Eighteen-year-old twins Benjamin and Jennifer Finkelstein, son and daughter of Peter and Shelley Finkelstein of Annapolis, are recipients of the 1992 Miriam Luby Wolfe Scholarship.
The scholarship, awarded through Temple Beth Shalom in Arnold, is in memory of Severna Park High School graduate Miriam Wolfe, daughter of Lawrence and Rosemary Mild. The twins received money for textbooks.
Benjamin and Jennifer are seniors at Annapolis High School. Jennifer has been accepted at the University of Virginia, and Ben hopes to attend James Madison University.
"We're very close," Jennifer said. "If Ben goes to Madison, we would only be one hour away from each other."
These two seem to have more than the usual number of hours in their day. Both are members of the National Honor Society, and both fill their lives with community and school service.
Ben is captain of Annapolis High's varsity gymnastics team, co-chairman of his school's chapter of Amnesty International -- which he organized -- and tutors elementary students, including German to third-graders through LEX (Language EXperience).
While maintaining a 4.0 grade point average, Jennifer finds time to be president of the Student Government Association, a leadership workshop instructor for the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils and a writer for the school paper, "Anchor." She tutors her peers and elementary kids in Spanish and is a member of the drama club and Octagon, the school service club.
Ms. Wolfe was a bright and gifted 20-year-old studying musical theater at Syracuse University. She had just completed a semester in London in 1988, when she boarded Pan Am Flight 103 to return home for the holidays. A terrorist's bomb blew the plane out of the sky over Scotland.
The Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Month is Joanne Riddle, owner of the year-old Wild Bird Center at Holly and Riggs avenues.
When she isn't behind the register of her store, Joanne is sponsoring education programs to interest youngsters in conservation and birds.
To encourage bird watching among the younger set, the store is sponsoring a children's art contest to draw the best bird of prey (owl, hawk, eagle, osprey, etc.).
The two categories, 5- to 7-year-olds and 8- to 12-year-olds, will be judged by Annapolis artist Bobbie Burnett.
All entries are due by Jan. 30.
On that day, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Michael Dupuy and his red-tailed hawk, Cinnamon, present "The Art of Falconry."
Seating is limited, so reservations are required. Call 647-3100.
Any moment now, the sports media will announce a nationwide epidemic of football withdrawal.
But take heart. The Rotary Club of Severna Park has a game plan for the month of February: a series of four 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon Travel and Adventure Films, quarterbacked by experienced, world travelers.
Like the National Geographic programs in Washington, each film will be narrated by its professional photographer.
* Every sailor who dreams of navigating the East Coast will want to attend the first film, "Along the Intercoastal Waterway," on Feb. 7. It is narrated by Ken Creed.
* On Feb. 14, take your Valentine to see "Forever England," with Frank Nichols.
* On Feb. 21, visit "Italy -- Tip to Toe," with Stan Walsh.
* On Feb. 28, explore world-wide waterways with "Wild and Scenic Rivers, USA to USSR" narrated by Gray Warriner.
Tickets are $5 each or 4 for $15. The Rotarians use the proceeds for their community projects.
On Feb. 28, there will be a drawing for a $300 gift certificate from Severn Travel.
Tickets are available by check at Severn Travel (647-4000) or by calling 647-8933 or 647-1074.
An ecumenical Evening of Prayer is planned at 7 p.m., Sunday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Ritchie Highway.
Sponsored by the Severna Park Area Ministerium, the evening will feature Methodist Bishop James K. Mathews and music by a combined choir.
There will be a blood drive from 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church on Benfield Road.
If there's a tiny tot, or two, in your house who calls you "Mommy," pack the diaper bag and head to a meeting of the Greater Severna Park Mothers and Toddlers.
Activities include baby-sitting co-ops and Mom's Day Out.
Information: Missy DeBole at 987-0845.