Local author writes novel for middle school readers [Carney]

We have a new author in our midst! 

Libby  Smith   has written an insightful novel  for middle school readers titled "Twin Strokes."  It is the story of a 13-year-old girl,  who is struck by a paralyzing illness, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and how her friends help and support her while she struggles to  overcome her affliction. 

Libby works as a paraeducator in the Special  Education Department of Sparrows Point Middle School  and has an extensive knowledge  of her subject and   She will hold a book presentation and signing on Saturday, June 7, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Ukazoo Bookstore. 930 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson. 

Back in the  day,  we called  Ross Glatfelter the "Town Crier" and  "Mayor of Perrng Park."   Dogs loved him because he always  carried  treats in his pocket  when he walked around  the neighborhood, and he always knew what was going on in our community until, a few years ago, when  he began to get lost and confused even in familiar territory. He passed away in late April.from complications of dementia at Perring Parkway Center, where he had been a patient for the past two years.

He is much missed in our community  He and his wife Katherine, who survives him, were married 61 years and have  been my next-door neighbors  for many years. Ross  would have celebrated his 92nd birthday on June 19.

The Parkville Senior Center celebrates the contributions of all those volunteers who make things happen at the Center," says Bonnie Riehl, assistant director..

This past year the Knitting and Crocheting Group  donated the following items to hospitals, shelters and military families: prayer shawls, lap blankets,  hats, scarves and wash cloths.

This group, which meets at the center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.,  consists of beginners and experienced knitters and crocheters who enjoy being together to make these items for others to enjoy.

The annual Adopt-a-Senior for the holidays became a community event with local businesses making donations of food, clothing and gifts and the Parkville Senior Center made the holidays much brighter for 30 individuals and six families.


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