County officials to detail new rezoning proposal
County planning officials will meet with residents tonight to talk about the comprehensive rezoning plan for the eastern half of the county.
Joseph Rutter, director of the Department of Planning and Zoning, will attend the meeting of the Northern St. John's Lane Community Association along with County Councilman Darrel Drown, a 2nd District Republican. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the media center of the St. John's Lane Elementary School, on St. John's Lane one mile north of U.S. Route 40.
Mr. Drown will also field questions about other issues of interest to the community at the meeting. The association will elect officers for the coming year, said Ann Koch, the group's acting president. She added that anyone, not just St. John's area residents, interested in the rezoning discussion is welcome to attend.
Nature programs planned for October
The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks has planned nature programs in early October especially for children. Registration is required in advance and there is a $3 surcharge for non-county residents.
On Thursday, Oct. 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., discover spider secrets during Parent/Child Web Weavers, a hike and story time at Centennial Park for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents. The fee is $4 per pair.
For details, call the Recreation Bureau at 313-2792.
Wellness workshops set at middle school
Learn alternate methods of healing in a series of wellness workshops taught by professional health practitioners from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ellicott Mills Middle School.
Dance therapy will be taught Oct. 1 and children's health issues will be discussed Oct. 8.
Women's health issues will be the topic Oct. 15 and chiropractic care will be explained Oct. 22. The last of the series will be massage therapy on Oct. 29.
* Ellicott City: 10200 block of Dolliter Court: Between Sept. 24 and 25, someone stole a briefcase from an unlocked 1988 Jeep Camanche. The value was $140.
* 2000 block of Daniels Road: Between Sept. 22 and 23, someone stole a $95 AM-FM radio, $600 pearl necklace, $1,500 diamond ring and a $125 jewelry box from a 1993 Ford Ranger. There were no signs of forced entry. The items were inside the truck because the owner was in the process of moving.
* 4000 block of Arjay Circle: Between Sept. 26 and 27, someone stole an $850 cellular telephone from a 1986 Honda Prelude that was parked in a driveway.
* 3600 block of Cragsmoor Road: Between Sept. 25 and 26, police responded to the area for several reports of destruction of property. One woman told police that someone threw eggs at her car.
* 8000 block of Main St.: Between Sept. 13 and 25, someone stole a $49 tapestry wall hanging from Forget Me Knot Factory.
* 10000 block of Carillon Drive: Between Sept. 21 and 26, someone stole a $272 Schwinn 10-speed bicycle and a $339 21-speed bicycle from a garage.
* 4300 block of Centennial Lane: Someone using a rock or a BB pellet shattered the rear of a 1991 Honda CRX parked on Centennial High School's parking lot Sept. 21.
* 3000 block of Autumn Branch Lane: Someone broke the steering column to a 1985 Chevrolet Blazer between Sept. 20 and 21. The vehicle was unlocked.
* 1800 block of Quarter Horse Drive: On Saturday, someone forced a door open, activating an alarm. Jewelry and a videocassette recorder were taken.
* 2900 block of St. Johns Lane: On Sunday, someone forced a window open and stole cameras, a tripod and a watch.
* 9900 block of Old Mill Road: On Friday, someone kicked in a door and took stereos, a telephone and a VCR.
* Elkridge: 6300 block of Euclid Ave.: Someone using a sharp object scratched the length of the passenger side on a 1991 Chevrolet truck. The damage was done sometime between Sept. 21 and 22.