East Columbia's Rangers CYBA baseball team, (11-12 division) had a great season and a good 6-2 record.
Coach Steve Schallow, assistant coach Mike Siegert, base coaches Bruce Rickard and Ken Goodman and official scorekeeper Mary Ann Siegert, helped the boys improve their game and agility on the field.
Players were: Ryan Schallow, Josh Siegert, Brad Rickard, Alex Goodman, Chris Goodman, Nick Thomas, P.J. Booker, Danny Roth, David Jaques, Craig Jaques, Tim Horan, Andrew Horan, Frank Chuppetta and Brett Rajala.
Most of the boys have played baseball since tee-ball and several have played on the same league team for the last two years proving that the bond of sportsmanship and friendship pay off on the playing field.
Camp Esprit summer camp for girls entering the fifth and sixth grades in September, begins next Monday, at 9 a.m. at the Teen Center, the Barn, Oakland Mills Village Center.
The two-week camp is designed to help the girls build a confident self-image.
There will be fitness training, swimming, aerobics, advice on nutritional cooking, as well as T-shirt and original jewelry design workshops.
Camp finale is a program written and presented by the girls. Information and registration: 715-3165.
School's out, summer has arrived and Columbia neighborhood pools are open!
East Columbia pools, phone numbers and the day of the week when they are closed are:
Dasher Green, 381-1461, (Tuesday); Dickinson, 381-3080, (Thursday); Hopewell, 381-1460, (Wednesday); Huntington, 490-3310, (Monday); Jeffers Hill, 730-1220, (Thursday); Macgill's Common, 730-5995, (Tuesday); Phelps Luck, 730-5765, (Wednesday); Stevens Forest, 730-5452, (Monday); Talbot Springs, 730-5421, (Wednesday); and Thunder Hill, 730-5563, (Tuesday).
Columbia Package Plan memberships include pool; guest passes cost $7, adults and $4.75, children.
Further information on pools and swimming teams: 715-3058 or 312-6336.
East Columbia Villages Kings Contrivance, Long Reach, Oakland Mills and Owen Brown are the sponsors of the free summer concerts at Lake Elkhorn's spillway bowl area (Broken Land Parkway) during June and July.
Bring your picnic suppers, folding chairs and picnic blankets, and enjoy: Hammmond Jazz Band, Monday; country music's Channel One, July 5; Barry Woods childrens' program July 13; The Giving Tree's rock & roll, July 21 and Eye Monarch, July 29.
All begin at 7 p.m. Information: 381-9600.
Columbia Associations' "Kidsports Lunch-N-Play" begins noon, June 28, at the Huntington Pool, 7625 Murray Hill Road, Kings Contrivance Village.
Children should bring a bag lunch. Storytime and sports activities ($3 per child) are open to children of pool members. Information: 490-3310.
Maryland Maturity Magazine needs your help in honoring Mature Volunteers.
Send your information about a man or woman who you know gives time and effort freely to a local organization, school or charity and photograph (if possible) to the editor, Maryland Maturity magazine, P.O. Box 398, Timonium, Md. 21094-0398.
If you are planning a fall meeting, seminar or celebration, keep in mind The Meeting House, Oakland Mills Village Shopping Center which rents rooms.
They can accommodate 10 to 100 people in rooms that vary from 1,500 to 4,500 square feet at costs from $5 to $110 per hour. A large kitchen is available, plus, free parking. Information and reservations: 410-730-4090 or 301-596-6458.
Jeffers Hill Elementary School's Citizens of the Week for the last half of May were: Ashley Hartman, Brianna Holmes, Adam
Levine, Adam Morris, Imran Shaukat, Danielle Lazarek, Deanna Watson, Elonna Ekweani, Alvin Bannerjee, Nicholas Artimovich, Erica Maltz, Patrick Fields, Michael Wissinger, Daniel Alexander, David Jacobs, Derek Thompson, Kyle Coleman, Kristin Livingston and Seung Lee.
Keep up the good work next year, too!
Howard County's American Cancer Society's unit needs volunteers for its "Road To Recovery" program.
Cancer patients need transportation to and from medical facilities. Volunteer hours for a morning, afternoon or day will be appreciated.
Mileage compensation is available.
Please call 301-498-5622 or 823-2515.
Alumni of St. Joseph's School are asked to contact the school, 256-8234, to be included in the Nov. 27 reunion.
Girls and boys of Columbia's St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church received their First Eucharist, May 28 and 29.
Louis Bacon came to the table of the Lord on May 28. The recipients on May 29, were: Stacy Benjamin, Andrew Carver, Maria Diaz, Elizabeth Donnelly, Bianca Douyon, Alexander Douyon, Nicole Goldman, Paul Hunt, Michael Knapp, Brennan Love, Meagen Thomas, Matthew Vaughn-Smith and Jacqueline Woanicki.
Patty Pelszynski was their teacher; Father Patrick Carrion their celebrant.
Howard County's United Way VIP (Volunteer Involvement Program) invites teens to be volunteers.
The opportunities include child-care aides, visits to the elderly, office workers, hospital aides, library readings program aides, grounds maintenance workers and recreation aides.
Information: 410-547-8000, ext. 309.