With less than 30 days before school begins, parents and children alike are polishing off vacation plans to end the "Summer of '92." Many of our neighbors have traveled afar seeking sun, fun and relaxation. Others have stayed at home, finding creative ways to generate an income before returning to school.
Kendice Jones, a Brooklyn Park-Lindale Junior High School student, saw an opportunity to earn a few dollars for back-to-school clothes: a snowball stand.
Kendice, of Pumphrey, offered moderate prices, a variety of flavors and a sunny smile. Neighborhood children were delighted with her endeavor, and Kendice is enjoying every minute with her customers. You can find Kendice serving snowballs between 2 and 8 p.m. at 302 Midland Ave., off Belle Grove Road.
Trustees of Brooklyn United Methodist Church, Fourth Street and Pontiac Avenue, will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.
There is still time to reserve a table or space rental for Pumphrey Day that will take place beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Lloyd Keaser Community Center on Belle Grove Road.
Tables are $20, a block of space is $15. To reserve your space or for more information, call 636-1714 or 789-9127.
All community schools are encouraging new residents in the area to register their children as soon as possible. This makes class and bus scheduling much easier.
For more information, call: Belle Grove Elementary School, 222-6589; Brooklyn Park Elementary School, 222-6590; Park Elementary School, 222-6593; Brooklyn Park/Lindale Junior High School, 789-8500; North County High School, 859-5400.
Harbor Hospital Center news: The center will offer an Infant and Child CPR and Safety course for parents from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 16.
Pediatrics nurses who are certified CPR instructors will teach parents the basics of cardiopulmonary resuscitation of infants and children suffering from cardiac and/or respiratory arrest. Students will practice on mannequins.
The program also includes instruction on removing objects from a choking child's windpipe. Learning materials, including information on safety for children in the home, will be provided.
Space is limited, and registration is required by Aug. 14. A nominal fee of $10 per person ($15 per couple) will cover jTC materials. For registration information, call 347-3840.
Also, the hospital's School of Nursing, in conjunction with the Community College of Baltimore, will offer speech and English 101 this fall. Classes are scheduled from Sept. 24 to Dec. 17. Registration for these classes takes place 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9.
For more information, call 347-3671.
While top U.S. athletes were competing at the Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, many future Olympians between 10 and 80 were competing for medals at the Maryland State Games.
We would like to congratulate Warren Bowen, an 18-year-old resident of Olde Brooklyn Park, on his accomplishments at the state games. He participated in the track and field competition at Towson State University last week.
His accomplishments included second place in the discus throw and third-place finishes in the 100-meter -- and the shot put. For his successes, Warren received medals with the state seal imprinted on them.
We have received several responses to last week's question, "What do you think should be done with the vacant lot where Matlock -- at the corner of Tenth Avenue and Belle Grove Road -- used to be?"
Several residents said they are concerned about what is buried on the property, where the trucking company, which hauled chemicals, was located. We would like to hear from you about concerns or answers to this question.