Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad has stood at the ready to assist the citizens of Old Town and beyond for more than 50 years. Since its inception in 1952, they have not only served our fair city, but parts of the four counties that are our neighbors.
In a recent fundraising letter sent out area-wide, it stated, "We have seen our service area transform from the rural/suburban setting of small town America to an urban/suburban area with the feel of a big city." The demand for the emergency services provided by this particular public entity increases annually.
Members of the volunteer squad are constantly undergoing training and participating in competitions. Did you know that these folks have been named World Champions of Emergency Care six times?
Volunteers are needed. If you are interested, you can contact the squad on its "information calls only" line at 301-725-3345. As always, if you are in need of emergency services, dial 9-1-1.
Katherine Bulla, daughter of Mark and Tamera Bulla, graduated from the University of North Carolina's School of the Arts on May 4, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Katherine plans to pursue a career in filmmaking. A message received from her parents said that she is most interested "in what the props and sets say about the characters they surround. She is excited and ready for the opportunities that await her."
Nicolas Held, a fifth-grade student at Robert Goddard Montessori School, won the Grand Prize during Prince George's County Elementary Schools STEM Fair. The young scientist was able to measure the amount of phosphate in both biodegradable and non-biodegradable laundry, hand- and dish-washing soaps. During his study he determined that biodegradable soaps have as much, if not more, phosphate as non-biodegradable soaps.
Nicolas was also awarded first place in WSSC's Environmental Sciences Division and an award for Excellence in Environmental Science.
If you were a fan of Irene's Restaurant before she was forced to move to make room for the new Walgreen's store along Route 1 at Talbott Avenue, you will be happy to know that she has reopened and is now doing business at 202 Fort Meade Road.
Stanley Memorial Library, 507 Seventh St., is hosting a Teen Glee Club Wednesday, July 24 at 7 p.m. It's a chance to beat the heat and join others who are musically inclined in writing, singing and performing original lyrical works. Refreshments will be served. Call 301-776-6790 for more details.
Happy birthday to Peggy Sinclair, who celebrated July 5.