Another endless summer passes, as new school year approaches

NEIGHBORS

August 24, 1994|By BONITA FORMWALT

There were glimpses of her all through my shopping trip -- --ing from the deli, slinking past the pharmacy. By the time I cornered her in the pasta bulk food section it was apparent she was avoiding me.

"What a surprise," she said weakly. "I guess we haven't seen one another since . . . "

The start of summer, I reminded her. Showdown at the Price Club shopping cart corral. A litany of her summer plans and projects: French lessons, tennis camp, art museums, great literature.

"You know how it is. Never enough time," she stammered. Suddenly her right eye began to twitch.

"All right!" she said. "Instead of French lessons I let them watch 'Green Card' six times. I introduced my 9-year-old to Cliff Notes, and the closest we got to tennis camp was listening to Barbra Streisand tapes while we played badminton."

Streisand?

"Everyone knows she's dating Andre Agassi," she scoffed. Changing tactics, she went on the offensive. "What did your family do over the summer?"

Thinking fast, I zeroed in on the target of envy for all women.

"We finished painting the bathroom," I replied smugly. "Including the molding."

I left her speechless.

To an endless summer, Glen Burnie.

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When students return to school next week, there will be some new faces at the head of the class.

There have been several staff changes at Glen Burnie High School, starting with the principal. From Severna Park High, Oliver Wittig returns to GBHS, where he was once an assistant principal

Other administrative staff changes include -- Mary Ellen Mulliken, assistant principal; Obie Tucker, administrative trainee; JoAnne Lyons, guidance counselor.

New teachers to the school include Janet Keatts, English; Diane Doelaff and Linda Wolfe, mathematics; David Foster, science; Beverly Frye, business; Jill Flanagan, art and technical education.

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Marley Middle School is welcoming its new principal, John R. Kozora. Mr. Kozora comes to Marley from McArthur Middle.

Staff additions at Marley include Mary Ann College, media; Michael Lilley, tech ed; Nancy Wright, home economics; Connie Cross, health room assistant.

Parents will have an opportunity to meet Mr. Kozora and the staff at "Back To School Night," 7 p.m. Sept. 20.

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Old Mill High will hold a "Back To School Night" 7 p.m. Sept. 28, in the school auditorium. Principal Edward Stawas will address parents and introduce faculty members.

Personnel joining the staff at OMHS include Patricia Gronkiewicz, assistant principal; Sonja Davenport, special education; Catherine Hammond, social studies; Stacey McCall, social studies; Deborah Medkeff, special education; Maureen McMahon, science.

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Several months ago, a local group of historians began the long, arduous task of reprinting the 1878 Hopkins Atlas of Anne Arundel County. The results of their efforts will be on display at an open house from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Kuethe Library, 5 Crain Highway, S.E.

The atlas was published through the support of individual patrons, said coordinator Mark Shatz.

"We had a good response from the patrons," Mr. Shatz said. "We were able to push ahead with the project and have a very nice product. We're pleased with the results."

The atlas is available in a $30 limited hard copy edition, and a soft cover edition for $18.95.

It is a joint project of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, and will be sold at the Kuethe Library, 760-9679, the Browse & Buy Shoppe at the Benson-Hammond House, 768-9518, and the Browse & Buy Shoppe in Severna Park, 544-3370.

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The Old Mill Middle North Band Boosters will meet band students and their parents 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 in the school cafeteria. New and returning band members are encouraged to attend.

Fund-raisers and competitions for the new school year will be discussed.

Band teacher EllingtonChurchill and booster board members will be on hand to answer any questions. Board members include Mary Frame, president; Jantsy Ayersman and Connie Long, co-vice presidents; Mary Spannare, secretary; Dave and Joleen Kelley, co-treasurers.

For additional information, call Mrs. Frame at 987-0045.

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As part of its continuing 50th anniversary celebration, the congregation of Marley Park Church of the Nazarene will welcome the Fox Family gospel singers at Sunday's 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship services.

The nine-member musical family is led by Paul Fox, a physician who left his Florida practice to minister through his music.

The church is at 7741 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. For additional information, call the church office at 768-1852.

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