New Severna Park group to address variety of community issues


January 26, 1995|By JONI GUHNE

Is it possible that the first month of 1995 is almost gone?

The sooner we get through the next month and a half, the sooner we'll get to see the bulbs now poking green shoots through the ground blossom into spring flowers. I can't wait.


Speaking of blossoming, the Association for Severna Park Improvement, Renewal and Enhancement (ASPIRE) is doing just that.

ASPIRE will address issues such as historic preservation, a community master plan, adequate facilities for our youth and seniors, preservation of green space and adequate zoning.

The group recently elected its officers: Pat Troy, chairwoman; Maggie Miller, vice chairwoman of development; George T. Moran, vice chairman of finance and treasurer; Dan Nataf, vice chairman of programs; Linda Zahn, vice chairwoman of public relations; and Pamela Henel, secretary.

Elected as trustees were: Hammond S. Carr, Gee W. Cosper, Arthur Ebersberger, Jack Feick, Mattie Harris, Pennington Hopkins, F. Scott Jay, Judith Jenkins, Gordon Loetz, Charles Madison, Ellen McGee, Michael Robinson, Earl Schaffer, Elaine Stana, the Rev. Ron Ward, Dennis Wells, Paul Wood and Mitch Zemo.

Presidents of the Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Severna Park Council also are trustees.

Information: 647-7231 or 987-6625.


Members of Temple Beth Shalom are not letting the winter doldrums slow them down.

Rabbi Robert G. Klensin and Beth Land Hecht, a licensed clinical social worker, will lead a discussion at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 on raising Jewish children in interfaith families.

Call Hecht at 466-9200 Ext. 381 by Wednesday to reserve a place.

* After Shabbat services at 6 p.m. Feb. 10, there will be a cooperative Shabbat dinner.

Information: 987-4170.

* And beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 25, the temple will present its annual Progressive Dinner with gourmet food, great company and a little mystery.

Information: 757-4525.


To brighten February, we have Valentine's Day. And how else would the Annapolis Striders celebrate but with a romantically athletic Valentine's Twosome Relay at 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at Severna Park Middle School?

Couples can register by mail until Feb. 3, or on race day beginning at 8:30 a.m. ($4 per couple; $6 on race day).

Each person will run 5 kilometers, which is 3.1 miles. Awards will go to the fastest couple, combined age categories and most clever team name. Refreshments will be served at the finish.

Information: 410-268-1165.


The Severna Park B.P.O.E. 2482 has taken an active roll in supporting Central County youth. It's annual Hoop Shoot Contest took place Jan. 15 at Shipley's Choice Elementary School.

Top female finishers among girls ages 8 and 9 were Alyssa Godesky, first; Haley Cramer, second; and Zara Nematollahi, third.

Winners in the 10- and 11-year-old age group were Kaitlin Hancock, first; Jessie Atkinson, second; and Megan Freinmuth, third.

Top finisher among 12- to 13-year-old girls was Leah Godesky.

Winners among boys ages 8 and 9 were: Scott Gauthier, first; Michael Miller, second; and Warren Kurz, third.

For boys 10 and 11, the winners were: Doug Kurz, first; Delphin Thebaud, second; and David Gilde, third.

George Gilde took first place for the 12- to 13-year-old boys.

Top finishers were presented trophies by Exalted Ruler of the Lodge Thomas A. Keller. First-place winners will compete at the district level in Essex Feb. 5.

* Chip Corey is the Severna Park Elks' Student of the Month for January.

The son of Ralph and Joylyn Corey, Chip is a fifth-grader in Mickey Handwerger's class at Oak Hill Elementary School.

Selected for classroom work and leadership qualities, honored students are treated, along with and their families, to dinner at the Elks lodge.

Information: 987-0581.

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