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Stroll the new old-fashioned sidewalks of Ferndale


Ferndale wants to introduce you to its new look, and you are invited to view it close up. What better way than on foot!

The public is invited to join County Executive Robert R. Neall and the Ferndale community for an "Old Fashioned Sidewalk Stroll" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The opening ceremonies, celebrating the completion of the Ferndale Streetscape, will take place at 10:15 a.m. in front of the Ferndale Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd.

Located along the Ferndale business corridor (from the old Post Office to Wellham Avenue), the stroll will spotlight local businesses and community organizations.

Several groups will offer refreshments and other items. The Ferndale Garden Club will offer homemade lemonade; the Friendly Thyme Herb Club, tussie mussies; the Ferndale Seniors Club, hot dogs; the District 32 Democratic Club, face painting. Race cars also will be on display, and several neighborhood businesses will be selling items.

Construction of the Ferndale Streetscape began in March, and improvements include wider sidewalks, linden trees and pedestrian street lamps, characteristic of Ferndale's earlier years. Barrel planters with colorful flowers line the sidewalks.

The new light rail station under construction on the west side of the street will carry a similar theme.

Information: Pat Barland, 222-7608.


The Airport Square Cos. is sponsoring a Noontime Entertainment Series, which is open to the public every Wednesday throughout the summer at Airport Square Park. Concerts run from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and include a variety of music by local performers.

Take your picnic lunch and blanket or chair to the park tomorrow and listen to country music by The Pattyfields, a sister trio from South County.

Next Wednesday, John Walsh will perform popular music from the 1950s through the '80s.

Airport Square Park is off Elkridge Landing Road. Parking is free.

Information: 850-6900.


As the school year draws to a close, area schools have made special efforts to show their thanks to all of the dedicated volunteers who contributed their time to students.

Overlook Elementary School had a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on June 9. This year, Overlook had more than 65 volunteers, logging more than 6,800 hours.

The school values every volunteer, regardless of how many hours they contributed. A special thank you, though, was extended to the following volunteers who gave so much of their time for students: Chris Ray, Cathy Gordon, Mary Casamento, Linda Bruno, Cheryl Vecchioni, Cindy Senter, Laura Vykol and Nancy Zebron.

The teachers and staff salute everyone for their assistance in helping to make Overlook an effective community school.

Overlook Elementary extends a warm welcome to the 1992-1993 PTA executive board members: Kathy Huffman, president; Larry Szech, first vice-president; Kathy Knight, second vice-president; Cecily Dilday, secretary; and Diane Shelsby, treasurer.

North Glen Elementary School honored its volunteers last month at a luncheon. School officials are very grateful for hours that volunteers worked this year. A special thank you was extended to Pam Rogers, who served as lay volunteer coordinator.

The North Glen 1992-1993 PTA officers were installed at the May meeting.

Jerry Celentano, was elected president; Nancy Harrison, first vice-president; teacher representative Elaine Wood, second vice-president; Cindy Davis, treasurer; Kathy Zeman, recording secretary; Judy Cummings, corresponding secretary; Jane Purkins, historian; and Nancy Mason, Pam Rogers, Beth Stepp and Donna Merson, delegates and membership.

* The Linthicum Heights American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 2244 will conduct a 55 Alive program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 25 and 26. The two-day defensive-driving course costs $8.

The registration deadline is June 22. Space is limited.

Call George Bottiger at 766-5096.

* The entertainment group, Notables, of the Patapsco Valley AARP Chapter 3854, will perform at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Manor Care Nursing Home, 7001 N. Charles St., Towson.

The Notables are a group of seniors who perform at nursing homes. The group is under the direction of Charles Haslup.

* Moms and dads can look to the Linthicum library this summer for fun things for your children. Several activities are offered in the next few weeks.

"Michael the Magician" will appear at 2 p.m. June 24. Professional magician Michael Chamberlin returns with a new bag of comedy magic tricks.

His show, one of the events in the library's Summer Reading Program, is free and open to preschoolers and children in grades one through six. Chamberlin will invite kids to participate in his act.

Registration is not required for the hour-long show, but seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

There will be "Drop-In Storytime" for children, ages 2 to 6, at 7 p.m. every Monday, June 29 to July 27. No registration is required. Two- and 3-year-olds must be accompanied by a parent or care-giver.

Registration for "Book A Trip" started yesterday and will continue through July 24. Children entering grades one through six in the fall are invited to participate in CREW (Curious Readers Exploring the World). The summer reading program is free and includes reading games, events and prizes.

The Linthicum library is located at Shipley and Hammonds Ferry roads.

For more information, please call 222-6265 or 222-7371.

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