Richardson remembered as teacher, supporter, animal lover [Lisbon/Woodbine]

Howard County Times

The western Howard County community sends condolences to the family of Elizabeth Richardson, of Woodbine, on her passing on Feb. 19. Betsy, prior to her retirement, was the financial manager of her thoroughbred horse farm in Woodbine. Throughout her life, she was an avid equestrian and tennis player. She and her husband Sonny were members of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poplar Springs where she served as a religious education teacher and an usher. She also served as a sacristan of Bon Secours Spiritual Center.

Betsy was a lover of all animals and a supporter of several animal shelters. She was a supporter and advocate for Gilchrist Hospice Care for more than 20 years. She served both as a board member and an officer throughout that time.

Betsy is survived by her husband, Sonny, who is a home teacher for the Howard County Public Schools and also a classroom and tennis teacher in Carroll County and by a step-daughter, a son-in-law and a grandson and granddaughter.

Those who knew Betsy saw her as devoted to her causes, kind and giving but always unassuming. Hers was a life of service.

Glenwood Middle School congratulates two of its students, Lauren Stone and Zoe Noor whose art projects have been selected to represent the school at the Youth Art Month Exhibit at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. The art work can be viewed through March .

Additional young artists whose art work has been selected to be exhibited at the Howard County Center for the Arts are Ryan McKee, Juliana Gambino and Daniella Rodriguez. .

Glenelg High School announces its Boosters Sports Camp 2017, open to incoming fourth through ninth graders . The summer sports camp includes instruction in football, baseball, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, softball, volleyball, cheerleading, speed and agility and new this year, an Injury Prevention Clinic. Players will improve their technical and tactical skills in an encouraging, educational environment. Challenging games and scrimmages will occur on a regular basis. Participants will be grouped according to age and ability. For more information on this clinic go to glenelg or email glenelgboosterscamp

Love jazz? Want to support the music program at Glenelg? You might want to plan to attend the Glenelg Jazz Concert on Friday, March 24, at 7 p.m. An additional treat that night is a performance by Jim McFall, a gifted, master trombonist. Cost for the concert is $5. Tickets can be purchased from any Glenelg Band student or at the door.

Breezy Willow CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), in addition to its regular hours at the farm at 15307 Frederick Road in Woodbine on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and pick-up at the farm on Wednesdays from 2 until 7 p.m., announces the availability of limited home delivery in both Howard and Carroll counties. This local farm industry boasts "sustainable and ecologically sound, natural growing methods." Shares range from $200 for bread and eggs, to a full share of assorted fruits, eggs, vegetables and herbs for $680 for the season. Call Breezy Willow at 410-442-1807 or check the website at for more information on its latest plans and new delivery service.

The Glenwood 50+ Center at the Gary Arthur Community Building announces that on Tuesday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a meet-and-greet for area clergy, office staff and pastoral laypersons in the surrounding area. The goal is to introduce these folks to the many programs and services in the area for the 50-pluscommunity and to explore ways they can jointly serve this population. The agenda includes meet and greet; overview of programs; catered luncheon; discussion and questions. Resource tables and a facility tour are available. Interested parties should RSVP by March 17 to Regina Jenkins at 410-313-5440 or by email to

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