October 4, 2013
Sunday, Oct. 6 First Sunday Arts Festival The season's final outdoor event being held from noon to 5 p.m. in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis features crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining. Among the performers are the Basement Band, Children's Theatre of Annapolis and the Annapolis Dixieland Band. Free. Information: 410-741-3267. Monday, Oct. 7 Photo club The Digital Photography Club of Annapolis meets at 7 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis.
September 27, 2013
Pressed flowers The Meade Area Garden Club will hold a class on the art of pressed flowers from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Jessup Community Hall, 2920 Jessup Road. Barbara Hallman will lead the class and participants will create their own items. Cost is $20 per person, reservations required. For reservations and more information, call Lois Stephenson at 410-740-8024. Mayoral forum The League of Women Voters will host a candidates forum for mayor of Annapolis from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 9 at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road in Annapolis.
September 22, 2013
Benita H. Low, a retired private school educator and museum docent, died Tuesday of respiratory failure at Roland Park Place. She was 97. The daughter of Clifford Milburn Holland, an engineer for whom New York's Holland Tunnel is named, and Anna Coolidge Holland, a homemaker, the former Benita Davenport Holland was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1925, a year after her father's death, Mrs. Low and her family moved to Cambridge, Mass., where she...
September 21, 2013
Dorothy L. Ruyak, a retired Goucher College counselor and former co-president of the Baltimore County League of Women Voters, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Aug. 21 at Oak Crest Village. The Parkville resident was 82. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., and known as Dottie, she was the daughter of Paul C. Ruyak, a steelworker, and Elizabeth Rose Timko, a homemaker. She was a 1950 graduate of Bethlehem High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Moravian College for Women and a master's degree in education from Penn State University.
September 5, 2013
Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. Aging Successfully in the Community • Sept. 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m. A fall question and answer forum. Get answers to questions about putting together a successful plan for aging in Howard County. Topics include information on tax credits, shared transportation options, inter-generational concerns, social needs, the village concept and more. Sponsored by the Howard County Citizens Association, the Coordinating Center, and the League of Women Voters of Howard County. Register and additional forum information, http://www.howardcountyhcca.org/aging-in-place.
July 29, 2013
As we approach the 48th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, this historic civil rights legislation remains an essential protection against the discrimination that still threatens Americans' right to vote. Congress needs to move swiftly to restore the effectiveness of the VRA ("Voting rights ruling faces test," July 26). Now is the time to contact your member of Congress and tell him or her to repair the VRA before any more damage is done. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision which gutted key components of the law. The decision in the case of Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder erased fundamental protections against racial discrimination in voting that have been effective for more than 40 years and opened the floodgates for a wave of attacks on voters.