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Vol. 8, No. 39
Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2000
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Thanks for Food For Thought

Dear Bay Weekly:

As I read Sharon Brewer's article on loggerhead sea turtles ["Prehistoric Journey Home," Vol. VIII No. 38: Sept. 21-27], I, myself, was transported to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Once I started reading I couldn't stop. It was an enjoyable way to consider the plight of these gentle prehistoric creatures.

I was particularly struck to discover that out of 10,000 eggs laid by a female in her lifetime, on average only one hatchling survives to adulthood. It gave me food for thought as I consider the part I can play in preserving these and other threatened species.

Thanks for the reminder. It's nice to slow down and take a closer look.

-Kim McCaig, Fairhaven

Holland Point: The Mouse Roars

Dear Bay Weekly:

In response to Officer Don Clime, the Southern District Police and Community Together - PACT - officer who introduced himself in this column [Letters to the Editor: Aug. 31-Sept. 6]: One of the first things he can do to serve our communities is to understand and spread the word that southern Anne Arundel County does not end at Rose Haven. Residents of Holland Point inhabit the last one to two miles of the county along the Chesapeake Bay after Rose Haven and before reaching the Calvert County line.

Time and time again we run up against this, whether it's talking to the county or state about zoning, arranging for building inspections, getting the ditches cleaned out alongside the state road so water drains, a visible police presence, response time for emergency and/or medical equipment, grass mowed along road shoulders and on and on.

We, more frequently than not, are greeted with the response, "Where is Holland Point?" With an assessable property tax base of $11 million, the county and state and all its offices, personnel and administrators should know where we are and should be making a concerted effort to provide us with better service.

The mouse has roared.

-Melinda Zimmerman, Holland Point

Frolic in Fall

For a Good Cause

Dear Bay Weekly:

After years of planning and preparation, the new Anne Arundel Center complex, at Rt. 50 and Jennifer Rd, is slated to open in 2001.

As part of the capital campaign to help complete the new hospital, the Garden Society of the Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation is hosting The Fall Frolic on Saturday, October 7, from 7pm to midnight on the waterfront at Pleasant Plains Farm.

Proceeds will be used to fund plantings, walkways and seating in the garden that will provide patients and families a place to visit and relax. In addition to cocktails and live music, there will be a silent auction. Also, an hour-long guided tour of the Designer Show House will start promptly at 7pm.

Please help us get the word out on this wonderful event.

-Brooke Thomas Iley, Arnold

Editor's note: Find ticket information in "Good Bay Times."

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