Arundel Digest

ARUNDEL DIGEST

June 22, 2007

Crofton roadwork will begin in July

The State Highway Administration will begin early next month a $1.1 million project to resurface and make safety improvements along Route 424 between Route 450 and Route 3 in Crofton.

The state will also install an ADA-compliant sidewalk along Davidsonville Road for the length of the project and replace concrete curbs and gutters.

Approximately 20,000 vehicles per day travel along Davidsonville Road between Defense Highway and Crain Highway.

Motorists should expect lane closures along Davidsonville Road between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays.

Weather permitting, the project should be complete by the end of the year.

Spots are still open for kids' workshop

Space is still available for "Take Me Out to the Barnyard" a children's summer workshop at the Capt. Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 EW Shady Side Road, the week of July 16 to 20.

Children will grow a "garden greenie," tour a farm, bake homemade bread, eat dirt pudding and "plant" a pizza, among other activities.

Participants will also visit the National Colonial Farm in Accokeek and picnic on the Potomac River.

Children ages 6 to 10 may participate, with a limit of 20 per session. The cost is $50 per child of a member of the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society, sponsors of the program, or $60 for the child of a non-member.

Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Information: 410-867-4486.

Leopold appoints 2 to ethics panel

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has appointed a teacher and a former county police chief to serve on the Ethics Commission, he announced yesterday.

Patrick Thomas Shanahan and Cynthia H. Caldwell are concluding the first month of their four year terms.

The commission administers the Public Ethics Law, provides ethics training and advice to county employees and maintains financial disclosure and lobbying records.

Shanahan served for eight years as police chief. He retired in December.

Caldwell is currently the supervisor of administrative Interns at McDaniel College in Westminster, the supervisor of student teachers at Bowie State University, a member of county chapter of the NAACP and a former county school administrator.

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