The Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library has issued an invitation to Meet the Author during a continuing speaker series geared to senior citizens this fall. The four, hour-long programs sponsored by the Friends of Towson Library will feature former Sun writers Rafael Alvarez and Michael Olesker; Master bugler and "Taps" historian Jari Villaneuva and Ruxton writer Evan L. Balkan, lover of all things Baltimore and a writing teacher.
Terence T. Finn, a retired NASA executive whose passion for military history led him to write four books on the subject, died June 27 of complications from a rare blood disorder. The Chestertown resident was 71.
Boy Scout Troop 793 is a large, active troop which is chartered by, and meets at, the Glenelg United Methodist Church on Burntwoods Road. The troop works hard to support the food pantry at the church through Eagle Scout projects, fundraisers and food donation drives.
Recalled judges work on a part-time basis, not to exceed 82 days per year. They are only paid per diem and receive no additional benefits from the state. According to the Office of Communications and Public Affairs for Maryland Judiciary, approximately 150 retired judges serve throughout the system.
Mary Boehly informed me about a free, open to the public concert by the USAF Heritage Ramblers Saturday at 3 p.m. in Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, 101 S. Union Ave., Havre de Grace. Sponsored by the Havre de Grace Arts Commission, the Heritage Ramblers are six members of the USAF Heritage of America Band from Langley, Va., known for their brilliant brass sound and precision. For information, visit www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil or phone 410-939-2100.
By By Ron Browning and 410-939-6562; fax 410-939-1833
The U.S. Air Force values master's degrees over professional experience when it comes to promotions, a ridiculous practice that hinders the organization from properly identifying its best and brightest to lead it.
Arbutus resident Daniel Simons, managing partner of Hubbard Funeral Home in Arbutus, along with his wife, Heather, perform many charitable acts for the community throughout the year, totaling nearly $30,000 a year. On Dec. 7, they gave Christmas trees away free to National Guard troops and their families.
A private contractor is launching a NASA mission into space bound for the moon, and it will be visible in the night sky across hundreds of miles of the Northeast on Friday, including all across Maryland.
Betty G. Hocker, a retired Baltimore opera singer who wrote the "Fort McHenry March" during the nation's bicentennial, died Saturday from complications of dementia at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 101.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun