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By Sloane Brown | May 27, 2001
Art and hors d'oeuvres made a good mix at Maryland Art Place for Hampden Family Center's "Silent Auction & Cocktail Reception." The 225 guests included event chair Dina Mallis Klicos, Hampden Family Center board president Beth Volk and executive director Lisa Ghinger. The shindig collected more than $23,000 for the Center.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | October 23, 2013
The Hampden Family Center is already benefiting from A Taste of Hampden, the annual fundraiser that takes place Thursday, Oct. 24. In recent days, the family center, 1104 West 36th St., received an exterior face lift in anticipation of the event, with the community raising money for a new awning and volunteers painting the inside of the building. "How nice is that?" marveled Lisa Ghinger, executive director of the center. The center is benefiting in other ways too. Daniel Wylie, owner of the clothing store Sixteen Tons, is donating his services as a deejay at the event.
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By Sloane Brown | July 2, 2000
This was no ordinary fifth birthday party. Forget about pin-the- tail-on-the-donkey or musical chairs. The 120 grown-up guests came to the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion in party dresses and tuxes. They sipped champagne in the back garden, and supped in the opulent ballroom, celebrating the Hampden Family Center's fifth anniversary -- a joint effort of the Junior League of Baltimore and the Greater Hampden Coalition. Among those on the party list: Monica Cook and Alice Ann Finnerty, event co-chairs; Jennifer Engel, Stephanie Johnson, Elizabeth Haynes, Lynn Henss and Brad Warbasse, event committee members; Beth Volk, Hampden Family Center board president; Robert E. Gerring, Dina Klicos, Pam Malester, Marietta K. Nolley and Karen L. Malloy, board members; Lisa Ghinger, Hampden Family Center executive director; and Floraine Applefeld, Maryland You Are Beautiful program director.
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August 22, 2013
Cohen leads fundraising in Annapolis elections Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen has raised the most money this summer of any candidate running for election in the state capital this fall, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday. Cohen raised $35,000 for his re-election campaign during the June 25-Aug. 18 reporting period, on top of $32,000 he already had in the bank. Cohen reported spending about $42,000 — leaving him with nearly $25,000 on hand going into the fall elections.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,Evening Sun Staff | April 2, 1991
THE WAVERLY Family Center goes after complete involvement with its community's needs.Programs and classes are offered to parents who want to learn in order to help their children, who want a general education diploma (GED) or who need parenting skills. Young ones who are having trouble in school get one-to-one tutoring and much more.Tutors often go with the parents to meet their children's teachers and discuss needs and progress. They act as advocates for parents by helping them voice concerns to eliminate any intimidation by a professional.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Staff Writer | February 7, 1993
One credit away from graduation, Keena Wallace had to quit school at Westminster High because her toddler son's baby sitter quit on short notice."So after Christmas vacation, I didn't go back," she said.Fifteen months ago, she had another son.Miss Wallace always wanted to go back to school or get a General Educational Development certificate."I really liked school," she said. But she never was able to %J coordinate time, transportation and child care.Now the Carroll County Family Center helps her resolve those problems, and throws in some extra help with support groups and classes on parenting skills, cooking and nutrition.
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By Liz F. Kay and Julie Bykowicz and Liz F. Kay and Julie Bykowicz and,liz.kay@baltsun.com and julie.bykowicz@baltsun.com | November 20, 2008
An electrical fire destroyed the women's shelter at the Bea Gaddy Family Center late Tuesday, a setback for a charity that is scrambling to fulfill its tradition of feeding Thanksgiving dinner to thousands of needy people. Though fire damaged the homeless shelter at 424 Duncan St., the adjacent family center at 425 N. Chester St. will continue to collect turkeys and canned good donations. "The shelter is gone as we know it," said executive director Cynthia Brooks, who grew emotional yesterday as she described the damage and the increased need.
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By LYNN ANDERSON and LYNN ANDERSON,SUN REPORTER | July 25, 2006
Some days it's hard for Steve Vassor, the recently hired executive director of the Hampden Family Center, to fully comprehend how a young black man came to run a small, scrappy nonprofit in a virtually all-white neighborhood in Baltimore. "Of all the places I could have wound up, here I am," said Vassor, acknowledging Hampden's reputation as an insular community where blacks are unwelcome. Vassor laughs when he recalls one of his first strolls down Hampden's main commercial district, The Avenue, when a dog nipped him on the behind.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | September 19, 1996
A Westminster church is starting a center to help families with the everyday stresses of child-rearing, adolescence, aging and anything in between.The Hope Family Center will have an open house at 7 p.m. today at St. Paul's United Church of Christ. The church is providing the money and space for the first three years.The open house is for the public and other church leaders to learn about seminars, discussion groups, classes and case-by-case help that could be available at the center.Organizers have hired Terri Miller, a former mental health and disabilities coordinator for Carroll County schools, as a part-time executive director.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | November 18, 1996
Sharks circle a brilliant coral reef and starships battle in deep space on the walls of Westminster's new family center -- thanks to local free-lance artist Nicole Maria Stanton."
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | April 15, 2013
Charles Curlett paid $2,000 Saturday night for a Cartier watch worth $5,600. "And for a good cause," said the attorney from Oakenshawe. But Curlett won't have the unisex watch all to himself. "We're going to share it," said his wife, Christina. Curlett was among more than 200 people who packed Gutierrez Studios in Woodberry for the third annual "Hats Off to Hampden Family Center," a gala fundraiser featuring silent and live auctions and live music. The Hampden Family Center provides everything from after-school enrichment and tutoring for area schoolchildren to lunches for senior citizens and assistance to families in applying for food stamps and other social services.
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July 29, 2012
The Hill Family Center Y, 1719 Sykesville Road (Route 32), Westminster, will host a Kid's Sprint Triathlon and Splash and Dash on Saturday, Aug. 11, beginning at 10 a.m. Children will have the opportunity to participate in either the Kid's Sprint Triathlon, which includes swimming, biking and running; or the Splash and Dash, which includes swimming and running. Both events are broken down into age groups, 5- to 8-year-olds and 8- to 12-year-olds. The Spring Triathlon will begin at 10 a.m. for ages 5 to 8 and 1:30 a.m. for ages 8 to 12. The Splash and Dash starts at 11:15 a.m. for ages 5 to 8, and 11:30 for ages 8 to 12. Cost for the Kid's Sprint Triathlon is $25 for members; $35 for non-members; and for the Splash and Dash, it's $15 members, $25 non-members.
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By Katie V. Jones | November 12, 2011
Martin K.P. Hill, his wife, Kelly, and their family were honored Nov. 8 at the unveiling of the Hill Family Center Y in Westminster. In addition to the new name - the center on Washington Road was formerly known as the Carroll County Family Center Y - the ceremony also touted the center's renovation and expansion project. The Hill Family Center boasts a new, 5,000-square-foot addition to the existing 24,00-square-foot center, with a new fitness room and renovations that provide another exercise room, a larger children's area and more visibility to the swimming pool.
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By Diane Pajak | July 27, 2011
If the recent TV program “Who Do You Think You Are?” piques your interest into researching your ancestry, you're not alone. The Family History Center in Ellicott City has seen an increase in the number of people doing just that - helping more than 36 visitors each week. Wanda Franklin, director of the center, shared that there's also an increase in the number of people studying genealogy at Howard Community College, through classes taught by the center's staff. “Doing family history research is like working on a jigsaw puzzle.
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By Raven L. Hill and Raven L. Hill,The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2010
Like many nonprofit organizations, the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County has gone through some tough times over the years. But it's never been this bad for the county's largest shelter for domestic violence victims. Officials said two staff members would be let go at the end of September. Employees' paychecks have been issued late twice in the past month. Family counseling services have been discontinued, as has the agency's long-term housing program.
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By Raven L. Hill, The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2010
Like many nonprofit organizations, the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County has gone through some tough times over the years. But it's never been this bad for the county's largest shelter for domestic violence victims. Officials said two staff members would be let go at the end of September. Employees' paychecks have been issued late twice in the past month. Family counseling services have been discontinued, as has the agency's long-term housing program. The Dundalk center, which provides housing and counseling for victims of domestic violence, has only about a third of the $250,000 it needs for annual operating costs.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporter | February 24, 2007
The proposal was supposed to enrich the programming at the Roosevelt Recreation Center in Hampden, city officials and social service providers said. College students were to be brought in as tutors at the center's already popular after-school program. Another bonus: Instructors from Baltimore City Community College would be at the disposal of those studying to take the General Educational Development test. But some particularly vocal Hampden residents saw only drawbacks, decrying the plan as a takeover of the facility - an illustration of the challenge facing city recreation officials who want to supplement their tight budgets with nonprofit assistance.
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By Hanah Cho, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2010
David Ross is a father of two little children, 3-year-old London and 9-month-old Maia. But he's also a father figure to other youngsters through his work as a member of the 5th L, a Baltimore performance poetry troupe that often works with students, according to his wife, Courtney. For that reason, Ross was honored Sunday at a Father's Day Festival, the first such event sponsored by Fathers Rock, a nonprofit group dedicated to showing appreciation for fathers and father figures.
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By Sloane Brown and Sloane Brown,Sloane@Sloanebrownbaltsun.com | May 31, 2009
Raising money for the Hampden Family Center is no day at the beach, but it comes close. More than a hundred folks in chic summery togs gathered at the Clipper Mill Pool Pavilion for the Center's 2009 Flamingo Fling. A bit of South Beach infused the air. A DJ on a platform above the pool set the mood. Pink, yellow and orange was everywhere, including the inflatable balls floating in the pool. And guests sipped pink cocktails from martini glasses that featured flamingos as their stems. Event committee member Pam Malester pointed to the tiki torches poolside.
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