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September 7, 2012
Community Programs and Support Groups - Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, community programs such as childbirth education classes, HeartSaver first aid/CPR, maternity center tours, P.A.C.E. (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) and a babysitter course. For information and cost, if any, call 301-497-7914. For information on the four-week smoking cessation program, call 301-618-6363. Support groups at the hospital include: Alcoholics Anonymous, every Sunday at 7 p.m.; Al-Anon for family and friends of alcoholics, every Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m.; Bipolar Support Group, every Thursday at 6 p.m.; Nar-Anon, every Monday at 7 p.m. for friends and families of drug addicts and substance abusers; Narcotics Anonymous, every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m.; Parkinson Support Group, every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., call 301-497-7914 for information; and Rehabilitation Sharing Group (strokes and longtime illnesses)
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August 9, 2014
Catching poachers Tuesday, Aug. 12: Timothy Bowman, program manager for the Maritime Law Enforcement Information Network, will speak at a meeting of the Northwest Chapter of the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association. He'll discuss how the new maritime surveillance and reporting system is used to help catch poachers and Search & Rescue on the Chesapeake Bay. The meeting will be at the Patapsco Council No. 1960 Knights of Columbus Hall, 1010 Frederick Road in Catonsville.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | May 8, 1997
An advocacy group investigating suspicions of substandard care at the Rosewood Center has identified some residents as candidates for placement in community programs, angering +V parents who want them to stay at the Owings Mills institution for the developmentally disabled.Officials from the Maryland Disability Law Center, which provides legal representation for the developmentally disabled in the state, are to meet today with officers in Rosewood's parents auxiliary to discuss the law center's demand for years of records for eight residents.
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By Kareem Burney | April 9, 2014
The dearth of women and certain minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields represents a huge problem within this country and is a crisis often repeated in the news today. These stories often provide the same problem and, more often than not, suggest the same solution: that the education system must improve to better provide STEM skills to minorities before college. I am not in disagreement with this view; however, as an African American child growing up in Detroit, I developed a love and skill for science more from programs within the community rather than those within the school system.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | May 11, 1997
For 36-year-old Robert Belt, this is a day's work: Place a dime-store bracelet in a plastic bubble, affix a green top and drop the packaged toy into a milk crate; repeat, repeat, repeat.This simple task is a struggle for Belt, a longtime resident of Rosewood Center for the mentally retarded, a state-run institution in Owings Mills. Still, his mother, Betty Jean Belt, sees progress. Until a year ago, her son wouldn't sit still long enough to work in Rosewood's day program.Now, however, Robert Belt is at the center of a face-off between those pushing for deinstitutionalization of the mentally retarded and those, such as his parents, desperate to keep their loved ones in state-run facilities such as Rosewood.
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By Todd Richissin and Todd Richissin,SUN STAFF | December 28, 2001
In a victory for child advocates opposed to Maryland's large juvenile jails, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend announced yesterday that the 185-bed Victor Cullen Center will be sharply scaled down and most of its teens sent to community programs. Advocates for children have long argued for closing the Frederick County facility, maintaining that the money used to operate it would be better spent addressing drug addiction and other underlying causes of juvenile crime. Michael Sarbanes, a policy adviser to Townsend, said Victor Cullen will be reconfigured into two 24-bed units with intensive programming designed for teens who cannot be placed in the community.
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | March 8, 2001
The long-abandoned middle school on Bloomsbury Avenue might just be the most controversial building in Catonsville. Six years ago, a long debate centered over whether the building should be recycled as a middle school. That was followed by an unsuccessful fight by preservationists to save the building's wings. Now, the original 76-year-old structure in the 100 block of Bloomsbury Ave. is being renovated to become Baltimore County's largest community recreation center, Bloomsbury Community Center.
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By Deidre Nerreau McCabe and Deidre Nerreau McCabe,Staff writer | November 14, 1991
The Glen Burnie Improvement Association presented a $170,000 budget at its monthly meeting Tuesday night, and community leaders say most of the money will be used for operating the association's hall on Crain Highway.Another large portion of the budget will go to supporting community programs and non-profit organizations, such as the GlenBurnie Volunteer Fire Department, Glen Burnie Boys Baseball and Arundel Hospice.Association members will discuss the budget and vote on a final version, which will go into effect Jan. 1, 1992, at the Dec. 10 meeting.
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September 28, 1992
The Parent-Student Evening Speaker Series, offered by the Chesapeake High School guidance department, will offer a series of community programs every first Wednesday of each month.Series presentations are at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria, and cover a variety of topics for local residents. The Oct. 7 topic is "Preparing for the Options: Gaining Skills for Work During High School."For more information, contact the Chesapeake High School guidance department at 255-9600.
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By Photos by Andre F. Chung and Photos by Andre F. Chung,Sun photographer | April 14, 2008
Baltimore Clayworks, a community center dedicated to the ceramic arts, was founded with the goal of creating a place where artists, students and teachers could come together around clay. Now expanded to two buildings in Mount Washington, the nonprofit still offers classes and workshops but also offers more, including residencies, exhibitions and community programs.
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February 5, 2014
Thanks to reporter Jon Meoli for his balanced article, "No Accord on Loch Raven Elementary" in the Jan. 22 issue of the Towson Times. We are writing because although we believe the story fairly reported Superintendent Dallas Dance's position, the article fell short in several ways from the perspective of the four community members representing the Loch Raven Village and Knettishall communities. The two primary concerns articulated by Dr. Dance in the article are that our children will not be able attend the new school and our community programs will be displaced.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2013
After leading a life of crime, being charged with murder and being shot, Howard McCray was ready for a change. In 2008, he began working with Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he had been treated for gunshot wounds, to reach out to other victims who come through the hospital to help them reform. The work he did with Shock Trauma's Violence Prevention Program received national attention, with McCray appearing on CNN and National Public Radio. “I'm a changed man,” McCray said in the CNN segment.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 10, 2013
After seven years as director of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Jeffrey Sharkey is stepping down. He will remain with the conservatory until a successor is named. "So much of what I hoped to accomplish I feel I have accomplished," Sharkey, 48, said Friday. "But there's an arc to a leadership position. I think that fresh eyes are always a good thing. A new burst of energy will be good for Peabody, and for me, too. " Peabody, the nation's oldest conservatory, opened in 1866.
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September 7, 2012
Community Programs and Support Groups - Laurel Regional Hospital, 7300 Van Dusen Road, community programs such as childbirth education classes, HeartSaver first aid/CPR, maternity center tours, P.A.C.E. (People with Arthritis Can Exercise) and a babysitter course. For information and cost, if any, call 301-497-7914. For information on the four-week smoking cessation program, call 301-618-6363. Support groups at the hospital include: Alcoholics Anonymous, every Sunday at 7 p.m.; Al-Anon for family and friends of alcoholics, every Friday and Sunday at 7 p.m.; Bipolar Support Group, every Thursday at 6 p.m.; Nar-Anon, every Monday at 7 p.m. for friends and families of drug addicts and substance abusers; Narcotics Anonymous, every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m.; Parkinson Support Group, every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., call 301-497-7914 for information; and Rehabilitation Sharing Group (strokes and longtime illnesses)
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July 2, 2012
SARC has been selected by Liberty Mutual to participate in the "Like My Community" program, which raises awareness of local charitable organizations and the services they provide. Through Aug. 20, people can vote for an organization they feel worthy of $30,000 in funding from Liberty Mutual. SARC is the only organization in Harford County chosen to participate. Since 1978, SARC has provided hope and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | May 22, 2012
The Al Cesky Scholarship has become one of the most coveted awards a high school senior can receive in Harford County and for good reason. Since its inception in 1985, the program has recognized the balance between academics and extracurricular activities, and those who have received Cesky Scholarships have not only embodied that balance, they have excelled in academics and athletics. Every one of them has truly been a scholar-athlete. The Cesky Scholarship is for young people who attend Harford County schools and who have demonstrated at a young age they are gratified to be members of the Harford County community.
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November 16, 1994
Edwin L. Walker, director of the Office of State and Community Programs at the U.S. Administration on Aging, and key staff members will visit the Mount Airy Senior Center from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow.The 11-member group will meet with senior citizens, elected officials and the Carroll County Bureau of Aging staff. The session will be primarily a forum for seniors and elected officials to discuss local services and senior community needs.All seniors are welcome to attend the session.Information: 848-4049.
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Sun Staff report | May 22, 2012
Under Armour has announced a new "community-based empowerment program" titled "WIN Baltimore," with its first initiative being the renovation of the football stadium at Dunbar. The Locust Point-based apparel company revealed the plans to Dunbar coaches, administrators and students Friday , in a ceremony that included company founder and CEO Kevin Plank and Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. According to a news release sent this week, Under Armour will fund the construction of "a state-of-the-art turf football field with new stadium lights, a first-rate scoreboard, wrap-around track and more.
NEWS
March 5, 2012
The recent article about the expansion into Baltimore of the Department of Homeland Security's program to crackdown on illegal immigrants ("Immigrants, city fear divide over status checks," Feb. 26) makes clear the need for real immigration reform. Programs such as Secure Communities, regardless of aim, are succeeding in spreading fear and division and in threatening the stability of the family. Moreover, the program is altering the relationship between federal immigration enforcement and local law enforcement.
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