Community Notes

COMMUNITY NOTES

July 27, 2008

Hall of Fame inductees named

The Howard County Community Sports Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Department of Recreation and Parks, has announced its 2008 inductees: Tony Brudis, Jim Carlan, Don Disney, Karen Dye, Roger Hockey, Helen Moody and Stanley "Chick" Nedzel.

The inductees include game officials, promoters, coaches and program administrators.

The induction ceremony will be Oct. 20 at the sixth annual "Celebration of Sports" at Turf Valley Resort & Conference Center in Ellicott City.

Tickets, which will be available early next month, can be purchased at Recreation & Parks Headquarters, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, or online at www.howardcountymd.gov/RAP. Or call 410-313-7275.

Resurfacing project starts on Route 175

The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration has started a $1.5 million project to resurface about three miles along westbound Route 175, between U.S. 29 and Dobbin Road, in Columbia.

Traffic signals at Thunder Hill Road, Tamar Drive and Dobbin Road will be enhanced with pedestrian "countdown" technology, displaying the amount of time available for pedestrians to cross the road.

Motorists should expect single-lane closures along Route 175 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. weekdays. Signs, barrels, flagging and arrow boards will guide motorists through the work zone.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of November, weather permitting.

Information: 301-624-8100.

Red Cross needs blood donations

The American Red Cross, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Region, is asking all eligible donors to call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) to schedule a blood donation. Platelet donors can call 1-800-272-2123.The region is reporting less than a one-day supply of types O+, B+, O- and B-. The Red Cross aims to stock between three and five days of inventory.

Hours at donor centers have been extended. For hours and locations: www.my-redcross.org.

Company expands customer service

The Corridor Transportation Corp., manager of Connect-A-Ride and Howard Transit regional bus service, has announced expanded customer service, including Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Previously, customer service representatives were available from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Customer service: 800-270-9553. For routes, schedules and fares: www.corridortransit.com.

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