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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | May 25, 2000
In a major turnabout, County Executive Janet S. Owens announced yesterday that she intends to begin construction of a new library in Crofton during the next fiscal year instead of in 2004, as she proposed early this month. The first $5.9 million to build the 25,000-square-foot library will be part of a supplemental budget Owens plans to unveil today. She said she will include $1 million more for the project in 2002. Owens also wants to shift about $900,000 within the school system's budget to add school psychologists and counselors, and to give in-home teachers their first pay raise in 20 years.
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By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 2002
REBECCCA Williams (that's right, her name has 3 C's) enjoys what might seem like an unusual hobby: Learning about and caring for reptiles and amphibians. Although some children run when they see snakes, Williams as a young girl was fascinated. Next week, the 20-year-old Four Seasons woman will share her enthusiasm in a presentation at the Crofton Library called "Revealing Reptiles." Williams' first pet, Barnaby, was an African clawed frog she got when she was 5. Fifteen years later, Barnaby is a healthy, happy member of the Williams home.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | December 14, 2000
Anne Arundel County's largest elementary school houses 116 pupils more than it was built to hold and exceeds what the county projected for this school year by a full classroom. The Greater Crofton Council - which spearheaded a campaign for a new Crofton library - now wants a new school to relieve the crowding at Crofton Elementary."[The school is] crying for help," said Torrey Jacobsen, vice president of the council, whose daughter will start at Crofton Elementary in the fall. The county's long-term budget contains nothing for a new elementary school in Crofton.
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By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 18, 2002
THE CROFTON branch of the Anne Arundel County Public Library looks the same as always this week - almost. Cars fill the spaces in the library parking lot. Announcements of community activities line the hallway leading to the main desk. Children scurry to the Summer Reading Program desk to register for events or record which books they have read. But library staff and patrons wear wistful expressions while perusing the bookshelves, as if preparing to say goodbye to an old friend. On Friday, at 5 p.m., the Crofton branch will close to the public so staff can begin moving library materials to the new facility on Reidel Road, which will open in September.
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By SUE HALLER | July 13, 1993
Are you worried about crowded schools? Then plan to attend the Greater Crofton Council meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Crofton library. The council is to focus on the problem of crowded schools.The council is composed of representatives from neighborhoods and communities in the Crofton area, but outside the Crofton tax district. The tax district is not a member, but usually sends a representative.The meetings are open to residents of the greater Crofton area, including the tax district.*Del.
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By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 16, 1998
SWIMMERS, take your marks! For many area swimmers, summer really begins Saturday morning when the Central Maryland Swim League opens its 1998 season.On the opening weekend schedule, the CATS from the Crofton Swim and Tennis Club play host to the Tidal Wave of Chartridge Swim Club; the Navy Junior Seals will swim against the Waugh Chapel Seahorses at the swim club pool on Waugh Chapel Road; Crofton Country Club's Crocodiles meet the Cruisers from Country Club...
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By SUE HALLER | November 16, 1993
Congratulations to the undefeated Crofton Cats, a girls 10 and younger soccer team, for winning the Gambrills Odenton Recreation Council tournament last weekend.The team posted a 1-0 win over a strong Mayo team, finishing the season with a 10-0 record and capturing the county championship.The team consists of: Jackie Brady, Katie Buffington, Gianina Chiddo, Elizabeth Douglass, Megan Filo, Katie Gilbert, Andrea Gough, Leanne Gregory, Lindsay Laws, Bridget McGrath, Denise Meadows, Maria Mondorff, Casey Russell, EmilySchneider and Katie Wagner.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff Alisa Samuels, William B. Talbott and Jay Merwin contributed to this story | September 18, 1990
A 29-year-old parolee was charged today with the first-degree murder of a Crofton woman whose body was found yesterday at the bottom of a ravine near the Crofton Library, Anne Arundel County police said.Steven Gregory Anderson, of no fixed address, was charged with the murder of Gwyn Dixon Criswell, 42, police said. He had already been charged Sunday with a purse-snatching and was being held without bail.Anderson had been arrested about 9:30 p.m. Sunday after police spotted him near the victim's 1988 Plymouth Sundance parked in front of a liquor store on West Street in Annapolis, police spokesman Richard V. Molloy said.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 4, 2000
Angry Crofton leaders launched an e-mail campaign yesterday accusing County Executive Janet S. Owens of "political favoritism" and "double speak" in her decision to again postpone funding for their proposed library. The e-mail notice, sent by Doug Underhill, chairman of the Build a Crofton Library Now Committee, says Owens "snubbed" Crofton for the second year in a row when she bumped funding for the $9.7 million project to fiscal year 2004 and instead included money in her proposed budget for a west county regional library for Odenton.
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By SUE HALLER | February 15, 1994
'Fess up. Which one of you made Mother Nature angry?I don't know how much more I can stand having my two kids at home with me. How many games can one play? How many cookies can one bake? I don't want to find out.So a plea to whomever annoyed Mother Nature: kiss and make up, please.*The snow and ice put the skids on the Crofton Athletic Council's final walk-in registration for spring sports last Saturday.Don't fret, though, because the council has rescheduled registration for Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Crofton Elementary School.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | December 14, 2000
Anne Arundel County's largest elementary school houses 116 pupils more than it was built to hold and exceeds what the county projected for this school year by a full classroom. The Greater Crofton Council - which spearheaded a campaign for a new Crofton library - now wants a new school to relieve the crowding at Crofton Elementary. "[The school is] crying for help," said Torrey Jacobsen, vice president of the council, whose daughter will start at Crofton Elementary in the fall. The county's long-term budget contains nothing for a new elementary school in Crofton.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | December 14, 2000
Anne Arundel County's largest elementary school houses 116 pupils more than it was built to hold and exceeds what the county projected for this school year by a full classroom. The Greater Crofton Council - which spearheaded a campaign for a new Crofton library - now wants a new school to relieve the crowding at Crofton Elementary."[The school is] crying for help," said Torrey Jacobsen, vice president of the council, whose daughter will start at Crofton Elementary in the fall. The county's long-term budget contains nothing for a new elementary school in Crofton.
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By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | May 25, 2000
In a major turnabout, County Executive Janet S. Owens announced yesterday that she intends to begin construction of a new library in Crofton during the next fiscal year instead of in 2004, as she proposed early this month. The first $5.9 million to build the 25,000-square-foot library will be part of a supplemental budget Owens plans to unveil today. She said she will include $1 million more for the project in 2002. Owens also wants to shift about $900,000 within the school system's budget to add school psychologists and counselors, and to give in-home teachers their first pay raise in 20 years.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 4, 2000
Angry Crofton leaders launched an e-mail campaign yesterday accusing County Executive Janet S. Owens of "political favoritism" and "double speak" in her decision to again postpone funding for their proposed library. The e-mail notice, sent by Doug Underhill, chairman of the Build a Crofton Library Now Committee, says Owens "snubbed" Crofton for the second year in a row when she bumped funding for the $9.7 million project to fiscal year 2004 and instead included money in her proposed budget for a west county regional library for Odenton.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1999
Residents who run businesses out of their homes along Defense Highway in Crofton haven't persuaded the Crofton small area planning committee to recommend the commercial zoning they want. They'll have another chance to plead their case tonight at a public hearing on the final draft of the small-area plan covering the area bound by the Little Patuxent River, Route 3, U.S. 50 and the North River. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Crofton Woods Elementary School, and residents can sign up at 5: 30 p.m. to speak before the panel.
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By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 16, 1998
SWIMMERS, take your marks! For many area swimmers, summer really begins Saturday morning when the Central Maryland Swim League opens its 1998 season.On the opening weekend schedule, the CATS from the Crofton Swim and Tennis Club play host to the Tidal Wave of Chartridge Swim Club; the Navy Junior Seals will swim against the Waugh Chapel Seahorses at the swim club pool on Waugh Chapel Road; Crofton Country Club's Crocodiles meet the Cruisers from Country Club...
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By SUE HALLER | May 24, 1994
Local pools will be opening their doors next weekend, the first weekend of the summer. Crofton Country Club will open its pool's doors at 11 a.m. for its members. A lot has been happening at the club pool this winter and the season is sure to be a big hit with everyone.Let's start hoping for great weather next weekend. And whatever you do, have fun and be safe.*Spring is a good time to clean out the attic, garage or basement. And once you've finished, you can take all those treasures you no longer want to keep around to the Crofton Goodwill Donation Center in the parking lot of the Crofton Shopping Center on Route 3. The truck is there from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month through December.
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By SUE HALLER | October 26, 1993
Wear a costume to the Storytime session tomorrow at the Crofton library. Children ages 3 to 5 will meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 2- to 6-year-olds from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For information, call 222-7915 or 261-3909.*Grab a spot at the Village Green for the Crofton Kiwanis' annual Halloween parade at noon Saturday. Costumed children and local clubs and organizations will participate. Registration for the costume contest runs from 11 a.m. to noon at the Village Green off Crofton Parkway.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | December 20, 1996
Crofton and Odenton will get new libraries in the next two years under a proposal announced Wednesday by the county executive.The county would build a 20,000- to 25,000-square-foot library in Crofton in the 1998 fiscal year, which begins July 1, and open a 40,000-square-foot West County library in Odenton the next year, County Executive John G. Gary said Wednesday in a speech to the county's General Assembly delegation."
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By SUE HALLER | May 24, 1994
Local pools will be opening their doors next weekend, the first weekend of the summer. Crofton Country Club will open its pool's doors at 11 a.m. for its members. A lot has been happening at the club pool this winter and the season is sure to be a big hit with everyone.Let's start hoping for great weather next weekend. And whatever you do, have fun and be safe.*Spring is a good time to clean out the attic, garage or basement. And once you've finished, you can take all those treasures you no longer want to keep around to the Crofton Goodwill Donation Center in the parking lot of the Crofton Shopping Center on Route 3. The truck is there from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month through December.
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