Baltimore County offers separate yard materials collection service
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:57
    Baltimore County is collecting yard materials for recycling separately from trash for residents with a “Y” on their schedule through mid-December.
    For residents with no “Y” days on their schedule, yard materials will be collected with the trash.
    While county residents may set out an unlimited number of bags of yard materials, the collector may not be able to pick up all bags on the same day. Residents should leave yard materials out until collection occurs.
    Yard materials acceptable for recycling include grass, leaves, vines, twigs, shrubbery trimmings and some branches and limbs. Branches and limbs must not exceed three inches in diameter or three feet in length and must be tied in bundles that do not weigh more than 30 pounds.
    While residents can use paper or plastic lawn bags to set out yard materials, paper is preferred. Do not use trash cans.
    For more information about the county’s trash and recycling collection program, visit or call 410-887-2000.
9-11 Museum trip planned
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:40
    North Point-Edgemere Volunter Fire Department will sponsor a trip to the National September 11 Museum and Memorial in New York City on Friday, Aug. 8. The bus leaves the NP-E VFD station, 7500 North Point Road, at 7:30 a.m. and returns 8:30 p.m.
    Tickest are $60 for adults and $54 for youths ages 7 to 17 and seniors age 65 and older. The cost covers bus fare, admission to the museum and visits to several New York fire stations. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, Aug. 1. To reserve a seat or for more information, call Stacey McElwee at 410-370-8134.
Participants sought for Firemen’s Parade
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:40
The North Point-Edgemere Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual Firemen’s Parade on Friday, Aug. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Prospective participants are asked to contact Timothy Pace at 443-865-7896 or
AARP dinner theater trip to see Drinking Habits set for Aug. 19
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:39
    AARP will sponsor a bus trip to Rainbow Dinner Theater in Paradise, Pa., to see Drinking Habits, a comedy about life in the convent, on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the Dundalk Moose parking lot, 2800 Sollers Point Road, and returns at 6 p.m.
    Tickets are $79 per person and must be purchased no later than Saturday, July 19. For more information, call Karen Cruz at 410-285-7399.
BRTB seeks transportation planning comments
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:14
    The Baltimore Regional Transportion Board (BRTB) will accept comments on a draft of the Public Participation Plan now through Friday, Aug. 15. To view the draft, visit
    The Public Participation Plan updates information on current long term transportation planning for the Baltimore region and describes the policies and procedures created to ensure public involvement in the planning.
    Public comments on the draft plan can be faxed to 410-732-8248, e-mailed to or sent by Twitter @BmoreInvolved or
@BaltoMetroCo, using the hashtag
#BRTBlistens. Comments can also be mailed to The Baltimore Regional Transportation Board at McHenry Row, 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21230. All mailed comments must be received no later than three days after the end of the comment period.
    In addition, the BRTB will hold three public meetings to share information, answer questions and accept comments. Online meetings will be held Thursday, July 17, at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, July 30, at 1 p.m. Registration for the online meetings is at The third meeting will be live and takes place Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m. at the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, 1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 300 in Baltimore.
    The draft of the Public Participation Plan is scheduled for a vote by the BRTB.
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