Jail or retail? The big questions in Glen Burnie

Neighbors/ Glen Burnie

September 09, 1992|By Bonita Formwalt

As summer comes to a close, it is only human nature to ponder the questions of the universe. OK, let's just deal with Glen Burnie.

I offer some Glen Burnie-isms for you to ponder, dear neighbors. For example:

* The Glen Burnie jail will be built. The Glen Burnie jail won't be built.

Wait! It will be built, but they're going to paint it blue and orange like Leedmark and give the prisoners a special, members-only card like Price Club in the hope that it will fit right in on Ordnance Road and maybe no one will notice.

* Why are there so many road signs directing traffic to Gibson Island if you're not permitted on the place once you get there?

Face it, if you have to ask where it is, you can't afford to go there.

* Auto fashion alert: Just when you think you have seen it all, there's more.

No, not the neon pink windshield wipers. They're passe.

Forget the spider web nets over pickup truck beds, and the flashing lights encircling a license tag that reads "IM2HOT."

I'm talking about a bizarre merge of VW and UFO.

Cruising down Crain Highway was a van with an eerie purple glow emanating from somewhere below the transmission, illuminating the asphalt in a poetic explosion of tacky and cool.

My children thought this was the most wonderful thing to hit the auto industry since bug shields with clever sayings on them.

Give it some thought, Glen Burnie.


Low foursomes. Shotgun starts. Grips. Swings. Captain's choice. Golf talk.

Once again, it's time for the annual Peroutka and Peroutka Charity Golf Tournament for the benefit of Arthur Slade Regional Catholic School.

This is the third year the law firm of Steve and Michael Peroutka will donate the proceeds from its annual tournament to Slade.

This year's tournament has been scheduled for Sept. 21, at the Bay Hills Country Club in Arnold. Check-in time is 8:30 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

The day's activities conclude with a dinner and awards ceremony at 2 p.m.

Vince Bagli, sportscaster for WBAL-TV, is slated to serve as master of ceremonies.

The registration fee is $75 per golfer and includes greens fees, on-course refreshments and dinner.

Players can register as foursomes or as individuals.

The Peroutka family has a personal commitment to Slade. Steve and his wife, Adriana, have two children attending the school, Annie, 10, and Richard, 7.

"Two years ago we raised about $3,500 and last year we raised $4,000 for the school. We expect to raise about $4,000 again this year," said Michael Peroutka, who is expecting around 100 golfers to participate.

Sponsorships are available for $50, and boosters will cost $20.

For more information, call Michael Peroutka, 768-2280 or Suzanne Whitmore at Arthur Slade's Development office, 766-8614.


The Glen Burnie chapter of Parents Without Partners has planned several meetings this month to teach potential members what the organization has to offer single parents and their children.

The list includes social activities, public speakers, discussion groups and publications.

Two orientation meetings have been scheduled at the Northern District Police Station, 939 Hammonds Lane.

The first is planned for 3 p.m. Sept. 13, and a second meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. Sept. 21.

In addition to the orientations, the Glen Burnie chapter of PWP is sponsoring a "Back To School" dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sept. 19, at the Orchard Beach Fire Hall on Solley Road.

Music will be provided by Partners in Crime.

Jeff English will address the chapter on "Alternatives for Collecting Unpaid Child Support" at a meeting scheduled to precede the dance at 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the dance is $6 to members attending the meeting and $8 to the general public and members not attending the meeting.

For information on the dance or PWP, call 437-4636 or 761-5945.

* Plans for the Point Pleasant-Shoreland Improvement Association's 45th anniversary celebration will be discussed at the association's meeting, 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the hall of the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1451 Furnace Ave.

Tomorrow's agenda will also cover the annual children's

Christmas party, nominations for the elections, and information on the scholarship winners for 1992.

New members are always welcome.

* It's Rally Day this Sunday at the Glen Lutheran Church, 106 Carroll Road.

A celebration of the beginning of the new Sunday School year will start at 9 a.m. with classes for all ages.

The Rev. Alan Thrasher will welcome the congregation at the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

A lawn party will begin at 3 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, beans, watermelon and beverages are on the menu.

Each family is asked to bring a dessert.

Reservations are requested to assist in planning the menu.

For information, call 766-6534 or 766-4729.

* Temple Baptist Church, 15 Old Stage Road, will welcome musician-revivalist Mike Coyle at a series of meetings starting Sept. 13, and continuing through Sept. 16. Sunday's meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The others are to start at 7 p.m.

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