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By AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 15, 2011
Sixteen students from Spain need local host families from June 30 until July 27. What is a host family? Young couples, single parents, grandparents, families with small children or families where both parents work all can be host families. Sponsor Vickie Erickson says, "You will get unforgettable experiences, increased understanding of another culture. Make a lifetime friendship by adding a new member to your family. " Contact Erickson at 443-987-1199 or vickieerickson4@yahoo.com , for more information.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2013
As the wife of an Army Reserve lieutenant colonel, Cheri Fish says she and her family have changed residences 10 times in 10 years. She knows another move is in store when her husband says, "We need to talk. " Fish knows Army life can be hard on families who might not call any one place home for long. But she hopes members of the Fort Meade-based 3rd Training Support Battalion, 312 Regiment will remember that they can look back to Maryland for support. Her husband, Lt. Col. Calvin E. Fish, is commander for the battalion, which on Sunday held its Family Day event at Blob's Park in Jessup.
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January 27, 2008
Kidsave International is seeking host families for its Maryland Summer Miracles Program, which brings orphanage children, ages 7 to 12, to the U.S. to experience family life and attend camp. The intent is for children to meet a family interested in adopting or advocating on their behalf. Host families are needed for an expected seven children from Taiwan for five weeks during July and August. Host families are expected to provide a loving, stable environment for the child, get the child to camp, attend all required Kidsave functions and advocate for the child during his/her visit.
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EDITORIAL FROM THE AEGIS and THE RECORD | August 9, 2013
There are two dances, a picnic, 20 or so carnival rides, a day of water sliding and an evening of fireworks - and those aren't the main attractions. Nor are they all that's going on this week at the Ripken Baseball Complex in Aberdeen. In addition to the 40-plus baseball games featuring some of the most gifted young athletes in the world, there are a dozen or so other events ranging from a relatively mundane blood drive to a full-blown parade. The event is the week-long Cal Ripken World Series, which brings teams of 11- and 12-year-olds from across the U.S. as well as from other nations as far away as South Korea and Japan to Aberdeen for a week of world class fun, mostly at bargain basement prices.
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By Jeff Seidel, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2010
Talking about Pedro Silveren's wedding brings tears to the eyes of Betsy Harner. It probably always will. Silveren played for the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds in 2006 and 2007. He got married in March 2009, but his mother couldn't make it out of the Dominican Republic for the wedding, and Silveren asked Harner to walk with him down the aisle. "Oh my gosh, you can't even imagine what that meant to me," said Harner, wiping her eyes. Betsy and Michael Harner became close to Silveren by opening their home to him as a host family.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,Sun Staff Writer | July 17, 1994
Stacy Fair is running out of time.The Abingdon woman has only seven more days to find homes for 16 teen-age foreign students who are scheduled to arrive in Harford County next Sunday for a monthlong visit.Her quest to house the group of 25 students has not been easy."Maybe it's because it's summer," says Mrs. Fair, the local coordinator of International Education Forum, a nonprofit student-exchange organization.She has advertised, she has hung "urgent" posters in local neighborhoods, and today and tomorrow, she'll be staked out at a table at Harford Mall looking for host families for students from Spain and Russia.
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By LOURDES SULLIVAN | July 21, 1995
Sarah Mazzorini is coming back. The Italian teen-ager lived here two years ago with her American family under the auspices of the Education Foundation for Foreign Study and attended Hammond High School. She has returned this summer to visit her American family for three weeks before returning home.Lisa Solomon, who helps place the visitors in Howard County, says the program still is looking for a few good homes.The students who come to visit are a studious and independent lot. They all speak English.
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By KATHY SUTPHIN | September 1, 1995
Martin Vogt's route to the first day of classes at South Carroll High School Monday began more than 4,200 miles northeast of Mount Airy -- in the suburbs near Olten, Switzerland.Olten is a small city of about 20,000 people about an hour from Zurich. Martin, 17, has traveled to Florida, California, Nevada and Hawaii with his family, but the Swiss youth wanted to experience the United States as a high school student."I wanted to get to know the USA better -- not as a tourist," he said.Martin's wish came true thanks to an opportunity provided by Youth For Understanding, a nonprofit international student organization based in Washington.
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July 1, 2007
Families are being sought to host players coming to Harford County for the Cal Ripken World Series next month. The series will feature 10 teams from across the country and six teams from abroad. The series is the culmination of the season for the 12-year-old participants of Cal Ripken Baseball, the largest division of the Babe Ruth League. Players will begin arriving Aug. 8 and will depart Aug. 19. In addition to teams from the United States, teams from Australia, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Japan, Mexico and South Korea will be playing in the series.
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | November 3, 1991
Bruno Suarez, a Spanish exchange student, considers himself lucky.The transition from Spanish to American secondary school has been smooth for the 16-year-old, even though he does not have a host brother or sister attending Francis Scott Key High School with him.A recent change in Carroll's administrative regulations, however,may make it more difficult for students like Bruno, who lives with the Cogswells on a farm outside Taneytown, to attend county schools...
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June 24, 2013
On May 11, The Goddard School held its annual birthday bash which is a Family Fun Day celebration to celebrate eight years of the school being open.
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By Ryan Hood and The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2013
Ty Whittaker was sitting on his couch, perusing the Internet on his iPad last month when he saw the horrifying news: an EF5 tornado had ravaged Moore, Okla., and the surrounding area. Whittaker, an assistant coach for the Team Maryland, and his players were supposed to stay in the area during the all-star baseball team's upcoming trip for the Heartland Classic tournament from June 18-22. He immediately contacted host families in the devastated area and learned that all of the families' houses were safe.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2012
For those looking to get outdoors before going indoors to watch the Orioles and Ravens on television Sunday, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy wants you. As part of the National Public Lands Day, the ATC Visitor Center in Harpers Ferry, W.Va., is hosting its second-annual Family Hiking Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday. Admission is free. According to Javier Folgar, marketing and communications manager for the ATC, the activity in Harpers Ferry grew out of the national event.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2012
Jina Shin, a South Korean schools budget analyst in the U.S. for three weeks of study, stood in a schoolyard among a boisterous crowd of children, teachers and parents at dismissal. The end of the school day at St. Mark's School in Catonsville is fairly typical of most in terms of noise, enthusiasm and organization. "It is strange to see so many parents here to pick up their children," she said. "In Korea, children, even the little ones, get home by themselves. " Although she has also found American students a bit more lively in the classroom than their Korean counterparts, she has noticed more similarities than differences in the schools systems, she said.
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November 8, 2011
Scotchtown Hills Elementary School will host a family dinner night on Nov. 10, 5-7 p.m., at the school 15950 Dorset Road, Laurel. Join the students and staff at Scotchtown Hills Elementary School as they host a fundraiser in support of the school's healthy kids club. For more information, call 301-497-3994. —Lauren Budik
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By Katie V. Jones | June 18, 2011
When she was 11 years old, Alexis Ross discovered she had type 1 diabetes. She had lost 20 pounds, lacked any energy and was unable to quench her thirst. Finally, one day, she was rushed to the hospital by her mother, Caroline. "My blood sugar was over 1200," Alexis said quietly. "Normally it should be between 80 and 150. " She spent a week at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. The seventh grader learned to give herself four injections of insulin a day, and to check her blood sugar six to nine times daily.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2004
It was about three weeks ago that Churchville's Olga Perkins got a phone call from 12-year old Alejandro "Chuckie" Canales of Mexico City. "Chuckie asked me if his room was available," said Perkins, who with her husband, Bob Perkins, are one of the host families for the second Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen. "I told him, your room is always available." Canales is the only returning player on the defending champion Mexico team that is off to a 2-0 start in this year's series after an 8-0 victory over the Dominican Republic (0-1)
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | August 27, 1992
The local coordinator of the International Education Forum is "desperately" seeking host families for two Spanish high-school boys and their teacher due to arrive in Pasadena tomorrow evening.The three, who are part of a larger group of exchange students, were left without lodging when their hosts canceled at the last minute, explained Sharon Harrigan, the program coordinator.The students are two boys, ages 15 and 16. Their teacher is a 34-year-old woman.They are among a group of about 30 students and teachers who will spend three weeks in the area.
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By AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 15, 2011
Sixteen students from Spain need local host families from June 30 until July 27. What is a host family? Young couples, single parents, grandparents, families with small children or families where both parents work all can be host families. Sponsor Vickie Erickson says, "You will get unforgettable experiences, increased understanding of another culture. Make a lifetime friendship by adding a new member to your family. " Contact Erickson at 443-987-1199 or vickieerickson4@yahoo.com , for more information.
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By Jeff Seidel, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2010
Talking about Pedro Silveren's wedding brings tears to the eyes of Betsy Harner. It probably always will. Silveren played for the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds in 2006 and 2007. He got married in March 2009, but his mother couldn't make it out of the Dominican Republic for the wedding, and Silveren asked Harner to walk with him down the aisle. "Oh my gosh, you can't even imagine what that meant to me," said Harner, wiping her eyes. Betsy and Michael Harner became close to Silveren by opening their home to him as a host family.
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