CHRISTINE PALANDRI, Hospice of Howard County development manager, reports that support for the hospice's annual benefit, "A Taste and Auction of Howard County," has exceeded that of previous years.
She predicts the 20th-year celebration, which will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, will be an outstanding event.
Hospice offices are at 5537 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 433, in east Columbia. The organization is a member of the National Hospice Organization, which includes the Hospice Network of Maryland.
Hospice professionals and volunteers help care for terminally ill individuals at home, as well as in nursing homes and long-term care facilities.
Hospice care attempts to serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Hospice of Howard County provides care for all patients regardless of ability to pay.
L Support for the fund-raiser is needed and will benefit many.
Many east Columbia businesses and individuals are supporting the Sunday celebration at Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center in Ellicott City, with auction donations, services or food.
Items to be auctioned include trips, dinners, art, sports, collectibles, furniture and personal services.
Auction Chairwoman Nancy Kasemeyer noted several east Columbia supporters. Six restaurants have donated gift certificates -- or their services -- for the evening.
Two auction donors are new to east Columbia: Adam's The Place For "Ribs" opened its doors this month in the Long Reach village shopping center.
Owner Joe Lefavor and his staff serve ribs, chicken, steaks and seafood.
The Tavern, 8808 Centre Park Drive, across from the Palace 9 movie theater, opened last spring. John Hannon is manager; the assistant manager is Jeff Pressman. The Tavern has a take-home breakfast and luncheon and dinner menus that include Tavern Wraps and other specialties.
The luncheon platters are named for Columbia villages. Entrees carry names such as "The Merriweather Post," "The Columbia Mall" and "The Kittamaqundi." Desserts include the "Rouse," "Palace 9" and "1967" (Columbia's birth year).
Both eating places offer catering.
Established neighborhood restaurants also are contributing samples of their particular "tastes."
Jennifer Sahli, assistant manager at Morgan's at the Hilton in Oakland Mills village, reports that the chef is planning seafood specialties for the "Taste and Auction."
JoAnn Rosenberg of Piccolo's Restaurant, 7090 Deepage Drive, said contributions to the benefit will be "authentic Italian."
Popular pasta dishes also will be served by Michael's Pub, in the Village of Kings Contrivance, according to pub manager George Strott.
Strapazza, 8775 Centre Park Drive, will serve its specialties.
Dunkin Donuts at Centre Park donated a certificate, as did Richburn Liquors of Long Reach.
Liz Henzey, publicist for Columbia Art Center, donated one of her hand-painted silk scarves.
The Lemon Tree will offer haircuts for the family, and Barnes & Noble Booksellers offers to satisfy your reading appetite.
Ticket information: 410-730-5072.
Teen-agers and their parents will not want to miss Thursday's Parent Teacher Student Association meeting in the school's cafeteria, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road in Oakland Mills village.
The meeting begins at 7: 30 p.m.
Assistant Principal Rosalie Bowen will present "How To Get Your Teens Into College," on Oct. 8 at Long Reach High School. If you plan to attend, call the school office at 410-313-6945. Your call ensures you will have a handout to take home.
Bowen will discuss a four-year plan for college, the college admission timetable, how to prepare a resume and college visits and interviewing. The discussion is tailored to the needs of each school where Bowen makes her presentation.
In another program designed to open doors to the future, guidance department Chairwoman Pauline Phillips is coordinating a student "Career Day" Nov. 12 at Oakland Mills High.
She welcomes parents, business people and community members who would like to speak to students about their careers.
The discussion need not be technical, just an overview of a career.
Call Phillips at 410-313-6950 to offer a few hours of your time.
Pub Date: 9/29/98