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Laurel Historical Society
817 Main Street, Laurel, MD 20707 - Tel: 301-725-7975
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Laurel Historical Society

Ripped from the Headlines:  Laurel in the News

Laurel, Maryland…What makes news? In Laurel, Hurricane Agnes, Spanish Flu, George Wallace, 9/11, fires, robberies, murders and integration battles made (or didn’t make) headlines. All are part of Laurel’s history. How the local media covered these and other events is the focus of the Laurel Museum’s newest exhibit:  Ripped from the Headlines:  Laurel in the News which opens February 8, 2015. 
A piece from the North Tower of the World Trade Center, a Life Magazine on the Wallace shooting signed by George Wallace, fire and police equipment, and materials salvaged from Hurricane Agnes’ flood destruction are among the objects on view that will accompany the news stories.  Visitors will also encounter long-forgotten names like John Sedlick, Mrs. Burroughs, John Morgan and Carol Replane, in sometimes tragic, and occasionally funny stories that gripped local attention over the past 118 years.  Interspersed throughout the exhibit:  advertisements for long-forgotten products and businesses that provide their own humorous look at life in Laurel since 1897.
Ripped from the Headlines is designed to be both a journey into the past, and a thought-provoking exploration of “news.”  Visitors are encouraged not just to read the stories, but to ask questions such as what gets covered and why, what happens if stories aren’t reported, and how coverage today is different from the past. The exhibit centers on stories as they were covered in the home-town paper, and commemorates the LHS’ acquisition and digitization of The Laurel Leader
“Our recent acquisition and digitization of the Laurel Leader opens up resources beyond what we could have imagined years ago.  ‘Ripped from the Headlines: Laurel in the News’ highlights these new windows into the past while also asking our community to think analytically about news coverage over the years, “ stated Laurel Historical Society Executive Director Lindsey Baker.
The exhibit is divided into seven sections. Bad Luck Beat uncovers tragedies of many forms, ranging from train wrecks, to the devastating 1918 Spanish Influenza, and fatal buggy accidents. OffBeat, explores topics ranging from The Woman’s Club of Laurel to Prohibition.  Firehouse Beat looks at some of the fires over the years that shaped the community – and led to creation of the fire department. The Disaster Beat focuses on Mother Nature and the floods, tornados and earthquakes that damaged property but not town spirit.
Laurel has been the focus of stories that made national news, and the National News Desk explores how 9/11 and the Wallace Shooting were covered locally.  Law and Order reminds us of some of the crimes that shook the community when they happened, but which today are largely forgotten, including the Basu carjacking, a Citizen’s National Bank Robbery, and The Hargis and Replane Murders.
Editorial: Integration provides an in depth overview of the coverage that accompanied one of the most difficult and divisive eras in Laurel history – school integration, particularly from 1954 to 1985. It explores whether the coverage reflected the reality of the integration process, community values, or wistful thinking, controversies that arose, and raises the question of whether or not the schools are in fact integrated.
Ripped from the Headlines runs through December 20, 2015 at the Laurel Museum.  The Museum is open Wednesdays and Fridays 10-2, Sundays 1-4. Group tours by appointment.  Admission is free. The digitized Laurel Leaders and other items from the LHS collection are open to researchers by appointment Monday-Friday. The Laurel Museum is located at 817 Main Street, Laurel, Md.  For appointments or for additional visitor information contact info@laurelhistoricalsociety.org or visit www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org  #

Contact: Lindsey Baker 301-725-7975 director@laurelhistoricalsociety.org

Large Logo Photo: http://bit.ly/LHSRippedlogo
Additional exhibit photos: 9/11 Artifacts:  http://bit.ly/LHS911Beam 
Nozzle/Boots:  http://bit.ly/LHSNozBoots   Company 1 Cap: http://bit.ly/LHSCompany1Cap
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For Immediate Release
March 23, 2015

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BNI Makes a Difference for Kids with Cancer  

On Sunday, March 22, 2015, a group of seven members of the BNI Alliance, a Business Networking International (BNI) Laurel group met at Brian Boru Irish Restaurant and Pub, 489 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, Maryland for the annual Head-Shaving event, St. Baldrick’s, that helps raise money for childhood cancer research. Our team of seven members called “The Networkers” stood proudly bald beside those kids with cancer that often lose their hair during treatment. Our “shavees” individually collected money from friends and family and the overall the BNI group raised over $9500 to date this year to help raise money for childhood cancer research.

The seven brave members who took their turn in the barber’s chair were: Brian Madden,
Brandon Voss, Rick Pasatiempo, Don Thomas, Pete Davis, John Riley and Marco Rodriguez.

St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events began as a challenge between businessmen and have grown from one event in 1999 to over 1,400 events in 2014, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research. Events take place in pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, malls, military bases, firehouses and any other place you can imagine.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, health lives.

For additional information about St. Baldrick’s Foundation and how you can help, please contact 888-899-2253.

The BNI Alliance, the Laurel Thursday Breakfast Chapter meets every Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at The Old Country Buffet located at 9608 Fort Meade Road, (198) Laurel, MD 20707. Please contact Pete Davis, President, at 301-526-1734, or pdavis@aces-md.com for more information regarding this growing networking group. Come out and visit us anytime.

PRESHAVE: From left to right, Brandon Voss, Brian Madden, Pete Davis (president), John Riley, Rick Pasatiempo, Marco Rodriguez and Don Thomas.

POSTSHAVE: From left to right, Brandon Voss, Brian Madden, Pete Davis (president), John Riley, Rick Pasatiempo, Marco Rodriguez and Don Thomas.

Laurel Park

PO Box 130
Laurel, MD 20725
Tel: 301.725.0400 / 410.792.7775
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Laurel Park

Experience the thrill of live Thoroughbred racing while enjoying quality dining. With a race named in the group's honor, ten of your guests watch the race from the Winner's Circle and have a commemorative photo taken with the winning jockey by the track photographer. Comprising 360 acres, Midway between Baltimore and Washington D.C. Catering by Maryland Turf Caterers, Inc. Available for Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties, Wedding Receptions, Charity Events and more!

“Coping With Hearing Loss”
Thursdays starting April 2 thru April 23, 2015 @ 1:30 – 3:00pm

North Laurel 50+ Center 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road Laurel, Maryland / Karen Hull 410.313.7466

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Sponsored by Seniors Together, a program of the Howard County Office on Aging
Presented by the University of Maryland Department of Speech and Hearing

For individuals with hearing loss and/or their families, a variety of topics including hearing devices, managing your environment, and coping strategies.  A terrific opportunity for hands-on interaction with qualified audiologist and UMD graduate students.  To register call 410-313-0380 or contact Elaine Widom, 410.313.7283 for further information. Registration deadline is March 27, 2015.  Cost $25.00/pp partial scholarships available.

"Inspiration. Boldness. Curiosity. Passion.
April 25, 2015 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

University of Maryland

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You’ll find it all at the University of Maryland’s one-day open house of 400 educational, family-friendly and interactive events. And with UMD now in the Big Ten Conference, Maryland Day is B1G-ger than ever!

Maryland Day is packed with exciting events and exhibits in six “learning neighborhoods” spread across campus. Choose the events that most interest you and your family by visiting marylandday.umd.edu and clicking on the “plan your day” link."

This event is a free event and will be held on the campus of University of Maryland on April 25, 2015 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Community Yard Sale
May 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

North Laurel Community Center 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road Laurel, MD 20723

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$15 per space; Free for shoppers

Clean out your basements, closets and garages and haul it down to the North Laurel Community Center for a day of selling and buying. Reservations required for sellers. Registration/Info: Laura Yingling, 240-338-8534 or NLaurelYardSale@gmail.com.
Reservoir High School music department is holding a Music and More Yard Sale
May, 2nd from 9am to 1pm.

Vendor spaces available for $10.-
Enjoy face-painting, crafts table, performances of our students and visit our musical Petting Zoo!
Treat yourself to snow cones and other yummy treats!
Contact Tina at tinajsauer@yahoo.com for details!
Voix de Femmes, Maryland's Chamber Women's Choir, will present 'Salut Printemps! Sacred and Secular Music for Spring'
On Sunday, May 3rd at 4:00 pm

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Voix de Femmes, Maryland's Chamber Women's Choir, will present 'Salut Printemps! Sacred and Secular Music for Spring'
St Bernadette's Catholic Church in Silver Spring MD (70, University Boulevard E, Silver Spring MD 20901). 
The month of May is the perfect time to Rejoice in Nature’s Renewal, to Celebrate Love and to Celebrate Mary, Mother of all Mothers! The voices of ‘Voix de Femmes’ invite you to celebrate this wonderful time of year with them. This spirited program will feature musical gems written by composers from around the world, such as Duruflé, Miskinis, Holst, Yupanqui and Casals, and will include a few French selections, naturellement! Voix de Femmes is delighted to be accompanied by pianist William Wisnom. 

Voix de Femmes, Maryland's Chamber Women's Choir, will present 'Salut Printemps! Sacred and Secular Music for Spring'

No ticket is required, but donations are appreciated. A reception will follow the concert. For more information, please contact Annick Kanter-St Hubert @ 301-520-8921, or visit http://www.voixdefemmes.us/
Southern Howard County Civic Association, Inc. meeting
May 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

First Tuesday of the month the North Laurel Community Center,  9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, North Laurel, Md.  20723. 

Have issues, come on down!  Next meeting May 5, 2015 @ 6:30 pm.  Contact Bibi 240 786 5747 for more info. 
The Woman’s Club of Laurel invites you for an evening with author Faye Green,
Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 pm.

The Woman’s Club is located at 384 Main Street in Laurel, MD (between PNC and BB&T), with parking in the rear. 

A Laurel native, Faye Green wrote the book "Gertie," which is set in and around Laurel in the period from 1909 to 1946. The main character walks up and down Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Main Streets, locales that are so familiar to Laurel residents. Gertie MacGregor is a divorced woman raising a small child. Because divorce was not well accepted at that time, Gertie was rejected by her friends and neighbors. To help fill her life, Gertie served veterans at nearby Fort Meade during WWI and WWII, through USO clubs and at the bedsides of wounded soldiers. When Eleanor Roosevelt officially recognized Gertie’s work, she was redeemed in the eyes of her community.

Jailbreak Brewery's Brew Fest for MS
Saturday May 9, 2015 @ 4pm - 10pm

Jailbreak Brewing Company, 9445 Washington Blvd N Laurel, MD, 20723

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Vansville Elementary School is hosting its 3rd Annual Fun Run
Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 9:00am.  (Please check-in by 8:45am)

Laurel Lake 8300 Mulberry Street Laurel, MD 20707

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The Run will take place around the beautiful Laurel Lake 8300 Mulberry Street Laurel, MD 20707.  Our goal for the Family Fun Run is to raise funds to provide transportation for cultural and education field trips for every grade within the school.  Other goals for our organization include our first International Day, more cultural art assemblies, and after school programs, educational workshops for parents and fun family-friendly events.  

Come on out for this fun family event.  There will be refreshments, raffle prizes and more.  Each participant will receive a Fun Run t-shirt, race bib and race bag.  Registration is only $10 per person and $30 for a family of four. The Fun Run Event website can be found at http://www.vansvillepta.org/FunRun.html.  Visit the website to register. 


Lace up! It's on...

2015 WISE Summer Youth Basketball League starts on June 13, 2015.

Space is very limited.  Click website or picture to register your athlete.


Summer Enrichment Program
Monday - Friday June 29 - July 31, 2015 @ 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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Classes taught by experienced teachers.
Before and After care available at an additional cost
The Sassy Sipper
Laurel, Maryland 20723
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The Sassy Sipper

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14504 Greenview Drive, Suite 201 Laurel, Maryland 20708 / 240.583.1877

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