Founders give $100,000 to Chesapeake Academy CENTRAL COUNTY--Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

NEIGHBORS

June 03, 1993|By JONI GUHNE

Ethel Rew, a founder of the Chesapeake Academy, and her husband, Erwin, have dramatically increased the school's building fund coffers with a donation of $100,000.

At an assembly in May, Rew delighted students with recollections of how the school began 13 years ago with 36 children in the basement of a beauty parlor.

Rew, a former third-grade teacher at Chesapeake, congratulated the school for maintaining its original mission of strong academics in a close, family-type environment.

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If an injured bird or squirrel brings out the good Samaritan in you, attend the lecture on emergency care for injured and orphaned wildlife at 7:30 p.m. June 10 at Quiet Waters Park.

The speaker is Dianne Pearce, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and founder of the Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary. Registration is requested with a $1 donation. Information: 222-1777.

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Caring for an elderly relative or friend? Helpful advice is yours at the Anne Arundel County Caregiver's Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. June 11 at the People's Resource Center in Crownsville.

The conference is co-sponsored by the county's Department of Aging and the Alzheimer's Association. Lunch is included in the $10 fee.

Information: 222-6825.

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Theatre Through the Ages, a summer camp for kids ages 7 to 16 is planned July 12-23 at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Benfield Road.

Presented by Merely Players (as in "all the world's a stage and we are. . . ."), a nonprofit children's theater company, the camp will explore make-up, costumes, scenery, dialogue, puppetry and stage movement.

Information: 796-0728 or 768-5227.

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This Sunday, Our Shepherd Church begins its summer schedule (until Sept. 12) with one service at 9:30 a.m.

For those who are away on weekends, there is a service at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning June 17 and continuing until Sept. 2.

Information: 647-1658.

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The Severna Park YMCA (SPY) Swim Team has concluded another winning winter season.

Coach Ken Barsa went to the YMCA Short Course Nationals April 4-10, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with 12 swimmers who qualified for the nationwide event by beating other YMCA swimmers' times.

Placing 27th in a field of 250 teams, the SPY girl's team consisted of Laura Bodine, 12, Erin Cain, 17, Sarah Folkemer, 16, Nora Grannell, 17, Missy Haynie, 15, Christie Jones, 17, Missy Ramsey, 17, Amy Musk, 17, and Courtney Saunders, 16.

The SPY boy's team consisted of Andy Bauer, 18; Paul Tignor, 13 and Adam Turney, 17.

* At the April Junior Olympics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Martha Harden, 10, and Kristin Nelson, 12, were high-point winners in their age groups.

Barsa and his staff -- Sue Boyle, Buck Clemson and Mike McTammany -- have developed a year-round program, with spring and summer training now in progress. The team is looking forward to the Long Course Nationals in August in Nashville, Tenn.

Information: 647-3638.

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Three St. John the Evangelist School eighth-graders have been accepted into the Chesapeake Bay Foundation summer program.

Amanda Wong, daughter of Dr. Steven and Gretta Wong; Scott Johnson, son of James and Linda Johnson; and Heather Parker, daughter of Robert and Susan Parker, will explore the flora and fauna of the Patuxent River for two weeks from an authentic skipjack. They will also study the chemistry of the open bay, and the crabbing industry on Smith Island.

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This summer, 15- to 18-year-old exchange students from Asia, Latin America and Europe will study English at Washington College in Chestertown through the AFS Summer Language Study and Homestay Program.

Host families are needed for their three-week stay. The young people are fully insured and have spending money.

Information: Katie Berges at (410) 280-3000.

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