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Smith Assists in Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts

Fireman kneeling by truck.

Ross Smith at the Guardian Hose Company in Thurmont, Md. Courtesy of Guardian Hose Company.

By Cathy McClintock, Guest Writer

It should have been routine by now for a 30-year volunteer firefighter/ emergency medical technician from Thurmont, Md., but it wasn’t.

That first night, as Ross Smith, IT security, looked across the Hudson River from Jersey City, N.J., he saw an unusually dark New York skyline.

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R&W Club Frederick Readies for Spring and Beyond

Speaker at podium.

Roxanne Angel discusses R&W Club Frederick plans for 2013 at the kickoff meeting.

By Carolynne Keenan, Guest Writer

What do discounted Frederick Keys tickets, a wine tour of Frederick area vineyards, a Segway tour of Washington, DC, a summertime National Parks tour, and a special children’s Easter party have in common? All are activities that the Recreation & Welfare (R&W) Club Frederick is currently developing for spring 2013.

At the first members meeting in January, Roxanne Angell, R&W Club Frederick chair, unveiled plans under development to make 2013 a successful year.

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Green Team News and Upcoming Events

Pie chart showing how American use energy.

Sabrina Harder from the Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources used this pie chart during her presentation at the NCI campus at Frederick last fall to show how Americans use energy. Courtesy of Sabrina Harder.

By Melissa Porter, Staff Writer

Spring Plant Swap 2013

This past October, you may have seen several members of the Green Team standing in front of Building 549 giving out free plants or offering to take extra plants off your hands—this was the first Green Team Fall Plant Swap.

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Winter Cornucopia

Group photo of three women.

From left: Laura Geil, previous chair of the EDT; Andrea Frydl, new chair of the EDT; and Myla Spencer, new member from the ATRF.

By Andrea Frydl, Guest Writer

Display Cases, Movies, and Raffles—Oh My!

In December, Alicia Gussio (SAIC-Frederick) and Robert Koogle (NCI) were the lucky winners of free movie tickets to Regal theaters. They each correctly answered questions about Employee Diversity Team’s (EDT’s) November display case featuring the fall harvest.

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