Volunteers needed to monitor water quality in streams


March 25, 1997|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE HEALTH of our environment is important to each of us -- and keeping the waters of our rivers and steams clean is a necessity.

Sue Muller, of the land management division of the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, needs families, students, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, community and church youth groups to "make a difference" by helping to monitor the water quality of local streams in the villages of Kings Contrivance and Oakland Mills.

Volunteers can pick one of three training dates: April 5, 9 or 19. The sessions will be held in Kings Contrivance village.

The testing program was developed by Jan McNamara and Wayne Poole of the Howard County County Department of Recreation and Parks. Testing equipment was purchased with a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust.

Information or registration: 410-313-4697.

The art of handwriting

E-mail, faxing and the Internet are "new" ways to communicate. But a note or letter is still a truly personal communication that can also be a keepsake.

The "Handwriting and Lettering Workshop" -- Saturday and Sunday at the Columbia Art Center in Long Reach Shopping Center -- will teach participants to create personal invitations, greeting cards and special family announcements.

Instructor Marilyn Morris will teach methods of handwriting and lettering that result in a unique product. She will demonstrate the pens, brushes and types of paper appropriate to a variety of methods.

Information: 410-730-0075.

Stevens Forest all-stars

Stevens Forest Elementary's teachers have named their all-star mathematics pupils for March.

Lisa Holston, Judy Gottsagen and Grace Derenberger list first-graders Andrew Guthrie, Casey Wilson, Ryan Simonds, Ibrahim Abdul-Rahmah, Simon Ton, Laraine Freund, Steven Graf, Shahrya Naqvi, Jason Pagano, Karlie Hart, Zahra Lakhani, Scooter Golden, Christian Bowser, Shawn Lloyd, Cody Schafer, Michael Cale, Raisa Grant, Emani Baxter, Kristy Black and Matthew Mathews.

Second-graders Tully Murray, Kelly Walbert, Lauren Stryker, Brett Elliott, Matt Buonato, Megan Cable and Lauren Kaufman were on teacher Debbie Osborn's list.

Third-graders Markus Lawrence, Daniel Ballard, Chazz Smith, Julian Johnson, Jessica Clubb and Emily Schein solved their problems for teachers Peggy Higgs and Kim Gardner.

Ilene Levin and Ruth Barth honored fourth-graders Tori Brown, Renee Goodman, Krystle Kinsey, David Ostrander, James Price, Griffin Weikel, Lisa Montgomery, Dean Schroyer, Joshua Wilson, Alex Price, Nell Geddes, Laura Petro, Eric Nathan, Zachary Lyon, Kate LoPresto, Devin Kitchelt, Jonathan Kay, AJ Johnson, Brandon Hardisty, Mason Frost, Daniel Berman, Casey Beare and Stephen Allen.

Mary Ann Nolting added her fifth-graders Cavan Daughtry, Jenna Berge, Amelia Liebhold, Kelli Parris, Jasmin Jennifer, Rian Smith, Bonnie Rosenberg, Moni Gbadebo and Cassandra Swick to the special list.

Harlem at Stevens Forest

Walter Dean Myers will be a guest author at Stevens Forest Elementary today.

L He will visit the fifth grade to discuss his book, "Harlem."

That book, and others that he has written, will be available for sale in the media room today.

A reception for staff and parents will be held at 4 p.m. Information: 410-313-6900.

June bridal gala

"Our other bridal galas were so popular, and the vendors very pleased with audience response, that Oakland Mills is planning another on June 8," reports Nancy Shirey, community events coordinator for the village center.

"We have scheduled the date and are now accepting applications from vendors," she adds.

Vendors will display and demonstrate everything needed for a beautiful wedding -- from the gown to the limo.

vendors should call 410-730-4610 or 301-596-5237.

Phelps Luck artwork

Art teacher Tom Fox has announced that some of his Phelps Luck Elementary students have their artwork on display at NationsBank on Centre Park Drive.

The art -- in media from yarn to collage -- was created by Camille Workman, Samantha Stehle, Holly Gould, Debbie Colbert, Jessica Laws, Tiffany Trask, Ciara Lawhorn, Michael Feroe, Max Pettis, Chris Waclawski, Matt Cuddy, Kenny Blackwell, Kristi Hughes, Brittany Koonce, Craig Campbell and Curtis Ford.

Stevens Forest artwork

Stevens Forest students' art is also on display -- teacher Nancy Charamella hopes shoppers at Oakland Mills will take a moment or two to admire Maryland shore seascapes by Elizabeth Bieber, Chetan Mehta, Amy Adler, Krystle Kinsey, D.J. Jackson, Melissa Hawkes, Michael Nathan, Alex Price and Emma McDonnell.

Owen Brown scholar

Anna Kuperstein of Owen Brown Middle School has been awarded a scholarship to Pallotti High School in Laurel.

The scholarship was awarded on the basis of an essay Anna wrote and on her scholastic and athletic achievements.

She and her parents, Olga and David, attend Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Baltimore.

School events

Oakland Mills Middle School will have an orientation meeting for parents of incoming sixth-graders at 7: 30 p.m. April 9.

Information: 410-313-6937.

Tomorrow night is Stevens Forest Night at the Dobbins' McDonald's.

Proceeds will be used for the school's educational programs.

The previous McDonald's night was a huge success -- students, their families and friends supported the school.

Pub Date: 3/25/97

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