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  • Character, courage, commitment [Commentary]

    Character, courage, commitment [Commentary]
    Throughout the month of March, we celebrate the history of American women whose contributions blazed trails for women's empowerment and equality. We look to the past to commemorate their stalwart determination to break down barriers in the face of adversity; and we look to the future as we continue this legacy of our mothers and grandmothers.
  • William D. Townsend, public works official

    William D. Townsend, public works official
    William D. Townsend, former assistant director of Baltimore County's Department of Public Works and a World War II veteran, died Feb. 23 at Forest Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harford County. He was 92. "The cause of death was failure to...

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    Sunday, Jan. 26 Theater Final performance of "Shrek the Musical" will be held at 2 p.m. at the Children's Theatre of Annapolis, 1661 Bay Head Road. Tickets are $12-$15. Information: 410-757-2281 or childrenstheatreofannapolis.org. Monday, Jan 27...

    Helga L. Pennewell, educator and activist

    Helga L. Pennewell, educator and activist
    Helga "Lollo" Lieselotte Pennewell, who escaped Soviet-occupied East Germany with her family for Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she spent 52 years as an educator and nationally acclaimed activist, died last week. She was 84. Ms. Pennewell was born to...

    Ruth S. Hurlock, homemaker

    Ruth S. Hurlock, homemaker
    Ruth S. Hurlock, a homemaker, volunteer and dog fancier, died Oct. 31 of cancer at the Blakehurst Retirement Community in Towson. She was 93. The daughter of Henry E. Singewald, a Baltimore attorney and banker, and Eleanor Smith Singewald, a homemaker,...