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By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 7, 1998
GAMES AND activities related to reading will be featured during Longfellow Day at Junior Editions from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Mall in Columbia.Sponsored by the Longfellow Elementary School PTA, the event at the children's bookstore will include special guests reading children's books.Among the readers will be third-grade team leader Casey Hickenbottom.Junior Editions will donate 10 percent of its regular sales during the event to the PTA. Proceeds will be used for the PTA's Eagle Challenge, a program that encourages students to read byoffering prizes for meeting reading goals.
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July 2, 2008
There will be plenty of activities Friday in Howard County to celebrate the Fourth of July. The county government has stepped in to sponsor the celebration at Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia's Town Center. The Kiwanis Club of Columbia announced this year that it no longer had the members or resources to sponsor the event. The lakefront activities begin at 4:30 p.m. and will include music, food vendors and games. Two entertainment stages will be set up. Scheduled to perform on the main stage are the Patty Reese Band (4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m)
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 7, 1999
SUNDAY'S SWELTERING heat didn't stop the coolest parade in town.The 29th Longfellow Friends of the Traditional 4th parade is one of the most quirky, laid-back and enthusiastic marches you'd ever want to see.Neighbors in costume or riding elaborate floats, kids riding in a pickup truck shooting water guns into the crowd, dogs decked out in Fourth of July finery and tons of bicyclists -- most on decorated bikes -- just let loose and celebrated. Some marchers dyed their hair or painted their faces red, white and blue.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the Sun | March 5, 2008
Nine-year-old Amanda Daugherty, a third-grader at Longfellow Elementary School, knows she has to go to college if she wants to realize her ambition of becoming a veterinarian. But that message was re- inforced last week when the Columbia school held its third College Day. SoulStice, a hip-hop musician who works by day as an engineer with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in North Laurel, came to her class to talk about the importance of education. Every classroom received a visit from SoulStice or another speaker, who engaged the students in a talk about college and careers.
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July 1, 2007
The 37th Longfellow Friends of the Traditional 4th parade and ballgame will be celebrated beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, starting and ending at Longfellow Elementary School on Hesperus Drive. Participants will line up at 9:15 a.m. The parade route is about 1.8 miles, and the parade will take about an hour. The traditional softball game between the Hesperus Wrecks and the Eliots Oak Nuts will be played about noon on the field behind Harper's Choice Village Center. Information: Bob Russell, 410-730-4024.
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July 2, 2003
Longfellow Friends of the Traditional Fourth will launch its 33rd Independence Day Parade on Friday, starting at Longfellow Elementary School and moving north on Hesperus Drive. "It was the old-timers who started it; a bunch of people in the Longfellow community who just got together and said, `We ought to have a traditional Fourth of July parade and ballgame,' " said Bob Russell, who has lived in Longfellow since 1975 and is organizing the parade. Lineup is at 9:30 a.m.; the parade starts at 10 a.m., rain or shine.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1995
A family center at Longfellow Elementary School in Columbia is providing Howard County parents with a one-stop spot for help with their low-income or special education children.The Family Education and Training Center offers information and support to parents of low-income students attending high poverty schools and special education pupils from ages 3 to 20."It's wonderful because they really try to meet your needs," said Jean Daniello, whose 6-year-old twins are first-graders at Running Brook Elementary School.
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By Kathy Curtis and Kathy Curtis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 2, 1997
FRIDAY WILL mark the 27th annual Longfellow Friends of the Traditional 4th parade and softball game. Organizers jokingly list July 3 as the rain date.In fact, the event has never been canceled, according to Bob Russell, a 23-year Longfellow resident.Everyone is invited to join the parade. The line-up will begin at 9 a.m. at Longfellow Elementary School.The parade starts at 10 a.m., after a 1.8-mile route along Hesperus Drive and Eliots Oak Road.Participants may walk, drive, ride bikes or bring floats.
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By Heather Tepe and Heather Tepe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 1, 2000
PUT THESE events in chronological order, if you can. a) St. Louis Rams win Super Bowl XXXIV. b) Tiger Woods turns pro. c) Posh Spice gets married. d) Johnny Carson retires. Is that your final answer? Last week, Longfellow resident Mark Prysant correctly answered the question (d, b, c, a) in the fastest time -- earning him a chance to win big bucks on the hit ABC television show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire." Prysant, 38, a government mathematician, has been calling the program's contestant phone line every day since last fall in hopes of qualifying for the show, which has 30 million viewers.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | July 4, 2000
They were sort of a hippie bunch, those first Columbians who flocked to a chunk of Maryland farmland on the promise of racial harmony, religious tolerance and housing for all. But for all their counterculture ideals, those suburban pioneers reached for a slice of Americana when they found something lacking in their planned paradise. They rounded up fire engines and Boy Scouts, kids on bikes and tiny flags. Down the just-paved streets of this newfangled community marched a good, old-fashioned Fourth of July parade.
NEWS
July 1, 2007
The 37th Longfellow Friends of the Traditional 4th parade and ballgame will be celebrated beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, starting and ending at Longfellow Elementary School on Hesperus Drive. Participants will line up at 9:15 a.m. The parade route is about 1.8 miles, and the parade will take about an hour. The traditional softball game between the Hesperus Wrecks and the Eliots Oak Nuts will be played about noon on the field behind Harper's Choice Village Center. Information: Bob Russell, 410-730-4024.
NEWS
April 23, 2006
On April 19, 2006, STEPHANIE LYNN BOLGER of Baltimore, MD; beloved mother of Marissa Nicole Longfellow; devoted daughter of Stephen R. Bolger and the late Darlene M. Bolger (nee Kilduff); loving sister of Jason P. Bolger, Jaimie R. Bolger, Stephanie J. Norman, Jessica L. Bolger and Sarah M. Sullivan; cherished granddaughter of Charles "Sach" and Shirley Kilduff and great-grandaughter of Mary Powell. She is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and her good friend Dr. Olsen of Johns Hopkins Hospital.
NEWS
August 10, 2005
The Columbia Association's Clemens Crossing, Faulkner Ridge, Hobbit's Glen, Jeffers Hill, Kendall Ridge and McGill's Common outdoor pools will be open through Sunday; the Talbott Springs pool will be open through Aug. 21; the Bryant Woods, Clary's Forest, Dasher Green, Huntington, Locust Park and Longfellow pools through Aug. 28; Dickinson, Dorsey Hall, Hawthorn, Phelps Luck, River Hill, Running Brook, Stevens Forest and Thunder Hill pools will be open...
NEWS
September 24, 2003
Longfellow Elementary School, 5470 Hesperus Drive, will hold its next PTA board meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 14. Parents are invited to attend and bring suggestions for the organization's activities. Membership dues are $6 per membership; $10 for two. The PTA is raising money by collecting old newspapers for recycling. Everyone is invited to drop off newspapers at the recycling bin on the parking lot to the right of the school. Information: 410-313-6879. K of C charity bingo set Oct. 4 at interfaith center A Knights of Columbus charity bingo is planned for 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road.
NEWS
July 20, 2003
Route 108 connector lives only in rumors There has been a great deal of community concern based on misinformation about a potential "Gerfalcon Connector" which would supposedly provide access from Route 108 to Hesperus Drive. I would like to provide some clarification and, hopefully, ease concerns about this area. A few months ago, at the suggestion of constituents in the area, I raised the possibility of extending Gerfalcon Road to provide access for six homes that currently have direct access onto Route 108. The point of that suggestion was to cut off access to 108 for those six homes and provide alternative access through Longfellow for the six affected homes only.
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July 2, 2003
Longfellow Friends of the Traditional Fourth will launch its 33rd Independence Day Parade on Friday, starting at Longfellow Elementary School and moving north on Hesperus Drive. "It was the old-timers who started it; a bunch of people in the Longfellow community who just got together and said, `We ought to have a traditional Fourth of July parade and ballgame,' " said Bob Russell, who has lived in Longfellow since 1975 and is organizing the parade. Lineup is at 9:30 a.m.; the parade starts at 10 a.m., rain or shine.
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By Dan Berger | January 12, 1996
''Into each snow some life must fall.'' -- Longfellow, 2d rev.L Newt was right. God does not want federal employees to work.Someone better tell Alfonse the Hunter that the lioness is most dangerous when cornered.Just when you think civilized standards are doomed, the raunchiest daytime talk shows are dropping for want of viewers.
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | May 14, 2003
Howard County Councilman Ken Ulman promised to vote against commercial zoning for several properties along Route 108 at a meeting this week attended by more than 70 residents of the Beaverbrook and Longfellow neighborhoods. But for the corridor to remain residential, Ulman said, something has to change along a state road that has evolved into a highway linking U.S. 29 and some of the county's most affluent communities. "If that area is not commercial, we probably have to look at how to make it attractive for residential long term," said Ulman, a west Columbia Democrat, at the meeting Monday.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 7, 2002
An employee at Longfellow Elementary School was charged with three drug offenses last month after Howard County police discovered what appeared to be cocaine and marijuana paraphernalia in her Columbia home. Police were executing a search warrant at the home of Longfellow media specialist Michelle N. Feldmesser as part of an investigation into potentially misappropriated book vouchers, according to a statement of charges. Feldmesser, 30, was charged with one count of drug possession and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.
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