Careers & Volunteers

Cool summer reading

One is a business executive who helped save a historic town from being wiped off the map, while the other has had a varied career in dance, television news reporting and acting. Charles Wagandt, who preserved the town of Oella on the Baltimore/Howard County line, and Maria Broom, who guest starred in the TV series “The Wire” and is currently teaching dance to Baltimore kids, don’t seem to have a lot in common. But they both share their fascinating stories in the August issues of the Beacon’s Baltimore and Howard County editions.

Downsize and do good

Numerous area organizations are asking for donations of materials and clothing this holiday season and throughout the year. Donating your gently worn coats or shoes not only helps the needy locally and around the world, but can give you an impetus to declutter.