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Neighborhood News - Guilford Gazette
Today, Tuesday, June 5 2012, we shine
the spotlight on Dana Ridgway's
gardening. Ms. Ridgway lives in a
neighborhood that rewards
beautification. The neighborhood of Glen
Oaks awarded Ms. Ridgway with Yard of
One can plainly see the amount of work
put into this yard. This yard features
beautiful green bushes, a variety of
potted plants, some hardscaping, and
ornamental animals to accent the
natural colors, which were carefully
This home adds to the character of Glen
Oaks, an active and caring community in
Today's Spotlight, this Tuesday, June 12, 2012 is on First
Baptist Church of Guilford. We are not spotlighting the
building, but rather the institution, which has been a part of
the community since 1900.
The church began then, just as churches begin now. They
met in the homes of founding members.
According to the FBCG website, the founders began a
mission - apparently an attempt to seek those who did not
know Christ. They later decided to form a traditional church.
Click on link to the left to get more on the great history of
The Spotlight is on a Bridge Not Too Far. This bridge, of
historical significance is about 12 minutes from Guilford, up
north on Route 1. At the Patapsco State Park - Avalon
Area, you will find this active railway bridge upon entering
the park. According to Ann over at park headquarters, this
structure was built in 1835 and remains the longest
railroad bridge with a curve and arched stone construction.
Trains travel through the park frequently. The rumbling
sounds tip the balance in favor of a pleasant experience
with an historical perspective. The park is located at
Washington Boulevard and South Streets in Elkridge.
On Father's Day, June 17, 2012 the
Spotlight is shining on Marc Van
Camp, who took the day off from
work earlier this week to spend time
with his kids at Patapsco State Park
in Elkridge. Marc said that his wife
had to work the first day of summer
His wife's job working with kids for the
summer trumps his own job. It sounds
like a selfless act on his part.
Apparently, kids are important to him.
When the spotlight was cast upon
Marc he was cooking out and just
having good time with his own
children. As the picture indicates, the
kids were having a good time too.
Happy Father's Day, Marc.
The Spotlight is focused on
the Bollman Iron Truss
Bridge, built in 1869. This
bridge, near the Savage Mill
Trail on the Little Patuxent
River in Savage, Maryland,
was used by trains to cross
This historical structure is the
last surviving bridge of its
type designed by Wendel
Bollman, a Baltimore
Through 1873 the B&O
Railroad built around 100 of
these iron bridges.
Martin Vandenberg served for six years at
Hammond High School working to bring the
very best to the students he served at the
Mr. Vandenberg left Hammond in July to
continue his career at Atholton. The Guilford
Gazette ran a story about his time at Hammond
in Volume 1, Issue 15.
The incoming replacement is John Seibel, who
comes to Hammond from Wilde Lake High