Centennial High student soars to new heights, named Eagle Scout

NEIGHBORS

January 24, 1994|By JEAN LESLIE

Ellicott City will be pleased to know that it boasts another Eagle Scout.

Bryan Christopher Meyer, who attends Centennial High School, became an Eagle Scout Dec. 9. His Scoutmaster Ted Morse, leads Troop 361, which helped Bryan earn the award. Troop 361 meets at First Presbyterian Church on Route 108 in Ellicott City.

Each boy who earns the Eagle Scout must complete a large project by organizing and supervising, but not performing, the work involved.

Bryan's project was a much needed one: cleaning debris out of an abused stream in Elkridge's Rockburn Park. He supervised approximately 25 friends and fellow Scouts in the project, which swallowed four months of weekends.

Bryan's Eagle Scout ceremony took place at the First Presbyterian Church. His parents Paul and Carol Meyer and sister Kari Meyer were in attendance.

Congratulations to Bryan and to his proud family for an achievement that was, according to Bryan, "a lot of work."

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Winter weather has dominated our lives for over a week now. Our floors are salt-stained from drippy boots, and our dryers are doing overtime to keep children's mittens and snow pants dry enough to go sledding one more time.

The icy car windshields already have been cleaned (an hour's job for our car) and the trunk filled with emergency supplies such as cat litter, weights and a snow shovel. As the white stuff came down, life's disruptions continued.

Skiers, such as Ellicott City's Greg and Pat Timm and kids, got stranded at Ski Liberty as they went skiing on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and couldn't return home in the foot of snow that fell that day. So they had to stay and ski another day!

Another skier, Elkridge's Lee Leslie, struggled through the snow as far as Hanover Monday but stopped for the night because of poor conditions; then he drove back home Tuesday without setting skis to slope, as he had to return to work the next day.

On Centennial High School Ski Club's first ski trip of the year, a full school bus left the school parking lot at 5:30 a.m. Monday to ski at Seven Springs. Faculty adviser Mo Dutterer wisely turned the bus around at Hagerstown in four inches of snow, returning his charges to Ellicott City by 11 a.m., rather than risking getting stuck in the storm that night.

Meanwhile, with ice covering animals' food sources, wildlife lovers are feeding hungry birds and squirrels. Not only does this benefit the animals, but it provides a source of unending entertainment when watching the jays and squirrels try to protect "their food" from the other hungry animals. Then there's always the challenge of identifying the many birds frequenting the feeder.

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The Audubon Society of Central Maryland holds a biannual seed sale to cut the cost of feeding the birds.

Although the prices of their seeds have increased this year due to the Midwest flooding, they're still some of the best around. For example, 50 pounds of black oil sunflower seed costs just $14.50.

For information and an order form, call 465-3840. All checks must be received by Jan. 31, so you have one more week to place your order.

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Howard County's chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow evening at Howard High School. This month's meeting features an open discussion on problems and strategies in dealing with learning disabilities. The chapter's statement on the Howard County school board's new policy of inclusion for disabled children may be included in the forum.

Howard High School is located at 8700 Old Annapolis Road in Ellicott City.

For more information, contact Janet Nuse at 992-0636.

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Petra Walian of the Fire Prevention task force wants to thank Mac Whitteymore of the St. John's Homeowner Association for his great help in last year's house-numbering drive. Mac helped to publicize the drive with residents in the St. John's Lane area, and he made sure that all the houses in his area were numbered. It was a job well-done!

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Sergeant Vincent Glorioso of the Fire Department found a child's wallet after Ellicott City's Midnight Madness, and he wants to return it to its owner. The wallet, lime-green nylon with a Velcro closure, contained a little boy's picture and a small amount of money.

Call Sergeant Glorioso at his home in Elkridge, 796-4626, or at the Ellicott City Fire Station, 313-2602, to identify it.

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Jewelry studio, a class in techniques of creating original, semi-precious and alternative styles of jewelry, returns to the Rockland Arts Center. For students of all levels over age 18, this course is a hands-on intensive approach to wearable art. Class will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays, for nine weeks.

The instructor, Susan Stockman, is a widely known professional jeweler and instructor with a degree in Jewelry Design from Towson State University. She has also studied at the Glassell Museum School in Houston.

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