Help a good cause and get bargains in Severna Park at a good price

NEIGHBORS/SEVERNA PARK

September 03, 1992|By Joni Guhne

There are more reasons than ever to visit picturesque Severna Park, and one is to check out the thriving business community.

This quiet stop along the way for commuters traveling between Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington is fast becoming a destination for folks whose favorite preoccupation is country crafts and antiques.

Among the growing ranks of such stores is Tomorrow's Treasures, on B&A Boulevard in the old Winklemeyer Building. It is open Thursday through Sunday. Call them at 315-9951.

On Benfield Boulevard, in the Benfield Plaza, we find Country Comforts. Owners Wayne and Mary Lou Acosta, who ran a shop by the same name in Pasadena before coming to Severna Park, offer a country store brimming with antiques and gifts. Business has been brisk in the attractive corner store since its opening three weeks ago. Reach them at 544-9295.

At the same shopping center is Trudy's Treasures, a specialty gift store owned by Trudy Whisenant that has been in business for a little more than two years. Variety is the key word in this shop, stocked by more than 100 suppliers. Call 544-9272.

One year ago this month, the Country Woodshed took up residency next door to Listman's grocery store on Earleigh Heights Road. Owned by Richard and Dottie Jenkins, the shop features customized woodworking, with hand-made wooden furniture and accessories that are perfect for informal decorating.

The phone number is 544-0376.

Across from the old train station on Riggs Road is Nancy Burns Antiques.

Burns, who has been in the business since 1974, specializes in furniture and fine quilts. Closed this summer, her shop will reopen with a flourish of festivities on Sept. 25.

Reach her by calling 647-2756.

Other favorite haunts among antique buffs are the Pioneer Shop, across from the Earleigh Heights Fire Co. on Ritchie Highway (647-5318), and the Anne Arundel County Historical Society's Browse and Buy Shop at the corner of Old B&A Boulevard and Jones Station Road.

This is a good place to look for jewelry, small toys, dishes and kitchen ware (544-3370).

Collectibles can also be found in businesses like the American JTC Cancer Society's Discovery Shop in the DiDonato Shopping Center on Ritchie Highway.

In time for fall is the Discovery Shop's Children's Clothing Sale, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19. The sale features quality clothing for infants through teens at low prices. All proceeds from the shop go directly to the American Cancer Society.

Donations of clothing are always appreciated.

For further information, call Judy Dooley at 544-0568.

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Tee-off time for Chesapeake Academy's first golf tournament is high noon Monday, Sept. 21 at the Queenstown Harbour Golf Links.

An individual golf package includes: prizes for first, second and third places; refreshments on the course; greens and cart fees; par 3 closest to the pin contest; hole-in-one contest; and a complete barbecue dinner with beverages.

Foursome, corporate sponsorship, tee sign sponsorship and non-golfer tickets are also available, Chairman Greg Fudge says.

All proceeds will support the academy scholarship fund. Tickets are tax deductible.

For more information, call 647-9612.

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Maryland baseball fans may have a more than passing interest in the World Series this year. Hopefully.

Regardless of who makes it to the Fall Classic, baseball card collectors will share the excitement Oct. 10 at a show sponsored by the Distributive Education Clubs of America at Anne Arundel Community College.

Robert Pollero, adviser to the DECA chapter at AACC, says the final goal is $5,000 to endow a tuition and fees scholarship for a marketing or retail management major. So far, supporters have raised $3,400.

For further information, or to reserve a table, contact Bill or Belinda Bryant at 544-3341.

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You know vacations are over and it's time for business when the first newsletter arrives from the Severna Park Newcomers Club. These women know what to do with their time and how to have a great time doing it.

President Barbara Obenchain invites you to the September general meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Severna Park United Methodist Church on Benfield Road.

Newcomers' interest groups include: day and evening bridge, all sorts of gourmet groups, antiques, bird watching, book review, tennis, walkers and trips and tours.

Fall socials include a food and wine festival in September, and a train trip and Navy football tailgate party in October.

In addition to Obenchain, officers for the year are Carolyn Davis, first vice president; Kitty Blanchard, second vice president; Gayle Freeman, recording secretary; Geri Bush, corresponding secretary and newsletter editor; Mari Kay McCleary, treasurer; Judy Anderson, luncheon chairman; Peggy Rieman, activities chairman; and Janie Gray, publicity chairwoman.

For more information, call 647-9294.

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Don't forget the Pennysaver 5-Mile Run, beginning at 8 a.m. Sept. 13 at Severna Park High School.

For more information, call race director Bruce Burns at 267-9400 or the Annapolis Striders' Hot line at 268-1165.

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