We have food pantries all over the state. Why not furniture pantries?
Bruce Michalec’s bank needs a new vault. Deposits are bigger than ever in the three months since Anne Arundel County Food & Resources Bank merged with the Maryland Food Bank. Soon, all the food will crowd out the resources.
Michalec founded a food bank for Anne Arundel County in 1985. Soon, need and opportunity combined to bring other resources like furniture and medical supplies into the bank.
Anne Arundel Community College president Dawn Lindsay puts her money on empowering people
At Anne Arundel Community College, where two out of three students are women, women’s history is a forward-heading story. Dawn Lindsay continues a two-decade tradition of female leadership, following Martha Smith, who served 18 years as college president.
A garden named for this Maryland first lady is a fine place to encounter spring
Spring is here, calling us outdoors.
Sample the season at Helen Avalynne Gibson Tawes Garden, an out-of-the-way treasure hidden in plain sight at Maryland Department of Natural Resources headquarters in the Tawes Building.
The gardens are known to local birders as a hotspot for migrating warblers in April, when waves of Virginia bluebells bloom along the walkways.
Chef John Moeller introduced Chesapeake flavors to the White House
The president of the United States represents people across our 50 states and leads the free world, but while in office, he lives in our neighborhood. So when a White House chef like John Moeller introduced the “fresh and local” concept, our local bounty found its way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Love is great medicine when you’re fighting for your life
“Love is about when things look like they cannot get any worse and you still manage,” says Debbie Gurley of Edgewater. For 17 years, Gurley and Mike Kinnahan have managed bad and worse with love leavened by hope and laughter.
Donations to the Wig Room strike a blow for self-esteem
“Speaking on behalf of women, I know how it feels to lose one’s hair,” says two-time cancer survivor Pam Sherbia of Odenton.
After her first diagnosis in 2006, Sherbia learned how formidable an opponent cancer is.
If oystering has been your life for more than 40 years, what do you do when age catches up with you?
If you’re Donald Sheckells, you’re still working.
The Shady Side waterman no longer braves winter on the water to harvest oysters. But he’s still shucking and selling them.
Meet Secret Life of Bees author Sue Monk Kidd … at Sam’s Club
Sue Monk Kidd, author of the bestselling novel The Secret Life of Bees, is coming to Annapolis.
She’s selling and signing her newest book, The Invention of Wings, not at familiar book haunts but at Sam’s Club, a newcomer in author appearances.