Boy's franchise baseball leagues, and girls' franchise softball leagues, are now being organized by the sports office of the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George's County. The franchise fee is $90 per team. League play will begin in May.
The baseball leagues are for boys, 9 to 17 years old, with leagues in the following age group: 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under and 17 and under.
The softball leagues are for girls, 10 to 18 years old, with leagues in the following age groups: 11 and under, 13 and under, 15 and under and 18 and under.
A women's amateur softball association fast-pitch softball legue is also being organized. League play is scheduled to begin May 1.
For more information, call John Love weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 277-2200, ext. 322.
Just when we figured it had lost its way and would never get here spring arrived last week, inspiring fisheries officials at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to announce this year's schedule of license and stamp fees for angling in non-tidal waters:
State residents - $4.50; resident license for those 65 and older - $1; non-residents - $10.50; non-residents sevenday tourist license - $4.50; special license for residents of Virginia and the District for Potomac River - $4.50; fee fishing lakes - $25; fish breeders license - $5; trout stamp - $3.50; and trout stamp for residents 65 and older - $1.
Maryland residents on military leave can use official leave papers as a license. Hospitalized veterans can secure a fishing permit from the American Red Cross. No license is required for people under 16, and no license is required in tidal waters.
Volunteers are needed to staff Contact, a new telephone information, referral and counseling service to be operated by Centers for the Handicapped in Rockville. People who can give a minimum of four hours per week to handle phone calls from mentally and physically handicapped people seeking help are needed.
Training will be provided by Centers for the Handicapped, a United Way Agency which offers daily programs for children and adults.For information, or to volunteer, call Ellen Vecchio at 340-7710.
The Bowie YMCA is sponsoring a youth employment program for people between the ages of 16 and 19 who are unemployed and out of school. The program, called the Bowie Conservation and Improvement Project, will focus on the improvement, repair and construction of natural public park lands in the City of Bowie and Watkins Regional Park in Largo.
Eight full-time participants are needed as outdoor specialists. They will receive an hourly wage of $3.25, traning and experience in various skills and other educational and career opportunities, according to the YMCA. Some of the projects include landscaping athletic areas, improving the Whitemarsh Branch and building trails. For more information, call the Bowie YMCA at 262-9622.