May 12, 2008
Ali Barbieri occupies just a sliver of her grown-up bed at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center, her 5-month-old legs suspended in a miniature traction rig that holds in place the hips she dislocated at birth. Most days Ali's mother, Natalia, sits with her all day, caressing her, distracting her with the toys that share her bed, trying to introduce her to solid foods. Barbieri knows just how well her daughter is sleeping, eating and feeling. So it makes sense to involve her in Ali's care - and to have her on hand when the doctors do their early-morning rounds.
March 9, 2008
Extreme Family Outreach will celebrate the grand opening of the SCUBE DO Children's Center at 6 p.m. Thursday at 1812 H. Pulaski Highway, Edgewood. A ribbon cutting will be held at 6 p.m., followed by refreshments. The Extreme Family Outreach's SCUBE DO kids will perform and a Powerpoint presentation will offer the center's vision and direction for 2008. Reservations are requested by tomorrow. Information: 410-688-3021. Ceramics exhibit at Cecil College Cecil College will open Perpetual State of Mind, an exhibit by Tom Hitner, with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday in the Gallery in the Milburn Stone Theatre, North East campus.
February 23, 2008
Investigators were working to determine the cause of a car collision in Carroll County that killed a local orthodontist and injured seven others, Maryland State Police said yesterday. Dr. Kevin Robert Lawyer, 39, of Finksburg died in the wreck, which occurred about 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Route 91 south of Old Gamber Road, police said. Lawyer was driving southbound on Route 91 in a GMC Yukon with his six children, ages 5 to 11, when his vehicle crossed the center dividing line and struck an Utz delivery truck.
March 10, 2007
Mayo Shattuck, the president and chief executive officer of Constellation Energy Group, and his wife, Molly, have donated $1 million toward the creation of a new pediatric burn center at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The unit, which will be in a new children's tower to be completed by 2010, will care for children younger than 15 and carry the Shattuck name. "Our wish is that children and their families who are confronted with serious burn injuries can find comfort and healing in this unit of Johns Hopkins Hospital," said Molly Shattuck.
December 14, 2005
Despite assurances to the contrary, the office that monitors conditions in state Department of Juvenile Services facilities is a shadow of its former self, in size and authority. When it reconvenes next month, the General Assembly must restore the presence and the power of the office of the independent juvenile justice monitor by overriding Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s veto of a bill to house it in the attorney general's office. In its scramble to re-create its Office of Children, Youth and Families, whose charter expired this year, the administration said it would keep intact - and autonomous - the monitors' department, the only independent group that is allowed regular access to juvenile facilities.
April 8, 2005
Interfaith center congregations sponsoring concert Choirs, instrumental ensembles, folk groups and soloists from six congregations at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center will perform in a benefit concert Sunday to celebrate the facility's 30th anniversary. The concert, "Celebrating Community," will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Room 200 of the center. Light refreshments will be served at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, and can be ordered by calling Beryl Little, 410-992-0254. The suggested donation is $8 for adults; $5 for children; and $25 a family.