Come meet your neighbors and rock on at GHCA's Picnic in the Park Aug. 5

Are you free on the evening of Aug. 5? Would you like to meet some of your Highland neighbors? Do you like classic Rock-n-Roll?

If you answered yes to these questions, then I have just the place for you to be. Tthe Greater Highland Crossroads Association is putting on a "Picnic in the Park" in Schooley Mill Park followed by a concert featuring the band Appaloosa.

Dan O'Leary, the president of the association, sent an e-mail to me detailing the event and it sounds like a lot of fun. The GHCA has reserved the community room and the adjacent lawn in front of the house and will provide the grilled meats while he asks that you bring a salad or a dessert to share. It's also "bring-your-own-beverages" and you might want to bring something to sit on, too.

The picnic will start at 6 p.m. and the concert will start at 7 p.m. Appaloosa has been rocking the Baltimore area since the mid 1970s. The band's website,, has member biographies, its performance schedule and other information.

In order to make this event as successful as possible, they need a ballpark head-count. So, if you plan to attend, drop Hilda Mathieu an email and let her know how many adults and kids are coming. She can be reached at . Or, you can call her at 301-854-3028. I hope to see you there.

I started a neighborhood blog for the Highland-Fulton area. It can be found at In it, I plan on keeping the communities up-to-date with any late-breaking items and other things that can't get into the column for one reason or another. Please take a look and let me know what you think about it.

If you have tried to reach me by phone and couldn't, there's a perfectly reasonable explanation for this: The number that had been published with this column was wrong. It has since been corrected; I didn't want anyone to think I was trying to duck any phone calls. The correct phone number is 301-854-0867.

Well, that's all for this week. Commit a random act of kindness. Look in on your neighbors. Say a prayer for our troops who are serving in harm's way and remember their families, too.

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