Thursday, March 21, 2013
Tania Hendrickson was nominated and honored in a program sponsored by Military Spouse Magazine.
A Crofton mother was recently honored as Military Spouse of the Year for Fort Meade by a national magazine. The Capital-Gazette reported that Tania Hendrickson was recognized in Military Spouse magazine for her efforts to raise two boys while her husband has been deployed in Afghanistan. Both of her boys have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Hendrickson was nominated by fellow Crofton resident Rebecca Pluta. In her letter nominating Hendrickson, Pluta wrote: "With such grace, gratitude and love, she meets the myriad of daily challenges that her life as a mom and a military spouse present. Even through her own health problems, she continues to think of and do for everyone else." Read a profile of Tania Hendrickson in the …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The chamber's Celebrate Community awards dinner will be held Feb. 20.
The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will honor educators, first responders and service members next week at its annual Celebrate Community awards dinner. The chamber has nominated teachers in elementary, middle and high schools to be named Educator of the Year in the county. In addition, the chamber will honor a school administrator, firefighter, police officer, sheriff's deputy and member of the military. The awards banquet will be held Feb. 20 at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve from 6-9 p.m. For tickets, call the chamber at or register online at westcountychamber.org. Here are the nominees: 2013 Educator of the Year - Elementary School 2013 Educator of the Year - Middle School 2013 Educator of the Year - High School 2013 …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Here's a look at what's going on this week in Odenton and Severn.
- Tim Lemke
Monday, November 12, 2012
Well, we got through the superstorm known as Sandy, and we also elected a president. But the news continues on with some key events and meetings this week. Here's are five things happening this week worth following. Piney Orchard Community Association Meeting When: Monday, 6:30 p.m. Where: Piney Orchard Community Center Details: The community's board of directors will consider and vote on the adoption of the fiscal budget for 2013. A copy of the budget is available at pineyorchard.com. Western District Police-Community Relations Council When: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Western District Police Station, 8723 Telegraph Rd., Odenton Details: The police-community relations council will hold its November meeting. Get the latest from the …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
It's perfect running weather, and there are plenty of opportunities to compete.
If you like to run, this is the time of year to do it. The weather is cool, and there are many groups organizing 5k runs and other races throughout the fall. Here's a list of some upcoming 5k races. Click on the links for details on how to register. Arundel High Haunted Trail 5k and Fun Run When: Oct. 27, 9 a.m. Where: Arundel High School, back parking lot. Details: This run to benefit the Arundel Cross Country Team features ghouls and goblins along the trail, plus free child care for kids under 8. There will also be face painting, pumpkins and other fall fun. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of race. Grace Pointe Missions 5k When: Oct. 20, 9 a.m. Where: Grace Pointe Community Church of the Nazarene, 61 Gambrills Rd., Severn Details: Funds…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
As first responders and community members gathered for a moment of silence on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Anne Arundel's county executive focused on what he said he sees as the next great threat.
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold focused his remarks at a 9/11 memorial on Tuesday on the importance of cybersecurity. "Cyberterrorism will shut down our electrical grids, shut down our air-traffic-control system, shut down our financial networks," Leopold said. "We spend $4 billion on cyberdefense in this country, which is less than what we spend on agricultural subsidies. We need to do more." He called Anne Arundel County the epicenter of national security effort to combat cyberterrorism because of U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade. In 2011, Patch reported on an increase in congestion around Fort Meade as thousands of new workers commuted to the area on a daily basis. And in 2012, discrepancies between how the White House …
Friday, February 10, 2012
The comedian, who grew up in Gambrills, will perform in North Bethesda Friday. She recently offered some details about growing up locally and holding a top secret security clearance.
- Tim Lemke
Friday, February 10, 2012
Arundel High School graduate Wanda Sykes once had a pretty good job at the National Security Agency, but left it at age 27 to pursue a career in comedy. It has paid off, as she has become well-known for her standup shows and roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ice Age and other programs and films. She's back in the area this week with a show at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. Sykes, who grew up in Gambrills, spoke this week with the Washington Post Express and offered some details on her life as a procurement officer at the NSA and her decision to leave. "Something in me said, 'This is not my life; I’m not doing this [expletive] for 40 years.' I didn’t even look in the classifieds, because I knew whatever I was supposed to be …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Fort Meade soldiers spent playtime with students at Crofton Meadows Elementary School. USO volunteer Nicole Orme shares photos with Crofton Patch.
USO volunteer Nicole Orme helped Crofton Meadows Elementary make gifts for soldiers at Fort Meade. The students created 250 laminated placemats as gifts for troops. Those placemats were used Nov. 22 when Orme led an army of volunteers serving dinner to more than 300 troops at the “Salute Our Troops Thanksgiving Dinner.” The servicemen and women are members of the Defense Information School. The servicemen and women returned the favor to the children with a trip to the school to spend time with the youngsters.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A Crofton woman is leading the charge to ring in the holidays for hundreds of active duty service members unable to head home for Thanksgiving. The Fort Meade USO “Salute Our Troops” Dinner needs funds to buy food for Defense Information School troops.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Nicki Mayo
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Nicole Orme is heading up the “Salute Our Troops” Thanksgiving Dinner. On Nov. 22 Orme and an army of volunteers will prepare dinner for 250 to 300 members of the Defense Information School. The location for the dinner has yet to be determined. Orme said they hope to have it on the base. In order for this massive dinner to work, Orme said the volunteers need funds to purchase food for the event. Bowie’s Cornerstone Church has agreed to donate 15 whole turkeys. The volunteers need more funds for additional turkeys with all the trimmings. To contribute to the “Salute Our Troops” dinner, bring or mail grocery store gift cards to : Fort Meade USO c/o “Salute our Troops” Dinner 7007 A Baker Street Ft. Meade, Maryland 20755 For more details …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
BRAC is only the beginning of an anticipated growth surge that will continue to fuel opportunities for businesses and individuals for years.
“The opportunities for growth at Fort Meade are tremendous,” said Jean Friedberg, a member of the Fort Meade Regional Growth Management Committee. On Sept. 28, Friedberg spoke to a standing room-only crowd at Essex Bank’s Crofton branch who came to hear about growth opportunities generated by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. The employment base at Fort Meade is 56,000, said Friedberg. That number includes military personnel, and government civilian and contractor employees. “For every defense employee, there are two private sector jobs that are created to support them,” he said. When you look at those numbers, you “get a sense of the tremendous economic impact Fort Meade has and will continue to have on the region,” …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Military1Click helps military families find the resources they need.
Being married to a member of our nation’s military can be considered a full-time job. These spouses face challenges that a non-military family cannot relate to – like the 11 moves in 14 years that the Hamrick family of Crofton have made. “If anyone tells you ahead of time how hard it’s going to be [a military spouse], you couldn’t do it,” said Kristi Hamrick. Her husband, TJ, an Air Force pilot, is a third generation winner of the Bronze Star. His father served in Vietnam, and his grandfather served in World War II. Kristi Hamrick learned early on that to survive each move she needed to join organizations in the community in which she was living. During her recent stint in Crofton, she joined forces with Davidsonville resident Jen Pilcher …