E. Columbia Girl Scouts receive leadership development award EAST COLUMBIA


East Columbia Girl Scouts Julia Correll and Nicole Dell Losonsky received the 1993 Philena Chase Strappelli Leadership Development Award at ceremonies last month.

The award is in honor of Ms. Stappelli, who was executive director of Central Maryland Girl Scouts for 22 years. The financial assistance award enables Girl Scouts to participate in projects that will promote leadership and enrich their knowledge, skills and experience.

Julia, a graduate of Oakland Mills High School, has been in scouting for 12 years and previously received the Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards, the Living Faith Award and Lutheran Church's Religious Award. Her career goal is to become a marine scientist.

She has volunteered as an Explorer at the American Red Cross Search and Rescue program and trained for Mountain Rescue.

Nicole is captain of Hammond High School's junior varsity lacrosse team, co-president of the Spanish Club, homecoming chairman winner of the Maryland Leadership Award. She has been a staff leader at the Girl Scout's Ilchester Day Camp and organized the scouts Columbia Mall sleep-in and the teddy bear picnic.

Both scouts used their awards to attend an international scouting program in Kawasaki, Japan.


Spring cleaning or moving? The Howard County Library needs books, in good condition, for its Summer Book Sale. Children's books, paperbacks for vacation reading, gourmet cookbooks and specialty books are always popular. But, please, no textbooks.

Mark your donations "summer sale" and bring them to the library at 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway before May 29.


Warm weather, open car windows and litter seem to be a spring trio. Perhaps travelers need to know -- there are laws against littering, and they are enforced.

The county fine for littering from your car is $110 and 2 points against your driver's license. State violations carry a $250 fine and/or 30 days in jail.

The intersection of Stevens Forest Road and Broken Land Parkway is a sad example. Cigarette butts, paper and plastic litter one of the gateways to Columbia.


Talbot Springs Elementary School, Oakland Mills Village and Chaselle's Learning Center Store on Gerwig Lane have formed a partnership.

It began with a gift certificate for Chaselle's grand opening. Debbie Logan, a TSES parent named the school on her grand opening door prize entry. So when her entry won, so did the school.

When the $1,000 gift certificate was presented, the learning center decided to form an educational partnership with the school. Faculty and staff members were invited to tour Chaselle's and the store will provide resources and workshops for students and staff.

How lucky can you be? Well, the Columbia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority's 1993 social action program named TSES as recipient of $10,000 worth of Giant Food Stores' sales receipts that can be used to get computers and software.


Oakland Mills High School seniors, Marcus Klein, Lacie Koppelman, Allen Menegay, Elizabeth Read and Joshua Tripp, have been awarded Tandy Corp. certificates for outstanding academic achievement.


Long Reach Village needs gardeners of all ages to help plant day lilies as this year's open space project. Trowels will be furnished, but it would help if the gardeners bring their own. The date, a Saturday, will be announced as soon as Mother Earth warms up. Information: 730-8113 or 596-3265.


The public is invited to attend the Stevens Forest neighborhood pool's preview of the 1993 swim season, May 22 and 23. Refreshments will be served and membership information will be available.

Stevens Forest pools are heated so the water's fine and visitors can also inspect the renovated bathhouses and decks. Pools opening in Columbia on Memorial Day weekend.

If your summer plans include swim teams, registration forms for Neighborhood Swim Leagues are available at the Wilde Lake Columbia Swim Center and all village centers.

Adult and Teen Nights are being planned for the summer. A pool rental "Outing Package" is available for corporations, businesses and organizations, which includes catering and sports activities. Information: 730-1112.


"Bank Financing for Small and Medium Sized Businesses" will be the topic at the breakfast meeting of the Business Women's Network of Howard County. from 7:15 a.m to 9:30 a.m. on May 19.

Panelists at the Columbia Hilton discussion will be: Eileen Ehrensberger of Household Bank; Tracie Evans-Gross of Maryland National Bank; Annie Geiermann from The Columbia Bank; Kari Staddon of First National Bank and Lynn Warshaw of Nations Bank. Information:410-740-0126.


Veterinarian Dr. Rick Lewis will discuss "Caring For A Pet When It Needs You The Most" tomorrow evening at Stonehouse in Long Reach Village, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The class fee of $5 and Pet First Aid Kits, also $5, will be donated to the Animal Welfare Society of Howard County. Registration and information: 730-8113 or 596-3265.


Oakland Mills High School will present "Company" Thursday Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. Reservations and information: 313-6945.

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