Mary Pitt Davis of Dayton, a biology teacher at Glenelg High School, was named Secondary Science Teacher of the Year by the Maryland Association of Science Teachers.
At their Friday convention in Westminster, association president Al DeGenero presented Mrs. Davis with a plaque and a cash award in honor of her excellence in teaching science.
The science teachers at Glenelg nominated Mrs. Davis for this award, said science department chairman Ivan Sutton. Her colleagues say that Ms. Davis has an outstanding educational background, in part because of her participation in many summer programs for teachers.
"She has extensive knowledge and a strong background in scientific research. What is more important, she has the ability and desire to make kids understand and appreciate the things she already knows," Mr. Sutton said.
Mrs. Davis teaches Biology I and II and advanced placement Biology at Glenelg. She was one of the seven finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year this year.
It will be fun and games for kids of all ages at the Halloween Party sponsored by the Poplar Springs United Methodist Charge.
The party is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Airy church. Call 489-7185 for more information.
Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church in Clarksville
will hold a Halloween party for children and adults at 6 p.m. tomorrow.
Admission is a dish for the pot luck supper. Everyone is invited to come in costume. Call 531-5653.
"Summer's Bounty for Winter's Joy" is the title of the 14th annual dried flower and herb sale sponsored by the Cattail River Garden Club of Howard County.
Garden Club members will hold their sale at Union Chapel at the corner of Union Chapel Road and Route 97 in Glenwood from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Come early, for this sale sells out, and latecomers are disappointed to find the arrangements, loose flowers, wreaths and arches gone.
The garden club sponsors conservation and gardening projects throughout Western Howard County. All the proceeds from the sale are used to support the projects and to award scholarships.
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Clarksville Fifth District Fire Company will have its big craft show and sale from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday.
It's all happening at the Clarksville Firehall at the intersection of routes 32 and 108 in Clarksville.
Besides crafts of all kinds, you'll find homemade baked goods for sale, and you can purchase lunch. Crafts for holidays, including Halloween, and for everyday are available.
Call 531-3984 or 531-3310.
How often do you see prices drop? Not often enough, but the prices on citrus fruits in the Glenelg High School Marching Unit Citrus Sale are lower this year.
The marching unit invites you to place an order this week for fresh pink grapefruit or navel oranges. Order by 3 p.m. Nov. 3 for pickup Nov. 12 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Prices are $15 for a four-fifths bushel or $9.50 for a two-fifths bushel of grapefruit. Oranges are $16.50 and $ 10.25. Place your order in the main office of Glenelg High School or call Sharon Pirrone at 531-5149.
Glenwood Middle School benefited from some work by community members recently. Lainy Dunst, president of the Cattail River Garden Club, saw a worker from Chapel Valley Landscape Company and asked the worker to trim a tree -- free!
He agreed and trimmed an old overgrown holly that was choking
the Glenwood courtyard garden. The garden and its holly look great, and Chapel Valley gets high marks for being a good neighbor.
The garden club, which has invested time, money, and energy in the gardens at Glenwood, is pleased. Those at Glenwood see TC lovely courtyard garden. It looks as if everyone gained in this example of community cooperation.
Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church will hold its popular oyster and ham dinner from 2 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5.
You can enjoy fat oysters, tender ham, potatoes, cole slaw, rolls and other delicacies. Adults pay $10, and the price for a child's dinner is $4. Church members will have a fancy table with crafts, decorations and gifts for Christmas you can purchase. At the bake sale, you can select Sunday desserts and sweet snacks.
Call the church at 531-5653 for more information.
If you want beautiful crafts, holiday gifts and delicious baked goods at bargain prices, plan to attend Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church's Third Annual Christmas Bazaar. From 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 11, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12, you can buy original crafts for Christmas and year round that have been skillfully created by church members.
They'll have ornaments, wreaths and gifts for sale. Last year's bazaar was twice the size of the first one, and this year's promises to be even better. Purchase the church recipe book and sample foods made from the recipes in the book. Maybe your purchase of a $1 raffle ticket will win you an 18-inch live poinsettia grapevine wreath or a hand-painted table runner and centerpiece.
Phone Stephanie Ransom at 997-3259 for more information.
On Tuesday night, the Glenwood Middle School Chorus, under the direction of vocal music teacher Margo Higdon and the Glenwood Strings, directed by Maestro Angelo Gatto, will offer a free concert after a brief PTSA meeting at 7 p.m.
Ms. Higdon reports that the combined seventh and eighth grade chorus has worked extremely hard. The chorus will enchant you with medleys from "Beauty and the Beast" and old time commercials and television theme songs, a spiritual, old Welsh lullabies, and some Boogie Woogie. Call 313-5520.