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By Ormand Cunningham Guest columnist | April 21, 1991
On March 25, the Taylorsville-Winfield Lions Club celebrated their 37 years of community service in memory of Lion Dave Will.Our guest speaker for the evening was the principal of South Carroll High School, Dave Booz. It was an excellent program, with 36 of our members and their wives attending. If you have a teen-ager attending South Carroll and get a chance to speak with Booz, please do so.I know our communities throughout Carroll County are changing every day, with the building of new homes, highways, schools and stores.
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July 4, 2014
Sunday, July 6 First Sunday Arts Festival The event from noon to 5 p.m. will feature crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-741-3267 or firstsundayarts.com. Music by the bay The Bayside Summer Concert Series features the big band music of Ain't Misbehavin from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. No bikes, skateboards or roller skates are permitted in the concert area.
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April 16, 1996
WHEN THE Columbia Kiwanis Club lost its charter last month, the fate of Howard County's July Fourth fireworks hung in the balance. For now, the Kiwanis-arranged event is back on track. But the fact that it was ever in jeopardy should provide residents with a vivid reminder of the importance of Kiwanis and other service clubs.The Independence Day celebration over Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi cost $20,000 to stage last year. The Columbia Association and county government pitched in almost half of the sum. But it was the Kiwanians who recruited other community organizations to help with parking and clean-up, hired entertainment to perform and contracted with a firm to stage the pyrotechnics.
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May 30, 2011
Are you a pregnant woman who just discovered she's expecting twins? Better call the local chapter of Mothers of Multiples. Interested in becoming a better public speaker? Learn how with Toastmasters. Quilters, hikers, beekeepers, cooks, figure skaters, painters, British wives and even nudists have their own groups in Howard County. There's no better way to make new friends, network for business contacts, learn more about a favorite hobby or give back to the community than through the countless clubs and organizations here.
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October 15, 2006
Support for Leopold missed the mark I have bought your paper for nearly 50 years and I will continue to do so. I did not always agree with your endorsements, but I could make sense out of them. However, I cannot see how you could have possibly endorsed state Del. John R. Leopold for county executive in the Republican primary last month. You mention that he has done work for the environment; I cannot see anything outstanding that he has done for the environment. Does he now hold any job that was voted on by his peers?
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October 6, 1997
The Southern District of the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs will donate $1,500 toward the upkeep of historic Sotterley Plantation at its semiannual meeting tomorrow at the Bay Ridge Inn in Annapolis.The business meeting at 10 a.m. will be followed by a luncheon. The speaker, Gladys Vocci, president of the Baltimore Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, will discuss "Dolls Through Antiquity."The federation comprises women's community service clubs and has about 5,000 individual members, including business and professional women, and a junior division for college-age women.
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By PAT BRODOWSKI | March 1, 1995
Spring Garden Elementary salutes spring with its annual Spring Garden Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11 at the school, 700 Boxwood Drive, Hampstead.The family event features games and activities for preschoolers to fifth grade. Children must be accompanied by an adult.For families in the Spring Garden school district, it's a chance to see teachers, staff, students and parents.In addition to last year's carnival-style children's games, in which everyone received a prize, new activities will include a beanbag toss created by Boy Scouts, a basketball toss, a prize wheel and a candy wheel.
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April 24, 1999
Service clubs are alive and fighting drug abuseThe Sun's March 31 article "End of the `glory days of service clubs,' " lamented the decline of service organizations. But I'd like to suggest that they are alive and well and working for drug abuse prevention.The Office of National Drug Control Policy is part of a historic substance abuse prevention alliance of 47 civic, service, fraternal and women's organizations that represent more than 100 million members. In 1997 leaders of these groups signed an agreement calling for more than 1 million hours of volunteer service in mentoring, drug education and local activities that educate and enable America's youth to reject illegal drugs as well as alcohol and tobacco.
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By Larry Atkins | January 15, 2001
PHILADELPHIA -- There may be much groaning about the values of today's youth, but this generation is more active in volunteering and giving than perhaps any before it. According to figures from the Points of Light Foundation in Washington, 13 million teen-agers -- 59 percent of America's teen population -- volunteer more than 3.5 hours a week. A 1998 national survey reported that about one-third of students in grades seven through 12 identified volunteering and helping others as very important goals.
EXPLORE
May 30, 2011
Are you a pregnant woman who just discovered she's expecting twins? Better call the local chapter of Mothers of Multiples. Interested in becoming a better public speaker? Learn how with Toastmasters. Quilters, hikers, beekeepers, cooks, figure skaters, painters, British wives and even nudists have their own groups in Howard County. There's no better way to make new friends, network for business contacts, learn more about a favorite hobby or give back to the community than through the countless clubs and organizations here.
NEWS
October 15, 2006
Support for Leopold missed the mark I have bought your paper for nearly 50 years and I will continue to do so. I did not always agree with your endorsements, but I could make sense out of them. However, I cannot see how you could have possibly endorsed state Del. John R. Leopold for county executive in the Republican primary last month. You mention that he has done work for the environment; I cannot see anything outstanding that he has done for the environment. Does he now hold any job that was voted on by his peers?
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By Larry Atkins | January 15, 2001
PHILADELPHIA -- There may be much groaning about the values of today's youth, but this generation is more active in volunteering and giving than perhaps any before it. According to figures from the Points of Light Foundation in Washington, 13 million teen-agers -- 59 percent of America's teen population -- volunteer more than 3.5 hours a week. A 1998 national survey reported that about one-third of students in grades seven through 12 identified volunteering and helping others as very important goals.
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April 24, 1999
Service clubs are alive and fighting drug abuseThe Sun's March 31 article "End of the `glory days of service clubs,' " lamented the decline of service organizations. But I'd like to suggest that they are alive and well and working for drug abuse prevention.The Office of National Drug Control Policy is part of a historic substance abuse prevention alliance of 47 civic, service, fraternal and women's organizations that represent more than 100 million members. In 1997 leaders of these groups signed an agreement calling for more than 1 million hours of volunteer service in mentoring, drug education and local activities that educate and enable America's youth to reject illegal drugs as well as alcohol and tobacco.
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | March 31, 1999
Across America, Moose, Elk and Lions are becoming endangered species. The Junior Chamber of Commerce is getting a bit senior. Optimists' numbers look, well, less than optimistic.The ranks of traditional service organizations are thinning at the end of the 1990s -- making it harder for groups that once united main streets to accomplish their missions of community service.The reasons are many.Two-career couples, now commuting from suburbs and exurbs, have less time to commit to organizations, particularly those with lots of meetings.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 7, 1999
LET ME tell you about some people who are making a difference in the community. They come from the business world, private sector and churches. Their efforts have not gone unnoticed, and this week their dedication and service to others were recognized by two local clubs.The Linthicum Lions Club honored "Linthicum's Best" on Monday at Our Place Restaurant.Joe Owens, general manager of the Red Roof Inn at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, was named Linthicum's Best Business Person for 1999.
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October 6, 1997
The Southern District of the Maryland Federation of Women's Clubs will donate $1,500 toward the upkeep of historic Sotterley Plantation at its semiannual meeting tomorrow at the Bay Ridge Inn in Annapolis.The business meeting at 10 a.m. will be followed by a luncheon. The speaker, Gladys Vocci, president of the Baltimore Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, will discuss "Dolls Through Antiquity."The federation comprises women's community service clubs and has about 5,000 individual members, including business and professional women, and a junior division for college-age women.
NEWS
July 4, 2014
Sunday, July 6 First Sunday Arts Festival The event from noon to 5 p.m. will feature crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. Free. Information: 410-741-3267 or firstsundayarts.com. Music by the bay The Bayside Summer Concert Series features the big band music of Ain't Misbehavin from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Downs Park, 8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena. No bikes, skateboards or roller skates are permitted in the concert area.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 7, 1999
LET ME tell you about some people who are making a difference in the community. They come from the business world, private sector and churches. Their efforts have not gone unnoticed, and this week their dedication and service to others were recognized by two local clubs.The Linthicum Lions Club honored "Linthicum's Best" on Monday at Our Place Restaurant.Joe Owens, general manager of the Red Roof Inn at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, was named Linthicum's Best Business Person for 1999.
NEWS
April 16, 1996
WHEN THE Columbia Kiwanis Club lost its charter last month, the fate of Howard County's July Fourth fireworks hung in the balance. For now, the Kiwanis-arranged event is back on track. But the fact that it was ever in jeopardy should provide residents with a vivid reminder of the importance of Kiwanis and other service clubs.The Independence Day celebration over Columbia's Lake Kittamaqundi cost $20,000 to stage last year. The Columbia Association and county government pitched in almost half of the sum. But it was the Kiwanians who recruited other community organizations to help with parking and clean-up, hired entertainment to perform and contracted with a firm to stage the pyrotechnics.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1995
Anne Arundel County planned to spend $30,000 to create six-tenths of an acre of marsh but instead is getting almost three times as much wetland because it bought into a service club's project.The deal came about because the county had to create about a half-acre of marsh to make up for wetlands destroyed in rebuilding Turkey Point Bridge.County officials put the available money into an Annapolis Rotary Club project to stabilize shoreline at South River Farm Park.For the same amount it would have had to spend anyway, the county acquired 1.5 acres of marsh.
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