Volunteer named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women


ANNA GREENBERG of Annapolis has been named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women, the only woman from Annapolis to receive that honor this year, unless you count Maryland's first lady, Frances Hughes Glendening.

Greenberg is known for her energy promoting the arts and education.

"I feel honored that my volunteer efforts are being recognized," she said.

"I hope it serves to encourage others in the community to volunteer."

In addition to serving on the boards of several national organizations, Greenberg volunteers with Maryland Citizens for the Arts and the Anne Arundel County Commission on Culture and the Arts.

She's the past president and a board member of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and has served on the Board of Visitors and Governors at St. John's College since 1986.

The Historic Annapolis Foundation and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts are among the local organizations that benefit from her generosity.

Congratulations, Anna! It's an honor well deserved.

Photographer records nature

Photographer Dan Beigel opened his retrospective exhibit at the Artists in Residence Gallery at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts with a reception Friday evening.

Though his work has been featured in National Geographic and Time magazines, as well as photographic books and calendars, Dan is best known here for his astonishing panoramic images of Annapolis, the Naval Academy, and other local vistas.

This show features photographs from around the country.

One of the most striking scenes is of a country road curving around a mountainside in California that makes you want to hop inside the frame to see what's around the bend. Another, of Yosemite National Park, recalls one of Dan's earliest heroes, nature photographer Ansel Adams.

"I got my first camera before I was 7 years old," Dan said. "It was a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye."

Dan would ramble around his family's dairy farm in southern Quebec, Canada, taking black-and-white snapshots.

"Forty-three years later, I'm still at it. The beauty, the magic, the harmony of the natural world is still there."

The exhibit will be open through this month.

Information: 410-263-5544.

Rainbow on the water

If you've got a great Rainbow story, call Bill Sloan, and you'll get an invitation to the Great Rainbow Roundup at 6 p.m. March 13 at the Eastport Yacht Club. The Rainbow that Bill wants stories about is the ubiquitous 24-foot day sailer.

The boat dates to 1961, when Jerry Wood, founder of Annapolis Sailing School, commissioned the distinguished marine architect firm of Sparkman & Stephens to design a rugged but responsive training vessel. More than 50,000 people have learned to sail on the Rainbows. The Naval Academy keeps a fleet of Rainbow Knockabouts to help midshipmen learn sailing skills.

But the Rainbow proved to be more than just a boat for student sailors. The Annapolis Yacht Club's Frostbite Race series started with Rainbows leased from the sailing school. There are Rainbow racing fleets on Lake Michigan, the Rappahannock River in Virginia, and in Baltimore and Annapolis. They gather for Rainbow Nationals in a different location each year.

"We're calling all the Rainbow sailors we can think of," Bill said. "The people and the stories are what this gathering is all about."

That won't prevent them from engaging in a little pickup regatta on Sunday afternoon.

If you're a Rainbow sailor with a good story to share, call Bill at 401-280-6613 or e-mail him at niwe@erols.com.

Living history

The Charles Carroll House of Annapolis has a historical program lined up for Feb. 19 and 20, "Dreams of My Soul: In Search of the Slave Family Voice."

Visitors will meet actors portraying historical characters of the Carroll household during a delightful candlelight tour through the house. The actors will bring the history of 1776 alive through vignettes, stories and songs. The program goes from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day, and the $8 admission includes refreshments.

The Carroll House will also offer African storytelling for children at 3: 30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. A $3 admission fee includes refreshments.

You'll want to make reservations for these programs. Information: 410-269-1737.

Pub Date: 2/08/99

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