Elkridge association scheduled to meet Thursday


September 22, 1997|By Jean Leslie | Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

In yesterday's Howard County edition of The Sun, the Ellicott City/Elkridge community column incorrectly reported that Ben Harrison had Down syndrome at the time of his death last year.

The Sun regrets the error.

ELKRIDGE Community Association will hold its general meeting at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday at Elkridge Fire Hall.

Residents of the eastern end of the county will benefit from information to be shared at this meeting.

Joe Rutter, Howard County's director of planning and zoning, will discuss zoning plans for the 1st Election District to 2000 and beyond.


The presentation is of interest not only to Elkridge residents, but also to those in Ellicott City, Hanover and Jessup.

Republican County Councilman Darryl E. Drown will discuss the possible placement of adult entertainment stores in the U.S. 1 corridor.

Run/walk benefit

When a child dies, people feel helpless and ask themselves if something can be done.

Last year, a member of the Elkridge Landing Middle School community died -- Ben Harrison, the brother of student Megan Harrison.

On Sunday, members of the Elkridge Landing Middle School community will do something for Ben: attend the Airport Run/Walk to benefit Kennedy Krieger Institute's Down Syndrome Clinic.

Ben Harrison had Down syndrome.

Megan is on the school's committee for the run/walk, with school secretary Susan Williams and physical education teacher Carol Jones.

Elkridge Landing folks will be walking or running in memory of Ben. They'll receive a ribbon to wear in his memory.

The run/walk is based on a flat fee for the event so participants do not need to collect pledges. The fee for runners is $15; for walkers, $5. Children and seniors pay $3.

Applications are available at Elkridge Community Library or the school.

Information: Williams at the school: 410-313-5040.

Organ dedication, concert

On Sunday, Bethany United Methodist Church will dedicate a new Rodgers Model 95 digital organ, the result of years of fund raising.

A dedication service will be led by Roderick Miller, the church's pastor, at 4 p.m.

Immediately afterward, organist Dan Miller, music minister at Calvary Church in Charlotte, N.C., will perform.

The concert will include selections by composers Bach, Karg-Elgart, Barber and Sowerby.

Also dedicated will be a grand piano, presented in memory of Louise Root by her husband, Bill. Root was deeply involved in Bethany's music program.

The church is at 2875 Bethany Lane in Ellicott City.

Information: 410-465-2919.

Talking about the budget

Ellicott Mills Middle School PTA President Steve Pashigian urges the community to attend the Howard County Board of Education meeting at 7: 30 p.m. tomorrow.

The 1999 capital budget, which has important implications for zTC the Ellicott Mills Middle community, will be presented.

Ellicott Mills needs a total renovation -- and students will need to attend a new school for two years during the renovation.

Funding for the new middle school on Ilchester Road must be included in the 1999 budget for this to happen.

Public testimony on the budget takes place at 7: 30 p.m. Sept 30, and the community is invited.

Ellicott Mills Principal David Lovewell and Assistant Principal Dave Scuccimarra are holding monthly informal Koffee Klatches to increase communication within the community.

The first Koffee Klatch will be held at 9 a.m. Friday.

Parents are welcome to chat about issues affecting the school community while sharing coffee and pastry.

Cupcake tower

Worthington Elementary School PTA welcomed its new staff and students with a cupcake tower, created from cupcakes baked )) by parents.

Students and staff assembled the cakes into a tower.

"We wanted to do something different this year," said PTA President Mary Turanchik.

Among the staff joining the school this year are Assistant Principal Jane Sims, kindergarten teacher Kristen Dressel, special education resource teachers Irene Daly and Betsy Bryant and band teacher Jennifer Ehrhorn.

Prospective volunteers are invited to a volunteers tea in Worthington Elementary's Media Center at 2: 30 p.m. Thursday.

Parents are welcome.

Fire Department news

Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department has taken delivery on the new squad rescue truck -- to replace a truck destroyed in a highway accident in April.

The auxiliary continues to raise funds to meet payments on the truck and on the new hall.

The Ladies Auxiliary is seeking artisans to sell its goods at the annual Christmas at the Station Craft Fair on Nov. 15.

Spaces are $25; tables are $5 extra. Information: 410-796-7557 or 410-796-1664.

The Fire Department is serving its next all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7: 30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 4.

Pancakes, eggs, home fries, sausage, toast and beverages are on the menu.

Music for little ones

Peabody Preparatory in Howard County announces new early-childhood music classes starting Oct. 8.

Classes for 18-month-olds to 3-year-olds and a parent are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The focus is on singing, age-appropriate musical games, movement and rhythm development.

Peabody Preparatory is also accepting fall semester registrations for individual instruction, for children and adults. For teens and adults, instruction in voice is offered.

All classes are held at Patapsco Middle School, 8885 Old Frederick Road, in Ellicott City.

Information: 410-203-0664.

Greenway cleanup

Patapsco Heritage Greenway is sponsoring a Patapsco River cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Information: Maggie Weill, 410-480-0822.

Pub Date: 9/22/97

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