Bank branch in Ferndale is described as a great convenience


November 29, 1998|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE BANK of Glen Burnie has opened a branch office in space once occupied by Christos Liquors in Ferndale Plaza in the 7100 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

This is the first time I recall seeing a full-service bank in Ferndale in the 35 years I have lived in the neighborhood.

It will be a great convenience because it is within walking distance of many homes.

Arlene Rayburn, an assistant vice president with the bank for 20 years and former assistant manager at the Crownsville branch, is the manager of the Ferndale branch.

The shopping center location is "exactly the perfect kind of niche that the bank [of Glen Burnie] is noted for," said Alison D. Tavik, director of marketing, in explaining why the bank chose the shopping center.

Christos Liquors has moved to larger accommodations in a building next to the small strip shopping center.

Old-fashioned celebrations

Two community events scheduled this weekend remind us of the way earlier generations celebrated the holidays.

The Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights presents its Good Old Days Holly Mart from 9: 30 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. Friday at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane.

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society holds its 13th Candlelight Christmas open house from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 at the Benson-Hammond House on Aviation Boulevard at Andover Road.

The Holly Mart will feature baked goods, used books and craft items and luncheon and entertainment by the Linthicum Elementary School Chorus and Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church Preschool Chorus.

Cecelia Dietz is mart chairwoman and Margaret Booker is co-chairwoman.

Jo Barker and her helpers are planning a festive dining area for the luncheon, which will be served in three seatings. Shirley Beck is luncheon chairwoman. Reservations: Pat Borsuk, 410-859-1124; or Barbara Anderson, 410-859-8619.

Pick up your holiday baked goods from the table chaired by Lynne McGowan, and get homemade candy, jams, jellies, and other items and gifts from the country store stocked by Vickie Zephir and Celeste Riddle. Bernadette Simon has collected many used books for her table. Mary Margaret Shipley is offering attic treasures at her table.

Dietz, Lois Smith and Joan Childs are offering handmade Christmas crafts, and Erna Shuley has a tasting table you won't want to miss.

Fresh greens are a regular favorite of the Holly Mart. Madeline Hornung and Sue Woehlke will be glad to help you pick out a holiday arrangement, wreath or decoration from the greens and garden table. They and their committee have created some beautiful things for the home.

Information: Anne Skillman, publicity chairwoman, 410-859-1082.

Old Fashioned Holidays is the theme for the historical society's open house. Docents dressed in period costume, Christmas music, the smell of cinnamon, pine and holly, and lighted candles set the mood for an interesting time.

Enjoy refreshments, see the society's doll collection and visit the Browse and Buy Shoppe.

Louis Paul will play carols on the tumbleronica, or angelic organ (musical glasses), from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Musical glasses, each with differing amounts of water in them to produce different pitches, are played by rubbing the rims with wet fingers to produce sounds that have been described as ranging from eerie to magical.

Admission to the open house is $2. Children age 6 and younger are admitted free. Parking is available on the grounds. Information: 410-768-9518.

Roadrunners trips

The Ferndale Roadrunners have two bus trips planned, one to the Potomac Mills Outlets in Woodbridge, Va., on Friday and another Dec. 9 to the Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, Pa.

Buses for the trips leave at 8: 30 a.m. from the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.

The Potomac Mills trip includes a stop on the way back to see the Festival of Lights at Watkins Park in Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County. The cost is $14.

The dinner theater trip includes stops at Stauffer's cookie factory in York, Pa., and Weaver's Nut & Candy Outlet in Centreville, Pa.

The cost is $38.

Reservations: 410-761-0484.

Pioneers donate books

The Bell Atlantic Telephone Pioneers of America have donated a book for each pupil at Overlook Elementary School through the club's "Book Em" program. The donations were made Nov. 17 in cooperation with the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights. Club members read to each classroom.

Readers included club President Jenny Kuhn, Celeste Riddle, Carol Mehrling, Christa McIninch, Mary Foster, Bernadette Simon and Shirley Edmonds.

Edmonds, a member of the club and the Pioneers, made arrangements for the donation with Cecily Duda, reading specialist at Overlook.

The Pioneers is a nonprofit organization of more than 800,000 active and retired employee volunteers from sponsoring companies in the telecommunications industry in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The world's largest industry-related community service organization focuses on education.

The Linthicum Woman's Club is a member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, which is commited to encouraging reading by young people. Kuhn said members decided to adopt Overlook because it receives less money than other county elementary schools because, with 334 pupils, it is only a fraction of the size of the other schools.

The club is also raising money to help the school buy a set of encyclopedias and collecting used books for its library.

Holiday-ideas meeting

Martha Hoyer presents a program on festive holiday ideas at a meeting of the Friendly Thyme Herb Club at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

Hoyer will demonstrate how to use herbs along with Christmas greens.

The last issue of the newsletter for the year will be distributed, according to Joan Krammes, president of the club.

Information: 410-969-3025.

Pub Date: 11/29/98

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