Community Notes


June 04, 2006

CA board seeking applicants for panel

The Columbia Association's board of directors is seeking applicants to fill three vacancies on the Environmental Matters Committee, a subcommittee of the association's Open Space Committee. Members of the subcommittee will advise the Open Space Committee and the board on environmental issues, interests, opportunities and concerns related to Columbia's open space.

Applicants, who must live on Columbia Association-assessed property, should have a background in the areas of natural resource management or policy, or parks, grounds or outdoor recreation planning and management.

Letters of interest, with a resume, should be sent by June 15 to Daniel D'Amore, Columbia Association, 10221 Wincopin circle, Columbia 21044; or faxed to 410-312-6327.

Information: 410-381-0186.

Columbia's 39th to be celebrated

Columbia's 39th birthday celebration will be held Friday at the Columbia Lakefront as part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts LakeFest.

A cake-cutting ceremony with Columbia Association President Maggie Brown and the Columbia board of directors is planned at 7:30 p.m.

Information: 410-715-3161.

Cancer fundraisers set for this week

The Marathon of Miracles Foundation, a project of the National Heritage Foundation, will sponsor a spa day for cancer survivors tomorrow and a Swing for Survivors Golf Classic tournament and luncheon at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City. A Survivor Celebration luncheon and auction will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The events are to raise money for support and research programs.

Spa treatments are available for breast cancer survivors. Information: 310-395-5181. Or e-mail

Vendors sought for 50+ Expo

Vendors are being sought for the 50+ Expo, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.

Information or to reserve a space: 410-531-5472. To download a vendor packet: us/OA/50+expo.htm.

Conservation board seeks nominations

Nominations are being sought for an appointment to the Howard Soil Conservation District board of supervisors. The appointment will be for a term that expires July 10, 2011.

Supervisors must be residents of the district; district boundaries are the same as county boundaries.

Nominations, which must be received by June 26, should be sent to: State Soil Conservation Committee, Department of Agriculture, 50 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Room 306, Annapolis 21401.

Nomination forms are available through the Maryland Cooperative Extension - Howard County, 3525-L Ellicott Mills Drive, Ellicott City 21043-4561. Forms are also available at the Soil Conservation District Office, 708 Lisbon Center Drive, Suite E, Woodbine.

Information: Caragh Fitzgerald, 410-313-2707.

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