Boy Scout leader will be remembered for his devotion

Boy Scout leader will be remembered for his devotion
The Elkridge Furnace Inn will host a Dickens Literary morning or afternoon tea on Dec. 27. (Jen Rynda / BSMG)

The community is mourning the passing of Bruce T. Schutt who was raised in Elkridge by his parents, Robert and Grace, along with siblings John, Jean and Keith in their home on Hanover Road. Schutt was remembered by many of his friends for having a fantastic sense of humor, a tremendous love of all outdoor activities and a deep devotion to the Boy Scouts. He truly was one of the good guys!

Seventeen years ago, Schutt was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor. His family is full of stories about how, as the disease progressed, Schutt became an even more passionate and inspiring Boy Scout Leader and church volunteer. Schutt died on Dec. 2. He will be missed by his many friends, 12 nieces and nephews, and most importantly by his wife, Theresa, sons Jeff, Kyle and Brian, their wives and children.


A memorial service was held at Schutt’s home church in Fleetwood, PA. on Dec. 8.

Looking for something fun to do while relatives are in town for Christmas? Why not head over to the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department for a fun night of bingo. On Wednesday, Dec 26, the doors open at 5:30 p.m. and regular bingo starts at 7:15 p.m.

Or maybe you and your family would enjoy a Dickens Literary Morning or Afternoon Tea at the Elkridge Furnace Inn on Thursday, Dec. 27? If you want to attend the teas at either times, you must be pre-pay on its website,

Trinity Chimney Services was co-founded by Josh Merson and his business partner in August 2017. Merson and his team offer an array of services; including inspections, chimney sweeping and restorations in northern Anne Arundel, western Baltimore, Carroll and Howard counties.

“Not every chimney needs to be swept but, every chimney needs to be inspected,” Merson said.

An annual inspection can prevent chimney fires and a potential family disaster.

Merson can be reached at 410-200-8439 or 443-602-4306 to schedule an appointment for an inspection.

Cindy Sacker-Quick is a local businesswomen and serial entrepreneur with a history of owning successful Elkridge-based businesses.

While a student at Towson University, she developed a business plan for a snowball and soft-serve stand which, with a loan from her father and support from her professor, became Cindy’s Soft-Serve, a favorite “hot spot” for children, adults, families and seniors to get a yummy, icy snow ball or delicious soft-serve vanilla or chocolate ice cream on a hot summer night.

Long after Sacker-Quick repaid her loan to her father, he bought her business after retiring from running his charter fishing business.

In 2003, Quick and her husband, Tom, bought Skylight Liquors and started building a reputation of providing a wide assortment of great beer, wines and liquor at good prices with superior customer service and attention to detail.

In 2007, the Quicks moved to their current location in the old Blockbuster’s at 7250 Montgomery Road. With the expanded store space, Tom and Cindy were able to greatly increase the variety of beer, wine and liquor with selections of imported beer from Germany, England and Belgium, regional craft beers, local to international wines and a seemingly endless variety of liquors; they even offer gluten-free choices.

Every Sunday is Wine Lover’s Sunday and there scheduled beer tastings.Stop by and get a nice bottle of wine or a six-pack of craft beers for the holidays.