Saturday, September 24, 2011
Need a fun outing for the family? Check out these great events at local libraries.
If you're looking for some exciting events for the family, check out what's coming up at libraries in the Pasadena area! September 27, 7 p.m. at Mountain Road Library - Book Club: The Hunger Games Meet and discuss this book with other readers at the Mountain Road Branch. September 29, 7 p.m. at Mountain Road Library - Book Club: The Last Child Meet and discuss this book with other readers at the Mountain Road Branch. September 29 and October 27, 4:30 p.m. at Mountain Road Library and September 22 and October 20 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Riviera Beach Library - Anime and Manga Club If you're a fan of Japanese comics and animation, show up to meet other anime and manga lovers here. This event is intended for teens. October 20, 7 to 8 p.m. at …
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Local performer, Rick Garcia, combines stories about growing up around the country music genre with songs by country legends.
Local resident Rick Garcia shared his musical talent with seniors Wednesday, when he put on a free concert at the Pasadena Senior Center. The singer played his guitar and sang songs from older country music performers, and said that these classic songs are the genre that he prefers to perform. Garcia incorporated stories about his childhood and his past musical experience into his performance of songs such as Hank Locklin's “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On.” Garcia said that, as a child, his mother worked distributing food to soldiers during World War Two, and that his family would play music in the evenings to entertain the troops. According to Garcia, he began playing guitar at age 14, and played in his family band both for soldiers …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
This week's Whiz Kids are 4 and 5 year old brother and sister environmentalists Dylan & Jenna Pratt!
Dylan & Jenna Pratt – Ages 4 & 5 School: Magothy Cooperative Preschool & Bodkin Elementary Accomplishment: Helping to make Downs Park Beautiful! Dylan and Jenna Pratt decided they wanted to help with the clean up of Downs Park and started working in the Mother’s Garden. Together they worked as a team, weeding, raking leaves and spreading mulch. Dylan and Jenna also helped out the environment by placing the leaves into a compost bin instead of a landfill. Between the 2 of them they picked up bottles and trash they found along the shore. Dylan and Jenna’s mom Rachel was extremely proud of them. “Most of the items that were found were able to be recycled,” said Rachel Pratt. Dylan and Jenna enjoyed working at Downs Park, keeping it …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Those living in workforce housing are not required to have jobs in Anne Arundel County. Another bill introduced will allow new townhomes to be only 16 feet wide.
An official county policy for workforce housing has moved one step closer to adoption, but faced a litany of changes at Monday’s meeting of the Anne Arundel County Council. For the past three months, District 1 Councilman Daryl Jones has been drafting a bill that would give developers incentives to build more workforce housing units in Anne Arundel County. For example, developers could take a property zoned as R5 (dense residential), agree to provide some workforce housing units, and receive what’s called a density bonus to build that property up to R22 (multifamily residential) standards, making it a much more profitable venture. On Monday night, Jones’ measure underwent nearly a dozen changes, but came out the same bill in spirit. Most …
Every week Patch will showcase a local job. Need a job? Need a new job? Check out the listing and apply!
Pier 1 Imports is looking for a full-time assistant manager in the Pasadena area. The assistant manager will focus on assisting the Store Manager in all activities. This position is also responsible for administrative support. Applicants must have a flexible work schedule, strong communication skills and a bachelor's degree in a related discipline or associated experience. For more information or to apply for the position, check the listing at Monster.com.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Community United Methodist Church youth attend Camp Hope each summer, rebuilding homes for disadvantaged families in Frostburg, MD.
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Saturday, September 17, 2011
Community United Methodist Church (UMC) held a crab feast on Friday at Kurtz's Beach to raise funds for their youth group's volunteer work through the Camp Hope program. The fundraiser was organized by Gary and Marsha Thompson, church members who lead Community UMC's yearly trip to volunteer with Camp Hope. Marsha Thompson shared that when she and her husband began attending Community UMC, they approached the pastor and asked to take a group of youth and adults to Frostburg, MD, to participate in the program. “Our church did not have a youth missions program,” said Marsha Thompson. “Other Pasadena churches were attending Camp Hope, and we wanted to be involved. We were thrilled when the pastor agreed to let us begin taking a group there …
The Pasadena golf course attracted more than 100 golfers on Friday at a fundraiser to support Joey Sudo, 11, of Broadneck.
Golfers and volunteers from all over the county participated in a tournament Friday at Compass Pointe Golf Course to raise money for Joey Sudo, an 11-year-old from Broadneck with a rare form of cancer. Ashley DeWitt coaches Joey's soccer team, and organized the tournament with her friend, Mandi Tabor. Dewitt said that more than 100 golfers registered for the event. She added that the golfers were a mix between individuals who know the Sudo family, and people in the community who heard about Joey's condition and wanted to help. “Mandi and I wanted to get the community together to show Joey and his family how much support they have," Dewitt said. "We want them to know that they are not fighting this disease alone and that we're all behind …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Volunteers who practice through Annapolis Reiki visited the center to provide free Reiki demonstrations to seniors at the Pasadena Senior Center.
Reiki practitioners from across the county volunteered their time to provide Reiki sessions to senior citizens at Pasadena Senior Center Thursday. Seniors were able to sign up for free, 20-minute Reiki demonstrations, a service that is provided through the senior center once every other month. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, a Reiki Master, studies the technique through Annapolis Reiki, and said that she found out about the opportunity to volunteer in county senior centers through her relationship with Pat Clarke, the master teacher at Annapolis Reiki. According to Fitzpatrick, Reiki is a Japanese technique that reduces stress and anxiety, promotes healing and increases relaxation. Often confused with a form of massage, Reiki is actually a non-…