Roadwork to close MD 170 BWI ramp

The Baltimore Sun

Temporary roadwork near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will affect travelers starting tomorrow.

The inbound ramp from MD 170/Aviation Boulevard to eastbound I-195 will be closed tomorrow through Thursday for resurfacing, according to the Maryland Aviation Administration.

Travelers wishing to access the BWI terminal and the airport's hourly parking garage from MD 170 should follow the detour signs to Elm Road, just north of the I-195 interchange.

Signs and other markers will be posted in the construction zone to warn travelers of the detour.

Center to explain Medicare options

Anne Arundel County has opened a Medicare Part D Assistance Center to help residents learn about their prescription options, County Executive John R. Leopold announced Friday.

The department's Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselors will provide free, confidential and personalized assistance to seniors, disabled people and their families as they sort through the Medicare prescription options available for 2008.

The center, in the Department of Aging and Disabilities building at 2666 Riva Road, Annapolis, is open Monday through Friday with appointments beginning at 9 a.m. and the last appointment at 3 p.m.

Appointments can be made by calling 410-222-4464, extension 3080. Van transportation is available for clients who do not drive by calling 410-222-4826. Limited appointments are also available at each senior center.

The center will remain open through Dec. 31, the deadline for submitting applications for Medicare Part D.

Several are honored for work on heritage

A nonprofit organization that promotes the county's heritage has honored several individuals, organizations, partnerships, and products that have sought to support its goals.

Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County handed out the following awards at a ceremony Wednesday at Historic London Town & Gardens in Edgewater:

Heritage Product Awards: Capital City Colonials for its Annapolis Food & History Tour, and the Highland Beach Historical Commission for a new photo exhibit, Scurlock-Beach Connections.

The Heritage Initiative Award: The Annapolis Maritime Museum and the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society for offering public tours of Thomas Point Shoal Light.

Heritage Partnership Awards: The Shady Side Rural Heritage Society and Shady Side Elementary School for "Shady Side's Got History!" a yearlong collaborative program and exhibit on community history at the Capt. Salem Avery House Museum; and the Annapolis Maritime Museum for coordinating the Capt. John Smith 400 festival in Annapolis in July.

Heritage Professional Awards: Donna Hole, who recently retired as Annapolis' first chief of historic preservation, and Carol Treiber, who recently stepped down as executive director of the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.

Legacy Award: The Chesapeake 20 Association for preserving and educating the public about the historic Chesapeake 20 sailboat, designed in the 1930s by Galesville's Capt. Dick Hartge.

Four Rivers' most prestigious honor, the Heritage Award, for significant and long-lasting contributions to local history and heritage, went to Galesville's Jack Smith and Roberta Cassard.

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