Raymond Edwin Hardy Jr., a retired music teacher who spent three decades making fine classical instruments played in symphony orchestras, died of Alzheimer’s disease complications March 10 at Gilchrist Hospice Care of Howard County. The Catonsville resident was 86.
Arthur H. Schmersal, a retired Baltimore County high school music teacher who had served as music director of the old Baltimore Colts Marching Band, died of cancer Oct. 12 at the Bob Hooper Hospice House. He was 82 and lived in the Phoenix area of Baltimore County.
This Sunday, Sept. 23, everyone is welcome to the Shaking Hands with History program, where the attendees will have the opportunity to be part of hands-on activities and enjoy the creative and interactive stations to explore and experience the life in Carroll County.
The doorway at Mount Vernon’s 101 West Monument St. is inlaid in brass, and clearly states: Hotel Revival. It’s a new name, and a thoroughly new take for a landmark that has undergone a two-year transformation into a 107-room boutique-style hotel.
Tammy Galvin Beideman was named Maryland's Small Business Person of the Year. Beideman's shop, Sweet Elizabeth Jane, was destroyed in the flood of 2016. She brought back in a new location on Main Street to great success.
Sister Madonna Gies of the Sisters of Mercy was a teacher and principal at several schools throughout the region, and counted her time as a volunteer in the Appalachian Mountains among her most rewarding experiences. She died March 7.
Howard County’s state delegation has approved nearly $2 million in funding for county projects, ranging from renovations to Columbia’s Gateway Innovation Center to the county’s Harriet Tubman Community Center.