Hampstead asks residents to cooperate with cleanup

February 19, 2003

Hampstead is asking for residents' continued cooperation during the cleanup of this week's snowstorm.

Because of the forecast of heavy rain for the weekend, town officials are asking residents to help by shoveling snow away from storm drains and fire hydrants, so melting snow and rain can run off properly and prevent icing conditions when temperatures drop at night.

Officials also remind residents that shoveling, plowing and putting snow in the street with snow blowers slow snow clearing.

Information: 410-239-7408.

School's basket bingo event rescheduled for Feb. 28

Because of inclement weather, the North Carroll High School Choral Boosters' winter basket bingo planned for Feb. 7 has been rescheduled for Feb. 28 in the school cafeteria.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and games will begin at 7 p.m. Food will be available. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. One mystery, retired basket will be given away, with other filled baskets.

The school is at 1400 Panther Drive, Hampstead. Information: 410-374-2741.

Lions Club establishes foundation for parks

Hampstead Lions Club has established the Hampstead Lions Park Foundation, a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, to raise money for park maintenance and improvements.

The Hampstead Lions Foundation will be managed by the Community Foundation of Carroll County.

The Lions Club has made major improvements in recent years to the Hampstead Community Park and Playground behind the former Hampstead Elementary School building.

Information: 410-239-3141, or write to the Lions Club, P.O. Box 121, Hampstead 21074.

Library programs include reading, quilting, gardens

North Carroll library branch, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount, will offer:

"Year-round Family Story Time" for all ages (age 3 and younger must be with an adult) at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and at 10 a.m. Thursdays. Stories, songs and activities will be featured.

North Carroll Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers.

"Vegetable Gardening the Organic Way" for adults at 7 p.m. Monday. Master gardener Lou Boulmettis will show samples of organic gardening and plants.

"Landscape Quilt" at 7 p.m. March 4 for adults. Quilters can learn how to choose fabric, embellish quilt designs and get tips on quilting in general. The first class will be an overview, then the next two weeks will feature cutting, assembling and finishing. Registration is required.

The library is at 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Public meetings

Police council: Hampstead Police Advisory Council will meet at 7 p.m. today at Town Hall, 1034 S. Carroll St. The community is welcome. Issues such as traffic enforcement, staffing and crime prevention will be discussed. 410-239-7408.

Hampstead planning: Hampstead Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 1034 S. Carroll St. 410-239-7408.

Around town

Manchester Elementary: Pupils will collect cat and dry dog food, treats, pet toys, leashes and other items today through Feb. 27 for the Carroll County Humane Society. 410-751-3410.

Church news

Lazarus United Church of Christ: Worship will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Verna Call's sermon, "With a Little Help From Our Friends." The Silver Bell Quartet and Awesome Angels will perform. The church is at 5101 S. Church St., Lineboro. 410-374-1304.

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