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Edgewater Woman’s Charity Helps Soldiers and Their Families Fly

Edgewater resident Alison Sheele is a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. For the past 18 months, she’s quietly run a simple charity that takes airline employees’ “Buddy Passes” and gives them to soldiers, veterans, their families and caregivers. Sheele said that most of the donations of Buddy Passes happens through word of mouth among Southwest […]

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Blue Star Flag Service at Woodland Beach VFD on Sunday

The Woodland Beach Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Blue Star Service Flag Ceremony in recognition of 1st Lt. Richard Steer, Jr., USMC, who is currently serving in Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. Lt. Steer is a member of the Woodland Beach volunteers as a firefighter and medic. The event will take place from 1 p.m. […]

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Author Valerie Ormond Nominated for National Military Writer’s Award

On Thursday (Sept. 29), local author Valerie Ormond will attend the National Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) Awards where her debut novel Believing in Horses is nominated¬† in two categories: the Young Adult and Founder’s Award. The MWSA was founded by W. H. McDonald Jr.¬† To better understand his own military experiences, McDonald began […]

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VIDEO: 9-11 ‘Spirit Day’ Planned at Central Middle School

Two 8th grade students from Central Middle School decided that 9-11-2012 should be a “Spirit Day” at their Edgewater school. Nothing new about that. However, spirit days typically revolve around a football game or other event. Emily Sorrells, 13, and Karinna Cave-Hawkins, 14, cleared their idea with their parents and then the principal. They wanted […]

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Edgewater Man Killed in Aug. 16 Chopper Crash in Afghanistan

The Pentagon announced Monday that Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick D. Feeks, 28, of Edgewater, was killed in an Aug. 16 helicopter crash in Afghanistan. In all, seven service members died in the crash northeast of Kandahar, Afghanistan. According to reporting by the Associated Press, Feeks enlisted in the Navy in 2006. He completed Basic […]

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State Flags at Half Staff Wednesday for Sgt. Julian Chase of Edgewater

Gov. Martin O’Malley ordered the American flag and the Maryland state flag at half-staff on Wednesday to honor Marine Sgt. Julian Chase of Edgewater, according to a report in The Capital. Flags in all public buildings, including Anne Arundel County government buildings, will also fly at half-staff. Chase, 22, died on Memorial Day while conducting […]

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