Wind Crest
During the holiday season, many people reconnect with their faith. [caption id="attachment_6711" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Reverend Jim George, who lives at Wind Crest, volunteers 10 to 15 hours a week at Sky Ridge Medical Center as a chaplain. My job is to get whatever or whoever is important to the patient, he says."]
Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love. [caption id="attachment_6714" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Marlene Blevins and her granddaughter Alex Brinkley share the spirit of the holidays at Riderwood s annual afternoon of gingerbread house decorating."]
Nothing says Maryland like a big ole bowl of crab soup. And nothing says king of crab like winning the crab soup cook-off in a state known worldwide for its Chesapeake Bay blue crabs. [caption id="attachment_6720" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Riderwood s winning crab soup teams. Pictured, from left to right: Magdy Mishraky, director of dining services; Victor Cirrincione,...
Wind Crest
Carpenters are limited only by their imaginations in the Wind Crest wood shop. The members, who number close to 40, churn out dozens of projects each year and have hundreds more on their to-do lists. We ll give anything a try, says Len Hilgartner, who lives at Wind Crest and manages its wood shop. We ll try and make anything for anyone, he adds enthusiastically. To date, the group has fashioned...
Oak Crest
Five months after Joan and Brooks Hubbert traded in their Towson home and moved to Oak Crest in Parkville, it was clear as a bell something was missing. [caption id="attachment_6800" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Oak Crest Handbell Choir, which includes both experienced bell-ringers and those who had never played before, practices for its upcoming holiday performance. (...
Jimmy Mullis and nine of his neighbors are helping to make this a holiday to remember for local youth. For the last four months, the Charlestown volunteers have been hard at work sawing, sanding, assembling, and painting wooden toys they will donate to Toys for Tots, a program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that offers toys to children in need at Christmastime. We ve made puzzles shaped...
This Christmas, while the rest of us are lacing up our snow boots, Sheila Eberhardt, a 77-year-old grandmother of 13, will be slipping on her sandals and enjoying shrimp on the barbie. Eberhardt is spending the holidays down under in Brisbane, Australia. The trip, a gift from Eberhardt s oldest daughter who teaches at the University of Queensland in Toowoomba, came as a surprise. She offered to...
Cedar Crest
[caption id="attachment_6823" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Paula Longo s dog, Sunny, is close to her heart. (Photos by Erica Koizim)"][/caption] There wasn t a shortage of strutting, smiling, and wagging at Cedar Crest s recent pet parade. The yearly event, held in the Woodland Commons Clubhouse, gave the 80 pet owners on campus an opportunity to show off their pets and...
Cedar Crest
Before he packs his sleigh with gifts for good boys and girls later this month, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be paying a special visit to Cedar Crest . The famous couple is scheduled to visit the community for the annual Breakfast with Santa event on December 12. Special helpers Cedar Crest residents Lon and Janice Dring have been looking forward to the event since last year...