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106 Year Old Talks Importance of COVID-19 Vaccine

106 Year Old Talks Importance of COVID-19 Vaccine

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.

Christmas Caravan Spreads Cheer

Christmas Caravan Spreads Cheer

Santa led a caravan of Jeeps on Saturday in Catonsville to spread holiday cheer to four nursing homes and foster children’s homes.  Ellie McIntire, one of the organizers, wanted to being some Christmas spirit to those who might feel isolated during the pandemic.  “It’s a break from the normal….they can wave and lift their spirits up for the day,” McIntire said.

Veteran Martin Eichelman of Catonsville Honored by WMAR

Veteran Martin Eichelman of Catonsville Honored by WMAR

This week WMAR shined their Veteran Spotlight on Martin Edward Eichelman, a World War II veteran and Catonsville resident who just celebrated his 99th birthday.  While serving in the Army Air Forces, Eichelman was a right gunner on b-29 bombers, flew 35 combat missions, and was awarded the distinguished flying cross.

After his service, Eichelman was active in the Maryland Catholic War Veterans and sang in the St Agnes Catholic Church choir.  He will be celebrating his 70th wedding anniversary in January with his wife Mary Jeanne.  The couple have three children, nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.