Somewhere spring is waiting to dance forth with its basket of delights

NEIGHBORS

March 04, 1994|By PEG ADAMARCZYK

Here we are at the start of another month. March has been the traditional time for leprechauns, kite-flying and daffodils, not to mention freaky winter weather and spring soccer, lacrosse and baseball practices.

On top of all of the old standbys, the Easter bunny and a shortened spring break will be making an appearance in a few weeks.

After weeks spent in a weather-induced coma, the hustle and bustle of spring will be a most welcomed relief.

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Local history buffs can learn more about the Pinehurst Canal and other historic canals at 7 p.m. March 14 at the Downs Park Chesapeake Room. The free lecture is sponsored by county Department of Recreation and Parks and the Pinehurst on the Bay-Bodkin Community Association.

Jack Mellin, local historian and frequent contributor to the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society's "History Notes" publication, will be the speaker.

Mellin has studied canals along the East Coast, from New York to Tidewater Virginia, said Martha Jachowski, Pinehurst community spokeswoman. "I am sure that his talk will be informative and entertaining for anyone that wants to know more about the interesting history of our area," she said.

Advance registration is required.

Information: 222-6230.

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March will be a very busy month for members of the Ladies Guild of Magothy- Chelsea Community Lutheran Church.

Guild members will return to the kitchen to create sinfully good Easter eggs, just in time for basket stuffing. The sale is co-sponsored by the Aid Association for Lutheran, Branch 9017.

Orders are being accepted for vanilla or chocolate butter cream, peanut butter and coconut eggs, available by the quarter-pound, half-pound or pound. Orders will be ready to pick up at 11 a.m. March 26 at the church, Beach Avenue and Third streets in Chelsea Beach.

Also available that same day will be cold cut subs, freshly made to order. Prices are $4 for a whole or $2.50 a half.

* Hot off the presses is the Ladies Guild cookbook, filled with 121 favorite tried-and-true recipes, discount store coupons on staples and pages full of helpful information.

The cookbook is $5 and will be on sale at the Easter egg/sub sale on March 23.

To place orders for eggs, subs or cookbooks, call Annie Webb, 360-8552, or Edie Foster, 255-1945.

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The Stoney Creek Democratic Club will have an open house at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Guest speaker will be Gerry Brewster, who plans to run for the congressional seat now held by Rep. Helen Delich Bentley, R-2nd.

Brewster, a state delegate from Towson, has said he will not declare his candidacy until after the legislative session is over. Federal campaign fund-raising reports filed Jan. 31 in Washington show that he leads all candidates for the 2nd District seat. He has raised $60,743 and spent $57,209.

The community is invited to meet the candidate. Refreshments will be served.

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Community United Methodist Christian Preschool will be accepting registration for 3- and 4-year-olds for the 1994-'95 school year from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11.

Classes for 4-year-olds will meet from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Classes for 3-year-olds will meet from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

A nonrefundable fee must be paid at registration.

Information: 255-1506.

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Congratulations to the 14 dance students at Chesapeake High School who will represent their school at the Anne Arundel County Dance Festival.

The dancers are: Nicole Anthony, Erin Corkin, Jessica Curran, Kelly Denes, Jennifer Fitch, Jennifer Hess, Dusty Jenkins, Kim Johnson, Michele Koehler, Jessica Luhman, Melanie Martin, Kristy Ostrowski, Amanda Simmey and Jennifer Weedon.

The festival will be Wednesday at South River High School and March 23 at Glen Burnie High School. Both shows begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $2 each and will be available at the door.

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Downs Park volunteers were feted at the annual appreciation dinner Feb. 5 at Mount Carmel United Methodist Church.

Unfortunately, I missed this year's affair, but my sources say everyone had a terrific time.

Award winners for outstanding service were announced. Congratulations to: Betty Jansky, volunteer of the year; Wal Swan, most hours; Sandy and Christa Goetz, the Golden Ghost Award; the Sidotti family, the Golden Hammer award; Dennis and Ben Jorde, the Golden Ecology Award; the Harold Family, the Golden Trowel Award; and Estelle Herpel and Matt Hieatzman, the William Wilson Award.

Others honored were Bruce Becker for oratory excellence; Norman Johnson for his work in the wildlife area; Nick Brescia for special events; and Jack Moore for garden service.

Also honored as Special Friends of the Park were: Arlette Allen, Paul Bagley, Marie Bailey, Joyce King, Martha Hamil and the Downs Park Quilters Guild.

* After four years of service at Downs Park, Ranger Dave Devault has been re-assigned to the B&A Trail.

His replacement is Bill Offutt, who has worked at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis and the B&A Trail.

His duties at Downs will include the Mother's Garden and serving as volunteer coordinator.

Bill and his wife, Kim, are the parents of a newborn son, Scott.

Congratulations, Bill and Kim, and welcome to Pasadena.

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