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Bollman Bridge fifth-grader invited to join Peabody chorus


THERE'S MUSICAL talent at Bollman Bridge Elementary. Adam Gross, a fifth-grade student, has been invited to join the Peabody Conservatory Children's Chorus.

Fellow trolls -- that's the Bollman Bridge mascot -- Greg Giroux, Amy McHale and Katie Ryan have been invited to join the Howard County Children's Chorus.

Congratulations to the singers. We all look forward to hearing you in concert.

'Coffee and Conversation'

The Board of Education holds its second "Coffee and Conversation" meeting at Atholton High on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.

Come meet the powers that be in your child's life in an informal setting.

Fire Prevention Week

In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the Scaggsville Fire Station will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The fire station is at 11226 Scaggsville Road in Scaggsville.

?3 Call (410) 313-3791 for details and directions.

Summer readers

Forest Ridge Elementary notes the outstanding efforts of the students who read books all throughout the summer and completed the Howard County library's summer reading game "Good Book Cafe": Emily Dwyer, Renee Duffin, Matthew Donohue, Christy Donnelly, Lisa DiCamillo, Emily Dean, Andrew Dean, Michael Cyrana, Kelly Connor, Heather Connor, Jonathan Chandler, Geoffrey Chandler, Alexis Carroll, Stephanie Burgess, Michelle Burgess, Stephen Bodden, Michael Benz, Jessica Benz, Daniel Baer and Jehiel Baer.

1% Congratulations to these readers.

Student ambassadors

Hammond students Jennifer Campbell, Jan Cunningham, Courtney Daniels, Robin Palmatier, Alison Pflugrad, Jenni Emelio and Erin Murray had an interesting summer.

They were among the 34 Howard County students who participated in the Columbia Association's Sister City Program. They spent part of the summer in Cergy Pontoise, France, and part in Tres Cantos, Spain.

The well-traveled students then played host to their French counterparts in Howard County.

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