Today is the deadline for reservations to the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce workshop on West County development.
The workshop will run from 7:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Express, 7481 New Ridge Road in Hanover.
The topics will include the region's economic outlook, commercial and residential development, the status of road projects and the county's one- to five-year projections.
The speakers will include Michael Lofton, head of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp., Steven Cover, director of the county Office of Planning and Code Enforcement (PACE) and Harvey Gold, PACE transportation planner.
Demographics and other handouts will be available to help participant make marketing decisions for their businesses. The cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers; cost includes continental breakfast.
Call (410) 672-3422 for reservations.
VFW Post 5172 to meet
County Councilman Bert L. Rice will be the speaker at the Meade Memorial VFW Post 5172 meeting at 8 p.m. tonight.
Mr. Rice, a District 4 Republican, is known for his work with the Greater Odenton Improvement Association. He is a recipient of the Patrick Henry Award for Patriotic Achievement from the Military Order of the World Wars, and was presented the Great American Family Award for Community Service by Nancy Reagan.
Post Commander Alexander M. Buinickas has invited all veterans and military personnel in the Odenton area to hear Mr. Rice's speech and participate in the question-and-answer period.
Veterans who would like to join should bring a copy of their DD Form 214 to any post meeting. VFW Post 5172 meets the Fourth Tuesday of every month at the Kiwanis Building, 1363 Becknel Road.
Lab dedicated to volunteer
Late last month, Arundel Middle School dedicated its new media lab to volunteer Dick Wille, who donated hundreds of hours and expertise from September 1992 until his death in November 1994.
In addition to his work with computers, he helped out on Tuesdays, checking books in and out or processing new materials. In his spare time, he reorganized shelves and conducted end-of-year inventories.
His wife, Joan, still volunteers in the media center on Tuesdays.
Those who attended the dedication ceremony were entertained by a violin quartet of students Valerie Adams, Emily Euhn, Mary Michaels and Patty Tallman.
The Rev. Mark Barnes from Severn Baptist Church welcomed the audience and shared his experiences with Mr. Wille. Others participating in the program were former Principal Clifton Prince and media specialist April Mitas.
Two plates engraved with the words Dick Wille Computer Lab were placed over the doors to the facility.
Scouts survive winter camp
The scouts of Troop 721 survived a winter camp outing at Broad Creek Memorial Camps in Whiteford, Scoutmaster Michael J. Buinickas reported.
The boys sharpened their skills in map and compass use, rope work and lashings. They also completed a 5-mile hike.
Completing their assignments were: Aaron B. Adams, Matthew Hagensick, Justin B. Howard, Brad Hurst, Senior Patrol Leader Darrell L. Jett, Daniel A. Phillips and Matthew P. Seaton.
The adults supervisors were Jason Herzog, John W. Howard Sr., John W. Howard Jr., Darrell L. Jett Sr. and Dean C. Phillips Jr.
Three Webelos Scouts from Fort Meade Pack 377 attended: John Abrev, Jesse Adams and Andre Harford. Adults accompanying the Webelos were Tom Adams and Darrell Bailey.
Troop 721 is sponsored by the Odenton Kiwanis Club. It meets at 6:30 p.m., Thursdays at the club's building on 1363 Becknel Ave.
Information: (301) 621-9107.