'Gypsy' takes the stage at Wilde Lake

"Gypsy," the rollicking play about the life of famed stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, was a smash hit on Broadway. So, it is understandable why it is still a favorite of drama troupes and dinner theaters nationwide.

Under the direction of Tracy Adler, the ever durable, irascibly funny "Gypsy" is this year's spring production of the Wilde Lake High School Drama Department.


The cast includes Rachel Abrams as Mama Rose; Toby Morrison as Herbie; Amy Seth as Baby June; and Elise Oesterreicher as Louise (Gypsy).

And, rumor has it there will be a guest appearance by Principal Bonnie Daniels, who will portray a stripper!


"Gypsy" will be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

For additional information, call Tracey Adler or Mandy Hall at 313-6965.


Ford Motor Credit Co. recently held an essay and poster contest with the theme "Credit Drives America." The contest was open to all 11th- and 12th-grade students from the seven county high schools.

The essay semifinalist was Tiffany Brooke of Atholton High School, and the poster semifinalist was Tim Baran of the Howard County School of Technology.

The essay Best of Contest winner was Meghan Duffy of Atholton High School.

As a Grand Prize winner, Meghan received a $2,000 college scholarship and a $500 gift certificate for a shopping spree at the Columbia Mall.



For men over 50, there is growing concern over the risk of colon cancer.

Help is available at tonight's Howard County General Hospital Spotlight on Health lecture, "Screening for Colon Cancer: Dispelling the Fears -- Dispelling the Myths."

The free program will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the hospital's Health Education Center.

Dr. Richard I. Andorsky, a member of the HCGH staff and a board-certified gastroenterologist, will speak.

Call 740-7600 for more information.



The Annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon sponsored by the Volunteer Auxiliary of Howard County General Hospital will be held at Turf Valley Country Club on March 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This year's emcee will be WMAR-TV news anchorwoman Mary Beth Marsden.

Tickets are $25 per person, and proceeds from the event will benefit oncology services at the hospital.

For additional information, or ticket reservations, call the HCGH Volunteer Services Office at 740-7980.