That's the message sent this week by students at Severna Park Middle School to our men and women stationed in the Persian Gulf. The youngsters showed their support by tying the words, along with hundreds of yellow ribbons, to the school's chain-link fence, giving a patriotic lift to passers-by.
During a recession, we all become a little more mindful of whereour money is going. If you're looking for an entertainment bargain, this is it.
For a mere $15 per person, you can spend an evening dining and listening to the music of internationally famous jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd. Sponsored by the Annapolis Opera Guild, "And All That Jazz" is slated for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in the King of France Tavern.
The light fare being served is typically shrimp cocktail, homemade pate, imported cheeses, fresh fruit, assorted vegetables with dip and dessert. Historic Inns of Annapolis will award three door prizes.
This fund-raiser will help with the Annapolis Opera's spring production of "The Mikado."
Seating is limited to 85, so make your reservations now. For further information, call Doris Dunker at 647-0590.
If a baseball cap is part of your year-round wardrobe and by mid-January you're thinking that spring training can't be far behind, you'll probably want to spend the whole day trading your Mickey Mantles for some Hank Aaron or Jose Canseco cards at the Sunshine Foundation's second annual Baseball Card Show. It's planned for10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Columbian Center on Ritchie Highway. General admission is $2.
Card dealers may arrange for a table by calling 987-5919.
The Sunshine Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money to grant wishes for terminally ill children who would otherwise have no chance to see their dreams come true.
The local chapter, the only active one in the state, was started in 1987 by members of the Anne Arundel County Police Department.Since that time, more than a dozen children have received grants to fulfill all kinds of wishes, from a single special toy to trips to space camp and Disney World.
During these leaner times, one way tostretch our buying dollar is to recycle useful merchandise. A new shop in Severna Park designed to recycle good quality children's and maternity clothing is called Bears Repeating.
When Heidi Shulze, a registered nurse who worked for four years as nursery supervisor at Anne Arundel Medical Center, learned that she was about to give birth to twins, she considered how
she could still bring home a paycheck without having to leave the babies. She decided on a business of her own.
Four months ago, with her mom, Jewel Rehm, as partner, Shulze opened her consignment shop near the corner of Riggs Avenue and McKinsey Road (two doors away from the B & A Trail Park, facing Riggs). Their objective is to offer "good quality at very reasonable prices" by selling only name brands and well-made clothing.
With over 100 consignors in the shop already, business has been brisk. And with 13-month-old Meghan and William going to work with mom each day, the partners find themselves looking for larger accommodations.
Heidi and herhusband, Walter, who is a cabinetmaker, have another son, 13-year-old Scott.
The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Give them a call at 647-5350.
Regardless of the financial state of the nation, we do have to eat. My husband, Dale, and I recently had dinner at Severna Park's newest entry in the eatery sweepstakes. This one is a winner.
Trattoria Mamma Laura, owned and operated by Tony Massa, has been open for just one month in the Valu Food Festival on Ritchie Highway. The newness has not worn off.
An application for a liquor license is still on the front door. Inside, the restaurant is a combination of warm Italian marble, wide expanses of glass and hanging plants. The background music is pure Italian.
The kitchen is under the direction of skilled Italian and Sicilian cooks.
Do not be misled by the menu offering takeout and catering. This is an authentic Italian dining spot with specialties that include fresh veal, chicken and seafood. New York and Sicilian pizza, sub sandwiches and a variety of pastas and salads are regulars on the menu.
Massa also operates Cantina Mamma Lucia in Annapolis.
Mamma Laura is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 11 a.m.until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call them at 544-9977.
Members of Severna Park Baptist Church are making plans to join a Russian Odyssey, a U.S.S.R. and Southern Baptist Convention church-to-church partnership, during the summer and fall of 1991.
The 12-day visit will begin with three days in Moscow and Leningrad, then continue to one of the 15 republics of the Soviet Union, where visitors will be guests of the congregation of a Russian Baptist Church. Who knew therewas such a thing?
We look forward to hearing much more about thisexciting trip.