Give old crayons and markers a new purpose with recycling

Recycle old crayons and markers by contacting Crayola to receive a free shipping label.
Recycle old crayons and markers by contacting Crayola to receive a free shipping label. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)

Recently, I became aware of this fantastic program offered by Crayola. The Color Recycle Program is designed to recycle used and dried up markers, dry eraser markers, highlighters and any brand or size of plastic markers. Typically, used up markers end up in land fills or in the ocean. To prevent that from happening, you simply have to collect your markers, contact Crayola at to get a free shipping label and send the markers to Crayola. The company will take care of properly recycling them.

Last Sunday afternoon, I was chatting it up with my bestie of 62 years (yep that’s right we have been friends for our entire lives!) She told me about an absolutely delicious cream chipped beef on toast she had at Daniel’s, also known as, “The Biker Bar. “ Daniel’s is on Route 1 at 5854 Washington Blvd. The restaurant and open air bar were bought by Emily Daniels in 1975. Daniels was legendary in the way she managed her business. Emily’s son, Dan followed in his mother’s footsteps after she passed and Daniel’s is an institution in Elkridge.


I spent a hour or so after my phone call looking at the fabulous and interesting menu at Daniel’s. Make it a point to enjoy a meal at Daniel’s and support Elkridge small businesses.

Interested in your child’s public-school education and the issues that could affect the quality of their experiences? Join your school’s PTA (Parent Teacher Association) and find a constructive way to let your thoughts, suggestions and solutions be known. The Elkridge Elementary School PTA meets on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the media center. The Elkridge Landing Middle School PTA meets on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in the media center.

The Elkridge Furnace Inn is hosting two very exciting special food events in February. On Friday, Feb. 1, the Right Band of Bordeaux Wine Pairing event will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Four carefully selected wines will be paired with delicious bites. On Sunday, Feb.17, the “I Love Paris Tea” will feature a French-infused four course deluxe afternoon tea service. Starting at 12 p.m, party goers will feast on delectable foods expertly paired and prepared for the perfect mid-winter Sunday afternoon.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, Kupcakes & Co. is offering its cupcake decorating class from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the bakery. Participants will learn the tips and tricks to successfully learn how to master three adorable designs. Additionally, each student will receive six cupcakes to decorate and take home, a goodie bag and a signature cupcake to enjoy after class. Call 443-552-3033 to register for this great class.

The Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department is the setting for “An Afternoon of Wine and Chocolate” on Sunday, Feb.10 from 3 5 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Mortel High Hopes for Haiti Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to serve the economically, socially and intellectually deprived people of Haiti. The Foundation, founded by Mortel, operates faith-based school programs for preschoolers to adults in Haiti. Tickets are $25 per person. Dress is casual so come on out and support a good cause and enjoy fun afternoon of wine and chocolate.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department will host a Coach and Michael Kors Purse Bingo on Sunday, Feb. 24. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with the first game starting at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For advanced tickets, call 410-761-6633 or email Ticket reservations will be taken until Feb, 22 at 5 p.m. There will be door prizes and raffles available.

Players will have the regular program of 20 games, two jackpots and two King Tut pull tags with chances to win $500. For weather cancellations or updates, call 410-761-6633 ext.3.

The Ladies Auxiliary is also hosting the very popular Bull and Shrimp Roast on Saturday, March 9, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the St. Augustine Hall, 5976 Old Washington Road. There will be various door prizes, raffles and live music to enjoy. Tickets are $45 per person. This event typically sells out every year. For tickets and information, call 410-761-6633 ext. 7 or contact Tami Scovitch at The menu includes pit beef, steamed shrimp, pit turkey, ham, oyster fritters and delicious side dishes. Mark your calendars and get your tickets now for this fun evening.

Neighbors and friends extend deepest sympathy to the family of Barbara Myers, who passed away on Jan. 20 at the St. Elizabeth’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a short hospitalization. She is survived by her son, Jay and daughter, Kelly and their families. A funeral service was held on Jan. 24 at Slack’s Funeral Home. Barbara is remembered as a kind woman who was devoted to her late husband, Jimmy and their children. She will be remembered and missed by many.