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Aug 07, 2017 01:15PM ● By Nicole Gould

Photo by Rico Hayes

Shar Gogerdchi, CFP of Premier Planning Group Hosts Art 4 A Cause

Art 4 A Cause creates an opportunity for clients and guests to network with the community while learning about local visual and/or musical artists and a deserving non-profit. The artists get to select a non-profit of their choice. A portion of the proceeds from wine tastings and/or music sold will be donated to the non-profit.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust was the featured non-profit at the first event held on Thursday, April 27th at Premier Planning Group. Stephanie Claire Baker was the featured visual artist, Tom Anderson of Olde Dog Sewing displayed his creations, and Winship played a live special acoustic solo set.

CAT-South Wins 28 Medals at State SkillsUSA Competition

The Center of Applied Technology South (CAT-South) participated in the SkillsUSA Maryland State Championships on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th held at the Anne Arundel Community Television Studio - Channel 98 along with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department Training Academy, the Maritime Institute of Technology Conference Center, the Community College of Baltimore County, the Center of Applied Technology - North, North County High School, Printing Specialist Corporation, Stratford Culinary Institute, and Sollars Point Technical High School. Over 1,000 students from across the State participated in the event. CAT-South had 70 students participate in trade, occupational, and leadership competitions.

Comcast Awards $119,000 in Scholarships to 110 Maryland High School Seniors

The Comcast Foundation announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards in Maryland. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance, and leadership skills.

Comcast, joined by Dr. Carol Williamson, Deputy Superintendent, Office of Teaching and Learning at the Maryland State Department; Maryland House Speaker, Michael E. Busch, and other local elected officials and school administrators, recognized the students at a special event held Wednesday, May 10th, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis.

One hundred and nine recipients of the 2017 Maryland Leaders and Achievers® scholarships received $1,000. Cienna Bell, a senior at Bowie High School, was awarded a $10,000 Comcast Founders Scholarship for a total of $119,000 awarded this year to Maryland high school students.

UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center Celebrates 21st Annual Golf Tournament

Charlie Bagley of Annapolis, Kevin Reed of Washington, D.C., Kent Schwab (UM BWMC Board Chairman) of Gibson Island, and “B” Boykin of Lutherville.
UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center hosted its 21st Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 3rd, at Queenstown Harbor. The tournament was supported this year by more than 80 sponsors and 170 golfers, including individuals, physicians, and businesses from the community. The event was a great success netting $140,000 for the hospital.

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