Before we begin today's column, join with me in celebrating my firstyear with the Anne Arundel County Sun, a year of honest, realistic journalism.
We'll get started just as soon as I blow out the candleon my no-salt, low-fat, artificially sweetened anniversary cake.
The Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company wonders if you know what happens when you dial 911.
These are the facts: A 911 operator immediately will ask if you have a fire, police, or ambulance emergency. You are instantly connected with either a police or fire department dispatcher.
That person will need to know your address, the closest intersecting road to your home, your name, the telephone number you're calling from and a brief description of the emergency.
If you are unable to speak, the open phone line will give the dispatcher the means to locate you.
It's not too late to subscribeto the 1991 Anne Arundel County Concert Series. If last Tuesday's show was any indication, we are in for a great season of entertainment right in our own backyard.
On Nov. 1, England's world-famous a cappella vocalists, the Swingle Singers, will perform everything from organ fugues to orchestral overtures, big band to piano pieces, plus pop classics and folk tunes.
Winner of the Metropolitan Opera auditions, bass-baritone Philip Cokorinos appears here Jan. 28 with his rich, romantic singing style.
A pianist who has been called a "genius" by the Los Angeles Times and "exceptional" by the New York Times, Minoru Nojima, comes to Severna Park on Feb. 26.
April 25 brings famous Russian violinist Albert Markov as conductor and soloist with the Rondo Chamber Orchestra. The ensemble is augmented with woodwinds and brass.
All concerts are at Severna Park Senior High School.
For membership information, call 647-6873.
If you've always wanted to investigate your ancestors and better understand the historybehind the person you are today but had no idea how to begin, come to the Severna Park branch library from 1 to 5 p.m. tomorrow.
In a workshop for beginners, Prince George's County library archivist Jim Reep will explain the procedures involved in genealogical research. The event is sponsored by the Fort Severn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
To reserve a place, call 757-7615.
Old golfers never die, they join Jack's Pack and keep on puttin'.
At least that's the case at Chartwell Country Club, where Jack McCade and 50 or so of his "senior" pals play the game.
One of his golfing partners, Englishman Dave Vallis, lived in Severna Park while serving as North American representative for Dunlap Corp. Unable to forget the U.S. community he had grown to love, Vallis proposed a golf match between members of Jack's Pack and a group he belonged to near Manchester at the Mere Golf and Country Club: the EGGS (Elderly Gentlemen's Golfing Society).
He discussed the plan with fellow Packer Harry White and his wife, Judy, during their visit to England. For thenext six years, teams from both countries exchanged visits.
This year's international tournament was at Chartwell. The Americans won, so the trophy will remain on this side of the Atlantic for another year.
"Besides golf, it's a very social thing," McCade said. The English guests entertained their hosts at dinner, she said, adding that trophies and gifts were exchanged at a banquet attended by more than 70 friends.
A tea honoring Joyce Lee of Severna Park was conducted in Annapolis last month. Lee is president of the 1,072-member Maryland chapter of the International P.E.O. Sisterhood.
Nearly 250,000 women belong to more than 5,000 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, in addition to 105 groups in foreign countries.
Established in 1869 as a sorority at Iowa Wesleyan College, today this philanthropic educational organization's primary goal is increasingopportunities for higher education for women.
It maintains four educational projects: Educational Fund, established in 1907 for studies beyond high school; International Peace Scholarship Fund, established in 1947 for foreign graduate students to study in the United States and Canada; Program for Continuing Education, established in 1973 to provide grants to women for specific educational goals, and Cottey Junior College, a fully accredited women's liberal arts school in Nevada, Mo.
At its 60th biennium convention in Omaha, P.E.O. initiated an educational project named P.E.O. Scholar Awards. This will provide money for U.S. and Canadian graduate students. Thirty women have been named recipients of this program.
The calendar for the Severna Park Newcomers Club is always the busiest in town. A good way to get involved is by attending the group's monthly meeting.
Reservations must be in by tomorrow for the October luncheon meeting, set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trifles Cafe on General's Highway in Crownsville.
In addition to lunch, a showing of fashions from Talbots in Annapolis will be featured.
For reservations, contact Barbara Obenchain at 647-9294.
Newcomers is organizing several new interest groups: trips and tours, theater, walking and crafts. Or you might enjoy one of the established groups: antiques, bird watching, book club, bunco, casual gourmet, golf, every kind of bridge group imaginable and tennis.
For information, contact President Lisa Couper at 544-2598.
A co-ed volleyball tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Anne Arundel Community College.
Orange pumpkins and gold and red chrysanthemums are appearing on lawns throughout Severna Park. It's almost time for you-know-what-favorite holiday.
From 4 to 6 p.m. each day, Monday, Oct. 28, through Thursday, Oct. 31, children can have their faces painted free of charge at the B-Hivein the Olde Severna Park Village Shopping Center on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.