By Marilyn Rothstein
“Shortly after moving here, I decided to volunteer full time, in self-defense, to keep my sanity,” Joe Nietubicz quipped in response to a question about why he gives his time so freely. He reads history and enjoys learning the details behind things we take for granted, like “Why did the BRA buy a piano?”
We are pleased to announce that our very own Jennifer Jimenez Maraña, MEd, PhD, Broadmead’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion, has been named an honoree in the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2020 Leaders in Diversity Awards. The honor is awarded to professionals who have worked tirelessly to promote diversity within organizations in the Greater Baltimore community.
“I am translating my father’s memoirs, which he wrote in German in 1961. I had put it aside for a while. This is a good time to take it up again so that my children and grandchildren will know our family history.” — Resident Sibylle Ehrlich
“Yesterday I gave myself a deluxe pedicure after soaking my feet in a vibrating foot tub filled with hot water and Epson salts. Lovely. Today, I’m rereading The Plague by Albert Camus. I’m only on page 45 and have had to look up the definitions of six words! Great writing.” — Jan York
Willy Sydnor moved to Baltimore from Richmond, VA, in 1968, to work for Samuel Shapiro and Co., a custom house broker and freight forwarder, where she ultimately became an account representative. She notes that she was often dealing with longshoremen, whom she describes as “a rowdy group,” but “great fun.”
Content provided by residents Carole Glowacki & Kathleen Truelove
As the novel coronavirus spread across Maryland, Ann Patterson, VP of Health Services, asked resident Carole Glowacki if she would organize a group of people to make about 100 face masks for the staff on Hallowell and Taylor. Ann found a pattern on sewitonline.com for the type of mask she wanted. This site had both the pattern and a very good video. Carole sent out a request for people to sew the masks, and 11 residents responded immediately.