Briefs
2014 Historical Society Christmas balls now on sale
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:35
    The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society is now selling its 2014 Christmas balls. This year’s limited edition ornament commemorates the Battle of North Point bicentennial with American and British flags. The cost is $10.
    The Christmas balls and other Dundalk memorabilia are available for purchase at the Historical Society museum, located at 4 Center Place, Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, from noon to 8, except Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, when the museum closes at 5 p.m. and Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, when the museum will be closed. For more information, call 410-284-2331.
 
County encourages immunizations
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:34
  The Baltimore County Department of Health encourages parents to immunize  infants and toddlers by age two against whooping cough, measles and 12 other serious childhood diseases.
    For information on local immunization locations, contact the Baltimore County Department of Health Immunization Action Program at 410-887-2705.
 
Historical Society hosts train garden and luminaria
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:28
    The Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society’s 15th annual train garden is now open for public viewing at the society’s museum, located at 4 Center Place, seven days a week from noon to 8 p.m. through Sunday, Jan. 4, except for Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, when the museum will close at 5 p.m., and Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, when the museum will be closed.
    This year’s many-tiered display takes up about 400 square feet and features 110 animated items depicting various themes. The exhibit includes the popular scavenger hunt, which challenges visitors of all ages to find multiple objects and characters.
    Admission to the train garden is free, but donations will be greatly appreciated.
    The historical society will also be hosting the annual Luminaria Night in historic Dundalk, Friday, Dec. 19, beginning at 6 p.m. Rain date is Saturday, Dec. 20. This year’s luminary display will be expanded to include Old Dundalk, St. Helena and a portion of Merritt Boulevard. Area churches and nonprofit organizations will sponsor caroling and other activities during the event, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to visit the museum.    
    For more information on the train garden and the luminaria, visit www.dundalkhistory.org or www.dundalktraingarden.blogspotcom or call 410-284-2331.
 
School News
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:27
    The Policy Review Committee of the Board of Education of Baltimore County is seeking public and stakeholder comment on the school system’s calendar. In particular, quantifiable information on prospective school closures and observances is needed.   
    School faculty, staff, students, parents and guardians can send comments by mail to: Romaine N. Williams, Esq, Chairman, Board Policy Review Committee, Building C, 6901 Charles St., Towson, MD 21204, or by e-mail to policy@bcps.org.
    Comments will be accepted through Monday, Jan. 12.
 
OLH/St. Luke flag football registration now open
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 12:27
    Online registration for the Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School flag football program is now available online at www.leaguelineup.com/olhaa through Thursday, Jan. 29. In-person registration will be held Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 27 and 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the school hall at 8003 North Boundary Road. Registrations after Jan. 29 will be wait-listed.
    A combine draft for American League flag football is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21. Registrations will not be accepted on Feb. 21.

 
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