Dundalk Antiques Appraisal Day set for Aug. 2
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:23
     The 4th annual Dundalk Antiques Appraisal Day is planned for Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Helena Community Building, 6509 Colgate Ave. A panel of five accredited appraisers and national experts in the areas of American furniture, folk and primitive art, glassware and porcelain, pewter, jewelry, coins and clocks will examine local items and provide a verbal approximation of value.
    Participants will be charged $20 for the first object and $10 for the second; the third object is free. Only three items per person allowed. No appointments necessary or accepted; walk-ins only. No buying or selling of objects is permitted at the event. Appraisal Day staff cannot assist in transporting objects from vehicles to the site. Hot dogs, snacks and beverages will be available.  
    For more information, call 410-633-6077 or e-mail Proceeds benefit the St. Helena Community Association.
National Night Out festivities set for Aug. 6
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:19
As the calendar turns to August and summer starts to wind down, there is still one great summer tradition left that the community can look forward to — National Night Out (NNO).
    This will be the 30th year for the national event that gets communities across the country to come together on the first Tuesday in August.    
    The purpose of the event, as stated on the NNO website,, “to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships [and] neighborhood camaraderie and [to] send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.”
    Many Dundalk-area communities will hold events on Tuesday, Aug. 5. In Old Dundalk, the Old Dundalk Neighborhood Association (ODNA) is partnering again with the Dun-Logan Community Association for their NNO.
    The two organizations will offer free food, along with fun, games and crafts, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Veterans Park.     
    Information on other possible local events was not available at press time.
Water main break on Old Battle Grove Road
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 11:11

Water bursts from a broken pipe in the 7500 block of Old Battle Grove Road on July 10. Residents became aware of the break at around 1:45 p.m. Work crews from the Baltimore City Department of Public Works arrived later in the afternoon to repair the break. Due to the geography of the area, the water caused very little disruption: it flowed across St. Patricia Lane, into a ditch running alongside Old Battle Grove Road, then crossed under Old Battle Grove Road through an underground pipe before flowing through some yards and into Bear Creek. Residents said they did not lose water pressure and their water still looked clear. A spokesman for the Baltimore City Department of Public Works said they were not sure what had caused this particular break; it could have been the age of the pipe, wear and tear on that section or weather-related damage. photo by Roland Dorsey

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:59
    Taylor Haase of Sparrows Point was named to the President’s List at University of Maryland Baltimore County for the 2014 spring semester. She maintained a grade point average of 4.0. She is a 2012 Sparrows Point High School graduate and is pursuing a degree in psychology.
    To encourage students to read during the summer, Baltimore County Public Schools offers summer library hours at the Dundalk High School library, 1901 Delvale Ave., Monday through Friday now through Friday, Aug. 1, from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    Students can borrow books through the BCPS online catalog, participate in reading activities and register for the Baltimore County Public Library’s Summer Reading Club.  Summer readers can also use library computers to browse e-books and interactive digital content at using the password students received during the school year. Passwords can also be obtained by calling the Department of Digital Learning at 410-887-4035.  
    Local public elementary schools are now registering students for preschool, prekindergarten and kindergarten classes for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents should contact their local school to schedule registration dates. To find the school that serves their community, parents can visit or call  410-887-4215. Schools will remain open during regular business hours Monday to Friday throughout the summer for registration.
    For more information on early childhood programs, visit

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:57
What’s new in the business community
   Throughout the month of August, the Hair Cuttery chain, including the location in Merritt Manor Shopping Center, will give a free haircut to a needy child for every haircut purchased by a child 18 or younger. This is the 15th year that Hair Cuttery, the country’s largest family-owned chain of salons, has operated its Share-a-Haircut program to help prepare youngsters for the school season.


  Eastpoint Mall has scheduled its annual fun-filled back-to-school event for children on Saturday, August 9, from noon to 4 p.m. in the mall’s Center Court. Face painting and raffles are planned throughout the afternoon. A balloon sculptor will be on hand and a magic show will be featured. Backpacks containing school essentials – spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, rulers and other items – will be given while supplies last to customers who present receipts totaling $50 or more from any Eastpoint store.

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