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.