October 12, 1997
Thanks to those who covered and gave for veteransI would like to thank the coverage of the Disabled American Veterans collecting money for the "Forget Me Not" drive. Plus, I would like to thank all who gave. The money is used for veterans services.We meet at the Westminster VFW Hall, 519 Poole Road, at 7: 30 p.m. on the third Tuesday.William B. Rau IIIWestminsterThe writer is junior vice commander of the Westminster chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars.Pub Date: 10/12/97
April 21, 1996
25 years ago (week of April 18-24, 1971):Builders attended a public session of the County Council to protest proposed amendments to the building code. One source of consternation was the proposed introduction of stricter safety standards for the construction of townhouses, which included the addition of fire-resistant walls between units.50 years ago (week of April 14-20, 1946):The Yingling-Ridgely Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars held its inaugural meeting at the Ellicott City fire station, becoming the first VFW post in Howard County.
October 14, 2008
On Sunday, October 12, 2008, Frank Joseph Kavalesky, Jr., The family will receive friends at the family owned Peaceful Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Center, P.A., 2325 York Road, Timonium, on Wednesday, October 15, from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM, with a service by the VFW Charles Evering Post #6506, beginning at 7:30 PM. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date. The family asks that contributions in Frank's name be made to the charity of your choice.
April 22, 2013
Keller Curtis of Fallston and his father, Richard Tibbetts of Bel Air, participated in the first "Wall Washing" of the year April 13 at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., to pay respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The event was sponsored through New Day USA, a Maryland-based mortgage lender that is the exclusive lender for the VFW. They help veterans with their housing needs.
July 30, 2006
On July 25, 2006 FRANCIS S.; beloved husband of Virginia (nee Krach); father of Sharon Horstman and the late Frank D. Rielly; father-in-law of William E. Horstman; brother of Joy Gassinger and the late Doris Everding and the late HEnry Everding and the late Donald Rielly; grandfather of Casi Horstman. Private Funeral Services will be held at Garrison Forest Veteran's Cemetery. Arrangements by ELINE FUNERAL HOME, Reisterstown, MD. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the VFW Post 521, 214 Tollgate Rd., Owings Mills, MD 21117.
May 22, 1996
HARUNDALE PRESBYTERIAN Church will play host to a mother-daughter banquet at 6 tonight in the fellowship hall, 1020 Eastway.The dinner is free to members of the church and their guests and will include a fashion show of wedding dresses "through the years," said coordinator Becky Valenta."
July 21, 1991
The Epilepsy Association of Maryland Inc. honored Barbara J. Cysyk of Johns Hopkins Hospital and Michael T. Bornemann of East Baltimore Resources with the EAM's 1991 Outstanding Public Education Volunteer award for their efforts in educating the public about epilepsy.*At a recent Ladies Auxiliary VFW convention in Ocean City, Sandi Gosnell was voted guard, Bertha Fisher was named safety chairman and Betty Fisk was named chief of staff. All are members of Yingling Ridgley Auxiliary 7472 in Ellicott City.
February 20, 2008
Battalion Chief Charles T. King Jr. of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services has been given the National Gold Medal Award for Emergency Medical Technicians, the county executive's office announced last week. The award, from the Veterans of Foreign Wars, recognizes one EMT from around the nation each year for such qualities as experience, training, accomplishments and community service. "I want to thank the VFW for recognizing the important work of emergency medical service providers and for selecting me for this honor," King said in a statement.
October 16, 2008
Al Hernandez screens phone calls to his Ellicott City home these days because cancer surgery nearly destroyed a muscle in his right thigh two years ago and he tires of rushing, cane in hand, to grab the handset. Callers hear the Vietnam veteran's taped instructions about leaving a message, followed by a cheery "Semper Fi!" and a rousing recording of a few bars of the Marine Corps hymn. While his sign-off is the abbreviated form of semper fidelis, which is Latin for "always faithful," it would have been easy for the 58-year-old Marine to lose faith after a series of health setbacks left him unable to work and in considerable pain, he said.
July 29, 1993
How hard can it be to hit an oversized softball, especially if the pitcher is blindfolded or pitching behind his back?Just ask Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays or Roberto Clemente, all of whom are among 14,000 batters on Eddie Feigner's strikeout list. They'll tell you how confident they were until they figured out three strikes later that Feigner was every bit as tough a pitcher as Nolan Ryan or Sandy Koufax.For 48 years, Feigner has been on the road entertaining more than 18 million people. He has been everywhere -- 98 countries, places as diverse as Saudi Arabia, the local VFW and the Hollywood studios.