Residents' group to discuss variety of downtown issues
The Ward One Residents Association will meet tonight to discuss a long-range plan for Annapolis' historic downtown and efforts to keep the Circuit Courthouse on Church Circle.
Members of the association also will discuss establishing a policy statement to clarify their stance on such downtown issues as the balance between commercial interests, residential interests and those of St. John's College, the Naval Academy and the state government.
The meeting is set for 7:30 p.m. at the St. John's College Conversation Room off College Avenue.
The two main items on the agenda are:
* The Ward One Sector Study, a comprehensive plan for downtown Annapolis, which has been developed over the past 2 1/2 years and is expected out next month.
* A proposal by the county government to expand the Circuit Court on Church Circle by developing an extensive complex spanning South and Cathedral streets.
Volunteers honored in Edgewater
The London Town Publik House and Gardens in Edgewater honored longtime volunteers M. Flo Clarke, Mousie Purdon-Herring and Vicki Lerch at a Sept. 20 ceremony.
Collectively, the women have given 45 years of service to the historic, county-operated home.
Ms. Purdon-Herring of Annapolis began as a garden volunteer in 1970. She helped start the garden's annual plant sale, which raises about $3,500 each year.
Since Ms. Clarke began volunteering in 1986, she has created a centralized library and a joint London Town-Jug Bay Wetlands children's environmental program.
Ms. Lerch has spent the past seven years as a London Town volunteer. She is chairwoman of the education committee and has developed programs for visiting schoolchildren.
Mayo Road business hit by thieves
Employees of Kenster Inc., in the 600 block of Mayo Road in Edgewater, reported to police that their offices were broken into over the weekend. Several items, including an IBM computer and a microwave, were reported missing.
Vandal damages Coach Way mailboxes
County police were still looking yesterday for whomever smashed about a dozen mailboxes in the 800 and 900 blocks of Coach Way in Annapolis on Sunday.
Residents told police the mailboxes were destroyed sometime between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Sunday.
* Davidsonville: Thieves who crawled through a window Friday to get into a house in the 2500 block of Davidsonville Road stole a videocassette recorder worth $200.