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Panel to meet on plans for dairy farm

An advisory committee plans to begin work tonight on recommendations for using the dairy farm Anne Arundel County is leasing from the Naval Academy.

County Executive John R. Leopold announced yesterday that the panel, made up of residents neighboring the farm and representatives of various civic groups, would hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. at 2664 Riva Road to develop a proposed master plan for the farm.

A formal display garden has already been proposed as a centerpiece of the dairy farm, which the county is leasing for 30 years. But officials hope to offer a variety of recreational activities and events there for the public.

For more information on plans for the dairy farm, contact the county Department of Recreation and Parks at 4109-222-7317.

Primrose Acres park to reopen

The Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department will officially reopen Primrose Acres Neighborhood Park Saturday at 10:00 am. The community is invited to attend a brief ceremony.

With improvements funded by a state grant, the park features a new, disabled-accessible playground structure, rock-climbing wall, double swing set and tilted whirlwind seat. Park benches, picnic tables, fencing, and walkway have also been improved.

Questions may be directed to the parks administrator at 410-263-7993. Primrose Acres Park is located at Garden Gate Lane and Eldermar Drive, off Hilltop Lane in Annapolis.

Comcast volunteers to fix YMCA camp

More than 150 Comcast employees and their families and friends are expected to help fix up the YMCA Camp Letts in Edgewater on Saturday, according to the cable communications company.

Volunteers will clean, paint, landscape and repair facilities at the camp, owned and operated by the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington. The event is part of Comcast's seventh annual nationwide volunteer effort.

Hospital opens Kent Island center

Anne Arundel Medical Center has opened a new outpatient facility on Kent Island.

The facility, at 1630 Main St. in Chester, offers patients on the Eastern Shore a variety of services, including pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, urgent care and pain management, hospital officials said.

The medical center plans to hold an open house celebrating the opening June 14. Guests may tour the facility and meet physicans and staff. There will also be activities and games for children.

For more information, visit www.aahs.org or call 410-481-4000.

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