Jean Ganoe celebrates milestone birthday of 90 [North Laurel/Savage]

A very special happy 90th birthday to Jean Ganoe on Feb. 15. Jean is known to many from her days of running J.P. Kake Korner along Route 1.

Jean moved to Savage after she married her husband and raised four children. She has seven grandchildren and great grandchildren who keep her busy. She loves spending time with them and her friends will be taking a trip to Florida to see other family and celebrate this milestone of a birthday.

Here's to many more healthy and happy birthdays, Jean.

The Maryland University of Integrated Health, in North Laurel, is not just one of a few accredited graduate schools in the country but is a great resource for our community.

The school has a recognized academic program, but they also offer programs for the community and a variety of treatment assistance to community members. There is an Herbal Dispensary there and you can meet with student clinicians who can help you with your wellness goals. Some of the typical relief they can offer is for stress, allergies, digestive issues, hormonal or emotional imbalances, inflammation and pain, infections and much more.

Clinic days are on Tuesday, 2 to 8 p.m., and every other Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic is in the Natural Care Center at 7750 Montpelier Road, just off Route 29 and Johns Hopkins Road.

For more information about herbal medicine, check out For more information about the clinic or to make an appointment, contact Donna Koczaja, student herbal clinician at 240-353-8754 or

The Savage Historical Society will meet on Feb. 17 at 7 the F&M Center. This month's topic will be "Remembering Savage's Dr. Linthicum." Bob Perkins will lead the discussion. Meetings are always free and open to the public. The center is at 9032 Baltimore St. Entrance is on the side.

Laurel Park is back with live racing on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, plus special events on Feb. 14, 17 and 28. Come out and escape the cold on Feb. 15 with a Winter Carnival. For more information on race times and events, go to

Come out and enjoy some activities with the 50+ Center. On Feb. 19, starting at 11 a.m., there will be an African-American Month Celebration with Julie Hall, who will be performing classics from the 20's through the 50's, including some jazz. There will be a special performance by the Howard County Community College Dance Troupe. Tickets are $6 which includes lunch.

There will be a Healthy Heart, Healthy Mind Fitness Assessment on Feb. 21 starting at 10 a.m. The Office of Aging will provide an exercise specialist for free fitness assessments. You will be tested and then receive personal scores on your fitness level. Appointments are required.

Call 410-313-0380 for reservations for these events or any additional information. The 50+ Center is in the North Laurel Community Center at 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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