Red Cross seeks youth volunteers for blood drives
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:33
The American Red Cross is seeking youths to be greeters and refreshment volunteers at blood drives in central Maryland, which includes Baltimore County.
    The position is for youth who have transportation, enjoy working with people and have excellent customer service skills. The Red Cross requires a commitment of one to two blood drives per month from volunteers.
    One hour orientation sessions will be held in Baltimore County and Baltimore City.
    For more information call 1-800-272-0094 or email
Edgemere Scouts attend Hawk Mountain summer camp
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:32

Twenty-three Boy Scouts from Troop 427 in Edgemere, along with six adults, attended Boy Scout Summer Camp at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation in Pennsylvania in July. They earned a total of 150 merit badges and 18 Scout skills awards. The merit badges included search and rescue, emergency preparedness, swimming, small boat sailing, climbing, orienteering, pioneering, plant science, environmental science, fishing, rifle shooting, fire safety, leatherwork, citizenship in the world and nation, wood carving, geocaching, finger printing, painting, mammal study, American heritage, Indian lore, textile, nature, and music. Picture (first row, from left) are Pat McShane, Matt Saunders, Ethan Lockemy, Colby Cox, Jay Marcum and Marshall Hammond; (middle row) Nick Duncan, Nathan Holt, Carson Frey, Matthew Schwartz, Will Naylor, Patrick McShane Jr, Chad Korman, Nick Dernoga, Noah Kordonski and Jim Marcum; (back row) Chuck Frey, Jim Grace, Max Hammond, Jacob Lure, Nelson Vilche, Jake Francis, Oscar Vilche, John Reed, Brenden Schoeberlein, Wyatt Hartman, Gavin Chambers, Chad Korman and assistant Scout master Skip Hammond. Troop 427 is chartered by Hughes Memorial Presbyterian Church and has been serving the community since 1945. For more information on Scouting, visit 

Growing Home campaign offers tree education
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:25
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,, 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
Local “saints” attend Sacred Heart of Mary Vacation Bible School
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:17

Saints of Our Times, the Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church Vacation Bible School, was held from July 7 to 11 at the parish center. The annual event included daily music and benediction, arts and crafts workshops, a cook-in and an awards ceremony. Pictured (from left) are students Bonnie Medtart, Emma Wilson, Madison Cote and Arrity Briggs with Brother William Ciganek, CFX, during an arts and crafts class.  photo by Roland Dorsey

Omo-Osagie chosen to join prestigious national group
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:15

Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts rising junior Shalom Omo-Osagie was selected to be a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. The organization recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community committment. A Theatre Magnet student at Patapsco, Omo-Osagie is a member of the National Honor Society and has won numerous awards in volleyball, basketball and track and field. She has also won the Cappies Medallion and was featured as a WMAR Student-Athlete of the Week. Omo-Osagie is also the Youth President at Impact Pentacostal Fellowship COGIC in Edgemere. 

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