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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
Teresa Hicks' career in the Navy stretches back 24 years, with assignments on land and sea, and deployments around the world as both an enlisted sailor and an officer. Fresh out of the military, Hicks now is navigating a sea of a different sort: the civilian job market. And that has meant translating the military jobs she once held, such as "damage controlman," into titles such as "shipboard firefighter," that private employers can more readily understand. Today's job market is challenging, but particularly so for veterans whose experience isn't always clear to the companies that might hire them, Hicks said.
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By Sarah LaCorte, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
When Jamal Cannady of Sharptown reflects on his time at summer camp, his voice warms with the onrush of happy memories and enthusiasm. Ziplining, swimming, boating — he does it all. "Things I never did before in life I get to do at camp. I like to go out on a canoe ride, go in the pool, go camping, go on a nature walk, sing songs and we do a lot of things in the woods," he said. Cannady, 32, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. Since he was 2, he has spent part of his summer at Easter Seals' Camp Fairlee, a camp established to give children and adults with a spectrum of disabilities the opportunity to experience everything offered at a typical summer camp.
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By Sarah LaCorte, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
When Jamal Cannady of Sharptown reflects on his time at summer camp, his voice warms with the onrush of happy memories and enthusiasm. Ziplining, swimming, boating — he does it all. "Things I never did before in life I get to do at camp. I like to go out on a canoe ride, go in the pool, go camping, go on a nature walk, sing songs and we do a lot of things in the woods," he said. Cannady, 32, has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair. Since he was 2, he has spent part of his summer at Easter Seals' Camp Fairlee, a camp established to give children and adults with a spectrum of disabilities the opportunity to experience everything offered at a typical summer camp.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
Teresa Hicks' career in the Navy stretches back 24 years, with assignments on land and sea, and deployments around the world as both an enlisted sailor and an officer. Fresh out of the military, Hicks now is navigating a sea of a different sort: the civilian job market. And that has meant translating the military jobs she once held, such as "damage controlman," into titles such as "shipboard firefighter," that private employers can more readily understand. Today's job market is challenging, but particularly so for veterans whose experience isn't always clear to the companies that might hire them, Hicks said.
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By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | July 27, 2008
Justin Fowler sat nearly motionless in a folding chair on the aft deck, quietly scanning the water and wringing a paper plate in his hands. A moment later, when the boat hit the wake from a passing ship and started rocking, he was on his feet. Justin, a 14-year-old who has autism, found his sea legs in the light chop of Baltimore's harbor faster than the adults, who grabbed on to the boat's chrome handholds. As he got back in his chair again, his face lit up. "Whoa!" he said. More than 100 disabled children and young adults got to experience the pleasures of boating yesterday at the Easter Seals Cruise for Kids, an annual event in which private yacht owners offer free cruises to the children and their families.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 16, 1996
Yacht owners are offering disabled children and their parents free rides tomorrow from HarborView Marina on Key Highway.The two-hour rides, sponsored by Easter Seals and the HarborView Marina and Yacht Club, will begin at 10 a.m.Rides will be followed by a barbecue and entertainment.Families with disabled children ages 5 to 16 can call Easter Seals today for information about the event.The number is 298-0991 or, outside Baltimore, (800) 862-1377.Pub Date: 8/16/96
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By Sloane Brown | August 17, 2003
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults The Dewey Decimal System got a rest for one night at the Howard County Central Library. Instead of looking for books, the more than 200 folks there were browsing silent auction tables and food stations -- at "Summerfest 2003" -- the annual fund-raiser for The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Guests in casual summer dresses and sport shirts perused choices like wrap sandwiches, pate, chicken wings, mini crab cakes, baby lamb chops and homemade cookies, while a jazz trio played at one end of the room.
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March 3, 2003
GWEN U. BICE, age 63 of Royal Oak, MI., died March 1, 2003. She was born March 1, 1940 in Baltimore to James Russell Bice and Kathleen Earley. Surviving are her siblings Jane R. Johnson of Royal Oak, Mi. and Charles (Donna) Eagle Jr., of Woodstock, Va. Visitation Tuesday 3 to 6 P.M. at the KINSEY-GARRETT FUNERAL HOME, 420 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal OAk, MI. Memorial contributions suggested to Easter Seals.
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August 6, 2000
Chamber gathering to offer investment seminar The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Connections After Hours from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Edward Jones investment firm at 56 W. Main St., Westminster. Ben Rogers, an investment representative, will discuss investing for the future. Reservations are required by Friday. Information: 410-848-9050. Job Service committee will hold annual social The Maryland Job Service Employer Committee, Carroll County, will hold its annual social Aug. 18 at Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center.
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By SLOANE BROWN | September 3, 2006
Talk about your warm fuzzies. The banquet room at HarborView Marina was just full of them. Some 200 people had gathered for the annual Easter Seals Captain's Party and Benefit Auction. All those warm feelings had to do with what they were doing the next day, volunteering their time and about 60 boats to take about 400 children with disabilities and their families out for a day on the bay. "I love those kids," said Antwerpen Automotive Group president Jack Antwerpen, who was looking forward to being host for a group aboard his 126-foot yacht for his fourth straight year.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | July 26, 2009
Jonathan and Samuel Tower played pirates Saturday in the Inner Harbor while their parents indulged in an even wilder fantasy: having an easy family outing with a special-needs kid. Jonathan has autism and a neuromuscular disorder. Nearly 3 and just starting to walk, he needs a wheelchair and a special diet. "It's hard to take the show on the road," said the boys' mother, Heather Tower of Woodbridge. It was a little easier to do that Saturday, when the Towers took part in the Easter Seals' annual Cruise for Kids.
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By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | July 27, 2008
Justin Fowler sat nearly motionless in a folding chair on the aft deck, quietly scanning the water and wringing a paper plate in his hands. A moment later, when the boat hit the wake from a passing ship and started rocking, he was on his feet. Justin, a 14-year-old who has autism, found his sea legs in the light chop of Baltimore's harbor faster than the adults, who grabbed on to the boat's chrome handholds. As he got back in his chair again, his face lit up. "Whoa!" he said. More than 100 disabled children and young adults got to experience the pleasures of boating yesterday at the Easter Seals Cruise for Kids, an annual event in which private yacht owners offer free cruises to the children and their families.
NEWS
By SLOANE BROWN | September 3, 2006
Talk about your warm fuzzies. The banquet room at HarborView Marina was just full of them. Some 200 people had gathered for the annual Easter Seals Captain's Party and Benefit Auction. All those warm feelings had to do with what they were doing the next day, volunteering their time and about 60 boats to take about 400 children with disabilities and their families out for a day on the bay. "I love those kids," said Antwerpen Automotive Group president Jack Antwerpen, who was looking forward to being host for a group aboard his 126-foot yacht for his fourth straight year.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | August 17, 2003
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults The Dewey Decimal System got a rest for one night at the Howard County Central Library. Instead of looking for books, the more than 200 folks there were browsing silent auction tables and food stations -- at "Summerfest 2003" -- the annual fund-raiser for The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. Guests in casual summer dresses and sport shirts perused choices like wrap sandwiches, pate, chicken wings, mini crab cakes, baby lamb chops and homemade cookies, while a jazz trio played at one end of the room.
NEWS
March 3, 2003
GWEN U. BICE, age 63 of Royal Oak, MI., died March 1, 2003. She was born March 1, 1940 in Baltimore to James Russell Bice and Kathleen Earley. Surviving are her siblings Jane R. Johnson of Royal Oak, Mi. and Charles (Donna) Eagle Jr., of Woodstock, Va. Visitation Tuesday 3 to 6 P.M. at the KINSEY-GARRETT FUNERAL HOME, 420 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal OAk, MI. Memorial contributions suggested to Easter Seals.
NEWS
August 6, 2000
Chamber gathering to offer investment seminar The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Connections After Hours from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Edward Jones investment firm at 56 W. Main St., Westminster. Ben Rogers, an investment representative, will discuss investing for the future. Reservations are required by Friday. Information: 410-848-9050. Job Service committee will hold annual social The Maryland Job Service Employer Committee, Carroll County, will hold its annual social Aug. 18 at Wakefield Valley Golf and Conference Center.
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November 9, 1990
1/8 TC The Easter Seal Society of Maryland is seeking volunteers whose efforts will help disabled children and adults.Being sought are graphic artists, printers, organizers, telemarketers, fundraisers, writers, photographers, leaders, chairmen and office workers.For more information, call 381-2260
NEWS
December 1, 1994
Century 21, Charles J. Plunkert Inc. raised $366 for the Easter Seal Society from a bus trip Nov. 2 to Merv Griffin's Atlantic City (N.J.) Resort and Casino.Proceeds from ticket sales were donated to the charity.More than 30 agents and friends of the company went on the trip. John J. Rush Sr., the company's Easter Seals chairman, was joined by Wynne Boone of CTX Mortgage Co. and Michelle Fine of Title America. Both are Baltimore underwriting companies.The Westminster real estate company is planning another trip in February.
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By Ernest F. Imhoff and Ernest F. Imhoff,SUN STAFF | September 11, 1997
HAGERSTOWN -- For Cecil Anderson and his 50 companions, the worst thing about old age is "the routine of nothingness," and one of the best is going to day care.The elderly people at the Easter Seal's Break-A-Way center here are not sick enough for a nursing home, but they have physical or mental disabilities that would require family members to stay home and care for them. Or they live alone and want companionship.The program is inexpensive, compared with private centers that offer similar services to seniors.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | March 4, 1997
The Howard County Office on Aging and the Easter Seal Society for Disabled Children and Adults Inc. are joining forces to launch an $85,000 vision program for seniors with premature sight loss.The Low Vision Rehabilitation Program will be introduced by Easter Seal and county officials at a kick-off reception this morningat Florence Bain Senior Center in Columbia.The program is designed to help the county's fast-growing elderly population, many of whom are forced to deal with a loss of vision -- often caused by strokes, glaucoma, and various diseases.
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