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Long Reach meeting to deal with traffic control


Long Reach Village residents, especially parents of school children, are invited to attend PTA-sponsored meeting at 7:30 p.m. June 27 at Jeffers Hill School to discuss proposed "traffic calming" measures.

Speeding cars have posed a serious safety hazard for the many children who walk to Jeffers Hill Elementary School.

Howard County's chief traffic engineer, Ed Walter, and project manager George Frangos will explain the benefit of installing speed bumps on Tamar Drive, Majors Lane, Footed Ridge and Old Montgomery Roads.

Information: 997-2665.


Students, families and friends attending Oakland Mills' Thunder Hill, Clarksville and Atholton elementary schools' combined spring concert at Atholton High School this month had the added attraction of "cameo" guests.

"Mozart" directed the group during the first half of the program. After intermission, the "Energizer Bunny" opened the show, only to be replaced by music director Gary Dailey in full tuxedo regalia.

The talents of the young musicians, plus a bit of whimsy, made the event an enjoyable evening.


The Oakland Mills Village Board wants residents to join the village's Traffic Action Committee.

Working with the Howard County Department of Public Works, the committee will discuss safety measures and correct deficiencies when feasible.

Call (410) 730-4610 for information.


Village of Kings Contrivance residents have an extra service available.

Amherst House has compiled a list of baby-sitters and a student who would like to be hired for summer jobs.

Teens dominate the list of workers who will mow grass, rake leaves or help with those "odd jobs" that seem to multiply in the summer.

Baby-sitters range in age from 12 to adult.

Call (410) 381-9600 if you are interested in being an employer or employee.


This is the last Friday of the Kings Contrivance Courtyard Concert series.

The Reasons perform from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for shoppers and business employees' lunchtime.


Residents of Watercress Place, Free Lark Place and Atrium Court in Long Reach Village held a block party this month to promote the return of a sense of neighborhood.

Free food, beverages, games and fun were shared by newcomers and Columbia "pioneers."

"Columbia has grown; many families are two-income and have busy schedules," said Village Board member John Snyder, chairman of the Community Outreach Committee. "Knowing your neighbor gives a sense of community and adds a safety factor, too."

Long Reach merchants who donated prizes for a free raffle were: George of New York Salon, Grandfather's Nursery, Palace Pizzeria, Safeway Food Store, Strapazza Italian Restaurant and Wings To Go.

Block parties would be useful tools in many neighborhoods this summer to promote "neighbors and friends" community spirit.


Students who will be returning to Stevens Forest Elementary School in the fall are eligible for free music lessons during the summer.

Because of construction at the school, classes will be held at Stevens Forest Neighborhood Center in the adjacent parking lot for the Stevens Forest swimming pool.

Call 381-8255 to schedule a music session.


During vacation months, the Oakland Mills Elementary School office will be at Oakland Mills Middle School, 313-6937.


Columbia now has an Ice Cream Cafe in the Palace 9 Shopping Plaza.

It arrive just in time for summer treats.


Remember to save time this Saturday for the Owen Brown

Village-Wide Yard Sale.

Red ribbons will designate the streets of participating residents


Stevens Forest Elementary School's PTA has elected officers for the 1995-1996 academic year.

Steve Granek is president; Pam Foreman, vice president; Vicki Ballard, treasurer; and Nick Starace will represent the group as Howard County representative.


Oakland Mills Village families should circle July 12 on their calendars to be sure they attend the 6 p.m. Oakland Mills Picnic and Pool Party at Talbott Springs pool on Basket Ring Road.

Reservations are required.

Call (410) 730-4610 or (301) 596-5237.


Seventeen Stevens Forest Elementary School students received 1995 Presidential Academic Fitness Awards during the end-of-year assembly.

The students are: Annye Avant-Pybas, Romana Baig, Richard Blankman, Amy Brackett, Brian Daughtry, Titi Golden, Ian Jones-Quartey, Christina McDonough, Becky Mooney, Sarah Rosenberg, Joel Selby, David Slater, Derrick Strand, Vannette Tolbert, Sean Wilson, Timothy Wu and Kristen Zwobot.

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