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December 9, 1991
The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council invites the public to an open house between 6 and 9 p.m. Dec. 12 at its new offices in the Empire Towers, 7310 Ritchie Highway, Suite 603, Glen Burnie.Come learnabout the work of the all-volunteer council and how the public can help with its goal of teaching adults to read.Information: 553-0809.HUMAN RELATIONS AWARDThe Anne Arundel County Human Relations Commission is accepting nominations for the Dallas G. Pace Sr. Human Relations Award. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 31.This annual award will be presented Jan. 20 at the Martin Luther King Memorial Breakfast at the Ramada Inn.To learn more, write to the Anne Arundel County Human Relations Commission, P.O. Box 2700, Annapolis.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Deborah Bias began taking adult literacy classes last August, and since then the Annapolis resident has vaulted from a kindergarten reading level to third grade, picking up about a thousand words along the way. Her instruction comes courtesy of an individualized tutoring program from the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council, a nonprofit that has offered one-on-one coaching in reading, writing and spelling since 1977. Bias' instruction often involves words on flashcards that she spreads out over a table, glimpses, memorizes, then writes out. Sometimes, she says, she'll become so immersed in learning new words that if her phone rings, the caller is sure to hear "Leave a message.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | May 22, 1994
Through the Literacy Council of Carroll County, Donald R. Blais said he found a "productive and effective" outlet for his spare time.He is teaching another adult to read.Mr. Blais, an Eldersburg resident and Social Security Administration employee, volunteered 179 hours last year in tutoring his student. For those efforts, the council honored him with its Tutor of the Year award at the annual dinner meeting last week."He has devoted himself exclusively to helping an individual learn to read and write," said Marian Carr, council director.
NEWS
February 15, 2013
Maritime Museum The museum needs volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, including archiving, membership, office support, buildings and ground, blogging, education programs, website content, environmental stewardship, data entry, lighthouse tours, oyster and fish tank, wooden boat crew and more. Information: 410 295-0104 or go to amaritime.org. Anne Arundel police Volunteers are needed for the reserve officer program. This is a uniformed position to assist sworn officers in traffic control, administrative duties, community relations, etc. Prospective volunteers must be older than 21 and undergo a criminal background check.
NEWS
November 25, 1996
"The Banker Bees" from Carroll County Bank and Trust Co. were declared the winners in Carroll County Literacy Council's "Ferst Anyule Spelin Be" held Nov. 12.The team of Lynne McCarty, Beverly Wells and Marie Clouser defeated the "Bonds Meadow Bombers" from Bonds Meadow Rotary Club to take the championship. Bombers' members were Edmund O'Meally, Spencer Gear and David Peloquin.Active cheering by the "Carroll Bulldogs" earned them the Team Spirit Award.The fund-raiser earned more than $3,000 for literacy council programs.
NEWS
June 8, 1993
The Literacy Council of Carroll County celebrated a successful year at its annual meeting and dinner recently at Grace Lutheran Church in Westminster. Volunteers, tutors, students and their guests attended.The council reported that during fiscal year 1993, at least 115 students have been tutored in one-to-one settings.The council tutors adults and older youths in phonics, reading, writing, spelling and math.This year, volunteers have worked more than 4,050 hours to help county adults learn to read and write, or to improve those skills.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | October 11, 1993
For 16 years, a group of people who love books has volunteered with the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council to pass on the gift of reading to illiterate adults.With the influx into the county of immigrants, especially from Latin America and Korea, an increasing number of people who speak English as their second language are coming to the Literacy Council for help.To meet that demand, the council is offering a series of workshops for anyone who would like to teach someone who is a non-native speaker of English to read.
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By Judy Reilly and Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 7, 1996
CARROLL COUNTY's first spelling bee for charity will be held Tuesday night, and and Linwood resident Hank Johnson will be there with spelling teammates Barbara Walker (Runnymeade Elementary School's principal) and Robert Jarboe.Johnson says he and Jarboe, both now real estate agents, are "recycled academics." Johnson is a former director of the Maryland State Arts Council, and Jarboe was an English teacher at McDonough School in Baltimore County.Those who know Walker may have watched her win on the television quiz show "Jeopardy."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Staff Writer | August 28, 1994
Three weeks ago, after a lengthy search for new offices, the Literacy Council of Carroll County had only one option: a long-vacant building beset with problems."
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By William C. Ward and William C. Ward,Staff writer | December 11, 1991
"You can see the Key Bridge from here!" exclaims Pat Eskinazi, gazing out on Crain Highway through the sixth-floor window of the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council's new office in the Empire Towers building.The modest office is small -- 13 by 20 feet connected by a tiny storage room to a 12-by-13-foot classroom. In the classroom, several chairs are stacked between two tables, leaving just enough room to walk to the window and back. But to Pat Eskinazi, literacy council president, the office is huge.
NEWS
October 21, 2007
The South Carroll High School Media Center is holding its annual food drive starting tomorrow through Nov. 9. The school is joining the Kids Helping Kids campaign of the Maryland State Department of Education. All food collected will go to Carroll County Food Sunday to help the needy. The media center will reward the homeroom collecting the most food with doughnuts and juice during a homeroom period. Information: 410-751-3575. School board to meet Wednesday The Carroll County Board of Education will hold an administrative meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices at 125 N. Court St., Westminster.
NEWS
July 6, 2007
Three charged in boating incident The Maryland Natural Resource Police arrested a Towson couple and a Sherwood Forest woman east of the Route 450 Bridge on the Severn River Friday after it was found that the operator of the boat was intoxicated, police said. U.S. Coast Guard officers originally stopped the 40-foot motorboat at 11:14 p.m. Friday. Carl Smith, 65, of Towson was arrested after he failed sobriety tests. While the officers attempted to arrest Smith, his wife, Judith, 63, and Neville Gardner, 56, verbally and physically assaulted them, police said.
NEWS
May 6, 2007
Forbush School credits reduced The Carroll County school board has unanimously approved the reduction of required graduation credits for students attending the Forbush School. Students attending Forbush, a nonpublic school for Carroll students with mental, behavioral or emotional challenges, will be able to graduate with 21 credits, instead of the county's required 25. School board to meet Wednesday The Carroll County Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 007 of the board offices, 125 N. Court St., Westminster.
NEWS
November 4, 1997
Get out your dictionary for the Carroll County Literacy Council's "Sekon Anyule Spellin Be" at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Wilhelm's Ltd. Caterers in Westminster.Ten teams of three adult members each are practicing for those tough words in hopes of not being the first to be eliminated.Two groups of five teams each will compete against each other until two teams are left.The winning team gets one plaque for its sponsor and one for each member.Susan White-Bowden will return as master of ceremonies. Judges will be LeRoy Panek from Western Maryland College, Manchester Mayor Elmer Lippy, Sykesville Police Chief Wallace Mitchell, Carroll County Times Publisher Robin Saul and Carol Poole of the Literacy Council.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | October 3, 2002
When the "most beautiful people" in Carroll County gathered for an awards breakfast yesterday, tiaras were nowhere in sight. Instead, a Westminster woman, honored for her 15 years of volunteer work helping adults learn to read, received a plaque and a check for her favorite charity. A committee organized by the Carroll County Department of Citizen Services picked Dee Hines, 67, from among 26 nominees to represent the county in the Maryland You Are Beautiful Program's November awards ceremony, which recognizes volunteers who rise above and beyond the call to public service.
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