Several events are planned in Laurel on Sept. 11 to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorists attacks 15 years ago. The city will also unveil its new 9/11 monument outside the Laurel Municipal Center.
Anyone who is in need this Thanksgiving and cannot share a holiday meal with family or friends has their pick of meals offered by local community groups and houses of worship around Harford and Cecil counties.
Earl W. Bohlman, a retired Baltimore and Ohio Railroad superintendent who later founded an electrical contracting firm, died of multiple organ failure Jan. 13 at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Severna Park resident was 88.
I have been thinking about baby boomers who, for one reason or another, have left the daily grind. No more snooze button to hit, no more gridlock. Gone is the relentless psycho babble cascading from the next cubicle and (a boost in morale, so they say) Casual Fridays.
They hoped the renovations, which lasted three months and finished up in October, and rebranding the bar back to its original name, Oliver's Old Town Tavern, would serve as a springboard to relaunch the business, which they say has potential to become Laurel's neighborhood sports barn and tavern in the vein of a Cheers.
The omnibus appropriations bill approved by Congress and signed last month by the president finally closed the book on federal budgeting for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, more than two months late and only after another threat of a government shutdown. Lost in most of the media coverage of this massive legislation is a very significant victory for millions of veterans that will prevent this very type of political gridlock from threatening veterans' benefits during any future budget battles or
Local residents and visitors to Harford County are invited to take part in the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House's 42nd annual Candlelight Tour of Havre de Grace, which is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13.
A gun buyback will take place Dec. 6 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Laurel. You don't have to be a city resident to turn in a gun. St. Mark's Young Adult Ministry is holding its third annual Toys for Tots toy drive. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted through Dec. 13. American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., will be the sight of a Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 6, 8 till 11 a.m., sponsored by Girl Scout Troop 383. The Department of Parks and Recreation and the city's
Jim Alexander's commitment to the community was more than 25 years of service as chief of the Laurel Rescue Squad. He was the chair of Laurel's 100th anniversary in 1970 while I was away in the service. I understand it was an event befitting 100 years of our progress as a city.
The freight train derailment and explosion that caused millions of dollars in property damage in Rosedale last year spurred National Transportation Safety Board officials on Wednesday to call for new laws banning the use of hands-free cellphone devices by drivers.
Longtime Laurel resident Hilda Fyffe celebrated her 105th birthday. Five-year-old Penelope Koren has been raising funds for a variety of charities. Laurel Presbyterian Church, 7610 Old Sandy Spring Road, will hold its annual Fall Bazaar, Saturday, Oct. 18. Fanatic Orioles fans, Eileen and Cliff Collins, have a large orange "O" trimmed in black painted on the side of their home. Orioles fan Ronnie Harris will celebrate his birthday Oct. 18.
Former residents of Steward Manor Apartments in Laurel return for reunion. One former resident traveled 3,000 miles for reunion. Lucy Leizer, a lease holder at Steward Manor Apartments for 43 years, and her family attended the reunion. After 14 years, Gail and Earl Turney retired as newspaper carriers, which was their second careers. American Legion Post 60, 2 Main St., will host a Coach/Michael Kors Purse Bingo, Sunday, Oct. 12. Post 60 will hold a Crab Feast Saturday, Oct. 18.
Matt Snyder attended Sandymount Elementary School and West Middle School before graduating from Westminster High School in 2003. In October of that year, he enlisted in the Marines Corps. In March of 2006, he was killed while serving in Iraq.