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Alarmers association to hold oyster, bull roast Sunday


The Anne Arundel Alarmers Association performs a valuable service to the community by helping fire units and police departments in the county. Now you can show your appreciation and enjoy an afternoon of good food, music and dancing.

The association is sponsoring an oyster and bull roast fund-raiser from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Earleigh Heights Fire Hall, southeast corner of Ritchie Highway and Earleigh Heights Road.

The meal, which will be served from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., will include oysters and beef prepared in various ways as well as an extensive buffet. Soda, wine and beer also will be available. Final Touch will provide the music. The dance floor will be open until 6 p.m.

Tickets purchased by this evening will cost $22. Tickets bought after today or at the door will cost $25.

For tickets and information, call Kroeger Electric Co. at 766-1416 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Ruth Altavater at 761-4679 in the evenings.


Arias, duets and quartets from well-known operas will be presented by the Operatic Quartette at the 8 p.m. concert Saturday at North County High School. The concert is part of the series sponsored by the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum (PAAL).

All five members of the vocal group have been soloists with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Judy Tormey, coloratura soprano, sang daily on the Brent Gunts Show on WBAL television. Her favorite opera appearance was as Laetetia in "The Old Maid and the Thief" in a performance directed by the composer, Gian Carlo Menotti.

Ruth Vecchione, soprano, attended the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore where she won the Opera Award for outstanding voice. She has performed with the Boston Symphony under the baton of Leonard Bernstein, and the Boston Opera Group with Beverly Sills, Sarah Caldwell directing.

Gary Leard, tenor, has been a soloist with the Baltimore Opera Company and the Annapolis Opera Company. He has won the Maryland Federation of Music Clubs Award in Voice and is a member of the Wandering Opera Players.

Casper Vecchione, baritone, was a finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air. He sang on Broadway in "My Darling Aida" and has performed 16 leading operatic roles. He has performed with the Baltimore and Amato opera companies and with the Peabody Art Theatre.

Reynaldo Reyes, pianist, received a scholarship from the French government to attend the National Superior Conservatory in Paris when he was 17. He has since won numerous honors, including an international competition in Brazil. He has performed around the world.

Saturday's program will include selections from "La Boheme," "Phantom of the Opera," "The Student Prince," "Rigoletto" and "Il Trovatore."

Concert goers are invited to view a quilting exhibit on display in the cafeteria during intermission. The display is through the courtesy of Linthicum resident Judith Need.

As always, parking at PAAL concerts is free and in a well-lighted area. The school is accessible to the handicapped and has an infrared listening system for the hearing impaired.

For ticket information, call Jerry Van Airsdale at 636-2579 or Eloise Vaughan at 859-8047.


Linthicum Elementary School has announced the winners of its Science Fair. Five projects were grand prize winners and will go on to represent the school at the County Science Fair this year at Hilltop Elementary School, April 27 and 28.

For Linthicum's fair, students could enter individual projects or as part of a team.

Individual grand prize winners were: Kristen Grimm, fifth-to-sixth-grade category, for "Chips! How Greasy," and Kara D'Antonio, third-to-fourth-grade category, for "To Bleach or Not to Bleach."

Team project grand prize Winners were: Jenny Anarino and Megan Collins, fifth-to-sixth grade, for "Colored Fish Tanks Are Clean Fish Tanks." Megan Campbell and Caitlin Harrington, who did "Watering Our Plants" and Kelly Martini and Alexis Schaefer, who did "Is It 2-D or 3-D," tied in the third-to-fourth-grade category.

Individual winners in the third-grade category are: Andrew Mannion, first place; Erik Rueppel, second place, and Melanie Marcus, third place. Andy Brady, Steven Collins, Nareneh Manokian and Keith Watkins received honorable mentions.

The fourth-grade individual winners are: Luke Pasqualucci, first place; Raymond Dermota, second place; Tim Snitcher, third place. Tyler Cassidy, Katie Charney, Christina Hart, Ryan Hewes, Hope Monskie, Sean Smith, and Jennifer Tabor received honorable mentions. Bobby Proctor and Cori Proctor were the team winners.

Fifth-grade individual winners are: Kurt Hargett, first place; Michael Kazlawski, second place; Krisi Martini, third place. Marc Bell, Melissa Crane and Chris Figuero received honorable mentions. Team winners were: Matt Gneiting and Harry Isaksson, first place; Stacy Campbell, Sam McCordic, Brooke Nowell and Jen Watts, second place; Amy Brocious and Lindsey Thompson tied with Danny Anacker and Greg Engel for third place. Lauren Bittner and Ashley Howard received honorable mentions.

Sixth-grade individual winners are: Keith Wegner, first place; James Trevillian, second place; Kevin Watkins, third place. Kurt Gray and Tim Rauser received honorable mentions. Team winners were: Jackie Towner and Valerie Towner, first place; Katie Jeffcoat and Page Macey, second place; Nikki Brzuchalski, Cindy Carlos and Angela Day, third place. Justin Brown, Jamie Engles, Ann Lentz and Mikeala Moury received honorable mentions.


Linthicum Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church on Maple Road. There will be blood pressure screening at noon. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. Members can bring their own lunch. The chapter will serve coffee, tea and cake.

Sheila Light from the Severna Park YMCA will speak on today's active older adult. She will discuss nutrition, benefits of exercise and how to start an exercise program.

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