Clarksville: Cub Scout Pack 702 a great way for boys to find fun and adventure

Is there a young guy at your house looking for fun and adventure? Leaders of Cub Scout Pack 702 will be meeting with boys in grades 1-4 and their parents Thursday, Sept. 22 at Pointers Run Elementary from 7 to 8:30 p.m. If you don't make it there for registration, you will find further information at or email

Alex Gramkow turned 16 Sept. 2. The Gramkow boys have all grown up big and tall. Hope you had a happy birthday, Alex. Best wishes for a wonderful year.


Rachel Warfield was 6 years old Sept. 5. Hope it was an extra special day.

Benjamin Hayden became 10 Sept. 8. So quickly it seems the kids all grow up. Belated greetings and best wishes to all Sept. birthday celebrants.


Has there been a September birthday at your house? Be sure to email and share the news.

Congratulations to River Hill High School artist Katie Flester whose artwork entitled, "Lost and Found," was selected by interim state Superintendent Bernie Sadusky to be shown at the Maryland Board of Education building during August. Way to go, Katie.

It takes equipment and supplies to run a successful art program. Here's where you can participate. The River Hill High School visual arts department teaches students to use a high-tech digital lab and also how to shoot film, process and print it the "old fashioned way."

Not all students have access to necessary cameras and equipment. If you have an old 35 mm film SLR camera, digital camera, other photo or darkroom equipment, consider donating it to River Hill High. You can be sure it will be put to good use. Just drop it off at the front office or email fine arts chairman Jacob Cecil at for pick up or answers to questions.

Some Clarksville teens attend River Hill High while others attend Atholton High. Did you happen to notice that renovation funding for Atholton High was requested in the budget? Recent natural disasters have made clear just how much the school needs renovation to go along with a top-notch scholastic program.

Atholton High graduate Janell Jagdhani is being inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars at Arizona State University where she is a sophomore this fall. Janell studied Russian at Atholton and Howard Community College before transferring to Arizona State. She is continuing her studies in Russian as well as Korean and other languages with plans to become a translator in a social work environment.

She is active in street ministry and public speaking in behalf of oppressed women and children. Even in this country, there are far too many who fall into this category.

Congratulations, Janell. Keep up the good work.


If you would like more information about NSCS, go to

Local dentist Rashmi Parmar attended the seventh annual International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics conference in San Diego this summer. It gave her the opportunity to learn and interact with some of the most progressive leaders in aesthetic dentistry and be introduced to the latest techniques and materials.

Is there an unused bicycle taking up space at your house? You might want to donate it to Bikes for the World. Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church is conducting a collection Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the church parking lot.

For most Americans a bike represents recreation or exercise. In much of the world a bicycle is much needed transportation for employment or education. Along with your bike, you might want to bring a $15 donation to help with shipping costs. You can even bring non-working bikes and bike parts to be used in a repair micro business. To learn more, email or call 410-531-2331. You can also find more info about BFTW at

How would you like to have fresh local produce delivered to your home this winter? Now is the time to sign up for Clarksville's Winter Community Supported Agriculture program. The farm will donate a basket of produce to the Food on the 15th program for every 15 members and also makes a donation to our local school PTAs. Think turkey. Yes, they say it's time to order your Thanksgiving turkey. For more details or to sign up, go to

You can pick up a registration form at Charm City Run in the Clarksville Center next to the Free State gas station to participate in the Healing for Heels Dash for Breast Cancer, but it must be mailed by Sept. 30. You could also register online at The 550-yard dash is Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. in the Annapolis Towne Center.