Support sought for dredging of shallow Broadwater Creek


December 15, 1997|By Melinda Rice | Melinda Rice,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

JUDY NEIGHOFF OF Churchton wants Anne Arundel County to dredge Broadwater Creek, which she says has silted up since she bought her waterfront home 30 years ago.

"We're getting shallower and shallower," she said. "We're afraid of being blocked off."

Neighoff said the creek has gone from about 15 feet deep to 2 feet deep. "We have to watch for the tides," to get a boat into the creek, she said.

Neighoff contacted the county, but officials need to hear from more than one person before they consider a dredging project.

Now Neighoff is seeking input from her neighbors. She has heard from about 40 people who own property on the water, and she wants to hear from Churchton folks who do not own waterfront property but use one of the three community piers.

Information: 410-409-9203, or write her at 813 Andover Road, Linthicum 21090.

Christmas trees

"I want that one. No, that one. It's a sweet tree."

With those words, 5-year-old Karenna Peacock chose her family's Christmas tree last week at Friendship Trees in Friendship. Karenna and her parents, Leslie and Kenneth Peacock of Annapolis, took home a 5 1/2 -foot-tall Douglas fir.

Douglas firs are a common choice at Friendship Trees, but the most popular choice is the Fraser fir, said owner Floyd Thiel.

He plans to close for the season on Wednesday or Thursday after selling about 400 trees during the weekend.

Information: 410-741-5712.

Art selling briskly

Deck the Halls is doing a brisk business in artworks and crafts made by local artisans -- more than $1,000 worth so far.

By the middle of last week, 23 pieces had sold at the annual holiday show at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

"We sold things that were $6 and we sold some things that were several hundred dollars," said Don Elliott, director of programs for the Maryland Hall.

Among the items sold were pieces by Deborah Harris, John Jensen and Marion LaMoal of Annapolis; Frank Amigo of Crownsville; and Ray Lopes of Millersville.

The show runs through Saturday. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, until 8: 30 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-263-5544.

Shady Side tree ornament

Tracys Landing sculptor Kelly Richard has collaborated with the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society to produce the fourth in a series of tree ornaments in honor of Shady Side's past.

This year's offering is a rendering of the boat Edna Florence, which costs $12.

Richard, who used to make similar ornaments for several organizations, said her Annapolis shop -- the League of Maryland Craftsmen on Maryland Avenue -- and another shop in Frederick keep her "so busy I'm sort of out of the ornament business except for Shady Side."

Information: 410-867-4554.

Pub Date: 12/15/97

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