Football has returned to Brooklyn Park after a 15-year absence.
The new and exciting Brooklyn Park Broncos have begun practicing on the fields of Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle/Junior High School.
The Broncos feature three teams of 71 children each. The 75-poundleague is children, with Warren Rice as the coach. The 95-pound teamhas 27 children coached by Dan Ray. David Marcus will be coaching the 115-pound squad, which has 28 children on the team.
The season goes Aug. 5 to Nov. 2.
All three teams will play other county teams, including Maryland City, Gambrills-Odenton Recreation Council, FortMeade, Severn Athletic Association, East Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Linthicum and Ferndale.
Dan Mangum, league commissioner, would like tothank all the enthusiastic parents and volunteers who worked diligently to prepare the field and organize the concession duties.
A special thank you is extended to Austin Rice, whose support made this league possible.
The league has selected its board of directors -- Dan Ray, David Marcus, Denny Stiegler, Cathy Ross, Gail Bakis, Sharon Stiegler and Dan LaFoille. Warren Rice will be president.
What would a football team be without cheerleaders?
Although the football teams are filled, openings are still available for cheerleaders between ages 8 and 15.
For more information, contact Donna LaFoille, 859-8809.
School days are creeping closer and closer. Be aware of the opening and dismissal times of our schools:
* Belle Grove Elementary School, 4502 Belle Grove Road, will begin classes 8:10 a.m.and let out at 2:25 p.m. All pupils are urged to be at the school by8 a.m.
* Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 200 14th Ave., will start 8:55 a.m. and end at 3:10 p.m. Doors will open at 8:45 a.m.
* Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle/Junior High School, Hammonds Lane, will begin classes at 8:05 a.m. and dismiss them at 2:35 p.m. Pupils will be admitted to the building at 7:45 a.m.
* Park Elementary School, 201 E. 11th Ave., will begin at 8:40 a.m. and end at 2:55 p.m. Doors will be open for children eating breakfast at 8:10. Other pupils willbe admitted at 8:30 a.m.
* North County High School, 415 Andover Road, will begin classes 7:30 a.m. and students will be dismissed 2 p.m. Students will be admitted to the main building beginning 7:15 a.m.
Members of the Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association will meet 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Northern District Police Station on Hammonds Lane.
Topics for discussion will include the soccer season and its tournaments, plus the upcoming basketball season.
All interested persons are invited to attend.
Membership dues are $3 per person and $5 per family and may be paid at the meeting.
Don'tforget the flea market being sponsored by the North County High School Band 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the school, 415 Andover Road.
Spaces are available for $10 and can be obtained by calling 636-7764.
The North County High School Citizens Advisory Committeeis an organization of parents, students and members of the communitywho are interested in becoming involved in school-related issues at both the local and county levels.
The CAC serves as an advisory board to the school principal on local issues and to the superintendentand school board on countywide issues.
There will be an organizational meeting of the CAC 7 p.m. tomorrow in the school's media center.
All parents and community members interested in getting involvedwith school-related issues are invited to attend this meeting.
Students will be added to this group after the school year begins.
New pupil orientations will take place this week at Park and Brooklyn Park elementary schools. All new pupils and their parents are invited to attend and tour the schools and find out general informationabout the school year.
The orientation will begin 9 a.m. today atPark Elementary,
and 1 p.m. Friday at Brooklyn Park Elementary.
For more information call the schools: Brooklyn Park, 789-1881; Park, 789-0174.
Harbor Hospital Center will offer free blood pressure screening today 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Counselingand referral services are available if high blood pressure is detected.
For more information, call 347-3767.
Crabs! Crabs! Crabs!
The Arundel Improvement Association will sponsor a crab feast 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the AIA hall, 705 Cross St.
Tickets are $18 per person and will include: steamed crabs, crab soup, corn on the cob, salads, baked beans and hot dogs.
Music will be provided by theM & M's Diversified.
For more information, call Frances Jones at 789-2192.
Congratulations to all the children who participated in the Anne Arundel County Public Library's Summer Reading Program.
Children from preschool to sixth grade were encouraged to read atleast two books per week, and many of the children went well beyond that number.
The Brooklyn Park Library had 115 "reading stars" in its program. Great job!