Over the past several months, Carroll County has seen its largest one-day snow accumulation and torrential rains, but luckily it has never experienced a disaster like the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood of May 31, 1889, that killed over 2,200 people, destroyed 1,600 homes, and nearly wiped out several towns.
Whether you¿re looking to contribute to a worthy cause or need services yourself, Howard County offers many resources to help. The following list is a broad sample of the nonprofit organizations actively making the county a better place to live.
Join Elizabeth Parker and Melissa Tillett for class at Great Sage as they discuss some of the medical science behind a healthy plant-based diet. Learn strategies to encourage children to eat more plant-based meals and get ideas for packable school lunches.
By Darleen Sanford, email@example.com and 301-854-3624
A framed photo of the Super Bowl XXXV champions hangs on Edwin Mulitalo's bedroom wall; a "Festivus" T-shirt, in his closet. They are cherished keepsakes for Mulitalo, a starting guard for the 2000 Ravens when they won their first NFL title.
A Westminster home on Pinch Valley Road was damaged to the point of being uninhabitable Saturday after a fire started for an unknown reason in a bedroom in the basement, according to Senior Deputy State Fire Marshal Oliver Alkire.
Whatever the reason — be it the spirit of the giving season or meeting the deadline for a tax write-off — charitable donations tend to go up in a big way at the end of each year. In fact, according to a 2012 survey by GuideStar, a service that reports on U.S. nonprofits, 50.5 percent of organizations surveyed said they received the majority of their contributions between October and December.
Carolyn Lynch has spent most of the past six months in the hospital being treated for leukemia, but she had the opportunity to come out Monday evening and meet some of the people who have been supporting her in her ongoing battle against cancer.
The West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will once again be working with the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services to collect toys for children this holiday season. Help to make a child's Christmas special by bringing new, unwrapped toys to Station 3 in West Friendship from Dec. 1 through 20. All toys collected will benefit a child in Howard County.
A fire in the attic of a two-story single-family dwelling in Mount Airy was under control as of 6:15 p.m. Monday after all residents had escaped safely, said Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company spokesman Doug Alexander.
A 5K Run, Halloween activities for kids and families and the Reality Rides simulator highlight the 7th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and Trick or Treat Walk on Saturday, October 31, at 9 a.m. at Harford Community College.
Rabbi Seth Bernstein is trained in disaster response. As a Red Cross chaplain, he's supported people impacted by some of the 21st century's most devastating tragedies, including 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. In the aftermath of an explosion that left six Columbia townhouses uninhabitable last week, however, he responded to the scene not as a Red Cross official, but as a rabbi and friend to two of the homeowners.
Residents of the Clary's Forest community stood outside the wreckage Thursday morning in Columbia, gazing at the shattered remains of an explosion the night before that left six townhouses uninhabitable and an estimated $2 million in damage, according to Howard County fire officials.