Ex-prisoner of war will emcee Veteran's Day parade on Sunday


November 04, 1997|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THERE IS a Veteran's Day parade Sunday at 2 p.m. in east Columbia. You are invited to pay tribute at this annual patriotic parade and applaud the marchers who are your friends and neighbors.

Former prisoner of war Jack Meyers will be master of ceremonies -- along with Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker and Howard County Councilman C. Vernon Gray -- at the reviewing stand at the corner of Stevens Forest and White Acre roads.

Parade coordinator Sandi Kriebel has organized a lineup of 40 units -- including marked cars carrying veterans of various military conflicts and former prisoners of war, a Howard County police honor guard, fire engines, seven Girl Scout Brownie troops, six Junior Girl Scout troops, Daisy Girl Scouts, Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and V.F.W. Junior Girls Unit, the Mount Hebron High School Band, Kiwanis Club members and Oakland Mills High School ROTC.

Veterans Day -- and the parade -- is a "thank you" to veterans of every military conflict in which our country has been involved.

Co-sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Yingling-Ridgely Post 7472 and Howard County Memorial Post 8097, the parade begins at Oakland Mills High School, marches down Kilimanjaro Road, turns right on Stevens Forest Road, right again on White Acre Road, finishing at Talbott Springs Elementary School.

Information: 410-750-6332.

Artists in our neighborhood

East Columbia was well represented when 13 artists' awards were announced by Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker's office.

Nathan Leslie is one of the awardees who will benefit from last year's Howard County Spotlight on the Arts Gala.

Leslie is studying for his masters in fine arts, with creative writing as his primary subject, at the University of Maryland.

He has won Mary Washington College's Chandler Award for Best Short Story and is writing a novel based on his experience as a "home teacher" to students who are not able to attend school.

Selection committee chairwoman Jean Moon said, "We were impressed with the talent and dedication of the applicants."

Jean and Stephen Leslie are his parents.

Columbia Art Center in Long Reach village had both a student and a teacher honored.

Watercolorist Joan Bevelaqua teaches at the Columbia Art Center, as well as at the Howard County Center for the Arts.

Her watercolors have been exhibited extensively. She is studying for her masters of fine arts at Towson University.

Clay artist Benjamin Krupka's creative work earned him his award.

He is a senior at Frostburg State University and studies advanced wheel at the Columbia Art Center. He works as an apprentice with a professional potter.

Wellness for teens

Students and their parents are invited to attend a program, "Wellness: A gift to You and Your Teen-ager," at 7: 30 p.m. Mondayat Hammond High School.

Sponsored by the Hammond High Parent Teacher Student Association and the school's guidance office, the sessions cover topics familiar to parents and their teen-agers.

Kristen Sleight will discuss "Eating and Exercising for Mental and Physical Performance."

"Smoking Cessation and Alcohol Abuse" will be Marilyn Lauffer's subject.

Acupuncture will also be discussed.

Michael Neboschick will talk about sports psychology, and Suzanne White will discuss managing learning disabilities.

Janice Morganstein's talk, "The Eye of the Storm," is for mothers only.

Speakers on teen relationships and helping your teen cope with stress have not been confirmed, but the subjects will be discussed.

Information: 301-498-4065 or 301-953-9768.

Plant now

Teacher Marjorie Monck's Green Gardeners are planning for spring this week.

They could use your help in planning their spring garden at Talbott Springs Elementary.

These energetic fifth-graders would appreciate donations of flower bulbs so they can plan their planting day this month.

Information: 410-313-6915.

Burgers for school

This evening is Talbott Springs' McDonald's Night, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m at Dobbin Center.

The school will receive 20 percent of the proceeds from sales during the three hours.

Information: 410-313-6915.

Talbott Springs young artist

Art teacher Sharon Higdon extends her congratulations to one of her Talbott Springs second-graders, Andrew Harman.

His artwork was selected by the Maryland Art Education Association to be part of a current exhibit at Towson University. Student work was selected in a statewide competition.

Career partners

TGI Friday's is one of many area restaurants involved with Howard County public schools.

As an Education Partner with Oakland Mills Middle School, TGI Friday's provides the students with food for thought.

Students are taught about the benefits of a career in the hospitality and restaurant industry, while receiving assistance with academic achievement.

Paula Blake, Education Partnership director, says that restaurant staff members from the 8330 Benson location will tutor students, provide career presentations and teach them about technological advance in the food industry.

Welcome, new staff

Long Reach village administrator Sarah Uphouse has announced that Wendy Benjamin has joined the Stonehouse Community Center staff.

Benjamin will greet visitors at the reception desk.

Pub Date: 11/04/97

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