There will be a few new faces at MacArthur Middle School for the 1991-1992 school year. They are: Shelley Janes, the assistant principal;Lou Norbeck, an eighth-grade guidance counselor; Patricia Nieberlein, a home economics teacher; Merelin Means, a seventh-grade social studies teacher; Marlene Kelly, a physical education teacher; Leo Zerhusen, a special education teacher; and Gina Snider, permanent substitute teacher.


Piney Orchard Ice Arena will be conducting the first series of ice skating lessons for beginners of all ages. Classes will be 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. Saturday, and 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Lessons will continue through Sept. 29.

Participants will learn the basics and fun ofice skating. There will be eight, 30-minute lessons, with 15 minutespractice time for each lesson.

The lessons cost $48, including free skates and a Group Lesson Skate Card that is good for free admittance to six public sessions.

You can register by phone at 672-7013,or by stopping by the Piney Orchard Ice Arena, 8781 Piney Orchard Parkway.

For more information, call 672-7013 between 8 a.m. and 5:30p.m.


In celebration of Coast Weeks '91, the county Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring an amateur photography contest.

The contest has two age groupings: county residents 18 and younger, and 19 and older.

Entries will be accepted until Oct. 1. Categories for entry are: caring for coastlines, working coastlines, coastal recreation, natural coastlines and scenic coastlines.

A best overall winning photograph will be selected from the category winners and will be used in the Anne Arundel County Coastweeks '92 poster.

The winners will be awarded a certificate and a 1992 annual permit good for entry to Downs Park in Pasadena and Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

The top photographs submitted will be displayed at county buildings, libraries and other public gathering spots.

Anne ArundelCounty's Coastweeks '91, which will be Sept. 21 to Oct. 14, is a celebration of the countys' valuable saltwater and freshwater shores, the diversity of their uses, their unique plant and wildlife and the increasing pressure upon them from conflicting activity.

A complete list of rules and an entry form can be picked up at the Odenton Branch Library, 1270 Odenton Road; Provinces Branch, 2624 Annapolis Road; and Crofton Branch Library, 1657 Crofton Centre.

For more information, call 222-3600.


The West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce is having its 30th annual "Meet Your Neighbor" dinner and dance.

The event at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the BWI Holiday Inn will honor the police officer, fire fighter and business of the year.

Also this year, two awards have been added: Teacher of the Year and Military Service Person of the Year. Awards also will be presented to thewinners of the 1991 membership campaign.

The dinner is sponsored by Dudley Products Inc., a manufacturer of professional hair care andpersonal care products.

The cost is $30 per person.

Reservations may be made by calling the chamber, 672-3422, by Sept. 20.


Tickets are now available for the Greater Odenton Improvement Association's "Citizen of the Year Dinner," 6 p.m. Oct. 19 at Kaufmann's Tavern, 329 Gambrills Road.

A cash bar will be open 6 to 7 p.m., dinner is 7 to 8 p.m. Dinner is a choice of crab imperial or prime rib and salad, baked potato, coffee and dessert.

The Elkridge Sweet Adelines will perform, followed by the Citizen of the Year Award, which will be presented by County Executive Robert Neall.

Tickets are $20 per person and are only sold in advance. For more information or tickets call, 923-6442.


A lot is happening at the O'Malley Senior Center, 1275 Odenton Road this fall.

Sign up for golf lessons that will run 10 a.m. to noon, starting Tuesday and continuing throughthe fall. Ed Dosek of Crofton will conduct the classes at the Fort Meade golf course.

A free, one-hour seminar Tuesday at 12:30 will explain why long-term health care is becoming an issue of extreme concern. Participants will learn how to protect themselves and their families against the financial burdens of convalescent nursing care. All attendees will receive a free 54-page workbook and reference guide and 1991 Medicare and Medicaid information.

Also, registration is being accepted for the continuing education classes at the center sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College.

Stained glass techniques will be taught by Richard Burnoski 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays.

Handbuilding, creating original ceramic pottery with clay, will be taught by Helen Burns 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays.

Basket weaving will be taught by Alice Miller. Starting with the simplest of designs, Miller will guidestudents to more intricate patterns 10 a.m. to noon Mondays.

Fundamentals of Art, a course for those who want to dabble, but don't know where to begin, will be 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

Under the direction of Kathy Kniess, this cumulative art course is designed to familiarize the beginning art student with a variety of media.

For registration or information on any of the activities at the center, contact Ann Marie Remillard or Erma Taylor at 222-6227 or 621-9515.

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