Arnold * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

CENTRAL COUNTY --

January 15, 1993

Severna Park garden center wins permission to expand

An administrative hearing officer has given the owners of a Severna Park garden center permission to expand.

xTC Hearing officer Robert C. Wilcox ruled that Bush's Garden Center is a legal nonconforming use and approved plans by owners Larry and Mary Mossman to enclose a car port and build a garage. That would add 1,081 square feet -- a 30 percent increase, the legal maximum allowed -- to the facility.

The 2.48 acres that include the garden center are on Ritchie Highway, south of Earleigh Heights Road. The garden center first was deemed a legal nonconforming use in 1982,because it opened before the restrictive residential zoning was adopted.

Severna Park men charged in cocaine case

County police charged two Severna Park residents Wednesday with dealing drugs in their neighborhood.

Edgar C. Beans, 48, of the first block of Hoyle Lane, and ShemeJ. Bond, 18, of the same address, were charged with distribution of cocaine.

8-year old wins Christmas art contest

An 8-year-old girl has won first place in an annual children's Christmas art contest sponsored by Arnold pediatrician Dr. Raymond P. Srsic.

Thirty-one children competed in the contest, which was open to Dr. Srsic's patients.

Lauren Thurston, of Pasadena, won first prize for a Christmas wreath made from green and red tissue paper. Herbie Weaver, 12, of Pasadena, earned second place; third place went to the Davidson children -- Jodi, 12, Diana, 9, James, 7, and Robert, 3 -- of Queenstown.

7+ The winners received money and plaques.

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