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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2011
"Faith makes all things possible. Bravery makes all things easier. And love creates happiness," read the message on the inside of a handmade Valentine's Day card. And it was signed, "With a universe full of love, Sophie. " It was one of dozens of valentines made for members of the military in hospitals or overseas by teenagers from Baltimore schools, just one of the service projects students undertook on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. "I know what it is like to have someone in the military," said Michael Roundtree, a senior at New Era Academy and one of the student leaders of the service day. His brother is a Marine in Afghanistan.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2013
The first week of 2014 could bring an inch or more of snow to Baltimore, according to a National Weather Service forecast. Rain on Thursday is expected to turn into snow before midnight, the forecast predicts, with a 60 percent chance of more than an inch accumulation across the area. The fast-moving storm, made up of low-pressure systems from Northern Mexico and Canada, will most likely dust the region as it moves out to sea, said Dan Hoffman, a meteorologist based in the weather service's Sterling, Va., office.
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October 25, 1994
The Columbia Council has established a grant program of $1,000 to fund community service projects initiated by high school students who live on Columbia Association-assessed property.Up to $250 will be awarded to those projects meeting the community service criteria established by the Columbia Council.Applications and a copy of the criteria are available at high schools, village centers, the Columbia Association at 10221 Wincopin Circle and the Members Service Center at The Mall in Columbia.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
Victoria Hopkins-Rheubottom - sporting a purple wig and team gear from head to toe - played the part of unofficial Ravens cheerleader Friday at the Inner Harbor for a visit from the "Today Show," part of the countdown to Super Bowl Sunday. The Southwest Baltimore woman, a retired federal government worker, said she's proud of the team and excited for Baltimore's turn in the national spotlight. The waterfront rally, the second this week, brought hundreds together. "When you're a Ravens fan, it doesn't matter - you're a Ravens fan," Hopkins-Rheubottom said.
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By Vicki Wellford and Vicki Wellford,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 14, 1997
THE ODENTON Kiwanis Club will have a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Super Fresh store in Odenton Shopping Center. The profits will help pay for the club's youth and community service projects.For information, call Jean McConville at (410) 923-6251 or Donna Kulak at (301) 621-7277.VFW meetingOdenton's VFW Post 5172 will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Odenton Kiwanis Club Building, 1363 Becknel Ave in Odenton.For more information, call post service officer Alexander M. Buinickas at 301-621-9679.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | February 10, 1998
Anne Arundel's Republican delegates are trying to get county public school students out of performing the 75 hours of community service required for graduation in Maryland.Their bill, introduced in the House last week, would allow the Anne Arundel school board to lift the requirement. Efforts in previous years to end the requirement statewide have failed.The requirement, known as service learning, takes up class time as students do such things as scrape gum off desks, said Del. James E. Rzepkowski, one of the sponsors.
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September 7, 1994
A Pennsylvania man was injured yesterday when the car he was driving was struck by a dump truck at the intersection of Route 175 and Dobbin Road, Howard County police said.John Koltonowski, of Butler, Pa., was reported in fair condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday.Police said the driver of the truck, Michael Machen of the 100 block of Sunlight Circle in Ferndale, was not injured.Mr. Machen will be charged with running a stop light, said Cpl. Fred Von Briesen of the traffic enforcement section.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | February 10, 1998
Anne Arundel's Republican delegates are trying to get county public school students out of performing the 75 hours of community service required for graduation in Maryland.Their bill, introduced in the House last week, would allow the Anne Arundel school board to lift the requirement. Efforts in previous years to end the requirement statewide have failed.The requirement, known as service learning, takes up class time as students do such things as scrape gum off desks, said Del. James E. Rzepkowski, one of the sponsors.
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September 8, 1994
Two robbers held up a 21-year-old pizza delivery man Monday night, taking his wallet and two medium-sized pizzas at a Long Reach townhouse community.Mark Beckwith, 21, of Ellicott City was not injured in the 11:45 p.m. robbery in the 5400 block of White Mane. He was an employee at the Pizza Boli's store in Oakland Mills, police said.Police said Mr. Beckwith was making a delivery when he was approached by two men from behind as he left his vehicle.One of the men put a hard object, possibly a gun, to the back of Mr. Beckwith's head and ordered him to turn over money.
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writer | May 2, 1992
Maryland should put fewer prisoners in costly jails and more into home monitoring and community service, according to a new study prepared by a gubernatorial task force.The study, recently presented to Gov. William Donald Schaefer, gives the state a 15-point blueprint for alternatives to incarceration."Throughout the nation, all components of the criminal justice system have been excessively taxed due to the burgeoning offender population," the report says. "The incessant building of physical plants to house inmates has continued to drain economic resources."
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2012
The National Weather Service has launched a pilot project in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas that aims to help local leaders better respond to weather emergencies, officials said Saturday. As part of the initiative, the weather service has added three specialists who will be available to staff local emergency centers, like the Maryland Emergency Management Agency's command center, during extreme weather events. Officials also plan to provide more information on how weather might impact society and how governments can prepare, better explanations of the possibilities within weather forecasts, and better maps of flood threats.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2012
Military past and present came together Friday morning on a patch of farmland that played a key role in the defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812. Armed with the weapons of landscaping, 55 sailors and Marines in town for the Star-Spangled Sailabration reclaimed the ground around Todd's Inheritance Historic Site from years of neglect. "Does everyone know their assignment?" asked Larry Leone, an officer on the historic site's board. "Destroy bushes," barked Marines. In just three hours, massive boxwoods gave ground, hostile wasps beat a retreat and tree-strangling vines and poison ivy were neutralized.
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By Lisa Peklo | May 26, 2011
Glenelg High School Key Club President Emily Schweich couldn't be prouder than she is when she boasts that a club, which had less than 20 members a few years ago, can now claim more than 54 members. The active club is involved in a passel of community service activities, including a late spring endeavor which involved writing letters for children who attend Deaf Camps Inc., a volunteer-run nonprofit camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. The letters the Key Club members wrote will insure that all campers will receive mail during mail call in their first week at camp.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2011
"Faith makes all things possible. Bravery makes all things easier. And love creates happiness," read the message on the inside of a handmade Valentine's Day card. And it was signed, "With a universe full of love, Sophie. " It was one of dozens of valentines made for members of the military in hospitals or overseas by teenagers from Baltimore schools, just one of the service projects students undertook on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. "I know what it is like to have someone in the military," said Michael Roundtree, a senior at New Era Academy and one of the student leaders of the service day. His brother is a Marine in Afghanistan.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,sun reporter | January 10, 2007
While other students are relaxing during Howard Community College's winter break, 19-year-old Amber Gillette of Laurel is planning to do hard labor, knocking down walls and tearing up floors for free. "I'm looking forward to that," she said. Gillette is one of 10 HCC students who have decided to spend their break rehabilitating houses in Mississippi to help people who were affected by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The group leaves tomorrow under the guidance of Carol Parreco, coordinator of service learning for the college.
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By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 18, 2006
A battle of the bands, a food-can construction contest and a gift mart that helps people around the world are just a few of the programs that Anne Arundel Community College students have organized as part of their involvement with the college's Center for Learning Through Service. The center, which opened in 2001 and has paired thousands of students with organizations that need their help, recently reached a milestone when the value of its services passed the $1 million mark. "It's really about matching needs," said Cathleen Doyle, who has been the center's program coordinator since the beginning.
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By Vicki Wellford | July 31, 1991
Meade Senior High School will conduct an orientation for incoming ninth-graders at 1 p.m., Aug. 29, in the auditorium.Students and parents are invited to meet the staff, watch a slide presentation, tourthe school and get opening-day information.For more information, call the school at 674-7710.*The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce and Hayward Baker Inc. will sponsor a half-day workshop, "Environmental Issues: Practical Information You Need to Know" from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 20, at the Fort Meade Officers' Club.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | October 17, 1993
Volunteers will break out the paint brushes and stepladders Saturday to spruce up a Union Bridge house in this year's main Carroll County event for Community Service Day.The work will mark the first time Union Bridge has participated in the statewide event, said Mayor Perry L. Jones Jr.He said the house, which is next to the new Union Bridge Town Office and belongs to George and Kathy Keeney, is in need of exterior painting.Mrs. Keeney is fighting cancer, Mr. Jones said, and the Town Council thought the couple could use the help.
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April 23, 2006
CENTRAL High school to present play, auction Westminster High School Theatre will go back to the 1950s era of poodle skirts, drive-in movies and the Ed Sullivan Show for its spring musical, Bye Bye Birdie. Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium at 1225 Washington Road. The National Art Honor Society will hold an art auction from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the main gym. Original artwork, painted furniture, baked goods and face painting will be featured.
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October 7, 2005
Yom Kippur services at Lubavitch Center The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane in Columbia, will hold services for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on Wednesday evening and Thursday. Kol Nidre, the opening service for the most solemn day of the Jewish year, will begin at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Yiskor, a memorial service for the departed, will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the Ne'ilah service, the closing prayer of the day, will begin at 6:15 p.m. There will be a time to rest from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m., when Minchah, the afternoon prayer, will begin.
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