Welcome to Erin Peacock, Oakland Mills' new village manager

NEIGHBORS

December 21, 1993|By NATALIE HARVEY

A welcome to Erin Peacock; she is the new Oakland Mills village manager.

Ms. Peacock, a Columbia resident for 21 years, has lived in Long Reach Village and now lives with her husband, Fred, in Owen Brown village.

She has been active in community organizations and is a founding member of the Columbia Community Players.

Ms. Peacock's most recent position was business administrator for St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic congregation. The Peacocks' sons, Tim and Andy, attended Dasher Green Elementary and Owen Brown Middle School.

Tim is a University of Maryland-Baltimore County graduate and Andy attends St. Mary's College. Their daughter, Cara, also attends St. Mary's and daughter Kendra is a student at Howard Community College.

Stop in at the Other Barn to meet and greet Ms. Peacock; and while you're there, sign up to as a volunteer for many events sponsored by the Oakland Mills Village Association.

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Stevens Forest Elementary School students, with the guidance of reading specialist Susan Pleinis, made holiday place mats and greeting cards for 150 seniors who were guests of C&P Telephone at a holiday luncheon at the Owen Brown Senion Center, Owen Brown Village. The phone company is the school's business partner.

Supervised by instructional assistant, Chris Stetson, the kindergarten students designed a tree-shaped poster and decorated it with 66 cutouts of their hands.

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Members of the Owen Brown Middle School Orchestra, who entertained at two assembly performances at the Mayfield Woods Middle School last Friday were: sixth-graders Todd Bernsohn, Leah Broderick, Mike Denz, Jaime Eisner, David Foley, Christina Han, Jenny Lutz, Kevin Morris, Raquel Pittiglio, Andrew Price, Crisi Suarez and Debra Wolfe; seventh-graders: Alan Johnson, Zach Notes, Anthony Pesce and Monica Savage; eighth-graders: Monica Johnson, Ben Pierce and Christa Semko.

The 44 members of the middle school's wind ensemble entertained students during the sixth grade's December assembly and played for the Dasher Green Elementary School girls and boys on the same day during the ninth-period class.

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Director Barry Palmer presented the 13th Stevens Forest Elementary School's theatrical production last weekend at the Oakland Mills High School.

His production assistants were: Chris Stetson, assistant director; Eileen Bottamiller, music director and Susie Uccellini, art director.

Fifty-three third- , fourth- and fifth-graders were members of the cast; 156 students were members of the chorus. Each year the performances are a cooperative event with faculty, parents, alumni and students working from the beginning of rehearsals, painting sets, making costumes and selling tickets to helping before and during performances to ensure a well-run musical.

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Rabbi Mark Panoff, Temple Isiah, at the Meeting House in Oakland Mills village, will lead a family trip to Israel next July.

The 14-day trip leaves July 2 and returns July 17. A professional Israeli guide will conduct the tour, which will include an archaeological dig, desert jeep ride and lunch on Moshav Nativ Haasara.

L Cost is $2,631 per adult. Information and details: 730-8277.

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Registration for Howard County residents begins today at 10 a.m, in person or by phone, for "Family Story time" at Central Library.

The six-week series for 2- to 5-year-olds begins Jan. 6. Family day care providers and groups are welcome.

Nonresidents may register on Thursday. Information: 313-7880.

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Owen Brown Community Center will start the New Year by offering classes for all ages. An eight-week Low Impact Aerobics class, sponsored by the Howard County YMCA, begins Jan. 4.

Cost of the Tuesday and Thursday class, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., is $48 with a 15 percent discount for Columbia residents.

Information: (410) 381-0202.

Parents have the opportunity to select their children's program from a variety of "Creative Daisy" classes; Playtime for Toddlers, Funtime Enrichment, Daisy Dancers, Clay Club, Alphabet Box, Zippy Zoo and Movin' & Groovin' which begin Jan. 10.

There is a 15 percent discount for Columbia residents. Information and cost: (410) 381-0202.

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Parents can register their 4- to 6-year-olds for Columbia Association's "Holiday Kidsport Camp" at the Supreme Court, 7080 Deepage Drive, Dec. 27 to Dec. 31, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There will be kid sports classes, arts and crafts, roller-skating and swimming. Cost is $110, Columbia Association Package Plan members; nonmembers $125.

Information: 410 381-5355.

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The Columbia Teen Center, at the Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center, have planned a series of winter break activities, Dec. 27 to Dec. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Dec. 27, there will be a trip to Hershey Park, Zoo America and Hershey Museum for $10, plus spending money; Dec. 28 is a trip to the Wilde Lake Swim Center for recreational swimming and "Splashdown," cost is $5; Dec. 29, will be a tour of the FBI headquarters in Washington; cost is $5.

Registration deadline is Thursday 992-3726.

The Teen Center also offers a free drop-in recreation program on school days, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. for youths 11-17.

Students are invited to participate in ping-pong, pool, basketball, foosball and crafts.

Information: (410) 9972-0000.

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There is an active adoption program going on at Stevens Forest Elementary School.

Third- , fourth- and fifth-grade students may "adopt" a bookshelf in the media center. They then make sure the shelf is neat and that all books are in proper order.

The shelf even adopts the student's name.

Happy holidays to all East Columbians!

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