October 27, 2011
Chesapeake Math and IT Academy Public Charter School , located at 6100 Frost Place, in West Laurel, will hold a silent auction on Nov. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the school. Items up for bid include 15 themed baskets, hotel stays, one week at a villa in Costa Rica, gift certificates and electronics. Light refreshments will also be served. Proceeds from the event will go to the purchase of a large oven for the cafeteria to warm up food, which range from $9,000 to $12,000, and for the purchase of a school bus, which can cost between $10,000 to $50,000.
August 3, 2010
Shelley B. Meyer, who had been the friendly and welcoming receptionist at St. Paul's School in Brooklandville, died Friday from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Reisterstown resident was 40. Shelley Boggess, the daughter of a pediatrician and a homemaker, was born in Durham, N.C., and raised in Roanoke, Va. She was a 1988 graduate of St. Margaret's School in Tappahannock, Va., and earned a bachelor's degree in art history in 1992 from Salem College. Mrs. Meyer moved to New York City in 1994 where she was a receptionist at Julius Lowy, an antique frame dealer and restorer.
October 18, 2009
Nancy R. Baskerville, a retired city payroll manager who enjoyed African drumming, died Monday of cancer at Northwest Hospital Center. She was 61. Nancy Ross was born in Baltimore and raised on North Monroe Street. She was a 1965 graduate of Edmondson High School and earned a degree in psychology from Morgan State University in 1990. Mrs. Baskerville went to work for the city's Central Payroll Department as a file clerk in 1967 and rose to be payroll manger. She retired in 2007. The former Northwest Baltimore resident who had lived in Woodlawn since 1990, was an accomplished African drummer and for the past seven years regularly performed with Bumbada, a local group of female drummers.
June 4, 2009
Soccer Costa Rica beats U.S., 3-1, in World Cup qualifier Alvaro Saborio scored 79 seconds in, the second-fastest goal against the United States in a World Cup qualifier, and host Costa Rica coasted to a 3-1 victory Wednesday night in San Jose. Celso Borges added a goal in the 13th minute, and Pablo Herrera sealed the victory for 41st-ranked Costa Rica when he made it 3-0 in the 69th. Landon Donovan scored the U.S. goal when he converted a penalty kick in the second minute of second-half stoppage time.
April 27, 2009
"Celebrity: The state or condition of being celebrated; fame; renown." "Notoriety: The quality or condition of being notorious; the state of being generally or publicly known - commonly used in an unfavorable sense." - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary I define the words because, apparently, some of us don't understand the difference. By which I mean the National Broadcasting Company, which recently sought to hire former Illinois Gov. Milorad "Rod" Blagojevich to appear on its "reality" game show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!
August 31, 2008
As we drove up, down and around Costa Rica's twisty mountain roads, edging bicyclists and pedestrians on the path to the small town of La Fortuna, I realized the sun was going to set much sooner than I had thought. After a full day of travel, we were still miles from our destination. Driving unfamiliar terrain in a foreign country that seems to eschew street signs had put us behind in our goal of reaching our lodging near the base of an active volcano before nightfall.