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Neighborhoods: Taylor Run

AN AMBASSADOR VISITS

John Lowell, Maltese ambassador to the USA, visited the Torpedo Factoryto see Marian Van Landingham's show of paintings of his country. Malta, an island 60 miles south of Sicily, is the smallest country in the European Union. Marian was much struck with its beautiful scenery when she visited it on an Elderhostel tour this past summer. Malta has been ruled by Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, the Knights of Malta, France, and Britain, but it is now a parliamentary democracy. Ambassador Lowell was so pleased with Marian's work that he bought a sketch.

NEW BLOOD NEEDED

Taylor Run Civic Association needs new members for the executive board. Those who would like to serve- particularly those who perceive a need that must be addressed- should call Secretary Marilee Cunningham, 838-6255, and be sure to attend the annual meeting next month.

A MUSICAL TREAT

Our neighborhood will be honored this weekend by a visit from the American Center for Puccini Studies.

LE VILLI, Puccini's first opera, will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday March 4 at First Christian Church of Alexandria. It is about an hour in length, and is filled with beautiful and haunting melodies.

The story, a classic fairy tale, will be recognized by ballet lovers

as Giselle- in the ballet the vengeful spirits of jilted girls who died of heartbreak are called the wilis.

Anna Krekow will sing the role of Anna, Harry Dunstan Roberto, and Bryan Jackson Guglielmo Tickets are $15; they may be obtained at the church office now or at the door on the day of performance.

<1b>—Lois Kelso Hunt