Month of May greeted with floral awards

NEIGHBORS

May 12, 1994|By JONI GUHNE

May was welcomed to Central County with floral tributes, many brightening the doorways to local businesses competing in the annual Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce May Basket Contest.

Winner of the best professional floral designer category was Severna Flowers & Gifts, with Benfield Florist taking second place.

Among other businesses, Chesapeake Hearing Center took first place; Country Comforts, second place; 2nd Thoughts, third place.

The displays chosen "Most Representative of the Business" were: Severna Park Veterinary Hospital, first place; Wild Bird Center, second place; and Admiral Cleaners, third place.

Maryland National Bank on B & A Boulevard took first place in the category, "Most Unusual Display," while another financial institution, Annapolis Banking & Trust, took second place.

Honorable mentions went to O'Conor Piper & Flynn and La Petite.

* As part of its continuing effort to beautify Severna Park, the chamber is again sponsoring Benfield [Road] Clean-up Day from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., May 21. Rain date is 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. May 22.

Business owners, residents, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and others are invited to meet at the Benfield Safeway with gardening gloves and tools. The chamber will provide mulch and trash bags and a lunch of pizza and soda.

Information: 987-6625.

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Paul Nathanson, a senior at Broadneck High School, is the recipient of the 1994 Miriam Luby Wolfe Scholarship Award presented in March at Temple Beth Shalom.

Paul, 18, is the son of Mitch and Gail Nathanson of Arnold.

A member of the National Honor Society, his favorite activities are the debate club, mock trials, Key Club and the mentorship program at the Naval Academy. In the summer he sails; in the winter he skis.

This fall, Paul will attend the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

The scholarship was established by Rosemary and Larry Mild, in memory of their daughter, Miriam Wolfe, who was killed in the Pan Am Flight 103 explosion over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. A bright, talented young woman, Miriam was returning home after a semester in London in conjunction with her musical theater studies at Syracuse University.

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Members of Old Mill High School Class of 1985 will renew acquaintances Saturday at 7 p.m. as they meet to plan next summer's 10th reunion.

For details, contact Barry Brandt, 787-1042, Tammy Treine, 760-5184, or Lori Barnett Walter, 987-7144.

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St. Martin's Community Theatre at the Episcopal Church on Benfield Road presents the Greg Kreutz comedy, "Bottom's Up."

Show times are: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 13, 14, 20 and 21 and 2 p.m., Sunday, May 15.

This production benefits Hospice of the Chesapeake's annual summer retreat for children, Camp Nabe.

Tickets are $8 and can be reserved by calling 757-1129.

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Pat Moffitt has been elected to the office of treasurer for the Maryland state chapter of the Philanthropic Education Organization Sisterhood at its April state convention in Greenbelt.

Joining the state board of directors represents a 7-year commitment as officers move up to the presidency.

Moffitt is a member of Chapter R in Severna Park. New Chapter R officers for the coming year are: Maribelle Carter, president; Sylvia Engwall, vice president; Janet Crabb, recording secretary; Barb Novak, corresponding secretary; Ann Clegg, treasurer; Sara Frances Shay, chaplain; and Dot Warfield, guard.

Organized in 1869, the organization's primary aim is to provide opportunity for higher education for women.

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During the month of May, new and renewing Anne Arundel County YWCA members will receive a bonus package worth more than $50.

Membership packages can be picked up at Y centers in Arnold, Severna Park, Davidsonville or Odenton.

Information: 626-7800.

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