River Hill joins Columbia community WEST COLUMBIA

NEIGHBORS

September 30, 1992|By LARRY STURGILL

As we head into the fall season, leaves aren't be the only thing changing in Howard County. There also has been a dramatic change in The Sun. The introduction of the new Howard County edition is a major step in providing county residents with daily local news coverage, along with state, national and world news.

One significant improvement to local coverage is the addition of community correspondents like myself. As a county native and a Columbia resident for 15 years, I'm thrilled at the opportunity to be actively involved in this new journalistic venture.

As community correspondent for West Columbia, including the villages of Wilde Lake, Harper's Choice, Hickory Ridge, River Hill and Town Center, I hope to serve all the residents and organizations. Please contact me if you have news about people, places, or local events that may be of interest to others.

You may call me at 995-1578 (leave a message if I'm not there), or mail information to: Larry E. Sturgill, c/o The Baltimore Sun, Howard County Bureau, 3300 N. Ridge Road, Suite 140, Ellicott City, Md. 21043.

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Twenty-five years ago, Wilde Lake became Columbia's first village. In May, River Hill, the 10th and last planned village, officially joined the Columbia community. The new village is located along Trotter Road, between Routes 108 and 32 on the western edge of Columbia and is still in its early stages.

Last week, River Hill elected its first village board. Board members are: David Berson, Elliott Cowan, Peter Engel, Bruce David Riegel and Jason Shapiro.

But the River Hill election came before the normal May elections of the other villages. As a result, the families living there will not formally have representation on the Columbia Association Board of Directors until next spring. Until that time, the new River Hill Village Board plans to attend CA board meetings and to have a say in current and future development.

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Sports short: If you like tennis, mark Friday through Sunday on your calendar. Those are the dates for the Town Center Village Association's tennis tournament at the outdoor courts in Vantage Point. There will be juniors' single matches, as well as men's, women's, and mixed doubles. The fee is a bargain -- only $4 per event. For additional details, or to register, call 730-4744.

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Parents are urged to attend the Back-to-School Nights scheduled for the following West Columbia schools: today, 7:30 p.m. -- Running Brook Elementary (all grades); today, 7:30 p.m. -- Swansfield Elementary (grades 2,3,5); tomorrow, 7:30 p.m. -- Swansfield Elementary (grades K,1,4).

There will be a Baseball Card Show at Running Brook Elementary School on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The proceeds will go to finance a fifth-grade Inner Harbor field trip, and a cruise on the Lady Maryland. Thirty card dealers will be present. Admission will be $2.

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Hickory Ridge residents, Dawn and Jim Noonan, are rounding up people to attend a benefit performance of "The King and I" at Toby's Dinner Theatre on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $30 each and include a buffet brunch. All proceeds will go to the Maryland Head Injury Foundation. For additional information and tickets, call the Noonans at 730-8743.

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