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A New Look for Thrift Store Check-out

There’s a bright new check-out counter at Saint Martin’s Barn thrift store! Many thanks to Steve Hovland and his business partner Bob Thomas who donated their time and skills to construct the handsome and spacious counter.  Bob, Steve, and Gina … Continue reading

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Speakers and House Dinner Feature Successful Women

Saint Martin’s House residents enjoyed two programs this month featuring successful women. The first, a house dinner, hosted by Board members Margie Palazzolo and Suzanne Gregory and their husbands,  featured three former Saint Martin’s House residents. Each woman shared the … Continue reading

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Saint Martin’s House FAQ’s

1.  How does St. Martin’s House differ from a shelter? Residents are not required to leave the grounds during the day, but are expected to attend classes, meetings, or go to a job or volunteer job. Programs are held, focusing … Continue reading

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Janice Spanish Honored

Governor O’Malley’s 2013 State of the State started out by recognizing and sharing the stories of people he called remarkable Marylanders.  The second person in the Gallery that he recognized is one of our very special Saint Martin’s House residents, … Continue reading

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Christmas at Saint Martin’s House

Every year, we wonder who will bring Christmas gifts, will there be enough, will Saint Martin’s House be a joyous place on Christmas morning?  The staff and volunteers work to support the families in residence every day. Each day brings … Continue reading

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Thanks to Washington College Department of Dining Services

Saint Martin’s received a large and generous donation of perishable foods from Washington College Dining Services just in time for Christmas.  One of the challenges in our emergency food program is to have a steady supply of fresh produce.  During … Continue reading

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Thank You!

Sister Patricia thanks all of the committee members and the supporters who attended the 7th Annual Arts Dinner and Auction for making this year’s event the most successful ever! The spirit of Kenneth Herlihy’s sculpture “You Should Help Other People” … Continue reading

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Was In The Dark Now In The Light

Amber came to Saint Martin’s House in May after a successful experience in a rehabilitation program. She attends AA Meetings at least 3 times a week and is doing very well. She won first prize and a $25 gift certificate … Continue reading

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Saint Martin’s House Receives Visit From “MILO” Minis

Residents of Saint Martin’s House recently enjoyed a visit from Jessica Lantz, Stormy the miniature horse and Farrah the miniature donkey as part of Jessica’s “MILO”(Minis Impacting the Lives of Others) program. The MILO program is a pilot program started … Continue reading

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Ridgely Lions Donate To Local Food Pantries

(Ridgely, MD. March 2012) – As part of the Lions International “Relieving Hunger “ campaign, the Ridgely Lions Club conducted a food drive during the months of January, February and March to support three local food pantries in Ridgely. The … Continue reading

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