Breast cancer patients to hear product offers Theresa...

Community Notes

March 04, 2001

Breast cancer patients to hear product offers

Theresa Hadley of Reflections of Symmetry and other prosthesis specialists will meet with women who have undergone breast surgery from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 16 at Claudia Mayer Cancer Resource and Image Center in Columbia.

Bras, swimwear and sleepwear will be available. Post-mastectomy products are covered by Medicare and most insurance companies. Reflections of Symmetry processes insurance claims for its clients.

Representatives of Lynn's Day Spa will be available to discuss products and techniques for skin care, and representatives from Rave Reviews, the Howard County General Hospital consignment shop, will talk with visitors about designing a new look.

The Claudia Mayer center, 5900 Cedar Lane, Columbia, helps cancer patients and their families find information and services to make living with cancer easier. It includes a library and a fully equipped beauty salon. The center is named in memory of Howard County resident Claudia R. Mayer, who died in 1996 at age 47 of breast cancer.

Information or to schedule an appointment: 410-740-5858.

Bobo to hold town meeting on pending legislation

Liz Bobo, Democratic delegate to the Maryland General Assembly, will hold a community meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, in Harper's Choice Village Center, Columbia.

The town meeting, which was postponed from Feb. 22 because of inclement weather, is designed to give citizens an opportunity to present their views before final voting begins in the assembly.

Bobo represents much of west Columbia, parts of Ellicott City and Elkridge.

Information: 410-997-2626, 410-841-3205 or

PTA Council to meet in general session

The PTA Council of Howard County will hold a general meeting at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in rooms A and B of the Board of Education headquarters, 10910 Route 108, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-740-5153.

Second residents' meeting set on '02 county budgets

County Executive James N. Robey invites Howard County residents to the second residents' meeting for discussion of the 2002 fiscal year operating and capital budgets at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City.

In their testimony, residents may speak about their priorities for the budget, ask questions and express concerns.

A summary of departmental budget requests will be available Wednesday from the Information and Referral Office, on the first floor of the Howard Building.

Sign-up for those who wish to testify will begin an hour before the meeting. Participants should sign up in person.

To request a sign-language interpreter: 410-313-6400 (voice) or 410-313-6401 (TTY) at least three working days in advance.

Testimony will also be accepted via the Internet at www.

Information: 410-313-2022.

Local cable TV program addresses consumer issues

"The Fine Print," a new cable television show for the Howard County consumer, has debuted on Gtv, the county government's information channel.

Tips on examining credit card statements, identifying an Internet credit scam, installing a child-safety seat and other topics will be offered.

The half-hour show will air at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays on Comcast Channel 70.

Information: 410-313-6420 or 410-313-2707.

Charity Chocolate Ball will be held March 31

The Arc of Howard County will hold its fourth Chocolate Ball from 7 p.m. to midnight March 31 at Kossiakoff Center of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel.

Dinner, dancing and chocolate desserts created by area chefs and caterers are planned. Black tie is optional. Gourmet desserts and other items will be auctioned.

Tickets are $100. Sponsorship opportunities range from $500 to $5,000. Proceeds will go to the Arc's vocational and residential support and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Information: 410-730-0638.

Robey seeks applicants for citizen advisory boards

Howard County Executive James N. Robey is seeking to fill vacancies on nine citizen advisory boards. Applicants should have personal or professional experience with the issues addressed by the board for which they apply.

Vacancies are available on the Adult Public Guardianship Review Board, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Advisory Board, Animal Matters Hearing Board, Commission on Disability Issues, Board of Electrical Examiners, Equal Business Opportunity Commission, Mental Health Advisory Board, Plumbing Advisory Board and Social Services Board.

Applicants should send a letter and brief resume to County Executive Robey, c/o Herman Charity, Executive Office, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City 21043.

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