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Severna Park chamber names attorney as president


THE GREATER Severna Park Chamber of Commerce has announced its new officers for 1999.

Incoming President Mike Wilsman is an attorney with the firm of DeBiagio, Gladstone & Wilsman.

A 15-year resident of Severna Park, Wilsman has been a member of the chamber for three years and looks forward to leading what he calls a dynamic, community--oriented organization into the 21st century.

"It's a very exciting time for businesses and in particular small business," said Wilsman.

The new president is a loyal supporter of Green Hornets sports and has coached girls softball for more than 10 years. He also coaches the Severn School mock trial team.

Other new chamber officers include First Vice President Dennis Nolte of Chesapeake Telephone Systems; Second Vice President Dianna Richards of the Severna Park Voice; secretary Nancy Sabold of Chesapeake Academy; treasurer Jay Middleton Jay Middleton Advisory; and chairman of the board Garry Anderson of Garry's Grill, Woodfire and The Main Ingredient and the chamber's departing president.

To get in touch with the chamber, call Executive Director Linda Zahn, 410-647-3900.

Hospice is 2 years old

Family and friends of former residents of the Betty Jane and Creston G. Tate Foundation Chesapeake Hospice House are invited to a holiday open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 17.

Hospice House, which is celebrating the second anniversary of its opening by the Hospice of the Chesapeake in December 1996, is the county's only residential hospice.

The facility serves terminally ill patients who can no longer care for themselves.

Located on Camp Meade Road in Linthicum, the building used to be owned by the Friendship Area Health Association and was donated to Hospice of the Chesapeake when it was looking for a location for the residential hospice.

The single-story building was reconstructed to include a living room, kitchen and six bedrooms, each with a sitting area.

In August, Eagle Scout Nathan Beidle, Troop 113 Crownsville, installed and landscaped a goldfish pond for his Eagle project. Each bedroom has French doors that overlook the pond.

Information: 410-691-0201.

Let there be light

If you missed an earlier opportunity to buy Luminaria kits, the Optimist Club of Severna Park is selling kits that contain a dozen candles, white paper display bags and sand to anchor the containers.

The Optimists will deliver the kits anywhere in the county free through Dec. 23.

Optimist Luminaria kits are $6 each or three for $15.

Call Ray Robertson at 410-987-4135 or John Donohue at 410-647-4411.

Pub Date: 12/10/98

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