Firefighters' Country Breakfast will be a hearty spread [Clarksville]

Come and get it. Country Breakfast will be served by the Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m. until noon.

Bring family and friends to share pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrapple, eggs, biscuits and gravy, applesauce, breakfast beverages and all the trimmings for a hearty meal in the Ten Oaks Ballroom. The cost is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors 55+ or children ages 5-10 and it's free for children under age 5.

Your support is appreciated. The volunteers look forward to seeing you.

What? You can't make it to the February breakfast? Mark you calendar now for the next County Breakfast on March 30.

Parents with children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 1 are invited to attend "The Road to Kindergarten." This free information session will be held at Reservoir High on Feb. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is not required and childcare is available for children ages 2 and older.

If schools are closed Feb. 24, the information session will be canceled.

Lenore Schiff has worked as a special educator, school counselor, school psychologist and assistant principal for 35 years. Her two sons are HCPSS graduates.

For the past five months, she has been the assistant principal at Pointers Run Elementary, where she is now the new principal. She is thrilled to be a part of this school community and looks forward to meeting more parnets.

Lenore has scheduled "Coffee and Conversation" with the principal for Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Let her know if you plan to come. RSVP to

An initiative to create design guidelines for the Route 108 commercial corridor in Clarksville is underway. The goal is to create an integrated plan for the road right-of-way including road, bicycle and sidewalk improvements plus recommendations for buildings fronting or adjacent to Route 108. If you have opinions about the future developement of our community, now is the time to make your voice heard. If you don't speak up, you may be unpleasantly surprised at what you get.

For more information on the Clarksville-River Hill Route 108 Design Guidlines project, contact Bill Mackey at or call 410-313-4321

My grandson John is very interested in the Civil War. Perhaps there is a young history buff in your house.

The Howard County Historical Society's Education Trunk Program on the Civil War has been rescheduled to March 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Howard County Library Miller Branch. It's free for children ages 7-12. Space is limited for this interactive program. Registration is required.

To learn more, go to or call 410-480-3250.

The New Hope Church on Hall Shop Road recently welcomed Pastor Jason Decena, his wife Heidi and their two sons, Luke and Aidan. The Decena family is thrilled to be here and wishes everyone to share more love, grace, peace and joy. They look forward to getting acquainted with the community.

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