Bruce Wood, a trash/recycling truck driver, was doing his usual job the morning of September 4th when he noticed smoke coming out of the Catonsville home of Patty Miller. He banged on the door and windows and screamed until they got a response. Wood was able to get all of Miller’s family out, including their dog.
Rick Brostrom of Catonsville spends his December helping Santa out by responding to children’s letters.
Children drop letters in the mailbox that Brostrom made himself and each year receives hundreds of letters. Each letter is responded to because, “…good feelings in my chest, in my inner heart, just good feelings about doing something for the community as well as for the children.”
The holidays are fast approaching and with less than two months to go until Christmas, there are many places hiring for holiday help! No matter your skill set, there’s a job out there for you!
Stuart Lowry and Mike Groves of Catonsville had a hard time communicating with their parents who have early onset dementia when the pandemic hit and couldn’t see their loved ones to help them. The two invented LiveWall which allows messages and pictures to be sent to their loved ones and an events calendar which can be programmed by an aid or family member. The LiveWall flashes blue when there’s a notification or message to be read and a red button the individual can press if help is needed.
So many people are working from home now and many companies are moving towards their employees staying virtual or working that way part-time. That said, it might be a great time to bring a furry friend into your life. The pandemic has allowed shelters to have an abundance of dogs and cats being adopted so check out those that are available and get your applications in.
Jennie Libertini who celebrated her 106th birthday last week at St. Martin’s home in Catonsville has received both her COVID-19 vaccine shots. She lived through the H1N1 pandemic of 1918 and is now living through this one. Jennie says not having ever smoked or drink, except on holidays has helped her get to where she is now. Her motto is “just live good” and felt it was important to get her vaccine and shared getting her first shot over Zoom.