Groundbreaking for fire station is today

Western Howard

October 15, 2006

County Executive James N. Robey, Fire Chief Joseph A. Herr and members of the West Friendship Volunteer Fire Department will participate in a groundbreaking for the new West Friendship Volunteer Fire Station at 3 p.m. today.

The station, which will be located at the southeast corner of the intersection of routes 99 and 32. Will provide easy access to routes 32 and 70, and surrounding communities.

Fire-prevention open house today

The Fifth District Volunteer Fire Department in Clarksville will hold its annual fire prevention open house from noon to 3 p.m. today. Fire-engine rides, information on fire prevention, activities and snacks will be available.

The Fifth District will hold its first country breakfast of the season from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at Ten Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville.

The all-you-can-eat buffet includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrapple, potatoes and trimmings. The cost is $7; $6 for seniors ages 60 and older, and $4 for children ages 5 to 10. Children to age 5 eat for free.

Information: 410-313-7215.

St. James offers worship, classes

St. James United Methodist Church, 12470 Old Frederick Road, West Friendship, offers Bible School for children and adult Christian study from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Sundays. The classes are followed by worship at 10:30 a.m.

The Rev. Doug Hoffman conducts a continuing afternoon Christian study class at the church. Those who attend determine the topics and duration of the class.

Information: 410-442-2020.

Around Town

Roadwork -- The State Highway Administration is doing a $530,000 resurfacing and safety project along Route 108 (Clarksville Pike), from the west to the east sides of Trotter Road. The project will improve safety at Trotter Road and Meadow Vista Way by slightly lowering the slope of the road, which now creates a blind spot for motorists making turns at the intersection. Day and night single-lane closures along Route 108 and Trotter Road are expected from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays. The project is expected to be completed in late November, weather permitting.

Watercolor -- Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will sponsor watercolor classes with Carol Zika for ages 55 and older from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Nov. 8, at Glenwood Community Center. The class is designed for beginners, but continuing students and experienced painters are welcome. A supply list will be discussed at the first class. Early registration is requested. The cost is $33 for a six-week session.

An "Artful Journaling" program for senior citizens, also taught by Zika, will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, beginning Nov. 8. Participants will create a journal using notations, artwork and memorabilia, collage, weaving, stitching and transparencies. The cost is $33 for the six-week class, with an additional fee for materials. 410-313-7279.

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