Linden-Linthicum UM Church hosts free concert [Clarksville]

The Victoria Piano Trio will present a concert at Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. There is no charge for the concert, but a freewill offering will be taken to support LLUMC Outreach missions. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Feb. 14 is the final date to order fresh Florida citrus fruit from River HIll Music Boosters. This is the last citrus sale of the season. For more information contact

Do you have a wedding gown or prom dress taking up closet space? When do you think you'll wear it again? Why not donate to Cherie Amour to provide funds for Support Our Sisters to properly clothe those wanting to get into the workforce? While you're donating at Savage Mill, you might want to check out the BOGO sale at Charity's and Phil's Closets Feb. 14-16 .

What could be more appropriate for Valentine's weekend than a program using stories, games, crafts and songs to help children better understand God's love for them? "The Bible Tells Me So!" will be held at Christ Lutheran Church on Route 108 just south of Guilford Road on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon. A mid-morning snack will be provided.

The program is free to children age 4 through grade eight. Space is limited. Pre-registration is requested. Call 410-730-5209 or go to For more information email or call the church office at 301-854-2100.

Families and staff of Pointers Run Elementary bade a fond farewell to Principal Darlene Fila. After 14 years at Pointers Run out of her 38 years with Howard County schools, Ms. Fila's retirement is effective Jan. 31. Though she loved every moment of her time in our community, she is telling herself that the best is yet to come. We wish you well and may the best be yet to come.

If your Clarksville memories go back quite a few years, you may remember Nancy Clifton as the director of Howard County Developmental Clinic for Children. Going back even further, you may remember Nancy as the PE teacher at the old Clarksville MIddle School. I remember her as the good neighbor who shared bread and butter pickle making, tomato canning and taught my boys to swim in her pool.

Nancy is now a resident of Norwich, England. She has fully retired from work at Lackland Air Force Base. Michael and Nancy Clifton Culling have become Florida snowbirds. Recently, the Cullings and their Scottish friends Billy and Jan Ward spent a day at Epcot where the Wards enjoyed their first taste of funnel cake before "hopping" over to the Magic Kingdom.

Nancy shared that her children, Karen and Ross are both still living in Maryland as does their father, Tom Clifton. Karen recently completed a two-year sabbattical sailing the U S coast from Maine to Florida and all around the islands of the Caribbean. That sounds like a wonderful adventure. Karen lives on a sailboat in Edgewater.

Colleen Konstanzer is so excited that Neighbor Ride is the focus of a special podcast. The story is Episode 25 of the Generosity Philosophy Podcast. To view, go to

Isn't it nice to know that even in the ultra cold days of winter, good things are happening in and around Clarksville to offset the other stuff. This is still a great place to live.

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