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Board of Education hires teachers

The Carroll County Board of Education hired three teachers at its meeting Wednesday.

Hired were: Nina Damashek, cooperative work-study at Francis Scott Key High School; David G. Kleb, third grade at William Winchester Elementary School and Erin S. Roehrle, English at Northwest Middle School.

The board also hired four teachers on an hourly basis: Martha Cotterman, alternative programs; Joanne L. Frances, to restructure summer school; and Sharon K. Franklin and Christina M. Herrero-Backe, adult basic education.

The board also hired Donna L. Harrington as a telecommunications technician and Thomas W. Hayes as a systems analyst.

Chamber of Commerce elects officers

Carroll County's Chamber of Commerce has elected officers and added seven members to the board of directors for 1994.

The officers are Lee Depot of First National Bank, president; Paul Denton of Maryland Midland Railway, vice president; and Janet Gross, a Westminster certified public accountant, treasurer.

Chamber members added to the board of directors are David McCabe of Travel Agents International, Martin Valentin of Ingersoll-Dresser Pump, Jerry Zakes of the Carroll County Sun, Herb Weller of Lehigh Portland Cement Co., Nevin Haines of Modern Comfort Systems, Frank Kosmakos of Maria's in Hampstead, and Barry Boston of the Boston Inn.

Carroll builder leads trade organizations

Jim Piet, director of site evaluation and development for Masonry Contractors in Manchester, is the new president of the Carroll County Home Builders Association.

Mr. Piet, a Home Builders Association of Maryland member since 1975, also is secretary of the state Home Owners Warranty Council's board of directors.

The council, a local arm of the national Home Owners Warranty Corp., provides homeowners with a limited warranty on new homes that have been constructed by a builder participating in the program.

Mr. Piet, who lives in Hampstead with his wife and two children, is a member of the Hampstead Tree Commission.

Zoning board approves London Fog sales shop

Carroll County's Board of Zoning Appeals has approved a 3,000-square-foot sales shop at London Fog Industries in Eldersburg.

The retail outlet, at 1332 Londontown Blvd., will specialize in London Fog products and will be open to the public. Company officials said they will enlarge parking space.

Zoning officials said the shop would not hurt property values or adjacent properties.

Bear Branch to offer holiday craft program

Bear Branch Nature Center will offer a Holiday Crafts Program for ages 3 years to adult from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at 300 John Owings Road, Westminster.

A variety of crafts will be constructed, including rolled beeswax candles, Santa gourds, carved holiday pencils, pine cone candle holders and ornaments.

The cost is $5 for ages 3 to 6 and $8 for ages 7 years to adult for members, and $7 and $10, respectively, for nonmembers.

Registration is required. Information: 848-2517.

Planetarium to have shows for children

The Bear Branch Nature Center is offering planetarium shows for children ages 5 to 12 years at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m Dec. 18 at 300 John Owings Road, Westminster.

Take a journey under the stars, learn about the stars and legends of the constellations.

Parents must accompany children under 10. The program is free but registration is required.

& Information: 848-2517.

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