Now that autumn's here, its time to dust off a lot of things GLEN BURNIE

NEIGHBORS

November 11, 1992|By BONITA FORMWALT

While others may wax poetic about the changing hues of the autumn foliage, I must admit that the shedding of leaves reminds me that I really don't dust enough.

One day the house looks pretty darn clean. Suddenly the sycamores drop six tons of potential humus on my lawn and a new light washes over my abode, illuminating cob webs, fuzzy bookcases and dust bunnies the size of washing machines.

This triggers a seasonal frenzy, which my children will no doubt ++ share with their therapist and their in-laws 15 years from now.

It begins with an exhaustive search for a spray can of Endust that I purchased in 1987. Next it's a challenge to locate the Magic Fluffy Dusting Wands that I bought from the Home Shopping Club with a $5 coupon from TV Guide.

Soon neighborhood children gather 'round to watch me perched on a chair precariously balanced on the stairs, armed only with a slingshot manufactured from 126 fat rubber bands and a spatula, shooting dust cloths at a corner of the stairwell 23 feet above my head. It isn't pretty folks.

The ceremony always ends with my scanning the Yellow Pages for a nursery that sells mature, sunlight-blocking evergreen trees while chugging a bottle of Benadryl.

Dust on, Glen Burnie.

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The curtain will rise on two local theater productions this weekend at Glen Burnie Senior High and Old Mill Senior High.

It's elementary, my dear Watson, when Glen Burnie Senior stages the comedy-mystery "Sherlock Holmes" this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening at the school's drama studio, 7550 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The production is directed by Bill Smith. The part of Holmes will be played by Mike White. Other lead members of the cast include: Paul Alt as Professor Moriarty, Ben Yancey as Dr. Watson and Buffy Newton as Alice Faulkner.

Tickets are $4 each and can be purchased at school or at the door.

For information, call the school office, 761-8950.

* The theater production company of Old Mill Senior High has taken one of the American theater's classic productions, "Inherit The Wind," and updated it to give it modern relevance, said director Art Smelkinson.

Smelkinson's interpretation capitalizes on current politics, taking issue with manipulation of and by the courts, the media and political pundits.

"It's a play about the dignity of the human mind," said Smelkinson. "It addresses the whole concept of academic freedom."

Old Mill's production boasts an innovative stage design, with several layers and stage extensions.

Cast members include Chris Newman as Drummond, Donna Garrison as Brady, Jamila Stafford as the judge, Shawn Hughart as Bert Cates, Marisa Sanders as Rachel Brown and John Anthony as E. K. Hornbeck.

The drama unfolds at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the school's auditorium.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students.

They will be available at all lunches and at the door.

L For additional information call the school office, 969-9010.

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A celebration of Veteran's Day has been scheduled by the members of Glen Burnie American Legion Post 40 for its meeting tonight at 8 at the post home, Fifth Avenue and Post 40 Road, behind the post office.

Any Legionnaire in the community is invited to attend and hTC discuss the possibility of transferring their affiliation to the Glen Burnie post.

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County Councilman Carl "Dutch" Holland will be the guest of honor at the November meeting of the Point Pleasant/Shoreland Improvement Association, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 1451 Furnace Ave.

Joining Councilman Holland will be Kathy Shatt from the county's Community Services office.

* Leo Brukiewa has been elected president of the improvement association for the 1993-'94 term. Brukiewa will be assisted by: Bud Valenti, vice president; Pam Schneehagen, secretary; Joan Valenti, financial secretary; and Ann Gilchrist, treasurer.

Members of the new board of governors are: Joyce Cunningham, Cindy Heinl, Doris Heinl, Steve Heinl, Bonnie Ludwig and Stella Spies.

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A plethora of area craft shows are scheduled for the holiday season.

Homemade crafts, baked goods and a head start on the holiday spirit are all part of the Messiah United Methodist Women's Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church hall, 7401 Furnace Branch Road.

Refreshments, including a light lunch, will be sold throughout the day.

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Tickets are still available for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 160 14th Annual Bull Roast, 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at their post home, 2597 Dorsey Road.

The $15 ticket price includes a dinner of pit beef, barbecued chicken, raw beef, Italian sausage, salads, soft drinks, beer and setups.

Dance tunes will be supplied by Jo-Jo Express.

For information call the post, 766-9802.

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