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Award spotlights tech education at Reservoir High [North Laurel/Savage]

A big congratulations goes out to the Career and Technology Education Department at Reservoir High School. It has been selected for the ITEEA/TEEAM Maryland High School Program of Excellence award for 2014.

This award goes out to one Maryland high school that demonstrates excellence in technology education. This initiative is sponsored by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association and the Technology and Engineering Educators of Maryland.

Reservoir will be recognized on Feb. 20 at the annual statewide TEEAM Donald Maley Awards Reception. The program will represent Maryland at the International Technology and Engineering Association Conference this March.

A heartfelt thanks goes to the staff members, Deb Dear, David Walley, Thomas Roberts, Bryan Cole, David Burke, Dan Rosewag and Linda Pchelka for their hard work and dedication to our students.

The 50+ Center at the North Laurel Community Center will sponsor two continuing exercise programs at the center. On Wednesdays, it will hold Tap Aerobics, starting at 10 a.m. This is a low impact aerobic workout. Tap shoes are optional. Cost is $43 for eight classes.

Gentle Yoga will be offered on Mondays at 11 a.m. and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. The Instructor will modify the exercises based on fitness level and health issues. Cost is $56 for eight classes. For more information or to register, call 410-313-0380.

Healthy Howard will start a new Healthy Eating and Active Living Zone or HEAL Zone in our area. This brings resources to our community to increase the availability and affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables, increase physical activity, decrease calories consumed and increase access to affordable healthcare. The kick off is Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Laurel Community Center, at 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road.

For information, contact Monica Lewis at or 410-313-1777. They will also be providing information on Dorr to HealthCare. To find out more about this program, go to or call 855-288-3667.

The Savage Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting on Jan. 20, starting at 7 p.m. The topic will be Savage and its Baltimore Connections. Meetings are free and open to the public. Come learn about local history. The meetings are held at the F&M Center at 9032 Baltimore St. in Savage. Please enter from the side entrance off Foundry Street. For questions, contact President Galen Menne at 301-805-0891 or Helen Rushing, secretary, at 301-725-1241.

Terrapin Adventures will hold Adventure in Heels on Jan. 25 starting at 2 p.m. with a portion of the proceeds going to support Success in Style. Adventure in Heels offers a race of games and challenges throughout the Savage Mill. A percentage of the tickets will go directly to Success in Style.

There will also be prizes that can be won with raffle tickets and 100 percent of those sales will go to success in Style as well. There will be wine and appetizers. Cost is $39. For more information or to sign up, go to

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