Kitty Kelley eat your heart out! We've just signed a deal to write our own unauthorized biography.
Most of you have met Hammond S. Carr, known to one and all as "Skip." Although he's never lived in Hollywood or the White House, he has lived in Severna Park all his life and knows more about our fair community than anyone else.
Carr fills his days by giving advice to the folks at O'Connor, Piper and Flynn, serving as president of the Severna Park Chamber of Commerce and playing "Tracey" to his pretty wife Janie's "Hepburn."
Two young Severna Park men have been honored for their business accomplishments by the state and federal governments.
David Troy, 19, and Ray Mitchell, 23, co-owners of Toad Computers, recently were named runners-up in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition conducted by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Nominated by the Severna Park Chamber of Commerce, the two computer specialists willbe among those honored at the Baltimore Convention Center in early May at the seventh-annual SBA Maryland Small-Business Award Breakfast.
Troy and Mitchell have been in business together for almost threeyears while attending college, Troy at Johns Hopkins and Mitchell atthe University of Maryland Baltimore County.
The Severna Park chamber's last claim to fame came five years ago, when Geoffrey Calderone, owner of the Maryland Pennysaver Group, was honored at a White House luncheon with other national winners when he was named Maryland Small-Business Man of the Year for 1986.
Also nominated this year bythe
Severna Park chamber were Dennis Wells of the Wells Co. Inc.,as Small-Business Person of the Year, and Jean Zemo of Teetertotter,as Women in Business Advocate of the Year.
Some outstanding students from Severna Park High School and other county schools are in need of our help.
In the recent annual county high school math competition at Anne Arundel Community College, with 88 competitors from 13 schools, Severna Park came out on top.
Repeating last year's victory, the champions scored a total of 53.33 out of a possible 60 -- capturing the most improved team title too. Their nearest competitor was Old Mill High School, with a score of 41.
The top four individual finishers were Severna Park's Adam Meyerson (29 out of a possible 30 points) and David Bartolomeo (24 points). Tied for third, with 22 points each, were Matthew Sexton of Northeast and Chris Hruska of Old Mill.
The competition, initiated by math Professor Dan Chesley, has been sponsored by the college for more than 20 years.
Friday, competitors will go to the Capital Regional meet at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt.
Here's where we can help. Participation in the American Regions Math League at Penn State University on Saturday, June 1 by Severna Park and other county students will cost a total of $2,300. So far, collection efforts have fallen short.
Donors interested in helping to support the trip should call competitiondirector John Wisthoff at 541-2569.
One of Severna Park's most successful community organizations celebrates its first anniversary this month: the Severna Park Assistance Network.
A rededication service is set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church. Following the brief program, an open house is slated for the SPAN center, which is the Parish House behind Our Shepherd Lutheran Churchon Benfield Road.
Although Severna Park is considered an affluentcommunity, there is still need. Since SPAN
opened its doors April1, 1990, dozens of local families have received emergency help.
During one month this past winter, assistance was given to 86 families(141 children and 35 adults) in the form of food and money for utilities, rent and prescriptions. The total came to nearly $3,000.
Thecenter, which is staffed by volunteers, is in the midst of a six-week experiment adding Saturday hours for food distribution only.
If you need help or are interested in helping, call the office at 647-0889.
In the market for a new personal computer?
A free seminar for folks facing the bewildering number of choices in the computer market will be given from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Anne Arundel Community College.
Blair Taylor, of the college's Computer Technology division, will outline steps to follow. Each person attending will receive a free packet of materials.
For further information, call Gail Reese at 541-2758.
When the ump cries, "Play ball," a very special group of players will step up in the batter's box at Belvedere Elementary School.
T-Ball for Handicappers, anactivity for boys and girls ages 5 and older, begins Saturday, April27. The $20 registration fee includes T-shirts, all equipment and lots of fun. Each participant will have a helper.
For further information, call 544-6693, 544-1357 or 544-2451.
Join the bargain-hunting crowd from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 27, at the annual spring yard sale sponsored by the Anne Arundel Community College Alumni and Friends Association.