Now that school is out, drivers must exercise extra caution EAST COLUMBIA

NEIGHBORS

June 22, 1993|By NATALIE HARVEY

School's out, neighborhood swimming pools are open, and summer camps are in session, so drivers should be extra alert for children crossing streets on foot and on bicycles.

Please slow down! Speed limits do not change because it is summer. There have been several incidents of children having close calls with cars.

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East Columbia Boy Scouts who have earned the status of Eagle Scout and Explorer Scout were honored at ceremonies last month.

The young men were: Gregory Buckler, Todd Colby, and James O'Keefe, from Troop 601; Joel Meredith, Troop 75; Christopher Davis and Brian Eckhoff, of Troop 874 and David Bucks and Sean Evangelista, of Search and Rescue Explorer Post 616.

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The Kings Contrivance Community Association is accepting applications until July 7 at Amherst House on Eden Brook Drive from mature and reliable people 16 years or older for a part-time facility assistant job. Evening and weekend hours are required; weekday hours begin at 5 p.m.

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Four East Columbia eighth-grade students graduated from Trinity School in Ellicott City on June 8.

Katie Stephens received an award for "Outstanding Effort." Diplomas were presented to James Fiore, Nickolas Jackson and Daniel Wetterau.

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It was a good omen when Owen Brown resident Sharon Brown shot a hole in one on the 13th hole at Glade Valley Golf Club in Walkersville on June 6.

Ms. Brown and her husband, Bob, are sponsoring the July 9 golf tournament at Glade Valley to benefit the Howard County Family Life Center, the nonprofit counseling center in Wilde Lake village.

Serious golfers and weekend hackers will enjoy the scramble format and 11:30 a.m. shotgun start of the tournament. A $50 fee includes greens fee, cart and refreshments. Bring your own foursome or join a group of fun golfers.

Register with Charlotte Martin, 410-381-3399, at the Brown's printing office before June 30.

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Warm weather makes walking pets a pleasureable time for owners and their animals. But, remember, it's against the law not to clean up after your dogs or cats and all pets should be on a leash.

Fines range from $25 to $250 and, if fined a third time, the pet will be impounded. Since the police can not be everywhere, citizens may report infractions of this "nuisance" law.

"Just For Me" is an eight-week story time series beginning today 2 p.m. for 3- to 5-year-olds at the Columbia Central Library on Little Patuxent Parkway.

Parents and siblings are welcome to remain in the library but the story-telling area is reserved for the young listeners. Registration is not required. Information: 410-313-7800.

Irene Wolfe, of Owen Brown village, is serving her second year a member of Florence Bain Senior Center's Council.

The Council held installation on Older Americans Day at the Harper's Choice village facility.

Just a reminder: the Farmers Market has returned to Oakland Mills Village Center.

Fresh produce and fruits, vegetable and flower plants, homemade breads and honey are available every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Girls entering the fifth and sixth grades in September are invited to attend Camp Esprit at the Columbia Teen Center.

The first session begins Monday and the second session starts July 26. Hours are from from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

A one-week option also is available during the first week of each camp. Information: 715-3165.

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An informal network luncheon for members and friends of the Business Women's Network of Howard County will be held at The Last Chance in Oakland Mills Village Center on July 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Reservations: 301-854-3817.

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Picnics and cook-outs can be fun and good for your heart too.

Judy Friedman, director of the American Heart Association's Howard County division, invites inquiries by phone, 410-997-9153. Or, you can pick up a recipe book at her office in suite 235 in the Long Reach Village Shopping Center.

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