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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | July 18, 1999
Summer school had been in session scarcely a week at Thomas Johnson Elementary when one beginning reader turned in a list of 30 books she had finished.Another third-grade girl, who struggles to read, is trying to catch up to her peers. She might not close the gap during the summer session, but she will be closer because of it, said reading teacher Maria Zozulak.Summer schools and summer reading camps are not unique in Baltimore -- many have been launched in recent years amid the push for increased reading instruction.
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September 4, 2014
'Welcome Sunday' Sunday, Sept. 7, is the official start of the program year at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1110 St. Stephen's Church Road in Crownsville. A church school open house will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall, with Christian education enrollment for all ages. Classes for prekindergarten through high school begin at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Information: 410-721-2881 or ststephens-severn.ang-md.org. Fall Festival The Women's Ministry of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Glen Burnie will host its fall festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
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By Erin Texeira and Erin Texeira,SUN STAFF | November 17, 1999
Classes were in full swing on a Thursday afternoon at Miracle Baptist Church School last month when a bullet ripped through a small room full of third-graders.No one was hurt, but the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and FBI are investigating -- and the church community is furious that three local teens allegedly responsible skirted more serious charges."I'm outraged, I'm insulted," said the Rev. Frank A. Murphy, pastor of Miracle Baptist in northeast Baltimore. "It's minimizing the value of human life."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 14, 2013
From its humble origins on the shores of the Patapsco River in industrial and rail-clogged South Baltimore, Charles Street transforms itself during its 10.9-mile journey through the heart of the city as it heads north through the fashionable and wealthy neighborhoods of Guilford, Homeland, Woodbrook, Murray Hill and into Baltimore County. Charles Street — less glamorously known as state Route 139 above North Avenue — courses its way through Mount Vernon Place, around the Washington Monument, the first erected to the nation's first president.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | January 5, 1999
Some Ellicott City residents are outraged by a church's proposal to build 89 upscale senior housing units on its Centennial Lane property -- alongside a long-planned church and church school.Covenant Baptist Church, a well-known voice in the community, received a special exception in 1993 from county regulations to build a church with an attached elementary school on its 123 acres of fields and woodlands. Now church officials want to amend that exception to allow units for the elderly, which a developer plans to sell for between $200,000 and $300,000.
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September 26, 2002
Taneytown Rod and Gun Club and Maryland Natural Resources Police are sponsoring a hunters safety course at the gun club. Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Oct. 3, and from 9 a.m. until finished Oct. 13. Participants must attend all four classes and pass a written and live firing test. Participants will be given a certificate to buy a hunter's license when they complete the course. The gun club is at 12380 Shoemaker Road. Registration is required. Information: 410-751-1685 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Public meeting Taneytown planning: Taneytown Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 17 E. Baltimore St. 410-751-1100.
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September 4, 2014
'Welcome Sunday' Sunday, Sept. 7, is the official start of the program year at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1110 St. Stephen's Church Road in Crownsville. A church school open house will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall, with Christian education enrollment for all ages. Classes for prekindergarten through high school begin at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Information: 410-721-2881 or ststephens-severn.ang-md.org. Fall Festival The Women's Ministry of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Glen Burnie will host its fall festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
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November 23, 2000
Union Bridge Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the fire hall on West Locust Street. Santa Claus will visit with children between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The bazaar will feature crafts, gifts and decorations, baked goods and other food. Information: 410-775-7422. Public meetings Taneytown planning: Taneytown Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 17 E. Baltimore St. Information: 410-751-1100. Union Bridge council: Union Bridge Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall, 104 W. Locust St. Information: 410-775- 2711.
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January 30, 2003
If you have information for the community digests or datebook, call Ellie Baublitz at 410-751-7910 during the day, leave a voice mail message after hours, or fax news releases to 410-751-7916. The Taneytown Economic Development Commission will hold its monthly business breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 7 at Thunderhead Bowling Centre at Routes 140 and 832. Mindy Basara, anchorwoman and reporter for WBAL-TV Channel 11, will discuss "How the Media Define `Newsworthy'." The cost for breakfast is $5.50, payable at the meeting.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 26, 2002
The Taneytown library branch, 10 Grand Drive, will offer: "Year-round Family Story Time" for all ages (age 3 and younger must be with an adult) at 9:45 a.m. today on "Story Time Favorites." "On My Own Story Time: Best Friends" for ages 3 to 6 at 9:45 a.m. Monday and 1:30 p.m. Jan. 2. This theme-based story time is for children who are ready for an independent small group experience. "Jump Into Applique" at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 and 16 for adults. Students will learn basic freezer paper applique techniques using heart and leaf shapes and will complete a quilted pillow top. A materials list will be provided at registration.
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September 7, 2012
'Bless the Years' The "Spirited Seniors" ministry of St. Paul's Lutheran Church will hold its annual celebration Oct. 13-14 at the church, 308 Oak Manor Drive in Glen Burnie. At the Saturday and Sunday worship services and activities, all members 55 and older will be recognized and a special tribute will be given to those 80 and older. Services are at 5 p.m. Oct. 13, and 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14. Worship leader is the Rev. Dr. George E. Black. In addition, a reception will be held after the 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14 services.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | February 24, 2012
Shirley H. Atkinson, a former public school liaison officer and longtime active member of Sharon Baptist Church, died Feb. 18 of complications from diabetes at St. Agnes Hospital. The lifelong Sandtown-Winchester resident was 77. The daughter of a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. worker and a homemaker, Shirley Mae Hopkins was born in Baltimore and raised in Sandtown-Winchester. She attended Baltimore public schools and later earned her General Education Development certificate.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2011
Mercina Daskalakis, who co-owned and operated a wireless communications business and became a donor to religious, educational and health charities, died of cancer Feb. 27 at Gilchrist Hospice. She was 69 and lived in Baldwin. Born Mercina Vendelis in Baltimore, she was known as Cina and lived on Lehigh Street in Highlandtown as a child. Her parents owned the Busy Bee Restaurant in Northeast Baltimore and later the Bee Hive on Lexington Street in downtown Baltimore. She was a manager at the restaurant, which was patronized by City Hall, courthouse and postal employees.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2010
On the walls of Yorkwood Elementary School are letters to Santa Claus, with students proclaiming their year's worth of good behavior and asking for their favorite Barbies and video games in return. But the neighboring Northeast Baltimore community knew it would take a lot more than a letter to the North Pole to grant the Christmas wishes of many of the students this year. More than a dozen Yorkwood students and their families were displaced by a rare tornado that ravaged neighborhoods around Northeast Baltimore and Parkville last month.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | May 10, 2009
Ferdinand P. Kelly, a retired Baltimore architect who was known for the churches, banks and schools he designed during a three-decade career, died of heart disease May 1 at Morningside House of Ellicott City. He was 90. Mr. Kelly, the son of a Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. foreman and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Preston Street. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1936, he enlisted in the Army and served in a cavalry unit at Fort Riley, Kan. With the outbreak of World War II, he attended officers candidate school in ordnance at Aberdeen Proving Ground and was commissioned.
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August 10, 2008
A new partnership between Phelps Luck Elementary School and Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will provide mentoring and other support to children, families and school staff. Under the terms of the agreement, church members will provide at least 10 hours of volunteer time each week to mentor students. They will also help at school events. The church has also pledged to help with food, clothing and school supply drives, holiday assistance and a transportation fund. The church also plans to offer space for school meetings and provide refreshments for staff appreciation events.
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June 7, 1996
Immanuel Episcopal Church celebrates 125th birthdayImmanuel Episcopal Church in Glencoe will celebrate its 125th anniversary Sunday.The celebration and rededication will begin at the 10: 15 morning prayer service. A covered dish luncheon will take place at 11: 45 a.m. and a program of remembrance and thanksgiving will be offered at 12: 30 p.m. A Passing of the Peace will begin at 1: 30 p.m.Other activities include a 100-year pictorial history, words from past and present rectors and songs of celebration from the church school choir.
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April 30, 2000
Ann Eckhardt Moylan, 66, historic preservationist Ann Eckhardt Moylan, who was active in Washington County historic preservation circles, died Tuesday of cancer at her home, The Long Meadows near Hagerstown. She was 66. She was a volunteer with the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. She was a member of the Washington County Historical Society. In the 1970s, she restored her home, The Long Meadows and worked to have it listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Born in Glyndon, the former Ann Eckhardt was a 1955 graduate of Western Maryland College, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.
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