Women’s History Month begins

Getlein and BarnettResidents Jean Getlein and Jeanne Barnett remember how it was in the 60’s and 70’s, as they arrange the glass cases in the Clocktower with memorabilia ranging from books, T-shirts, an Admiral’s hat, and many buttons and banners. All this begins the celebration of Women’s History Month throughout March. Wednesday night, at 7:00 in the Auditorium, Tucker Farley will get discussions started with a description of how the women’s studies movement took hold in academe. The whole month’s agenda can be found here. Look for movies, trips to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, concerts, and a special “Know your neighbor” with Laurie Cobb. Finally we will welcome Charlotte Bunch, founder of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership.

“Know Your Neighbor” Returns — And What a Neighbor!

Last night Jim Giese, shared with us both his life story and that of Greenbelt, MD, the city of which he was city manager for 28 years, retiring in 1991. He called his presentation “Managing Utopia.”

Jim started with a description of Greenbelt that made it sound a lot like Collington, told Greenebelt’s and his and Bernie’s stories, including how and why he became interested in the role of professional city manager, and concluded by showing a number of fascinating pictures from the not always smooth history of the city.

Continue reading ““Know Your Neighbor” Returns — And What a Neighbor!”