Glenwood/Glenelg: Glenelg High pitches in to stock food pantry shelves

The Glenelg United Methodist Church Food Pantry continues to serve the community each month, providing grocery assistance to those in need in Howard County.

Open the third Saturday of each month from 9 to 10 a.m. (next date is Sept. 15), supplies are low after many people have been away during the summertime.

At Glenelg High School, a food drive was recently held during a Glenelg High School Friday Night Football Game — those attending the game were asked to bring food items for donation.

The pantry certainly appreciates all those donations, but with cooler weather and holidays around the corner, the pantry can use plenty more groceries.

For more information, or to make donation arrangements to drop off a donation, please call 410-489-7260 or email

a senior at Glenelg High School, entered some of her artwork for competition at the Maryland State Fair. You may recall that Claudia entered artwork at the Howard County Fair, where she earned senior champion and grand champion overall in the 4-H Fine Arts Department with a picture of the Sonny the Cat done in pastel.

The judges at the Maryland State Fair must have been more partial to dogs. Sonny the Cat only earned a first place ribbon, however Claudia's entry of two West Highland Terriers earned the senior champion award.

Now that the kids are settled in to a new school year, local schools would like to ask residents to please take a moment and help support their favorite school, as well as PTA programs by registering your grocery cards.

Cards must be registered every year. If you don't know your club card ID, you can register with your home phone number by calling the store's 800 number. Registering online or by phone is fast and easy, and a great way to show support, with little effort on your part — schools benefit each time you shop. Local schools, and their students, thank you in advance for signing up.

Do you enjoy feeding the birds during the colder days of winter? The Howard County Bird Club invites you to purchase bird seed through its annual fundraising program, which benefits habitat preservation and restoration.

In the past, the Howard County Bird Club has donated nearly $67,000 for habitat projects, and your seed purchase will help to continue this work. A variety of seed and suet is available for ordering. Orders must be placed by Sept. 21, and will be available for pick-up on Oct. 6 at the Wildlife Authority on Bethany Lane in Ellicott City.

In addition to the bird seed pick-up, customers will also have the opportunity to save an additional 15 percent on select merchandise throughout the store on the day of pick-up.

All orders must be pre-paid and no telephone orders will be accepted. For additional information or to download an order form go to

Did you know that the cadmium from a single cell phone can pollute 158,200 gallons of water or the equivalent of 1.2 million 16-ounce coffees?

The Ecophones Recycling Group at Glenwood Middle School continues to work to help save the environment. The students are doing an electronics recycling fundraiser called Ecophones to earn money that will be donated to the Children's Cancer Foundation. Students are collecting old electronics, broken or not, that you no longer use and would like to dispose of.

Accepted items include ink jet cartridges, cell phones, ipods/mp3 players, laptops, camera, video cameras, GPS devices, TI graphing calculators, and e-book readers. An Ecophone collection box is set up in Room 7.

The West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Set up will be from 6 to 8 am. Spaces are currently available for $20 for outside and $30 for inside. Refreshments will be available. For more information or to reserve a space, call 410-442-1471.

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