Some in western county upset over plans to widen Route 32

Neighbors

August 29, 1996|By Sally Buckler | Sally Buckler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SOME WESTERN Howard County residents who live along Route 32 are upset over State Highway Administration plans to widen Route 32 from Clarksville north to Interstate 70, and our neighbors fear for their homes near the road.

Since the opening of the new Route 32 from Clarksville to Pindell School Road in Fulton, some citizens have noticed horrendous road noise along the corridor from large trucks using the highway. Many say they have had to change their own commuting patterns because Route 32 is now very difficult for them to gain access to during rush hours.

Some have formed a group to help preserve the environment and rural character of Route 32. They plan to meet at 7: 30 p.m. tonight at St. James United Methodist Church to look for alternatives to widening the road.

Richard Klein, a consultant who owns Community and Environmental Defense Strategies, a company with resources to help such causes, will meet with the group.

All citizens are welcome to participate in this meeting. St. James is just west of Route 32 on Route 99 in West Friendship.

Call Nancy Peters at (410) 531-2771 for more information about the citizens group.

Teachers retire

After years of challenging gifted students in the Prince George's County schools, Woodbine's Pat Swanson didn't worry about the first day of school this year. Pat joins her musical husband,

Roland, in retirement.

Both Swansons are active in Lisbon United Methodist Church and are very creative. No doubt they'll be busy in retirement.

Sell your stuff

Several neighbors have sighed recently and said they should have a yard sale soon. If you feel the same way but don't want to organize a sale yourself, the Ladies Auxiliary of the 5th District Volunteer Fire Department in Clarksville has an invitation for you. Rent a table at the department's annual fall flea market for just $15.

L Call (410) 531-3984 or (410) 531-3310 to reserve your table.

Smooth opening

River Hill High School's opening Monday was remarkably

smooth, with Principal Scott Pfeifer and Assistant Principals Barry Odell and Kelly Barowski sporting tuxedos, blue cummerbunds and bow ties.

Enthusiastic students and teachers "hit the ground running" according to Pfeifer, who expected teachers to assign homework in all subjects the first day of school.

River Hill's first PTSA back-to-school night begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Teachers and administrators urge all parents to attend this informative evening of classroom visits.

Back-to-school night

Glenelg High School's back-to-school night is at 7 p.m. Sept. 12. Join the staff before classroom visits to hear about the renaissance of Glenelg.

Campers learn about horses

Brenda Creighton loves horses. She loves children, too, and she manages to combine her twin favorites by leading riding camps summers in West Friendship. She teaches at Peggy Longen's farm, Longen's Breeze, and they call the camp A Horse of My Own.

In a low-key atmosphere, children ages 8 to 12 groom, feed and care for the horses, drag saddles and riding gear, and ride. For some, it's their first close contact with a horse.

Creighton sees her mission as moving "from breeding horses to breeding horse lovers."

Each camper is responsible for a horse. Ms. Creighton hopes that the development of an understanding of the commitment a large animal takes will result in less need for rescues by such farms as Days End in Lisbon.

hTC Camps for this summer are filled, but you can reach Ms. Creighton at 740-2896.

Fall media sale

Members of Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church remind you that they want your used books, videos, records, cassettes, compact discs and computer software for their fall Media Fair & Sale Oct. 12.

Drop your donations any time in the wooden box at the side door of the church, at 14551 Burnt Woods Road in Glenwood.

Call 442-1204 for information.

Pub Date: 8/29/96

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