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June 6, 1996
Police logPasadena: Someone broke into Downs Memorial Park overnight Saturday, pulled up fencing around a hawk cage and released the birds, county police said.Pub Date: 6/06/96
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June 16, 2014
Monday was the last day of school for public school students in Baltimore and Baltimore County, and the rest of the area school systems will wrap up by week's end. For most students, parents and educators, this will be remembered as a challenging (and extended) year with stronger-than-usual storms stemming from both a brutal winter and a debate about education reform. Call it the year of the common snow. The temptation after such a trying nine months might be to regard the next several purely as vacation time - at least once matters of child care, summer camp or family getaways are factored in. And while there ought to be a certain amount of fun and family time in the life of every school-age child, the mistake would be to regard education purely as something that takes place only in the context of the 185-day school calendar.
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NEWS
May 29, 2005
The east Columbia branch library will throw a party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11 to kick off its summer reading program, "Wild About Reading!" Visitors can register for the reading program, enjoy shows and strolling entertainers and purchase refreshments. Entertainers will include Sam "The Muleman" Miller, who plays guitar, sings and is to emcee the event, and poet Truth Thomas. Class Acts on Tour will perform The Elephant's Child. Also on hand will be the Kangaroo Kids precision jump-rope team, and magician Mike Rose who will perform a "Wild About Reading Magic Show," an interactive comedy that includes mind-reading stunts and sleight of hand.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
The Baltimore County Public Library's Summer Reading Club launches Monday, offering programs for kids of all ages. The club is free and features the opportunity to win prizes. Library officials say reading four to five books during the summer can help prevent the loss of reading skills acquired over the school year. Materials for the club will be ready for pickup starting Monday. People can sign up at local library branches or online at bcpl.info/summerreading . Elementary school kids will receive a game board to fill out with stickers throughout the summer as they read books.
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By VICKI WELLFORD | June 20, 1995
The kickoff for the summer reading program will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Odenton branch library, at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Provinces branch and at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday at the Crofton branch.The events are open to all children entering kindergarten through sixth grade this fall. There also will be events for preschoolers.The seven-week program is free. To register, stop by your local library anytime before Aug. 4. When you register, pick up a summer reading starter kit and complete your detective badge to hang in the library.
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By Robert Redding and Robert Redding,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2001
On a hot summer day, 12-year- old Jenny Delcher could be hanging out with friends or watching TV. Instead, she volunteers two hours a week at the Baltimore County Public Library's Towson branch, signing up younger kids for the library's summer reading program, walking them through the program's reading game and handing out prizes. "It's a nice thing to do to help little kids," said Jenny, a seventh-grader at Ridgely Middle School. She is one of 56 middle school volunteers working at the Towson branch and is among 638 such volunteers countywide who are helping younger children while earning community service credits.
NEWS
July 15, 1994
In an article Tuesday about Baltimore County's summer reading program, the address for the International Reading Association was incorrect. The address is 800 Barksdale Road, Box 8139, Newark, Del. 19714.The Sun regrets the errors.
NEWS
April 24, 2005
The Harford County Public Library Foundation has received a $12,000 donation from HAR-CO Maryland Federal Credit Union. The gift will be used to support the library's summer reading program, the library said. "This gift represents the largest single award by a business partner to the HCPL Foundation," said Vanessa Milio, library development specialist. "We thank HAR-CO for their continued support of the library and for the donation of $12,000 to support our very popular summer reading program," said Audra L. Caplan, director of the library.
NEWS
July 1, 1993
Library theater to bring children's stories to lifeProfessional actors will use props and costumes to bring children's stories to life at the Riviera Beach library July 7.The Interact Story Theatre will stage free performances at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. for preschool and elementary school children as part of the library's annual Summer Reading Program.Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.A 10 a.m. show is also planned the same day at the Brooklyn Park library.The Summer Reading Program runs from June 14 to July 23 and includes reading games, special events and prizes.
NEWS
October 8, 2000
Cecil Elementary wins library award in reading program BALTIMORE - Cecil Elementary School had the highest participation among all city schools in the Enoch Pratt Free Library's annual summer reading program, the fourth year in a row that Cecil has won the library's Director's Cup award in the program. In all, 250 Cecil Elementary pupils - 61 percent of the student body - took part in the program, reading a total of 2,514 books. Citywide, more than 7,300 children finished the summer reading program.
EXPLORE
June 5, 2012
Don't forget the Second Sunday Market on Tonge Row, next scheduled for Sunday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local crops are coming in, making this charming market all the more interesting. And, organizers have added attractions such artisan cheeses - and there are always Nathan's delicious breads. It's easy to have lunch, just grazing around the stalls. See you there. The entries in the Ellicott City Restoration Foundation's annual photo contest - f eaturing views of the historic district-- are now on display at the Howard County Historical Society Museum, 8328 Court Avenue in the historic district.
EXPLORE
May 24, 2011
Hamilton Arts Collective — 5502 Harford Road., presents Gimme Shelter Poetry Reading, May 28, 7:30 p.m. $5 donations accepted. Call 410-444-4272 or go to info@hamiltonarts.org . Baltimore Rock Opera Society — presents the BROS Double Feature, May 27-June 12, at Autograph Playhouse (the former Showtime Theatre) in Charles Village, featuring two original, live, rock operas, "Amphion" and "The Terrible Secret of Lunastus. " General admission is $15 general, $12 for artists, seniors and students.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2010
A family's school year routines dissolve into chaos in the summer, to be replaced by a schedule as loose fitting as a beach coverall and just as informal. It is the same every summer, but mothers stubbornly attempt again each year to pull together something that resembles a daily routine, even if it is only a meal or a bath. (OK. Maybe not a bath.) I am watching this happen again this year, and I have to laugh. Such good intentions. Such determination. And it will all have fallen apart by the Fourth of July.
NEWS
June 5, 2008
Sewage spill blamed on outage An estimated 14,000 gallons of sanitary sewage overflowed early yesterday from the Merrymount Sewage Pumping Station on Ben Valley Road near Liberty and Rolling roads, the county Public Works Department said. The discharge, which lasted about 75 minutes, had minor environmental impact because of recent heavy rains, officials said. The overflow was caused by a power outage about 12:15 a.m. that knocked out an automatic control system, officials said. County environmental officials said they will monitor the overflow site, which is next to Bens Run. Countywide Library starting reading program The county public library system will open its summer reading program, "Catch the Reading Bug," on Monday and continue it through Aug. 2. Children can register by age group and get a reading log from any library branch, making them eligible for a $50 bookstore gift card in a July 7 drawing.
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By KATHLEEN PARKER | August 30, 2007
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- A visitor well versed in Southern stereotypes might be disappointed to discover that the indigenous people of this upstate community harbor a passion not for a benighted Confederacy, but for literature. In fact, few places in the nation are doing more to advance literacy than this historic textile mill town, where books are free and reading is rewarded. Last week marked the second year of Spartanburg High School's summer reading program, an innovative approach to literacy that is the brainchild of Kathie Bennett, an international flight attendant and mother of a local high school student.
NEWS
August 5, 2007
Harford County Executive David R. Craig has announced the appointment of C. John Sullivan III as deputy chief of staff for the Division of Agriculture, effective immediately. Sullivan, 35, of Jarrettsville, has served as the Harford County agricultural coordinator for more than nine years. In that capacity, he was liaison to the agricultural industry for the county executive and government. He also was responsible for performing market research and analysis and developing key agriculture programs for the county.
NEWS
June 28, 1998
Area schools, libraries and literacy programs use volunteers to help children or adults improve reading skills. Among those in need of volunteers are:Baltimore County public libraries are seeking middle school students to help in a summer reading program. Students can earn service learning hours. A brief training session is required. Information: neighborhood libraries.If your school or organization is seeking volunteer reading tutors and would like to be included in this listing, call Sundial, 410-783-1800, and enter code 6130.
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