May 19, 2011
When Tomi Williams moved to Howard County from Ann Arbor, Mich., as a sixth-grader, he made a huge effort to make new friends. Sometimes, he says, he went a bit too far, becoming the class clown to get their attention. When his efforts backfired, his mother opted for a year and a half of home schooling midway through seventh grade. Williams later arrived at River Hill High School grounded and mature enough to win over not only his schoolmates but peers throughout the county. Now a junior, Williams was recently named next year's student member to the county Board of Education, earning the votes of students in middle and high schools.
December 27, 2009
C ounty and state elected officials see nothing but dark fiscal skies for the next year, but there is a silver lining, too, courtesy of the growing federal presence at Fort Meade, where thousands of new jobs and billions of new dollars are heading. No, it's not the much-ballyhooed Base Realignment and Closing, or BRAC, bonanza, though those jobs are welcome. The likely establishment of a beefed-up cyber-security agency and the addition of up to 15,000 new jobs beyond what BRAC is bringing will have a major impact, not to mention 14,000 jobs from increased hiring by the National Security Agency.
May 17, 2009
A gardening clinic will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Library, 2350 Route 97 in Cooksville, on May 26.For more information, call 410-313-5577. Around town 'Arm Yourself with Knowledge' series: Program designed for and limited to seniors, features Lila Boor of the Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs and Pfc. Holly Burnham of the Howard County Police Department speaking on "Home Repair Fraud" at 10 a.m. Sunday at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane. Call 410-730-3987 or 410-730-4744.
May 10, 2009
The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will offer plant clinics at the library from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m Monday and May 26. Information: 410-313-5577. hclibrary.org. around town Sports camps : The River Hill Boosters will sponsor summer sports camps at River Hill High School in Clarksville. The camps are designed to help young athletes improve basic skills. Weekly camps begin June 15 and run 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. More than 20 camps will be offered this summer, including football, soccer, baseball, softball, tennis, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, cross county, track and field, cheerleading, weight training, wrestling and dance.
April 26, 2009
Summer reading at Glenwood The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will offer an orientation for volunteers for the library's Summer Reading Club. High school volunteers, ages 13 to 17, who help library staff with the club and other tasks, can earn service hours toward graduation. Those interested should submit a volunteer application; qualified applicants will be invited to attend a training session at the branch where they will volunteer. Training sessions will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 2 and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 5. Applications are available at www.hclibrary.
March 22, 2009
Healing program for returning veterans The Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, will offer "A Day of Healing, A Day of Hope: Coming Home More Fully for Veterans and Spouses," a workshop guided by Ann Bracken, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. The program uses expressive arts and a spiritually based approach to help veterans and their spouses heal the physical and psychological wounds of war. Those who attend can participate in writing exercises, create a "Collage of Hope" and experience a ritual of healing and re-integration.