St. John the Evangelist church greets new associate pastor


St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church parishioners welcomed the Rev. Michael Murphy as associate pastor at services on July 2.

Father Murphy comes to Columbia from St. Patrick's parish in Cumberland, where he has served since his ordination in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Father Patrick Carrion, assistant pastor, will be assigned as pastor of another parish this fall.


Commuters who use the park-and-ride lot at Broken Land Parkway and Route 32 will be happy to know that the construction taking place will result in an additional 325 parking spaces. There will be new traffic signals, a pedestrian tunnel under Broken Land and a left-turn lane from southbound Broken Land into the parking lots.

Lane closures will occur during off-peak traffic times, and some construction will take place at night.


Oakland Mills residents' "Picnic and Pool Party" will be held from p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Talbot Springs pool, Basket Ring Road.

The fun, food and festivities cost $2.50 per person, with a maximum of $12 per family. Call today, 730-4610 or 596-5237.

All Owen Brown residents are invited attend the Owen Brown Annual Family Pool Party" at Dasher Green Pool, Cradlerock Way, from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8.

Pool regulations limit the number of people permitted to attend. Tickets, $1 per person or $5 per family, include pizza and soda and can be purchased at the Owen Brown Community Center, 6800 Cradlerock Way.

& Information: 381-0202.


St. John the Evangelist parish has announced the winners of the recent election for the parish board of directors. Twelve parishioners were nominated. The new members include East Columbian Robert Pelletier who is active on the church's liturgy committee, RENEW facilitator, religious teacher and Knights of Columbus. Also elected were West Columbians Robert Butler, who has been involved in music ministry for 17 years including the church choir, and Joseph Mason, whose interests have been health care ministry and interfaith meditation.


The public is invited to see East Columbia's junior Thespians in the Slayton House Theater's Conservatory cast of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Wilde Lake Village.

Nora Bachman, Jessica Binder, Seth Blinder, Sarah Dauber, David Heine, Angela Lantry, Andrew Lee, Breeyn Mack, Patti McLaughlin, Sarah Murray, Brianna O'Brien, Nick Olenski, Jennifer Quinn, Elizabeth Schmehling and Larisa Stahl can be seen in two performances at 5 p.m. July 20-21.

Pam Mizell Land is director of the 33-member cast. Ross Scott Rawlings is musical director. Michele Land and Billy Burke choreographed the production.

Tickets, $5, are available at Slayton House in advance or before a performance. Information: 730-3987.


East Columbia library's entrance hall has the works of Sister Anne C. Potthast and Ruth Guyton Smith in its current exhibit.

Sister Potthast's landscapes and florals are in oil pastel, watercolor and mixed media. Sister Potthast is a sister of Notre Dame at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Ellicott City. She has also taught at Trinity School, Ellicott City.

She discovered her interest and talent for brush-art in past few years and now takes classes at Florence Bain Senior Center. Her father and brothers are woodcarvers, and one brother is a photographer.

Ms. Smith's works are family portraits and landscapes. Her interest in art was put aside during the time her family was growing, and in 1988 she returned to art. She has been a member of the Howard County Portrait Society and has exhibited locally.

Two display cases near the lobby are geared for the library junior set featuring an array of summer foods and fun items including a reminder of sun-protection applications.


East Columbia's swimming pools feature adult and teen swims well as daily swim schedules.

Information regarding swim pool hours and regulations: Dasher Green, 381-1461; Dickinson, 381-3080; Hopewell, 381-1460; .

Huntington, (301) 490-3310; Jeffers Hill, 730-1220; Locust Park, 730-5621; Macgill's Common, 730-5995; Phelps Luck,730-5765; Stevens Forest, 730-5452; Talbot Springs, 730-5421; and Thunder Hill, 730-5563.

F: Pool managers and lifeguards are on duty at all times.


Oakland Mills High School will have the pleasure of sharing the visual arts talents of Liani Foster this school year. Ms. Foster, who now works in Washington, D.C., is one of six artists-in-residence selected by the Howard County Arts Council spend three months at county and community sites.

This is the first residency program that will include a school and community site. It is paid for by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Here's the season's record for the Columbia Youth Baseball Association's Orioles baseball team, which was sponsored by All About Sports.

The East Columbia players on the 11- to 12-year-old American League team were Travis Bradbury, David Foley, Robert Roche, Nick Thomas and Evan Workman.

Other team members are Alec Best, Danite Chinni Jr., Timothy George, Brian Gresehover, Danny Mongello, Joshua Shipp, Andrew Spaulding and Jeffrey Spaulding.

The team won 14 and lost 4 during regular season play, earning it first place in its league during regular play.

The team placed second in the championship tournament.

The coaches are Dave Hicks and Dick George.

This Friday at 11 a.m. is the first of four "Alice in Wonderland" story times read by radio personality June Marlyn at Oakland Mills Reading Center in the Other Barn.

Tomorrow at 10 a.m. is "Cheshire Cat Day."

The "Mad Tea Party" and "Queen's Croquet" will be featured at 10 a.m. July 26 and Aug. 2 and 9.

& Information: 730-4610.


Melinda Breeden, Elena Heikimian and Kori Johnson shared first place honors for their poster entries in the "1995 Fair Housing Poster Contest."

The Howard County Human Rights Commission presented $50 U.S. Savings Bonds to the winners and awarded honorable mention to Heather Cleveland.

E9 All are students of Stevens Forest Elementary School.

It may be that more East Columbia doors and windows are open during warm weather and so residents are more aware of planes overhead. Or it may be that the planes' flight plans change with the weather. If you and your home seem to be subject to more flight noise and you would appreciate an answer, call the BWI noise hot line, 859-7021.

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