Debate slated at Amherst House EAST COLUMBIA

NEIGHBORS

October 13, 1992|By NATALIE HARVEY

The public is invited to a candidates' debate and straw poll Thursday at Amherst House, Kings Contrivance Village, 7:30 p.m. Representatives of the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates will debate. State Del. Martin G. Madden, R-13B, and Democratic Central Committeeman Jim Kraft will answer questions from the audience after their presentations. Information: (410) 381-9600.

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Attention East Columbia business people: The Small Business Administration is planning ahead for Small Business Week in May 1993, when Maryland nominees will be presented with the Annual Small Business Award.

Some of the business categories include: Small Business Person of the Year, Women in Business Advocate of the Year, Veteran Small Business Advocate of the Year, Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year, Accountant Advocate of the Year, Financial Services Advocate of the Year, Media Advocate of the Year, Attorney Advocate of the Year, Small Business Exporter of the Year, and the William E. Kidd Jr. Small Business Training Advocate of the Year. Nov. 6 is the deadline for nominations. Details and guidelines: 962-2235.

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Scarecrows are popular as Halloween decorations. You can design your own at Amherst House in Kings Contrivance Village Center, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hay for the body will be provided; you bring clothing, old hats, pants, shirts, sweaters, stockings for the face. And, it's FREE! All you need is your imagination for a memorable 1992 Halloween scarecrow. There will also be 25-cent hayrides and 50-cent hot dogs and sodas.

* Columbia residents are invited to apply to be members of the post office's Customer Advisory Council. Applications can be obtained from any clerk at the Columbia Post Office on Oak Hall Lane during regular postal counter hours.

Postmaster Alfred Fowler said, "An advisory council is not new to the post office. Other locations have them. But it is new to Columbia."

The only qualification for a council member is that she or he receive mail from our local postal service.

HoCoPoLitSo members invite the public to join them at 4 p.m. Sunday at historic Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Dobbin and Oakland Mills roads, for readings by poets Bill Jones and Reuben Jackson. Mr. Jones will read from "Swimming Into The Night," which won the 1992 Baltimore Artscape Literary Award. Mr. Jackson's book, "Fingering The Keys," received the Columbia Book Award from the Greater Washington Poetry Committee. Information: 730-7524.

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At Amherst House: The Kings Contrivance Village Board meets Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., and the Kings Contrivance Resident Architectural Committee meets Wednesdays, Oct. 14 and 28, at 7:30 p.m.

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Kudos to Hammond High School's "Partners In Education" for 1992-1993: Tate Enterprises, Howard County General Hospital and Kings Contrivance Village Center.

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Dr. Vincent Marando of Oakland Mills Village has been selected to be a 1992-1993 Lilly-CTE Teaching Fellow at the University of Maryland, College Park. Fellowships are open to all full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty. Only nine fellows were selected for this year's awards. Each receives $3,000 to develop projects and topics related to undergraduate teaching. Dr. Marando, who teaches government and politics for the College of Behavioral and Social Science, has been teaching for 25 years and at Maryland for 18 years.

Dr. Marando is active in Columbia as a member of the Oakland Mills Village Board and serves on the Columbia Forum's Advisory Board, which studies issues facing the future of Columbia.

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