Loch Raven's got talent!

Loch Raven resident Debi Wynn, along with fellow performer Ellis Woodward, recently wrote "Right Place, Right Time, Wright Brothers," a one-hour musical telling the story of the Wright brothers and their quest to fly.

The two, together with actor Alan Stein, of the local Thirst 'n' Howl Musical Productions, performed the show at Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation museum's National Aviation Day festivities held on Aug. 18. The day recognized Orville Wright's birthday and the achievements of flight and included children's activities, displays by the Baltimore Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, and other entertainment.

Wynn has written other history-based shows, including one on the Preakness entitled, "Win, Place, Show," and "Rosie," which is a salute to the World War II women workers at the Glenn L. Martin Company,. Others have included "The Colonial Bride" on London Town's founder, "Dear Old Patapsco" on the Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, and her newest show, "The Flying Dude" about Glenn L. Martin.

For information, contact her contact her at 410-682-6122 or go to http://www.mdairmuseum.org.

Calvert Hall College High School 2005 graduate Lance Cpl. Collin Goldsmith was recently awarded the Bronze Star Medal at a ceremony in California on Aug. 3. While leading a dismounted patrol into South Gavmishi, he is credited with saving a fellow marine's life when, after warning his team of a grenade, he tackled the marine exposed to the blast, shielding him and absorbing the blast himself. He suffered a severe concussion and lost consciousness briefly.

His citation recognized him, "for heroic achievement in connection with combat operations against the enemy as point man. ... By his extraordinary guidance, zealous initiative and total dedication to duty, Lance Cpl. Goldsmith reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service."

More news from Calvert Hall: Incoming senior and Young Marine Staff Sgt. Giovanni Mattucci attended the National Navajo Code Talker's 30th anniversary in Window Rock, Ariz., on Aug. 14.

More than 175 youth members of the Young Marines Youth Organization, including Perry Hall High senior Young Marine Sgt. Major McCall Behringer, attended to assist with ceremony preparations and to honor the veterans who served as Navajo code talkers during WWII. Navajo code talkers were young Navajo men who used codes to transmit messages during the war and are credited with significant help to save lives and hasten the end of the war.

They remained unrecognized until President Ronald Reagan declared Aug. 14, 1982, "National Navajo Code Talker Day."

And still more: Calvert Hall's Instrumental Music Program is gearing up for its third annual classic car and craft show on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date Sunday, Sept. 30, from noon to 4:30 p.m.). In addition to the car show, the event will feature unique craft vendors, pit beef and other Maryland specialties and entertainment all day by the school's jazz orchestra.

Preregistrations ($10) for pre 1987 vehicles will be accepted through Sept. 15. On the day of the event, registrations ($15) will be accepted from 9 to 11 a.m. Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars to arrive for the event. Trophies will be awarded in 29 categories at the award ceremony, which begins at 1:30 p.m. For more information about the event, go to http://www.chccarshow.com.

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