In Baltimore City
With radar problems fixed, Liberty ship begins tour
After a radar malfunction delayed its departure for almost nine hours, the former Liberty ship John W. Brown began a three-month cruise to the Great Lakes and back early yesterday.
The radar was repaired, and the ship left Pier 1 Clinton Street at 2: 43 a.m., headed for Toledo, Ohio, for other repairs, after which it will tour the lakes. Capt. Brian H. Hope, chairman of the vessel's owner, Project Liberty Ship, piloted the vessel out of the harbor.
The ship, built in Baltimore during World War II, is one of two Liberty ships still sailing. It is scheduled to return to its pier in Canton in late August.
Meals on Wheels seeks delivery volunteers
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Inc. needs volunteers to deliver meals in Baltimore and Baltimore County.
Volunteers deliver one hot meal and one cold meal between 11 a.m. and 1: 30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To volunteer, call Pam Hoffman, 410-558-0932, Ext. 3023.
In Baltimore County
Garrison Forest celebrates opening of amphitheater
OWINGS MILLS -- Students, faculty members and friends of Garrison Forest School celebrated the grand opening last week of an amphitheater, dedicated in memory of Joan McDonald, who taught Latin at the private girls school for about 10 years.
Latin phrases decorate the floor of the building, which will be used for student meetings and theatrical productions.
Carney neighborhood group to meet tomorrow
CARNEY -- The Harford Road streetscaping project and a vote on a proposed assisted-living facility on Magledt Road will be on the agenda tomorrow when the Carney Improvement Association holds its last regular meeting until September.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Carney Elementary School. Information: 410-663-2641.
Black communities focus of program at library
RANDALLSTOWN -- Author Louis B. Diggs will speak at the annual Friends of the Randallstown Library meeting Monday. Diggs has studied and written about little-known, historically significant black communities in the county.
County Councilman Kevin B. Kamenetz, a Pikesville-Randallstown Democrat, also will speak. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Randallstown Library, 8604 Liberty Road.