Glen Burnie plans Santa visit Friday

NEIGHBORS

December 22, 1993|By BONITA FORMWALT

Just before Santa Claus sets off on his tour around the world Friday night, he will take time for a drive through Glen Burnie.

For more than 50 years, children have enjoyed this last-minute opportunity to greet Santa and receive a holiday treat.

Sponsored by the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, the excursion is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. at Georgia Avenue and Maple Lane.

Stops are planned at the following intersections. Please note that the timetable is an approximation.

5:30 p.m.: Georgia Avenue and Maple Lane, Maple and Virginia Avenue, Virginia and Crain Highway, New Jersey Avenue and Oak Lane, Maple and New Jersey, Linden Lane and New Jersey, Linden and Greenway, Greenway and Oak, Greenway and Maple, Central Avenue and D Street.

6 p.m.: Brownshade Drive, Central and B Street, First Avenue and A Street, First and B Street, First and Maple, First Avenue cul de sac, D Street and Second Avenue, Second and Glenview, Glenview and Third, Third and D Street, Oak and Second, Second and C Street, Second and B Street, Second and A Street, A Street and Third, Third and B Street, Third and C Street, Third and Oak, Fourth and D Street, Fourth and B Street, Fourth and A Street, Fifth and A Street, Fifth and B Street, Fifth and Stewart avenues, Stewart and Baltimore avenues, Baltimore and Newfield Road, Newfield and Magnolia Avenue, Stewart and Elizabeth avenues, Elizabeth and Wilson Boulevard, Wilson and Theresa Avenue, Wilson and Bertha Avenue, Wilson and Crain )) Highway.

7:15 p.m.: N Street and Third Avenue, M Street and Second, Second and Padfield Boulevard, Padfield and Third, Third and M Street, Third and N Street, Griffith Lane and Third, Fourth and Delmar avenues, Fourth and Padfield.

7:30 p.m.: Fifth and Delmar avenues, Fourth and N Street, N and Fifth, Delmar and Seventh avenues, Delmar and Ninth, Griffith Road and Ninth, Griffith and Seventh, Griffith and Fifth, Wimmer Road and Seventh, Wimmer and Eighth Avenue, Eighth and Hamlen Road, Hamlen and Seventh, directly to Munroe Circle, returning to Fifth Avenue, Oakwood Road and Blossom Lane, Blossom and Pine Terrace, Pine and Oakwood, Oakwood and Range Road, Range and Greenway.

8 p.m.: Harford Road and Delaware Avenue, Delaware and Kent avenues, Delaware and Kuethe Road, Delaware and Garrett, Delaware and Dorchester, Carroll and Biddle roads, Carroll and Washington, Carroll and Glen Road, New Jersey Avenue and Garrett, New Jersey and Kent, Kent and Georgia Avenue, Georgia and Rogers avenues, Furnace Branch Road and Stewart Lane, Stewart and Andrews roads, Andrews and Marie Avenue, Marie and Langley Road, Langley and Roseann roads, Roseann and Marie.

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When Corkran Middle School installed the Video Toaster computer in the media center recently, faculty members were faced with the daunting task of learning how to operate the system.

Media teacher Val Emerick and enrichment teacher Mary Ellen Ouslander found help from members of a local computer group -- the Glen Burnie Chapter of Another Baltimore Commodore Users Group.

The Video Toaster uses Commodore's Amiga computer for power.

"We heard the school was raising money to buy the machine so we made a donation and offered our help," said Pat Anthony, president of the chapter. "As a computer club, we're interested in promoting the awareness of what can be done by computers."

Corkran students have competed successfully in local, state and national film festivals. The school's enthusiasm for video projects prompted the county to choose it as a pilot school for the system, providing two-thirds of the $6,095 cost. The balance was donated by the community.

Films are produced through the school's enrichment program and by the film club. The Toaster system is used to enhance the finished videos.

"We do a lot of video work to reflect what the kids have learned," said Ms. Emerick.

"The Toaster offers many special effects -- spaceships going away, stars coming at you on the screen. It can make all the colors change or make the picture break like glass."

Recently, students used the Toaster to produce a video mystery.

The identity of the perpetrator was concealed until the final seconds of the film.

"As the credits were rolling, puzzle pieces were put together. When it the puzzle was complete it told you who the criminal was," said Ms. Emerick.

For more information on any of the enrichment projects at Corkran call the school office, 222-6493.

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The Glen Burnie Chapter of Another Baltimore Commodore Users Group will have a holiday party from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the North County Library. Prospective members are welcome to attend.

Membership is open to anyone interested in the Commodore 64, 128 or Amiga computers. Demonstrations on new programs are presented at the monthly meetings.

For information call Pat Anthony, 760-2047.

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Dan Boyd was elected president of the Northern Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce last week.

He will take office the first of January.

A partner in the engineering firm Boyd and Dowgiallo, Boyd has been a member of the chamber since 1988.

In recent years he has proved to be a valuable member of the committee advising Glen Burnie's urban renewal efforts.

Joining Boyd as officers of the chamber are: Virginia Jones of PC Strategies, vice president; Shirley Murphy of Allstate Alarms, secretary; Randy Box of CW Amos, treasurer; Griff Hall of Bello Machre, immediate past president.

The following members will begin a two-year term on the board of directors: Don Dwyer of American Screen and Poster; Cariene Shears of the Small Business Center; Gary Rankin of Chesapeake Printing and Mailing; and Kirk Falk of the Innovative Financial Services, Inc.

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