Association for Severna Park improvement elects new leaders


July 02, 1998|By Joni Guhne | Joni Guhne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE ASSOCIATION for Severna Park Improvement, Renewal and Enhancement Inc. (ASPIRE) has elected Sandy Burns, Jim Coulter, Kathleen Elmore and Dianna Richards to its board of trustees.

Mildred Rund was elected trustee emeritus.

Created to improve long-range planning for Greater Severna Park while protecting the region's past and present, ASPIRE was the brainchild of President Pat Troy, who began working with the Greater Severna Park Council and the Chamber of Commerce in to get the organization running.

The organization is planning another Celebrate Severna Park event this fall, she said: "And it has been decreed that it will not rain this time."

Severna Park is one of six jurisdictions that is completing work for the county-sponsored Small Area Plans with the help of ASPIRE.

ASPIRE recently sponsored a dinner where Michael Fox, Severna Park's representative in the county's Department of Planning and Code Enforcement, spoke to members about their role in the plan. Information: 410-647-8402.

County names top teacher

Congratulations to Bruce Villwock, a coach and physical education and health teacher at Broadneck High School, who was named the county's Teacher of the Year.

Longtime employee retires

Customers at the Benfield Road Safeway will miss the smiling face and snow-white mane of Bill Shuman, who retired Saturday after 38 years with the company.

As familiar to grocery store shoppers as the carts and checkout lines, Bill is ready for some extended R and R, Ocean City preferred, with his wife, Lu. The couple say they are looking forward to being available to baby-sit for their daughter's newest child, expected this summer.

60th anniversary nears

Congratulations to George and Laura Brown of Old Severna Park, who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary July 17.

Over the years, the Browns have been staunch supporters of community and cultural projects, he as president of the Severn River Association, and she as a guiding force in the development of the Anne Arundel County Cultural Arts Association, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Grad school accepts woman

Karen Deltuva, daughter of Lloyd and Ellen Deltuva of Crownsville, has been accepted into the University of Maryland's graduate program in criminal justice and criminology.

The 1994 graduate of Old Mill High School received her bachelor of arts degree cum laude from Frostburg State University in 3 1/2 years.

While at Frostburg, Deltuva was a member of the political science national honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, and the national leadership honor society, the Order of the Omega.

Church worships outdoors

Set Sail, the popular casual worship service at 5: 30 p.m. Saturdays at Severna Park United Methodist Church, is moving outdoors for the summer.

Referred to as an upbeat event by the church, Set Sail will meet near the sanctuary in the Chapel in the Woods.

If it's raining or too hot, Set Sail will be held inside, where it is dry and air-conditioned.

Information: 410-987-4700.

Pub Date: 7/02/98

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