November 10, 2011
Mary Ann Scully , of West Friendship, has been named the 2011 recipient of the Howard County Good Scout Award presented by the Baltimore Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. She is currently employed as the chairwoman, president and CEO of Howard Bank. Scully, who is chair of the Maryland Bankers Association, was one of the founding officers of Howard Bank and headed its organizing committee before the bank opened in 2004. Deborah Valenza has been hired by Visiting Angels as their Director of Marketing.
August 10, 2011
The following students earned Bachelor of Arts in May from St. Mary's College of Maryland: Bradley Dodson , of Sykesville, earned a degree in biology and a minor in political science; Thomas Barnes , of Sykesville earned a degree in economics and a minor in political science; James O'Keefe , of Eldersburg, earned a degree in English and a minor in philosophy; Keith Brown , of Eldersburg, earned a degree in mathematics and...
June 9, 2011
The Simulated Congressional Hearing has become a rite of passage for many area fifth-graders, including those at West Friendship Elementary School. Throughout the school year, the students learn about the Bill of Rights, the Constitution and other aspects of American government. Their social studies lessons culminate in the hearing, an authentic, interactive experience through which they demonstrate their understanding of constitutional principles. At West Friendship Elementary, every fifth-grade classroom chooses a patriotic team name (this year: justice, liberty and John F. Kennedy)
December 25, 2010
A Marriottsville man was killed Thursday night after his car swerved off the road and struck a utility pole in the West Friendship section of Howard County, police said. The driver, Kenneth John Dunsmore, 26, of the 12000 block of Old Frederick Road, lost control of his car at about 7:50 p.m. as he was traveling east on Frederick Road near Fairgrounds Road, police said. The car, a 2001 Mercedes S430, veered off the right side of the road, striking a pole and brick pillar, police said.
June 2, 2009
Richard W. Tennant, a retired business owner who served in World War II, died of a stroke Wednesday at his Summerfield, Fla., winter home. The West Friendship resident was 85. Born in Baltimore and raised on Gilman Terrace, he was drafted into the Army immediately after his graduation from Polytechnic Institute in 1943. As a young man, he played baseball with the Catonsville Bluejays. He fought in the Italian campaign and landed on the coast at Anzio in January 1944. "He often told the story of having his backpack blown off on his back during the first day of combat," said his daughter, Nancy Tennant of Ellicott City.
November 12, 2006
Most elementary school pupils would agree: Any school day that starts with a teacher asking you to burp is one that's off to a good start. That's what happened to Marshall Demaree. "Can you belch on cue?" Elsa Fawcett, the gifted-and-talented resource teacher at West Friendship Elementary School asked Marshall. "You can even gulp some air if you want to." Marshall, a fifth-grader, gave it his best effort. He gulped in some air and emitted a small, authentic burp. Fawcett was delighted.