Hampstead rail crossings to be replaced by CSX

July 14, 2004

Railroad crossings at Gill Avenue and Shiloh Avenue in Hampstead will be closed starting today so that CSX can replace the grade crossings.

The work has been tentatively planned for the next two weekends. The railroad, not the town, scheduled the closings.

CSX has scheduled work on Shiloh Avenue to conclude Monday. Gill Avenue will be the detour for Shiloh during work.

When the Gill Avenue work is being done next week, Shiloh Avenue will be the detour route.

The town will help with traffic control and detour signs.

Information: 410-239-7408.

Monthly concerts planned on carnival grounds

The Manchester town government and fire company will co-sponsor monthly summer concerts on the carnival grounds on York Street.

The free concerts will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the bandstand. Concert-goers should take lawn chairs or other seating.

The concerts are:

Sunday: Blue Nite.

Aug. 15: Country Edition.

Sept. 19: Free Wheeling.

Information: 410-239-3200.

Library plans story time, visit from author, knitting

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

Family Story Time for all ages (children age 3 and younger must be with an adult) at 10 a.m. every Wednesday and Thursday.

"Evening Family Story Time - Silly Stories" for all ages (children age 3 and younger must be with an adult) at 6:45 p.m. today.

"Author Visit: Carolyn Reeder" for ages 7 to teens at 2 p.m. today. . The author will discuss her historical novels, including Foster's War, set during World War II.

"Introduction to the Internet" for adults at 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Saturday.

"Hampstead Pizza Hut Library Fundraiser" from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Patrons who present coupons at Pizza Hut can earn the library 20 percent of the restaurant's net sales. Proceeds will help provide programs for children and young adults.

"Homeschoolers Hour - Knit One, Purl Two" for ages 7 to 10 at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow and July 22 for a literature-based educational program. During this two-week class, beginning knitters complete a project. Children should take a pair of size 8 needles; yarn will be provided. Registration is required.

"Balloon Art for Teens" at 6:45 p.m. tomorrow. Teens can learn the basics of making balloon animals.

"Anansegromma of Ghana - West African Dance, Drum, Story and Games" at 7 p.m. July 21 for all ages (children younger than age 3 with an adult). Native Ghanaians Kofi Dennis and Kwame Ansah-Brew will present an introduction to West African culture. The audience will become members of a typical Ghanaian village, gathering with "royal elders" and court musicians to experience traditional music, storytelling and dance, enhanced by native attire. Tickets are required and may be picked up one week before the show.

"Art T-Shirt Workshop" at 6:45 p.m. July 22 for teens to make a vacation T-shirt. A dark or brightly colored shirt and a mop-size bucket are needed.

The North Carroll Book Club for adults at 6:30 p.m. July 26 to discuss the writings of Truman Capote, his style and his impact on American literature. Participants can read any of his books.

Information: 410-386-4488.

Marine from Westminster completes course at APG

Marine Pfc. Jerrett A. Peake recently completed the electro-optical ordnance repairer course.

During the course at the Army Ordnance Center and School at Aberdeen Proving Ground, students are trained in basic mechanical, optical and electrical repairs, and receive basic instruction on administrative forms and records using technical manuals.

Peake, the son of Kim M. and Charles P. Peake of Westminster, is a 2003 graduate of North Carroll High School. He joined the Marines in August.

Public meeting

Manchester planning: Manchester Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 3208 York St. 410-239-3200.

Around town

Rec council meets: The North Carroll Recreation Council will meet at 8 p.m. today at North Carroll High School media center, 1400 Panther Drive, Hampstead. 410-386-2103.

Business group meets: Manchester Area Merchants Association will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Town Hall, 3208 York St. 410-239-3200.

Church news

St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran: Worship services are at 7:45 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.. The church will dedicate its refurbished Taylor Miller pipe organ during Sunday worship. The church is at 1373 N. Main St., Hampstead. 410- 239-4541.

Greenmount United Methodist: Vacation Bible School will be held July 26-30. For information and registration, call the church office. Church school is at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. every Sunday. The church is at 2001 Hanover Pike. 410-374-8371.

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