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November 12, 2006
The Columbia Foundation has made a below-market-value loan of $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity -- Howard County to help purchase property in Jessup. The organization will build two affordable homes on the property and make them available to purchase for low- to moderate-income families living or working in Howard County who would otherwise be unable to afford a home in the county. The goal of Habitat for Humanity is to integrate affordable housing into existing neighborhoods. Money for grant and loan programs comes primarily from income generated by the foundation's endowment, which is supported by more than 200 funds established by Howard County businesses, families and individuals.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Two of the area's Habitat for Humanity groups said Wednesday they plan to merge this fall, a move designed to ease fundraising and the coordination of volunteers. The combined organization is to take the name of the Halethorpe-based Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, with Sandtown Habitat for Humanity's 10-person team absorbed into the larger, 70-person organization. Chesapeake CEO Mike Posko, who is to continue to lead the affiliate, said the merger will reduce confusion among donors and volunteers, who were previously torn between the two groups.
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April 12, 2009
On April 10, 2009 EMMA VIRGINIA JACOBS (nee Heiry), devoted mother of Michele Hughes and her husband Mike Pretl, Barbara Hall and Joseph Jacobs and his wife Darlene, dear sister of Norma Douglas. Also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. All services and Interment are private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Habitat For Humanity or Planned Parenthood.
NEWS
September 4, 2013
The Town of Bel Air is taking small steps to create a pedestrian path connecting Rockfield Park with Bel Air High School. One of the first steps toward that goal was taken Tuesday evening when members of the Board of Town Commissioners approved an easement across one private property during their town meeting. The 8-foot wide easement across 404 Giles St. was approved unanimously by the four commissioners present. Mayor Edward Hopkins, who had a death in his family, was absent.
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November 8, 2004
On November 5, 2004, DOUGLAS JAMES RAHIKKA; beloved son of Mary and the late Ray Rahikka; devoted brother of Robert Rahikka and Joan Peppers. Also survived by three nephews. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 9, 3 P.M. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Habitat For Humanity of Howard Co., Inc., P.O. Box 72, West Friendship, MD 21794.
NEWS
September 22, 2005
On August 26, 2005, CECELIA S. Mc CRAY, beloved wife of the late Philip R. Mc Cray, devoted mother of Meredith, Tom and John Mc Cray, cherished grandmother of Christopher Blizzard, of Boston, MA, Joel Blizzard of Ithaca, NY, Megan Mc Cray of Chesapeake Beach, MD, and Lauren Mc Cray of Elkridge, MD, Shannon Spell, Ian and Erin Mc Cray of Macon, GA. A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, September 24, at 2 P. M at City Lights, Catonsville Retirement...
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October 12, 2003
On October 7, 2003 ELIZABETH "Betty" B. CROWE (nee Butler), beloved wife of the late Joseph N. Crowe, devoted mother of Dr. Joseph T. Crowe, Colleen M. Crowe and Patricia C. Barker, dear mother-in-law Sue Longacre, Evan L. Barker and Tracy J. Elville. Dear sister of Ann Bailey. Loving grandmother of Ryan, Catherine, Elizabeth, Brian and Patrick. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. John Evangelist Church, Severna Park, MD on Wednesday, October 15 at 10 A.M. Interment at Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, MD. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity or Catholic Relief Services.
NEWS
August 23, 2005
On August 21, 2005 CAPT. DONALD ALBERT HAINES, USN Retired of Severna Park. Beloved husband of Christine Carey Haines; devoted father of John A. Haines, II, Christine Haines New and Courtney A. Haines; loving grandfather of Trevor and Kieran. Friends may call at Barranco & Sons, P.A., Severna Park Funeral Home, Ritchie Highway at Robinson Rd., on Thursday 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 A.M. at Our Lady of the Fields Catholic Church, Millersville, MD, with interment to follow in the church cemetery.
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December 14, 2003
On December 10, 2003, SABRA AMELIA (nee Harry) SULLIVAN, beloved wife of the late John Francis Sullivan; loving mother of Sabra Louise Kone, John Francis and Martin Burke Sullivan; cherished grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of 15. Services and interment are private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed in Ms. Sullivan's name to the Habitat for Humanity of Howard County, 10720 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, MD 21044. Please direct inquiries to the Slack Funeral Home, P.A., 410-465-4400.
BUSINESS
By Alyssa Gabbay and Alyssa Gabbay,Contributing Writer | May 17, 1992
On a recent Saturday morning, John McCormick zips around the 1900 block of Sherwood Avenue like a man possessed.First stop: a house that a young man is painting with coats of primer. "Oh, man, you're cooking with gas, Dennis!" he says with satisfaction, surveying the broad amount of surface that's been covered. Next, Mr. McCormick trots over to a second house to look at flooring that's been installed that day. His third move takes him to his pickup truck, where he retrieves some tools for another project.
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SPECIAL TO THE AEGIS | June 19, 2013
This Friday, June 21, at 10 a.m., Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna, Inc. will cut the ribbon on the "House That Bel Air Built," located at 404 Giles Street in Bel Air. This will be the 71st home HHS has built since its inception in 1993 and the first constructed in the Bel Air town limits. The House That Bel Air Built is the future home of Roger and Holly Crouse and their seven children. The Crouse family is one of more than 200 families Habitat has served throughout Harford and Cecil counties in the organization's 20-year history, Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna said in a news release announcing dedication of the home.
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June 10, 2013
Proceeds from Clear Your Clutter Day, an annual Earth Day initiative, at Harford Community College on April 27, were presented to Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna.
NEWS
February 22, 2013
For the first time in its 20-year history of building safe, decent and affordable homes in Harford County, Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna is building its a home in the heart of Bel Air. The groundbreaking ceremony for The House that Bel Air Built, at 404 Giles Street, took place recently before a crowd of elected officials, sponsors, volunteers and staff. The House That Bel Air Built is a project sponsored by the Harford County Government, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Town of Bel Air, the Bel Air Downtown Alliance and Harford Mutual Insurance Companies.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 17, 2012
Sales at all three ReStore locations Saturday will support a Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake home under construction in Baltimore's Orchard Ridge community. Shoppers will find a broad selection of quality building materials, appliances, furniture, cabinets, flooring, lighting and plumbing materials at affordable prices. In addition to the regular discounts, the stores are offering 50 percent off all lighting and 20 percent off all donated items. The Dundalk, Pasadena and Halethorpe ReStores will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sales profits enable the local Habitat chapter to continue its affordable homeownership opportunities in the greater Baltimore metropolitan area as well as in Anne Arundel and Howard counties.
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By L'Oreal Thompson | August 23, 2012
It's been said it takes a village to raise a child, but in this scenario, it takes a community to build a home. For the past seven years, Habitat for HumanitySusquehanna and Harford Technical High School, a vocational school in Bel Air, have partnered to build homes for those in need. This summer, the students were able to give back to one of their own and help an alumna achieve the American dream of homeownership. “It's really nice,” says the new homeowner, Kimberly Johnson of Aberdeen.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 25, 2012
Mike Posko was building a house with Habitat for Humanity International — in Nepal — when the Baltimore-area affiliate emailed him late last year to ask him to come in for an interview. He got the job. Posko, who took over as Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake's chief executive in February, said he's passionate about the group's affordable-housing mission. The nonprofit builds new homes and rebuilds vacant ones in the Baltimore region with the help of volunteers, then sells them at no profit and with no-interest mortgages to workers with modest incomes.
NEWS
December 11, 1994
Members of GOP club assume new postsSeveral members of the Anne Arundel County Republican Women's Club recently were elected or appointed to positions around the state.* Donica Brown of Annapolis was appointed southern regional chairman of the Maryland State Federation of Republican Women.* Helen Fister, former club president, was recently elected chairwoman of the Republican State Central Committee of Anne Arundel County.* Janet Greenip was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates, District 33.* Mary Jackson was elected judge of the Orphan's Court.
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By Katherine Marks and Katherine Marks,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | September 13, 1996
Jean Fletcher, 62, lived in Section 8 housing last year but wanted a neighborhood where she and her grand-nephew Kenny would feel safer. She turned to Habitat for Humanity as a last resort, she says, because most places she applied for housing turned her down because of her age.She now owns a brick rowhouse on Mathews Street, which yesterday was the first stop on a Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity-sponsored walking tour through Waverly.The tour gave community leaders and potential contributors a close-up look at the challenges faced by lower-income families -- an inner-city show-and-tell of sorts.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2012
Affordable-housing provider Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake said its new chief executive — who brings a construction and finance background — will come on board this month. Mike Posko, a principal with real estate consulting firm Cross Street Partners in Baltimore, replaces longtime CEO Mike Mitchell at the helm of the nonprofit after Mitchell's resignation in November. Before Cross Street, Posko worked at developer Struever Bros., Eccles & Rouse and at the Federal Reserve.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2011
Edging closer to its goal, Sandtown Habitat for Humanity and its volunteers have finished rehabilitating their 300th home in the blighted West Baltimore neighborhood where the nonprofit group has been laboring for more than 20 years. The latest dwelling to get a makeover was in the 1500 block of N. Mount St. Habitat staff, supporters and volunteers gathered Saturday to celebrate the occasion with the new owner. Employees from MECU of Baltimore Inc. and T. Rowe Price have been helping to rebuild the once-dilapidated home since last year.
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