I am the new Glenelg/Glenwood/Dayton Neighborhood columnist. My name is Tracy Trobridge. I moved to Glenelg with my parents when I was 10 years old, and I attended local schools, graduating from Glenelg High School in 1976.
My husband and I moved back to the area in 1997 with our two small boys. They attended Bushy Park Elementary, Folly Quarter Middle and Glenelg High. My older son is currently enrolled at Howard Community College. He graduated from Glenelg in 2012. My younger son is a rising senior at Glenelg where he performs with the marching unit and symphonic band.
I work at Bushy Park Elementary, and I spend a lot of time volunteering at Glenelg High School, so I know what is going on in both of those schools. I need to know what is going on in the other local schools so I can share it with our community. If you want to see your school news in this column you have to let me know what is happening.
The Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble, having just wowed local audiences at Jazz Under the Stars in May, and the Columbia Festival of the Arts in June, is leaving for Europe this month. They will perform at Jazzhaus in Freiburg, Germany; Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and Jazz a Juan Festival in Juan-les-Pins, France. Bon Voyage to the students and chaperones.
Glenelg United Methodist Church will host vacation Bible school Monday, July 29, through Friday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to noon. The theme is Everywhere Fun Fair. Information is available at the web site 2013.cokesburyvbs.com/glenelgumc, or call 410-489-7260. Adult and youth volunteers are welcome at both programs.
Please send me information about special events, celebrations, and any other news you would like to share with our neighbors. I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy your summer!