Catherine H. Devilbiss, R.N., was recently honored at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore as the Nurse of the Year for 1991 for her dedication and commitment to patient care.

Devilbiss, an 11-year resident of Rockhill Beach near Riviera Beach, has been a nurse at the hospitalfor 20 years. She attended a reception with Gov. William Donald Schaefer at the Governor's Mansion in Annapolis May 22. The reception recognized the nurses of the year from all the hospitals in the state.


County resident Richard J. Zichos was one of the winners recentlyannounced in the Better Homes and Gardens Wood Magazine 1991 Build-A-Toy contest.

Zichos, who lives in Pasadena, won first prize in the home hobbyist category, as well as a citation for "best train" in the contest.

Fifty-four winners beat out more than 400 entries in the third annual contest. All toys submitted are to be donated to needy children nationwide, and a collection featuring some of the winnerswill be displayed at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York andthe American Festival Cafe.


Annapolis resident Anne Warwick recently accepted the position as director of nursing of the Mason F. Lord Chronic Hospital and Nursing Facility.

Warwick previously worked at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, where shesupervised a move similar to the one she will oversee in her new position. The 125-year old Mason F. Lord facility will be vacated for new quarters in

a newly completed $17.5 million John Hopkins Geriatrics Center.

Chairperson of the Patient Relocation Task Force, Warwick used patient surveys to make room assignments in the new buildingand has distributed a newsletter to help ease the transition for patients and staff to the new location.


Seven volunteers and staff members of the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne ArundelCounty recently joined 1,200 delegates and visitors at the 32nd triennial convention of the YWCA of the U.S.A. in Atlanta.

Pat Roche, president; Joyce Ludlum, vice president, financial development; Carolyn Sullivan, vice president, marketing; Stephanie Yancy, secretary; Dolores Bail, executive director; Beverly Lowe, program services coordinator; and Margurite Askew, director, battered spouse shelter, attended the event.

During the convention, the delegates joined with colleagues from 400 associations across the nation to review prioritiesand determine the direction of the YWCA for the next three years.


The Perfect Nanny is introducing a "Nanny Training Seminar" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8, at the Perfect Nannyoffice, Suite 502, 116 Defense Highway.

The course will be offered twice a year for nannies, new and old, and features topics such as summer safety tips, developmental stages from birth to 6 years of age, fun projects for children, places to go and organizing your time.

The cost is $5 per person.

Information: 974-6200.


The Jewish National Fund, Maryland Region, will award Louis L.Goldstein, comptroller of the Treasury for Maryland, the Tree of Life Award at a dinner at 6 p.m. June 11 at the Annapolis Ramada.

A reception will precede the 7 p.m. dinner. Bruce C. Bereano, Bob DeStefano, Anna E. Greenberg and Arthur L. Silber are co-chairmen for the event.


The county Department of Health is looking for "model parents" in the Maryland Most Beautiful Parents Project.

The program is aimed at recognizing outstanding parents or any adult responsible for the care of children.

To be eligible, an individual must be a county resident at least 18 and acting as the primary care-giver to a child age 6 months to 18 years.

Self-nominationis prohibited, and nominees will receive a recognition certificate.

The winner will be selected to represent Anne Arundel County in the statewide contest.

Gov. William Donald Schaefer will award the winner from each county with a gift.

Nomination forms are availableat each of the county's health centers, libraries and other participating agencies.

The deadline is July 1, 1991.


LEC (Loisirs Culturels a L'Etranger), a Paris-based student exchange organization, is placing French students with U.S. families for four weeks in either July or August.

Information: 544-6915.

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