West Columbia

November 30, 2008

Book on Columbia to be discussed, signed

The authors of Oh, You Must Live in Columbia will be discussing, selling and signing copies of their book at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the central library, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

Missy Burke, Robin Emrich and Barbara Kellner will talk about the origins of street names and will share stories of their research, the people they met, and the stories that continue to unfold about living at unique addresses.

The book, published by Columbia Archives, will be available for sale at the event. The book can also be purchased at the Columbia Archives, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia. The cost is $25 plus tax.

Many source materials and photographs in the book are part of the Columbia Archives collection. The archive is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Among the materials available are articles about Columbia from the local and national media, home builders' brochures, maps and early plans of Columbia. Information: 410-715-3103.

Traffic study

Marty Wells of Wells and Associates will discuss the traffic study of General Growth Properties' General Plan and supplemental documents to the General Plan amendment submission for downtown Columbia at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Town Center Community Association's village board meeting.

Meetings, which are open to the public, are held at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. 410-730-4744.

Board vacancy

The Wilde Lake Village Board is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the 2008-2009 board. The appointee will hold the office through the remainder of the term.

Applications are available at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center. The application deadline is Jan. 15.

Information: 410-730-3987.

Holiday Tea

Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, will offer a Holiday Tea from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and Dec. 17.

Information or reservations: 410-730-4801.

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