Local Methodist churches offer joint Lenten/Holy Week services
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:29
Graceland and Dundalk United Methodist churches will host Lent and Holy Week services on the following dates.
Lenten services at Graceland UMC will be held Wednesdays, March 11 and 25, at 7 p.m. Dundalk UMC will hold Lent service on Wednesday, March 18, at 7 p.m.
The Holy Week schedule of services are as follows: Palm Sunday worship services will be held on March 29 at Dundalk UMC at 9:45 a.m. and at Graceland UMC at 11:15 a.m. Maundy Thursday service with communion on April 2 will be held at Dundalk UMC at 7 p.m. Good Friday Tenebrae service on April 3 takes place at Graceland UMC at 7 p.m. Sunrise Easter Sunday service for both churches will be held April 5 at 6:35 a.m. at the Dundalk Heritage Park gazebo. Easter Sunday family service takes place at Graceland UMC at 9:30 a.m., with a second service followed by reception for new members at 11:15 a.m.
For more information, call Graceland UMC at 410-633-8799 or Dundalk UMC at 410-284-4818.
Long now accepting House scholarship applications
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:29
Del. Bob Long has announced that his office is now accepting applications for the House of Delegates scholarship program for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Eligible applicants must have completed the FAFSA [Free Application for Federal Student Aid] by March 1, reside in the 6th Legislative District and plan to attend a Maryland college or institution.
Each member of the General Assembly is allocated a scholarship budget which may be awarded yearly to residents of that member’s district.
A scholarship committee of local educators, business owners and parents will determine qualified applicants based on the following criteria: the quality of the academic program for which the applicant is applying, grade point average, scope of extra-curricular activities and the quality of the application essay.
The application and more details about applying are available by contacting Del. Long at
County offers rhythm program for disabled people
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:28
The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks Office of Therapeutic Recreational services is offering a rhythm program for individuals age 6 and older with disabilities. The program includes music-making that is geared towards participants abilities.
Classes meet Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. from March 21 to May 2 at North Point Government Center, 7701 Wise Ave. The cost is $15 per person and registration is limited to 10 people.
To register or for more information, call 410-887-5370 (voice) or 410-887-5319 (TT/deaf). 
Dean Crawford picked as Songwriter of the Year
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:27

Dundalk resident Dean Crawford recenlty won the 2015 Maryland Music Award for Songwriter of the Year. Currently employed as the medical practice manager for Charlestown Retirement Community, Crawford first started singing and playing music in Jamaica at the age of 12. He has written more than 300 songs, and his six-piece band has opened for Patty Loveless, Neal McCoy and other country music stars. 

Optimist Club seeking Citizen, Humanitarian nominations
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:14
The Optimist Club of Dundalk is accepting nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year Award.
Residents may nominate themselves or anyone they feel has served the community with distinction —  as long as the nominee lives in Greater Dundalk. Nominations may be made individually or through a church, business or other organization.
The club is also accepting nominations for the Humanitarian of the Year Award, which honors the contributions of an individual who provides major support to the community but does not live in Greater Dundalk.
Nomination forms are available at the North Point Public Library, 1716 Merritt Blvd., and the Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society Museum, 4 Center Place (across from the Dundalk Post Office). Forms can also be obtained by calling Shirley Panuska at 410-285-3899. Completed forms must be mailed to the Optimist Club of Dundalk, 1964 Eastfield Road, Dundalk, MD 21222. Forms must be received no later than Saturday, March 21.
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