Police Athletic League facility opened...


September 10, 1996|By From staff reports

COCKEYSVILLE -- A Police Athletic League facility opened yesterday in Cockeysville, offering free after-school recreation, crafts, counseling and tutoring for children 7 to 17.

The new facility -- at 9835 Greenside Drive, across from Padonia Elementary School -- replaces a center that had been operating since last September at Cockeysville Middle School. That center drew about 75 to 100 children a day, said Capt. Brian A. Uppercue, commander of the county Police Department's youth and community resources section.

Uppercue said a federal grant of about $100,000 was used to convert a 3,200-square-foot county public works building into the new PAL center. He said equipment for the center was obtained through donations from the Cockeysville Optimist Club and donations from area businesses.

Bais Yaakov names preschool for benefactors


OWINGS MILLS -- Bais Yaakov School for Girls on Park Heights Avenue is honoring benefactors Joseph and Corinne Schwartz by naming the preschool for them.

In announcing the name, the school's executive director, Rabbi I. Ari Flamm, lauded the Schwartzes' "magnanimous support" of the school over many years. The Schwartzes have supported the junior high school wing and the elementary wing, named for Mr. Schwartz's late parents, Louise and Rose Schwartz. The preschool is part of the elementary wing.

Bais Yaakov has 1,300 students in preschool through 12th grade.

New York singer to appear in Essex theater production


ESSEX -- New York cabaret singer Shannon Wollman will star in the musical production "Angels in the Spotlight II" at 8 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Essex Community College theater, one of three events this fall sponsored by the college's recently organized Arts Consortium.

On Oct. 12, performers from a dozen community theaters will present songs, dance, comedy and drama in "The Best of Baltimore Community Theater Showcase." Showtime is 8 p.m. "Samplings of Baltimore County" on Oct. 20, an afternoon of food, wine and entertainment, will honor County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III for his support of the arts. The event will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Boordy Vineyards, 12920 Long Green Pike.

The consortium is supporting the work done by college faculty and students in art, dance, music, speech, theater and English. For ticket information, call the college box office at (410) 780-6369.

The University of Maryland at Baltimore will break ground todayfor a five-story building at 653 W. Pratt St. that will house the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services.

Designed by Kann & Associates, the $8 million building will be the first designed specifically to house the statewide communications network that dispatches ambulances and helicopters.

It will replace Dunning Hall, a building at 636 W. Lombard St. that is being torn down to make way for an addition to the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Pratt Street building is scheduled for completion by April.

Habitat walking tour to show challenges of Better Waverly

Aiming to give community leaders and potential contributors and volunteers a closer look at the challenges faced by low-income families, Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity will conduct a walking tour of the Better Waverly community Thursday at 4 p.m.

Participants will talk to a homeowner who helped renovate a home for Habitat for Humanity last year and visit two homes -- one a "work in progress," the other a vacant home and potential rehabilitation project. The eight-block tour will conclude with a reception at a recently refurbished home that will be donated to a needy family in Baltimore.

The tour is open to the public. For information, call (410) 435-0082.

Memorial planned for Poles killed in Katyn Forest

A ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 29 to dedicate the site for a monument honoring 15,000 military officers and Polish intellectuals slain by the Soviet NKVD, the predecessor to the KGB, in Katyn Forest in May 1940.

The ceremony will be at Albemarle and Aliceanna streets near the Inner Harbor. Honorary guest will be the Rev. Zdzislaw J. Peszkowski, a Roman Catholic priest from Warsaw, Poland, who was a World War II prisoner of war. Peszkowski was detained in a camp where many victims of the massacre near Smolensk in western Russia were held. Politicians and other dignitaries will attend the ceremony.

The proposed memorial, which also will be dedicated to other victims of wartime atrocities, is a bronze flame-shaped sculpture and has been in the works for six years.

Pub Date: 9/10/96

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