Parents and kids in Harford County got ready to head back to school with plenty of shopping this past weekend, as the state-sponsored week of tax-free shopping also encouraged residents to make their purchases by Saturday.
Drawing on the last heartfelt drumrolls of the Perry Hall High School marching band, Baltimore County schools superintendent S. Dallas Dance greeted 700 applauding administrators to deliver his inaugural back-to-school address, sending a message he said he hoped would equally resonate for the next 10 months.
Prince George's County Councilwoman Mary Lehman is hosting a Back to School Extravaganza Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at High Point High School, 3600 Powder Mill Road, in Beltsville. This free event, open to District 1 families, offers free groceries, school supplies, uniforms, haircuts, physicals, dental checks and eye exams.
Do parents really make their kids buy their own pencils and paper? For my kids, going back to school is painful enough as it is. I can't imagine what they would say if I told them they will have to buy their own school supplies this year.
The Anne Arundel County Public Schools Office of School and Family Partnerships is partnering with Abundant Life Church, located at 7305 E. Furnace Branch Road, in Glen Burnie, to host the free Back-to-School Expo on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The expo will be part of the church's annual Super Saturday Kids Carnival, a free community event that will feature a water slide, a mega sports obstacle course, more than 25 game booths, food and more. Backpacks and school supplies will be
Prince George's County students and their parents can register for school and before- and after-care programs and meet with county agency and school representatives at a Back-to-School Fair Saturday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., in Upper Marlboro.
Policy changes within the Volunteer Office of the Baltimore County Department of Social Services have altered the county's flagship donation drives for children in need, leaving one volunteer wondering whether the county's neediest residents will be served the same way.
Members of Hiss United Methodist Church have been busy this summer. In late June, the church was transformed into the Biblical town of Nazareth for a week for the church's annual Vacation Bible School.
Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock: Team Mark sent more than 20 participants and 30 spectators to Centennial Park Aug. 21 for the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon. Mark Hollingsworth attended the Iron Girl Columbia multiple times in the past to cheer on his wife, Michelle, his daughter, Taylor, a senior at Marriotts Ridge, and his mother-in-law, Diane Krichmar.
Few things give me as much satisfaction in writing this column, then to hear news of the children of parents whom I wrote about when they were school kids. Such is the case with the latest good news from Kenya Conway,