Briefs
Four BCPL bookmobiles now available to service residents
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:37
    The Baltimore County Public Library now has a fleet of four bookmobiles, following the recent acquisition of three new 25-foot vehicles.
    Known as Library on the Go for seniors and Read Rover for youngsters, BCPL bookmobiles serve approximately 60,000 county residents and circulate 111,000 items annually. Each vehicle offers patrons nearly 2,000 items, including new nonfiction and fiction books, magazines, DVDs and CDs, along with reservation access to all items in the BCPL collection.
    Bookmobiles visit 180 daycare centers and 50 senior living centers on a monthly basis. Read Rovers offer story times to prepare preschool children for formal education. Themed fliers containing booklists, reading tips, rhyming and finger plays and crafts are also available to daycare providers during each visit.
    In addition to the bookmobile fleet, BCPL has 19 branches offering a full range of library services.
 
Odd Fellows to dedicate Maryland lodge on April 26
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:16
    The public is invited to the dedication of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Grand Lodge of Maryland headquarters at 7721 Old Battle Grove Road on Saturday, April 26, at 3 p.m.
    The ceremony follows the laying of a wreath in honor of IOOF founder
Thomas Wildey at his Greenmount Cemetery gravesite. A car caravan leaves the lodge at 9 a.m. for the Greenmount event.
    For more information, call the lodge at 410-477-1101.
 
Ravens players pay visit to Berkshire Elementary
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:15

Joel Gamble, a behavior intervention specialist at Berkshire Elementary School and a former professional football player with the Arena Football League and the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns, surprised his students on April 2 with a visit from two members of the Baltimore Ravens: Bryan Hall and Brandon Copeland (now with the Titans). The two players talked with the students in all classes about the importance of education in order to be successful and encouraged students to exhibit good behavior in school. Hall and Copeland accepted questions from the students such as “Is football hard?” and “Where is your Super Bowl ring?” Each teacher received an autographed action photo of each player to display in their respective classrooms. The players also told the students it was important to listen to their teachers and it translated to listening to their coaches on the field. Gamble, who coaches the wide receivers for the Patapsco High football team, has a foundation — The Joel Gamble Foundation — which is dedicated to educating and preparing aspiring student-athletes in the greater Baltimore area in order to help them successfully compete athletically and academically on the collegiate level.

 
Ulrich takes Oak Crest billiards championship
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:14

Frank Ulrich, formerly of Dundalk, won the 2014 Men’s Billiards Tournament Championship at Oak Crest Retirement Community on March 28 after defeating Norman Davis, the champion for the past 18 years. He is 80 and this was his first year in the tournament. Currently a resident of Oak Crest Retirement Community with his wife Betsy, Ulrich was born and raised in Dundalk, lived in Dundalk Farms for 50 years and retired from Bethlehem Steel. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University. 

 
Team Happy Feet benefits planned for April 26 and May 4
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:06
    The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Team Happy Feet is sponsoring two fundraisers for this year’s event for cancer survivors.
    On Saturday, April 26, from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., a  benefit will be held at Donna’s Restaurant and Tavern, 6607 Pine Ave. Activities include a silent sports-item auction, a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffles and drink specials. A percentage of sales will be donated and all of the proceeds from the raffles and auctions will benefit Relay For Life.
    A craft show and flower sale with over 25 vendors takes place Sunday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Point-Edgemere Volunter Fire Company, 7500 North Point Road. All crafts will be handmade. Proceeds benefit Team Happy Feet.
    For more information, call Christina at 410-207-4649.
 
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