June 11, 2009
Margaret S. Doub, a homemaker who enjoyed sailing the Chesapeake Bay for 40 years, died in her sleep Monday at her home in the Murray Hill section of Baltimore County. She was 91. Margaret Simmons, the daughter of a businessman and homemaker, was born in Hagerstown and raised near Oklahoma City. While living in Oklahoma, Mrs. Doub acquired a lifelong interest in American Indian cultures. When she was 18, family members said, she was inducted into the Kiowa tribe and given the Indian name of Dor-chi-um-gee, which means "Kneel and Pray."
April 23, 2009
Eliza Toomey's backyard is about the size of a postage stamp, and it is bathed in shadows cast by a thick canopy of trees. Clearly, if she were to have a vegetable garden, it would have to be planted in someone else's yard. So she passed out fliers, had a meeting and, now, Toomey is planting vegetables in the backyards of 21 of her neighbors in Murray Hill in Annapolis. The 25-year-old middle school teacher is planting the seeds and the seedlings and, though she is asking for a little help with watering, she will care for the gardens, harvest the vegetables and distribute the bounty to her 21 new friends every week this summer.
September 28, 2008
The Southeast Horizon Council will hold its sixth Family Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Murray Hill Middle School. The event is designed to give residents and North Laurel and Savage access to Howard County's health and human services providers. Free blood pressure, bone density, dental, vision, hearing and breast health screenings will be offered. A representative from the Health Department will be available to provide Flu Mist to children, ages 2 to 18, who qualify.
September 30, 2007
A century ago, Murray Hill was prized as a breezy hilltop retreat from hot, crowded downtown Annapolis and the smelly waters of the Spa Creek basin. Today, it is the place to live if you want to be able to walk to City Dock and all the shopping, dining and waterfront delights of the state's capital. Bounded by West Street on the north and Spa Creek on the south, Shaw Street on the east and Amos Garrett Boulevard on the west, Murray Hill has a rich history. In 1650s, a carpenter named Richard Acton purchased 100 acres on what is now Spa Creek.
September 28, 2007
The Southeast Horizon Council and the Howard County Health Department will hold the fifth Family Health Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at Murray Hill Middle School, 9989 Winter Sun Road, North Laurel. The event is designed to provide residents with access to Howard County's health and human service providers. Free blood pressure, dental, vision, hearing, HIV and breast health screenings are planned. A limited number of eyeglasses and hearing aids will be available. A Health Department representative will provide nasal flu vaccine to qualified children, ages 5 to 18. Health information Information will be available on health programs and local health and human service providers.
August 17, 2007
Howard County officials say they are dismayed but determined to improve after learning that for the first time two county schools failed to meet federal test standards two years in a row. Murray Hill and Oakland Mills middle schools were included on a list of 176 poor-performing schools statewide. Any school failing to meet the standards for two consecutive years is classified as"needs improvement." If a school fails five years in a row, the state may take it over. School board Chairman Diane Mikulis said yesterday that the results point out that "middle school is one area where we need to focus more attention."