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Broadmead has a new literary light—Lawrence Schneider

By Broadmead resident Elsa Collins

Well known as a sculptor at Broadmead, Lawrence Schneider has added the distinction of being a published author. His novel Say Yes on Saturday was inspired by his wish to pass on to his children and grandchildren his experiences with life’s challenges.

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Residents enjoy successful launching of monarch butterflies

By Broadmead resident Bob Heaton

Residents watched in daily fascination as eggs on milkweed plants became tiny caterpillars that grew large enough to form chrysalises—hard shells from which they emerged in a couple of weeks as beautiful monarch butterflies.

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Welcome New Residents Howard & Mary Toy

by a Broadmead resident

The son of Chinese immigrants, Howard Toy was born and raised in Stockton, CA. He earned a degree in business administration from San Francisco State College (now University) before being drafted into the U.S. Army.

Following service, Howard found an entry-level government position in Washington and took graduate courses at George Washington University in public administration. He rose to become personnel director in the Office of Economic Opportunity, part of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty and Great Society initiatives. He managed employment issues in Head Start, VISTA, the Job Corps, and the Peace Corps.

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Welcome New Residents Richard and Kathleen Truelove

by a Broadmead resident

Richard Truelove almost missed growing up in Baltimore, where he was born, for when his parents divorced, his mother took him and his siblings to Colorado. But she did not find adequate work there and returned to Baltimore by the time Richard was ready for high school.

Interested in engineering and science, he attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He graduated from Loyola University of Baltimore, with a degree in civil engineering. At that time, he said, “twenty engineering job recruiters showed up at Loyola.” Richard went to work first for a private company and then for the U.S. Corps of Engineers, which provided training for the building of large developments. At the same time, he took graduate courses at Johns Hopkins University.


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Welcome New Residents Mark & Jackie Stokes

by a Broadmead resident

Mark Stokes’ working career is divided into two overlapping parts: engineering and community service. Starting as an engineer at the C.J. Langenfelder Company after a four year stint in the U.S. Air Force, Mark became chief engineer and ultimately vice president. In these positions, he had primary responsibility for the construction planning of projects such as the approach to the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel and multilevel highways both in this area and later throughout the country. He retired in 1996, after 41 years with the company.

Even before retirement, Mark had started turning his energy and talents to community service. Volunteering at Genesis Jobs, a community organization serving inner city residents, Mark counseled people who had difficulty finding work and helped them make significant life changes. A couple of years later, he began working as well with the Assistance Center of Towson Churches, where he served as Food Committee chairman for the distribution of food in Baltimore County. He “retired” a second time two years ago.

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