Before it was Ferndale, area was called Wellham NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey


August 16, 1993|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

It is surprising how you take things for granted.

After 17 years of living in Ferndale, I assumed that that was the name it had had since the founding of the community. Earlier this year, the light rail station was completed with a clock tower and a plaque that says the community's original name was Wellham.

In 1921, the name changed to Ferndale, but the plaque doesn't spell out who changed the name or why.

If anyone can shed some light on the mystery, call me at 859-3569, or write to me in care of The Sun, 8131 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena 21122.

I'll let you know in this column what I find out.


As summer comes to an end, Principal Sharyn Doyle has several reminders for the parents of Linthicum Elementary School students.

The first is that all incoming kindergarten pupils and sixth-graders must have their second measles shot before school opens on Sept. 1.

Second, to avoid the rush at the beginning of the school year, register your children early. This will enable the school to obtain additional staff members before school starts and relieve any overcrowding that might result from unanticipated students.

The school office is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information or questions, please call the school at 222-6935.


North County High School news: Orientation programs are available to all students to help them adjust to the new building.

The schedule is: junior and senior tours, Aug. 30 and 31, at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; sophomore orientation, Sept 1 at 7 p.m.; freshman orientation, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.

All tours begin in the school cafeteria.

The address for North County High School is: 10 E. 1st Ave. (Ferndale) Glen Burnie 20161. The new phone number is 222-6970.

* Incoming seniors will have their portraits taken for the yearbook starting at 9 a.m. on Aug. 23, 24 and 25. To be in the yearbook, students must have their photograph taken by Segall Majestic, the official photographer. Students do not have to buy a photo package, but must pay the sitting fee.

Portraits will be taken in the media center of the old building on Andover Road.

* North County High School offices are open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. New students need to register for classes immediately. Proof of residence must be provided before new students will be admitted.

For more information, call 222-6870.


St. Philip Neri Parish will be conducting a course this fall, the Rite of Christian Initiation For Adults (R.C.I.A.). This course is for anyone interested in learning about the Catholic Church with the possibility of becoming a member. It is also for Catholics interested in being updated in their faith.

For more information or to register, call the rectory at 859-0571, weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

* Attend a two-part series, "The Introduction To The Bible," on Sept. 8 and 15 in the rectory. You will become more familiar with the Bible and its background and how to use it at home or in study.

* "Paul's Captivity Letters" will be the subject of a study group starting in September. The program schedule is: 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 21; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 (limited openings).

For additional information or to register, call Gloria Darling at 766-0984, or the Rev. John L. Lippold at 859-0571.

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