Buy a brick and help create new park near train station


March 21, 1996|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SPRING is on the verge of blooming, and so is the new vest-pocket park on Holly Avenue next to the historic Severna Park train station.

The 300-foot-long wedge, to be called Hatton-Regester Green, will include a gazebo, extensive landscaping and period lighting, said Jack Keene, head of the park development committee.

The Association for Severna Park Improvement, Renewal and Enhancement (ASPIRE) is collecting $25,000 to help pay for the land purchase. The money is coming from the sale of paving bricks etched with the donor's name ($100 each), and benches ($1,000 and $2,000 styles).

To help, call 647-7231.

School fights smoking

This is Tobacco Free Week at Severn River Junior High, a part of the county Health Department's anti-smoking campaign.

Student government representatives are trying to find out when and why some of their friends started smoking and why others don't.

Ninth-grader Annie Kramer, in charge of the program, says SGA members have passed out pencils and stickers to remind their friends not to smoke.

Boat safety course

Central County residents under the age of 24 who plan on operating a boat as the weather warms can sign up for the state-mandated basic safety course at the B&A Trail Park office on Earleigh Heights Road in Severna Park.

The county Department of Recreation and Parks will run the course from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on April 22, 26 and 29 at the Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis.

The fee is $10. Registration required. Information: 222-6244.

Navigate by the stars

Anne Arundel Community College is offering courses that will add to your boating knowledge and safety.

Celestial Navigation (MAR 330) meets 7 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Monday and continuing through April 24.

Yacht Finishing and Painting (MAR 367) teaches how to prepare and paint a boat with an eye toward the environment. The class meets 6: 30 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning next week and continuing through April 23.

Fundamentals of Piloting and Coastwise Navigation (MAR 306) teaches participants how to use charts and equipment. The class meets 7 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Tuesday and continuing through May 7 at Broadneck High School.

Information: . Call 541-2325.

Pub Date: 3/21/96

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