Photographers are sought by Coastweeks '92

Neighbors/Severna Park

September 24, 1992|By Joni Guhne

Attention, photographers: you only have one week, until next Thursday, to enter your photos in Anne Arundel County's Coastweeks '92 Photo Contest.

For amateurs 21 and older, the contest is part of the annual coastline celebration which concludes Oct. 12 and focuses on the county's unique 432 miles of coast.

As many as 4 photos may be submitted and should illustrate one of the following categories: caring for coastlines, working coastlines, coastal recreation, natural coastlines and scenic coastlines.

Entries must be received by Oct. 1, and may be mailed or hand-delivered to the information centers at Quiet Waters or Downs parks or the Arundel Center lobby in Annapolis.

The contest is sponsored by the county Department of Recreation and Parks, D. M. Distributing and Coors Pure Water 2000.

For more information, call 222-3600.


When 349 sixth-graders reported to class, Severna Park Middle School became a true middle school for the first time.

The present enrollment in grades 6, 7 and 8 stands at 1,039, but is expected to swell to 1,089.

To support the expanded institution, the Parent-Teachers Organization has elected its new officers: Jeanne Fury, president; Sharon Mabbott, vice president; Connie Cook, treasurer; Lois Kelberman, secretary; Helen Peters, membership chairwoman; and Kathy Briggs, hospitality coordinator.

"The faculty at our school are 'Starmakers' and are committed to providing outstanding educational opportunities for your child," says Principal Leslie Mowbray, who added more than 20 new teachers and staff members to help handle the full contingent.

New faculty members are:

* Guidance counselors: William Gerardi and Diana Schneider

* Language arts: Karen Barthold, Phyllis Beardmore and Cynthia Crowner

* Social studies: Melissa Haney, Jerry Kennedy and Anita Roberts

* Mathematics: Donna Fabac, Susan Foote and Sean McElhaney

* Science: Pamela Henry and Susan Suydam

* Foreign language: Michael McTammany and Sarita Tate

* Home economics: Joyce Boyd and Loretta Ehrler.

* Technology education: Paul Holmes and Nicholas Kent

* Art: John Ford and Nancy McClintock

* Music: Michael Menne

* Physical education: Leonard Klein and James Naylor

* Special education/speech: Susan Cassidy and Leslie Moeller.

Although school has been in session for a couple of weeks, new programs are still available. Two are free courses for parents of children with disabilities.

From 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Carver Staff Development, parents of disabled students will learn skills required to plan and represent their children's transition program, preparing them to enter the work field after graduation.

An introductory course for parents and educators to learn about the special education process is scheduled 6:30-9:30 p.m., Oct. 5 at Annapolis High School.

For further information, contact Susan Eisele at 721-5556.


County adult education classes begin next week, and if you think there's nothing there for you, think again.

Pick up a brochure at the library and read all about it. There's ballroom dancing, stained glass, all kinds of sewing, all kinds of music, self improvement, everything you ever wanted to know about home maintenance, and, as they say, much more.

The prices are right, and you may be surprised to find your neighbor in the seat next to you.

For more information, call 224-5385.


A show by Annapolis impressionist-style painter Margaret McWethy begins Saturday at Benfield Gallery on Jumpers Hole Road.

The public is invited to meet the artist from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

"I want to share with people the beauty of nature in my landscapes that they may have missed in the fast pace of today's world," says McWethy.

The one-woman show continues through Oct. 10.

For further details, call 544-2299.


Storytime for 2- to 6-year-olds at the Severna Park branch library began this week and continues through Wed., Oct. 28.

Two-year-olds meet at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday and Thursday. Three- to six-year-olds meet Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Ages 2 to 6 will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Parents and care givers must stay with their 2- and 3-year-olds during storytime, and they are welcome to stay with the older ones. No registration is required.

For further information, call 222-6290.


Maybe you've already tried some of the fun bagel concoctions at the 3-month-old Chesapeake Bagel Bakery in Park Plaza.

John and Jeanne Luther, along with Charles Cockrill, are the shop's owners. One week before the opening, Jeanne gave birth to baby Benjamin.

When the baby celebrates a landmark happening, so does the shop. Hence, Benjamin's Outrageous Bagel Giveaway going on all this month.

Only Benjamin knows when his parents will give out the free breakfast or the free lunch or dinner, and he's not talking. You just have to be there.

Also, if you patronize one of the participating Plaza businesses, you'll receive a coupon good for a free bagel and coffee.

For more information, call 647-0047.


Severna Park is one beautiful community, but where there is an abundance of vegetation, there are bugs.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers these insect-control tips for September. Control sprays for bagworms should be applied now.

Use chemicals such as Diazinon, dimethoate or Orthene.

Orthene and dimethoate can also be used if your azaleas, andromeda or pyracantha are infested with lace bugs. If entire bushes in your yard are losing color and turning brown, you could be host to these nasty sucking insects.

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