Other people's New Year's resolutions impressive


January 03, 1995|By JEAN LESLIE

Your annual New Year's resolution is a sign of a small effort to better yourself, the sign of a true optimist.

Each year a few people tell me their resolutions. I'm always impressed by the diversity of resolutions from these busy people.

Jan Carberry, publicity chairwoman for Burleigh Manor Middle School, resolves to take her daughters Erin and Megan to the gym to work out.

Daughter Erin will be entering high school next fall and wants to prepare for sports team tryouts. Megan and her mother want to tone up and spend time together.

Cheryl Thome, an involved Cub Scout parent from Pack 361, also resolves to exercise more. She's looking for a good deep water running class in the county. Her former instructor, Susan Ahl-Wolinski, stopped teaching at Howard Community College, and things have never been the same.


Cathy Prior, president of the Elkridge Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, resolves to do more fund-raisers now that construction of the fire hall is finished. The first fund-raiser of the year will be a "McChief Night" at Elkridge McDonald's Restaurant from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 22.

Members of the Fire Department will wear different hats, as they become cashiers and cooks for the day. A yard sale and craft bazaar are planned for the spring.

Janet Nuse, president of the Learning Disabilities Association of Howard County, resolves to continue pursuing her goal to have a private school for the learning disabled in Howard County.

This resolution received six months' work in 1994, and Janet hopes to complete it in 1995.


Last year I resolved to keep my home office desk clean.

Let me just say that I didn't perfect desk cleaning, so I need to keep working on the same resolution in 1995.


Howard High School will present its annual student and staff variety show, "Showcase 95," at Howard High. The show will feature the talents of more than 75 students and staff members and is the largest showcase ever produced by Howard High.

Music from artists such as Mary-Chapin Carpenter, the Eagles, Mariah Carey, Melissa Etheridge and Baby Face will be performed.

Howard High dance groups, the Dance Company, the Advance Dance Class and the Lionette Pom Squad, will perform.

Performing faculty members include David Glenn, Collette Lawrence, Mary Massaquoi and John Quinn.

Backing up the vocalists will be the Showcase Band, a group of professional musicians that appeared last summer at the Columbia Fair.

Showcase 95 will begin at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 13 and 14 in the school's auditorium. Howard High School is at 8700 Old Annapolis Road in Ellicott City.

Tickets, which go on sale tomorrow at the school, will cost $5 in advance or $6 at the door.

Information: Pat Stackhouse at 313-2867.


Howard Community College invites you to learn about the history of Ellicott City in a six-week mini-course while eating lunch.

Local author and historian Joetta Cramm will be your guide during the Tuesday lunch-hour sessions.

You'll learn through a weekly slide show and lecture about the founding, growth, industries and people of Ellicott City.

At the end of the course, Ms. Cramm will arrange a two-hour walking tour of the town.

The course, "History of Ellicott City," begins at noon Jan. 31 at PJ's Pub on Main Street.

The course costs $50, and lunch is optional.

l For more information, consult the Continuing Education Department at 992-4823.


Although the efficacy of dosing yourself with Vitamin C to prevent colds has not been totally proved, a grapefruit or orange certainly tastes right at this time of year.

The students in the AFS program at Mount Hebron High School will be sending in another fruit order Jan. 13.

Pink grapefruit will be sold for $15 per case and $9 per half case; navel oranges for $17 per case and $10 per half case; and tangelos for $22 per case and $12.25 per half case.

Pick up the fruit at Mount Hebron on Jan. 21.

For an order form, call 750-9372.


Three Centennial High School Drill Team members recently returned from Hawaii, where they represented Centennial High in the Christmas Day activities at the Aloha Bowl.

While at National Cheerleader's Camp this summer, the girls competed for placement on the All-American Cheerleading Squad.

Nicole Richardson placed on the All-American Squad, and Mandy Litzau and Kelly Carberry placed as alternates.


Elkridge Fire Department bingo games had a hiatus of two years while the new hall was being built.

Elkridge Fire Department will resume weekly games with a grand opening Friday.

Three extra jackpots of $100 each are planned for this night only. Early birds can start playing at 7:15 p.m., and regular play starts at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is $1 per person, which goes to the jackpot.

A person must be older than 18 to play, and a child must be older than 8 to be admitted.

The snack bar will be open for business during the evening, offering snack foods and hot sandwiches.

For information, call 761-6633.


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