July 27, 2011
What girl doesn't love a sleepover with her friends? It's all about giggling and being silly together. It's a time for sharing secrets, painting each other's nails, and munching on cheese curls and chips while watching the latest Disney princess DVD or teen romance. So it also is for the young women of the ARC of Howard County, the nonprofit that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Twice a month, they gather at the ARC's respite care house in Columbia for their own version of a sleepover, Ladies' Night Out. And while the girls are mostly 20-somethings, with a variety of intellectual and physical disabilities, they are, in many ways, typical girls who love to hang out with their friends, away from their parents.
June 27, 2011
Richard L. Moore Jr. doesn't know which of his 22 guns, locked in a bedroom and unloaded, killed 15-year-old Michael D. Brooks Jr. after a sleepover Saturday morning. His collection included black powder pistols, Western revolvers and military-style firearms, he said Monday. It was a handgun, is all police will say about the weapon that killed Michael. The shooter was an 11-year-old boy, police said, and Michael was struck at least once in the head in what appeared to be an accident inside an apartment in Cherry Hill.
June 26, 2011
Baltimore police have identified the teenage victim of a fatal shooting which occurred after a sleepover in Cherry Hill Saturday morning. Michael Brooks, 15, was shot and killed by an unidentified 11-year-old who was apparently playing with a gun, police said. Police could not say how many times Brooks was shot or who owned the gun. The gun was secured in the house, but the children had found a key or passcode to unlock it, said police spokesman Kevin Brown. As of Sunday morning, no charges have been filed against the shooter or any adults who may have been present, Brown said.
June 25, 2011
A Baltimore boy who was apparently playing with a gun shot and killed a 15-year-old friend Saturday morning in Cherry Hill, Baltimore police said. Police could not say Saturday how many times the boy was shot or who owned the gun. The gun was secured in the house, but the children had found a key or passcode to unlock it, said police spokesman Kevin Brown. The shooter, who was either 11 or 12 years old, was not being charged at this time because the killing appeared to be an accident, he said.
September 2, 2009
The nonprofit group that promotes Baltimore living isn't just hoping that relocating BRAC workers will move to the city. It's busing them in for a weekend tour. Live Baltimore will pick up a busload of Fort Monmouth personnel and contractors in New Jersey and bring them to Baltimore Sept. 12 and 13, the first overnight stay the group has organized. Workers will go to the "Buying Into Baltimore" home-buying fair on the first day, which is open to anyone, and will get a BRAC-only tour the following day. Nearly 40 people have signed up. "We thought it would be a great way to show more of the city," said Anna Custer, executive director of Live Baltimore.
October 24, 2007
Halloween -- Columbia Gym and Supreme Sports Club are offering Halloween activities for children and teenagers: a Halloween Boo Bash for ages 3 to 10 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday; a Halloween sleepover for ages 7 to 12 from 8 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; a Halloween skating party from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; and a Halloween basketball party from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. There may be a fee for activities. For a listing of events and locations: www.columbiaassociation.com/HalloweenEvents.