard County.The students -- Christina Naude, Jennifer Perkins, Rachel Nicholson and Avram Gottschlich -- raised the money and collected the donations as part of a yearlong project to help the homeless, said AlainaBeth Haerbig, one of the school's gifted-and-talented teachers.The money and other goods were given to Grassroots on Monday night during Atholton's enrichment fair.
November 16, 2000
There's something unique about Christmas in a small town. It's the way lights and pine roping turn a block of ordinary brick buildings into something picturesque and quaint. It's the thrill of seeing Santa hold court in a town square the same way he did a century ago. It's the fun of walking down cobblestone streets on a starry evening, darting in and out of warmly lighted shops in search of that perfect gift -- and finding it. It's hearing carolers in the street, and getting a hot drink and cookies from merchants.
December 4, 1991
The woman cried.For the first time in her life, she had to ask for food for her children. Standing at the front desk of the SalvationArmy in Glen Burnie, she looked at the forms and had to wipe away tears. So did the volunteer taking her application."A lot more people are coming in here who have lost their jobs orhad their wages cut," said Peggy Vick, county director of the Salvation Army, who has seen several people burst into tears at the office in recent months. "Sometimes the person taking the application also cries.
November 20, 1992
Pizza offered as reward for attendanceMount Airy Elementary School and American Pizza have formed a school-business partnership.Pizza is provided as a motivator to improve attendance among students who have difficulty attending regularly.Students who miss no more than two days during each five-week period can enjoy an American Pizza lunch in the counselor's office.& Information: 829-1515.Mount Airy Middle helps communityThe Mount Airy Middle School Community Service Committee involves parents, students and faculty participating in the Salvation Army's "Coats for Kids" and the Mount Airy Jaycees canned food drive.
November 27, 1992
Lazarus United Church of Christ, 5101 S. Church St. in Lineboro, will have Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. Sunday. Morning service will begin at 9:45 a.m. when the Gospel Gang presents a play, "Thanksgiving at Plymouth."The first candle in Advent, the "Candle of Expectation," will be lighted by the Donnan family.The morning message, "Live in Anticipation," will be delivered by the Rev. Verna Call. Holy Communion will be celebrated during the morning worship.The Sunday school and the church are collecting stocking gifts for needy children in Garrett County through the Appalachian Project.
December 30, 1992
Neall to outline '93 business outlookCounty Executive Robert R. Neall will discuss the 1993 business forecast with members of the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce at their annual meeting Jan. 28.The 11 a.m. meeting will be at the Fort Meade Officers' Club, 6600 Mapes Road.In addition to Mr. Neall's address, members will receive the annual report and the "Program of Action, 1993."Prospective members are welcome.The cost is $20 for chamber members and $30 for non-members. Reservations must be made by Jan. 26.& Information: 672-3422.
July 11, 1991
"Sonny and Cornblatt," an award-winning drama about the turbulent relationship between two elderly men -- one black, one Jewish -- will be screened at 6:30 tonight at the Women in Film & Video's July membership meeting, set for the Harbor View Marina and Yacht Club on Key Highway.The piece won the 1991 Retirement Research Foundation National media Award for Independent Production and the 1991 Rosebud Award on the Short Narrative category. It was written and directed by Tom Brandau and produced by WIFV board members Kerry Callagan and Kathi Ash.Also on tonight's agenda is the screening of a 30-second public service announcement recently completed for the House of Ruth.
November 20, 1991
Students at North Carroll Middle School are involved in student service projects, such as recycling classroom paper and plastic containers from the cafeteria.In addition, students are raising and lowering the flag each day, making morning announcements and collecting soda cans from the faculty rooms to recycle and raise funds for community service.Students are also aiding the "Coats for Kids" drive and building boxes for bluebirds to nest in.Other student projects include team one collecting materials for a family that lost their home, while teams four, five and six are conducting a canned food drive for Carroll County Food Sunday.
January 6, 1991
North Harford High School had its annual canned food drive for the homeless Dec. 3 to Dec. 7, when North Harford students students brought in canned goods to their homerooms.The cans were collected by SGA officers Jen Trout and Adam Morrison, who tallied the points for each homeroom. Mrs. Linda Shifflett, SGA adviser, supervised the operation.The four homerooms with the most points won prizes for their efforts.First-place winners from Mr. Ron Roman's homeroom received free bowling passes, second-place winners from Mrs. Chris Fellenbaum's and Mrs. Hutton's homeroom won doughnuts and milk, third-place winners from Mrs. Martha Banghart's and Mr. Mark Heinly's homeroom won cookiesand milk and fourth-place winners from Mrs. Marge Markley's homeroom received ice cream.