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By Jess Blumberg | November 21, 2002
There's a first for everything, and today marks the first meeting of a book-discussion group for children at the Bel Air branch of Harford County Public Library. Children in grades 3 to 5 are invited to come and enjoy refreshments, make suggestions about future monthly meetings and, of course, chat about the first reading. This month's book is Natalie Babbit's Tuck Everlasting, chosen partly because a Disney movie based on it is now in theaters, but mostly because of the weighty questions it poses about the value of life.
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September 20, 2013
Meet the author Brian Boyle will read from, sign and discuss his book, "Iron Heart: The True Story of How I Came Back from the Dead," at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road. He recounts how he finished the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon in 2007, just three years after being in a medically induced coma after suffering a nearly fatal car accident at age 18. Information: 410-313-1950. Religion A discussion on "Bible Prophecy" will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
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By Ted Rose | December 22, 1999
Y2K was born on Monday, June 12, 1995, at 11: 31 p.m. It was delivered in the middle of an otherwise unintelligible e-mail, a contribution to an Internet discussion group of computer geeks exploring the millennium bug.The efficiency of the term is undeniable -- "Y" for "year," the number "2," and "K" for "thousand" (from the Greek "kilo") -- and it eventually caught on. But its creator remained unidentified until about a year ago, when someone performed the equivalent of a computer paternity test by searching the discussion group's archives for the term's first use.The father of the phrase is a 52-year-old Massachusetts programmer named David Eddy, who's now the president of a Y2K consulting business.
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January 24, 2013
These groups meet regularly. 50+ Professionals - Singles social group for professionals ages 50 and older. New members are currently being accepted. Group meets for social events such as happy hours, brunches, dinners, theater, concerts, book clubs and more. 410-813-4071. Chapelgate Presbyterian Church - Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. Free classes for adults learning English as their second language. Free child care is available for ages birth-12 years. 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville.
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By Tricia Bishop | June 7, 2001
The North Carroll Branch Library in Greenmount holds a book discussion group for kids ages 9 to 12 on the second Monday of each month. June's featured book is one that, by all rights, should have lost its status as a hot item, simply because of its age. But the 2-year-old "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" by J.K. Rowling has remarkable power -- both in its ability to draw new readers (it's consistently among the top 10 books on the New York Times'...
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July 3, 2012
July events keep the Senior Center busy in Aberdeen! The center was closed for the Independence Day holiday, but all is open again. Today (Friday) there is a quilting workshop from 9 a.m. to noon. Men will have a discussion group with Mr. Dorsey from 10 to 11 a.m. At 12:30 p.m. the Mah-Jongg group will meet. On Monday, July 9, there will be the usual Monday basic computer Class at 10 to 11 a.m. On Tuesday, July 10, there will be the usual basket weaving studio from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Also remember that every Tuesday, the Golden Age Club meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Keep in mind that at 12:30 p.m. Andrea will be there with farmer's market coupons.
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September 25, 2003
An interview with Pamela Clark, leader of the Irish Book Discussion Group. What is your club reading? We're reading The Irish in the South, 1815-1877 by David Gleeson. How did the group get started? I was asked by the community relations person at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Ellicott City to give a presentation in March of 1999 on the book How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe by Thomas Cahill.
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By SUE HALLER | December 28, 1993
New Year's Eve is only a few days away, and for those of you who don't have plans, there are a few options available in Crofton.The Crofton Country Club is holding a New Year's Eve celebration, featuring music by Gene Vincent and the Cadillac Cruisers, with guest star Mike El, an Elvis Presley impersonator.Dinner will be served from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dancing will be from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. The club will offer an open bar before dinner, and a cash bar afterward.The cost is $55 per person for club members and $65 per person for nonmembers.
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January 2, 2013
The new year of 2013 has begun! The festive holidays are a memory and new events are planned for January and the Senior Center in Aberdeen began its winter session on Wednesday. On Thursday, Jan. 3, there was blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. until noon. This screening is sponsored by Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Today (Friday, Jan. 4) the men will have a discussion group from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m., when current events and various topics will be discussed in a friendly and informative setting.
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May 30, 2012
Here it is, June 1, and there are scheduled events galore! We were invited to the Senior Center to talk to the Golden Age Club about Aberdeen, and it was a real pleasure to get back to talk to such a large gathering of folks interested in the community around them. The gift pen with our name and the Aberdeen Golden Age Club inscribed will be very useful, and we thank them so much. The staff also provided us with their June list of events that is filled with exciting happenings.
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January 2, 2013
The new year of 2013 has begun! The festive holidays are a memory and new events are planned for January and the Senior Center in Aberdeen began its winter session on Wednesday. On Thursday, Jan. 3, there was blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. until noon. This screening is sponsored by Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Today (Friday, Jan. 4) the men will have a discussion group from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m., when current events and various topics will be discussed in a friendly and informative setting.
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July 3, 2012
July events keep the Senior Center busy in Aberdeen! The center was closed for the Independence Day holiday, but all is open again. Today (Friday) there is a quilting workshop from 9 a.m. to noon. Men will have a discussion group with Mr. Dorsey from 10 to 11 a.m. At 12:30 p.m. the Mah-Jongg group will meet. On Monday, July 9, there will be the usual Monday basic computer Class at 10 to 11 a.m. On Tuesday, July 10, there will be the usual basket weaving studio from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Also remember that every Tuesday, the Golden Age Club meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Keep in mind that at 12:30 p.m. Andrea will be there with farmer's market coupons.
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May 30, 2012
Here it is, June 1, and there are scheduled events galore! We were invited to the Senior Center to talk to the Golden Age Club about Aberdeen, and it was a real pleasure to get back to talk to such a large gathering of folks interested in the community around them. The gift pen with our name and the Aberdeen Golden Age Club inscribed will be very useful, and we thank them so much. The staff also provided us with their June list of events that is filled with exciting happenings.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2011
Talk baseball with Washington native David Paulson for a few minutes, and his obsessive lifelong fandom pours out in facts, figures and lore. He recalls how he loved the most obscure of Washington Senators players, like outfielder Stan Spence. How he admired third baseman Cecil Travis less for his career average (.314) than his combat service in World War II. And how he got to see Frank Howard, a soft-hearted, 300-pound slugger from Ohio, hit 34 homers a year for the hometown team even as they cemented their reputation as one of baseball's perennial doormats.
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August 5, 2011
Sunday, Aug. 7 Baysox The Bowie Baysox will hold a "Un-Birthday Bash" as the team takes on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 7:05 p.m. Event serves as a birthday celebration for everyone whose birthday falls outside of the baseball season and features a ticket offer that includes an ice cream buffet. Tickets for bash are $17, $13 for Baysox season ticket holders. Every ticket includes admission to the Bud Light Picnic Pavilion for a one-hour sundae bar, beginning in the top of the fourth inning.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2010
One snip at a time, the black veils that covered 10 columns on the University of Virginia's historic Rotunda fell to the ground late Friday afternoon. They had been installed last week to honor the memory of Yeardley Love, the Cockeysville woman and lacrosse player killed in her off-campus apartment last spring. As he watched fellow students and school employees cut down the fabric, fourth-year architecture student A.J. Artemel said the coverings had represented "a re-examination of the past events," and removing them symbolized "the restoration of hope" on a campus traumatized by violence.
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By LYN DEAN | December 21, 1992
Having been raised by a mother whose surface-only housekeeping binges coincided with infrequent visits of her mother, I was at a loss, when she died, for motivation to make my private environment sparkle. Scheduling dinner parties only took care of the living room.Now, however, happily rooted, I have reversed the process, coordinating my own occasional cleaning binges with visits from the next generation. So I write today looking out through duck-lace curtains that did indeed turn out to be white, knowing perfectly well that the visiting children couldn't care less -- but it's a nice present to myself.
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September 20, 2013
Meet the author Brian Boyle will read from, sign and discuss his book, "Iron Heart: The True Story of How I Came Back from the Dead," at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at the Howard County Library's Miller branch, 9421 Frederick Road. He recounts how he finished the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon in 2007, just three years after being in a medically induced coma after suffering a nearly fatal car accident at age 18. Information: 410-313-1950. Religion A discussion on "Bible Prophecy" will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
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September 25, 2003
An interview with Pamela Clark, leader of the Irish Book Discussion Group. What is your club reading? We're reading The Irish in the South, 1815-1877 by David Gleeson. How did the group get started? I was asked by the community relations person at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Ellicott City to give a presentation in March of 1999 on the book How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe by Thomas Cahill.
NEWS
September 23, 2003
The PTA of Guilford Elementary School, 7335 Oakland Mills Road, will sponsor its first parent discussion group of the school year from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday in the school's media center. Topics include scheduling strategies, academic placement, when parents should request an assessment for their child and developing positive parent-teacher relationship. The groups, which include school staff members, will be held about every six weeks during the school year. Information: Sally Frekot, 410-381-2653.
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