THE RECENT WEATHER notwithstanding, spring is approaching, and we're lucky enough to live near a beautiful park and stream system.
The Howard County Department of Parks and Recreation is actively looking for a few good teams to monitor the health of the Middle and Little Patuxent Rivers in Savage Park.
The department has selected three sites in the park for monitoring: near the Bollman Bridge, near the park's back entrance off Vollmerhausen Street, and on the Wincopin trail in the park.
Teams (some with as few as two people) monitor the streams' health once a month from April to November.
Three training sessions of three hours each are scheduled at 3 p.m. March 28 and March 30 and at 8: 30 a.m. April 13.
Call Sue Miller or Dan McNamara at (410) 313-4697 for details and directions to the training sites.
The department provides the necessary equipment; needed are volunteers.
Here is the latest installment in our list of Hammond High students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.75 for the second quarter of the year:
Aaron Lubliner-Walters, Kerry McClellan, Marisha Kaye McLaughlin, Jessica Melotti, Maria Mercurio, Neyda Enid Moulier, Kristin Leigh Mutolo, Hoai An Nguyen, My Nguyen, Jeremy Nieporent, David Packer, Chong Hyok Park, Ashley Lisa Payne, Jennifer Pepin, Sean Kelly Perschy, Anna Catherine Pfeifer, Carrie Ann Phelps, Joshua Polesel, Jessica Elizabeth Reddick, Kathleen Reytar, Kristin Rigby, Elizabeth Robinson, Yvonne Madeleine Roth, Angie Ruud, Julie Alise Schroeder, Brian Jared Schulman, Steven David Seely, Suzanne Serianni, Jamiyl Shabrami, Patricia Marie Sheldon, Maritta Lynn Shipp, Sarah Ann Sipocz, Amanda Rachel Slavkin, Jenna Bernice Sommers, Kimberly Anne Spalding.
Art and music
Of course, grades alone aren't everything. There are also music and art.
Hammond High School students Steve Acott, Tuesday Brown, Suzanne Rusk, Raquel Seda, Andy Stockham and Kelly Werner submitted original tile designs for the new African Giraffe exhibit at the Baltimore Zoo. Some of the tiles will become part of a mural at the zoo.
Hammond's music department also is reaping the kudos: 22 members represented the school in Howard County's Solo and Ensemble Festival last month.
The musical members included Lara Atkinson, Cally Duncan, Angie Fraser, Alex Gerguson, Michael Ferguson, Vasili Frankos, Rebekah Geil, Caroline Gruber, David Heine, Lauren Inouye, Rachael Keyser, Kim Loisel, Kelly Loper, Mary Miller, Carrie Newman, Katie Schaub, Kyra Sliwinski, Jenna Sommers, Marcus Tapscott, Kerry Webner, Cathy Welker and Eddie Welker.
With spring so near, can thoughts of clearing out the garage be far behind? Why not clear your garage, make a profit and help Hammond Elementary by reserving space in the school's annual Spring Garage Sale?
The sale will be May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Spaces cost $10, for the two-space minimum.
Additional spaces cost $5. Register by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope and a check for the number of spaces desired to Hammond Elementary, 8110 Aladdin Drive, Laurel 20723.
Elaine Wiland and the Hammond High junior class sponsor a talent show from 7: 30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight in the auditorium.
Come see singing, dancing and more, presented with enthusiasm for $4 at the door. It's a great way to spend a Friday night without consuming calories or paying for parking.
Last Tuesday's author talk with newly published mystery writer Barbara Lee was terrific. She recounted, in amusing detail, the trials of a first-time author's life, from plotting problems to finding a good agent.
Those unfortunate enough to have missed this talk can hear author Preston Pairo at the Savage Branch March 20, discussing the seven novels he has written. His latest is set in Howard County and Baltimore.
For details, directions and information how to register, call the Savage Library at (410) 880-5980.
If you've noticed that the Savage Library seems a little brighter these days, it's because of the collective efforts of Wauneta Wine, library grandparent, Lynn Starman, children's librarian, and Hobby Works of Laurel.
Wauneta Wine will present a children's program March 21 called "Let's Go Fly A Kite," to be offered March 21 from 3: 30 p.m. to 4: 45 p.m. for children older than 7. Call the library at (410) 880-5978 for details.
Pub Date: 3/08/96