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November 17, 1991
Name: Opal G. BrowerAge: 84Activities/hobbies: Brower volunteers at three county schools in the media centers of Bates Middle School, Glen Burnie Park Elementaryand Crofton Woods Elementary. This is her 13th year volunteering.Organization's comments: "I don't have a lot of volunteers here, so I was real happy to get her," said Mona Mandley, media specialist at Glen Burnie Park. "The children know her. They look forward to her coming each week." Brower is a volunteer through the county Department of Aging's Retired Senior volunteer Program.
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By Kevin Harrison | December 31, 1995
The volunteer: Susan Blackstone, who has a doctorate in environmental virology -- the study of viruses found in water -- can find plenty of volunteer opportunities at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in the southwestern corner of Anne Arundel County.Ms. Blackstone, an Edgewater resident, has been a volunteer at the park for nearly all the 10 years it has been open and serves on the board of Friends of Jug Bay. Her daughter, Chrissy, 15, also volunteers at the sanctuary.Volunteer's comments: "I read about [Jug Bay]
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By Kevin Harrison | December 12, 1993
Audrey Stivali of ArnoldVolunteer work: Ms. Stivali has been a volunteer with the Annapolis branch of the Salvation Army for 40 years and heads the Ladies League there.Volunteer's comments: "When my husband, Robert, was alive we would come in together on our days off and take our vacations during Christmas so we could work here."I've been a member of the Salvation Army Church since 1965."I enjoy helping out very much. As long as my health holds out, I'll keep doing what I can. I get a lot, a lot of joy from working here."
NEWS
December 3, 1995
The volunteer: Orlie Reid, an Annapolis resident and psychotherapist, was recently honored as one of "Maryland's Most Beautiful People" at the annual volunteer awards ceremony sponsored by the Maryland You Are Beautiful campaign.Mr. Reid, the Anne Arundel County recipient, was recognized for his work with Annapolis High School students as director of Concerned Black Males of Annapolis.As part of this group, Mr. Reid and five other adults, accompanied 13 teen-agers to China, a learning experience that Mr. Reid called a dream come true.
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By Kevin Harrison | May 28, 1995
$TC The Volunteer: Roger Little, a longtime Glen Burnie resident, was this year's recipient of the Richard Carter Memorial Award.In addition to his many years of involvement with Scout Troop 780, Mr. Little is an active member of the Glen Burnie Improvement Association (GBIA). He has served on that organization's board of directors and is assistant chairman for this year's Glen Burnie Carnival.Mr. Little, who is an assistant Scout Master for Troop 780, has been involved with scouting for about 15 year.
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By Kevin Harrison | September 10, 1995
Although Winifred Kelly celebrated her 90th birthday in July, she continues to work her in garden, donating much of what she grows to families that need some assistance."
NEWS
By Kevin Harrison | November 6, 1994
DAVE SCUDDERVolunteer work: After retiring as the owner of a business, Mr. Scudder took on another job as a volunteer.He works several days a week for First Night Annapolis, the New Year's Eve celebration in the historic district, is an active member of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Auxiliary and is a volunteer at the Annapolis branch of the county library.Volunteer's comments: "As far as First Night goes, at this point we're basically contacting the supporters of First Night and the performers.
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By Kevin Harrison | October 8, 1995
The volunteers: Beth Ohnesorge and Sue Brickley are volunteers at the Patchwork Porch, a nonprofit craft consignment shop sponsored by the Fort Meade Officers' Wives' Club.Mrs. Ohnesorge, an Odenton resident and a member of the wives club, manages the shop. She worked at a similar one when her husband was stationed in Munich, Germany. She became involved in the shop shortly after they arrived at Fort Meade in January.Mrs. Brickley, who lives on the Army post, painted the shop's interior during the summer.
NEWS
By Kevin Harrison | June 25, 1995
The Volunteer: Kenneth Levendoski served the South Baltimore neighborhood near Harbor Hospital Center for 25 years as a Baltimore police officer. Now retired, he's back in the neighborhood as a volunteer at the hospital.Mr. Levendoski has lived in Glen Burnie for more than 20 years and has been a volunteer at Harbor Hospital Center for about a year. He has logged many hours of service and now spends three to four days a week in the purchasing department.For him, volunteering at the hospital is a way of returning a favor.
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By Kevin Harrison | March 6, 1994
Volunteer work: Mr. and Mrs. Collins volunteer an average of 60 hours a month, singing and performing at six nursing homes, three senior centers and Crownsville State Hospital.Before and after her performances, Mrs. Collins talks to the audience. "She does the talking, while I do the tuning," said Mr. Collins.Volunteers' comment: "I'm sort of the rhythm section," Mrs. Collins said. "The songs we do bring back memories to the people. We play the songs that they remember, and that makes them feel good.
NEWS
October 29, 1995
The volunteer: James Hubbard's volunteer work may be described best by John Donohue, a friend and president of the Severna Park Optimist Club: "Jim has dedicated his life to serving youth and the community of Severna Park giving unselfishly of his time and talents to community groups in scores of activities for the betterment of youth and the entire Severna Park community."He is deeply involved in the Optimist-sponsored Oratorical and Essay Contest on local, state and national levels."He has spearheaded the club's involvement with Youth Recognition and Crossing Guard Recognition programs, the Severna Park Assistance Network, Students Against Drunk Driving and the Hugh O'Brian Leadership Seminars, to name only a few."
NEWS
October 22, 1995
The volunteers: George and Pauline Bottiger, married 61 years, have been volunteers for Meals on Wheels since 1982, occasionally making two or three trips a week to pick up and deliver dinners to the homebound.The Bottigers drive from St. John's Lutheran Church in Ferndale to pick up hot and cold meals in Baltimore, then deliver them to residents in Curtis Bay and Brooklyn Park.In addition to delivering meals, the Bottigers are also route chairpersons, in charge of scheduling volunteers and making certain someone is always available to make deliveries.
NEWS
By Kevin Harrison | October 8, 1995
The volunteers: Beth Ohnesorge and Sue Brickley are volunteers at the Patchwork Porch, a nonprofit craft consignment shop sponsored by the Fort Meade Officers' Wives' Club.Mrs. Ohnesorge, an Odenton resident and a member of the wives club, manages the shop. She worked at a similar one when her husband was stationed in Munich, Germany. She became involved in the shop shortly after they arrived at Fort Meade in January.Mrs. Brickley, who lives on the Army post, painted the shop's interior during the summer.
NEWS
By Kevin Harrison | September 10, 1995
Although Winifred Kelly celebrated her 90th birthday in July, she continues to work her in garden, donating much of what she grows to families that need some assistance."
NEWS
By Kevin Harrison | August 27, 1995
The volunteer: As a volunteer at the Cancer Resource and Support Center (CaRES) in Pasadena, Bob Law has been "eager to take on any job no matter how big or small," according to Louisa Marks, the program's executive director.Mr. Law, who has survived cancer, also participates in some of the CaRES programs and attends a weekly "Sharing and Coping" support group.During his stint as a volunteer, Mr. Law has worked on mailings, delivered a newsletter to area doctors' offices, checked out electronic items donated to the organization's Next to New thrift shop and staffed the CaRES booth at community fairs.
NEWS
By KEVIN HARRISON | August 13, 1995
The volunteer: Jennifer Chea, 17, has been a volunteer in the pediatrics department at North Arundel Hospital since October.The Crofton resident was one of several volunteers serving as a counselor at "Camp SuperKids" last week, a summer camp for children with asthma at Anne Arundel Community College. It was sponsored by the hospital and American Lung Association.Jennifer supervised a group of three children while they participated in activities such as making crafts and swimming in the college's indoor pool.
NEWS
By Kevin Harrison | November 20, 1994
MILLIE GORHAMAbout the volunteer: Mrs. Gorham has long been a volunteer at the Crofton branch library.A native of Washington D.C., she retired after 28 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, where she handled grants for educational institutions.Mrs. Gorham and her husband, Lewis Gorham, have been residents of Crofton for more than 20 years and are members of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Odenton.They have two sons and four grandchildren.Erika Burke, the volunteer coordinator at the Crofton library, said in a letter that Mrs. Gorham "holds the record for the longest service" of all the volunteers at the branch.
NEWS
By Kevin Harrison | April 23, 1995
The Volunteers: Joann Federanich of Severn and Audrey Dooley of Rivera Beach are volunteers in a new patient relations program at North Arundel Hospital.Mrs. Federanich also volunteers one day a week at one of the hospital's information desks, and Mrs. Dooley is active in Mount Carmel United Methodist Church in Pasadena.About the program: Gail Dym, director of volunteer services at North Arundel, says the volunteers ensure that patients admitted through the emergency room and their families get information and assistance.
NEWS
By Kevin Harrison | August 6, 1995
The Volunteer: Sean Oakley,15, "is just really a fine junior member of the junior volunteer corps," said Anne Heil, the volunteer coordinator for Harbor Hospital Center.Sean, who will be a junior at Chesapeake High School, learned about the volunteer program at Harbor through his mother, who works in medical records there.Working about eight hours, two days a week, Sean splits his time at the hospital between two departments. On the fifth floor, in orthopedics, he assists the nursing staff, filling patients' water pitchers, making beds, answering phones and sometimes "it's just a matter of talking to the patients," Sean saidHe also spends time at the hospital's fitness center doing computer entry work for the director.
NEWS
By Kevin Harrison | July 16, 1995
The volunteer: When Henry "Hank" Lawton retired from his job as a computer engineer at Westinghouse, he began to "look for something to do," he recalled. As luck would have it, a friend who is on the board of directors of Hospice of the Chesapeake asked to become a volunteer there.Ten years later, Mr. Lawton is still volunteering, mostly by helping install, program and network computers for the facility.He also has headed major fund-raising drives, spoken to community groups about the hospice and assisted with the Hospice Cup, the annual benefit sailing regatta.
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