June 13, 2004
Jonathan Huxtable, the new head of Harford Friends School, will hold a series of informational sessions at Harford County branch libraries and one in Cecil County. All of the sessions will be held at 7 p.m. The schedule includes: Aberdeen, June 23. Edgewood, June 30. Fallston-Jarrettsville, July 1. Whiteford, July 13. Bel Air, July 14. Joppa, July 21. Norrisville, July 22. Abingdon, July 27. Rising Sun, July 28. Darlington, Aug. 4. Havre de Grace, Aug. 18. Harford Friends School will open in Harford County in September 2005.
March 13, 1992
Friends School of Baltimore, 5114 N. Charles St., has launched a $1.5 million fund-raising campaign, its most ambitious ever, to help pay for four areas of school development.The areas are increased endowment; paying for recent expansion of the school's pre-primary and lower school divisions; construction of a music education wing; and development of an additional athletic field.Founded in 1784, Friends is an independent Quaker school for students from age 4 to grade 12. James L. Zamoiski is chairman of the campaign, and Timothy R. Hearn is vice chairman.
March 6, 1991
A memorial service for Eleanor Dilworth Mace, retired principal of the upper grades at Friends School, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 N. Charles St.Mrs. Mace, who was 88, died Monday at her home in Phoenix after a short illness.She retired from Friends in 1963, where she had been principal of the upper school and assistant to the headmaster since 1954. She had joined the faculty in 1926, when Friends was at Park Avenue and Laurens Street. She was dean of girls from 1935 until 1954.
January 31, 2009
Graham Bernard Harrison, a Friends School freshman who acted, danced and sang, died of acute lymphocytic leukemia Sunday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The North Baltimore resident was 15. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Patricia Ragusa Harrison, an actress, and Michael Harrison, artistic director of the Baltimore Opera Company. He was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia at the age of 18 months. Family members said he was treated at Hopkins for three years and remained in remission for another decade.
February 18, 2000
Charlotte Feast Hoffman, a conservationist and former Friends School music teacher whose method of teaching required students to construct the instruments they subsequently learned to play, died Monday of kidney failure at Northwest Hospital Center. She was 98. Mrs. Hoffman, who joined the Friends School faculty in 1938, established the music shop course in which students made flutes, recorders, marimbas, cymbals, drums, banjos and ukuleles, then learned how to make music with them. She retired in 1950.
April 2, 1999
Friends School has named new heads of its lower and upper schools, to replace one retiring administrator and another who left the Charles Street school last summer.Janice S. Morrison, chairwoman of the science department at Park School in Brooklandville, will become the new lower school head, replacing Diana R. McGraw, who is retiring after 31 years at Friends.Peter Vermilye, lower school head at Westtown School in West Chester, Pa., has been named upper school head. He is replacing Clint Wilkins, who resigned from Friends in June to become head of a new school in California.