60 years together
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 11:30

John and Lucy Sgroi of North Point Village will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, April 11. The couple will renew their vows in front of family and friends at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, April 12.


Government offers tips for preventing residential arson
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 11:11
    Arson kills about 300 people annually and is directly responsible for $500 million in property damage per year.
    The U.S. Fire Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Administration offer the following precautions that homeowners can take to reduce the risk and lessen the impact of arson:
    •Install smoke alarms and sprinkler systems, as well as bright, shadow-free lights around the
perimeter of a home.
    •When leaving interior lights on, use timers to turn them off and on.
    •Trim trees and bushes to allow others to see your home from the street.
    •Arsonists are opportunists; lock all doors and windows.
    •Keep your property free of trash, garden cuttings and household cleaning supplies.
    •Ensure the property of vacant homes and businesses is kept clean and that utilities are turned off.
    •A neighborhood watch group and frequent communication with police and fire officials will discourage arsonists from targeting your neighborhood.
Senior Hall of Fame nominations sought
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 11:10
Nominations for the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame are now being accepted for state residents age 65 or older who, as active volunteers, have made outstanding contributions to the community.      Fifty nominees will be chosen for induction into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
    Two Dundalk-area residents, Tom Toporovich and Rebecca Gochar, were among last year’s inductees. Numerous other local residents have been honored in previous years.
    Nomination forms and more information on eligibility are available at or by written request at: MSCF, 800 Southerly Road, P.O. Box 1, Towson, MD 21286-8403. Nomination forms must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 30.
Baltimore County will offer expanded Animal Services program
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 10:48
The Baltimore County Animal Services division has announced expansion of public spay-and-neuter services, increased adoption hours and the hiring of professional staff at the Animal Services facility, located at 13800 Manor Road in Baldwin.
    Beginning Monday, April 14, residents can spay or neuter their dogs for $65 and cats for $50 at the facility. The fee includes (if necessary) a license, rabies immunization and microchip implantation. To schedule an appointment, contact the facility at 410-887-7297 or spayneuter@
    Adoption hours at the facility will increase beginning Sunday, April 27. The new hours will be noon to 6 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The facility is closed for adoptions on Monday and Tuesday.
    Two full time veterinarians have been hired to facilitate expanded services.
    To accommodate changes, the construction of a new and larger Animal Services facility is under way at the current site and is slated for completion in August 2015.
Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group to hold weekly flea markets
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 10:45
The Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group will hold a  series of flea markets each Saturday through May at the Thomas and Martha Allmond Economic Development Center (Speed’s Grocery Center), located  at the corner of Main Street and Avon Beach Road in Turner Station.
    The flea markets will be held, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday.
    All proceeds will go toward the preservation of significant land, buildings and other items of historical importance in the Turner Station community.
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