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Take a bow, watershed clean-up crew [Fulton/Highland]

George Mech reported a very successful turnout for the annual Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission watershed cleanup.

It's a dirty job, someone has to do it and the following locals are the ones that stepped up and answered the call: Dale Chiorini, Jay Chiorini, Leslie Englehart, Lisa Heimlicher, Peter Heimlicher, Randal Koster, Barbara Maloney, Shannon McDonnell, Ann Mech, George Mech, Peter Mech, Julia Stanitski, Frank Stanitski, James Wall Sr. and Susan Wilensky.


Two of the folks, Shannon and Julia, are 15-year veterans of the cleanup effort.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedules and doing your part for this piece of our local environment.


The Lime Kiln Middle School PTA announced an interesting opportunity for 8th grade students (and also those in high school) that are interested in learning about robotics. A local nonprofit group named Hackground is offering Java programming classes for those students who are interested in preparing for robotics competitions in the next school year. For more information, go to

Do you remember those old-time movies (westerns, for example) where the camera panned past homes that had rain barrels next to their homes? What a cool, very eco-friendly idea, eh?

Well, if that idea does in fact interest you, join Master Gardener Caroline Feil at the Savage Library on April 22 at 7 p.m. for a presentation on Rain Gardens and Rain Barrels.

To register online, go to or give the library staff a call at 410-313-0760. The library is just off Gorman Road at 9525 Durness Lane, Laurel.