Summer jobs open house Tuesday in Westminster The...

BUSINESS NOTES

May 12, 2002

Summer jobs open house Tuesday in Westminster

The Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center will hold a summer jobs open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at its office in Westminster.

Job seekers can meet with employers to discuss summer openings. BERC's job board will have job openings listed.

Also available will be internships, free resources, refreshments and door prizes.

BERC is at 224 N. Center St.

Information: 410-386-2820.

Store wins contest, visit from Thomas Tank Engine

Ideas etc. toys etc. ltd. of Westminster has won a national contest sponsored by Learning Curve International.

The toy and gift store entered the Thomas the Tank Engine wooden railway system "Surprise Station Giveaway." Retailers were challenged to create the best promotion using advertising, displays, direct mailings and in-store events.

The prize is a visit from Thomas on Saturday. The Thomas Road Model will be at Ideas etc. toys etc. from approximately 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors are welcome to bring cameras and take pictures.

Ideas etc. is operated by Sydney Shure. The store won the contest over 1,600 other retailers nationwide.

The store is in 140 Village Shopping Center.

Information: 410-840-0991.

Legal Aid Bureau serves low-income Marylanders

The Legal Aid Bureau provides free legal services to more than 50,000 Marylanders annually.

The bureau addresses the legal needs of low-income residents, specializing in civil cases in family, housing, education, employment, consumer and public benefit law. Clients can receive help with domestic violence and unlawful evictions cases, obtaining medical, disability, unemployment and other forms of temporary financial assistance.

The nonprofit organization serves the state from 13 locations. The Legal Aid Bureau serving Carroll County is at 302A Broadway, Frederick.

Information: 800-679-8813.

Portrait studio owner wins competition

Michele Sheedy, owner of Fine Portraiture by Michele, recently traveled to the annual spring Wedding and Folio Print Competition sponsored by Triangel Association of Professional Photographers.

Her 50-page wedding album containing black-and-white images and traditional color portraits of a recent client's wedding earned Sheedy a blue ribbon and first place in a nonmaster category.

Fine Portraiture by Michele is a photography studio specializing in weddings, children and family-oriented portraits. Sheedy has been in business for five years and this is her first major award.

Carroll teacher opens dance company

Nichole L. Savage has opened a dance studio, Savage Dance Company, at the Abar Shopping Center near Eldersburg.

The multi-faceted studio will offer students of all ages and abilities the chance to learn jazz, hip-hop/funk, lyrical, tap, rhythmic tap, ballet, and creative movement, as well as vocal lessons, aerobics and basic tumbling lessons.

Specialty classes will include Mommy and Me, Tots and Tumbling, adult evening classes, children and teen programs, aerobics, fitness training and muscle conditioning.

Savage, who lives in Eldersburg, will be the studio's artistic director and choreographer. She has studied dance for 23 years and taught in and around Carroll County. She also has worked in New York and taken classes with acclaimed choreographers. She also teaches second grade at Winfield Elementary School.

The Savage instructional staff will include Ashleigh Haker and Brandy Ohler, both of whom have many years experience in dance and choreography; Kathrin Koenig, voice instructor and musical theater director; Lynn Grassi, fitness specialist, instructor and personal trainer.

Dance classes will begin in June. Enrollment is being accepted now. An open house will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 2 at the studio on Klees Mill Road, off Liberty Road.

Information: 410-552-0330.

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