United Way board announces grants

The Anne Arundel County United Way Partnership Board has awarded more than $39,000 in discretionary funding to local health and human service agencies that serve residents of Anne Arundel County.


These grants, which are provided in addition to the regional Community Impact awards made this year, were announced Thursday.

Money went to the following agencies:


Anne Arundel County Court Appointed Special Advocates Inc. (CASA), $4,500.

Volunteer Center for Anne Arundel County, $4,500.

Partners in Care, $2,661.

Hospice of the Chesapeake, $2,661.

Annapolis Area Ministries Inc., $4,500.

Food Link Agency Inc., $4,500.

HIV/AIDS Volunteer Enrichment, $4,500.

St. Mary's ESL Program, $4,500.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland, $4,500.

The Arc of Anne Arundel County, $2,661.

United Way of Central Maryland supports programs and initiatives in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties.

Chamber sets business mixer

The Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will hold an after-hours business mixer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Via Mia's, 8 Crain Highway in Glen Burnie.

The cost is $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Registration is requested.


Information: 410-766-8282.

Captains group to meet July 23

The Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association, which offers lectures, workshops, license-renewal courses, and safety and fire-prevention classes, will meet at 7 p.m. July 23 at Hampton Inn, 124 Womack Drive in Annapolis.

Prospective members, guests and family members are welcome.

Information: 410-267-7651 or

Entrepreneurs to hold barbecue


Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals, a group of business-minded individuals from the West and Northern Anne Arundel County chambers of commerce, will hold a poolside barbecue mixer from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 26 at the Lodge of Seven Oaks, 2027 Odens Station Lane in Odenton.

There will be refreshments and networking. Admission is $5. Registration is suggested.

Information: 410-740-7300 or visit

Klappenberger honored by league

The League for Innovation in the Community College recently recognized Fred Klappenberger of Millersville for his development of the information systems security degree and certificate program at Anne Arundel Community College.

Klappenberger just retired as chairman of AACC's computer information systems department but will continue work on the program with a regional consortium.


The program he developed for computer technicians received the league's 2007 Innovation of the Year Award.

Information: 410-777-AACC or visit

Health Charities honors volunteer

Community Health Charities of Maryland named Jan Thompson of Arnold its Volunteer of the Year at its annual meeting.

Ron Chambless of Annapolis was recognized for five years of service with Community Health Charities.

CHC raises funds for its affiliate organizations through workplace contribution campaigns.


Information: 410-580-1591, ext. 14, or