September 8, 2009
Holliday H. Obrecht Jr., a retired executive of his family's wholesale tobacco and candy business who was active in service organizations, died Aug. 29 at the Levindale Center of complications of a fall he suffered in April outside his home. The Timonium resident was 83. Born in Baltimore and raised on Kentucky Avenue and in Guilford, he attended McDonogh School. He and fellow students talked its headmaster into letting them complete their final graduation studies early so they could enlist in the Army's Air Forces before they were drafted.
October 26, 2008
The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City will hold its seventh pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Kiwanis-Wallas Park in Ellicott City. The cost is $6 and includes pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy, eggs, fruit and beverages. Children ages 8 and younger eat free. Entertainment Books for 2009 will be for sale and craft tables will offer seasonal gifts. Proceeds will help fund the club's local and international public service projects. Information: Gus Katsampis, 410-465-1891. Library happenings The Miller branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will offer a fall cookie decorating class for ages 11 to 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Participants can design and decorate cookies with seasonal colors and themes; then eat their creations.
April 6, 2008
As co-presidents of the Kiwanis Club of Columbia, we wish to express our appreciation and that of the club members to County Executive Ken Ulman and the leadership of Recreation and Parks for their initiative and resolve to continue the July 4th Independence Day Festival that we have reluctantly had to forgo. Our club agonized over the decision to end our 20-year sponsorship and production of the festival, but realized we had no other choice. Continuance of sponsorship had simply become beyond the scope and ability of our declining active membership.
October 14, 2007
The State Highway Administration, representatives from the Howard County Commission on Disability Issues, community organizations, businesses and residents will meet between 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. tomorrow in the first-floor lobby of the Gateway Building to discuss ways to enhance mobility and to hear comments on challenges facing those with disabilities. The meeting is one of several being held in the state to encourage public involvement in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act. The highway administration is conducting a self-evaluation to identify features that do not meet the guidelines of the ADA. The Gateway Building is at 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia.
May 13, 2007
The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City has awarded a $14,000 scholarship to Elizabeth Marie Liem, a senior at Long Reach High School. The award money, spread over four years, will be placed in Liem's college account at Salisbury University for tuition, books, room and board. Liem, who will be 18 next month, plans to study nursing. Liem's application was selected from 12 others that were received. The Kiwanis Club of Ellicott City has awarded scholarships totaling more than $158,000 since 1994.
June 1, 2005
SOME OF the stuff people in the Howard County amateur sports scene are talking about as spring seasons blur into summertime: HCYP: The growing, four-sport Howard County Youth Program, centered in Ellicott City, is getting its first office. The office is small, about 10 by 12, but has been needed for years, and its location makes sense for anyone who has been involved with this active club. The new space is at Kiwanis-Wallas Park, on Route 144 just off U.S. 40 in western Ellicott City, where the club has its primary baseball and softball fields.