Impressed with ER
From: William J. Bow
North Arundel Hospital's nursing staff in the Coronary Care Unit and Emergency Department is exceptional.
I recently admitted a friend to the Unit through the Emergency Department and was most impressed with the quality of care provided by the nurses. They were well trained, knowledgeable, compassionate and caring.
They are a credit to the nursing profession, the hospital, and the community it serves.
For hikers and bikers
From: James A. Hoage
About three months from now, on October 3rd, the Rails-Trails Conservancy, a national non-profit group, will celebrate the opening of the 500th conversion of a rail corridor into a hiker-biker trail. Anne Arundel County and the State of Maryland could join this celebration very appropriately by dedicating themselves to the completion of the Great Arundel Circle Trail.
Phase I is already complete -- the B&A Trail from Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, to Winchester Road in south Arnold. Phase II is under construction -- the WB&A east-west corridor from Bestgate Road, Parole, to somewhere in Odenton. Phase III would connect these first two phases through Annapolis. Phase IV would connect from Odenton northward along the WB&A south-north corridor and northeastward through Sawmill Creek valley back up to Dorsey Road.
The key is the connectors. Phase III and IV need to be planned. Land can be purchased through Program Open Space which is now funded by $36 million in bonds. But much of the trail can be built on existing state and county right-of-ways.
These "linear" parks have a lot of advantages. They go somewhere. They don't require a user fee. They familiarize county residents with the huge variety of county life, both human and natural. They add to Governor Schaefer's Greenways System.
This 35-mile Great Arundel Circle Trail will be wonder. Phase I, the nearly-straight 13.3-mile B&A Trail, has attracted a very large number of users. Imagine the number that a circle trail will attract -- where you end up where you started without tracing any steps! National Geographic will go bonkers!
Chuck Law benefit
From: Gary Frye Sr., Anne Arundel Co. Police
Charlie Moore, Moore Construction Co.
Chuck Law, the great husband and father of five, passes away two weeks before a benefit dance in his honor. Chuck, a cherished friend of all, was involved with the Brooklyn Park Youth Athletic Association.
We would like to personally and publicly give our sincere thanks to the following businesses and individuals for their generous and thoughtful donations: Christos Liquors, John Paros (Milt's Rendezvous), Attorney Steven Schwartz, State Senator and Mrs. Phil Jimeno, Ferndale -- Burwood Pharmacy, Greenberg Jewelers, Goldberg's Liquors, Farm Fresh (Brooklyn Park), Suzanne's Florist, L&G Snacks, Ms. Muriel Carter, and the band Skyline.
Also, many thanks to everyone who attended the benefit. As Chuck would have said, "thanks to all of you, and we'll meet again."
Donations can still be made to:
Chuck Law Benefit Fund
Maryland National Bank
6711 Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, Md. 21060