Environmental Alliance to meet at Mount Pleasant

September 18, 2005

The Howard County Environmental Alliance will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Howard County Conservancy at Mount Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road, in Woodstock.

Lynne Nemeth, the conservancy's executive director, will discuss the conservancy and its new Gudelsky Environmental Education Center; Jack Wennerstrom, president of Biotrek Naturalists Inc., a nonprofit organization that offers advanced training and field experience to people with an interest in natural history, will give a presentation.

Time will be reserved for announcements from those in attendance and informal discussion.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided.

The Howard County Environmental Alliance is a regional citizens group that seeks to provide a forum for environmental groups, issues and activities in Howard County.

Information: 410-465-8877.

River Hill High students raising storm-relief funds

Student organizations at River Hill High School have joined together to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

"Because We Care," the coordinated disaster relief project, includes the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, the Red Cross Club, Student Government Association, Students Helping Other People and the Angel Network. The school's groups have raised more than $1,250 for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief and are collecting funds for the Salvation Army.

The school is raising money to help students and staff members at Gulfport (Miss.) High School. Art supplies also are being collected for the school, along with toiletry items and clothing for residents of the town's U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home.


Participates in seminar:

Adam P. Mikulis, son of Dwight A. and Diane B. Mikulis of western Howard County, recently participated in the Naval Academy's weeklong summer seminar program in Annapolis, where he was introduced to academy life through a regimen of academics, physical training, intramural sports, sailing and seamanship, as well as leadership training and social activities. The seminar program is designed to give students a taste of the challenges and benefits of a Naval Academy education. Adam is a student at River Hill High School.

Around Town

At the library:

The Glenwood library, 2350 Route 97, Cooksville, will offer "Libraries Mean Business: The ABCs of Internet Selling," at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Participants will learn the basics of using the Web as a marketplace from representatives of the Small Business Administration.

A Knitting Circle will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Take supplies. Registration is not needed.

The Graphic Novel Club, for those ages 11 to 17, will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at the library. Participants will discuss favorite comic books and examine their drawing styles. Registration is not necessary.

A program on "Preserving Family Keepsakes," including documents, photographs and heirloom fabrics, will be offered at 7 p.m. Sept. 29. Anita Carrico of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and quilt expert Rosemary Clark will conduct the program. Registration: 410-313-5577.

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