Improvement group to discuss radio tower proposal

NEIGHBORS

March 07, 1994|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

The March meeting of the Linthicum Improvement Association on Wednesday will be devoted to the proposal by a communications company to erect a 102-foot radio tower on 1.3 acres off Camp Meade Road.

The meeting, in the Linthicum Elementary School band room, will start at 7:30 p.m.

Nextel Communications plans to lease the land from BWI Partnership to build the tower and a small, unmanned equipment building. The site is just south of Andover Road, across from the health center.

The company has sought a zoning variance and special exception from the county for the tower and building. A variance is required because zoning limits the height of any structure to 35 feet.

Joseph Joyce, project director for Nextel Communications, has been invited to explain the proposal and answer questions.

The improvement association has concerns about the aesthetics of the tower and its location near a future middle school. Members also are concerned about the loss of woodlands and the safety of electromagnetic and microwave transmissions.

As of this writing, LSIA has not decided whether to support or oppose the project. Questions may be directed to LSIA president Gerald Starr, 859-8026.

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Kindergarten students at St. Philip Neri School recently collected $930 in pledges for United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland.

The money was raised through a Book-a-Thon, said kindergarten teacher Mary Ann McCormick.

The event ran for one week in February. Students read books at home with the help of parents and older siblings. Each child had a goal to read seven books.

The children in the three kindergarten classes read a total of 460 books.

Ms. McCormick said that the 10 percent of the pledge money usually set aside for prizes for students was donated to United Cerebral Palsy.

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The Ferndale United Methodist Women will have a meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the lower level of the church, at the corner of Ferndale and Hollins Ferry roads.

An installation program for new members, postponed because of bad weather in January, will be led by Ida Lindner. Members also will discuss new policies and procedures drafted during the executive meeting.

The women will review plans for their April 9 flea market. Tables will rent for $12. Call 761-4412 to reserve one.

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The Christian Women's Fellowship of Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church on School Lane invites you to reserve a table for its annual flea market Saturday, April 16. It will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church's Fellowship Hall.

Tables, $10 each, are going quickly this year. Reservations and money must be received no later than April 1. To reserve a table, call Mary Lou Beck at 768-2266.

If you have some items to donate to the White Elephant table, call Pat Gary at 859-0431.

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Get ready for St. Patrick's Day by taking Irish Dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. tonight and next Monday in St. Philip Neri Church Hall. Lessons are $1 per person or $2 for the entire family.

Once you learn the steps, put them to good use at the church's St. Patrick's Dance March 20.

This family-oriented event will begin with a fried chicken dinner served from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., followed by dancing until 8:30 p.m. Traditional Irish music will be played by the Reel Time Ceili Band.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 16. Beer, soda, set-ups, chips and pretzels are included. B.Y.O.B.

Information: 859-5206 or 859-1357.

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