We have the faithful members of the Severna Park Kiwanis Club to thank for the summer blossoms bordering the post office on B & A Boulevard.
Led by Ralph Glasgow and his wife, Shirley, the Kiwanians have nurtured the mature plants, adding dozens of marigolds and begonias.
The Child Development and Resource Assistance Center at Anne Arundel Community College has places in its Summer Explorer program for your 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds.
The program meets from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, July 22 through Aug. 28.
Topics feature fun for little ones, from Mother Nature's Crafts to the Creepy Crawlies.
The cost of $50 per four-day week includes a snack and milk for lunch.
Extended care and full-time and half-time learning care are also available. For information, call 541-2450.
In honor of Father's Day, this Sunday at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, the choir will be made up of fathers and children of all ages. What a special idea.
Last year, there were two families with three generations singing in the choir.
The Severna Park Assistance Network, which now has 10 participating churches with the addition of Calgary Chapel at Fort Meade, has begun a Speakers Bureau.
SPAN uses your donations of money and food to make a difference to those who are down on their luck.
Recently, SPAN prevented a family's eviction when a father of four was injured on the job and his worker's compensation checks were slow to arrive.
A family of five faced trouble when their painting business dwindled during the recession. When the power company shut off their electricity, they lost their source of water -- a well. The network not only helped them with money and food but also referred this normally independent family to other agencies.
For information on SPAN, call 647-0889.
Six high school seniors have received merit awards from the Panhellenic Club of Annapolis.
From Severna Park High School, Holly Gillerlain was given $700 for liberal arts studies at the University of Virginia this fall.
Incoming Panhellenic officers are President Anne Carr Smith, First Vice-President Flo Wentz, Second Vice-Presidents Jennifer Coe and Marilyn Henderson, Secretary Maryada Ritchie and Treasurer Betsy Dobbs.
The awards were presented at the Arnold home of Pat Troy, outgoing president.
Closing exercises were conducted last week at Chesapeake Academy.
Fifth-grader Paul Suriyachaiwat, son of Chalerm Suriyachaiwat, received the Zuchelli Award, named for Donald Zuchelli, first chairman of the academy's board.
Paul came to the school when he was a second-grader, arriving from Thailand and unable to speak English. He went on to become an honor student.
Gone are the days when the only superlatives high school seniors could think of were "Most Popular" and "Most Likely to Succeed."
The Severna Park High School 1992 Yearbook, Embers, lists 30 "Mosts" for boys and girls: Most Sophisticated -- Kara Pequignot and Dion Kingsbury; Most Likely to Marry Money -- Kelly Nelson and Kenny Taylor; Most Studious -- Cynthia Symancyk and Christopher Ho; Most Flirtatious -- Becky Whittenberger and Jim Brown; and Best Dressed -- Stacie Zwirlein and Bennet Wise.
Then, there's Class Rebel -- Juli Lodowski and Rob Jewett; Sexiest Legs -- Andreya Valabek and Mike Crawford; Class Mooch -- Sonya Lee and Mike Caplan; Class Mom and Dad -- Maureen O'Neil and Keith Slutskin; and Class Gossip -- Joanne Derwin and Ryan Batty.
Also, Most Soft Spoken -- Laura Hein and Dave Rupert; Most Likely to be Remembered -- Chelsie Adams and Mark Miles; Most Spirited -- Erika Norgard and J. J. Novak; Most Athletic -- Nicole Cecere and Rob McCandless; Most Mellow -- Jessica Steffey and Steve Neuberger; and Most Changed Since Freshman Year -- Eva Roes and Chad Caldwell.
Here's more: Miss Vogue and Mr. G.Q. -- Julie Wissman and D. J. Antinucci; Prettiest Eyes -- Angie Macaluso and Fred Harold;
Most Attractive -- Liz McKnight and Mike Fowler; Class Couple -- Lisa Hetrick and Craig Rowe; Brightest Smile -- Gillian Wilkins and Todd Mohr; Class Airheads -- Cathy MacLean and George Bilbo; and Best All-Around -- Jill Snider and Jason Campbell.
And finally, Class Clowns -- Pam Diedrich and Bob Evans; Class Brownies -- Megan MacWilliams and Jason Zaks; Most Desired -- Dana Gosewisch and Kevin Schultz; Most Congenial -- Heather Lebo and Dave Conord; Class Klutz -- Amy Watts and Chris Danielson; Most Social -- Christine Wiegand and Tom Watts; and Most Likely to Succeed -- Holly Gillerlain and Matt Horine.
The library's Summer Reading Program has just begun and will continue through July 24.
The program is free and includes reading games, special events and prizes. Children can register at any time.
One event is the Bob Brown Puppets' Clowning Around show, which will be in Severna Park Wednesday for performances at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Clowning Around is a marionette salute to the circus with puppet jugglers, trapeze artists, roller skaters and dancers.
For more information, call 222-6290.