Ring out the old with some new resolutions NORTH COUNTY -- Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey



Have you made your New Year's resolutions? If not, grab a piece of paper and pencil -- you still have a few days left.

Good luck, and happy new year.


Celebrations to help ring in the new year include the following:

* St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Fourth and Jeffrey streets, will have a 5 p.m. Mass on New Year's Eve and 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses on New Year's Day. The community is invited to attend.

* The American Legion Post, 5526 Belle Grove Road, has finalized plans for its New Year's Eve celebration. The gala affair will be held from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. and will include dinner, an open bar and dancing to the music of "Mainline." Tickets are $25. For more information, call 789-9682.

* First Night Annapolis, Maryland's annual celebration of the arts, will take place in the historic city on Thursday. More than 175 artists will perform in more than 30 places.

Everyone will enjoy the great variety of entertainment, including dance, illusion, ice dancing, drama, street theater, story telling and music. Beginning in the afternoon with special performances for children, the program will continue until midnight when the New Year is ushered in with waterfront fireworks.

Admission buttons are $10 per person and are available at local retailers and Giant Food stores.

For more information, call 787-2717.


Park Elementary School news: Fourth grade students presented Christmas program, "Christmas at the O.K. Corral," to the students at the Ruth Eason Center.

The following people volunteered as guest readers at the school: Ericka Bathgate, Darlene Borggree, Debra Campbell, state Sen. Philip Jimeno, Virginia Johnson, Bob Kazlauski, Michele Knight, Lisa McHale, Michael Pace, Louanne Porter, Nancy Stower, Tim Swann and Anita Turner.


The Brooklyn Park High School Class of 1978 has made plans for its 15-year reunion. The event will take place from 8 p.m. to midnight May 15 at Council's on Patapsco Avenue. A hot and dTC cold buffet will be served along with beer, soda and set-ups. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information or reservations, call 768-5819.


The Cooperative Extension Service conducts supermarket tours to give consumers more information about purchasing, nutrition and label tips. The program is free.

For more information or to register, call 222-6758.


Blood supplies are at critically low levels following the holidays, according to the Red Cross.

American Legion Post 34 will be sponsoring a blood drive from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., tomorrow to help replenish the area's blood banks.

The blood drive is a much needed service. For more information, call 269-9682.

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