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May 18, 2008
Spring Flea Market set for today The River Hill Community Association will hold its annual Spring Flea Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the River Hill Village Center parking lot, 6020 Daybreak Circle, off Route 108 in Clarksville. About 40 vendors will sell children's toys; household items; jewelry; baby clothes, toys and furniture; china; sporting equipment; books; and Pampered Chef and other products. Around town Teen space : The Glenwood Community Center's game room for teens is open 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the sun | May 7, 2008
"Nice to see you again," Stephanie Fleming, the owner of Hillside Nursery in Mount Airy, said to customer Stephanie Fontaine of Glenelg. Another vendor, Karen Sowers of the South Mountain Creamery, remembered a customer's regular order. "Two chocolate milks and one 2 percent?" she asked by way of greeting. It has been a long winter, but the farmers' market outside the Glenwood Branch Library in Cooksville is finally back. In the still-chilly early days of the farmers' market season, customers can buy straight-from-the-farm asparagus, cilantro and rosemary from Triadelphia Lake View Farm; milk, cheese and yogurt from the South Mountain Creamy; breads and muffins from the Breadery; and plants from the Hillside Nursery.
NEWS
May 2, 2008
Career management class offered Howard Community College has engaged the Howard County company GenderStrategy, to teach women strategies for managing their careers and moving up the corporate ladder. "Boardroom Presence for Women: Strategies to Manage Your Career" will be offered from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday and May 13 at the college's Gateway Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive. The class will present strategies to communicate effectively with male supervisors and work for promotions.
NEWS
April 6, 2008
Twelve local high school bands will compete for cash and performance opportunities at "Live 12: Battle of the Bands," to be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Gathering Place, 6120 Day Long Lane, in the River Hill Village Center in Clarksville. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bridgeway Hope Academy in Webuye, Kenya. The project is the result of a collaboration between Courtesy on the Road Inc., a community-supported organization promoting safe driving for teens, and Caitlan Dowling, a Glenelg High School student who initiated the event as her senior project.
NEWS
March 16, 2008
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will celebrate Earth Day at West Friendship Park by planting trees and installing tree shelters. Volunteers are needed to help from 9 a.m. to noon April 19. Wear work gloves and bring a shovel, if available. For information or to register: Ann Combs, 410-313-4624. In case of rainy weather, call 410-313-4452 on the day of the event. Recreation and Parks will sponsor "You Can Draw and Paint" classes for those ages 55 and older from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, starting this week, at the Glenwood Community Center.
NEWS
February 24, 2008
The Howard Soil Conservation District, Maryland Cooperative Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Service will sponsor the annual Howard County Mid-Winter Agriculture Meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lisbon Fire Hall. The meeting will begin with a light meal at 6:30 p.m. Topics will include agricultural nutrient trading and the business side of farming. Admission is free, but registration is required. Information: 410-489-7987. Horse rescue farm to hold fundraiser Days End Farm Horse Rescue will hold its first Grapes of Hooves wine tasting and live and silent auction fundraiser from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. March 29 at the Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | February 20, 2008
Marguerite D. Sargent, a homemaker who enjoyed flying and sailing, died Thursday of pneumonia at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney. The longtime Howard County resident was 88. Marguerite Dumeste Ridgely was born in Frederick and raised in Sunshine in Montgomery County. She was a 1937 graduate of Sherwood High School and after graduating from Strayer's Business College in Washington, worked as an office manager for the federal government and later for The Washington Post. After marrying Warren Gooch Sargent, an architect, in 1950, the couple built their home on Ridgely family property near Glenwood.
NEWS
February 17, 2008
The Glenwood branch library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will sponsor a meeting of the Glenwood Writers' Group at 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Aspiring authors can help each other craft their prose and find outlets for publication. Participants are encouraged to bring a fiction or nonfiction writing sample of up to 1,000 words to share. Information: 410-313-5577. Winter Arts Show in Cooksville The Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville, will hold a Winter Arts Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
February 10, 2008
Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer its course on bicycles - riding, maintenance and repair - from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning this week, at the Glenwood Community Center, 2400 Route 97, Cooksville. The course includes selecting a bike, riding fundamentals, and aspects of racing, touring, mountain and recreational riding. Students will have hands-on experience with emergency fixes, overhaul and wheel-building. Tools are provided. The cost is $75, and includes four two-hour sessions, materials and supplies, and the use of tools.
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