"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary." Those words of Dorothy Canfield Fisher express what our mothers did for us, and what we try to do for our children. It will be fun to honor Mom on Sunday and recall the ways she helped us.
Union Chapel is changing. For the first time, the 160-year old chapel will get an addition. It will provide space for Christian education, meeting rooms and bathrooms.
The trustees of Union Chapel and the congregation of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, which worships there, will celebrate groundbreaking May 23, after the 9:30 a.m. service. Children from the church school, which meets at the Children's Center in Glenwood, will come to the chapel for the ceremony.
Rev. Harry Brunett invites friends from the community to join the congregation and trustees for this historic event. After the groundbreaking, the congregation and friends will have a community picnic.
Call the church office at 489-4035 for more information.
Are you still searching for a Mother's Day present? St. Louis School at the intersection of routes 108 and 32 in Clarksville is sponsoring a plant sale this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
They'll have hanging baskets and bedding flowers such as begonias, fuchsia, dusty millers, marigolds, and double impatiens.
Proceeds will help pay for seventh- and eighth-grade field trips. The sale is from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow, 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the building behind the parking lot.
LTC After Harry Ballantine of Sykesville first heard the Glenelg High School Jazz Ensemble, he knew he wanted to have them play at the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn, where he is the chief actuary.
This year, he is the national chairman of the Social Security Savings Bond Campaign and he chose the Glenelg High Jazz Ensemble as entertainers for the Savings Bond Campaign Kickoff Ceremony.
About 800 people, including the canvassers and coordinators of the campaign and the senior staff of SSA, attended the concert. The Jazz Ensemble was wonderful.
One reassuring, smiling nurse you might see at Howard County General Hospital when you must use the emergency room is Glenwood's Gail Willie.
She has helped many people through their traumas, and now, unfortunately, she's had her own.
Gail broke her arm in two places while gardening last weekend. After successful surgery to repair her arm, Gail is now home recuperating, and, we hope, feeling more comfortable.
Kevin Farmer, a native parishioner at St. Louis Catholic Church in Clarksville, will be ordained Saturday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore.
He will celebrate his first Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Louis Sunday at 3 p.m., followed by a reception in the auditorium.