Farewell given to board member applications for post accepted

Neighbors

July 30, 1996|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

KINGS CONTRIVANCE Village Manager Anne Dodd, the village board of directors and residents of all neighborhoods bid Hans Meeder a fond farewell.

Meeder has served on the village board for two years, working for village improvements, especially security for neighborhood centers.

Residents are invited to apply for his position. An applicant must be at least 18 years old and reside in a Kings Contrivance property that is in compliance with village covenants. Thursday is the deadline for applications.

Committee vacancy

Ruth Bothse has announced that Owen Brown village has a vacancy, too. This one is on the Resident Architectural Committee. Committee members review applications for all exterior alterations and in-home businesses to help maintain village property values.

Information: 381-0202.

Volunteer nominations

Volunteers are responsible for the success of much that goes on in Columbia and Howard County. With that in mind, all residents are invited to submit a name for consideration as the 1996 Howard County Outstanding Volunteer.

Nominees should be residents of Howard County, or have done their volunteer work in Howard County, and should have made a significant impact on a community or individual.

County Executive Charles I. Ecker will name the winner Sept. 26. Information: (410) 313-2022.

Lake Elkhorn concerts

LTC The warmth of summer is a grand time to enjoy the final free concert sponsored tomorrow by the Community Associations of Kings Contrivance, Long Reach, Oakland Mills and Owen Brown at Lake Elkhorn in the bowl area near the lake's spillway (off Broken Land Parkway).

Bring a chair, cushion or blanket and relax to the sounds of Jason Wilson's contemporary music at 7 p.m. The concert will take place in the pavilion if the weather is inclement.

Party sites

If planning a party in the heat of summer is more than you want to do, consider having your event at any of the east Columbia community centers, which have rooms of varying sizes and costs; or have an "art" party at Columbia Art Center (yes, any age takes pleasure in working with clay or a paint brush) and, for something different, a fun time at Top Flight Gymnastics on Red Branch Road in Oakland Mills.

A fee is charged, but parties are not considered profitable; more to the point, it's a "getting-to-know you" opportunity for residents.

Job switchboard

Owen Brown residents are invited to submit their names, addresses, phone numbers and work "specialty" to the village community center for listing in the employment availability for baby-sitter, adult care, mowing, snow shoveling, etc.

Information: 381-0202.

Beginning parents

First-time moms and dads are invited to meet at noon Wednesdays in the Macgill Room at Amherst House in Kings Contrivance Village shopping center.

The meetings are free -- all participants need is a baby and a bag lunch.

This is a great opportunity to exchange "bringing-up-baby" information and experiences.

Information: 381-9600.

Lake Elkhorn Festival

There is still time to be a part of the 23rd annual Lake Elkhorn Festival, Sept. 21.

Craft and food vendors and entertainers should call 381-0202.

Help for homeowners

Sometimes, summer's bright sun can be a factor in highlighting a home's exterior repair needs. A revolving loan fund is available to help Columbia homeowners restore their homes to mint condition.

The one-year pilot program is sponsored by the Columbia Bank, First National Bank and Columbia Association.

Homeowners must list valid repair needs that have been approved by the Columbia Association. Personal income cannot exceed the Howard County HUD Median Family Income Guideline of $49,400.

A maximum loan is $3,000 with a term date of not more than 60 months. Applications may be requested from Community Services Division; call 715-3161.

Oakland Mills PTSA

Oakland Mills High School's Parent Teacher Student Association extends an open invitation to teachers, parents and students who would like to help the PTSA plan events for the coming school year. To take an active role or lend a helping hand with an activity, call (301) 596-2826, 290-8311 or 730-1021.

Oakland Mills parents, students and staff wish a successful future to members of the school's staff who will join the faculties of the new Long Reach and Wilde Lake high schools this September.

Best wishes to Bridgette Buel, Donna Cook, Ken Emerick, Gayle Glad, Barbara Jewett, Brenda McCauley, Tim O'Brien, Robert Siskind, Arden Stara and Teresa Waters.

Pub Date: 7/30/96

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