You read that correctly. Fifty Thousandth trip. All volunteer.

Congratulations to this organization which was begun in 2004 and continues on a daily basis to assist those who can not "get there on their own."

Today, there are more than 330 volunteer drivers and ride coordinators whose mission is to provide transportation for health care appointments, cultural and social outings, volunteer activities, fitness and educational pursuits, religious services, shopping and other day to day needs.

If you would like to become a volunteer driver or become involved in the organization, call volunteer ride coordinator Rosemary Noble or Patrice Cerwonka at 410-884-7433 or email to

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If you would like to know more about the organization and the fine and worthy work that is the core of its mission, go to the web site at For any general questions, call Colleen at 410-884-3616.

The Agricultural Marketing Program of Howard County Economic Development Authority will conduct its annual Central Maryland Women in Agriculture Forum, "Forging New Bonds between Field and Table," March 15, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

The forum is committed to offering educational and networking opportunities to women interested in improving their business skills and quality of live by providing leadership, learning experiences with the purpose of competing and thriving in the industry of agriculture.

Topics will include farm food safety, device applications and digital resources for farmers and direct marketers and the reasons why now is the time for entrepreneurs. Registration is $35 and includes lunch and light refreshments.

For information or to register, go to or call the Howard County Economic Development Authority at 410-313-6500.

Though it feels like we never really experienced winter this year, it is already the weekend in which we are reminded to "Spring Forward." Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 11 at 2 a.m.