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Local student speaks before the Maryland State Senate [West Friendship]

Local student speaks before the Maryland State Senate [West Friendship]
Jay Leno, left and John Goodman at Leno's "Big Dog" garage in Burbank, Calif. (submitted photo /)

Ellie Feaga, president of the Glenwood Middle School Leo club, testified before the Maryland State Senate on Feb. 24. The local middle school student who has become famous in recent years for her prolific fundraising on behalf of a variety of charities, testified to the state senate in favor of passage of the agriculture education bill. West Friendship's Gail Bates, our representative in the state senate said, "The most effective testimony came from Ellie Feaga, who educated our committee on the multitude of ways that agricultural science impacts our lives every day and the variety of related careers available to young people". Ellie Feaga continues to amaze her community.

John Goodman loves cars. He's especially proud of his latest acquisition, a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria replete with whitewalls. Goodman is as enthusiastic about vintage cars as he is about local Howard County history or the alumni association of Howard High where he graduated in 1958. As much as his thrill over his latest vintage car find, Goodman is glowing even more over a recent trip to California where he and several fellow antique car buffs toured Jay Leno's famed "Big Dog" garage in Burbank. "Leno is as funny in person as he is on television", said Goodman. Leno's garage tour included views of more than 120 vehicles, steam cars, hot rods and even a V-8 powered bar stool. According to Goodman, the trip was quite a ride.

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And while we are on the subject of antique cars ... come out to the Howard County fairgrounds in West Friendship on March 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., when the Chesapeake Region Antique Automobile Club holds its annual Antique Car, Truck and Cycle flea market. Other events include an antique vehicle car corral. Free admission and parking.

Congratulations to all those honored during the West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department 71st Annual Awards dinner on Feb. 20 at the Circle D Farm. Our community is gratified to be served by such selfless and dedicated men and women as those at Station 3

It's family game night at St. James United Methodist Church, March 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome to this event. Bring snacks and a friend and your favorite board game. Cards, dominoes and classic board games will be on hand but feel free to bring your favorite to share. St. James is at 12470 Old Frederick Road. (Route 99) in Marriottsville. Questions? Call the office at 410-442-2020.

The Kids Nearly New Spring Sale is set for March 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the fairgrounds in West Friendship with children's items galore. Clothing, shoes, toys, games, books, furniture, play sets, equipment and more. More than 140 vendors are expected.

"Beware The Ides of March." No need for foreboding. While Julius Caesar was famously warned to beware, we in West Friendship are thrilled to know that spring is on the way. This is the weekend when the Howard County fairgrounds in West Friendship becomes a sea of tractors, trucks, farm, lawn and garden equipment. The annual Gregory's Auction Spring Equipment Sale is set for March 19 beginning at 9 a.m. The auction will go on for most of the day, with several auctioneers selling all manner of equipment. For a listing of some of the sale items, visit the website at www.gregorysauctions.com.

The annual Lisbon United Methodist Church ham and oyster supper is set for March 19, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at 15875 Frederick Road (Route 144) in Lisbon. Family-style dinner includes homemade salads, green beans, corn and relishes, along with the famed ham and oysters. Tickets are $17 per person, $6 for children. Questions? Call the church office at 410-489-7245.

Head out to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church to enjoy an Italian feast prepared by the chef's at Glenwood's 'Smokin' Hot' on March 24, from 6 to 8 p.m., with all proceeds from the dinner funding the Saint Andrew's youth pilgrimage. Dine- in or carry-out, the cost is $9 per person or $30 for an entire family. The church is at 2892 Route 97 between Union Chapel Road and the post office in Glenwood.

The Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, will celebrate its annual Tenebrae Service March 23, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. From the Latin word for shadows, Tenebrae is an ancient liturgical custom of walking with Jesus to the Cross and Tomb through scripture and song. As Christ, the Light of the World, descended into the darkness of sin and death, this liturgy uses light and darkness to symbolize the mystery of the Cross. For more information, please call the Shrine at 410-531-2800 or go to the website at www.shrineofstanthony.org.

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