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Matching grant to aid Brumbaugh House

The Elk Ridge Heritage Society Ltd. received a $2,500 matching grant from the Columbia Foundation and is seeking funds to match it. The grant will help pay for repairs to the society's headquarters, Brumbaugh House, at 5825 Main St. in Elkridge.

Dr. Benjamin Bruce Brumbaugh, an Elkridge family physician for 61 years, delivered generations of "Brumbaugh babies," said by some to be half the babies in Elkridge. Now the society hopes those former babies will step forward with donations equal to their ages, to help preserve Brumbaugh's house and memory.

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Formed about 30 years ago to preserve the history of Elkridge, the Elk Ridge Heritage Society raised money to purchase Brumbaugh's house, with his in-home office, after he died in 1985. Volunteers maintain a library, open to the public from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. most Mondays.

Dr. Brumbaugh's office is kept as it was when it was used daily, and the house contains historical exhibits as well as displays related to his life and work.

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- Fay Lande

Firemen's Association awards scholarships

The Ellicott City Volunteer Firemen's Association recently awarded scholarships to five of its members for the 2004-2005 academic year.

Receiving awards of $1,000 each were Mary-Katherine Annelli, Susan Diane Davis, Sam Ian Diener, William S. Rosebrough and Karen Linae Slack.

Class to teach seniors to make heartfelt gifts

Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor a "Gifts From the Heart" class for those age 55 and older from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 16 at Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

Participants will have an opportunity to make small gifts, such as a lace angel filled with potpourri or a rosebud wreath. The cost is $20, which includes materials.

A bridge, pinochle, mah-jongg, board-game party and Italian luncheon for age 55 and older is planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 at Kiwanis-Wallas Recreation Center, 10481 Frederick Road, Ellicott City.

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An Italian lunch will be served as a break from the day of games. Door prizes will be awarded. Participants should bring cards or games.

The cost is $48 for a four-person team; registration as a team is required.

Information or to register: 410-313-7279.

Military

Graduates:

Airman Phillip M. Seo, son of Won J. Seo of Ellicott City, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He is a 2002 graduate of Centennial High School.

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Births

Audrey Marie:

To Matthew George and Harriet Mollie Myers of Elkridge on March 31.

Mary Caroline:

To John and Theresa Yodzis of Ellicott City on May 6.

Izaac Hudson Tribble:

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To Scott and Rachel Tribble of Ellicott City on May 12.

Around Town

Cheerleading:

The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will offer a cheerleading program for children ages 5 to 14. The children will cheer for Elkridge Hurricanes youth football teams. The group will meet on the fields at Elkridge Elementary School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday starting Aug. 2; once school begins, it will meet twice a week. Games are played Saturdays, and the season runs through mid-November. The cost is $125 per child. Uniforms will be provided. 410-313-4626. Registration: 410-313-7275.


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