I HAVE a new channel to program into my remote control -- Channel 99, Anne Arundel County Community Television.
Programming is shared by county government, Anne Arundel Community College and county residents holding a certificate from the college in video production.
I caught a wonderful show on open-hearth cooking featuring Sue Latini, food historian and Ferndale resident, and Leontyne "Lee" Johnson, director and producer of "Cooking With Lee."
Johnson had just completed the college's video course, in which she learned to write, produce and direct. The certificate she earned allowed her to check out equipment needed for a production, according to Mike Hannon, the adjunct professor who teaches the course. He has taught two semesters of video production in the continuing education department. The course is on the schedule for September. Hannon also works for the county in telecommunications.
For her class project, Johnson had done a cooking show with a friend. "It went so well I decided to do more. I needed interesting people to interview," she said, "and I was introduced to Sue by a co-worker of mine."
Their program aired for the first time June 22, and on it Latini demonstrated the art of cooking over an open hearth as it was done in Baltimore about 1840. Blending history, recipes, vintage cooking utensils and several hearth cooking techniques, she prepared a meal during the 40-minute show. The video was made before the closing of the 1840 House where the video was filmed. This working museum is one of the financially troubled City Life Museums.
"Cooking With Lee" will air again today at noon. If you don't catch it, keep an eye on Channel 99 -- Intermedia Cable -- for future programming. In Annapolis, the Public Access Channel is 20. On Jones Cable, the channels are 98 and 19 in Annapolis.
Crabtowne Big Band
The swinging sounds of the 18-piece Crabtowne Big Band are coming to Linthicum Park at 6 p.m. July 13 as the second in a series of Concerts in the Park sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights.
The concert series receives support from the Cultural Arts Foundation, Linthicum-Shipley Improvement Association, Crestwood Improvement Association, Performing Arts Association of Linthicum, Linthicum Lions Club, North Linthicum Improvement Association and Optimist Club of Anne Arundel County.
Audience members are invited to bring picnics, chairs or blankets. The concert will be canceled if it rains.
Linthicum Park is on Benton Avenue, one block off Camp Meade Road.
Information: 410-859-3308 or 410-789-7546.
Pub Date: 7/06/97