Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Fall production schedule underway for theater group at CCBC Essex.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Tomorrow’s actors are on display now as The Children’s Playhouse of Maryland continues its fall season Saturday and Sunday with Meredith Willson's "The Music Man Jr.” at CCBC Essex. The production features 46 student actors from across the region, including Baltimore City and Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Harford counties. Dundalk resident James Ruth stars as Harold Hill while Towson’s Allison Comotto co-stars as Marian Paroo. "The Music Man, Jr." is the story of Harold Hill, a con man who poses as an organizer for children's bands and convinces those in an Iowa town to invest in instruments. However, town librarian, Marian Paroo, is not impressed with him, but they later fall for one another and Hill risks everything for her. Tickets are $…
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Even with Medicare prescription plans, seniors are charged exorbitant co-pays, says Del. Joseph "Sonny" Minnick.
There are lifesaving cancer drugs available today that would have been deemed miraculous just a generation ago. These advanced medicines extend the lives of those who suffer through the disease, and even eradicate the cancerous cells that have taken many of our friends and family. These drugs are also too expensive for middle class families and senior citizens desperate for some medical relief. Even with Medicare prescription plans, our seniors are charged exorbitant co-pays that tally in the tens of thousands annually, according to a recent Washington Post article. The costs of these vital drugs are so steep that one in six Medicare recipients are not filling their prescriptions and avoiding the skyrocketing co-pay costs. This isn’t right…
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
A book based on the "immortal life" of a Turner Station native has been named a finalist for numerous national book prizes. As part of Black History month, Patch.com recalls her story.
The history of medicine echoes with the familiar names of people who made important contributions to the field: Louis Pasteur, Alexander Fleming, Marie Curie, Jonas Salk. None made a contribution to medicine as far-reaching or personal as Turner Station's own Henrietta Lacks. Until this year, few people even knew who she was. On a blisteringly hot summer day earlier this year, a small group of people gathered in Turner Station to remember Henrietta and unveil plans for a historic marker in front of the former Lacks home at 513 New Pittsburg Road. Her story was told in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, published last February by Crown Books. Recently, the work was selected as a finalist for the 2010 Wellcome Trust Book…