THIS WEEKEND, residents have a vote in the future of their villages.
In Owen Brown village, two candidates are listed for the Village Board election -- Maud Banks and Jay Stearman. The Village Board election is the only contested vote because this is an off year for the Columbia Council representative election in Owen Brown.
Voting will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Owen Brown Place, 7080 Cradlerock Way, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Parkview Apartments, 7080 Cradlerock Way, and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Owen Brown Village Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way.
Voting hours are also from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Owen Brown Village Center.
Village residents may vote at any of the locations.
Absentee ballots are available at Owen Brown Community Center.
Owen Brown candidates will be at the community center at 7: 30 p.m. today to meet residents.
Long Reach village voting for the Village Board and the Columbia Council will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Stonehouse only.
Victor Bailey is the candidate for a Village Board seat.
Incumbents Roy Lyons and Cecilia Januszkiewicz, current Village Board chair, are nominees for the Columbia Council representative position.
Absentee ballots are available at Stonehouse.
Oakland Mills village voting will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 8: 30 a.m. to 5: 50 p.m. Saturday at the Oakland Mills Shopping Center.
Seven candidates are competing for the five vacant Village Board seats.
Bill Gray, David Hatch and Barry Mehta are incumbents. Earl Jones, Neil Noble, Dinesh Sinha and Kenneth Wishnick are new candidates.
There is competition for the Columbia Council seat as well. Gary Glisan is opposing incumbent Alex Hekimian.
Information: 410-730-4610 or 301-596-5237.
Election Day at Kings Contrivance village is a community affair. Polls are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Amherst House.
Chuck Rees, currently on the Village Board, is nominee for Columbia Council representative.
Barbara Seely and Kirk Halpren are candidates for the Village Board.
Voters are eligible to win gifts donated by Kings Contrivance merchants Anthony Arthur, Bagel Bin, Budding Ideas, Keighley Jewelers, Kings Contrivance Liquors, Michael's Pub, Trattoria E Pizzeria, and Kings Contrivance Restaurant.
Residents are invited to bring nonperishable foods for food bank donations.
And a "bulk" trash container will be placed behind Amherst House for everyone who has been doing their spring cleaning. The first 102 guests to arrive at the election night party will receive a sports bottle.
Excellent teachers, students
East Columbia teachers and high school seniors were among the honorees at the "Evening of Excellence," March 25 at Howard Community College's Smith Theater.
Hammond's Sara Annette Heaps, who teaches American government and world history, received a Teaching Excellence award.
Outstanding Hammond seniors are Natalie Cordone, Richard Goodier, Brooke Hafets, Michelle Lee, Sean Perschy, Kathleen Reytar, Kristin Rigby, Brian Schulman, Jamiyl Shabrami, Joshua Siegel, Kyla Zaret and Michelle Zavage.
German and Spanish teacher Robert Evarts of Oakland Mills was cited for Teaching Excellence as well.
Oakland's Outstanding seniors are Obenewa Yaa Amponsah, Joshua Catlin, Aaron Creed, Amanda Downs, Melchor Gaston, Matthew Gealy, Stephanie Wu, So-Jung Lim, Justine Lutterodt, Sarah Magruder, Gina Newsome, Shanti Smith and Yang Wang.
Kings Contrivance village is looking for volunteers to design, make and sail a "village" cardboard boat in Columbia's Great Cardboard Boat Regatta, June 21 at Lake Kittamaqundi in Town Center.
Boat kits are available. Imagination and ingenuity are needed to enter the race.
Information: Anne Dodd at 410-381-9600.
Columbia's summer camps and swimming pools are planning summer schedules. Teens ages 14 to 18 and their parents can earn Columbia Association recreational memberships by working a specified number of hours at association facilities.
Tasks include chaperoning a teen dance to building maintenance.
Pub Date: 4/15/97