Briefs
Open enrollment for Head Start at Fleming and Merritt centers
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:57
  Open enrollment for the 2014-2015 Head Start/Early Head Start programs for children age 5 and younger and pregnant women is available at the Fleming Head Start Center, 641 Main St., and the Merritt Park Head Start Center, 1782 Merritt Blvd. Classes start in September.
  The Head Start/Early Head Start program offers free federally-funded comprehensive child development classes for eligible families. Proof of income, age and residency are required at the time of registration. Spaces are limited.
    To schedule an appointment and for more information, call the Fleming Head Start Center at 410-282-6977 or the Merritt Park Head Start Center at 410-282-0706, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
ROLL CALL
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:55

    Tristan Leeper, 18, of Meath Road, recently graduated from the U.S. Army Engineering School at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri. Leeper is the son of Walter and Renee Leeper and will be stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii, as a combat engineer.

 
Growing Home campaign offers tree education
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:43
Baltimore County’s Growing Home Campaign, coordinated by the county’s Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management,  has expanded to include a partnership with Baltimore City.
    The Growing Home program, a winner of the National Association of Counties 2008 Achievement Award, is a public-private partnership that attempts to increase the tree canopy in the region by offering homeowners comprehensive education about planting trees and a cash incentive to encourage tree planting on private residential land.
    Through the Growing Home brochure and site, baltimorecountymd.gov/
go/trees, homeowners can receive a $10 Growing Home Tree coupon, information about the value of adding  trees to their property and neighborhoods, guidance about site considerations, tree species selection and instructions about tree planting and maintenance.
    For more information,  contact Diana Cohen at 410-887-4488 ext. 287 or by e-mail at dcohen@baltimorecountymd.gov.
 
County library blog offers advice, info to readers
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:43
The Baltimore County Public Library system blog, “Between the Covers,” provides readers with advice and suggestions on new books and materials.
    “Between the Covers” features librarians from around the BCPL system and includes a range of genres for all age groups. Current events in the literary and publishing world are also posted.
    Readers can choose their favorite librarian or search for specific genres or themes from available tags.
    The blog can be viewed online at www.bcpl.info/between-the-covers.
 
Head Start registration available all year for August start date
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 09:43
    Enrollment for the Head Start/Early Head Start program is available throughout the year in person at the Fleming Head Start Center, 641 Main Street. Classes start in August.
    The Head Start/Early Head Start program offers federally-funded comprehensive child development classes for preschool children ages five and younger and pregnant women. The classes are free for participating families. Spaces are limited.
    Call the Fleming Head Start Center at 410-282-6977 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment and for information on required documentation.
 
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