Charming Antiques Shop Boosts Historical Group

NEIGHBORS

April 20, 1997|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THERE IS a charming gift and antiques shop in Linthicum, and the profits go to a good cause: the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

The Browse & Buy Shoppe in the historic Benson-Hammond House at Aviation Boulevard and Andover Road on the grounds of Baltimore-Washington International Airport has treasures for the collector or for someone searching for a unique gift.

The shop, staffed by volunteers, is celebrating its spring reopening. It is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The store has collections of glassware, china and jewelry, community cookbooks, collectibles, antiques and small pieces of furniture.

A docent gives tours of the house and museum for a donation. Celeste Riddle and Vicky Zephir, who are in charge of the shop, invite shoppers to see the renovations, to browse and to buy that must-have item.

Information: 410-768-9518.

Living wreath workshop

Carol Wagner, vice president of the Ferndale Garden Club, will conduct a living wreath workshop at the club's meeting at 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ferndale- Linthicum Senior Center.

Members who want to make a wreath should bring a 12-inch wire form. Other materials will be provided for a fee.

Election of officers also is on the agenda. Guests are welcome.

Information: 410-766-8547.

Art contest winners

Michael Johnson, a North County High School student, was awarded first place in his division of the Youth Art Program contest sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights.

The contest, open to students in grades six through 12 in North County, is part of the Maryland Federation of Woman's Clubs' statewide program.

Michael, who was entered in Class I, grades nine through 12, was honored for his pencil drawing, "NBA." Eloise Vaughan, chairwoman for the program, announced the winners at the club's recent meeting.

Other winners in Class I were: second place, W. T. Aye, landscape in tempera; third place, Arthea Glover, a basket in pencil; and honorable mention, Robert Richardson, pencil.

All the winners are North County High School students.

Winners in Class II, grades six to eight, were: first place, Chris O'Hare of Arthur Slade Regional School, for a tempera batik; second place, Tiffany Truong of Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School, for a still life; third place, Kate Fiandace of Arthur Slade Regional School, for "Scratch." Honorable mentions went to Tiffany Truong of Lindale-Brooklyn Park Middle School, for a tempera abstract; and Mary Monaghan of Arthur Slade Regional School, for a pastel and pencil work.

The local winners were entered in the federation's Southern (Maryland) District contest, where Michael Johnson, Arthea Glover and Mary Monaghan were awarded honorable mentions.

Chris O'Hare and Tiffany Truong each won first-place honors in the district contest, and their work will be entered in state judging at the convention April 22.

Treeva Pippen, Elmira North and Marge Smith were the judges for the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights program.

Pub Date: 4/20/97

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