October 6, 2013
Seven Anne Arundel County women are being honored Sunday. Oct. 6, with the annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards. Named for civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, the awards are given annually to women who honor Hamer's legacy with their community service. This year's celebration will be held at 4 p.m. at St. John's College in Annapolis. This year's honorees include: •Joyce Amos, a lifelong Annapolitan who was the first African-American bank manager in the city. She helped found a mentoring program for girls at Annapolis Middle School and is a founding member of the Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival.
July 31, 2013
Two Maryland women attempted to use their dead mothers' identities to cast illegal votes in last year's presidential election, the state prosecutor's office said Tuesday. Officials said a Frederick County woman was indicted for attempting to cast an absentee ballot for her mother, who died two months before Election Day. And a Montgomery County woman allegedly got her deceased mother's voter registration reactivated and cast a provisional ballot under her name, according to the indictment.
January 20, 2013
In its second year awarding grants, the Women's Giving Circle of Harford County gave 11 nonprofit organizations nearly $36,000 in 2012 to help women and girls in the county. Four thousand dollars went to the local Arc chapter to help single parents; $2,500 went to the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation for a program to help children of people with cancer. Then there was $1,696 to the Highlands School, a private school in Bel Air for children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities in kindergarten through the eighth grade.
October 28, 2011
Rec sports The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Mondays. We prefer email (firstname.lastname@example.org). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the write-up. Questions? Call 410-332-6578. Running Ragnar Relay Run for Chocolate, a group of 12 Howard County women, won the Ragnar Relay, a 198-mile run from Cumberland, MD to the National Harbor.
April 1, 2011
Working with food isn't a job for sissies. One must be innovative, artistic, competitive, patient, flexible and competent. The hours are long and the competition stiff. Sacrifice? Required. Taking risks? Also required. How does one succeed against such odds? Four female standouts in the industry share their stories on how they got in and why they stay. Sugunya Lunz , executive chef at The Kings Contrivance Restaurant After a long day at work, Sugunya Lunz finds comfort in a simple bowl of cooked noodles.
September 14, 2008
September 1920 was all about women in politics in Harford County. As a result of the recent passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, women were given the right to vote. The Aegis newspaper reported that the Republican women "will take their initial fling into local political matters when they convene in the Armory to elect a member of the Republican State Central Committee on September 14." The Aegis continued, "In order to get in the good graces of the ladies, our Republican leaders hit upon the plan of filling the existing vacancy with a lady, elected by popular vote.