Beautiful foliage is a reminder that leaves must be disposed of

NEIGHBORS

October 06, 1994|By SALLY BUCKLER

The Triadelphia Reservoir may be more beautiful in early autumn than at any other time of the year.

My husband and I paddled our canoe on the "lake" for a very quiet hour on Sunday. Trees that had just begun to redden in August are now brilliant and starting to drop their leaves. Maples gave hints of color yet to come. Neon yellows and lusty golds kept us looking up at the color show that has begun. Bright leaves floated like miniature flags to the surface of the lake, begging us to look one last time.

As you enjoy the fall colors and look forward to jumping in piles of fallen foliage, you'll think about getting rid of all those leaves. Howard County Health Department regulations prohibit the burning of leaves and household, farm or commercial trash. The county law does allow some open burning, but under strict regulations.

Open burning of materials for which there is no other method for disposal is allowed with a permit and only from Oct. 1 to June 30. You must have a permit to burn things in your yard. The health department must visit and approve the site where you will be burning, and that site must be at least 1,500 feet from houses or "heavily traveled" roadways. You may burn small piles of material such as twigs and branches that were produced on your site.

Debris from construction or materials produced off-site may not be burned. Other conditions apply. The health department has a handout about open burning available by calling 313-2644. This is also the number to call during normal working hours to to report unsafe burning. On evenings and weekends call 313-2929.

What to do with your leaves? Add them to the compost pile. We've been composting for 20 years and we've found that time and very little care will produce lovely compost that enriches our gardens. Our composting methods are crude, but effective. Pile the stuff on, turn the piles now and then, and enjoy the results.

If you want literature about composting, call 313-2644. If you don't want to compost your leaves, you may bag them and send them to the landfill. For information about pickup, call 313-6444.

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Cool weather like we've had this week makes some people feel like going to a football game. At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Glenelg High battles Mount Hebron during homecoming activities. The festivities begin at 12:30 p.m. with a parade led by the fabulous Glenelg High Marching Unit. You'll see creative floats and happy faces at the parade and the game. At 8 p.m., a homecoming dance sponsored by the Student Government Association will begin.

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Congratulations to Bushy Park Elementary School students Jennefer Andrews, Eddie Krumpotich, Katie Krumpotich and Mandy Norcutt.

They auditioned and were selected for the Howard County Children's Chorus. Students in fourth and fifth grades from all elementary schools make up the select group.

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October is "Growth Month" for Lions Clubs everywhere. We are fortunate to have active Lions Clubs in Clarksville and Glenwood.

Both locations invite you to join, for the Lions feel they gain new ideas, workers and leadership capability with new members. The Lions offer you a sense of pride and satisfaction in accomplishing things for others in their worldwide service organization.

Members also enjoy the company of their fellow members in many social programs. The Clarksville Lions Club has dinner meetings at 7:15 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays at the Clarksville Fire Hall.

Call President Elridge Wise Jr. at 531-3506. The Glenwood Lions has dinner meetings at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays at the Four Seasons on Route 144 near Mount Airy.

Call Bill Pindell at 489-4392 or C.W. Robb at 489-4445 for membership information.

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If you like to sing hymns, join members of the congregation of Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church in Clarksville to sing

in joy and praise at 7 p.m. Oct. 16. They'll have an old fashioned hymn sing where you may request your favorite hymns and, maybe, stump the organist.

After the singing, enjoy light refreshments. Members of all denominations are welcome at this free event.

Call the church at 531-5653 for more information.

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The Fall Festival at Jennings Chapel United Methodist Church is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the church in Woodbine.

You can buy homemade cakes, pies, candies, breads, jellies, cookies, apple dumplings, stitchery, books, jewelry, dried-flower

arrangements and more. Also enjoy a home-style lunch there.

Call 489-7121 for more information.

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The Quilted Kitty Craft Show at Chapelgate Christian Academy is coming soon. From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 21 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 22, attend and enjoy works by professional crafters and artisans, homemade baked goods, refreshments, door prizes and more.

Proceeds from the $2 admission and rental spaces benefit the school at 2600 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville.

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