Unfortunately a bill recently passed by the Baltimore City Council allowing the use of e-cigarettes in restaurants, taverns and casinos not only weakens Baltimore and Maryland's longstanding and popular smoke-free laws, it threatens the health of many city workers. We urge Mayor Rawlings-Blake to see through the tobacco industry smokescreen and use her power to veto this ordinance.
By By Michaeline Fedder and Deborah P. Brown and Bonita Pennino
Bruce D. Gerwig, a professional golfer and instructor who was the teaching pro at the Hereford Golf Center in Hereford, died Nov. 15 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of Stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 65.
Calvary Lutheran Church's annual Christmas Bazaar will take place on Friday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. A lunch of soup and sandwiches will be sold between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and a crab cake dinner will be available between 4 and 7:30 p.m.
The Glenelg High School Orchestra, conducted by Kevin George, will perform with the Glenwood Middle School Orchestra, under the direction of Patricia DeOrio, on Wednesday, Oct. 29, in the Glenelg High School Auditorium, in the String Thing Concert
You are invited to come listen to the Mt. Zion United Methodist Choir of Highland, along with choirs from Glen Mar, Glenelg, and Linden-Linthicum United Methodist churches, when they perform in a concert to benefit the American Cancer Society on Nov. 16 beginning at 3 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City.
During the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser Sunday morning, more than 1,000 people lined up to start the 5K walk which would follow the trail around Watkins Park. As the signal to begin was sounded, the mass of people surged forward, creating a veritable river of pink winding in its course.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, too many of us have been personally affected by this disease. According to the CDC, over 220,000 women and 2,000 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Excluding some forms of skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer among women, and a leading cause of death among women of various ethnicities.
By By Elaina Clarke and Community Times Staff Reporter
Madhulika Sikka, the keynote speaker at the Pink Fling Luncheon at the Carroll Hospital Center Sunday, began her speech by taking a poll. She asked who in the room had been diagnosed with cancer, and more than two score hands went up. She then asked who worked in the medical field, and another 20 hands were raised. She finally asked who knew someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, and everyone put a hand in the air.
The NFL has worked on several fronts to draw more female fans: Holding special stadium events for women, injecting football themes into shows such as "The Biggest Loser" and expanding lines of merchandise to include household goods such as cheese boards and stemless wine glasses.