Community Notes


October 27, 2004

GOP panel seeks council applicants for 5th District seat

The Howard County Republican Central Committee is accepting resumes from those interested in applying for the 5th District County Council seat, vacated by Councilman Allan H. Kittleman on Oct. 21.

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. appointed Kittleman a state senator for the 9th District, replacing his late father, state Sen. Robert H. Kittleman.

A decision is expected early next month. The County Council expects to confirm the appointee Nov. 15.

Candidates who meet the legal requirements of the office (as described in the Howard County Charter) should submit a resume and letter by Monday to Loretta Shields, secretary, Howard County Republican Central Committee, 4580 Ten Oaks Road, Dayton 21036.

Information: Howard M. Rensin, 410-489-9030.

Free safety inspection set for Halloween candy

The Howard County Sheriff's Office will provide free safety inspection of Halloween candy from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Circuit Court building, 8630 Court Ave., Ellicott City.

The sheriff's office assumes no liability beyond the capabilities of its X-ray and metal-detection equipment.

Information: Sgt. Carroll Roles, 410-313-4157, weekdays; 410-313-2136, Sunday evening.

Session slated Saturday on coping with arthritis

The Maryland and Metropolitan Washington chapters of the Arthritis Foundation will sponsor a seminar, "Celebrate Women, Celebrate Life!" from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel, 10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia.

The seminar, designed to encourage people with arthritis to take control of their lives, includes sessions on rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, osteoporosis and other conditions; complementary and alternative medicine; pain management; intimacy; weight management; and other topics.

Men are welcome. Participants are encouraged to bring friends and family members.

Admission is $25, including lunch and materials. Registration is requested by tomorrow.

Information: 410-654-6570, ext. 222 or 223.

Comment sought on changes proposed for bus lines

The Howard County Public Transportation Board has opened a 30-day period for public comment about the proposed restructuring of the Silver, Yellow and Purple routes. The 30-day period began yesterday with a public meeting.

A second public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Tyson Room at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City.

Information: Howard Transit, 800-270-9553, or

Written comments can be mailed to the Corridor Transportation Corp., 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel 20707 or e-mailed to support@baltwash

The public comment period will remain open until Nov. 23.

Naming contest being held for a cable TV program

The Columbia Association is holding a naming contest for its new cable television show about Columbia and its residents.

Entrants must be residents of Columbia. The winning name should capture the essence of Columbia as a city and the intention of the show.

Entries should be mailed to CATV Program Naming Contest, Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, 21044, or e-mailed to catvshow@columbiaassociation. com.

The entry deadline is Friday.

Information: Garett Tache, 410-715-3120.

Thanksgiving celebration is in need of volunteers

The Howard County Office on Aging is in need of volunteers for the Annual Thanksgiving Celebration sponsored by County Executive James N. Robey.

The event is to be held Nov. 17 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

Volunteers, who must be at least 14, are needed for the luncheon and dinner seatings.

Information: Regina Jenkins, 410-313-1417.

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