Speed bumps, racetrack on agenda


September 11, 1998|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THIS WEEK'S crisp weather, a preview of the season to come, has given new energy to local groups returning from summer hiatus.

The Riviera Community Improvement Association will meet at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday at Riviera Beach Elementary School.

Two timely topics for the meeting are the possibility of installing speed bumps on Carroll Road and the auto racetrack that has been proposed for the old Kennecott Copper site near Fort Smallwood and Kembo roads.

RCIA spokesman Lee Archibald said about 1,500 cars a day travel Carroll Road, making it dangerous for youngsters.

"With so many children in the area, we are concerned about speeding along the road. We want to avoid a tragedy," she said.

A representative from the county Department of Public Works will speak at the meeting about the possible installation of the bumps.

Diane Young, the neighborhood's representative on a racetrack advisory committee, will offer information on the issue.

Information: 410-255-4721.

Sportfishing meeting

The Pasadena Sportfishing Group will have its monthly meeting at 7: 30 p.m. Monday at the Orchard Beach fire hall on Solley Road.

Group organizers have invited Kim Coble, a senior scientist from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, to present a program on Pfiesteria.

"Kimberly has been involved in serious study of the organism in ** our state," said Dave Nolan, PSG spokesman. "She brings a unique perspective on the problem, since she has been a victim of this mysterious organism."

Coble was exposed to the organism several times last summer while investigating Pfiesteria outbreaks on the Pocomoke River and has suffered memory loss and skin problems because of it.

Admission is free, and there are no membership fees.

An auction of new and used fishing and boating gear will be held after the meeting. No selling fees are charged.

Food and refreshments will be available from Orchard Beach Fire Company volunteers starting at 6 p.m.

Information: 410-HEY-FISH (410-439-3474).

Choral boosters' fund-raiser

The Chesapeake High School Choral Boosters are sponsoring a flea market fund-raiser from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26 at Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway.

Forty to 50 spaces, with or without tables, are available. Spaces are $12 without a table, $14 with a table.

Booster parent Debbie Jester is chairing the event.

Reservations: 410-647-5452 or 410-255-6363.

3 more concerts

Three concerts remain in another wonderful season of the Bayside Concert Series at Downs Park.

Gumbo Junkyard, a group guaranteed to get you out of your chair and on your feet dancing to zydeco music, appears at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The concert time changes to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 because of the shorter days, and the Continentals will provide German oompah music.

The Hula Monsters will present their Hawaiian swing sound in the last concert of the season Sept. 27.

Plenty of lawn seating is available, so bring a chair or blanket.

Admission to the concerts is free, but a park entry fee of $4 per car will be charged.

No alcohol, pets, skating or bikes are permitted in the concert area.

Information: 410-222-6230.

Pub Date: 9/11/98

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